Steve Martin’s “The Underpants”

The Underpants, written by Carl Sternheim and adapted for the modern stage by Steve Martin, will be performed on Friday, April 25 at 8pm, Saturday, April 26 at 8pm, Thursday, May 1 at 8pm, Friday, May 2 at 8pm, Saturday, May 3 at 8pm, and Sunday, May 4 at 3pm. Thursday, April 24 (8 pm), the final dress rehearsal, is open to the public at no charge.
The Underpants features the performance and production talent of Ventura College Theatre Arts students:, Kevin Bass, , Michael Byrne, James Culbertson, Drew Davenport, Berkeley Deitch, Dayna Miles, TJ Mora, Dan Saad, Elyse Sinklier, and Josh Zelman.

The Underpants tells the story of Louise, a pretty young wife with an inattentive husband, who, while stretching to get a better view the King in a parade, realizes that her dainty underpants have fallen around her ankles! Embarrassed, she quickly retrieves them and hopes no one has noticed. The only concern of her husband Theo, a stuffy bureaucrat, is that her indiscretion may affect his reputation and career aspirations. While her husband may be unaware of Louise’s feelings and charms, two men who witnessed the underpants “incident” come to rent a room in the couple’s flat in the hopes of romancing Louise. Theo, oblivious to the threat to his marriage, conspires to split the room and rent to them both in an effort to double his money. Gertrude, a nosy neighbor, urges the naïve Louise towards an amorous affair with one of the men, while the men themselves try to outdo and undermine each other to gain her attention. All this admiration brings Louise to a new awareness of her circumstances, her own worth and empowerment. When the King shows up looking to rent a room (it seems he, too, witnessed the underpants event), Louise has developed an understanding of how to get what she wants in the world.

Students in my classes will each receive one complimentary ticket. Come early, as these tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional tickets are available for purchase at the box office one half hour prior to each performance, and are $9.00 general admission, and $7.00 for students, staff, and seniors.

We hope this opportunity to use the theatre as part of our shared teaching and learning experience is of value to you and that you will take advantage of it. If you have any questions regarding The Underpants, please contact Jay Varela at 805.654.6400 ext. 3194.


April 23: Earth ACTION Day 10-2:30pm VC quad

Ventura College’s Earth Action Day Weds. April 23, 2008 10-2:30p

VC’s second annual Earth Day is about ACTION–taking action, advocating action–with an emphasis on
educating and advocating actions related to and about global warming. The event is free; parking is $1
on campus.

The event features entertainment, a film series, booths, a program by America’s Teaching Zoo, music,
singer/songwriters, poets, writers, a clothing swap, art activities, alternative transportation info, and more.

The film series will run from 10-2 in the Fireside Lounge in the cafeteria/campus center. Films include the classic An Inconvenient Truth, the brand new documentary The 11th Hour, the drama Into the Wild, and with a series of short films provided by the Earth Action Network from the Live Earth events as well as a 4 minute
reflective video by Steve Shaefer set to a poem by Robert Frost. The short films are provided by the
Earth Day Network; the longer films are donated by Movie Town in midtown Ventura.

The main stage in the quad will feature a 10-11am show by “America’s Teaching Zoo”, the Exotic Animal Training and Management Program at Moorpark College. The show will focus on endangered species and the impact of global warming. Many of the children from VC’s Child Development Center will be walking up to the quad for the family friendly show.

Jazz music by VC students Louis Lopez on trumpet and Max Gauliteri on guitar will follow interspersed with poetry, an open mic, singer/songwriter Emy Reynolds, and CSUCI prof and Sespe Wild writer Brad
Monsma.

Local organizations and student clubs will offer activities and information and the VC preschool coop will be squeezing fresh orange juice. Bagels have been donated by Noah’s and water donated by the Ventura Water store will be provided to anyone who brings their own container.

In addition to encouraging students to take action about climate change, a goal is to register as many students to vote as possible.

This event is supported by a grant from the Ventura College Foundation.

