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CominHeads up! Coming in OCTOBER:

  1. MARK YOUR CALENDAR.  After much effort by Cynthia and Peggy to find a new home for Verse & Vine (working title), formerly the Ravenswood Poetry Series, Peggy is excited to announce that the kick-off event will take place on October 23, 3:00-5:00 at the Civic Center Library's outdoor reading patio. The event will feature Livermore Poets Laureate, past and present: Connie Post, Cher Wollard, Kevin Gunn, Cynthia Patton, and Peggy Schimmelman, followed by an open mic. Future events will follow the Ravenswood format of featuring out of town poets. Eventually, Peggy hopes to divide these events between the Library and SPARC’s (Livermore Shakes) facility on Railroad Ave. But because of the dastardly Covid virus, Peggy polled a number of people and saw a lot of resistance to attending indoor events. The library’s patio is spacious and the weather should be good in October. 



Venue for student/teen poets:


Hello everyone! 

Thank you to Glen Faison and the Daily Republic for accepting my proposal of a once a month poetry column! I am calling it "The Poetry Connection." It will be in the Fairfield Daily Republic Diversions section the first Sunday of each month. Today it includes my poem, but after this, I am looking to publish student/youth poems. Please feel free to pass this along to others. I look forward to reading submitted poems. For those poems that are not published, The Coffee Bar, 740 Texas Street, Fairfield, is allowing me to hang them in the shop. You can go and support this wonderful local venue and read some great poetry!
Below is the link to today's column.
Thank you,
Suzanne Bruce
Fairfield Poet Laureate



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