Altadena Poetry Review

Altadena Poetry Newsletter April 24, 2015
Poetry Event Calendar


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This Saturday is Altadena’s biggest poetry day of the year: formerly Poetry & Cookies, now
The Altadena Poetry Review

http://www.altadenalibrary.org/sites/altadenalibrary.org/files/styles/scale_and_crop_680x300/public/images/featured/Slider_Poetry%20%26%20Cookies%202015.jpg?itok=SiOjqT9VSaturday, April 25th, 2 to 4 pm
Publication reading for the Altadena
Poetry Review hosted by Thelma T. Reyna at the Altadena Senior Center

See Full press release

This will also be the debut reading of our new ALTADENA POETRY REVIEW: ANTHOLOGY 2015, which will be available for purchase at a discounted price. Anyone buying 3 or more copies of the book will receive the special event price of $10/book. Otherwise, we’ll offer the book for $12, an event special.
Best of all, a number of our published poets will have their other books and materials on display as well, and we can purchase their items as our support for one another.
Thelma ReynaPLEASE BRING YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, COLLEAGUES WITH YOU! The more, the merrier! It’s still free to the public. We’d love to meet you and meet your guests, too. And thanks for posting this on your social media sites, in emails, etc. WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORTIVENESS OF POETRY.


Here are some highlights of this new anthology:
–It is about 180 pages long, the longest anthology we’ve had thus far.
–The physical format of the book, as the attached images show, has been changed to what is called a “perfect bound trade book.”
–The book is now listed and displayed on www.amazon.com , so it is now available worldwide, a first for our local anthology.
–The book includes a blurb, or testimonial, from the U.S. Inaugural Poet (the fifth in our nation’s history), Richard Blanco. Part of the blurb is on the front cover and the longer version is on an inside page of the book. This is the first time that we’ve had a world-famous poet write a blurb for us.
–The 60 published poets represent the largest group of published poets we’ve had in the Poetry & Cookies program, and the most multiculturally diverse group of writers as well, truly representative of the richly-woven cultural tapestry that is Altadena and our surrounding area.
The cover price of this thought-provoking book is $14.95 + tax (for a total of $16.33). However, you, as our core group of Altadena/Pasadena/LA area poets, former Poetry & Cookies contributors, and supporters, CAN PRE-ORDER AS MANY COPIES AS YOU WISH FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AT THE DISCOUNTED PRICE OF ONLY $10 each, INCLUDING TAX. Please reply to this email with your order and mail a check payable as follows, to this address:

Golden Foothills Press
1443 E. Washington Blvd., #232
Pasadena, CA 91104
YOUR WINDOW OF PRE-ORDERING RUNS FROM TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY, APRIL 18. The special price will jump to $12 until the public reading event the following week. After the event, the book will only be available at the cover price.

Thank you very much for your supportiveness! We truly value your commitment to our community’s fostering of poetry throughout the years and look forward to more years of showcasing the talents of our neighbors, colleagues, and friends. Best wishes to each of you!
Sincerely,
Thelma T. Reyna
Editor


Sun, April 26, 4:30 pm
Poetry Feature with Los Angeles Poet Society/Jessica Wilson Cardenas and Bolton Hall reading series
McGroarty Arts Center, 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga, CA



Sunday April 26 4:30 pm
Westside Women Writers (Millicent Borges Accardi, Georgia Jones-Davis, Lois P. Jones, Susan Rogers, Maja Trochimczyk, Sonya Sabanac, Madeleine Butcher)

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga, CA 91042. Poets are welcome to sign-up for the open reading upon arrival. A $3.00 donation is appreciated! http://www.villagepoets.blogspot.com


May 4, 6-7pm 5:30
POETS & ALLIES FOR RESISTANCE!! A Monthly Poetry Event Focusing on Social Justice Issues

Bring 1-2 poems about Social Justice or come to listen!
Information about upcoming protests and actions will be available

The Sidewalk Cafe
2057 N Los Robles (at Woodbury)
Altadena, Ca 91001

(Regular event: the 1st Monday of each month)

More info:
Khadija Anderson 206-551-2567


SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015, 4:30-6:30 P.M.
The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga are delighted to announce that Brenda Petrakos and Marlene Hitt will be the featured poets at their upcoming Monthly Reading Series, Sunday, May 24, 2015, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., at Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga, CA 91042. Poets are welcome to sign-up for the open reading upon arrival. Light refreshments will be served – a $3.00 donation is appreciated! Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga: http://www.villagepoets.blogspot.com
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Los Angeles Poet Society Calendar
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Poetrix Calendar
Poetix Poetry calendar for Southern California
Please send your listings to calendar@poetix.net prior to the 15th of the preceding month. We will do our best to post on time if you get them to us on time.


