102nd ICC Poetry Contest

    

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DUE TO THE PANDEMIC

IN-PERSON MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED.

However

Our First Program For the Year is September 17th

A Zoom Meeting Hosted By

Judy Bebelaar

Our Guest Speaker Is Lucille Lang Day

Presenting: "Poetry and the Language of Science:

A Realm of Discovery"

Lucille Lang Day is the award-winning author of seven full-length poetry collections, four poetry chapbooks, two children’s books, and a memoir, Married at Fourteen: A True Story. Her latest poetry collection is Birds of San Pancho and Other Poems of Place (Blue Light Press, 2020). The founder and publisher of Scarlet Tanager Books, she edited the anthology Poetry and Science: Writing Our Way to Discovery and coedited Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California and Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from Californiahttps://lucillelangday.com

After the Feature Presentation, Judy will Curate the Reading of Winning Poems

From the June 4th Poets' Dinner Contest

(Instructions for the zoom meeting participation will soon be provided.)

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The following is the planned schedule of meetings for the next program year (2022-23):

Sat. DATE PROGRAM CHAIR & PROGRAM REFRESHMENTS

SEP. 17 Judy Bebelaar Poets’ Dinner Winners - (Zoom)

Guest Speaker - Lucille Lang Day

OCT. 22 Deborah Schmidt Mary Susan Gast and Mary Eichbauer

“Yearning to Breathe Free”

Benicia Herald Poetry Collection

NOV. 19 Gayle Eleanor --  Evie Groch - “Half the Hurricanes”

DEC. 3 ICC Poetry Banquet Zoom presentation 

(Theme: "Poisoned Pleasures", Chair: Suzanne Bruce – Guest Speaker TBA

JAN. 28 Winners of the ICC Poetry Banquet + Amy Miller

FEB. 25 Robert Eastwood –– Connie Post - “Between Twilight”

MAR. 25 Johanna Ely –– Deborah Schmidt - “Stumbling Towards Grace”

APR. 22 Claire J. Baker Natica Angilly - “Travels with Poetry and Dance”

MAY 20 Deborah Schmidt –– Ellaraine Lockie - "Poetry as Prescription"

JUNE 3 Poets’ Dinner Contest (maybe in Benicia Park)

(Theme, Contest Chair and Guest Speaker TBA)