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Below is our comprehensive list of poetry events in and around Santa Cruz.  We are happy to list any poetry events in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. You may notify us via email.  We also list selected events in Santa Clara County.  You may also subscribe to the Poetry Santa Cruz Events Email by request via email.  We only send out this email for events presented or co-sponsored by or which are benefits for Poetry Santa Cruz.  We typically send one email for each of our events, about two or three per month.  We do not send emails for other organizations or individuals.  We do not sell or lend our distribution list to other organizations or individuals.

Readers in our Tuesday series are often interviewed and read more of their poetry on The Poetry Show on KUSP 88.9 FM, Sundays 9:00 to 10:00 pm. (webcast and podcast archives available.)

For a poetry calendar covering the Greater Bay Area, consult the Poetry Flash calendar and open reading listings.
For a calendar of arts events in Santa Cruz County, see the CruzCal Arts Calendar.

 

CURRENT POETRY SANTA CRUZ EVENTS
3rd Sunday
Sunday, February 19, 2017
1:30
to 3:00 PM
Poet/Speak Open Reading with with featured reader Paul Plansky.
Main Library upstairs Meeting Room, 224 Church St., Santa Cruz.
[ map ]  Free.
Open reading signup at 1:20. All ages welcome. Read your own or a favorite poem. 3-to-5-minute limit. Hosted by Len Anderson.
Tuesday, March 14
7:30
PM
Travis Mossotti and David Sullivan.
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060. [ map ]
For future events see the Looking Ahead listing.

These events are supported, in part, by a grant from the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County.
Some events are supported by matching grants to our readers from Poets & Writers, Inc.
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 and Kathleen Flowers.  The William James Association acted as our fiscal sponsor for our first four years.  Our readings are supported by Bookshop Santa Cruz, Capitola Book Café, The Attic, Casablanca Inn, The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Cabrillo College, KUSP and the National Writers Union Chapter 7.  Membership premiums have been donated by Graywolf Press, the University of Pittsburgh Press, Robert Sward, Coffee House Press, Copper Canyon Press, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.  A voluntary donation of $3 may be requested at venues where collection of donations is permitted.

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OTHER POETRY EVENTS DURING THE NEXT MONTH
(See also Media and miscellaneous Bookstore Events, below)

Every Monday, 4:00 to 8:00 PM Santa Cruz Word Church is located in the Santa Cruz Food Lounge, 1001 Center St. #1, Santa Cruz 95060.
4:00 Free Writing Workshop, 5:30 Open Mic signup, 6:00 Open Mic, 7:15 Featured Poet.
Every Wednesday
7:30
PM, Signup 7:00
The Rubber Chicken Poetry Slam & Open Mic.  East Village Coffee Lounge, 498 Washington St., Monterey 93940.
 
Wednesday, February 15
5:00
PM
37th Annual Valentine’s Celebration featuring Nils Peterson & Sally Ashton. On the Day After Valentine’s Day Come celebrate our Love Affair with the World with Nils and Sally at Cafe Stritch. Grab a glass of wine and something to eat at 5:00. The reading will begin about 5:30 and last about an hour. Yesterday we celebrated our sweethearts, today, we celebrate the world. Galway Kinnell said that all good writing has in common, “a tenderness toward existence.” We need to feel that now, and it’s best felt in company. Free Admission, no host bar and food for order.
Café Stritch, 374 South First Street in downtown San Jose.
Sponsored by Poetry Center San Jose.
Thursday, February 16
5:20
to 6:50 PM
Laura Mullen, McElveen Professor of English, Louisiana State University reads in the UCSC Living Writers reading series,
I m p r o v I / N \ a t i o n s : Riff, Inquiry, and Protest. For more on the series and the readers, see the Living Writers Winter schedule.
Humanities Lecture Hall 206, UCSC. All Readings are Free and Open to the Public.
Thursday, February 16
7:00
PM
Poetry Readings at the Willow Glen Library presents featured reader Janet Trenchard.
Open mic follows.
If you wish to be included in the Willow Glen Poetry Project, please email your poem to WillowGlenPoetry@gmail.com or give it to Dennis to submit it. Submitted poems will soon appear on our blog, WillowGlenPoetry.com (It’s still OK to just read your poem and not blog it.)
Willow Glen Library, 1157 Minnesota Ave., San Jose 95125.
Sponsored by Poetry Center San Jose.
Thursday, February 23
5:20
to 6:50 PM
Micah Perks, Professor of Creative Writing and Literature, YC Santa Cruz, reads in the UCSC Living Writers reading series,
I m p r o v I / N \ a t i o n s : Riff, Inquiry, and Protest. For more on the series and the readers, see the Living Writers Winter schedule.
Humanities Lecture Hall 206, UCSC. All Readings are Free and Open to the Public.
4th Saturday
Saturday, February 25
2:30
to 4:30 PM
Community Writers open mike for poetry or prose with featured reader Dan White.  Open mike signup at 2:30. Free.
4th Saturday, all year.  Presented by Jean Walton Wolff, (831) 475-4221.
Porter Memorial Library, 3050 Porter Street, Soquel 95073.
Last Thursday
Thursday, February 25
7:30
to 8:45 PM
Curated Words reading.
Juice N Java, 599 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, California 93950.