“Up Jumped Spring” a spring poem by Al Young

Al Young, CA Poet Laureate visits VC

Monday April 21

12-12:45pm Poetry & discussion of poetics for change

1:30-2:30pm Poetry & Prose plus writing tips

both the above events take place in the Garden Patio
between the new library (LRC) and the old library (SSC)

7pm Guthrie Hall with live music, art and living history performance by Suzanne Lawrence

Ventura College 4667 Telegraph Road Ventura
Host: Gwendolyn Alley

What’s most fantastical almost always goes
unrecorded and unsorted. Take spring.
Take today. Take dancing dreamlike; coffee
your night, creameries your dream factories.
Take walking as a dream, the dearest, sincerest
means of conveyance: a dance. Take leave
of the notion that this nation’s or any other’s earth
can still be the same earth our ancestors walked


From “Up Jumped Spring” by Al Young

California
poet laureate, Al Young, was born in Mississippi and was reading by the age of three. He began publishing poems, stories, and articles in his early teens, and has lived most of his life in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been a poet, writer, teacher and lecturer throughout his literary career and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California , Berkeley in Spanish. He has taught poetry and fiction writing at a number of universities nationwide, including the Universities of California at Berkeley , Santa Cruz and Davis ; and Stanford University . Versatile and prolific, his works have appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Review, Seattle Review, Rolling Stone, and the Norton Anthology of African-American Literature. As a screenwriter, Young has worked with Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor.
Thanks to Phil Taggart and Maggie Westland for helping to get the word out about these readings!

Al Young at VC M. April 21: noon, 1:30, 7p

On Monday, April 21, Al Young will do a live interview on NPR’s Morning Edition, then he will drive up to Ventura College to participate in three events:

7-9pm–”A Celebration of the Earth:
Poetry & Performance featuring AL YOUNG “

in Guthrie Hall on the West side of campus; park near the gym; $1 to park

The evening begins with live music and a living history performance by Suzanne Lawrence as Anna Paquette on “One Hundred Years of Growth: 1815-1915–from remote agricultural Mission Town to car accessible county seat” followed by Theater Arts student KM Hageman and Friends who will sing Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.”

At sunset, Al Young will perform backed by jazz musicians and with an accompanying slide show of eco-art images contributed by Debra McKillop, Steve Schafer, Dan Holmes, students, and others. The slide show is organized by student Art major Tanya Orozco. The evening will close with another song by KM and Friends.

For more about Al Young, author of over 20 books of poetry, prose, and fiction including the National Book Award winner in 2002, The Sound of Dreams Remembered go to alyoung.org.

A reception, funded by the Ventura College Foundation, will follow. Al Young’s performance in funded by Associated Students.

Al will give two readings during the day: a lunch time brown bag poetry reading in the Garden Patio between the new library (LRC) and the old library (SSC) from 12-1245p, and a prose and poetry reading with writing tips and techniques from 130-230 in the same location.

All events are free and open to the public.

Honor the Farm Music Festival

The Honor The Farm Music Festival
Sunday April 20th, 10am – 7pm
370 Baldwin Rd/Hwy 150
Ojai CA 93023

A day of music with:

Jonathan McEuen
one of the most exciting guitar player/singer/performers we’ve ever seen on
any stage . . .
http://www.myspace.com/jonathanmceuen

Alan Thornhill

A festival favorite at Strawberry Music Festival, Winfield Festival and others.  One of life’s joys is hearing his beautiful voice and exquisite fingerstyle guitar playing.

http://www.alanthornhill.com

Samba Da’
(fabulous 7 piece, rockin’ Brazillian band that’ll get you up & dancing!
http://www.sambada.com


Emy Reynolds
Winner of the Food For Thought, battle of the bands and since then, one of our favorite new discoveries, you have to see her
http://www.myspace.com/emyreynolds

and more!!

The festival name celebrates the transformation of a former honor
farm/jail site into a thriving organic farm. The site also houses
community service organizations including Help of Ojai.   A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will go to Help of Ojai.

