Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Poetry Reading by Cynthia Anderson & Noreen Lawlor, Saturday, Sept. 13 in Santa Barbara

"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)