The guild is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Healdsburg Literary Laureate! Are you a resident of the Cloverdale, Geyserville, Windsor or Healdsburg zip codes? The Laureate acts as a crusader for the literary arts by taking part in the area’s literary activities. He or she must be willing to engage in public events, including:
Readings of the Laureate’s work, which may include appearances at civic occasions
Work in partnership with the Healdsburg Literary Guild on issues/events of local literary importance
Other readings and/or workshops.
Applications are due by August 31st, 2016
2017-2018 Literary Laureate application
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 email@example.com, or come to a Sunday Salon gathering and talk to one of our current Board members.
2016 THIRD SUNDAY SALON SCHEDULE & OTHER EVENTS
Bean Affair Coffee Shop, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue—1:30–3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
August 21st, 2016 – THIRD SUNDAY SALON
Past Healdsburg Literary Laureates
Join the Healdsburg Literary Guild for its Third Sunday Salon on August 21st for a gathering of some of the past Healdsburg Literary Laureates (from left to right), Armando Garcia-Davila (2002-2003), Vilma Ginzberg (2008-2009), John Koetzner (2012-2013), and Gabriel Fraire (2014-2015) as they read from their different works celebrating the local literary culture. All four of these Literary Laureates reached out to the community and helped foster a literary culture rich in the history of Healdsburg and Sonoma County. Following the featured readings, there will be open mic for those in the community who would like to read.
Theresa Whitehill, born in Sacramento in 1957, has lived in Mendocino County since 1984, where she is well-known to local poetry audiences. In 2009, she was selected to serve as Poet Laureate for the city of Ukiah for a two-year term. Her letterpress broadsides are in the collections of national libraries and universities, including the John Hay Library of Brown University, and the Bancroft Library of UC Berkeley. Her most recent publication is A Grammar of Longing, published by Pygmy Forest Press. She also served as Poet-in-Residence for Stags’ Leap Winery in 1998, participating in salons which lead to Napa Valley: Portrait of a Community. More information about Theresa can be found at www.coloredhorse.com.
Ricardo Horacio Stocker is a mystical poet-philosopher-sage, who also happens to be a professor of Psychology and Communication at Mendocino College and National University, a father of four and a grandfather of five, an artist, and other things. He was conceived in the Southern Andes, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Stocker studied in Europe for seven years, then moved to USA in 1980. He has written two books of Poetry in Spanish, and several essays in journals. His latest book is Our Compassionate Kosmos: Meditations on the Presence of Celestial Love. In addition to writing, Stocker has presented writing workshops over the years, and participated in events such Mendocino LitFest.
November 20th, 2016 – THIRD SUNDAY SALON
Terry Ehret is a poet and teacher, one of the founders of the innovative Sixteen Rivers Press, a hands-on publishing collective run by and for San Francisco Bay Area Poets. She has published four collections of poetry, most recently Night Sky Journey from Kelly’s Cove Press. Literary awards include the National Poetry Series, California Book Award, Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, Nomination for the Northern California Book Reviewer’s Award, and five Pushcart Prize nominations. From 2004-2006, she served as the poet laureate of Sonoma County where she lives and teaches. Terry will be reading with fellow translators John Johnson and Nancy Morales.
December 18th, 2016 – THIRD SUNDAY SALON