Open Mic Celebrates National Poetry Month

In honor of April as National Poetry Month, Redwood Writers will be hosting poets at their monthly Open Mic session. This will take place on Saturday, April 22nd from 1 to 3 p.m. The location is Gaia’s Garden cafe at 1899 N. Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. All poets, whether or not they are Redwood Writers members, are encouraged to come share to their poetry for up to five minutes. Of course, people may enjoy the session even if they come just to listen.

We hope you will join us for this enlightening afternoon at our literary Open Mic. While you are there, please enjoy a purchase from Gaia’s vegetarian buffet for your lunch, or a snack and tea. We appreciate Gaia’s hosting us for the Open Mics. And please, bring a friend!

For the April 22 Open Mic we will host two Featured Poets. They are Abby Bogomolny and Deborah Taylor-French. Their bios are included below:

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Abby Bogomolny

Deborah Taylor-French, Photo by Cindy Pavlinac

Deborah Taylor-French

Abby Bogomolny:

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Abby Lynn Bogomolny, is the author of the poetry collection People Who Do Not Exist and the editor of the anthology New to North America: Writing by U.S. Immigrants, Their Children and Grandchildren. Know for teaching rockin’ creative writing, composition and lit classes, she teaches English full-time at Santa Rosa Junior College and lives in Northern California.

Deborah Taylor-French:

About ten years ago I visited the Sonoma County Book Fair and spoke to a man at the Redwood Writers table. He asked, “Where do you write?” I said, “Been writing in my closet and I’m trying to get out.” Soon afterward, I joined the RW club and came out of the closet as a writer.

Poetry is the medieval tower I climb–without a plan. Decades of poetry writing does not dim the sense of wonder when a poem comes, grows, etc. For me, poets are immortals, I never call myself a poet. When writing a poem, I’m a person who writes, which is a complex mystifying trip.

My day job is writing mystery, myth and nonfiction. I blog to save dogs’ live and dog lovers’ sanity at Dog Leader Mysteries (.com). For five years I have facilitated the Redwood Writers’ Author Support. I’m also a columnist for  Sonoma County Gazette, where you will find my monthly column, Cotati Heart & Soul..

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Literary Open Mic this Saturday

Come on out to the March 25 Redwood Writers Open Mic. It will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. this Saturday at Gaia’s Garden,

1899 N. Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa.

The Featured Readers will be:

Susanna Solomon and Kymberlie Calkins Ingalls

Robin Moore will be the EmCee.

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Susanna Solomon

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Kymberlie Calkins Ingalls

Do you have a story or poem that you’d like to share? Open Mic readings are open to ALL with each limited to 5 min. per person. Open Mic sign ups start at 1:00 p.m. that day. We’d love to have YOU come read your work aloud!

Come share camaraderie and a pleasant afternoon. Please support the venue with a minimum purchase. Gaia’s has a wonderful buffet!

 

All readers and listeners are welcome. Bring a friend!

For information contact Abby Bogomolny at ever3009@gmail.com or Dmitri Morningstar at dmitri29@sonic.net    Robin Moore rockridge6532@comcast.net  http://www.robinofrockridge.com

The Redwood Writers Open Mic will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Gaia’s Garden restaurant.

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Be The Poem at Our Open Mic

Oooo! I like this. It’s a perfect quotation to use to remind us there will be the monthly Redwood Writers Open Mic this Saturday.. Come share YOUR poems or writing. We’ll see you at Gaia’s Garden cafe on N.Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa from1 to 3 p.m. Plan to read up to 5 minutes of your work. These literary open mics are open to ALL poets and writers. Bring a friend!
(I plan to build myself a delicious salad from Gaia’s buffet. Yum!) —Robin MooreRW poets writers

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It’s Open Mic Time

Come on out to the February 25 Redwood Writers Open Mic. Escape the storms and enjoy literary entertainment. The Open Mic will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. this Saturday at Gaia’s Garden, 1899 N. Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa.

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The Featured Readers will be:

Jean Wong and Marilyn Lanier

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Jean Wong

 

 

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Marilyn Lanier

Dmitri Morningstar will be the EmCee.

Do you have a story or poem that you’d like to share? Open Mic readings are open to ALL with each limited to 5 min. per person. Open Mic sign ups start at 1:00 p.m. that day. We’d love to have YOU come read your work aloud!

Come share camaraderie and a pleasant afternoon. Please support the venue with a minimum purchase. (For example, a cookie and tea will run about $5.)

All readers and listeners are welcome. Bring a friend!

For information contact Abby Bogomolny at ever3009@gmail.com or Dmitri Morningstar at dmitri29@sonic.net    Robin Moore rockridge6532@comcast.net

www.robinofrockridge.com

 

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First Open Mic for 2017

The first 2017 Redwood Writers Open Mic  will be held Saturday, January 28 at Gaia’s Garden restaurant, 1899 N. Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa, CA. Come on out and join us from 2 to 4 p.m. for an afternoon of literary delight. This monthly event features members of  Redwood Writers http://redwoodwriters.org/ and is also open to other writers or poets. Anyone who enjoys listening to stories and poems is also invited to attend. These open mics are held on the 4th Saturday of each month.

We start off 2017 with an adventurous travel writer, Inga Aksamit, and a gifted story teller and author Jan Ögren. After the two Featured Readers entertain us we will host a one hour Open Mic session for any other authors and poets who’d like to share their work aloud for up to 5 minutes. You may sign up in person that day at Gaia’s Garden starting at 1 p.m. if you wish to read aloud.  A suggested purchase of $5 or more in food or beverage will help support the restaurant. Bring a friend!
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Jan Ögren

Jan Ögren, MFT is an international author, storyteller, developmental editor, shaman and licensed psychotherapist. She uses an amusing and inspirational manner to write and speak on health and transformational topics. Her novel Dividing Worlds came out in the USA, June 2011, and was published in Portuguese in Brazil in 2014. Dragon Magic: Amazing Fables for All Ages came out in 2015 and Choose Life a book of poetry and photography will be available soon. www.JanOgren.net 

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Inga Aksamit

Inga Aksamit is a Kenwood based travel writer whose passion is adventure and exploration for the everyday person. Publications include “Highs and Lows on the John Muir Trail” and stories in Travel Stories from Around the Globe, Coast and Kayak Magazine, International Travel d Journeys: On the Road & Off the Map.

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A Gift of Story

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Come on out to the November 26th  Redwood Writers Open Mic. It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Gaia’s Garden, 1899 N. Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

We enjoy presenting the works of writers and poets in a literary afternoon that is sure to tickle your ears and delight you with the ancient gift of story.

The Featured Readers will be:

Mara Johnstone

and John Heide

Robin Moore will be the EmCee.

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Come share camaraderie and a pleasant afternoon. Please support the venue with a minimum purchase. (For example, a cookie and tea will run about $5.)

All readers and listeners are welcome! Bring a friend!

For information contact Abby Bogomolny at ever3009@gmail.com or Dmitri Morningstar at dmitri29@sonic.net    Robin Moore rockridge6532@comcast.net

www.robinofrockridge.com

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