December 1, 2016
First Thursdays in Fort Bragg, CA
Open Mic Poetry
Fort Bragg Library
As of 11/03/16
For more information, contact Oasis: 707 964-5378 email@example.com
First Fridays in Ukiah, CA
Mendocino Environmental Center and Gallery
Open Mic, Poetry, and Spoken Word
Mendocino Environmental Center & Gallery
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
1st Sunday 2-3pm and 3rd Sunday 2-4pm
KZYX&Z Public Radio, 90.7, 91.5, and 88.1 FM
Host: Dan Roberts
Third Thursday in Mendocino
Writers of the Mendocino Coast
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
215 Main Street
Point Arena, California
Thursday, December 15, 2016 – open reading
Thursday, Feb 16, 2017: Albert Flynn DeSilver
Thursday, June 16, 2017: Brian Boldt
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Thursday in Ukiah
Featured Readers: 7 pm, followed by Open Mic
Sunday, December 11, 2016:
Alabanzas a Tonantzin, the Virgin of Guadalupe reading
5 pm to 8 pm: Sharing of poems, music & stories in Spanish and English
Note the different venue for this month:
Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah, CA
Thursday, January 26, 2017: Devreaux Baker, Blake More, and Theresa Whitehill
7 pm: Featured Reading Followed by Open Mic
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 Coordinator Bill Churchill, email@example.com
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.
New Ukiah Poetry Series
December: taking a break for the holidays
Saturday, January 28, 2017:
Maw Shein Win
Mendocino County Library, Ukiah Branch
Hosted by Mendocino County Library, Ukiah Branch
Produced by Melissa Carr: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Riedell has been selected by the Poet Laureate Committee of Ukiah to service as Ukiah’s Poet Laureate for the 2016 to 2018 term. He will be presented to the Ukiah City Council in July to confirm the nomination.
Who is eligible to serve as Poet Laureate of Ukiah: Any adult who lives within the Ukiah Unified School District, and is an active published poet.
Selection Criteria: Prospective Poets Laureate will be evaluated based on the demonstrated skill of their craft, their publishing credits, experience presenting poetry in public, and experience in community work.
Selection Process: Members of the public are invited to send nominations for prospective Poets Laureate to P.O. Box 865, Ukiah, CA 95482 or email to email@example.com. The Poet Laureate committee will contact the nominees to request a representative sample of their work, a brief list of their recent publications, and a short statement regarding what they would like to accomplish as Poet Laureate. The committee will then screen the nominees and invite the most qualified for an interview. Based on the materials submitted, and the interview, the committee will recommend a new Poet Laureate for the Ukiah City Council’s approval.
For Further Information:Contact Dan Barth, member, Poet Laureate Committee of Ukiah, firstname.lastname@example.org, 707 367-6581
Arbor Day Celebration — Youth Poetry Contest
DEADLINE: SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016
Arbor Day is celebrated all over the world on April 29th. On Sunday, May 1st the Tree Advisory Group will be holding a poetry writing contest for youth ages 5 to 18.
An in-person submission of a single poem will be accepted Sunday, May 1st between 1-3 pm. Bring your poem about a tree to the information table that will be located at the City of Ukiah Civic Center Grounds near the old oak tree at 300 Seminary Avenue.
Ages 5-11 and 12-18 category
Submit one poem per person on a single sheet of paper include name, age, address, and telephone number. First prize awarded to a winner from each age category, winners will be contacted by phone.
For more information, contact Linda Sanders at 463-2721
The purpose of the City of Ukiah Tree Advisory Group is to enhance and protect the urban forest.
Sponsored by City of Ukiah and Mendocino County ReLeaf (Striving for Healthy Community Forests)
April 3, 2016
14th Annual ukiaHaiku Festival
Sunday, April 24, 2016
SPACE Theatre in Ukiah, CA
Winning authors read their poems at 2:00
Reception & refreshments at 3:00
Haiku Competition postmark deadline was: Monday, March 11, 2016
Nine categories, two in Spanish, are reserved for poets from Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, and Sonoma counties with divisions by age and topic. The Jane Reichhold International Prize category is open to poets from around the world and offers cash prizes. Website visitors can also read haiku winners from past years, and get information on composing haiku.
For further details: http://ukiahaiku.org/
Also feel free to contact Cathy Monroe at 485-8249 or email@example.com.
The Poet Laureate Committee of Ukiah announces a Call for Nominations for a new Poet Laureate of Ukiah for the 2016–2018 Term
Deadline: Saturday, April 30, 2016