MARCH & APRIL so far & in brief follow

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zoeyscafe.com        poetix.net    venturacollege.edu

OR

http://academic.venturacollege.edu/galley/ 

 

Tu 3/7 730 Ventura College Cafeteria

Matt Lawrence, Ph.d author of

Like a Splinter in Your Mind:

The Philosophy Behind the Matrix Trilogy

a multimedia presentation, discussion & booksigning

 

Th 3/16 730pm Zoey's Cafe, Ventura

poets Dian Sousa & nila northSun

with special guest living historian Suzanne Lawrence

 

Sa 3/18 2-5pm Zoey's Cafe

Just Do It writing workshop with nila northSun

 

W. 3/22 7-830pm VC Cafeteria Conf Rm

Breast Cancer Survivor Support Group

Journaling for Healing writing workshop

With Gwendolyn Alley

 

Sa 3/25 2-3 pm KCLU 88.3 (Ventura)

Roni interviews Max Strom and Gwendolyn Alley

 

S 4/9 7pm Slam 101 The Underground, Ventura

Gwendolyn Alley, feature

 

TH 4/20 730pm Zoey's Cafe

Poets of the 315 EXPERIMENT

reading and book signing

 

SA 4/22 WORKSHOPS & PANEL Zoey's Cafe

930am-1230  Danika Dinsmore

130-430pm  Amalio Madueno

5-6pm Panel with 315 poets

EACH WORKSHOP $36; PANEL $9 OR FREE W/WORKSHOP OR

PURCHASE OF 315 ANTHOLOGY

 

SU 4/23 315pm Artists Union Gallery NOT CONFIRMED

join 315 poets for a living room style reading

 

W 4/26 8pm Ugly Mug, Orange

Danika and Gwendolyn feature

 

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Writing Life Speaker Series 2006

IN RECOGNITION OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

730PM TUES. MARCH 7

Matt Lawrence, Ph.D

Like a Splinter in Your Mind:

The Philosophy Behind the Matrix Trilogy—

a discussion &  booksigning

Fireside Lounge Ventura College FREE & open to the

public

 

How do you know what is real? What is ideal? How do we decide between right and wrong? What is ethical?

Moral? How are race and gender socially constructed

today and in the future world depicted in the Matrix?

 

These are just a few of the questions raised by Matt

Lawrence, author of Like a Splinter in Your Mind: The Philosophy Behind the Matrix Trilogy (2003 Blackwell available in the VC Bookstore). A philosopher who began his studies at Ventura College,  Lawrence graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Santa Cruz and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from UC Irvine. As an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Long Beach City College, he has won several teaching awards and advises the Surf Club and Philosophy Club.

 

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Spoken  Word  Salon @ Zoey’s Café, Ventura     

730PM THURS MARCH 16

Dian Sousa & nila northSun

This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc.

through a grant it has received from the Hearst

Foundation.

With special guest living historian Suzanne Lawrence

as Molly Donlon sharing stories from the wake for

UncleShamus

 

Dian Sousa, author of LULLABIES FOR THE SPOOKED AND

COOL (Mille Grazie Press 2005) and the forthcoming THE

MARVELS RECORDED IN MY PRIVATE CLOSET, teaches surfing

at Camp Swell, which she co-founded; she also started

San Luis Obispo's Code Pink Women for Peace chapter,

and Bottled Poetry, which combines music, food, &

poetry readings at various wineries. Dian’s awards

include third in the Cal Poly Writing Contest (1985),

256th in the 1997 San Luis Obispo Triathlon, and

fourth in the 2002 Women On Waves Contest in Santa

Cruz. Dian also sprocks; ask her.

 

nila northSun, author of A SNAKE IN HER MOUTH (West

End Press 1996) has a new book in press, LOVE AT

GUNPOINT (R.L. Crow 2006). Born in Shurz, Nevada of

Chippewa-Shoshone descent, nila’s work is found in

collections of Native American poetry. Her features

include the Watershed Festival in 2003 and the Taos

Poetry Circus in 1997.  In 2000, the University of

Nevada recognized her accomplishments by awarding her

“The Silver Pen.”  nila lives on the Shoshone-Paiute

reservation in Fallon where she works for the tribe as

a program and grant writing specialist.

 

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SA 3/18 2-5pm

“Just Do It: a poetry writing workshop with nila

northSun”

Zoey’s Café $35 per person; space limited

This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc.

through a grant it has received from the Hearst

Foundation.

 

Spoken Word Salon @ Zoey’s Café 730pm Third Thursdays

Open Mic. Pass the hat. Hosted by Gwendolyn Alley.

