Group Reading for West Marin Review VII
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes contributors of the West Marin Review VII, to the store on Sunday, April 23rd at 3:00 pm. The reading participants include, Claire Blotter, Elaine Elinson, Kathleen Goodwin, Anuja Mendiratta, Larry Ruth, Vicki DeArmon, and Gabriel Schillinger-Hyman.
The West Marin Review is an award-winning literary and art journal published by Point Reyes Books and friends in the rural enclave of West Marin, CA. It offers an intriguing variety of art, poetry and prose from new, as well as, established contributors. The journal provides a blend of fiction and essays, humor, nature, memoir, poetry, art, and often, music. Contributors hail from places near and far- from rural California to Paris and everywhere in between. This volume features prose by, among others, Rick Bass, Stephanie E. Dickinson, Elaine Elinson, Blair Fuller and David Miller; poetry by Jody Farrell, Roy Mash, and others; and art by Mark Ropers, Wendy Schwartz, and others. This event will focus on local writers and artists with a list of participants to be named shortly.
Claire Blotter teaches poetry writing to elementary and high school students as a Poet in the Schools. She has published three chapbooks and lives near Deer Island Preserve in Novato, California.
San Francisco writer Elaine Elinson is coauthor of Wherever There's a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California, which won a Gold Medal in the California Book Awards in 2010.
Kathleen Goodwin is a painter, photographer, and publisher of fine art books. Born in South Africa, she has lived in Inverness for twenty-five years drawn to the area's open expanses and wildlife.
Anuja Mendiratta is a poet, a daughter of Indian immigrants, an independent consultant, and a walker of this beautiful earth. She resides in Berkeley, California and loves being outdoors.
At fourteen, Larry Ruth and a friend set out for Yosemite and hiked the John Muir Trail. They spent the last night on Mount Whitney in a snowstorm in July.
Vicki DeArmon is the Marketing & Events Director at Copperfield's Books. She's also the former publisher of Foghorn Press and a fiction writer.
Gabriel Schillinger-Hyman, age seventeen, attends Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco. A classical and jazz pianist, he also enjoys the visual arts, including cartooning and landscape painting. He spends his free time in Point Reyes.