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Thursday, February 6, 2014

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exclamation: farewell
  1. 1.
    used to express good wishes on parting.
    "farewell, Albert!"
    synonyms:goodbye, so long, bye, bye-bye, see you (later), cheers; More
    "farewell, New York"
noun: farewell; plural noun: farewells
an act of parting or of marking someone's departure.
"the dinner had been arranged as a farewell"

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Anne Waldman by Gloria Graham
Why Anne Waldman Should Matter to You

If she doesn’t already:

1.      She’s Allen Ginsberg’s “spiritual wife.”
2.      She founded the first Buddhist engaged program with Allen Ginsberg called the Jack Keroauc School of Disembodied Poets at Naropa University in Colorado.
3.      Her life’s work benefits you directly. Her chants for peace, women’s rights, against extinction of endangered species, for poetry, for accountability for nuclear waste are just some of what she’s already doing for you, tiny human, right now.
4.      She is one of the founders and directors of The Poetry Project at St. Marks’s Church In-the-Bowery, having served as director there for twelve years. That’s right, the same place where Patti and Lenny did their first spoken word show.
5.      She is the bridge between poetry and music, her voice is an instrument, her words are the song of the universe written just for you.
In short, Anne Waldman is that rare voice that encourages the voices of others. She teaches you how to sing your words, beat your drum. She is an American treasure in every sense of that word: artist, teacher, dancer, singer, poet, muse, goddess.  
But you don’t have to take my word for it. Come see for yourself at the place where all goddesses go: that sacred redwood grove on Highway 1 we like to call the Henry Miller Memorial Library where she’ll be giving a show on Thursday, September 19th, at 7:00pm.  During this special fundraising event you will also be treated to the wondrous musician Ambrose Bye, poet Sara Goodman, and the illustrious Father John Misty.

See you there . . .

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Be There!!!!
Gala Finale of the Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series!
We'd love to pack the place. And we think the night sells itself - see below...
and all this for $10 !!!?

The best four movies of the year as chosen by our Jury
Food from Happy Girl Kitchen
Wine from Heller Estates Organic Vineyards
Beer from Peter B's Brew Pub
Chocolates from Trader Joe's
Music from Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us
Raffle prizes, and more!

So what can you do?  Glad you asked.  You can...

1.  Come to the show and bring friends!  Ticket link is here:

2.  Email the ticket link to your friends.  And...

3.  Invite 10 of your friends (town, San Jose, SCruz, whatever) on Facebook!   To do so, click this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/391798800932379/  Then click Join, and then Invite Friends.  Easy! (You can also just forward this e-mail: super easy!)

By our last count, we send these personal pleas for help once or twice a year.  That's not bad, right?  So you can imagine that this is a big deal for us and the participating local vendors.

Anything you can do to spread the word is greatly appreciated.

See you on the 7th, and thanks for supporting the arts in Monterey County!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Presents:

Maria Garcia Teutsch
David Swanger
Sunday, September 8, 2:00 p.m.

$5.00 Admission

East Village Coffee Lounge,

498 Washington Street, Monterey

Maria Garcia Teutsch is a poet, editor and educator. She teaches poetry and creative writing at Hartnell College. She serves as editor-in-chief of the Homestead Review as well as Ping-Pong journal of art and literature published by the Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur, California. She has recent or forthcoming publications in Far Enough East, Talisman, Badlands, WomenArts Quarterly, Phren-z and Unshod Quills. For more info: mariateutsch.blogspot.com

David Swanger is the Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County. His most recent book, Wayne's College of Beauty, won the John Ciardi Award from BkMk Press He has four other books of poetry, several chapbooks, a book about poetry and another about aesthetic education. His fellowships include awards in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council.

Upcoming Reading:

Oct. 13---Kathleen Conley and Joanna Martin

For more information, please contact John Laue: (831) 684-0854

Cosponsored by the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium, Poetry Slow Down on KXRA540