Fred Dodsworth served on the Bay Area Generations Board of Directors from the Fall of 2013 through the Fall of 2016.
Fred enjoyed a long career as a journalist and publisher in the Bay Area, prior to returning to college a few years ago to earn a bachelors degree in Creative Writing at SFSU (magna cum laude, concentration in Gender Studies). His many accomplishments include being a front-page daily columnist and features editor for the SF Examiner, a freelance writer for the Berkeley Daily Planet, and a copy chief for the Bay Area News Group. He has launched and/or served as editor for numerous projects including the East Bay Daily News, auJuice, The City Magazine, and the Bay Area Business Magazine (the last of which served for 11 years as the largest local business magazine in Northern California). As a freelance Publication Consultant, Fred has worked on projects in a range of media from books on California Indians to literary and lifestyle magazines, lesbian sports magazines to alt-weeklies, and daily newspapers as well. In addition to serving as a Board Member with Bay Area Generations, he is a member of the Beast Crawl Collective and currently offers his pro bono services to Joyce Jenkins (of Poetry Flash) as she prepares to launch her poetry publishing company and Milvia Street, the literary magazine of Berkeley City College, Sharon Coleman, faculty advisor. While serving on the Board, Fred was responsible for publication design and production of B.A.G.’s monthly chapbook.