Tuesday, March 7
1:00
to 4:30 PM
Social Media for Authors and Poets. Class description and registration on the Capitola Recreation Department website.
Capitola Community Center, 4400 Jade St., Capitola. Events page on Victoria M. Johnson's website
Thursday, March 9
5:20
to 6:50 PM
Urayoán Noel, Associate Professor of English and Spanish, New York University reads in the UCSC Living Writers reading series,
I m p r o v I / N \ a t i o n s : Riff, Inquiry, and Protest. For more on the series and the readers, see the Living Writers Winter schedule.
Humanities Lecture Hall 206, UCSC. All Readings are Free and Open to the Public.
2nd Sunday, March 12
2:00–4:00
PM
The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Reading Series presents a reading by Len Anderson and George Lober.
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, Monterey 93940 (between Pearl and Munras). $5 admission.
2nd Tuesday
Tuesday, March 14
6:00
to 8:00 PM
Networking Aloud open reading.
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, Monterey (between Pearl and Munras).  
Tuesday, March 14
7:00
PM
Doors open 6:30 PM
Well-RED Reading Series with feature TBA
Open mic follows.
Works/San Jose, 365 South Market Street in downtown San Jose.
Works is on the Market Street edge of the San Jose Convention Center, just to the right of the parking garage entrance. $2 suggested donation, no one turned away.
Sponsored by Poetry Center San Jose.
Thursday, March 16
5:20
to 6:50 PM
UCSC Creative Writing Student Reading in the UCSC Living Writers reading series,
I m p r o v I / N \ a t i o n s : Riff, Inquiry, and Protest. For more on the series and the readers, see the Living Writers Winter schedule.
Humanities Lecture Hall 206, UCSC. All Readings are Free and Open to the Public.
For future events see the Looking Ahead listing.
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BOOKSTORE EVENTS AND MEDIA 

Every day
9:01 AM and 8:01 PM
The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor on KAZU 90.3 FM.
Various days Bookshop Santa Cruz hosts many author events, with local and visiting authors. Visit their website for up-to-date information.
Every Wednesday
3:00 to 3:30 PM
Cover to Cover on KPFA 94.1 FM. Hosted by Jack Foley.
Every Wednesday
8:00 to 9:00 PM
Out Of Our Minds on KKUP 91.5 FM. Hosted by Rachelle Escamilla. Live interviews, poems read by the host, taped readings or interviews.
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WORKSHOPS 

 Sally Ashton Sally Ashton, MFA, is a Bay Area poet, teacher, editor of the DMQ Review, an online journal featuring poetry and art, and current Santa Clara County Poet Laureate.  She is the author of a collection, These Metallic Days, and her prose poem collection, Her Name is Juanita, was recently released from Kore Press.  Ashton is the recipient of an Artist Fellowship, Poetry, from Arts Council Silicon Valley.  She offers writing workshops in Santa Clara County.
 Ellen Bass Ellen Bass offers the following writing workshops.  See Ellen’s website for more details and recent updates.
Ongoing Weekly group in Santa Cruz:
• Wednesdays 1:00 to 4:00 pm  Poetry Workshop

In addition, she offers the following writing retreats:

• Friday, March 27 to Sunday, March 29: The Writing Life, a Poetry Workshop with Ellen Bass.
Esalen, Big Sur, CA. Learn more on the Esalen website. To register, visit www.esalen.org or call 831-667-3005.

