July, 2012. I organized and hosted my two Summer Reading Series Poetry Events at the Eugene Public Library. They were a great success and everyone had a wonderful time. The library has invited me back to do them again next year.
1. Saturday, July 14th, 2012: A Basic Poetry Workshop with four panel members teaching. I was the Host and lead panel member. We had a turnout of about 25 people. The students were engaged and all said they had a wonderful time and would like to do more.
2. Saturday, July 21st, 2012: A Poetry Showcase & Open Mic Reading. I was the Host and featured Performance Poet. Additionaly, I had 12 local poets read and perform. My Keynote reader was Ralph Salisbury: poet, teacher and Professor Emeritus and the University of Oregon; his latest collection of poetry was nominated for a Pulitzer prize. For the open mic reading, we had fourteen other poets read. Everyone commented how diverse and entertaining it was compared to most readings they attend.
My intention with this blog is to catalog and update my progress as I pursue my writing career in retirement. I will be posting about poetry events I am involved in, as well as the publishing and performing of my work. Here you can observe my adventures. Feel free to comment.