DUE TO THE PANDEMIC

IN-PERSON MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED.

Our Ninth Zoom Meeting of the 2023-24 Program Year 

Is May 18, 2024, at 2pm

Hosted By Deborah Schmidt

Featured Reader: Johanna Ely

Reading from "Postcards from a Dream", "What Still Matters",and "Love's Meditation"

Johanna Ely is the author of four poetry books, Transformation, Tides of the Heart–Poems for Benicia, Postcards from a Dream (Blue Light Press 2020), and What Still Matters (Last Laugh Productions 2023). She has also co-authored a book with three women poets titled, Love’s Meditation (Random Lane Press 2023).  Johanna is an award-winning poet who has been published in literary journals and anthologies, including California Quarterly and The Poeming Pigeon. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and was the 2022 winner of the Benicia Love Poetry Contest. Johanna served as the sixth poet laureate of Benicia, California, and is a board member of the Ina Coolbrith Circle of Poets.

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Johanna's presentation will be followed by an open mic.

More details will be provided as we near the May 18th date.

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Following are screen shots from a typical zoom meeting. Though the faces are frozen and silent in the photos, imagine voices in recitation, and the appreciative, attentive listening. ____________________________________


Ina Coolbrith Circle Programs 2023-2024

9/23/23     Program Chair: Gayle Eleanor; Program Topic: Featured Poet Amy Miller;
                 Poets' Dinner Winners

10/28/23   Program Chair: Evie Groch; Program Topic: Featured Poet Valerie Sopher;
                 Reading From Her Chapbook Day for Night

11/18/23  Program Chair: TBD; Program Topic: Dan Williams, Or Memorial for Will
                Landis

12/2/23    Program Chair: Johanna Ely; Program Topic: ICC Contest Results; 
                Featured Reader Poet Kathleen McClung

1/27/24    Program Chair: Johanna Ely; Program Topic: Featured David Alpaugh;
                ICC Contest Winners Reading

2/24/24    Program Chair: Natica Angilly; Program Topic: Featured Poet Allegra 
                Silverstein

3/23/24    Program Chair: Robert Eastwood; Program Topic: Amy Clampitt and
                Imagery

4/27/24    Program Chair: Gayle Eleanor; Program Topic: Robert McNally Reading
                Cast Out of Eden

5/18/24     Program Chair: Deborah Schmidt; Program Topic: Poet Johanna Ely
                 Reading From What Still Matters