• May 26 to 31: Truth and Beauty. SOLD OUT with Marie Howe and Ellen Bass.
Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, NM. To be added to the wait list, please write Jen at jpeachtree@yahoo.com and let her know if you are interested in a single or double.

• June 18 to 28: Writing Residency.
Pacific University, Seaside, OR. (open to those who are not MFA students, as well as those who are)

• July 5 to 10: The World Split Open: Writing New Poems.
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.

• July 13 to 26: The Poet’s Metamorphosis: From the Page to the Stage to the Screen, featuring guest teachers Cecilia Woloch, Ellen Bass, Ron Bradley, Juan Felipe Herrera. CSU Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay, CA. Learn more on the CSUMB website.

• August 12 to 15: Catamaran Writing Conference in Pebble Beach, CA., featuring guest teachers Ellen Bass, Toi Derricotte, Elizabeth McKenzie, Scott Hutchins, John Straley, Dan White, Octavio Solis, Davd Sullivan. CSU Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay, CA. Learn more on the Catamaran website.

• September 25 to 27, 2015: LiTFUSE 2015:
A Poets’ Workshop, featuring Ellen Bass.
Tieton, WA

• November 8-13, 2015:
Into the Heart of Poetry, with Kim Rosen and Ellen Bass. Details TBD
Mayacamas Ranch, Calistoga, CA

• December 6 to 11: The Life of Poetry, a Poetry Workshop with Ellen Bass.
Esalen, Big Sur, CA. Learn more on the Ellen Bass website.
To register, visit www.esalen.org or call 831-667-3005.

 Angie Boissevain Writing To Explore the Heart with Angie Boissevain
Sunday, July 27, 2014. 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Lunch Noon to 1:00
This class will combine meditation, and free writing practices in order to cultivate our inspiration, natural intuition, and delight in the music and nonsense of words. There will be walks in the park, discussions, and blocks of time for free writing to liberate what's under our ordinary talk, and encourage trust in the music and truth to be found in our own personal language....including the nonsensical. Nothing we write needs to be shared, though the pleasure of sharing will be encouraged.
Please bring pencils/pens, and lots of paper.
At the Santa Cruz Zen Center, 113 School Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
$55 (Sustaining members), $65 (others). Send your registration to SCZC, 113 School Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 or call 457-0206. The classes are held in the zendo. Make the check payable to SCZC.

Angie Boissevain is a Soto Zen roshi and Dharma heir of Vanja Palmers. For over thirty years of her practice she served as a teacher and director at Jikoji in the Santa Cruz Mountains, which was founded by her main teacher Kobun Chino Otogawa in 1983. She studied with him while she was raising three sons, being a wife and writing poetry. She is the inspiration and guiding teacher of Floating Zendo in San Jose. She also leads sesshins at Jikoji and abroad to areas such as Arcata, Hokoj (near Toas, NM) and even Austria and Switzerland.

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” –Albert Einstein

Patria Brown The Way of the Spiral with Patria Brown: In the fast-paced world of the twenty-first century, there is little allowance of time for artistic pursuit or reflection. Patria’s approach to poetry and the creative arts opens the deep spiral path to inner knowing and joyful and lively manifestation.

Weekly writing and poetry sessions meet at 320 River Street in Santa Cruz.
Ongoing sessions are limited to eight participants and are offered first-come, first-serve.  Initial session is free.  Suggested donation thereafter is $20.
Reserve your place now by calling 831-425-5332 or emailing patria@outinthewoods.com.
Bring a notebook, a pen, and an open heart. Be prepared to change your life!

Saturday Mornings With the Muse
Meets most Saturday mornings from 10 to 12.
Together we shall write and read based on collaboratively chosen pieces of poetry.

Women and Poetry
Meets Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m.  Together we study and write women's poetry.
Women read, study, and write poetry in community.

Mothers and Poetry
Meets Saturdays and Wednesdays from 1 to 3 pm
Mothers of growing children often feel there is never a moment for intellectual or creative pursuit.
We read short pieces (not more than one hour per week), come together, discuss, and write in community about issues surrounding the experience of mothering in all its facets.

