Alan Brewer has lived in San Francisco for over 40 years, and has been an OLLI at SF State member for a decade. He graduated from Northwestern University and later received a master’s degree in clinical psychology from John F. Kennedy University. He has had many different jobs, including everything from house painting to alcohol/drug rehab counselor to legal secretary, at which he has worked part-time since age 43. He has been writing poetry for 40 years, has written feature articles for The Richmond Review and The Sunset Beacon, and for the last 15 years has written mostly memoir. He has trekked in Nepal (Annapurna, later Everest), sailed as passenger/crew member on an 18th Century square-rigger in French Polynesia, and has taken many trips to all continents, with the exceptions of Australia and Antarctica.
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