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MINE reading series:

 

Last Sunday of every month MINE hosts a reading. One Poet, one Prose writer. 

 

October 26th, at 3pm, Judith Bernhard and Cathryn Shea will be reading from a selection of poetry and prose.

Judith Ayn Bernhard is a former Berlitz School of Languages instructor and translator.  She is a founding member and past chair of The Marin Poetry Center and a current member of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade.  She lives in San Francisco with her husband, Byron Spooner, where she teaches writing and occasionally gives public readings of her work.  Her book of poems, Prisoners of Culture, is available from CC. Marimbo.

Cathryn Shea’s poetry has appeared in MARGIE, Gargoyle, Blue Fifth Review, Quiddity, Quercus, Sierra Nevada Review, Soundings East, Poet Lore, and POEM, among others. Cathryn’s chapbook, Snap Bean, was released in February 2014 by CC. Marimbo of Berkeley. She was a merit finalist for the Atlanta Review 2013 International Poetry Competition. Cathryn is included in the 2012 anthology Open to Interpretation: Intimate Landscape. In 2004, she received the Marjorie J. Wilson Award judged by Charles Simic.

 Sunday, September 28, 3pm - 5pm Edie Hartshorne will be reading selected prose and Sandra Cohn will be reading selected poetry.

 

 

Edie Hartshorne's prize winning memoir Light in Blue Shadows has offered solace and hope to hundreds of bereaved families and individuals. In a series of finely rendered vignettes, Hartshorne unfolds the emotional and spiritual odyssey following the unexpected death of her 20 year-old son.  Specializing in meditative music, she composes and records on Japanese Koto, Native American, bamboo and clay flutes. In recognition of her work using music for peace (including performances with Thich Nhat Hahn and the Dali Lama) she was elected a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science

 

Sandra Cohn poet, has a background in neuropsychology at UCSF, her fascination with brain function and consciousness, drove her to into a deeper inner discovery of the consciousness of spirituality and the vast mystery of life. Sandra, also a world-renowned artist, has shown at galleries from Paris to LA and recently at MINE gallery in Fairfax. She has performed her poetry at art galleries throughout the Bay area and Sonoma. Edie Hartshorne will accompany Sandra’s poetry on the Japanese Koto, Sounding Bowls and Native Flutes.

Sunday July, 27th, 3-5 pm, Aja Duncan will be reading selected prose and giovanni singleton will be reading selected poetry.

 

 

Aja Couchois Duncan is a Bay Area educator, writer and coach of Ojibwe, French and Scottish descent. Her writing has been anthologized in Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative (Coach House Press,) Bay Poetics (Faux Press) and Love Shook My Heart 2 (Alyson Press). Her most recent chapbook, Nomenclature, Miigaadiwin, a Forked Tongue was published by CC Marimbo press. A fictional writer of non-fiction, she has published essays in the North American Review and Chain. In 2005, she was a recipient of the Marin Arts Council Award Grant for Literary Arts, and, in 2013, she received a James D. Phelan Literary Award from the San Francisco Foundation. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and a number of other degrees and credentials.

 

 

 

giovanni singleton is founding editor of nocturnes (re)view of the literary arts, a journal committed to experimental work of the African Diaspora and other contested spaces. Her debut poetry collection Ascension, informed by the music and life of Alice Coltrane, received the 81st California Book Award Gold Medal. She was selected for the Poetry Society of America’s biennial New American Series, which recognizes recent first book poets. Her work has appeared on the building of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and in Zen Monster, Inquiring Mind, Callaloo, Poet Lore, Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology, What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America, Kindergarde: Avant-Garde Poems, Plays, & Stories for Children, and I’ll Drown My Book: A Collection of Conceptual Writing. singleton has taught at CalArts, Saint Mary’s College, Naropa University, and in museums and schools throughout the San Francisco Bay area. singleton coordinates Lunch Poems, the monthly poetry reading series at UC-Berkeley under the direction of Robert Hass.

 

 

Sunday, June 29, 3pm - 5pm Molly Giles will be reading selected prose and Sarah Berkeley will be reading selected poetry.