Get your tickets

Online at http://www.farmerandcook.com or at the gate.
or at the gate

$20 general admission (children 8 & under free)

$200 for 4 VIP section tickets – in special sectioned off area up front & center (we’ll only be selling a limited number of these – first come, first served)

more details: VC NaPoMo & NaEaMo 08

Celebrate National Poetry and National Earth Month at Ventura College

Poet Laureate Al Young with VC English Instructor Gwendolyn Alley. Mr. Young will speak in two of Ms. Alley's classes at Ventura College and a reception will be held in his honor.

Poet Laureate Al Young with VC English Instructor Gwendolyn Alley. Mr. Young will speak in two of Ms. Alley’s classes at Ventura College and a reception will be held in his honor.

In celebration of both National Earth Month and National Poetry Month, Ventura College English instructor and poet Gwendolyn Alley will host California Poet Laureate and novelist Al Young on Monday, April 21 from noon to 12:45pm, and then again from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm. Mr. Young will read his work, discuss the role of poetics for change, and conduct a writing workshop in the second class. Both readings will take place on the patio behind the Student Services Center that faces the LRC. The same evening, there will be a reception for Mr. Young beginning at 7:00 pm in Guthrie Hall, complete with jazz and choral music and refreshments. All events are open to the public and free of charge

Mr. Young has written more than 20 books, including his most recent collection of poetry, The Sound of Dreams Remembered: Poems 1990-2000 (Creative Arts Book, 2001) which won the American Book Award in 2002.

He has taught poetry and fiction writing at colleges and universities and lectured widely across the country and overseas. Among his numerous honors and awards are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, the American Book Award, the Pushcart Prize and the PEN/USA Award.

The College will host three other events in recognition of National Poetry Month. All are scheduled to take place on the Student Services Center patio as well, and are free. Parking on campus during the day is $1.

Wednesday, April 9: Noon-12:45 pm, Poetry and Discussion of Poetics and 2:00 pm-3:00 pm, Poetry plus a writing workshop, both events with poet Amalio Madueno of Taos, New Mexico, author of Lost in the Chamiso.

Monday, April 14: two events with poet Laynie Browne of Tucson, Arizona, author of Daily Sonnets and The Scented Fox, and winner of the National Poetry Series 2006. Noon-12:45 pm, Poetry and Discussion of Contemporary Sonnets: and from 1:30 pm- 2:30m pm, Poetry plus a writing workshop

Wednesday, April 23: Earth Action Day: 10:00 am-1:30 pm, Poets, Singers and Songwriters, Open Mic, 1:30 pm 2:30 pm, non-fiction prose reading and discussion, CSUCI English professor Brad Monsma, author of Sespe Wild.

The authors will have copies of their publications available for purchase and signing. These events are supported by a Ventura College Foundation Staff Innovation Grant, ASVC funding and the CSUCI’s American Democracy Project.

In addition to the National Poetry Month events and the joint Poetry and Earth Day event, the College will host three National Earth Month speakers:

Thursday, April 10, from 1pm – 1:20pm, in Room AA8: Jessica Daniels will address green building programs and livable communities. After Ms Daniels received her master’s of regional planning from Cornell University, she joined Solimar, one of the nation’s leading land-use research and policy consulting firms. As the 2007 Solimar Fellow, she worked on a wide variety of projects involving demographics, housing, land conservation and smart growth policy.

Thursday, April 17, from 1pm – 1:20pm, in Room AA8: Russell Galipeau, Channel Islands National Park Superintendent, will speak on resource management and wildlife ecology. A 27 year veteran of the National Park Service, Galipeau has also been the chief of resources management at Yosemite National Park and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Prior to that, he worked in the Everglades National Park and Canaveral National Seashore.

Thursday, April 24, from 12:30pm- 1:20pm, in Room SCI352: Carl Morehouse, Planner and Ventura City Council Member, will discuss affordable housing, pedestrian and transit-oriented development and other planning issues. Now in his third term on the City Council, he previously served as Mayor. During his term he won the American Planning Association Distinguished Leadership Award for an Elected Official. He has been instrumental in the Faulkner House Group, Seize the Future citywide visioning, the Sustainability Council of Ventura County and the Ventura County Civil Alliance.

