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Poetry at the Bette

Cathy Dany

Cathy Dana

Cathy, President of Alameda Island Poet and Alameda Poet Laureate Emerita, is the co-host of Alameda Island Poets and hosts the alameda Island Poets Workshop. She also teaches creative writing at Alameda Community Learning Center, where she began the Mighty Pens teen poetry group, as well as the first poet laureate program. Her first published book of poetry, My Dad Believed in Love, was released in early 2016.

                       Alameda Island Poets

                  First Wednesday of the Month

 

Hosts: Kimi Sugioka and Cathy Dana


Date:  Wednesday, August 7 (July hiatus)
        
Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Featured:  TBA
         

                     Currently held on Zoom

For the Zoom link contact Cathy


Description: Every month we have a featured guest reader(s) followed by our "famously friendly" open mic.  

 

           Alameda Island Poets Workshop

                  Second  Thursday of the Month

 

Host: Cathy Dana


Date:  Thursday, June 14
        
Time:  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Featured:  Audrey T. Williams and Alison Hart
         

                     Currently held on Zoom

For the Zoom link contact Cathy


Description: Every month we have a featured guest leader.


 

Kimi Sugioka

Kimi Sugioka

Kimi Sugioka is a poet, songwriter, and educator. She is the current Poet Laureate for the City of Alameda, a post that includes creating platforms for the presentation of a diverse variety of poets and spoken-word artists. Kimi also performs her own work frequently throughout the Bay Area. Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and raised in Berkeley, California, Kimi has worked in public education for decades, and earned her BA from San Francisco State University and MFA from the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

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Fat Tea Pot by Elaine Carpenter

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