Patria Brown also teaches Soul Collage, leads a Thursday Morning Crones group and is working on other projects.  Contact her if you are interested at 831-425-5332 or email patria@outinthewoods.com

Cabrillo College English 12B (Creative Writing: Poetry) and 14B (Poetry Workshop) See the Schedule of classes for the current offering.

Spring 2016: English 12B and 14B simultaneous taught by Adela Najarro will be held Thursdays 6:00 to 9:05 PM, Room 321, 3 units.

Catamaran Center for Literary Arts Catamaran Center for Literary Arts (CCLA) offers workshops led by local writers, artists, poets, and craftspeople at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz. Workshops are on a variety of topics relating to fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Explore new artistic forms, revitalize old pieces, and work with fellow creatives in a personal, nurturing setting, guided by knowledgeable instructors. Learn more about CCLA and the classes offered.
Catamaran Writing Conference Check for information on the next Catamaran Writing Conference on the Catamaran website.
Andy Couturier, The Opening The Opening is a place for writing that emphasizes the intuitive mind of the writer.  By prioritizing play and open-ended exploration, and by using innovative techniques to access our innate human capacities for improvisation, we find ourselves coming upon the unexpected in ourselves — and in the world.  When we combine these techniques with new ways to develop the sensitivity of our perception, both the writer and the writing grow naturally, of their own accord.  Classes offered in Santa Cruz and Oakland.
• See Andy Couturier’s bio.
• Sign up for the Mailing List on the website.  Telephone 831-728-9983 or 510-594-1905.
Offerings:
Book Completion Groups
Life Story / Creative Nonfiction
Writing from the Subconscious
Writing Open the Mind” Six-month Teaching Certificate Course
Laura Davis Laura Davis offers
• a variety of 1-day Workshops
Weekly Classes, including Writing Practice classes and classes with Feedback, Critique, and Revision Toward Finished Pieces
Writing Retreats
• a free weekly Inspirational Quote and Writing Prompt with optional free online postings and community conversation
• her own blog.
See it all at www.lauradavis.net.
De Anza College RED WHEELBARROW, SPRING STUDENT EDITION:

Greetings creative writers and creative writing lovers,

Enjoy fiction, poetry, and the arts? Interested in helping create the 2014 Red Wheelbarrow literary magazine, student edition? Please join us! We seek editors of all kinds, no experience necessary—and it’s a great resumé-building course. You create a book in twelve weeks, with your name in the masthead, culminating in a major year-end event in June (hosted by you) where we unveil the book and present awards to the best student writers and artists on campus. Editors each have one equal vote (same as the teacher)—and can choose to focus on any genre as well as on other areas such as copy editing, digital book design, magazine management—or all of the above. Submissions are posted online in Catalyst and are judged anonymously, fairly, and kindly—so like any student, you’ll be invited to feel free to also submit your own creative work to the journal. The course to sign up for this spring is “EWRT 68 or 68X.64Z–Literary Magazine, Student Edition.” Editing Red Wheelbarrow is a good way to meet other writers and creative people in an exciting project-oriented environment. And you learn a little about what it takes to publish your own work as well as how to make books. The aesthetic is inclusive and the atmosphere is positive. Red Wheelbarrow meets on campus Monday afternoons from 4:00-5:50 in L-61 to discuss and vote on submissions, but much discussion takes place in Catalyst. Some students take the course almost entirely online. You can also take the course for two or three units, related to amount time & energy you wish to commit. Information flyer may be requested. Questions encouraged! Just e-mail me, Ken at weisnerken@fhda.edu. And please tell your friends.

Best wishes and look forward to meeting many of you in April, I hope.

Ken Weisner
English Department
Creative Writing Committee
Faculty Advisor, Red Wheelbarrow
weisnerken@fhda.edu

Esalen Institute The following poetry workshops are offered at Esalen Institute, 55000 Highway One, Big Sur, CA 93920, (831) 667-3005, info@esalen.org.
Carolyn Brigit Flynn Carolyn offers regular writing groups, called Writing to Feed the Soul.  Carolyn’s teaching themes include an imaginative mix of poetry and prose, evoking dreams, the elements, ancestors, the earth and nature, animals, spirit guides, sacred geometry, tarot and myth—all with the intention to allow archetypal and mythic themes to provide seed and sacred ground for new and enlivened writing.  Writers often find that a new voice emerges, and that their work goes deeper, exploring vital themes and profound hidden stories.

