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The Update welcomes announcements of interest to the Sonoma County literary community. Send text only (no attachments or PDFs please) by noon on the last day of the month to:  editor@socolitupdate.com. No workshops, classes or readings, please. (Those are posted on the calendar or workshops pages.) An archive of announcements may be found at: https://socolitupdate.com/county-wide-news/county-news-archive/

Favorite Poem Community Reading
Saturday, May 11, 2:00 p.m.

Free event at Sebastapol Center for the Arts

The Sebastopol Center for the Arts will once again host a Favorite Poem Community Reading. Modeled on the readings initiated by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, this event will bring together a wide range of people and poems into one memorable event.

You are invited to submit a copy of your single favorite poem, famous or otherwise, one that is not written by you, a friend or relative, but one that you have read, perhaps many times, and to which you feel a personal attachment, along with a brief statement about the poem’s significance in your life. The poem and introductory statement should take no more than 3 minutes for you to read or recite.

Please send an email to Jodi Hottel at hottel@sonic.net. Include the subject “Favorite Poem Reading” in the subject heading. Send your name, phone # and email address, and submit your selection in either Word or a web link. Be sure to include the name of the author of the poem. There is no entry fee, but entries should be received no later than April 14.

This is our 16th annual event. The event is free, and refreshments will be served. Whether you submit a poem to share or not, we invite you to come to what is sure to be a wonderful celebration of the community’s love of language.

Sonoma County Public Library Foundation Needs Directors!

Do you love the library and want future generations to love it as well? Become a board member on the SCPLF. Join a dynamic group that supports the library system as well as other organizations and programs that promote enthusiasm for reading and literacy. They have monthly meetings and serve two-year terms. For more information, contact: bcheal@scplf.com or visit website, http://scplf.org.

Meeting Space!

The Sitting Room community library would like Book Groups to know that they would be welcome to hold their meetings here. There is comfortable seating for up to 10 people and parking too. We are open from 9 to 5 Mondays – Saturdays, but are happy to make arrangements for other time slots also. If interested in arranging a trial meeting, please call us at 707 795-9028 or email us at boxcar@sonic.net. The atmosphere is right (and people wont have to straighten up their houses for the occasional occasion). We are right next to Sonoma State University at 2025 Curtis Drive, Penngrove, 94951. Check out our website: www.SittingRoom.org for directions and to get a feel for the place.

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