Sunday, October 7, 2012

Poetry During Hwy. 62 Art Tours and Beyond...And, A Deal from Blurb

The annual Hwy. 62 Art Tours are almost here! It's the last two weekends in October--the biggest two weekends of the year for art lovers in the Morongo Basin. You can check out the open studios of over 100 artists by clicking here.
On Friday, Oct. 19, I'll be taking part in the "Pop-Up Salon" at the Red Arrow Gallery in Joshua Tree, 6:30-9 pm. The event will feature over a dozen authors reading from their work. I'm scheduled to read from "In the Mojave" and "A Bird Black As the Sun" at 7 pm. All of the featured authors will have their books for sale at the Red Arrow that evening and also throughout both weekends of the tours.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, between 2-4 pm, artist Ellen Hill is featuring dramatic readings at her studio in Joshua Tree. I'll be reading poetry around 3 pm. Kristine Waters, actress and storyteller, will lead off with a reading of "The Mightiest Heart," and Ellen herself will share a Sami yoik (song) titled "Star Girl" and talk about Sami myths and symbolism.

More poetry coming up: on November 8, I'll be reading at Copper Mountain College's new library at 12 noon, along with poets Phillip Rosenberg and Caryn Davidson.

 Finally, here's a chance to save 20 percent on the print versions of my books "In the Mojave" and "Shared Visions." From now through October 23, just go to and use the code FANS at checkout. You can find my books easily by clicking on the Blurb logo that says "Check out my books" at the bottom right of this blog's sidebar.