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• In Celebration of the Muse, the 35th Annual Reading, featuring Barbara Bloom, Carol Brendsel, Margaret Brose, Sigrid Erro, Carolyn Brigit Flynn, Clifford Henderson, Kate Hitt, Helene Simkin Jara, Rosie King, Cindy Knoebel, Joanna Martin, Lisa Ortiz, Dee Roe, Lisa Simon, Dena Taylor, Jean Walton Wolff, Patrice Vecchione.
Saturday, March 25, 7:00
PM, Center Stage Theater, 1001 Center St., Santa Cruz 95060.
Free, donations accepted at the door. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Limited seating. Info: 475-4362.

Looking Ahead

Lola Haskins Poetry Workshop
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
at 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM at a private residence.
Cost: $50. Bring your own lunch. Limited to 10 participants. Advance registration and payment required.
To reserve a place, call Len Anderson at (831) 464-8983 or email him at lenand@cruzio.com

Lola Haskins and Marc Zegans.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM, Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 95060.  [ map ].  $3 suggested donation.

Poet/Speak Open Poetry Reading with featured reader Scott Mehner
Scott Mehner is a creative writer with his roots firmly planted in the rich soil of romantic poetry. Working as a ghostwriter in the music business has afforded Scott an opportunity to sharpen his skills as a lyrical poet, and to become familiar with the creative process of collaboration. In his latest obsession, Scott has commissioned over twenty international artists to illustrate his book of poems, successfully stealing a page out of the book of William Blake. With love and nature being the over-ruling themes, Scott’s illustrated poetry proves a happy marriage of visual art coupled with traditional lyrical poetry
Sunday, April 16, 2:00 to 4:00 PM Felix Kulpa Gallery, 107 Elm St., Santa Cruz. [map]  Free. Please note the alternative location and the usual starting and ending times. Open reading signup begins at 1:50. All ages welcome. Read your own or favorite poems. 3-to-5-minute limit. Hosted by Len Anderson.

• All Four Santa Cruz County Poet Laureates: Gary Young, David Swanger, Ellen Bass and Robert Sward.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM, Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz 95060.  [ map ].  $3 suggested donation.

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We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.

—William Butler Yeats



Poetry Santa Cruz is funded, in part, by a grant from Arts Council Santa Cruz County. Some events are supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation.  Some readers have received support from the Porter College George Hitchcock Poetry Fund.  Poetry Santa Cruz is also grateful for the support of its members and donors, In Celebration of the Muse, and those who donated in memory of Maude Meehan, Kathleen Flowers, Morton Marcus and Hermie Medley.  The William James Association acted as our fiscal sponsor for our first four years.  Our readings are sponsored by Bookshop Santa Cruz, Darling House, The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Cabrillo College, and KUSP.  Membership premiums have been donated by Graywolf Press, the University of Pittsburgh Press, Robert Sward, Donna Mekis, Coffee House Press, Copper Canyon Press, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


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