Out of the Ashes Writing Workshops

Out of the Ashes: Writing 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 developed at these workshops 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 Sign-up
To sign up, visit or call 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)
Sunday, August 26, 2018 with Linda Noel
Sunday, September 9, 2018 with Theresa Whitehill
Sunday, September 16, 2018 with Michael Riedell
1:30 to 3:30 pm I Ukiah Branch Library

Flyer pdf: http://coloredhorse.com/poetry/pdf/Out-of-the-Ashes-Writing-Workshops-Flyer-v5.pdf

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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Michael Riedell, Poet Laureate of Ukiah; photo, Dan Roberts

Michael Riedell, Poet Laureate of Ukiah 2016-2018; photo, Dan Roberts

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 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

Poetry Reading & Book Signing
7:00 pm
Change in date! Friday, April 25, 2014
North State Cafe (under new ownership)
263 North State Street
Ukiah, CA

Drinks and intermission desserts available
Optional buffet dinner at 6 pm before the event