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“Keep Looking up,” Dazzle and Llama friends at Clark County Open Studio, Woolen Farms, Washougal
First Nations Heritage Month
Portland Book Festival highlight: New Poets of Native Nations
Literary Arts notes: “the new anthology New Poets of Native Nations, with Trevino L. Brings Plenty, Laura Da’, Layli Long Soldier, and editor Heid E. Erdrich. New Poets of Native Nations gathers poets of diverse ages, styles, languages, and tribal affiliations to present the extraordinary range and power of new Native poetry. “ Recommend reading this anthology and individual books by the poets included in this collection.
Circle of Peace: Women in Islam, WSU, VancouverDr. Tejani-Butt, PhD, Professor at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia. Remembering our Muslim sisters and brothers who honor the teachings of the Q’uran in a sacred way not often noted in the mainstream.
First Nations Heritage Month, Gala with Gentle Thunder and Traveling Day Society http://www.1gentlethunder.com/
Saturday, November 17, 2018 Ridgefield Youth Arts Month benefit at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Vancouver. I read a few poems as the Clark County Poet Laureate after a young poet Jessie from RHS. May we support our emerging youth artists, dancers, makers, musicians, poets & writers here and collaborative efforts in the arts, sharing our gifts together.
Wild Arts Festival, Audubon authors http://wildartsfestival.org/authors
Dazzle & Llama Friends at Woolen Farm
Clark County 2018 Open Studio #50 with thanks to Artist Marilyn Amber Smith
Hospitality is a value of Clark County, and having artists from around the county open their studios was a gift… and there’ nothing like having Llama friends walk through open french doors to welcome us and eat out of our hands. Dazzle the llama is poetry in motion.
I am grateful to be among other poets and writers as the featured reader on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the monthly 7pm Open Mic at Barnes & Noble Vancouver, Washington.
Clark County Arts Commissioner LaRae Zawodny will also speak. With much gratitude for all of the Clark County Arts Commission volunteer members and Printed Matter Vancouver for their support of the arts in our region.
Barnes & Noble Vancouver Open Mic Co-host Danielle’s recent interview:https://bluemoone.wordpress.com/2018/10/26/gwendolyn-morgan-clark-countys-newest-poet-laureate/
Please find the store’s event page for the October 30 evening:https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/event/9780061959050-0
Thank you to the Clark County Arts Commission! Sunday, September 30th afternoon celebration at the Vancouver Community Library, 901 C Street, Vancouver, Washington, as I step into a new community role this Autumn.
Quisiera tener una Llama pequeña,
prendida como un cancion
una luz de esperanza
una voz nueva cantando
Llama Love no. 3 Cantar! (mixed media on canvas)
First Friday Artwalk
Dream! Paint! Sing! ¡Sueñe! ¡Pinte! ¡Cante!
pequeños animales caprichosos
Date: Friday, August 3, 2018 5:00 – 9:00
Show: August 3 – 31st
Where: Angst Gallery, 1015 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
First Friday Opening Reception:https://www.facebook.com/events/283508692392825/
Willamette Writers just announced that one of my poems has received third place again in
the Paulann Petersen Award for Poetry:
Stay Wild: Read
In her EcoAstrology: Libra-Aries New Moon update, Stephanie Austin writes:
“Keep your spiritual seatbelt snuggly fastened; the next two weeks may be some of the most turbulent and transformative of 2018. A dynamic New Moon in Aries conjunct Uranus, plus three planets changing direction, Chiron entering Aries, and Mars conjunct Pluto impel us to thoroughly weed through our life, so that we have more time, space and resources for what we want to cultivate now….”
With so much gratefulness to Jason Kirkey, publisher and editor of Hiraeth Press, and L.M. Browning, publisher and editor of Homebound Publications for their on-going literary support. Both small presses valiantly champion poetry, literature and care of the environment in this tenuous time on the planet. It is with sadness to learn that Hiraeth Press is closing its doors, “returning to the earth.” And with gratitude that I have been embraced as an author by Homebound Press. My books may now be found in the Homebound Press bookstore:
Author Page: https://homeboundpublications.com/gwendolyn-morgan/
Crow Feathers’s Book Page: https://homeboundpublications.com/crow-feathers-red-ochre-green-tea-by-gwendolyn-morgan/
Please note L.M. Brownings own book launch of To Lose the Madness: Field Notes on Trauma, Loss and Radical Authenticity.
Thankfulness for small Indie presses and bookstores, libraries, art galleries and studios. See Homebound’s “Stay Wild: Read! Help us ensure the mainstream isn’t the only stream…”
With gratitude to Syracuse Cultural Workers for the inclusion of my painting “Solstice Fox” (above) in the Women Artists 2018 Datebook (May 21, 2018).
Painting of Magic Sam in memory of him, Marci Van Ausdall, Lavender Dreams Farm, and Jnani Chapman, Commonweal, bright spirits who continue shining their love-light after they have left our sphere. Honoring them with remembrances at Commonweal Cancer Help Program, Apifera Farm and Washington State Artists Trust.
With gratitude for rain, doves, autumn leaves, Green Heron on Salmon Creek trail, the turning of the wheel of the year…
This autumn my poetry Snowy Owls, Egrets and Unexpected Graces will join other indie books and presses at Wordstock 2017: Portland’s Book Festival as well as the Frankfurt Book Fair.