DUE TO THE PANDEMIC
IN-PERSON MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED.
May 20th Zoom Meeting
Hosted By Johanna Ely
"Stumbling Towards Grace"
Deborah Bachels Schmidt
Deborah Bachels Schmidt will read from her book Stumbling into Grace, released in 2021 by Orchard Street Press.
Deborah has self-published four other chapbooks, and her poems have appeared in Blue Unicorn, California Quarterly, The Lyric, and The MacGuffin, as well as in numerous anthologies. A Pushcart nominee, she placed first in the Sonnet category of 2020’s Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition, as well as earning awards from the Poets' Dinner, the Coolbrith Circle, and Orchard Street Press.
After the featured reader, we will have an open mic. Directions for participating will be provided before May 20th.
The following is the planned schedule of meetings for the next program year (2022-23):
Sat. DATE PROGRAM CHAIR & PROGRAM REFRESHMENTS
JAN. 28 Winners of the ICC Poetry Banquet + Amy Miller
"Astronauts" and "The Trouble With New England Girls"
FEB. 25 Robert Eastwood –– Connie Post - “Between Twilight”
MAR. 25 Cancelled so Members can attend Memorial Service for Richard Angilly, ICC President, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Berkeley, 1-5pm..
APR. 22 Claire J. Baker Natica Angilly - “Travels with Poetry and Dance”
MAY 20 Johanna Ely –– Deborah Schmidt - "Stumbling Towards Grace"
JUNE 3 Poets’ Dinner Contest (In Benicia Park)
Theme:water, Contest Chair: Gwynn O'Gara; Speaker: Amy Miller