And the Annual Ventura College Clean Up and Barbeque is set for April 22 from 9 am – noon. Volunteers are welcome and should contact Barbara Cogert at 805-654-6400×3142.

For more info go to https://whisperdownthewritealley.wordpress.com or email gwendolynalley@yahoo.com, or contact the Ventura College Public Information Office at 805-654-6462.

spring poem by Amalio Madueno

My good friend the poet and general rascal Amalio Madueno is going to read at Ventura College next Weds. April 9 at noon and 2pm and I’ve been rereading his book, Lost in the Chamiso looking for a poem to use for a broadside to publicize his reading, National Poetry Month, and Earth Month activities.

Here is one I am considering: it’s short, accessible, local, earth oriented, fun. What will you do for a broadside this month?

Middle Spring


Below me and above, middle Spring.
Blossom air soothes gravel and stone.
Birds in my shaggy yard scamper in dust
At home in morning’s ocean breeze.
Night after night dreams become less
Familiar, like the landscape of a city
I will never see. Today is light,
Tomorrow will be lighter still. Sundogs
Streak the perihelion, spiders drop
Filaments of light out of the blue
Into sunny scrutiny – the intersection
Of the everyday.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amalio Madueño grew up on the borderlands of California and Baja,organized farm workers with Cesar Chavez, and studied poetry in graduate school at UC Irvine; he now lives near Taos, New Mexico.

Long associated with the Taos Poetry Circus and Mexican Bob’s Poetry Camp, Madueno has published widely in journals across the United States and Europe. Recent anthologies featuring his work include Venus in the Badlands (ed. J. Macker, Santa Fe 2006) between sleeps: the 315 experiment 1993-2005 (ed. Dinsmore and Alley, Vancouver BC, 2006) and Wandering Hermit Review (Seattle, 2006). Ranchos Press has published almost a dozen chapbooks of his in the last 10 years; Lost in the Chamiso (wild embers press 2006) is his first full-length book. Amalio performs his work frequently the throughout New Mexico and the west in featured readings, seminars, television and radio, as well as on videos and CDs.

Ventura/Santa Barbara Upcoming Poetry Events

Phil Taggart’s compilation of
Ventura / Santa Barbara Poetry Events April 2008
(There’s a LOT here so I highlighted a few that I’m trying to attend!)

Readings
Oxnard College
4000 S. Rose Oxnard
April 2: Shirley Geok-lin Lim
12:45 – 1:45 at The Clocktower Auditorium
Host: Shelley Savren ssavren@vcccd.edu

This Just In–Original Poetry
First Monday of the month 8pm
The Village Jester Restaurant & Pub
139 Ojai Ave.—Next to the Ojai Playhouse
April 7: Geoff Farr
Host: Tree Bernstein
open-mic 640-8001

Artists’ Union Gallery
Every Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Artists’ Union Gallery
330 South California Street, Ventura
Host: Roe Estep, (805)320-3524
Open-mic
April 1: Dorothea Grossman & Michael Vlatkavich
April 8: Diana Raab
April 15: Lois Klein
April 22: Sojourner Kincaid Rolle
also at the Artists’ Union Gallery:
April 5: Phil Taggart and Deepakalypse
April 10: Ending Homelessnes in 10 Years panel discussion
April 12: From the Margins poetry reading

Arcade Poetry Series
Oxnard Carnegie Art Museum
424 South C Street, Oxnard
Host: Jackson Wheeler
all reading start at 7pm
April 19: Adrianne Marcus and Carol V. Davis
May 17: Kathleen Lynch and Christina Pages
June 21: David Starkey and friday lubina

Bell Arts Factory (friday on Saturday)
432 N. Ventura Avenue – Ventura
last Saturday of the month 7:30pm
host: friday
canceled for April
The Poetry Zone
Second Saturday, 2–4 pm

Karpeles Manuscript Museum
21 W. Anapamu, Santa Barbara
Host: Suzanne Frost
April 12: Amalio Madueno and Jeanette Clough
May 10: Perie Longo
June 14: Kathy Roxby