 

Molly Giles is author of the novel Iron Shoes and three award-winning story collections, Rough Translations , Creek Walk and Bothered. Rough Translations was the winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, the 1985 San Francisco Bay Area Book Reviewers Association (BABRA) Award for Fiction and the 1986 Boston Globe Fiction Award and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Creekwalk, won the Small Press Award for Short Fiction and the California Commonwealth Silver Medal for Fiction and Bothered, won a flash fiction prize from Split Oak Press. She has an ebook of stories from shebooks titled Three For the Road, and new stories in The Fairy Tale Review and Black Heart. Her latest story collection, All the Wrong Places, just won the Spokane Prize for Fiction. She taught fiction writing for many years at San Francisco State University and the University of Arkansas, has edited many published writers, and mentors through the Path to Publishing program at Book Passage.

 

Sara Tolchin (whose writing name is Sara Berkeley) grew up in Ireland. She has had five collections of poetry published: Penn (Raven Arts Press/Thistledown Press, 1986), Home-movie Nights (Raven/Thistledown, 1989), Facts About Water (Bloodaxe Books/New Island Books, 1994), Strawberry Thief (Gallery, 2005), and The View from Here (Gallery, 2010); also a collection of short stories The Swimmer in the Deep Blue Dream (Raven/Thistledown, 1992) and a novel Shadowing Hannah (New Island Books, 1999). Her poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Irish Times Poetry Now award. She lives in San Geronimo with her husband, daughter, dog, cat, rabbit, and varying numbers of fish.

 

Sunday, May 25, at 3pm, Roy Mash will be reading poems from his new book Buyers Remorse (WordTech 2014) and Anne Robinson will be reading prose from her book Chasing Sedge.


Ann Robinson, a former Marin Arts Council Grantee and John Spaemer fiction award winner, she has been published in American Literary Review, Connecticut Review, Hiram Review, Natural Bridge, Poet Lore, Spoon River Review, and Valparaiso, among others.

Roy Mash is a long time board member of  Marin Poetry Center. He holds degrees in English, Philosophy, and Computer Science, his poems have appeared widely in journals such as AGNI, Atlanta Review, Barrow Street, The Evansville Review, Nimrod, Passages North, Poetry East, RHINO, and River Styx.

ruth weiss photo by Christopher Felver
ruth weiss photo by Christopher Felver

 

Sunday April 27, 2014 at 3pm, ruth weiss , in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, will be reading from her book Single Out (D'Aurora Press 1978) which is about her escape from Nazi Germany, and a selection of newer work accompanied by percussionist Hal Davis .

Sandra Cross will be reading selected poetry.

 

 

ruth weiss was born to a Jewish family in the years of the rise of Nazism, her early childhood was spent fleeing her home in Berlin with her parents to Vienna and eventually to the Netherlands. In 1939, she and her family arrived in New York City and on to Chicago. weiss went to school in Switzerland and spent much time hitchhiking and writing. In 1952, she left Chicago and hitchhiked to San Francisco, where she began reading poetry with street musicians. Shortly after, several of her friends opened a club called The Cellar, she also began publishing in the magazine Beatitude, one of the first magazines for Beat writers. ruth weiss and Jack Kerouac first met in 1952. In 1957, weiss started a salon in her apartment, a gathering space for poets and writers to read and discuss their works. weiss has published many poems and anthologies in recent years, she continues to perform live in North Beach and at many jazz and poetry festivals.

 

 

Sandra Cross a retired lawyer, was born in St. Louis, and raised in San Francisco.  She attended the University of Chicago in the late 60’s and has always been proud to have come of age in the 60’s when rock & roll was born and rebellion was the language of the streets. Having been in the poetry closet for most of her life, she began taking classes and attending poetry workshops about 6 years ago. She is a regular with the First Thursday group of writers in Stinson Beach, where she has lived for the past 15 years, and for the last few years has written with an international group of poets in an on-line workshop. Her poems have been published many times in the Marin Poetry Center’s Anthology.  

 

 

Hal Davis is a retired officer in the merchant marines. He has been playing various musical instruments from strings to horns and performing with poet ruth weiss from Vienna to New Orleans and the Bay area since 2010.

 

Author Kaitlyn Gallagher
Author Kaitlyn Gallagher

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 3pm

Students from San Domenico High School's poetry writing and performance club, poetica, will read original works. Kaitlyn Gallagher will be reading from her modern Gothic novel, 181, which she has serialized and is reading in monthly installments. Each reading of 181 will feature a summary of the previous events in the novel.

