Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Thursday Poets Workshop at the Wilsons: Can it be as good as last week?

Last week's Thursday Night Poetry Workshop at the Wilson's was the largest ever, and a great success as you can see from the smiles above. Seventeen poets attended, with most reading recent work. Afterwards Rick Wilson gave a short performance on his fujara, a Slovakian traditional shepherd's flute, acquired two weeks ago on our visit to Bratislava.
This week, tomorrow, Thursday, August 2, at 6:30 pm we'll have an Asian evening, again at Kath and Rick's with Asian dinner snacks and a repeat performance of the music we did on Sunday for our "Rattle of Bamboo" reading, the annual anthology of our Southern California Haiku Study Group. Rick will play two Japanese flutes, shinobue, and ryuteki and one Chinese flute, a jade dizi. Kath accompanies on percussion. The photo above was taken after our Pacific Asia performance, with Debbie Kolodji, moderator or the Haiku Study Group.
Related Upcoming events: On Saturday, August 4, Mira Mataric and her husband Gene Schultz will present a program of slides, music and poetry: "Travel to Sweden"-- at the Pasadena Central Library, Donald R. Wright Auditorium from 2 to 5 pm.

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