Mendocino Poetry Events: Open Mic & Monthly Series

August 1, 2018

Updated For August 2018

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SPECIAL POETRY EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Out of the Ashes Writing Workshops

OUT OF THE ASHES: WRITING STORIES & POEMS FROM THE FIRES
Writings Workshops with Linda Noel, Michael Riedell, and Theresa Whitehill

If you were affected by the 2017 Mendocino County wildfires, we invite you to tell your story or express your experience in poetry with us in a series of writing workshops presented by three Ukiah Poets Laureate. Participants will have the opportunity to share their writings at events planned for October in participation with Out of the Ashes, a community project organized by local artists, fire survivors, and other individuals who have come together to respond to the wildfires with community arts projects.

Writing Workshop Informational Meeting & Sign-up
Sunday, August 19, 2018
1:30 pm
Ukiah Branch Library, 105 North Main Street, Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 463-4490

Writing Workshop Schedule
(attend one or more; there is no requirement to attend all three)
1:30 to 3:30 pm, Ukiah Branch Library
Sunday, August 26: Linda Noel
Sunday, September 9: Theresa Whitehill
Sunday, September 16: Michael Riedell

Produced by Linda Noel with support from the Ukiah Branch Library, and in association with Out of the Ashes 2018. For more on the project, visit RV/PV Out of the Ashes on Facebook

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ONGOING SERIES AND OPEN READINGS
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, August 16, 2018: Terry Ehret

Thursday, September 20, 2018: Susan Wooldridge
Thursday, October 18, 2018: Barbara March
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

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Last Thursday in Ukiah

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

2018 Schedule

Thursday, August 30, 2018: Kathy Johnson

Thursday, September 27, 2018: Hal Zina Bennett
Thursday, October 25, 2018: Chris Olander & Will Staple
Thursday, November 29, 2018: 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, 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 and Bill Churchill as co-producers.


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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
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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/

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