Some National Poetry Month Emerita activities of interest:
* April 27: Hosting San Jose Museum of Art annual Poetry Invitational. Readers include to date: Kevin Arnold; Kelly Cressio-Moeller; Darrell Dela Cruz; Kirk Glaser; Los Gatos Poet Laureate Erica Goss; Evelyn So; Santa Cruz County Poet Laureate David Swanger; Robert Sward; Sterling Warner; Leslie Zane.
* April 27, 10am-12:30 pm.: “Writing Ekphrastic Poetry,” workshop, San Jose Museum of Art. $15 ($10 for members), San Jose.
*April 18th, 1:30pm: Poetry on the Move Reading at San Jose State University’s Legacy of Poetry Day.
* April 9, 9am: Resolution: Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors meeting, County Offices.
* April 3, noon-1pm: Lunchtime Lecturer at San Jose Museum of Art, presenting, “Ekphrasis: Making Connections with Poetry.” Free with membership or museum admission.
* March 31: Term as second Santa Clara County Poet Laureate complete!
March 14th, 7pm: Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, King Libraray, room 225/229. An evening of poetry to mark the 6th anniversary of the al-Mutanabbi Street bombing in Baghdad, Iraq and celebrate the publication of a new anthology.
March 5th-10th: Poet Laureate attends the Association of Writers and Writing Programs National Conference. Boston, MA.
February 27, Noon-1pm: Speaker Spring 2013 University Scholar Series. King Library, room 225/229. San Jose State University, San Jose. “Making Sense of Contemporary Poetry.” Park in the Fourth St. garage.
February 19, 1pm: DeAnza College reading with former Los Gatos Poet Laureate Parthenia Hicks in honor of Women’s Month, Cupertino.
February 14, 5pm: Love’s Not Time’s Fool Valentine’s Day reading with Nils Peterson. Le Petite Trianon, San Jose.
February 12, Noon: Guest Speaker for Campbell Rotary Club.
January 24, 7pm: Awards Ceremony, Cupertino Poetry Contest Judge, Cupertino Community Hall.
January 23, 8pm: Guest Poet on “Out of Our Minds” radio program, KKUP 91.5 FM, hosted by J.P. Dancing Bear.
January 22: Classes resume at SJSU
January 21: “A Gathering of Poets” airs on The Better Part, Public Access Television, Cupertino Senior TV Productions. Check The Better Part website for station information.
Happy New Year!
December 6, 7pm.: December Favorite Poems Reading: Voices from around the world. Barnes&Noble Stevens Creek, San Jose, CA.
November 15, 7pm.: Poetry Reading @ Willow Glen Library. Willow Glen Library; 1157 Minnesota Avenue, San José, CA, 95125. I’ll be featured poet reading from my own work, followed by open mic.
November 14, 7pm: Feast of the Idea. Guest poet. Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA.
October 28, 2pm: Five Poets Laureate Celebrate Fall; Barnes&Noble Stevens Creek. Book sales to benefit Poetry Center San Jose.
October 16, 6pm: Poet’s Canyon, Los Gatos Public Library. Five writers read their work and the work of 5 historical LG writers: Sally Ashton, Steve Sporleder, Peggy Conaway, Victoria Johnson with host Parthenia Hicks, Poet Laureate of Los Gatos.
October 13: Litcrawl, “Behind the Desk, Poets Who Edit.” I’m reading with poet-editors Stephen Kessler, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Diane Frank, Jay Ruben, and Ken Weisner. San Francisco. Hosted by International Poetry Library of San Francisco.
September 16: 3-4pm. Reading at “An Afternoon with Senator Phelan” hosted by Parthenia Hicks, including myself, Dave Denny, Mary Lou Taylor, Erica Goss.
September 13: Filming “The Gathering of Poets” with Dave Denny and Parthenia Hicks for Cupertino Public Access TV broadcast, TBA.
June-July Happy Summering!
May 29-June 12 Artist Residency, Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA
May 2, 12:15 p.m. Los Gatos Lion’s Club
April 19, Hosting San Jose Museum of Art Poetry Invitational 2012. San Jose
April 7, 11:45am: Speaker, San Jose Area Writing Project, SJSU. San Jose
April 6, 10:30am: News conference for Poetry on the Move, County Offices, San Jose
April 1, Poetry on the Move winners announced; National Poetry Month begins.
March 31, “One Through Love” – The Poetry of Rumi, with Los Gatos Poet Laureate Parthenia Hicks and Cupertino Poet Laureate, Dave Denny for Silicon Valley Reads. 7 p.m., Visual & Performing Arts Center, De Anza College
March 28, 12:30pm: Speaker at Evergreen Valley College Author’s Series. San Jose
March 25, 5pm: Reading with Dean Rader at Portuguese Writers Colony. San Francisco
March 7, 7pm: Final public reading of Santa Clara County’s Favorite Poems. Books Inc., Palo Alto.
March 5, Noon: San Jose Kiwanis
March 1, 7pm: 2nd Winter Lights Reading with Parthenia Hicks, Kevin Shlosberg, and Dave Denny. Peet’s Coffee & Tea, 20807 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino.
February 14th, 5pm: Love’s Not Time’s Fool Valentine’s Day reading with Nils Peterson. Le Petite Trianon, San Jose.
February 11th: Stone Church Valentine’s Tea. San Jose
February 7, 7pm: Guest Poet at Alta Vista High School. Mountain View
January 1-31: Poetry on the Move Contest Submissions Open
December 1, 7pm: Hosting Santa Clara County’s Favorite Poems Second Public Reading, Booksmart. Morgan Hill
November 15, Invocation for Campbell City Council Meeting
November 5, 1pm: Reading with Kat Mead at Booksmart in Morgan Hill.
November 2, 2011, 5:30-7pm: Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Welcome Reception, Milpitas Public Library, Milpitas. I’ll be making a few comments and giving a reading. Come say hello!
September 24, 2011: Attending Cupertino Poet Laureate Celebration for their first laureate. Cupertino
September 18, 2011, 1pm: Hosting Santa Clara County’s Favorite Poems First Public Reading, Stevens Creek Barnes & Noble, San Jose
September 3, 2011, 1-2pm: Hosting & reading in Local Laureates’ Reading for Poetry Center San Jose, Tapestry Arts, History San Jose
September 1, 2011: Online postings of Favorite Poems begins.
August 30, 2011: Reading at the Make-Out Room for Failbetter Journal. San Francisco
April 14th, 2011: Blog goes live. Online postings of Local Leaders Favorites begins.
April 7th, 2011: Call for Favorite Poem submissions.
April 1, 2011: Poet Laureate Term begins