Alameda Island Poets Proudly Present
Cathy Dana, Alameda Poet Laureate and president of Alameda Island Poets, sees the power of poetry as an invitation out of daily grind mind into a place where the mundane and the mystical meet and make magic. She has won numerous poetry awards, including 1st prize at the 2013 Benicia Love Poetry Contest and Grand Prize at 2014 Dancing Poetry Festival. The title of her second prize poem, My Dad Believed in Love, became the title for her first book of poetry, 2016, by Sugartown Publishing. Learn more about Cathy by visiting her website at CathyDana.com.
Title: Alameda Island Poets
Hosts: Cathy Dana and Alameda Poet Laureate, Kimi Sugioka
Date: February 1
Celebrating Black History Month
Day & Time: 1st Wednesday of the month
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Featured readers: Avotcja and Nia McAllister
Online virtual meeting via Zoom
For more information on Zoom virtual meeting
Description: Featured readers followed by open mic from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This is a free event although we pass
the hat for donations.
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Kimi Sugioka is an educator and poet. She earned an MFA at Naropa University and has published two books of poetry; the newest of which is Wile & Wing on Manic D Press. As Poet Laureate of Alameda, she will try to engage the community in an intergenerational and multi-cultural exploration of poetry and literature. Her work appears in anthologies such as Enduring Values, Civil Liberties United, Endangered Species, Standing Strong, Colossus, and Colossus: Home.