Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Presents Magdalena Montagne & Kent Leatham

The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Presents: Magdalena Montagne & Kent Leatham

Sunday, November 8, 2:00 p.m.
$5.00 Admission
Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, Monterey
(between Pearl and Munras)

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About the poets:

Magdalena Montagne has been leading poetry writing workshops for libraries in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Santa Clara and Siskiyou Counties for over a decade, taught with California Poets in the School and leads writing workshops for seniors in assisted living facilities in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Santa Clara Counties. She has produced and hosted Poets’ Circle at the Watsonville Public Library and has been a guest workshop facilitator for several Santa Cruz County area nonprofits including Homeless Services Center, CASA of Santa Cruz, Monarch Services, and WomanCARE. She has been a member of the Santa Cruz Alliance for Arts Education since November 2012 and this year coordinated the Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest for high school students in Santa Cruz County. Her work has appeared locally in Cabrillo College’s Porter Gulch Review and in An Anthology of Poets from the Monterey Bay, as well as California Poets in the Schools Statewide Anthologies. Visit her website: http://www.poetrycirclewithmagdalena.com

Kent Leatham is a poet, translator, and educator, as well as an on-call editor and critic. His work has appeared in dozens of journals nationwide, including Ploughshares, Fence, Poetry Quarterly, and Able Muse, as well as being featured in the 2013 Global Poetry Anthology (Vehicule Press) and in the 2012 Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Kent holds an MFA in poetry from Emerson College and a BA in poetry from Pacific Lutheran University. He served as a poetry editor for Black Lawrence Press for four years, and currently teaches creative writing at California State University Monterey Bay.

Upcoming Readings:

December 13 —Laura Bayless and Barbara Bloom

For more information, please contact John Laue: (831) 684-0854 Cosponsored by the Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium, Poetry Slow Down on KXRA540

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