Train of Thought at the ArtBarn
every Thursday at 6:30pm
856 East Thompson Blvd. Ventura
(between Ash and Kalorama, behind Kids and Families Together)
Open Mic

Favorite Poems Project
Third Monday from 5:15 – 6:30
The Blue Agave
20 E. Cota, Santa Barbara
Host: Lois Klein Open Mic:
All poets and non-poets invited to read a favorite poem (not their own) or two
Soap Box Poets
First Sunday of the month at 3pm
Borders in the Camino Real Shopping Center
(across from Home Depot/Staples), Goleta
Host: Kathleen Roxby
Open-mic
Ventura College Special Earth Day / Poetry Month readings
Host: Gwendolyn Alley
April 9 Amalio Madueno
12-12:45pm Poetry & discussion of poetics
2—3pm Poetry workshop

April 14 Laynie Browne
12-12:45pm Poetry & discussion of contemporary sonnets
1:30-230pm Poetry workshop
April 21 Al Young, CA Poet Laureate
12-12:45pm Poetry & discussion of poetics for change
130-230pm Poetry & Prose plus writing workshop
April 23 Earth Action Day
10-1:30pm poets & singer/songwriters
1:30-2:30pm Brad Monsma
Santa Barbara Special Poetry Month readings

April 2 “Meditations in Silver” Photography & Poetry
at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 3:30-5:00 pm.
Von Romberg Gallery.
Host: Enid Osborn

April 2 Barry Spacks reading in the College of Creative Studies Poetry Series, Old Little Theatre, CCS, UCSB

April 3 “They Keep It All Going: Celebrating Essential Workers in Photographs and Poems.” 6:30-7:30 pm. County Administration Bldg. Channing Peake Gallery 105 E. Anapamu.
Host: Barry Spacks

April 5 SB Poetry Series “Poetry, Print & Jazz” 7-9 pm
Santa Barbara Public Library Faulkner Gallery, 40 E. Anapamu.
Lois Klein, A.J.Ford, Jackson Wheeler, and Paul Portugé;
Sophia Astr calligraphy table, Fiona Spring of LettreSauvage
Colter Frazier on jazz sax.
Host, Carol DeCanio
April 9 David Starkey, host of “The Creative Community,” will do a live interview
of local politicians and some poets reading their favorite poems, Channel 21,
8-9 pm.

April 17 Winners of Teen Poetry Contest Santa Barbara Public Library; Faulkner Gallery. 7-8:30 pm.

April 20 A bilingual reading of Poems Inspired by or From Latin America.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art Davidson Gallery 1:30-3 pm.
Host: Kelly Peinado.
April 25 Marti­n Espada. 8 p.m.
SBCC Bland Forum on the West Campus.
Host: David Starkey.

Kava Dume
Every Wednesday except the 1st at 7:30 pm
5653 Kana Road, Agoura
Host: Miss Marissa “Con Gusto”
(818) 865-8602
Open mic

Poetry Workshops, Classes and Panels

Contemporary Poets Class
3 Fridays, Mar. 28 – Apr. 11 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Ventura College, 71 Day Rd.
Instructor: Loren Haar LHaar@vcccd.edu
Fee: $59
Learn about three significant poets writing today—their style, their signature poems, the recurring themes in their work.
Week 1: Carolyn Forché, activist and human rights advocate, brings politics and poetry together in what she calls “poetry of witness.” Should poetry be political? We’ll consider this question as we explore her most explosive work.
Week 2: Yusef Komunyakaa, often incorporating jazz rhythms into his poetry, combines musical style with cultural commentary. We’ll look at how jazz and his experiences in Vietnam have influenced his work.
Week 3: Sharon Olds, with her characteristic “confessional” style and startling imagery will not disappoint. We will approach her work with a focus on theme and poetics. OPTIONAL $5.00 material is fee payable to instructor

