Island Poets Reading Scheduled for July 11
The Alameda Island Poets July reading will feature Connie Post, Livermore Poet Laureate emeritus, and Carole Dwinell, Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. The event is hosted by Nanette Deetz with an open mic following. Admission is free. Donations appreciated. Light refreshments will be served.
Post served as Poet Laureate of Livermore from 2005 to 2009. Her work has appeared dozens of journals, including: Calyx, Comstock Review, River Styx, Slipstream, Spillway, Spoon River Poetry Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review and Verse Daily. She has written seven books of poetry.
Her first full-length book Floodwater (Glass Lyre Press 2014) won the Lyrebird Award. Her other awards include the 2017 Prick of the Spindle Poetry competition, the Caesura Award and the 2016 Crab Creek Poetry Award.
Dwinell won first prize in the 2017 Poets Dinner Contest. Dwinell loves to quote Emil Zola: “If you ask me what I can be in this world, I, an artist, will answer you. I am here to live out loud.”
“I think this quote has to do with being unafraid,” said Dwinell. “Taking risks is part of life, I have had the opportunity to race bicycles, work with horses and kids, field a vaulting gymnastics club, a number of extraneous and very exciting activities. Risk fosters a different perspective, a wider view. So with art of any kind. For me each day is a new blank page, a risk, waiting to be filled.”
Dwinell’s media of choice include: words, paint, clay, bronze, ink, wood, books, metal and making paper.
Find out more about Dwinell at caroledwinell.com.
The Alameda Island Poets meet monthly at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St. Find out more at frankbette
center.org or write firstname.lastname@example.org.