Kaitlyn Gallagher
attended San Francisco State University and College of Marin before finishing her Bachelor's Degree in Writing and Literature at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. In 1994, she was accepted as a Master's Candidate in the Naropa University Masters of Fine Arts program, and she completed her MFA in Writing and Poetics in 1996. The same year, her first collection of short stories Point Me in the Right Direction was published, and went into three printings. Her poetry, stories and essays have been published in small press publications since 1994. She is a six-time recipient of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society's Teacher Appreciation Award.

Author Doreen Stock
Author Doreen Stock

Sunday January 26, at 3pm, Doreen Stock and Linda Charman will be reading selected poetry and prose.

Doreen Stock, poet, essayist, and memoir practitioner, has been exploring creative nonfiction for thirty plus years. Her first book of poems, The Politics of Splendor, was part of a New American Writers exhibit at the Frankfurt Book Fair that year. She was also ran a small press (D’Aurora Press) as editor and publisher. The Bookcase, a memoir exploring totalitarianism and the self, was begun in Amsterdam in the eighties, and after that, Rani, describing Stock's first five-month stay in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. During seven years of travel in the nineties, she composed several collection of poems, Memorial Service, Poems of Arad among them, and the essays which eventually became, On Leaving Jerusalem: Prose of a Traveling Nature. She has currently settled in Sausalito, California, where she continues to write poetry.  A work of historical fiction, Three Tales from the Archives of Love, and a collection of poetry, In Place of Me, selected from her chapbooks and introduced by Jack Hirschman are both currently looking for a publisher. Stock will be reading from Mink in Red Square her latest collection of poems.


Linda Charman has had a long and successful career in business, both in corporate settings and in real estate. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She is currently the owner and broker of record for Vanguard Realtors, a boutique real-estate brokerage located in Santa Cruz, California. She will be reading from Mayhem, Madness and Mexico her collection of observations and letters sent to her mother while commuting from LA to Mexico City. Charman, a consultant for Weight Watchers at the time, was sent to uncover the root of the financial difficulties of the Mexico City franchise. In the wake of an embezzlement scandal, Charman ended up running the franchise for a year while looking for a replacement.

JACK HIRSCHMAN AND AGNETA FALK
JACK HIRSCHMAN AND AGNETA FALK

Sunday December 22, at 3pm, Jack Hirschman and Agneta Falk will be reading selected poetry and prose.

 

Agneta Falk was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1946. She is a poet, visual artist, editor and translator.  In her twenties she moved to England, and in 1998 she moved to San Francisco. A former educator and co-director of a literature development agency, she’s organized and participated in many international poetry festivals. Her poetry is translated into many languages & she exhibits her art internationally. Her latest book, Heart Muscle was published, 2009 by Multimedia Edizioni, Italy. She’s a member of Revolutionary Poets Brigade.

 

Jack Hirschman is a founding member of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade and co-editor with Agneta Falk of the Heartfire 2nd anthology of the RPB. He has published, translated and edited more than 100 books of poetry. In 2006, Hirschman was appointed Poet Laureate of San Francisco by MayorGavin Newsom. In July 2007, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, Mayor Gavin Newsom, Hirschman and the San Francisco Public Library presented their first San Francisco International Poetry Festival. Hirschman was named Poet-in-Residence with Friends of the San Francisco Public Library in 2009 and currently holds that status. Hirschman continues his work supporting the literary community and is the key organizer for the now biennial San Francisco International Poetry Festival and as the U.S. representative to the Coordinating Committee of the World Poetry Movement founded in 2011 in Medellin, Colombia. His 1,000-page masterpiece, The Arcanes, was published in 2006. The work, written over decades, was heralded by Alan Kaufman in the San Francisco Gate as “unlikely and historically significant a literary production as, say, the appearance of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass or James Joyce’s Ulysses… like Whitman’s and Joyce’s masterpieces, it traces the progress of an individual consciousness through landscapes teeming with the horrible glory of modern life.”
 
Hirschman has been hailed as “one of the left’s most prolific and consistent poetic voices,” by Contemporary Poets. But while he is known throughout San Francisco, his real literary fame has blossomed in Europe, where he frequently publishes both his original work and volumes of translation. Part of Hirschman’s dedication to politics and poetry can be traced to his numerous translations of radical poets from around the world.

Sunday, November 24th, at 3pm, Barbara Swift Brauer will be reading poetry from her new book At Ease in the Borrowed World (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2013) and a selection of newer poetry. Kaitlyn Gallagher will be reading prose from her new work, 181.