Barnes and Noble
Second and fourth Wednesdays, 7–9 pm
Barnes and Noble, Ventura

Ventura County Writers Club
Third Wednesday
For information, email: Cathryn Andresen, barn93012@yahoo.com
Poemcrafters Guild
For more information send bio and sample of work to:
807 Camino Concordia – Camarillo 93010
(805) 491-3242

Veterans Writing Group
For veterans of all wars and their family members
April 13, May 4, June 8
all sessions are from 2:30 – 5:30
Unitarian Universalist Church
5654 Ralston Street Ventura
to reserve a space call 805/644-3898
or e-mail office@uuventura.org or poets@jetlink.net
co-facilitators: Elijah Imlay and Jan Christian
workshop is free

In Print

Lois Klein’s new book of poetry, A Soldier’s Daughter, published by Turning Point Press

Bear Flag Republic, Prose Poems and Poetics from California
Editors: Christopher Buckley and Gary Young
Featuring 89 poets including Robert Bly, Maxine Chernoff, Richard Garcia,
Robert Hass, Philip Levine, Morton Marcus, Czelaw Milosoz, Diane Wakowski,
Jackson Wheeler, Marsha de la O, Perie Longo, Polly Bee,
Laurel Ann Bogen, Christopher Buckley, Gary Young, Glenna Luschei,
Bill Mohr, Scotty Creeley, Phil Taggart…
INCARNATE MUSE Press is seeking poems for its second atheist poetry anthology. Confront, question, or deny the god of your youth, the sacred text of your culture. Express your disbelief, disapproval, doubt, or dismay. Looking for honest, thought-provoking poetry daring to speak against the social norm of
belief and/or attempting to take the stigma from non-belief. Interested in nontheism expressed positively rather than solely in opposition to theism. Avoid gratuitous vulgarity and unfocused anger. We feel that atheism is often defined too narrowly and inaccurately.
Deadline: July 30. Up to 6 poems
INCARNATE MUSE Press is also seeking poems from adult survivors of childhood emotional and/or psychological abuse. We are looking for poems of high literary quality rather than poems that are simply cathartic. We are not wanting to see poems about physical or sexual abuse, but about the other abuse, the one that can be much harder to recognize. Parental bullying, neglect, disinterest, mental illness, personality disorders, etc., interest us. Possible topics: loneliness, self-blame, confusion, deep feelings of worthlessness, anger, recognition, acceptance, healing, forgiveness, distance, the impact on your adult relationships, etc. Deadline June 15. Up to 6 poems, SASE. Incarnate Muse, c/o Michelle Rhea, P.O. Box 5756, Santa Barbara, CA 93150 or e-mail incarnatemuse@yahoo.com www.incarnatemuse.com
SAGE TRAIL
is a new poetry magazine launching itself monthly from Albuquerque,
New Mexico and Santa Barbara, California. We are looking for poets to submit their work.
Submissions of any quantity or inquiries about the magazine may be sent year-round to sfrost@sagetrail.net or 241A Willow Road NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87107. Copyrights revert to authors upon publication. Previously published work other than work already published in “Willow Street” and “Central Avenue” shall be considered. To be added to our mailing list, send an e-mail to sfrost@sagetrail.net.
The present staff of the magazine includes the Editor, Suzanne Frost and the Advisory Editor, Cathryn McCracken. Subscriptions help to cover our printing costs. Please send your $10 yearly subscription to Sage Trail, 661 Del Parque Dr., Unit D, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Subscribers to the poetry journal, “Central Avenue,” will automatically receive the first issue of “Sage Trail” free in late January. Online access to “Sage Trail” shall be forthcoming.
Solo Café 3: “central coast poets say what needs to be said”
is out and available
with poems by: Dan Gerber, Perie Longo, Glenna Luschei, Marsha de la O,
David Starkey, Kevin Patrick Sullivan, Phil Taggart and Jackson Wheeler
with an introduction by Barry Spacks
ASKeW Poetry Journal
just out: the fourth issue features:
Laurel Ann Bogen, Hélène Cardona, José Manuel Cardona,
Louisa Castrodale, Carol V. Davis, John Gentry, Jeff Green,
Loren Haar, Michael Haight, Timothy Houghton,
Charlotte Innes, Douglas Kearney, Christine Kitano,
Mercedes Lawry, Lou Lipsitz, Gerald Locklin,
Adrian C. Louis, Maia, Virginia Mariposa, Jeffrey McDaniel,
Bill Mohr, Ruth Nolan, Margaret Rabb, Carlos Reyes,
Mary Kay Rummel, Patty Seyburn, Barry Spacks,
G. Murray Thomas, Tim Tipton, Doris C. Vernon, Gary Young
Editors: Marsha de la O and Phil Taggart
P.O. Box 559 Ventura 93002 ptagga@aol.com
Beyond Baroque in Venice is now carrying Askew #s 2, 3 & 4
631 Venice Boulevard Venice
Askew is also available at:
Bank of Books 748 Main Street – Ventura
Presses and Journals
Lettre Sauvage
Signed and numbered limited editions
Broadsides
Fourth Chorale Ode from Euripides’ Hippolytus translated by Anne Carson
In the Open Field by Steven Dunn
Chapbook forthcoming
Long Portrait by Mark Irwin
Community Studio
Learn about letterpress and book arts in a creative, fine art publishing center; lessons, workshops and studio rental available beneath the oaks in Santa Paula.
info@lettresauvage.com805.794.0167
TreeHouse Press
limited edition books of poetry
home of the Rowsby Woof Memorial Broadside Award
www.treepress.com treebernstein@gmail.com
Womb Poetry www.wombpoetry.com
Editor: Michelle Detorie
More Poetry Information
Poetry Matters in Santa Barbara Poetry www.venturaartistsunion.org
Language of the Soul & www.poetix.net

