Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Where In The World Is Lorna? Berk. Com. Coll. w/ AL YOUNG! 6/19, DC: Bus-Boys & Poets, 4-6 pm, 6/21 & wkshp 6/27; Santa Cruz wkshp 7/12, 7/14

Summer Creative Writing Intensive at Berkeley City College, June 19, 20, 21 and
then on-line for six weeks. Spend the summer exploring poetry, play and fiction
writing, earn 3 units of transferable college credit and still travel.

We'll begin Friday, June 19 at 6:00-9:30pm with a reading a discussion by
professional writers: poet and musician Al Young, former Poet Laureate of
California and author of numerous books including _Coastal Evenings and Inland
Afternoons_ and _Something about the Blues_and poet, publisher and cultural
critic Lorna Dee Cevantes, _Emplumada_ and _From the Cables of Genocide: Poems
on Love and Hunger_.

On Saturday June 21 from 10:00 am to 6:00pm will be writing, discussion, and an
introduction to three genres. From 7:30-9:30 are reading by novelist Shawna
Yang Ryan, _Water Ghosts_ (_Lock 1929_) and poet and novelist Jerry Ratch,
author of 14 books of poetry and one novel. His _A Body Divided: A Memoir on
Growing up with Polio_ comes out this year.

Sunday afternoon from noon to 3:30, we discuss workshopping, public readings and publishing.

For the next six weeks, you'll write two pages of creative work per week
and comment on the work of four other students. By July 31, you'll turn in
a twelve page portfolio of creative writing in any or all of the genres.
We'll also have a potluck and open mike on Friday July 24 from 6:30-9:30.

Sign up for English 10, Creative Writing taught by Sharon Coleman, MFA in
Poetics, editor at Poetry Flash, poet and essayist, or English 70: Autobiography
into Creative Writing taught by Robyn Brooks, MFA in English and Creative Writing (with a focus in Poetry), poet and
playwright. Cost is $60 for California residents. For Information, email:
scoleman@peralta.edu or rbrooks@peralta.edu. You must sign up in advance: www.peralta.edu or at
Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley (one half block from
Downtown Berkeley BART)


Washington, DC: June 21st, 4-6 pm., Father's Day (Bring your dad! Buy him a love poem from me to him!) - "A Sunday Kind of Love" at Bus-Boys and Poets with my favorite poet (I don't know how she buses), Reb Livingston! Join us for good eats and good poetry. Guaranteed to be hot and spicy.

Intensive Poetry Workshop: "Ecopoetics, A Writer's Way of Knowledge" With Lorna Dee Cervantes, June 27th, the following Saturday, 1-4 pm. in Washington, DC. Sign-up info to follow; or, come to the reading!


July 12th: Intensive Poetry Workshop with Lorna Dee Cervantes in Santa Cruz, 10 am - 3 or 4. Info to follow. Don't miss this rare opportunity, thanks to Poetry Santa Cruz which also presents:

Lorna Dee Cervantes and Francisco Alarcon, Tuesday, July 14 at 7:30 PM, Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz. $3 suggested donation to Poetry Santa Cruz.

Come and buy my love. I'll write you a personalized love poem for whomever, whatever, or, just for you. Hey, it's all for the book... 100 LOVE POEMS TO STRANGERS.


Your gig? Book me now! Have Poems. Will Travel. I'm looking for whatever in the East: DC, VA, NYC, NY. I'll be staying near NW VA, flying in an out of DC or train out of VA. I can stay through early July.

Also: COLORADO. Come on, homies. Boulder? I still need to move, and, frankly, haven't been able to afford it.

I'll be in Alabama the first week of October.

I'm available anytime for anything ASAP.

AND, I have a new book! 100 100-WORD LOVE POEMS maybe from my favorite press... (shhh, announcement to follow.)

I'm producing 150 self-designed books hand-stitched in signatures in its own gift box. Desperate times require desperate measures, requires love. These are lovingly produced and all about love. Desperate price of $10 each. $12.50 to mail ($15+ if you're nice.) Send by snail to:

Lorna Dee Cervantes
3181 Mission Street, #16
San Francisco, CA 94110

I may even write you a hay(na)ku on each one.

$25 for a signed copy of DRIVE: The First Quartet (while they last!)

Email: I don't like to post it due to the bots. Just send to my full name, don't forget the dee, at MAC, the usual dot and the typical COMmercial domain. You can also send to same AT ME and the usual. Don't ask. They changed. It's all the same. It's all good. Hope to hear from you soon. Or, see you there!

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Blogger Rob Gray said...

I really wish I could participate in those workshops! Congrats on getting that gig!

9/6/09 15:10  
Blogger Francisco Aragón said...

Hi Lorna:

I've put your Busboy and Poets reading on my calendar.


11/6/09 19:11  

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