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Each year, renowned poet (and former poet laureate) of Sonoma County, Geri di Giorno, presents a myriad of poets from all over the USA but with ties to Sonoma County, who read and share one another's work in the many venues of the great Sonoma County town of Petaluma. Petaluma is filled with myriad coffee shops, opportunities for fine dining and wonderful shopping, and is a perfect spot in which to hold a poetry fair, which is what this is. With poet Eileen Malone, I will be reading at this year's PETALUMA POETRY WALK at the beautiful spot called "Jungle Vibes," right on the main street. We invite you all to come and hear us read and to spend the day amongst poets and their fans in this engaging town.

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Oct.10.2010 - 12:58 pm
Entry for short story contest, October, 2010      THE VERY SHORT STORY OF A BUDDHIST NUNWith apologies to Paul Reps, Zen Flesh, Zen Bones. 995 words.       Many years ago, in a...
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Dec.31.2009 - 12:37 am
December 30, 2009.      This year, happiness had to find me.      For a lot of reasons this has always been my favorite season. Maybe because I was adopted right before Christmas...
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Oct.28.2009 - 1:47 pm
Each year, the Northern California Book Reviewers calls for submissions of all works of literature published during that calendar year. We are now reviewing works of fiction (...
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Oct.28.2009 - 1:32 pm
A FAVORITE CITY? Do I have a favorite city? When I was 10, 12, 15 and even 30 years old I would have said, "Of course. New York." I was born and raised in a leafy...
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Comments from Mimi

Nov.04.2009 - 11:23 am
In response to: Call for submissions of published fiction!
You're welcome, Nancy. This next question is an amazing one, because although I know of such presses I haven't yet...
Nov.03.2009 - 8:07 pm
In response to: Call for submissions of published fiction!
My original answer is misleading and I'm sorry. NO; there are no prejudices against books published by small presses in...
Nov.03.2009 - 8:02 pm
In response to: Call for submissions of published fiction!
The answer is definitely yes. Many Northern California writers, especially of fiction and poetry, are published almost...
Oct.29.2009 - 10:10 pm
The esteemed literary review POETRY FLASH now has a comprehensive and detailed website which includes the venues of...
Oct.29.2009 - 9:42 pm
In response to: Call for submissions of published fiction!
The zipcode is 94710. Thank you.