First Nations Heritage Month, November 2018

Keep looking up Nov 2018

“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.

https://www.graywolfpress.org/books/new-poets-native-nations

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

Interfaith Coalition of Southwest Washington Thanksgiving Eve service https://www.columbian.com/news/2018/dec/19/local-religious-leaders-host-fourth-annual-interfaith-service/

 

Llama Love

Dazzle & llama friends at Woolen Farm November 2018

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.