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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Autumn Readings

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Christina Molcillo

Come on out to the October 22nd Redwood Writers Open Mic. It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Gaia’s Garden, 1899 N. Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa.

The Featured Readers will be:

Christina Molcillo

and Patty Somlo

Dmitri Morningstar will be the EmCee.

 

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Patty Somlo

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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Featured Readers

 

Come on out to the September 24th Redwood Writers Open Mic. It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Gaia’s Garden, 1899 N. Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

The Featured Readers will be:meta-strauss

Crissi Langwell and Meta Strauss

Abby Bogomolny will be the EmCee.

 

crissilangwellauthor Open Mic readings are open to ALL with each limited to 5 min. per person. Open Mic sign ups start at 1:30 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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Redwood Writers Open Mic

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Come on out to the September 24th Redwood Writers Open Mic. It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Gaia’s Garden, 1899 N. Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

The Featured Readers will be:

Crissi Langwell and Meta Strauss

Abby Bogomolny will be the EmCee.

Open Mic readings are open to ALL with each limited to 5 min. per person. Open Mic sign ups start at 1:30 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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Come Out and Share

Come share your writing or poetry with us this Saturday. OpenMic16The August 27th Redwood Writers Open Mic will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Gaia’s Garden, 1899 N. Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

The Featured Readers will be:

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Arletta Dawdy

 

Robbi Sommers Bryant

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Arletta Dawdy and Robbi Sommers Bryant 

Robin Moore will be the EmCee.

Open Mic readings are open to ALL with each limited to 5 min. per person. Open Mic sign ups start at 1:30 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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Our Treat for July

We are honored to present Les Bernstein and Susan Gunter as our two Featured Readers for July 23rd Redwood Writers Open Mic. These two were part of the editorial team who put togAnthoPoet2016FtCoverJPGx600p-201x300ether the poetry anthology, Stolen Light. They will treat us to some of their literary delights.

Here are their bios and photos:

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Les Bernstein lives in Mill Valley, CA.  Her poems have appeared in presses, journals and anthologies in the U.S and Europe.

Her chapbooks Borderland, Naked Little Creatures and Amid the Din have been published by Finishing Line Press.

She is currently a Pushcart Prize nominee and has her fingers crossed.

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Susan Gunter is a Professor of English Emerita. She has published three books on the James Family and a number of poems in journals, most recently ­Atlanta Review. Her biography of William James’s wife Alice, Alice in Jamesland (University of Nebraska Press, 2009) was acclaimed by Colm Toibin in a feature-length review in the June 13 2009 New York Review of Books. She is currently at work on a novel, “To the Balkans and Back,” in which Isabel Verver, a contemporary Jamesian heroine, goes to Montenegro. The anger that still smolders there from the Balkan Wars intersects with her own latent disease, leading to nearly murderous consequences.

Open mic sign-ups start at 1:30 p.m. First come, first served. Open mic limited to five minutes per person. Please be courteous by observing the time limit. And bring a friend! Open mic is held on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Gaia’s Garden
1899 Mendocino Ave.
(Near Santa Rosa Junior College)

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