Avotcja

Thursday, May 25, 2017: Avotja
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Last Thursday in May in Ukiah, California

Writers Read Ukiah
Featured Readers: 7 pm, followed by Open Mic
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, 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, Colored Horse Studios, Michael Riedell, Bill “Jabez” Churchill, The Poet Laureate Committee of Ukiah, Art Center Ukiah, 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 and Bill Churchill as co-producers.
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Linda Noel, poet

Linda Noel

Featured Poet
Writers Read Ukiah Series
Thursday, September 29, 2016
7 pm: Featured Reading
8 pm: Open Mic
Art Center Ukiah, 201 South State Street, Ukiah, CA 95482

Link to pdf poster: http://coloredhorse.com/poetry/pdf/Writers-Read-Ukiah-2016_0929-Linda-Noel.pdf

Suggested Donation: $5; Refreshments provided

For information contact: Bill Jabez Churchill, jabezw@sonic.net

Writers Read happens on the last Thursday of most every month and has been happening in Ukiah since 1999.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, the Poet Laureate Committee of Ukiah, an anonymous local writer, and donations.

Mk-Chavez-poet

Writers Read Ukiah Presents Mk Chavez

Thursday, June 30, 2016
7 pm: Featured Reading
8 pm: Open Mic
Art Center Ukiah, 201 South State Street, Ukiah, CA 95482

Link to pdf poster: http://www.coloredhorse.com/poetry/pdf/Writers-Read-Ukiah-2016_0630-Mk-Chavez.pdf

Suggested Donation: $5; Refreshments provided

For information contact: Bill Jabez Churchill, jabezw@sonic.net

MK Chavez is a writer and a champion of public health. She writes about the world as it presents itself to her, broken and achingly luminous. She is the author of Virgin Eyes (Zeitgeist Press). Mothermorphosis will be released in March 2016 followed by her full-length collection Dear Animal, which will be available in the fall. Chavez is co-founder/co-curator of the Berkeley-based monthly reading series Lyrics & Dirges, and the co-director of the Berkeley Poetry Festival. She believes in literary confrontation and its capacity to an obliterate all forms of oppression. Recent and upcoming work can be found in Rivet, Aspasiology, and Eleven Eleven.

Writers Read happens on the last Thursday of most every month and has been happening in Ukiah since 1999.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, the Poet Laureate Committee of Ukiah, an anonymous local writer, and donations.

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P.S. Mk Chavez will also be reading the following afternoon in Ukiah:
Poetry in the Park at Alex Thomas Plaza
Friday, July 1, 2016
2–4 pm: featured reading followed by open mic
Alex Thomas Plaza, Ukiah, CA
Sponsored by Mendocino County Library, Ukiah branch
For more information, contact Melissa Eleftherion Carr, teen & adult services librarian
707 467-6434, carrm@co.mendocino.ca.us

Alabanzas a Tonantzin

Our sixth annual bilingual reading celebrating the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Winter Solstice

We invite you to share your offerings of Poetry & Music in Spanish or English & Refreshments

Sunday, 20 December 2015
5 to 8 pm
Grace Hudson Museum Community Room
431 South Main Street, Ukiah, CA 95482

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

Information: Theresa Whitehill, poetry@coloredhorse.com

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Avotcja

Writers Read Ukiah presents Avotcja Jiltonilro

Thursday, April 30, 2015
7:00 pm: Featured Reading
8:00 pm: Open Mic
Art Center Ukiah
201 South State Street, corner of Church Street
Ukiah, CA 95482

Avotcja (pronounced Avacha) is a card carrying New York born Musicfanatic/sound junkie & popular Bay Area Radio DeeJay, who’s been published in English & Spanish in the USA, Mexico & Europe. She’s an awardwinning Poet & multi-instrumentalist & leader of the group “Avotcja & Modúpue” (The Bay Area Blues Society’s Jazz Group Of The Year
in 2005 & 2010). She’s a lifelong Musician, Writer, Educator, Storyteller on a shamelessly Spirit driven melodic mission to heal herself. Avotcja talks to the Trees & listens to the Wind against the concrete & when they answer it usually winds up in a Poem or Short Story. Her newest book: With Every Step I Take: Poetry & Short Stories by Avotcja with Artwork by Eliza Shefler (Taurean Horn Press) is available @ Amazon & Bookstores. Her Website: http://www.Avotcja.org

For information, contact: Bill Jabez Churchill, jabezw@sonic.net
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