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Voices of the Heart

An Intergenerational Poetry Reading
Saturday, June 1, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Town Center Community Room, Suite 201
770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera

Marin Villages invites you to an inspirational reading featuring poets ages 7 – 70.  Readers include MPC members Prartho Sereno, Rebecca Foust, and Sian Killingsworth.  An open mic will follow the formal reading.

Marin Villages is celebrating 10 years of helping older adults stay active and productive in their own homes.

Performing Poetry with Authentic Voice

How do readers recognize varying tones in vocal poems and convey exact meanings of dense metaphors and complex emotions? In this fun experiential workshop, we’ll examine distinct performance poetry styles and how to clearly express both ideas and emotions using simple vocal techniques. Participants will create tone maps for one page poems and perform them, neither overly dramatizing nor reading blandly but with clear compelling authentic voice.

Instructor: Claire Blotter. Date: Saturday, May 11, 1:10-4pm.  $55
College of Marin Community Education

Reading Series

Sacramento Poetry Center
Valona Deli
Rebound Bookstore
Word Temple
Berkeley Lunch Poems
Why There Are Words
San Francisco Art & Poetry Calendar
Poetry Flash
Britt-Marie’s Poetry Sundays

Poetry Resources

Marin Poets Live!
Poetry Flash
Entropy Magazine
Poets & Writers
Trish Hopkinson’s poetry resources
Rose Black’s downloadable list of how-to poetry books