Moorpark College Multicultural Day T. 4/15

It’s just around the corner. . .
Moorpark College’s
Annual
Multicultural Day
Theme: Nurturing Nature
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Preview the attached list of over 60 exciting performances, exhibts, master classes, debates, discussions and lectures. If you are an instructor, we encourage you to select events that fit your curriculum and assign your students to participate in this creative and alternative day of learning! Tell your friends in the community. Everyone is welcome to attend.

We will see you there!
(There will be an update on specific room locations)MC DAY 2008 Brief Descriptions.xls

Words to Change Our World: Earth & Poetry Month readings

WORDS TO CHANGE OUR WORLD

Join us as we celebrate National Earth Month & National Poetry Month
Garden Patio by the Library & Student Services
FREE * Refreshments * Book Signing * ALL WELCOME

W APRIL 9 AMALIO MADUENO
FROM TAOS, NEW MEXICO * AUTHOR OF LOST IN THE CHAMISO
12-12:45pm Poetry & discussion of poetics
<1:15-2pm Earth Action Day organizing meeting J-1; also 4/16>
2—3pm Poetry plus writing workshop

M APRIL 14 LAYNIE BROWNE
FROM TUCSON, AZ * AUTHOR OF DAILY SONNETS and THE SCENTED FOX, WINNER OF THE NATIONAL POETRY SERIES 2006 selected by Alice Notley
12-12:45pm Poetry & discussion of contemporary sonnets
130-230pm Poetry plus writing workshop

M APRIL 21 AL YOUNG, CA POET LAUREATE
FROM BERKELEY, CA * AUTHOR OF THE SOUND OF DREAMS REMEMBERED, WINNER OF THE AMERICAN BOOK AWARD 2002
12-12:45pm Poetry & discussion of poetics for change
130-230pm Poetry & Prose plus writing workshop

W APRIL 23 EARTH ACTION DAY with
BRAD MONSMA FROM CSUCI English Prof * AUTHOR OF SESPE WILD
poets * singer/songwriters * open mic
10-1:30pm EARTH ACTION DAY poets & singer/songwriters/open mic
1:30-2:30pm Brad Monsma, non-fiction prose reading & discussion

These events are supported in part by grants from
The Ventura College Foundation and CSUCI’s American Democracy Project.
For more info go to https://whisperdownthewritealley.wordpress.com
or email gwendolynalley@yahoo.com