PTA Council-level program judge
"Reflections" writing contest, November, 2009
Workshop leader "Writing For Catharsis", October 2009
Wisdom Circle group of Noetic Sciences in Placentia.
A blog post in Soul Reader where I'm one of three featured Gemini artists, May 2009.
A magazine feature about me in Orange Coast Magazine, March 2009, "My Earthquake Kit."
A newspaper article about moi, especially notable for the lovely picture. For National Poetry Month, April 2006, I was featured in
two different newspapers.
Featured Speaking Engagements:
Gathering of California Community Poets Laureate
April 2-3, 2008 in Sacramento
Panel discussion about the challenge of running a community poet laureate program
California Special Districts Association
Annual convention, September 2006
Breakout session leader (with Jim Roberts)
""Poetry, Programs, and Community"
California Poets Laureate Project
August 2006 at Frank Bette Center for the Arts
A one-day event that will evolve into of a traveling program featuring poetry, photography and art work showcasing California's
state and local Poets Laureate, including photography by Rhonda Leon.
California Federation Of Chaparral Poets
Annual convention, April 2005
Panel of four Poets Laureate
overview of our Poet Laureate programs
El Rancho Charter School, Anaheim California
"History of Poets Laureate, Programs at Placentia Library, and poetry reading
To tie in with National Poetry Month, I was invited by Mr. Gordon Pitts, English teacher at El Rancho Charter School, to address
his students -- 218 of them! -- throughout the day.
and numerous "Featured Poet" gigs at various venues throughout California
Poetry Programs at Placentia Library (which I led or facilitated)
Inaugural reading and address
Teen Poetry Workshop
Senior Outreach (bringing poetry into local Senior Centers and Assisted Living Centers)
America's Favorite Poem Project (started by Robert Pinsky)
half-day Adult Poetry Workshops, led by distinguished California poets
themed Open Readings
Cowboy Poetry Workshop
Pot Luck Poetry
Poetry In Translation
and I also created the first data base for California municipal-level Poets Laureate, a project since taken over by Cynthia Bryant,
and one of the many cornerstones behind the current California Poets Laureate project.
I am available to lead workshops or seminars in any of the above topics, related topics, or breast Cancer Awareness programs
(see page Upcoming Book) I also do select Featured Poet readings. References available. Call/ write/ email for further details.
P.O. Box 673
Placentia, CA 92871
phone: (714) 524-5913
24/7 answering machine. If you want to speak to a live person, your best odds are calling weekdays after 10 a.m. California time.