As President of Poetry Center San José, I'm most pleased that PCSJ and Montalvo Arts Center are proud to present An Evening with Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass on Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 PM. Please join us for intimate evening of poetry at the elegant Carriage house of the famed 175-acre Montalvo Arts Center.
Tickets: General, $16/20 (Member/Non-Member); Premium, $20/25 (Member/Non-Member); Sponsor, $45.00. Tickets can be purchased at: www.brownpapertickets.com. Sponsor Ticket Holders will be provided with front-row seating, admittance to the private reception and a raffle ticket to win one of 4 prizes. Members will need to enter a specific code to purchase tickets at Member prices. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the code and if you have questions.
Brenda and Bob will speak and read from their current work and several of their most-loved earlier poems. A highlight of the evening promises to be Brenda reading her heralded poem Pacific Ocean (a p'ansori), based on a Korean Folk Opera with the musical backup of native-trained drummers.
The reading will be followed by brief book signing and a private reception for Sponsor ticket purchasers, and members of Montalvo Arts Center and Poetry Center San Jose.
Brenda Hillman has published eight books of poetry, including the newly released Practical Water. She has received the William Carlos Williams Prize as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.
Robert Hass, professor of English at UC Berkeley, was the United States Poet Laureate from 1995 to 1997. He is the winner of the National Book Award, and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for his collection, Time and Materials. His newest poetry collection, The Apple Trees at Olema: Selected Poems & Essays, 1985 to 2009, will be published in Spring, 2010.
This event is Co-Sponsored by Montalvo Arts Center, a nonprofit, member-supported organization.
The event is supported by Poets &Writers, Inc. through a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.
This event is promotionally co-sponsored by the International Public Library of San Francisco and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Kepler's Books will be providing book sales and is also promtionally co-sponsoring this event.
Poetry Center San Jose is member supported and funded in part by the City of San Jose, and by a grant from Arts Council Silicon Valley, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and the California Arts Council.
Causes Kevin Arnold Supports
Poetry Center San Jose, East Palo Alto Police Activities League (EPA PAL), Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Yale Writing Conference, Gold Rush Writers