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, 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.


Bean Affair Coffee Shop, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue—1:30–3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)


Tipsy FountainTipsy 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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 June 21st, 2015 – THIRD SUNDAY SALON

Matthew Brouwer-editMatthew Brouwer is a performance poet and teaching artist residing in Bellingham, WA. His work bridges the worlds of spoken word and literary poetry to create a style that can be both evocative and subtle, enlivening and profound. He has performed throughout the US and been featured in regional literary, performance, and visual arts showcases and a smattering of print and online journals. Matthew leads workshops and retreats for teens and adults, coordinates the Whatcom Juvenile Justice Creative Writing Project, and has facilitated Kintsugi: a writing circle for people suffering chronic medical conditions. His first full collection of poetry, Stories We Must Tell, will be released April 2015. More on Matthew at


Ed ThompsonEd Thompson-edit is a native Californian who has lived in several states and visited all but Alaska. He taught high school English and history for forty-one years, retiring in 2004. He still sponsors, directs, and writes for a high school drama group that has just finished performances of his twenty-seventh play. He lives in Santa Rosa and spends as much time playing golf as he can; the rest of the time he’s usually looking for his car keys. He has published poems in Rattle and several other obscure literary journals and still writes the occasional poem and essay. He looks over his shoulder quite often, but still finds time sneaking up on him.

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