Sunday, September 14, 2014

Peggy Dobreer Will Read on September 28, 2014 - 100Thousand Poets for Change!

We were thrilled to announce a reading by Peggy Dobreer on September 22, 2013 last year, but she could not be with us. So, we are doubly delighted to announce that Peggy Dobreer will be the featured poet at the next Village Poets Monthly Poetry Reading at Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga. The reading will be on Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.  This is the 100 Thousand Poets for Change Global Event Sunday, and we are happy to invite all our Open Mike Poets to bring their poetry about change - personal, social, cosmic - whatever you want, as long as it is PG13!

You will have lots of time to read, because in addition to the Featured Poet there will be two Open Mike segments and refreshments. We will pass George Harris's Hat (George Harris was the builder of Bolton Hall) to collect donations for the Bolton Hall. To find out more about Peggy Dobreer read her bio below. After our reading she will manage several writing workshops 


Peggy Dobreer is a Los Angeles based poet, educator, and yogini. Her first book of poetry, In The Lake of Your Bones was released by Moon Tide Press in March 2012. Her work has been published in journals, such as Poemeleon,Malpais ReviewBicycle ReviewSan Pedro River Review, and Yoga Magazine. Just released from Ain’t Got No Press, she is proud to be included in Ekphrastia Gone Wild with Nobel Laureate, Wislawa Szymborska. Peggy is co-author of 64 Ways To Practice Nonviolence: A Curriculum and Resource Guide, ProEd, Inc., 2008. 



                           "Write from the body, read from the breath, and edit for the art."                                

A series of three evening workshops on Thursdays,6:30-9pm, 10/23, 11/6,12/4/2014 at Gatsby Books in Long Beach, CA. You may sign-up for individual dates at $20/ea, or $50/for3.

Contact Improvisation is a neo-modern dance form, or an art sport, if you will. It is the embodied exploration of the laws of physics that govern all bodies in motion. Peggy brings 30 years of inquiry to light in her workshops. While the focus is mostly generative work, you will also bring a poem of ten to fourteen lines, in progress, for feedback, which includes consideration of vocal dynamics, and carriage at the mic. More information: