Sunday, March 29, 2015

November Butterfly Launches in Occidental Today

We have been hard at work putting together a beautiful afternoon for you--if in Sonoma County, I hope you'll take the drive through the redwoods down along Bohemian Highway to the Occidental Center for the Arts (3850 Doris Murphy Way, corner of Bohemian Highway and Graton Road).

The doors open at 2:30 and the event runs from 3-5 p.m. and is free, though books and artwork will be for sale following the reading. Donations to the OCA are also accepted.

I will be reading poems from my first poetry collection, November Butterfly (Saddle Road Press, 2014) and screening movies we've made for poems in the Camelot section of the book, Mordred's Dream (originally published by Poetry Flash), Corridor, Thumbelina (originally published by the NonBinary Review / Zoetic Press and a finalist for Sundress Publication's Best of the Net Award in the category of poetry) and Amelia (awarded Juror’s Best of Show at the 2012 2D/3D visual poetry show held at the LH Horton Jr Gallery at San Joaquin Delta College).

Additionally, and in particular what adds a special dimension to the afternoon is that we will have artwork by Sonoma County Artists including Genevieve Barnhart (bronze sculptures), Loreen Barry (mixed media), Paul Beattie (ink print), Robyn Beattie (photography, including image of artwork by Christiane Vincent), Chris Boyd, Sandy Frank (ceramic sculpture--pictured here), Barbara Hoffmann (ceramics), Orion James (ceramics), Monty Monty (assemblage sculpture), and Ron Rodgers  (bronze sculpture).

November Butterfly was published in November of 2014 by Saddle Road Press.

(Cover photo by Robyn Beattie. Cover Design, Don Mitchell, Saddle Road Press.)

For more information: visit the full event description, with links to short radio interview, on my main website: November Butterfly Launches in Occidental. Here's the Sonoma Spotlight Radio Interview at KRCB with Roland Jacopetti.

Special thanks to the Occidental Center for the Arts: Suze Cohan, Judith Moorman, their volunteers, Lori O'Hara for helping today with books, Patrick Fanning on sound and Patrick Lizza, videographer.

Additional thanks due to Tracking Wonder's beautiful group of artists, and the work of Jeffrey Davis on #Livethequest.

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