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Emeryville’s poet laureate Janell Moon will show by example the varying forms in which poetry is now written, including poems from her lyrical-narrative collection, Riding Free in a Blue Studebaker (Main Street Rag), and her poetry-prose memoir, Salt and Paper (RAW ArT PRESS). Also, considered will be the fascinating work in the forthcoming book of Pat  Hughes, Until the Eye Opens. Examples may also include prose poems, poetry shorts, and poetry rant or slam.

Topics of discussion:

  • How to Chose a Form for Your Work
  • How to Let Poetry Affect Your Work
  • How the Use of Poetic Elements Benefits All Writers

A graduate of Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, Moon is a San Francisco Bay Area poet, counselor, memoir editor, a poet of seven volumes of poetry, writer of a memoir, and author of four spiritual nonfiction books with publishers such as Charles Tuttle and Elements (UKHarperCollins). Moon taught for the College of Marin Community College and San Francisco City College for many years. She lives in Emeryville, California, where she is poet laureate for her bayside hometown.

Learn more at www.janellmoon.com

Meeting Schedule:
1:00 p.m.     Library doors open, Marketing Group Meets, Meeting Setup
1:30 p.m.     Registration
2:00 p.m.     Refreshments & Networking
2:30 p.m      CWC Featured Author
2:45 p.m      Featured Speaker

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