Quill and Parchment
Quill & Parchment is on the lookout for new writers with not only a story, but with the voice to articulate that story. We are currently seeking submissions of poetry, as well as shorter fiction and non-fiction. We regret that due to space limitations, not all submissions can be published. We may save some pieces for publication at a later time.
All submissions should be cut and pasted into the body of the email and sent to:
alittlehawk@aol.com



Saturday Afternoon Poetry
Meets EVERY Saturday in the backroom of the Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public Library on 999 E. Washington Blvd. between 3pm and 5pm unless otherwise indicated.

Schedule:

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY POETRY FESTIVAL EVENTS

Saturday, April 25th, 2 to 4 pm – Publication reading for the Altadena
Poetry Review hosted by Thelma T. Reyna at the Altadena Senior Center

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Saturday, May 2nd, 3 to 5 pm – Deep Poetry Critique Workshop

Saturday, May 9th, 3 to 5 pm – Featured: ED ROSENTHAL, MAJA TROCHIMCZYK &
LUIS VILLALOBOS + Open Reading

Saturday, May 16th, 3 to 5 pm – Emerging Urban Poets Writing Workshop

Saturday, May 23rd, 3 to 5 pm – Deep Poetry Critique Workshop

Saturday, May 30th, 3 to 5 pm – Featured: Poets published in SGVPQ 66 (Email
up to three poems of any length to kingfisher1031@charter.net by May 16th)

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Saturday, June 6th, 3 to 5 pm – Emerging Urban Poets Writing Workshop

Saturday, June 13th, 3 to 5 pm – Deep Poetry Critique Workshop

Saturday, June 20th, 3 to 5 pm – Featured: TBA, TBA, & TBA + Open Reading

Saturday, June 27th, 3 to 5 pm – Emerging Urban Poets Writing Workshop

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Saturday, July 4th – NO MEETING

Saturday, July 11th, 3 to 5 pm – Deep Poetry Critique Workshop

Saturday, July 18th, 3 to 5 pm – Featured: TBA, TBA, & TBA + Open Reading

Saturday, July 25th, 3 to 5 pm – Emerging Urban Poets Writing Workshop

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Saturday, August 1st, 3 to 5 pm – Deep Poetry Critique Workshop

Saturday, August 8th, 3 to 5 pm – Featured: TBA, TBA, & TBA + Open Reading

Saturday, August 15th, 3 to 5 pm – Emerging Urban Poets Writing Workshop

Saturday, August 22nd, 3 to 5 pm – Deep Poetry Critique Workshop

Saturday, August 29th, 3 to 5 pm – Featured: Poets published in SGVPQ 67
(Email up to three poems of any length to kingfisher1031@charter.net by August 15th)

All events FREE, as always


Southern California Haiku Study Group
(SoCalHaiku yahoo groups) Meeting reminder:

Pacific Asia MuseumWHEN? EVERY 3rd SATURDAY OF THE MONTH: April, May, June and on in 2015
WHERE? FREE ACCESS to Pacific Asia Museum, 46 North Los Robles, Pasadena, CA 91101, 626) 449-2742

WHEN? 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Free parking lot on the N side of the museum. Check into the office on the N side of the museum to sign in for the haiku group and then go outside to the courtyard and then up the stairs on the left or N.


Village Poets of TujungaIn 2015, Village Poets of Tujunga will meet at the Bolton Hall Museum at 4:30 pm on the following dates:

  • April 26 – Westside Women Writers (Millicent Borges Accardi, Georgia Jones-Davis, Lois P. Jones, Susan Rogers, Maja Trochimczyk, Sonya Sabanac, Madeleine Butcher)
  • May 24 – Deborah Paradez (University of Texas, Austin)
  • June 28 – Sharon Alexander (Palm Springs)
  • July 26 – Thelma T. Reyna, current Poet Laureate of Altadena, CA
  • August 23 (4th of 5 Sundays) – TBA
  • September 27
  • October 25
  • November 22 (4th of 5 Sundays)
  • December – None

Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga, CA 91042. The readings include a featured poet (25 min. for one poet or 20 min. each for two poets) and an open mike; refreshments are served and donations collected for the cost of the venue, one of the earliest historical landmarks in the City of Los Angeles.Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Ave., Tujunga, CA 91042. Poets are welcome to sign-up for the open reading upon arrival. Light refreshments will be served, a $3.00 donation is appreciated. Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga: http://www.villagepoets.blogspot.com.



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