 

Barbara Swift Brauer’s work has appeared in such journals as Nimrod, West Marin Review, The MacGuffin, Spillway, California Quarterly, and Banabe Mountain Review, as well as anthologies. With portrait artist Jackie Kirk, Barbara is coauthor of the nonfiction book Witness: The Artist’s Vision in The Face of AIDS (Pomegranate Artbooks, 1996). Her full-length poetry collection, At Ease in the Borrowed World, was published by Sixteen Rivers Press in April. She lives in San Geronimo, where she and husband Laurence Brauer operate Wordsworth.

 

Kaitlyn Gallagher attended San Francisco State University and College of Marin before finishing her Bachelor's Degree in Writing and Literature at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. In 1994, she was accepted as a Master's Candidate in the Naropa University Masters of Fine Arts program, and she completed her MFA in Writing and Poetics in 1996. The same year, her first collection of short stories Point Me in the Right Direction was published, and went into three printings. Her poetry, stories and essays have been published in small press publications since 1994. She is a six-time recipient of the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society's Teacher Appreciation Award.

Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 3pm, Stephen Kessler will be reading poetry from his new book Scratch Pegasus Swan (Scythe Press, 2013), and his new  translation of  Poems of Consummation by Vicente Aleixandre (Black Widow Press, 2013). Alta Ifland will be reading prose from her new works: Death-in-a-Box (Subito Press 2011) and The Snail’s Song (Spuyten Duyvil, 2011).

 

Stephen Kessler is a poet, prose writer, translator and the editor of The Redwood Coast Review. He received the 2010 Harold Morton Landon Translation award from the Academy of American Poets for his version of Desolation of the Chimera by Luis Cernuda. His other recent books include Burning Daylight (poems), The Tolstoy of the Zulus (essay), The Mental Traveler (novel), and The Sonnets of Jorge Luis Borges (as editor and principal translator). He is an author of a new book of poems, Scratch Pegasus (Swan Scythe Press, 2013), and a new translation of  Poems of Consummation by Vicente Aleixandre (Black Widow Press, 2013). Recent publications (poems, essays, translations) include The American Poetry Review, New American Writing, Harvard Review, Or, Catamaran, Agni and others. He lives in Santa Cruz.

 

Alta Ifland was born in Romania and emigrated to the United States in 1991. After teaching French for ten years, she left academia and switched from French (her second language) to English (her third language). Ifland is the author of two collections of short stories: Elegy for a Fabulous World (Ninebark Press, 2009) – which was a finalist fro the 2010 Northern California Book Award – and Death-in-a-Box (Subito Press 2011) -which won the 2010 Subito prize in fiction; and two collections of prose poems: Voix de Glace/Voice of Ice (Les Figues Press, 2007) -written in French and translated herself into English, winner of the 2008 French prize Louis Guillaume – and The Snail’s Song (Spuyten Duyvil, 2011). She has received fellowships in fiction from Wesleyan, MacDowell and Millay.

Author David Ehrlich
Author David Ehrlich

 

 

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 2pm, Israeli author David Ehrlich will be reading from his new book Who Will Die Last.

 

David Ehrlich a fiction writer and bookstore owner from Jerusalem, will be reading a selection of prose from his newest book Who Will Die Last (Syracuse University Press, 2013). Filled with humor, sadness and compassion at the same time, Ehrlich’s collection of short stories Who Will Die Last is an original and moving work of fiction. Ever deeply humane, the author takes his characters on a tantalizing journey through their souls. His understated style transforms even a heartbreaking plotinto an uplifting and funny story. Israel’s special history, landscapes, and conflicts add to the drama and passion of the book. Ehrlich’s themes relate to gay life in Israel, the pull of loneliness, and the power of community. Rather than a single translator, this collection employs a variety of translators, reflecting in many ways the luminous diversity of voices in the stories.

 

Ehrlich has published two books of short stories in Hebrew, 18 Blue (Aharonot Press, 2003) and Tuesday and Thursday Mornings (Aharonot Press,1999). His bookstore-café in Jerusalem, Tmol Shilshom, is a haven for avant-garde artists and writers, hosting readings by authors such as David Grossman, Amos Oz, and A.B. Yehoshua.

Poet Joseph Zaccardi
Poet Joseph Zaccardi

Sunday September 29th, 2013 Joseph Zaccardi, Marin’s Poet Laureate, will be reading selected poetry from his recent book Gradations of Light (Bark for Me Publications 2013), and Peg Alford Pursell, State Fiction Award winner, who will be reading from a selection of her prose.

