Updated For November 2018

—————————————————————–
ONGOING SERIES AND OPEN READINGS
—————————————————————–

First Thursday Poetry Open Mic in Fort Bragg, CA

Open Mic Poetry

6:00-8:00 pm
Fort Bragg Library Community Room
499 East Laurel Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

For more information, contact Dan Hesse, Branch Librarian, Fort Bragg Branch Library, 707 961-2625, www.fortbragglibrary.org

————————————————–

First Fridays in Ukiah, CA

Mendocino Environmental Center and Gallery
Open Mic, Poetry, and Spoken Word

5:00-8:00 pm
Mendocino Environmental Center & Gallery
Downtown Ukiah
Broadcast live on KMEC LP 105.1 FM radio

For more information, contact Tonya Di Andrea at 707 391-3046
Participating Member of the First Friday Ukiah Art Walk

————————————————–

First & Third Sundays on Public Radio

Rhythm Running River
Poetry programming

1st Sunday 2-3pm and 3rd Sunday 2-4pm
KZYX&Z Public Radio, 90.7, 91.5, and 88.1 FM
Host: Dan Roberts

For playlists visit Out Far Press
For streaming audio of each show (has not been updated in a while), follow this link

————————————————-

Third Thursday in Mendocino

Writers of the Mendocino Coast

6:00 pm
Mendocino Hotel
Mendocino, California

Sponsored by Writers of the Mendocino Coast, branch of the California Writers Club

————————————————–

Third Thursday in Point Arena

Third Thursday Poetry Night
Open reading followed by featured reading

7:00 pm: open mic followed by featured reading
215 Pub
215 Main Street
Point Arena, California
Admission: Free

2018 Schedule

Thursday, November 15, 2018: Jasper Henderson

Thursday, December 20, 2018: Solstice Open Mic Reading

This reading series is supported by Ling-Yen Jones, our generous community, and Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation. For more information, contact Blake More, 707 884-9189 or blake@snakelyone.com

————————————————–

Last Thursday in Ukiah

Writers Read Ukiah
Featured Readers: 7 pm, followed by Open Mic

2018 Schedule

Thursday, November 29, 2018: Riantee Lydia Rand

Sunday, December 9, 2018: Virgin of Guadalupe/Tonantzin Bilingual Solstice Open Reading, Grace Hudson Museum

Art Center Ukiah
201 South State Street
Corner of Church Street
(1 block south of Ukiah Court House on opposite side of the street)
Suggested donation: $5
Tea, coffee, and desserts provided

For Information, contact Series MC, Michael Riedell, innisfree@pacific.net

This reading series is sponsored in part by Poets & Writers, through a grant from the James Irvine Foundation and the Hearst Foundation. Additional support provided by an anonymous local writer, Colored Horse Studios, Michael Riedell, Bill “Jabez” Churchill, Dan Barth, The Poet Laureate Committee of Ukiah, Art Center Ukiah, and donations.

A little history: Writers Read, founded by Susan Sparrow and Hal Zina Bennett of Tenacity Press, has been happening monthly on the last Thursday of the month since 1999 in Ukiah, California, starting at the Emerald Cafe, moving to the Saturday Afternoon Club, then to Colored Horse Studios for five years (2004-2009) and as of 2009, back almost full-circle to Art Center Ukiah’s annex, which is next door to the former location of the Emerald Cafe. Dan Barth and Theresa Whitehill co-produced the series with Susan and Hal for many years. As of August 2014, Bill Churchill took over producing the series with Theresa Whitehill as co-producer. As of January 2017, Michael Riedell has taken over hosting the series, with Theresa Whitehill, Dan Barth, and Bill Churchill as co-producers.


