Our next "virtual" meeting will feature Johanna Ely reading from her recently published book and other poems.

Johanna Ely is the author of three poetry books, Transformation, Tides of the Heart-Poems for Benicia, and Postcards From a Dream (Blue Light Press 2020). She is an award-winning poet, and has had a poem nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has also been published in literary journals and anthologies. Johanna served as the sixth poet laureate for Benicia. In 2018, she collected poems written by the Benicia First Tuesday Poets, and put forth the anthology, Light and Shadow, published by Benicia Literary Arts. Johanna enjoys writing ekphrastic poetry, and has coordinated many ekphrastic readings at the local galleries. She is on the board of Benicia Literary Arts, and the Ina Coolbrith Circle of Poets, helping to organize prose and poetry events.

DATE: Saturday, May 15

TIME: Log-in at 2:15 pm

READING to begin at 2:30 pm

OPEN MIC: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Poets are limited to one poem, one page in length.

Deborah Schmidt (deborahbschmidt@gmail.com) will

be our Zoom hostess. Please let her know if you are coming

with your screen name and e-mail address. She will send you

the Zoom invitation a day or two before the meeting

and also admit you.

If you will be participating in the Open Mic, please

send Deborah a copy of your poem by 8:00 pm, Friday, May 14.

Deborah will share your poem on screen while you read it.