From the Shasta Public Library in Redding:
“Come join writer and poet Tim Hernandez for a discussion of his book All They Will Call You, and an hour-long writer’s workshop.
Delve into Hernandez’s years of painstaking investigative research of the airplane disaster which claimed the lives of 32 passengers, including 28 unnamed Mexican citizens—farm workers who were being deported by the U.S. government.
This FREE event is great for teens and adults.
This event is supported by the California Center for the Book and Poets & Writers, Inc. The California Center for the Book is supported in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administrated in California by the State Librarian.
Support for Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops program in California is provided by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support comes from the Friends of Poets & Writers.”
Tim Z. Hernandez is a writer and performance artist. He is the recipient of an American Book Award for poetry, the Colorado Book Award for poetry, and the International Latino Book Award for historical fiction. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and National Public Radio. Named one of sixteen New American Poets by the Poetry Society of America, he was a finalist for the inaugural Split This Rock Freedom Plow Award for his work on locating the victims of the 1948 plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon, the incident made famous by Woody Guthrie’s song of the same name. The result of this work is the basis for his newly released book, All They Will Call You (University of Arizona Press). Hernandez holds a B.A. from Naropa University and an M.F.A. from Bennington College. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas El Paso’s Bilingual M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing.
Joel Stratte-McLure and Nancy Weigman
at the Redding Public Library
this Saturday, March 2
From Joel Stratte-McClure:
Will There Be Yoga, Nudity, Eagles, A Slideshow And Books At An Idiot Appearance On Saturday?
The buzz is that attendees at an Idiot speaking gig in Redding, California, on Saturday afternoon (March 2) will witness yoga headstands, walk through the world’s largest nudist colony, meet live eagles from Carthage, watch a looping slideshow that gives new meaning to travel photographs and hear about the genesis, evolution and execution of The Idiot’s twenty-year walk around the Mediterranean Sea.
If you enjoy Writers Forum’s semi-annual Read Around, then tomorrow night (Monday, June 18) you will want to head over to the Bohemian Art Loft on Bechelli Lane for Spoken Word Night.
Spoken Word Night is back after a year-long hiatus. It is “an evening for serious poets, writers, playwrights, storytellers, comedians, actors of all genres. No censorship. Audience welcome. ”
Unlike the WF Read Around, there is no five minute time limit on your piece.
Bohemian Art Loft is located at 3304B Bechelli Lane Redding. The program begins at 7:00 PM. Spoken Word Night will continue on the third Monday of every month. There is no charge for the event, but donations are accepted.
You can support local writers by attending a reading tonight at Shasta College.
Students in the Script Analysis and Playwriting class at Shasta College will be reading from their works beginning at 6:00 in Room 638. They will read from original plays, monologues, and scenes.
Admission is free, and the reading will be followed by a meet and greet. Refreshments will be available at the meet and greet, also at no charge.
Please go out and support our local writers!
Writers Forum will host a presentation tomorrow with poet Anna Elkins.
Anna describes her presentation as follows: “What is the difference between see and seek? What is the quest at the heart of the question? This session will explore where writing takes us by delving beneath our surface impressions to the underglimmers, the spirit-aquifers, and the paths of the heart. It is there—deep into the interior roads—where we make pilgrimage to the sacred with our words.”
This program will include optional audience participation with writing exercises throughout.
Writers Forum meets at All Saints Episcopal Church, 2150 Benton Drive, Redding, California. Doors open at 10:00 AM. The program runs from 10:30-12:30. Guests are welcome.
Spoken Word night is the third Friday at 7:30. The next Spoken Word night is tomorrow! People can just come at 7:30 or a few minutes early and let Nadia, the hostess, know they wish to read. There is no advance sign up and no door fee, although we do gratefully accept donations. We have complimentary wine and coffee available for which we also accept donations. If you have further questions, best would be to give us your number and good times to call, and Nadia can call you back. Our web page for the open mics is at:
Bohemian Art Loft
3304B Bechelli Lane Redding
For years, Writers Forum has relied on our Membership for Multi-media Presentations. From borrowing Shasta College’s Digital Projector (and later their Screen) to other members’ Audio Cables and Mobile HotSpots, we are thankful. But one problem was that Advanced Planning was needed. We could not at the drop of a hat (read that as a presenter canceling) substitute a packaged media program from Writers Digest or other online resources.
Scripps Howard Foundation has awarded the Writers Forum a Volunteer Gift of over a thousand dollars for purchase of equipment that support will enhance Multi-Media presentations.
Retired Scripps Howard Employee and Past Writers Forum President Larry Watters, left, holds check for purchase of Multi-media equipment at General Meeting held February 11, while President Laura Hernadez, right, and Program Chair Sharon Owen, foreground, laugh over the prospect of Owen not “Borrowing” Shasta College’s Projector ever again.
Writers Forum Treasurer Jennifer Levens holds Scripps Howard Foundation check.