February 28, 2017
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
Mendo Courage Campaign: Arts Affinity Group
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mendo Courage Campaign
Organized locally by Sujsan Klimist-Zingo: email@example.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:
Poets of the Spanish Civil War: Machado, Lorca, Neruda
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 3 pm
The White Barn, St. Helena, CA
Tickets: $20 (Benefit)
A presentation of the poetry of Antonio Machado, Federico García Lorca, and Pablo Neruda by Michael Caldarola, TheresaWhitehill, and Paulo Ferreira. The workwill be read in English translation withselections in the original Spanish.
Lost Coast Writers Retreat
Sunday, June 18 to Tuesday, June 27, 2017
First Thursdays in Fort Bragg, CA
Open Mic Poetry
Fort Bragg Library
For more information, contact librarian Dan Hesse
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, 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
Thursday, March 30, 2017: Steve Hellman – Flyer
Thursday, April 27, 2017: Ukiah High School Students
Thursday, May 25, 2017: Avotja
Thursday, June 29, 2017: Armando Garcia Dávila
(July we take a break)
Thursday, August 31, 2017: Poets Laureate of Ukiah
Thursday, September 28, 2017: Roberta Werdinger
Thursday, October 26, 2017: pending
Thursday, November 30, 2017: pending
December, 2017 (date pending): Homage to Guadalupe reading
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, email@example.com
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.
February 25, 2017
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
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
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.