Updated For July 2019

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ONGOING SERIES AND OPEN READINGS
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First Thursday Poetry Open Mic in Fort Bragg, CA

Open Mic Poetry

6:00-8:00 pm
Fort Bragg Library Community Room
499 East Laurel Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

For more information, contact Dan Hesse, Branch Librarian, Fort Bragg Branch Library, 707 961-2625, www.fortbragglibrary.org

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First Fridays 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 2-3 pm and 3rd Sunday 2-4 pm
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 (has not been updated in a while), 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

7:30 pm: open mic followed by featured reading
Arena Market Cafe
185 Main Street
Point Arena, California
Admission: Free

2019 Schedule

Thursday, July 18: Susie Terence, San Francisco

Thursday, August 15: Encinitas poet Jim Babwe
Thursday, September 19: Ukiah Poet Dan Barth
Thursday, October 17: Current Ukiah Poet Laureate Roberta Werdinger
Thursday, November 21: SF Poet Hal Robins
Thursday, December 19 – Open Mic Solstice Reading

Due to the unexpected closure of 215 Main, Third Thursday Poetry will take place at the Arena Market cafe and will begin a little later (7:30 rather than 7:00). The eve nt will begin with live improv jazz and an open mic with jazz improv; the reading will conclude with more live improv jazz.

Arena Market & Café will offer wine/beer/non-alcoholic beverages, panini, soup, desserts, and snacks for purchase, so come hungry!

Third Thursday Poetry & Jazz is supported by The Third Thursday Poetry Group, many anonymous donors, 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 Ukiah
Featured Readers: 7 pm, followed by Open Mic

2019 Schedule: As of January of 2019, the series moved
to the Grace Hudson Museum Community Room

July: Summer break, no event

Thursday, August 29, 2019: Lynne the Poetician
Thursday, September 26, 2019: Blake More
Friday, October 25, 2019: Paul Nelson
Thursday, November 21, 2019: David Burton

7:00 pm: featured reading followed by open mic
Grace Hudson Museum Community Room
431 South Main Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Suggested donation: $5
Refreshments provided

For Information, contact Series co-producers, Dan Barth, bookem@pacific.net or Michael Riedell, innisfree@pacific.net

This reading series is sponsored in part by Poets & Writers, through a grant from the James Irvine Foundation and the Hearst Foundation. Additional support provided by an anonymous local writer, Michael Riedell, Dan Barth, Bill “Jabez” Churchill, The Poet Laureate Committee of Ukiah, Grace Hudson Museum, 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 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, Dan Barth, and Bill Churchill as co-producers. As of January 2019, the series moved to the Grace Hudson Museum Community Room. Michael Riedell and Dan Barth co-produce and co-host the series.


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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Mendocino Spring Poetry Reading 2017 through 2019
2019: visit this Facebook link
2018: visit this Facebook link
2017: visit this Facebook link
For information: Gordon Black, gblack@mcn.org or 707 937-4107

Sonoma County Literary Update
A great resource of all things literary, including a massive list of featured and open mic readings in Sonoma County

Mendo Courage Campaign: Courage Arts Action
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: dot@landcestry.com

Mendo Courage Campaign
Organized locally by Sujsan Klimist-Zingo: sklimist@gmail.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:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1619568148349569/
https://couragecampaign.org/

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OUT OF THE ASHES FEATURED POETRY EVENING: Poetry & Writings in Response to the Mendocino & Lake County Wildfires

Featuring Linda Noel, Michael Riedell, Theresa Whitehill, Georgina Marie, Dot Brovarney, and Yvonne Kramer

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; reading begins at 6:30; event closes at 8:00 p.m.
Mendocino County Museum
400 East Commercial Street
Willits, CA 95490

For more information see the calendar listing at the Mendocino County Museum

In association with Out of the Ashes: Community Rebuilding Through Art

California's Wild Edge

Poets Dan Barth, Armand Brint, Christopher Douthit, Mary Norbert Körte, Linda Noel, and Theresa Whitehill will read their poems along with a favorite piece of writing from the current museum exhibit, California’s Wild Edge: the Coast in Poetry, Prints, and History. The book, illustrated with woodcuts by artist Tom Killion, includes poetry and prose by Gary Snyder and others.

Friday, September 22, 2017
7 to 8:30 pm
Grace Hudson Museum
431 South Main Street, Ukiah, CA 95482
Event is included with the price of museum admission

For more information: (707) 467-2836
http://www.gracehudsonmuseum.org/new-events/2017/9/22/reading-the-waves-poetry-night

Bringing Poems to Life: Armand Brint

“Bringing Poems to Life,” poetry workshop with Armand Brint
Emandal Farm Art Stay Poetry Workshop
Saturday, August 26 to Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Based on Armand’s newly published book of the same name
Beginners are welcome. To register for this residential workshop, go to emandal.com or call (707) 459-5439.
For more information, email Armand: armando@pacific.net

Armand Brint

5-day workshop: Bringing Your Poems To Life with poet Armand Brint

September 14–18, 2016
Artstay Program, Emandal Farm, Willits, California

Link to information, emandal website

For information: contact Armand Brint, armando@pacific.net or Emandal Farm, info@emandal.com or 707 459-5439