Bi-Monthly Groups meet twice a month, the first two weeks of the month (except for October, when they will meet the last two weeks).
During teaching weeks, there will be three writing groups meeting regularly:
   - Tuesday, 2:00-5:30 pm
   - Wednesday, 6:00-9:30 pm
   - Thursday, 2:00-5:30 pm

Monthly Group.  One group meets monthly the second Saturday of the month (except for October, when they will meet on Oct 24)

More information at her website www.carolynbrigitflynn.com
For questions or to sign up, please email carolynflynn@cruzio.com

Joyce Keller Creative Writing for Fun. Louden Nelson classes for Downtown Seniors. Learn how to make creative writing easy and enjoyable in the friendly and supportive class. Stories, poetry, journalism, memoirs. Suggested donation: $4 for Santa Cruz city residents, $4.25 non-city residents.  Taught by Joyce Keller, M.S.  Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz. Mondays 1:00 to 2:30 pm.
Danusha Laméris Danusha Laméris offers Poetry classes in Santa Cruz.

Danusha Laméris’s work has been published in Lyric, Poetry Northwest, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Sun and The Crab Orchard Review as well as in a variety of other journals.  Her poems have also appeared in the anthologies In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare, A Bird as Black as the Sun: California Poets on Crows and Ravens, and Intimate Kisses.  Last year she was a finalist for the 2010 New Letters Prize in poetry.

Danusha teaches an ongoing workshop for poets on Thursday evenings from 6-9. The cost is $80 for four weeks. Craft talk followed by sharing writing and constructive feedback. She can be reached at 427-9733 or lameris@yahoo.com

Ron Lampi Ron Lampi offers a workshop on creativity in various Santa Cruz County venues. Drawing from his own well spring of creativity, local writer and poet Ron Lampi brings an introduction to his creative process in a two hour workshop. “Creativity is a birthright of us all. To live in the flow of creativity is a wonderful way to be. This is a workshop for artists of all genres and for all creative persons who really want to jump-start or develop their ability to be creative. We will address the various blocks to creativity and come to understand more consciously the creative process.” In the workshop, not only will Ron share from his experience and creating background, but there will be plenty of time for discussion and hands-on involvement. Everyone will have an opportunity to share. Two of the books that will be referenced in the workshop are The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron and Creating by Robert Fritz. Please provide your own writing material.
Robin Lysne Robin Lysne received her MFA from Mills College in 2012 and her PhD in Energy Medicine in 2013. She is the author of three books of nonfiction and her poems have been published in North American Review, Samizdat Literary Journal, Porcupine Literary Arts Magazine, Awaken Consciousness Magazine, Santa Cruz Weekly, and other periodicals, and in Harvest from the Emerald Orchard and other anthologies. She has been featured reader at Poetry Express in Berkeley, Writing without Walls and the Samizdat Literary Journal release reading in San Francisco, and Poet/Speak. Her poem “First Step” was selected for reading by survivors at the Virginia Tech Memorial Bench Dedication. Her art work has been shown widely in the Midwest and on the East Coast. She is a professional Psychic/Medium and Energy Medicine Practitioner through East/West Bookstore in Mt. View, in Santa Cruz, and across the country by phone. Websites: www.thecenterforthesoul.com / www.robinlysne.com / www.bluebonebooks.com
Roxan McDonald The Writer’s Collaborative
Whether a beginner or a published professional, all writers need a safe place to share their work. Join an inspiring community of fellow writers and receive constructive and caring feedback that will help you produce your best work. Roxan is an experienced facilitator who intersperses craft talks seamlessly within the supportive format. She encourages writers to dig deep, challenge the critical voice and develop their personal writing style. All genres welcome.
WHEN: Wednesdays 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
WHERE: Downtown Santa Cruz
FEE: $320 per 8 week session
(Next session beginning soon)
If interested, please email: RoxanMcDonaldConsulting@gmail.com or Call: (831) 419-1284
Bio: Roxan McDonald has dedicated herself to helping people find their voice both on the page and in their lives. She currently leads writing groups in Santa Cruz, Oakland and Monterey. Roxan is also an assistant teacher with Ellen Bass at Esalen Institute, and has studied with Ellen Bass, Marcy Allencraig, Joseph Stroud, Kris Vandenburg and Andy Couturier. Roxan received the Mary Lonnberg Smith Award in poetry and her short stories, memoir excerpts and poetry have been published in The Porter Gulch Review. She is currently seeking a publisher for her memoir and completing the first in a series of self-help books.
For more workshop information and testimonials please visit www.RoxanMcDonald.com
Magdalena Montagne The Community Poetry Circle
Join the circle for these free workshops:
• On the 1st Saturday, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St., Santa Cruz 95060.
• On the 2nd Saturday, 1 to 3 pm at the Aptos Branch Library, 7695 Soquel Drive.
• On the 3rd Saturday, 2 to 4 pm at the Scotts Valley Branch Library, 230-D Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley.
• At the Campbell Public Library, 77 Harrison Avenue, Campbell, 6:30 to 8:30 pm on
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

