Bennie Herron

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Bennie Herron is was born in Southeast San Diego. He is a graduate of California State, Northridge University with a degree in psychology. He entered the Masters Social Work Program at San Diego State University and later earned his MFA. Herron became a member of nationally acclaimed performance group, Taco Shop Poets, and was the Resident Poet for a San Diego bookstore where he hosted many readings and workshops. While writing and performing, he worked with disenfranchised youth as a Counselor and Case Manager in the group home, college and juvenile detention centers. Herron created The Word Cooperative Arts program to provide a safe, secure setting where artists can learn and grow.

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