Arbor Day Poetry Tree - Ukiah CA

Arbor Day Celebration — Youth Poetry Contest
DEADLINE: SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016
Ukiah, California

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.

Poems Due:
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.

Contest Rules: 
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.

Tree Advisory Group (TAG)

Sponsored by City of Ukiah and Mendocino County ReLeaf (Striving for Healthy Community Forests)

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR APRIL 2016 – POETRY MONTH

Let It Shine

Mary Norbert Körte, Robin Rule, Dan Roberts, and WJ Ray
Poet Party with guitarist Kim J. Norton and Emandal Chorale
An admission free fundraiser for the Willits Center for the Arts
Sunday, April 10, 2016, 2–4:30 pm
Willits Center for the Arts next to the Noyo Theater in downtown Willits
First block of Commercial St. east of Main Street / Highway 101

http://willitscenterforthearts.org/let-it-shine

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National Poetry Month @ Ukiah Library

Wednesday, April 6, 2–5 pm: Book Spine Poetry (teens)
Wednesday, April 13, 2–5 pm, Poetry Magnets (teens)
Wednesday, April 20, 2–5 pm, Making Found Poems (teens)
Saturday, April 30, 2–4 pm, Chapbook Workshop (adults and teens)

Contact: Melissa Eleftherion Carr, Teen & Adult Services Librarian
Ukiah Library, 105 N. Main Street, Ukiah, CA 95482
Call 707 463-4490 to sign up or email
www.mendolibrary.org

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SPECIAL EVENTS FOR MAY 2016

Countywide High School Poetry Slam
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 2016
4 pm
Mathison Performing Arts Cener
Mendocino High School, Mendocino, CA

Poets willing to judge, please contact Blake More

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SPECIAL EVENTS FOR JUNE 2016

Lost Coast Writers Retreat
Sunday, June 19 to Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Camp Mattole, Petrolia, CA

For information: http://www.lostcoastwritersretreat.org

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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 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, follow this link

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First Friday in Fort Bragg, CA

First Friday Poetry Readings

Friday, April 1, 2016: Open Reading: This was the last reading in the series produced by Oasis; the venue (the bookstore and vinyl cafe) is moving to a new, smaller space and will no longer have room to host readings

For more information, contact Oasis, 707 964-5378

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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, April 21, 2016 — Jason Bayonii

Thursday, May 19, 2016 – Terry Lucas
Thursday, June 16, 2016 — Michael Riedell
Thursday, July 21, 2016 – Phillip Meshekey
Thursday, August 18, 2016 – Claire Blotter
Thursday, September 15, 2016 – Prartho Sereno
Thursday, October 20, 2016 – Bill Churchill
Thursday, November 17, 2016 – Albert Flynn DeSilver
Thursday, December 15, 2016 – open 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
Featured Readers: 7 pm, followed by Open Mic

Thursday, April 28, 2016: John Rowe | pdf flyer

Thursday, May 26, 2016: Ukiah High School students
Thursday, June 30, 2016: Mk Chavez

Writers Read will take a summer break in July and plans to return Thursday, August 25, 2016 with a Ukiah Poets Laureate 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 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.

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 cathymonroe@gmail.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

Link to PDF announcement and nomination form

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 bookem@pacific.net. 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, bookem@pacific.net, 707 367-6581

Rhythm Running River

April 1, 2016

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 playlists, visit Dan Robert’s OutFarPress
To listen live, follow this link

2016
(Older posts were deleted as new ones were added, which eliminated posts prior to 2015; as of 2015 Dan Roberts increased his online storage capacity and so older posts will no longer need to be deleted–a vast boon to the culture of Mendocino County!)
Playlists

Sunday, January 3, 2016: Hour 1
Sunday, January 17, 2016: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Sunday, February 7, 2016: Hour 1
Sunday, February 21, 2016: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Sunday March 6, 2016: Hour 1
Sunday, March 20, 2016: Hour 1
Sunday, April 3, 2016: Hour 1

2015
(Older posts were deleted as new ones were added, which eliminated posts prior to 2015; as of 2015 Dan Roberts increased his online storage capacity and so older posts will no longer need to be deleted–a vast boon to the culture of Mendocino County!)
Playlists

Thursday, January 29, 2015: The Fates Reading: Open Mic
Sunday, February 1, 2015: Hour 1
Sunday, February 15, 2015: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Saturday, February 28, 2015: Eduardo Smissen
Thursday, February 26, 2015: Writers Read, Arthur Dawson
Sunday, March 15, 2015: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Thursday, March 16, 2015: Writers Read, Bonnie Nish & Damiela Elza Reading
Sunday, April 5, 2015: Hour 1
Sunday, April 19, 2015: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Thursday, April 30, 2015: Writers Read: Avotcja Reading
Sunday, May 3, 3015: Hour 1
Sunday, May 17, 2015: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Thursday, May 28, 2015: Writers Read: Ukiah High School Poets Reading
Sunday, June 7, 2015: Hour 1
Thursday, June 25, 2015: Writers Read: Susan Woolridge & Open Mic
Sunday, July 5, 2015: Hour 1
Sunday, July 19, 2015: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Sunday, August 2, 2015: Hour 1
Sunday, August 16, 2015: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Sunday, September 6, 2015: Hour 1
Thursday, September 24, 2015: Writers Read: Theresa Whitehill
Sunday, October 4, 2015: Hour 1
Sunday, October 11, 2015: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Friday, October 23, 2015: Tui McCarthy, 1995 | 1996
Thursday, October 30, 2015: Writers Read: Will Staple
Sunday, November 3, 2015: Hour 1 | Rising Appalachia Interview
Sunday, November 15, 2015: Hour 1
Sunday, December 6, 2015: Hour 1 | Hour 2 (John Trudell tribute)
Sunday, December 20, 2015: Hour 1 | Hour 2

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