Poetry Night

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An Evening of Poetry

Friday – April 27,2012 – 6:15 to 9:30 pm

Flamingo Hotel – Empire Room, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, CA 95405 (map) 707-523-4745

dinner included (register below)

Poetic Journeys

Al Young

Al Young

Evening Keynote: Al Young

on “Why Poetry Matters”.”

Widely translated, Al Young’s many books include poetry, fiction, essays, anthologies and musical memoirs.

From 2005 through 2008, he served as poet laureate of California. Other honors include NEA, Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships, The Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence and most recently, the 2011 Thomas Wolfe Award.


The Sea, The Sky, and You, and I,
poetry an jazz CD (featuring bassist Dan Robbins) came out last year form Bardo Digital. He currently teaches at California College of Art, San Francisco.

Detailed information about this Berkeley-based author and his work may be found at www.alyoung.org

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Bill Vartnaw

Bill Vartnaw

Petaluma native, Bill Vartnaw is Sonoma County Poet Laureate, 2012-2013.

Bill has a master’s degree in poetics from New College of California. He has been writing seriously for over 35 years. Bill is the author of Concern: for Angels and Suburbs of my Childhood. He is also founder of Taurean Horn Press and has published 14 books. He has spent his life in the service of poetry, often helping his fellow poets behind the scenes of the Petaluma Poetry Walk.

You can read more about Bill and his work at www.redroom.com/member/bill-vartnaw
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Juanita Martin

Juanita Martin

Juanita Martin is the 1st Poet Laureate, Fairfield, CA 2010-2012. She is an award-winning poet, freelance writer and performance artist. Her poetry appears in journals such as Blue Collar Review, Some Literary Review and Rattlesnake Review.

She’s an active member of Ina Coolbrith Circle, Redwood Writers and Marin Poetry Center.

Juanita at 50, won the honor scroll award in the 2011 National Senior Poet Laureate competition. Juanita is currently working on a book of poetry called The Lighthouse Beckons.

Read more about Martin at www.juanitapoetlaureate.blogspot.com or www.jmartinpoetwriter.com

 

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Winners of the Poetry Contest will be announced. (Click for Poetry Contest)

Cost: $40 CWC members and $45 for non-members

Register by April 13, 2012

Send a check to Redwood Writers Poetry Night, c/o Elaine Webster, 977 Dorothea Ct, Windsor, CA 95492. Include your name and “Poetry Night” on the check. Click here for a mail in form.

If you would like to volunteer or have other questions, email [email protected] or check the box below.

For our contest, please click Poetry Contest button above or click here.

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Penelope Montagne at the podium 2010

Flamingo Hotel – Empire Room, 2777 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, CA 95405, (707)-523-4745 (map)


Comments from last year’s attendees:

You folks did a bang-up job. I had a wonderful time and enjoyed so many of the presenters. I had such a good time talking and laughing with so many friends, some of whom I hadn’t seen in a long time.

WOW–what a beautiful night. People were so turned on by the program, the speakers, how on-time and organized everything was, and by everyone’s welcoming smiles.

The evening of poetry at the Flamingo was like a homecoming. It was like being at a family reunion I wasn’t born into, but with whom I felt most at home.

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