Monday, June 11, 2012

50 Guest Poets @ Occidental College Upward Bound!

It was that time of year again, when I asked the SoCal poetry community to volunteer their time to bring their poetry to my high school Creative Writing students in the Upward Bound program at Occidental College. Their response was phenomenal. Their poetic performances inspired my students to reach for the heights. They gave them the unique opportunity to experience and interact with published writers...every day! They each performed three of their poems, answered any questions, and (if they liked) offered a writing idea. These were the 50 (!) poets who visited:
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Monday, June 25th, 10am to 11am - CALOKIE, MARVIN DORSEY & SEAN HILL
Tuesday, June 26th, 10am to 11am - JIM BABWE, JESSICA CEBALLOS & SHARON RIZK
Wednesday, June 27th, 10am to 11am - ANDREA CARTER BROWN, PAUL MANCHESTER & JOSEPH POWELL
Thursday, June 28th, 10am to 11am - ELIZABETH ARANA, CHRYSTINE JULIAN & RAUNDI KAI MOORE-KONDO
Friday, June 29th, 9am to 10am - MICHAEL CLUFF & EVY TREZVANT
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Monday, July 2nd, 10am to 11am - GREG PATRICK, ER SANCHEZ & MIKE THE POET SONKSEN
Tuesday, July 3rd, 10am to 11am - JIM BOLT, REYNALD ROMEA LUMINARIAS & DORI MARLER
Thursday, July 5th, 10am to 11am - NEIL AITKEN, JUDY BARRAT & ABEL SALAS
Friday, July 6th, 9am to 10am - RADOMIR VOJTECH LUZA, DAVID SLAVIN & MARY FRANCES SPENCER
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Monday, July 9th, 10am to 11am - LEA BERMUDEZ & TRESHA HAEFNER
Tuesday, July 10th, 10am to 11am - SCOTT NICHOLS & URIEL TOVAR
Wednesday, July 11th, 10am to 11am - ALEX FRANKEL, SCOTT KAESTNER & KATHERINE NORLAND
Thursday, July 12th, 10am to 11am - LYNNE BRONSTEIN & DANIEL McGINN
Friday, July 13th, 9am to 10am - TOTI O'BRIEN, RICK STEPP-BOLLING & CHRISTOPHER LUKE TREVILLA
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Monday, July 16th, 10am to 11am - AUDREY ALLEN
Tuesday, July 17th, 10am to 11am - PETE JUSTUS
Wednesday, July 18th, 10am to 11am - KELLY GILES, LOIS P. JONES & CINDY RINNE
Thursday, July 19th, 10am to 11am - JACK BOWMAN, MONA JEAN CEDAR & JUAN ESGUERRA
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Monday, July 23rd, 10am to 11am - JAMES MAVERICK
Tuesday, July 24th, 10am to 11am - HART FISHER, CHARLES HARMON, GEORGIA JONES-DAVIS & WILLIAM LEWIS
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Thank you in advance for your contribution to the future of Los Angeles,
Don