Glenna Luschei's Poetry Workshop

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Poetry workshop with Glenna Luschei
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Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 02:00

Glenna Luschei, Award-winning poet presents a POETRY WORKSHOP in response to the “Facing Ourselves: Carpinteria” Photography Exhibit on Sunday, Oct 27 and Sunday, November 3, from 2 pm to 4 pm. There is an open reading after Nov. 3 event, featuring Poet Laureate Laure-Anne Bosselaar.
At the The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center, 865 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Cost is $15 or $13.50 for members of the art center. Walk-ins Welcome. Scholarships are available for both, please contact the Arts Center directly. You can register at (805) 684-7789 or
Please bring a pencil and a notebook. Workshop will be in English and Spanish.

The theme of Luschei’s workshop is "Where I Came From," referring either to home or a state of the heart and is in response to the exhibit “Facing Ourselves: Carpinteria” with photographs by Patricia Houghton Clarke. Her portraits of immigrants will certainly engage imaginations. The first of the workshops is designed especially for youth, but participants of all ages are invited to join either of the two workshops.

MORE ABOUT THE POETS: Glenna Luschei has published Solo Press literary magazines from Carpinteria for 50 years. She was named Poet Laureate of the City and County of San Luis Obispo in 2000. She released Singing and Dying in 2016 for which she received the Nebraska Award Book Prize in 2017. Recently named a “Literary Treasure of the Mid-Coast” by the Ventura County Arts Council, she has received a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship and many individual California Arts Council grants. Luschei is Vice President of InterlitQ, an online international literary journal. Luschei is known as Glenna Berry Horton of the Berry Horton avocado ranch in Carpinteria, who along with her late husband William Berry Horton, was a donor of The Franklin Trail to the City of Carpinteria.

Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara Laure-Anne Bosselaar is the author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf, of Small Gods of Grief, winner of the Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry, and of A New Hunger selected as a Notable Book by the American Library Association. The recipient of a Pushcart Prize, and the editor of four anthologies, she taught at Emerson College, Sarah Lawrence College, and at UCSB briefly. She is a member of the founding faculty at the Solstice Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing in Boston. Her poems have been published in many national and international reviews, and Garrison Keeler read four of her poems on The Writer’s Almanac. Her fifth book, These Many Rooms, came out this year.

Photo Credit: Patricia Houghton Clarke

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