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Twenty Citations: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at Writing a Collection of Poems

PRESENTED ON APR 10, 2019
IN FRESNO @ VOL 36

Matthew Carlin shares his inspiration for his writing.

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Unfamous Pirates

BY KARLA DAVIS AND JAMES ABERCROMBIE
@ VOL 20 ON OCT 04, 2013

Karla Davis and James Abercrombie have a daughter who loves books and pirates. So they did the only logical thing, they made a book about pirates. In this presentation they talk about how they got their inspiration for the content of the book and then share a few of the poems they made for it.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 29, 2014.

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Writing for Working Stiffs

BY LUCY LEITNER
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 29, 2015

Multi-tasking author Lucy Leitner recounts her creative process and inspiration for her first zombie satire novel, "Working Stiffs." 

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The Write Flavor

BY JULIA OXENREIDER
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 23, 2015

Poetry is cooking with words and cooking is the poetry of flavor, marvels Julia Oxenreider. She shares two slam poems and talks about the merging of her life passions.

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Places and Poems by the Gumheads and YELLOWBUNNY

BY KIRSTEN MOSHER
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 17, 2015

Places and Poems with the Gumheads & Yellow Bunny
read by Kirsten Mosher and Butch Francis

The Gumheads are chewed up, spit talkin and stuck on Yellow Bunny.

YELLOW BUNNY: BUTT TALKS-what Sweet-Heart candy’s say.
There is YELLOW.
It’s a BUNNY.

This year in Beacon,
Mohammed at the All in One Store,
And Shaw plus the regulars at the Mobile Station
Let Them In
And OUT.



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World of Poetry

BY HALA ABDULLAH
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 29, 2015

Hala Abduallah; A spoken word poet.

She Talks about her experience in writing and poetry.

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60 Second Lives

BY CELINA SANTANA WHO WRITES AS MARANN MINCEY
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 26, 2016

Marann Mincey presents “60 Second Lives,” which is a concept created to bring together her passion for writing and love of photography.  She performs six of these “60 Second Lives” by narrating short fictions, poems or lyric essays she wrote to capture the essence of a character, place, or experience.  Each reading is illustrated by three photographs most of which she took on various travels.

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20 Poems

BY JOHN MCCARTHY
@ VOL 3 ON MAR 09, 2017

Complete with cartoon voices and antecdotes, John McCarthy presents 20 poems accompied by images of public art.

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Writing Around

BY ALLISON SPECTER
@ VOL 23 ON JUN 13, 2017

Allison Specter was once described by a stranger as a spiritual-yoga-Janet Jackson. Along with her team at Write Around Portland she helps to facilitate creative writing experiences for more than 500 people each year, expanding access to writing and publishing for some of our communities most underrepresented voices. She is a badass lesbian doing what she can to make small waves in the world; and always, learning as she goes.

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An Experiment in Creativity

BY DAGMAR STANSOVA
@ VOL 20 ON SEP 14, 2018

As a screenwriter, poet and script doctor Dagmar Stansova wanted to improve her writing, to free up her mind and she thought a great way to do that would be to do something about which she has no preconceived notions or training. Dagmar chose painting. She will share twenty paintings and one of the poems that came out of her Experiment In Creativity. Her hope is to inspire others to do something they’ve never done before. The poem is called “Laundry Day” in memory of her father.