• Community Poetry Circle: Words Take Flight, as part of the Monterey Bay Birding Festival
On Friday, September 23, 2016 from 10:00-11:30 am at the Watsonville Civic Plaza.
$10.00. Register online at: www.montereybaybirding.org

Poetry Reading/Open Mic and Book Fair Extravaganza
Thursday evening, September 15
, 2016 at the Watsonville Public Library, 6:00-8:00 pm, upstairs meeting room.
Various readers.
Free event sponsored by the Friends of the Watsonville Library and Poets & Writers, Inc.

Poetry Publication with Magdalena Montagne at the Catamaran Center for the Literary Arts
Tuesdays, September 13 to October 4, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
In this four week course we’ll research where our poems might best find homes—from local to national literary journals. We will explore avenues of publishing including traditional, hybrid, and self-publishing. We will formulate go-to lists of literary magazines that fit our work, and hear first-hand from local publishers on the topic. At the end of the four weeks you’ll have submitted several new works for publication, while learning much about the art of editing. From $195.00 Register online: poetry-publication-with-magdalena-montagne

For more information, call Magdalena at (831) 252-5776,
e-mail her at magdarose@hughes.net,
or see her website http://www.poetrycirclewithmagdalena.com/

Poetry Center San Jose Poets @ Play. Have you ever wanted a quiet place to write? Or an informal gathering for collaborating with fellow poets about works in progress? That’s what Poets@Play is all about. We alternate between writing and sharing our works in progress. This is not a workshop, but rather a playhouse—some starter ideas and a comfortable place to play with words. Registration is encouraged, but not required, at poetsatplay@pcsj.org (we can also provide you with information on how to avoid a parking fee). Date TBA at the Edwin Markham House, History Park, 1650 Senter Road, San Jose, California 95112.  www.pcsj.org.
Sarah Rabkin Here are four upcoming opportunities to write in good company, surrounded by natural beauty.
For details and relevant links, please go to
http://www.sarahrabkin.com/workshops-retreats/

With best wishes,
Sarah Rabkin

 Amber Coverdale Sumrall Amber Coverdale Sumrall offers Writing Workshops.  See Amber’s website for more details.  Call 477-4375 or email Amber for her current schedule and to reserve a place.

In addition, Amber offers Writing Retreats at the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur.
An atmosphere of silence is maintained during the retreat except for workshop meetings. If you find that you haven’t enough time for writing, if you have pieces you can’t seem to get started on, or if you just want to join a group of retreatants who are putting thoughts and feelings to paper, this is a spectacularly beautiful and nourishing place in which to do so.

Retreat costs include a room and meals.

• December 5th to 8th, 2014

• April 10th to 13th, 2015

• June 12th to 15th, 2015

• December 4th to 7th, 2015

To sign up, call 831-477-4375 or email Amber.

 Patrice Vecchione


For information on Patrice Vecchione and her rich events calendar, see her website, www.patricevecchione.com.

Contact Patrice at patrice@patricevecchione.com, or 831-206-2475.

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LOOKING AHEAD 

Saturday, March 25, 2017
7:00
PM
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.
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. Co-Sponsored by Poetry Santa Cruz.
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