My July Poetry Events
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.
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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.