Writers Read happens on the last Thursday of most every month and has been happening in Ukiah since 1999. Events focus on poetry, spoken word, and stories, combining a reading by a featured author, then followed by an hour of open mic. The featured reader for June is Armand Brint, who will be launching his latest book of poems, Aliens of the Midway (Secret Goldfish Press, 2019). Brint is the author of three previous volumes of poetry, Schools of Light (Linwood Publishers, 1995),The League of Slow Cities (Tenacity Press, 2001), and In the Name of Wonder (Haley’s Press, 2014). He is also the author of a book about the art and craft of writing poetry, Bringing Poems to Life: 16 Keys to Make Your Poems Sing (2018). Brint served as the City of Ukiah’s first Poet-Laureate from 2001 to 2003.
The event is free but donations are welcome.
Writers Read is sponsored in part by Poets & Writers through grants from the James Irvine Foundation and the Hearst Foundation. Additional support provided by an anonymous local writer, Colored Horse Studios, 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.