Alameda Island Poets Proudly Present:
Nanette Deetz is a Dakota, Cherokee, German American poet and journalist. She is the Host, V.P., and co-coordinator of Alameda Island Poets reading series. Her poetry has been published in numerous anthologies, most recently Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California, published by Scarlet Tanager Books. She is a journalist with Bay Area News Group (Alameda Journal), Native News Online, Indian Country Today, and Tribal Business Journal. When not writing, she teaches students with learning challenges, and creates music with her band, "Red Bird Giving".
Title: Alameda Island Poets
Host: Nanette Deetz
Date: May 1
Day & Time: First Wednesday of each month,
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Featured readers: Students from Alameda Community Learning Center, The Mighty Pens and faculty poet, Cathy Dana and St. Joseph Notre Dame students and faculty readers, Elizabeth Pelaez Norris and Cat Crawford.
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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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.