Ventura College Poetry Reading in J-3

On Thursday October 16, from 12:30-1:20pm, poet and blogger Gwendolyn Alley (aka Art Predator) will give a reading, discuss process, practice, craft, and approaches to writing for Kelly Peinado’s Introduction to Poetry Class in J-3 Ventura College on Telegraph Road between Day Road and Ashwood in Ventura. She will bring broadsides ($7-10) first published in ArtLife Limited Editions and books including between sleeps: poems from the 3:15 experiment 1993-2005 ($12) which she and Danika Dinsmore co-edited in 2006 (en theos press).

From 1996-2004, Alley published three dozen poetry and art broadsides in ARTLIFE Limited Editions; several of these works are published also at http://www.art-life.com/.  Alley has participated in the 3:15 experiment since 2001, and in 2007, she facilitated the Experiment . Many of her 3:15 Experiment poems can be found at http://315experiment.com/.

In August 2008, Alley began creating videos which combine spoken word, sound, and image. Her video poem “Shishilop Project” was accepted by GuerrillaReads for its September issue. Below is the link for “State of Optimism” with music by Alley and art by Reed Seifer:

Alley’s primary blog is the Art Predator: http://artpredator.wordpress.com; she also participates in the collaborative experimental poetry site, The Orchid Room. Her youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/theartpredator.

The eclectic Art Predator site includes many of Alley’s ArtLife broadsides, 3:15 poems, an on-going collection of her own spoken word videos with music and images, as well as adventures in wine, travel, and song.

The event is free and open to the public.

Alley's letterpress business cards produced with Lettre Sauvage

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