 

Joseph Zaccardi’s publications include Vents (Pancake Press 2005), Render (Poetic Matrix Press 2009), and The Nine Gradations of Light (Bark for Me Publications 2013). In 2003 he received an Individual Artist Grant from the Marin Arts Council, and in 2010 thru 2012 was editor of the Marin Poetry Center Anthology. He was appointed poet Laureate of Marin County, CA in 2013 for a two-year term. Since 1987 he has lived in Fairfax, tossing seeds from an imaginary apple tree.

  

Peg Alford Pursell’s fiction has received awards such as The State Fiction Award (S.C.), S.C. Academy of Authors Fiction Fellowship, and the American Fiction Award Finalist. Her short story collection was a short-list finalist for the

Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award. New stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review, Staccato Fiction, Emprise Review, Joyland Magazine, The Quotable, and others. Her story a 90-word, one-sentence story "Fragmentation" is the title story of the Burrow Press Anthology (2011) Fragmentation and Other Stories. Her story "Project" published in

Annalemma Magazine, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Pursell is co-founder and co-director of StoryFarm, a creative nonfiction cooperative in SF, she is a fiction editor of the lit journal Prick of the Spindle, the 2013 Marin Poetry Center Anthology Editor and serves on the advisory board of Litquake.

Artist and Poet Kate Pepper
Artist and Poet Kate Pepper

Sunday, August 25, 3pm

 

Kate Pepper will be reading from selected works and Kaitlyn Gallagher will be reading from her modern gothic novel 181.

 

Kate Pepper is a freelance designer and award-winning watercolor painter living in Fairfax. Her poems have twice been nominated for a Pushcart and have appeared or forthcoming Poet Lore, Spillway, The Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Quiddity, The Christian Science Monitor, RATTLE and others.

 

Kaitlyn Gallagher will be reading from her modern Gothic novel, 181, which she has serialized and is reading in monthly installments. Each reading of 181 will feature a summary of the previous events in the novel. Gallagher was raised on Richardson Bay in Sausalito, California, attended Tamalpais High School and both San Francisco State University and College of Marin before finishing her Bachelor's  and Master’s Degree in Writing and Literature at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. In 1996, her first collection of short stories Point Me in the Right Directionwas published, and went into three printings. Her poetry, stories and essays have been published in small press publications since 1994.

 

Karen Motan
Karen Motan

Sunday, July 28th, 3pm

 

Karen Motan will be reading from selected works and Kaitlyn Gallagher will be reading from her moern gothic novel 181.

 

Karen Motan has performed her poetry throughout the bay area.  Her poetry focuses primarily on the healing power of nature; giving voice to the earth and its elements as teacher, companion and guide. 

 

Karen received her bachelor of arts in creative writing from U.C. Santa Cruz.  She also received her doctorate in psychology from the California Institute of Integral studies, and has been a psychologist in private practice for the past fifteen years. 

 

Karen takes great pleasure in the joy and connection that is created from the communal act of poetry readings, and looks forward to sharing her poetry at MINE Gallery.

 

Kaitlyn Gallagher was raised on Richardson Bay in Sausalito, California, attended Tamalpais High School and both San Francisco State University and College of Marin before finishing her Bachelor's and Master’s Degree in Writing and Literature at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. In 1996, her first collection of short stories Point Me in the Right Direction was published, and went into three printings. Her poetry, stories and essays have been published in small press publications since 1994.

 

photo credit Anthony Hayward
Professor of Literary Arts Cole Swensen

Sunday, May 19th, 3pm


Cole Swenson will be reading from selected works including her new work Gravesend (University of California Press, California, 2012). Kaitlyn Gallagher will be reading from her modern Gothic novel, 181, which she has serialized and is reading in monthly installments. Each reading of 181 will feature a summary of the previous events in the novel.


Cole Swensen was born and raised in Marin, and has worked as a translator, editor, copywriter, and teacher around the world. She is the author of 14 volumes of poetry and a collection of critical essays, books that include finalists for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. A 2006 Guggenheim fellow, she is the co-editor of the 2009 Norton anthology American Hybrid and the founding editor of La Presse Books, dedicated to translations. She won the 2004 PEN USA Translation Award and two Pushcart Awards. After teaching for ten years at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Swensen recently moved to Brown University, where she is chair of the Literary Arts Department.


