Poetry at the Bette Tonight

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Poetry at the Bette
Saturday, February 9, 2019
7-9 pm
Featuring Joyce Young, Judy Juanita and Will Preston
Hosted by Jeanne Lupton
Poetry and Prose
Frank Bette Center for the Arts
1601 Paru Street
Alameda, CA 94501
https://www.frankbettecenter.org/featured-poets.html
https://www.frankbettecenter.org/poetry-at-the-bette.html
Open Mic

It’s a pleasure to read at The Frank Bette Center in Alameda, CA in a Victorian style building where art is made and displayed on the walls in rotating gallery shows.

I’ll have copies of my book “How it Happens” for sale, just in case you haven’t purchased yours, yet.

Bay Area Writing Project – Teachers as Writers at Expressions Gallery

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I’ll be featured tomorrow afternoon as part of the Teachers as Writers series hosted by the Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP). I will have copies of my new book of poems, How it Happens for sale.

The Open Mic is dedicated to student writers K-12, College and students of life.

I hope to see you there.

Here are the details:

Sunday, October 28, 2018
3 – 4:30 pm
Teachers as Writers
Bay Area Writing Project –  BAWP
Expressions Gallery
2035 Ashby Avenue at Adeline
Berkeley, CA 94703
Open mic
Expressions Gallery
Bay Area Writing Project

 

 

Photos from Well-RED at Works/San Jose

Here are some photos from the reading at Works/San Jose on August 14th. I enjoyed being featured with David Denny. There were lots of poems, a great open mic, yummy munchies and a poetry-loving audience. And we were surrounded by the exhibit Infinite Memes at Works/San Jose. Thanks to Poetry Center San Jose for a fun evening!

Photos by Robert Pesich/Poetry Center San Jose

Well-RED Reading Series at Works/San Jose this evening

I’m looking forward to reading this evening with David Denny at Works/San Jose

Well-RED
Reading Series
Tuesday, August 14, 7:00pm
features: Joyce E. Young and David Denny

open mic follows

at Works/San José
365 South Market Street
in downtown San José
doors open 6:30pm
$2 admission, no one turned away
Works is on the Market Street edge of the San José Convention Center,
just to the right of the parking garage entrance

http://www.pcsj.org/

https://workssanjose.org/

Forces of Change at the Oakland Museum of CA

I have been honored to work with 5 phenomenal individuals on their installations at the Oakland Museum. Now it’s time to celebrate our work!

Friday, April 10th – Forces of Change – 5 New Personal Stories

Please come to the Oakland Museum of California on the evening of Friday, April 10th, for the opening of five new displays of personal stories about living in California in the 1960s as told by: Cathy Cade, Leah Fisher, Sekio Fuapopo, Dave Peterson, and Mahesh Shah.
Friday, April 10th, 2015
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Remarks at 7pm
History Gallery, Oakland Museum of California, level 2
1000 Oak Street, Oakland CA 94607
Admission rates on Friday evening: Adults $7.50, Students/Seniors $5, Members and Children 18 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the ticketing hub on level 2 and the parking garage has a flat rate of $5.00 for the night. The Museum is also BART accessible and is a block from the Lake Merritt Bart stop.
Please note that OMCA will be open until 9:00pm that night with Off the Grid food trucks, drinks, music, art activities, and other entertainment as part of our regular Friday Nights @ OMCA event. You can make a whole night of it!
Looking forward to seeing you there–

Reading, Writing and Subtraction

 

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I’ve been spending some time during this long weekend reading articles, posts, Tweets and varied forms of artists’ writing about why and how they do what they do.

It has always been interesting to me to read or hear about the process through which individuals come to their art, or through which their art comes to them.

My other weekend activities: long walks, weeding out the things I don’t need or use from closets, drawers, hiding places, etc. and donating them. I”m also furiously writing bits and pieces of anything and everything in my notebook. And I’ve started a list of ideas for future writing.

All of this is providing me with more internal and external space. Aaaaah….

How do you create space for your art? I’d love to hear what works for you.