An Inspiring Evening of Poetry with Four Women Writers

IN PRAISE OF EARTHEARTH

The Poetry of Nature, Jubilation and the Soul

Monday, May 4, 2015 7:00 pm

Goleta Public Library, Santa Barbara         
500 North Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117
Free and open to the public

DEENA METZGER
CAROLYN BRIGIT FLYNN
SHARON RODGERS SIMONE
JEAN MAHONEY

Join us for an intimate and inspiring evening in Santa Barbara!

LA Poets pic-2DEENA METZGER is the author of the novels La Negra y Blanca (2012 PEN Oakland Award for Excellence in Literature), Feral, The Other Hand, What Dinah Thought and Doors: A Fiction for Jazz Horn; poetry collections Ruin and Beauty, A Sabbath Among the Ruins and Looking For the Faces of God; and non-fiction From Grief Into Vision, Entering the Ghost to River:  In the process of fifty  years of creative and healing work, she developed therapies (Healing Stories) to restore health and vision on behalf of humans, non- humans and the earth.

 

carolyn2CAROLYN BRIGIT FLYNN is a poet and writer dedicated to language as a pathway to soul and spirit. Her collection, Communion: In Praise of the Sacred Earth, is her offering of love poems to the sacred essence of the Earth, addressed in the poems as Beloved. She is the editor of Sisters Singing: Blessings, Prayers, Art, Songs, Poetry and Sacred Stories by Women, and The New Story: Creation Myths for Our Times. Her poems and essays have appeared in literary journals and anthologies nationwide. She teaches writing groups and retreats in Santa Cruz, California and in Ireland.

Sharon SimoneSHARON RODGERS SIMONE is a poet, writer, educator and activist whose poems and essays have appeared in Psychological Perspectives: The Journal of Jungian Thought, Dark Matter: Women Witnessing, and Sisters Singing.  Her passions include a love of language and a love of science that have found expression in the establishment of a college-prep high school for disadvantaged youth in Detroit. Sharon’s groundbreaking work and writing  on bringing light and healing to childhood violence has been an inspiration to others.

 
Jean picJEAN MAHONEY is a master gardener, award-winning teacher, environmental educator, writer and poet.  As a sixth grade teacher for 25 years, she brought her students outside to restore local creeks, to learn about the ocean through study of the Monterey Bay, and to attend Outdoor School in the mountains.  She is now a trainer in the growing fields of environmental education and community gardens.  Her poetry has appeared in school journals and Sisters Singing.  She is now writing the San Francisco history of her Irish-American family.