Post-Ginsbergian poet Andy Clausen, peripatetic beatnik, hod carrier, homegrown in Oakland, but lately from Woodstock, NY, has returned to Willits…

with his partner in poetry, Pamela Twining…

to rejoin his longtime comrade and friend, straight-from-her-heart poet Robin Rule…

and local poet Daniel Essman…

7 pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
The Muse
25 East San Francisco Avenue, Willits, CA
Donation at the door
America must pay all her workers
(no one turned away for lack of funds)

First Friday in Fort Bragg, CA

First Friday Poetry Readings

First Friday Poetry Readings in Fort Bragg will take a break for the summer, reconvening on:

Friday, October 2, 2015: Henri Bensussen

Friday, November 6, 2015: Marilyn Mother-Bear
Friday, December 4, 2015: Laura Pope

6:00 pm: sign-ups, conviviality
6:30 pm: Open Mic
7:10 pm: Featured Poet
the bookstore & vinyl cafe
353 North Franklin Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

For more information, contact Oasis, 707 964-5378

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First Friday 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 DiAndrea 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, 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
215 Pub
215 Main Street
Point Arena, California
Admission: Free

Thursday, July 16, 2015: Sequoia Slentz (Laguna Nigel, CA)

Thursday, August 20, 2015: Chris Olander (Nevada City, CA)
Thursday, September 17, 2015: Thomas Centonella (San Francisco, CA)
Thursday, October 15, 2015: Gail Newman (San Francisco, CA)
Thursday, November 19, 2015: Jason Bayoni (San Francisco, CA)
Thursday, December 17, 2015: Open Mic

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
Featured Readers: 7 pm, followed by Open Mic

Thursday, June 25, 2015: Susan Woolridge

Art Center Ukiah
201 South State Street
Corner of Church Street
(1 block south of Ukiah Court House on opposite side of the street)
Ukiah, CA 95482
Suggested donation: $5
Tea, coffee, and desserts provided

For Information, contact Series Coordinator Bill Churchill, jabezw@sonic.net

This reading series is sponsored in part by Poets & Writers, through a grant from the James Irvine Foundation; additional support provided by Art Center Ukiah, an anonymous local writer, 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 has taken over producing the series.

August 6–8, 2015
College of the Redwoods Mendocino Campus
1211 Del Mar Drive, Fort Bragg, CA 95460

Registration opens March 15, some scholarships available

Website: http://www.mcwc.org/

Rhythm Running River

July 1, 2015

Philo, California

Streaming Poetry with host Dan Roberts

First & Third Sundays
2 to 4 pm

KZYX&Z Public Radio, 90.7, 91.5, and 88.1 FM
For more playlists, visit Dan Robert’s OutFarPress
To listen live, follow this link

2014
(Older posts are deleted as new ones are added)
Playlists

Sunday, November 16, 2014: Hour 2
Sunday, December 7, 2014: Hour 1
Sunday, December 21, 2014: Hour 1 | Hour 2

2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015: Hour 1
Sunday, January 18, 2015: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Friday, January 30, 2015: The Fates Reading (Baker, More, Whitehill): Reading
Sunday, February 1, 2015: Hour 1
Monday, February 9, 2015: The Fates Reading: Open Mic
Sunday, February 15, 2015: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Saturday, February 28, 2015: Eduardo Smissen
Saturday, February 28, 2015: Writers Read, Arthur Dawson
Sunday, March 15, 2015: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Friday, March 27, 2015: Writers Read, Bonnie Nish & Damiela Elza Reading
Sunday, April 5, 2015: Hour 1
Sunday, April 19, 2015: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Friday, May 1, 2015: Writers Read: Avotcja Reading
Sunday, May 3, 3015: Hour 1
Sunday, May 17, 2015: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Friday, May 29, 2015: Writers Read: Ukiah High School Poets Reading
Sunday, June 7, 2015: Hour 1
Sunday, July 5, 2015: Hour 1

CITY OF UKIAH POET LAUREATE
As of June 2014, Bill Churchill has been confirmed as Poet Laureate for the city of Ukiah for the 2014–2016 term.

Poets Laureate Current and Emeritus, City of Ukiah
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
Casey Carney – 2014-2015
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/

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