Kaitlyn Gallagher was raised on Richardson Bay in Sausalito, California, attended Tamalpais High School and both San Francisco State University and College of Marin before finishing her Bachelor's and Master’s Degree in Writing and Literature at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. In 1996, her first collection of short stories Point Me in the Right Direction was published, and went into three printings. Her poetry, stories and essays have been published in small press publications since 1994.

 

Poet Kathy Evans
Poet Kathy Evans

KATHY EVANS and KAITLYN GALLAGHER Read Poetry and Prose

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 3pm - 5pm

 

Kathy Evans will reading poetry from Imagination Comes to Breakfast (Signature Books
Salt Lake City 1992), As the Heart is Held (Foxfold Press, California, 1997) and Hunger and Sorrow (Small Poetry Press, California 2005).

Evans teaches poetry and memoir writing throughout the Bay Area and has been a poet/teacher for California Poets in the Schools and has taught writing at The University of San Francisco and San Francisco State for the Osher Lifelong Learning. She also teaches writing workshops privately, to incarcerated youth at  juvenile hall and at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

 

Kaitlyn Gallagher will be reading from her modern Gothic novel, 181, which she has serialized and is reading in monthly installments. Each reading of 181 will feature a summary of the previous events in the novel. Gallagher was raised on Richardson Bay in Sausalito, California, attended Tamalpais High School and both San Francisco State University and College of Marin before finishing her Bachelor's  and Master’s Degree in Writing and Literature at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. In 1996, her first collection of short stories Point Me in the Right Direction was published, and went into three printings. Her poetry, stories and essays have been published in small press publications since 1994.

 

Kaitlyn Gallagher reading an installment of her serialized novel
Kaitlyn Gallagher reading an installment of her serialized novel

Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 3:00pm: Poet Claudia Chapline

and prose writer Kaitlyn Gallagher.

 

CLAUDIA CHAPLINE is a writer/artist, was born in Oak Park, Illinois and grew up in Arlington, Virginia. She lives in Stinson Beach. She has published five chapbooks and numerous articles on California arts.  Her poetry has been published in Marin Poetry Center Anthologies, the Petaluma Poetry Walk Anthology, Beside the Sleeping Maiden: Poets of Marin, and many small press journals such as Convuvulus, Mariposa and Estero.  In Los Angeles in the 1970s she coordinated the Women’s Poetry Readings at the Women’s building and she participated in Paul Vangelisti’s Poetry Performance Series at the Pasadena Playhouse. Since 2009 she has written an arts column for the West Marin Citizen.  Her awards include the 2011 Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition 2011 HonorableMention and the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art.

 

KAITLYN GALLAGHER a teacher of English at San Dominco High School, a MINE regular (see her bio below) will be reading from her modern Gothic novel, 181, which she has serialized and is reading in monthly installments. Each reading of 181 will feature a summary of the previous events in the novel.

February 24, 3pm: Poet Jacqueline Kudler, Kaitlyn Gallagher

 

JACQUELINE KUDLER is a teacher of memoir writing and literature at the College of Marin in Kentfield, California. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary reviews, magazines, and anthologies, and the first full-length collection of her poetry, Sacred Precinct, was published by Sixteen Rivers Press in 2003. Her new book, Easing into Dark (Sixteen Rivers Press), came out in April 2012. Kudler was awarded the Marin Arts Council Board Award in 2005, and the Marin Poetry Center Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. She lives in Sausalito, California.

 

KAITLYN GALLAGHER is a teacher of English at San Dominco High School, raised on Richardson Bay in Sausalito, California,she attended Tamalpais High School and both San Francisco State University and College of Marin before finishing her Bachelor's Degree in Writing and Literature at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. In 1994, she was accepted as a Master's Candidate in the Naropa University Masters of Fine Arts program, and she completed her MFA in Writing and Poetics in 1996. The same year, her first collection of short stories Point Me in the Right Direction was published, and went into three printings. Her poetry, stories and essays have been published in small press publications since 1994.), Kaitlyn will be reading from her modern Gothic novel, 181, which she has serialized and is reading in monthly installments. Each reading of 181 will feature a summary of the previous events in the novel.

 

 

Januaury 27: Poet Doreen Stock reads her poetry and Kaitlyn Gallagher begins her first installment in the serial reading of her 'Modern Gothic Tale'.