Writers Read is a monthly literary salon focusing on poetry, spoken word, and short stories. It combines a reading by a featured author, followed by an hour of open mic. The featured reader in May is Terry Ehret. Ehret has published four collections of poetry: Lost Body, Translations from the Human Language, Lucky Break, and Night Sky Journey. Her literary awards include the National Poetry Series, California Book Award, Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, nomination for the Northern California Book Reviewer’s Award, five Pushcart Prize nominations, and an NEA Translation Fellowship. From 2004-2006, she served as the poet laureate of Sonoma County where she lives and teaches. In the summer, she leads travel programs for writers. Currently, she is working on a project to translate the collected poems of Mexican writer Ulalume Gonzalez de Leon.
Writers Read happens on the last Thursday of most every month and has been happening in Ukiah since 1999. This reading series is sponsored by Colored Horse Studios, an anonymous local writer, Michael Riedell, Dan Barth, the Poet Laureate Committee of Ukiah, the Grace Hudson Museum, and donations. For additional information about Writers Read, contact Michael Riedell at firstname.lastname@example.org.