WINTER EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Human Origins Poetry Workshop

Thursday, December 3 — 6pm

Milpitas Library Auditorium

160 N Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035

Milpitas Library is hosting a Smithsonian exhibit on human origins. The exhibit presents scientific findings and fosters conversation around the idea of what it means to be human. I will facilitate a workshop offering writing exercises to help participants compose poetry on the theme of human origins. Two professionals involved with the exhibit, from the scientific and faith communities, have agreed to join us and to share their insight. All who attend the workshop are invited to share their work at an open mic on Wednesday, December 9 at 7pm, also at the library. Special thanks to Poetry Center San Jose for co-sponsoring this event. For more information on the exhibit, visit http://humanorigins.si.edu/exhibit/human-origins-traveling-exhibit

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Human Origins Poetry Reading and Open Mic

Wednesday, December 9 —7pm

Milpitas Library Auditorium

160 N Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035

In conjunction with the human origins Smithsonian exhibit hosted by Milpitas Library, I will host a reading and open mic. Featured poets include Evelyn So, Arlene Biala, Vuong Vu and Mark Heinlein, all reading on the theme of human origins. The event includes an open mic, encouraging all poets and writers to share work that examines what it means to be human. If you would like to attend, consider joining the workshop on Thursday, December 3rd at 6pm, also at the library. Special thanks to Poetry Center San Jose for co-sponsoring this event. For more information on the exhibit, visit http://humanorigins.si.edu/exhibit/human-origins-traveling-exhibit

Other Announcements

Thanks to all of you who have been attending laureate events and keeping track of my goings-on! In addition to the events above, I’ve been doing my customary youth outreach and workshop facilitation. I recently held a workshop for middle-schoolers at Downtown College Prep’s new campus, and in November I’m leading a poetry composition class at South County Self Help Center in Gilroy for adults with mental illness.

Reed

In December, I will judge San Jose State’s Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry. I’ll also be giving an interview to be featured in an upcoming issue of Reed Magazine. I’ll add a new post once the issue is released. In the meantime, if you’re not in the know about Reed Magazine, check them out: http://www.reedmag.org/drupal

Content

Finally, I have begun conducting interviews of South Bay Area authors for Content Magazine. The next issue will feature my conversation with local novelist Ann Bridges, author of the recently published “Private Offerings.” I’ll post again once the issue is out. If you don’t know, Content Magazine is another beautiful publication. Visit them at: http://content-magazine.com/home/

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