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Past Poets Laureate and Other Poets Present Free Workshops at LitFest

UKIAH, CA – Several past local poets laureate will help present free writing workshops at LitFest, a one-day literary festival Saturday, April 30, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., in the Lowery Library Building at Mendocino College, 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah.

Theresa Whitehill will present “Spontaneous & Collaborative Writing,” and Armand Brint will teach a “Haiku and Ginko” workshop. Mendocino College instructors and poets Jabez (Bill) Churchill and Ricardo Stocker will lead “Poetry as a Culture,” which will be a cross-cultural poetry workshop.

Sandra Wade, a former Lake County Poet Laureate, will read at the round-robin poetry event that closes out the day. She said about past LitFests, “I have enjoyed presenting my poetry in each LitFest so far. In previous years, other Poets Laureate from Lake County have also taken part. The campus setting is lovely and the theatre or library is ideal for readings. I am so happy to participate in this offering of literary adventures to people of all ages.” Wade concluded by saying that “Mendocino College is generous to offer this event free of charge, and to bring writers from near and far.”

It is recommended that individuals who want to attend the writing workshops sign up in advance by registering online at the web site: to ensure a space in the desired workshop. New to the event this year will be a round robin “Grand Poetry Reading” that will run from 3:30-5:00 PM as a way to celebrate National Poetry Month. Prose and publishing workshops are also part of the day. A schedule of the day’s events is on the web site for LitFest. Admission to the event activities, including workshops, is free and the public is invited. For additional information, call John Koetzner at (707) 468-3051 or by email:


Created: September 26, 2011 @ 03:22 PM
Last Modified: September 26, 2011 @ 03:22 PM


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