Sat, Mar 26|
Workshop & Poetry Reading Benefiting the Rosales Sisters' Scholarship
Join us for this extraordinary occasion in the Santa Cruz County literary arts. The day's event will benefit The Rosales Sisters' Scholarship and the graduating students of Aptos High and Watsonville High School.
Time & Location
Mar 26, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT
Watsonville, 37 Sudden St, Watsonville, CA 95076
About the event
Join us for this extraordinary occasion in the Santa Cruz County literary arts. The days event will benefit The Rosales Sisters' Scholarship and the graduating students of Aptos High and Watsonville High School.
Generative Writing Workshop led by Magdalena Montaigne (see bio below):
12:30pm - 1:30pm. Learn prose, stanza, and pace.
Magdalena Montaigne, a long-time facilitator of drop-in writing workshops, Magdalena Montagne has collaborated with libraries throughout northern California to bring her Community Poetry Circles to participants of all ages (read more below).
Poetry Reading Featuring Watsonville Poet Laureate, Bob Gomez (see bio below):
1:45pm - 3:00pm
The Writers of Color community in Santa Cruz County will be joining us to read poetry and prose. The poetry reading will be followed by the musical talent of Belinda Eliva Cabrera. Also performing, Olga Rosales Salinas and other Bay Area poets.
About Writers of Color Santa Cruz:
Writers of Color - Santa Cruz County was formed to sponsor and publicize Writers of Color events in Santa Cruz County. WOC-SCC is a forum where Writers of Color can meet other Writers of Color in the county and present their work.
About Bob Gómez:
Bob Gómez is a Chicano songwriter, singer, sometime recording artist, sometime translator, father of two thirty-somethings, grandson of immigrants, retired PVUSD Migrant and Bilingual resource teacher, satirist, amateur carpenter, daily gardener, mystic, advocate for bilingualism, anti-racist, anti-homophobe, Japanophile, member of JACL and NAACP, native San Franciscan, SFSU Gator, Harvard M.A., volunteer docent at the Castro Adobe, and husband of 42 years to his lovely bride Denise. He was recently named Watsonville’s first Poet Laureate.
About Magdalena Montaigne:
A long-time facilitator of drop-in writing workshops, Magdalena Montagne has collaborated with libraries throughout northern California to bring her Community Poetry Circles to participants of all ages. She has also worked with elders in assisted living facilities for almost a decade, bringing her WisdomVerse curriculum to those with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive and physical impairments. Magdalena has worked with California Poets in the Schools, both as a poet-teacher and as editor for their annual anthology of student poetry and she coordinated Poetry Out Loud in conjunction with the Arts Council Santa Cruz County for several years.
Magdalena has read her work for the Central Coast Poetry Show; at Poet/Speak at the Santa Cruz Public Library; Flor y canto and In Celebration of the Muse; at the Community Reading Series at the Porter Library; for the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium at Old Capitol Books in Monterey; the Coastside Poetry Series at Café Society in Half Moon Bay; and at publication celebrations for Porter Gulch Review. Her poetry has been published in several local literary journals and her first book, Earth, My Witness, was published in 2019 by Finishing Line Press.
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