Updated For October 2019

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SPECIAL EVENTS
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Loba at the Ukiah Library Presents

Sara Larsen

Saturday, October 19, 2019
3 pm
Ukiah Branch Library, Main Street, Ukiah

Light refreshments will be served. For more information – please contact Melissa Carr at the Ukiah Library: 234-2862 or carrm@mendocinocounty.org

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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 & 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, 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 now takes place at the Arena Market cafe and begins a little later (7:30 rather than 7:00). The event begins with live improv jazz and an open mic with jazz improv; the reading  concludes 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

Friday, October 25, 2019: Paul Nelson

Thursday, November 21, 2019: David Burton (1 week early due to the Thanksgiving holiday on the last Thursday of November)

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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Armand Brint, Judy Halebsky, and Theresa Whitehill

A collaboration in poetry and in honor of Valentine’s Day, interpreting the current Grace Hudson Museum exhibit, Artful Liaisons. The exhibit explores the art, friendships, and correspondence linking three artists over the course of 35 years. Grace Carpenter and Oregon artist Edward Espey were students together at art school in San Francisco and romantically intertwined. But he didn’t get the girl… find out more about the story.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
6 pm
Grace Hudson Museum
431 South Main Street, Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 467-2836

Virgin of Guadalupe Bilingual Poetry

Praises to Tonantzin / Alabanzas a Tonantzin

Ninth Annual Evening of Bilingual Poetry in honor of the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Winter Solstice

Join us for an evening of bilingual poetry and refreshments honoring the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, also known as Tonantzin and Mother Earth.

We invite you to share your offerings of poetry, stories, dreams, or music in Spanish or English
Los invitamos a compartir sus proprias ofrendas a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe y el solsticio de invierno

Sunday, 9 December, 2018
6 pm to 8 pm
Grace Hudson Museum Community Room
431 South Main Street, Ukiah, CA 05482

Presented by Bill Churchill, Theresa Whitehill, and the Grace Hudson Museum
with support from Writers Read and the Poet Laureate Committee of Ukiah

For more information, contact Theresa Whitehill: poetry@coloredhorse.com
Para mas información, comuníquese a Jabez Churchill: jabezw@sonic.net

Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe poesia y meriendas

 

 

 

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

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

Sunday, October 21, 2018
2 to 4 pm
Ukiah Branch Library

To be considered as a participant in the reading, students from the Out of the Ashes workshops in August and September, along with the community at large, are invited to submit stories & poems written in response to the 2017 and 2018 wildfires in Mendocino & Lake Counties.

Submission Deadline: Friday, October 5, 2018

Stories & Poems should be 4 to 6 minutes in length or shorter

Send submissions to: Linda Noel: lindanoelmntn38@yahoo.com

Link to pdf flyer: http://www.coloredhorse.com/poetry/pdf/Out-of-the-Ashes-Readings-Flyer-v3.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 reading contact:
Ukiah Branch Library
105 North Main Street,
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 463-4490