"The Desert Meets the Sea"
A Poetry Reading by
Cynthia Anderson and Noreen Lawlor
Saturday, September 13, 4 pm
Granada Books, 1224 State Street, Santa Barbara
Open Reading to Follow
Host: Sojourner Kincaid-Rolle
Cynthia Anderson, formerly of Santa Barbara, was long active in the local poetry scene,
organizing readings for the Santa Barbara Arts Festival, Poetry Festival, Botanic Garden,
and Outdoor Dance Festival in the 1980s and 1990s. She moved to the high desert
near Joshua Tree in 2008. She will be reading poems from her new book,
Desert Dweller, as well as poems about the Central Coast.
Noreen Lawlor, previously from Ojai, has lived in Joshua Tree since 2006. For many
years she has participated in Perie Longo’s poetry workshops and the Santa Barbara
Writers Conference, and she helped organize the Ojai Poetry Festival. An accomplished
artist, writer, and poetry therapist, she will be sharing poetry about art,
family, and her current and former homes.
(Photo of Cynthia and Noreen in Joshua Tree National Park by Robert Morris)