—————————————————————–
OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
—————————————————————–

Mendocino Spring Poetry Reading 2017 & 2018
2018: visit this Facebook link
2017: visit this Facebook link
For information: Gordon Black, gblack@mcn.org or 707 937-4107

Sonoma County Literary Update
A great resource of all things literary, including a massive list of featured and open mic readings in Sonoma County

Mendo Courage Campaign: Courage Arts Action
As part of Mendocino’s Courage Campaign, Dot Brovarney and Melissa Carr have formed an arts affinity group. They are seeking ideas and ways to promote creative expression in our community during these times or seeking people who would like to participate in the arts group. For information, email Dot: dot@landcestry.com

Mendo Courage Campaign
Organized locally by Sujsan Klimist-Zingo: sklimist@gmail.com
“The best way not to fee hopeless is to get up and do something.” President Obama said that.
A statewide initiative that now has a local chapter, organized to promote activism and positive change in light of the recent election. There’s lots to do. If you want to contribute energy, time, support:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1619568148349569/
https://couragecampaign.org/

Advertisements

CITY OF UKIAH POET LAUREATE
Poets Laureate Current and Emeritus, City of Ukiah
Roberta Werdinger, 2018–2020
Michael Riedell, 2016–2018
Bill Churchill, 2014–2016
Dan Barth, 2012–2014
Theresa Whitehill, 2009–2011
David Smith-Ferri, 2006–2009
Linda Noel, 2004–2006
Armand Brint, 2001–2004
– For information about the Ukiah Poet Laureate program, write to P.O. Box 865, Ukiah, CA 95482; for information on the ukiaHaiku Festival, visit ukiaHaiku.org

Poets Laureate Current and Emeritus, Lake County
Richard Schmidt, 2018– 2020
Julie Adams – 2016–2018
Casey Carney – 2014–2016
Elaine Watt – 2012–2013
Russell Reza-Khaliq Gonzaga – 2010–2011
Mary McMillan – 2008–2009
Sandra Wade – 2006–2007
Carolyn Wing-Greenlee – 2004–2005
James BlueWolf – 2000–2002
Jim Lyle – 1998–1999

CITY OF POINT ARENA POET LAUREATE
Fionna Perkins was appointed by the Point Arena City Council as Poet Laureate of the city of Point Arena, a lifetime position. She passed away in December of 2012.

For California Poets Laureate information, see the link http://www.poetslaureate.com/

OUT OF THE ASHES FEATURED POETRY EVENING: Poetry & Writings in Response to the Mendocino & Lake County Wildfires

Featuring Linda Noel, Michael Riedell, Theresa Whitehill, Georgina Marie, Dot Brovarney, and Yvonne Kramer

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; reading begins at 6:30; event closes at 8:00 p.m.
Mendocino County Museum
400 East Commercial Street
Willits, CA 95490

For more information see the calendar listing at the Mendocino County Museum

In association with Out of the Ashes: Community Rebuilding Through Art

OUT OF THE ASHES COMMUNITY POETRY EVENING: Poetry & Writings from the Community in Response to the Mendocino & Lake County Wildfires

Sunday, October 21, 2018
2 to 4 pm
Ukiah Branch Library

To be considered as a participant in the reading, students from the Out of the Ashes workshops in August and September, along with the community at large, are invited to submit stories & poems written in response to the 2017 and 2018 wildfires in Mendocino & Lake Counties.

Submission Deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018

Stories & Poems should be 4 to 6 minutes in length or shorter

Send submissions to: Linda Noel: lindanoelmntn38@yahoo.com

Link to pdf flyer: http://www.coloredhorse.com/poetry/pdf/Out-of-the-Ashes-Readings-Flyer-v3.pdf

Produced by Linda Noel with support from the Ukiah Branch Library and in association with Out of the Ashes 2018

For more on the reading contact:
Ukiah Branch Library
105 North Main Street,
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 463-4490

Devreaux Baker Hungry Ghosts

Devreaux Baker Book Release Readings for her new collection, Hungry Ghosts

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Gallery Books, Mendocino
6:30 to 7:30 pm

Sunday, September 9, 2018
Point Arena Library, Point Arena
2:00 pm