Pizza, salads, coffee, beer, wine, desserts + poetry

upstairs

El Jardin Courtyard 451 E. Main Ventura 805/652-0091

 

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Writing Life Speaker Series

T 3/21 730PM

Living Historian Suzanne Lawrence as Molly Donlon

Fireside Lounge Ventura College FREE & open to the

public

 

Thursday March 16 was the wake for Uncle Shamus

(1948-1933--may he rest in peace!) Molly stopped by

Zoey’s Café to tell us about it. Tonight Suzanne

Lawrence will unmask Molly, describe her research and

writing process plus entertain us with stories about

early Ventura County history.

 

Sa March 25 2-3pm "Beyond Words" KCLU

88.3 (Ventura) 102.3 (SB)

Roni* will interview Max Strom, Founder of Sacred

Movement Yoga in Los Angeles and author of the DVD,

Max Strom Yoga: Strength, Grace, Healing. Gwendolyn

Alley, poet, teacher, and poetry host of Spoken Word

Salon at Zoey's Cafe' will also be interviewed. She

will talk about the Poets of the 315 AM Experiment and

their Reading on Thursday, April 20, and the Workshops

and Panel discussion on Saturday, April 22.

 

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Su April 9 7pm Slam 101, the underground, Ventura

Gwendolyn Alley features

 

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Spoken  Word  Salon @ Zoey’s Café, Ventura     

730pm THURS APRIL 20 Poets from the 315 EXPERIMENT

This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc.

through a grant it has received from the Hearst

Foundation.

open mic follows

 

The idea was to discover what connections would be

made while writing separately, but together, at the

same time for a month while under hypnogogic

influences… 315experiment.com

 

Danika Dinsmore Vancouver, Canada 

Amalio Madueno Taos, New Mexico

Paul Nelson Slaughter, Washington

Jen Hofer LA, CA

Dawn-Marie Oliver Seattle, WA

 Liz Collins Big Sur, CA

Tod McCoy Vancouver, Canada

Antoinette Nora Claypoole Ashland OR

and host Gwendolyn Alley Ventura, CA 

                          

at 3:15, world slows,

 mind opens to impulse, direction, wandering …

 it is what the day brought and what is right in front

of.

  there is more room at 3:15 to let this all in.

Danika Dinsmore 

 

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SA 4/22 WORKSHOPS & PANEL

$36 PER; $9 PANEL (FREE W/BOOK OR WORKSHOP)

This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc.

through a grant it has received from the Hearst

Foundation.

 

9am

Join us for no host coffee social and registration

 

930am-1230

Spontaneous Creations and Experiments in Form  Danika

Dinsmore, MFA

 

From the instigator of the 3:15 Experiment comes a

writing workshop for those looking to sideswipe their

muses.  Learn to cultivate spontaneity on the page and

to create your own rituals using time, dream, states

of consciousness, and other various triggers and

influencers. Danika Dinsmore, MFA is a writer,

spokenword artist, film-maker, and educator. Her

publications include Everyday Angels (En Theos Press

2002), All Over the Road, numerous anthologies

including the 315 Experiement (Owl Press 2001). She

lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and two cats.

For more info, please visit:  www.danikadinsmore.com

 

Break:

Join us for a no-host lunch at Zoey’s Café or on your

own

 

130--430pm

Imagination as Value--The Imaginative Horizon Amalio

Madueno, MFA

 

In this poetry seminar/workshop, students bring their

work for open reading in a 3 hour discussion regarding

contemporary poetics similar in structure to the

weeklong poetry and performance course developed by

Amalio Madueno at the Taos Poetry Circus for Mexican

Bob's Poetry Camp (1994-2001). Using works of

students, the course highlights themes and issues

discussed by poetics theorists Olsen, Fletcher,

Stevens, Blaser, etal. Amalio Madueno, MFA, has

performed for poetry festivals, colleges, slams, TV

and radio as well as international competitions. His

multiple publication credits include the serialization

of his chapbook “God in this Vicinity” in ARTLIFE

Limited Editions.

 

5-6pm 315 Panel

Panel on the 315 experiment includes 315 instigator &

coordinator Danika Dinsmore, 315 webmaster Tod McCoy,

Amalio Madueno, Wild Embers publisher & 315 anthology

co-editor antoinette claypool, Liz Collins & Spoken

Word Salon Host Gwendolyn Alley facilitated by Paul

Nelson

 

This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc.

through a grant it has received from the Hearst

Foundation.

 

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We 4/26 8pm Ugly Mug, Orange

Danika Dinsmore & Gwendolyn Alley feature $2

 

 

hope to see you soon!

 

best, g