IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Guild is currently seeking individuals in the community who are interested in the literary arts to consider joining our Board. If you would like to discuss our Board activities and a position, please e-mail us at healdsburgliteraryguild@gmail.com, or come to a Sunday Salon gathering and talk to one of our current Board members.

An Open Call for Submissions—2015 Publication

Healdsburg Literary Guild is now accepting submissions for a new anthology. Its working title is Healdsburg and Beyond. The book is slated for publication in 2015. The book will feature poetry and prose. Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2015. Before making submissions, please read the attached flyer for more information on entry rules.

2015 THIRD SUNDAY SALON SCHEDULE & OTHER EVENTS
Bean Affair Coffee Shop, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue—1:30–3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

 

APRIL 19, 2015—KATHERINE HASTINGS & PAST HLG LAUREATES
Katherine Hastings
Katherine Hastings
Past Healdsburg Literary Laureates:
John Koetzner, Vilma Ginzberg,
Stephanie Freele, Penelope La Montagna,
and Armando Garcia-Dávila.
Katherine Hastings, the Sonoma County Poet Laureate, has been expending a tremendous amounts of time and energy spreading the message of poetry to Sonoma County and beyond in her role as the current laureate. She is the founder of the WordTemple Poetry Series and host of WordTemple on KRCB, our NPR affiliate. Hastings is a widely published poet and literary force. Her chapbook, Updraft (Finishing Line Press 2010) was her first national publication. This was followed in 2012 with her first book of poetry, Cloud Fire. U.S. Poet Laureate Emeritus Daniel Hoffman said of her poems that they “have the power of crossing boundaries of spirit to reveal truths otherwise unseen.”
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MAY 17, 2015—REBECCA FOUST & ROY MASH
Rebecca Foust
Rebecca Foust
Roy Mash
Roy Mash
Rebecca Foust has published a number of books of poetry including Dark Card and Mom’s Canoe, which were published in 2008 and 2009 and won the Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prizes in consecutive years, and two full length poetry collections followed in 2010: All That Gorgeous, Pitiless Song (Many Mountains Moving Poetry Book Award), and God Seed, a book of environmental poetry with art by Lorna Stevens. Her recent poems are in journals and magazines including Atlanta Review, Cincinnati Review, Hudson Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, North American Review, and Poetry Daily. She also writes essays and book reviews, published or forthcoming in American Book Review, American Poetry Journal, Cider Press Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere.Roy Mash is a long time board member of Marin Poetry Center. He holds degrees in English, Philosophy, and Computer Science, though he currently doodles his time away staring out of café windows, dabbing up the seeds that have fallen from an everything bagel, and mentally thumbing over his poems that have appeared widely in journals such as AGNI, Atlanta Review, Barrow Street, The Evansville Review, Nimrod, Passages North, Poetry East,RHINO, and River Styx. His first full length book, Buyer’s Remorse (Cherry Grove Collections,) came out in 2014.
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MAY 24, 2015—GRAVESIDE READING
Tipsy Fountain
Tipsy Fountain–Oak Mound Cemetery
Now in its 15th year, the Guild’s Graveside Readings continue at Oak Mound Cemetery. Each year, gathered on the bumpy, weed-thick ground, we manage to drape it with two hours of dignity and gentle laughter. In past years, we have heard songs performed by local musicians, and moving poems penned by previous Healdsburg literary laureates. Join us at the fountain on the hillside, Oak Mound Cemetery, First and Piper Streets, Healdsburg, May 24 (the Sunday preceding Memorial Day), 2 PM – 4 PM. The afternoon is open mic and readers can sign up at 1:30 at the cemetery. Pieces should be no more than 4 minutes in length. Bottled water provided. For more information, contact Ann Carranza at 707- 431-0365.
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2015 Poetry Valentine Event a Rousing Success

The annual Healdsburg Literary Guild Poetry Valentine event was nearly standing room only. Over fifty poetry lovers gathered in the Healdsburg Library to hear the twenty-one poets shown above read their poems that were selected for publication in this year’s chapbook. Poets, start writing your poems for next year’s event!