Posted by: wordrunner | January 1, 2012

January 2012 Update

Dear Literary Folk,

The first month of the new year brings us a wealth of literary events—readings, dinners with authors, a benefit dinner for Poets in the Schools, workshops and classes, and a reception for our new poet laureate.

Sonoma County California Poets in the Schools Benefit
January 28, 2012

Gourmet Chinese dinner to benefit Sonoma County’s California Poets in the Schools Program. Food and poetry served by Gwynn O’Gara, our 6th Sonoma County Poet Laureate, Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Pamela Yezbick, Phyllis Meshulam, Molly Albracht Sierra, Meg Hamill, Humboldt County gourmet chef and poet, Daryl Chinn. Cost determined by you. Read more about this event on the County News page.

Sonoma County Poet Laureate Reception
January 29, 2012
The Poet Laureate Selection Committee will host a reception honoring Bill Vartnaw, Sonoma County’s seventh poet laureate, at the Sonoma County Library (3rd and E Streets, Santa Rosa) on Sunday, January 29, 2012. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 3:00 pm, followed by a program featuring Bill Vartnaw, and previous poets laureate Terry Ehret, Geri Digiorno, Mike Tuggle and Gwynn O’Gara, who will be reading their work. The event is free and open to the public.  Please see the County News page for more details.

New Format for Monthly Update

Also new is the format for delivering our monthly emailed Update. Because the email has hitherto been so lengthy (i.e., all the pages on the blogsite were included), 10 to 15 percent of subscribers have not been receiving the news at all. We are now using MailChimp to deliver the goods; it’s a free service, similar to Constant Contact.  The trade-off is that the monthly emails must be considerably shorter, containing only the calendar items and anything NEW from other pages, with no redundancies.  But for those who really prefer the entire enchilada to the low-fat version, a pdf is available. Click here to download the pdf (34 pages).

And of course, all of this information is yours to peruse at any time, simply by returning to this blogsite, which you should bookmark right away:

Wishing you all a creatively fulfilling new year,

Jo-Anne Rosen

Co-editor, Sonoma County Literary Update


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