Wine Predator Poetry Readings 4/14 & 5/8

While I have a love for writing about wine, I also have a passion for poetry: I’ve been an award winning and published poet for nearly 20 years, and an exhibiting artist since 1994 with three solo shows in Ventura and one on the Queen Mary in Long Beach.

I first published my poetry and art in 1995 ArtLife Limited Editions with broadsides of my paintings, mixed media, and installations with my words. Since 2001, I’ve been participating in the 3:15 Experiment where poets wake at 3:15am every night during the month of August to write. In 2006, I co-edited a book of 3:15 Experiment poetry.

Last March I published this book of 3:15 Experiment poetry which traces my journey from being a daughter to becoming a mother to losing my mother the night before the 3:15 experiment in 2010.

Read more about my poetry collection including sample poems and reviews.  In the next few weeks, I have two poetry readings scheduled, one for National Poetry Month and one before Mother’s Day:

Saturday April 14, 2012 – 7:00– 9:00 p.m.
Santa Barbara Poetry Series
The Contemporary Arts Forum
2nd Level of Paseo Nuevo Mall
Suggested donation $5 General $3 Student
A Poetry Reading to honor Poets with New Books: Gwendolyn Alley, Suzanne Frost, Louise Gerber, Diana Raab, BJ Riley, David Starkey, Lettre Sauvage Letterpress, printer/poet Fiona Spring, Brynn Saito, Grace Curtis and Stephen Dunn.

Tuesday May 8, 2012 7:30-9pm
Artists Union Gallery
330 So California St Ventura
featured reading by Gwendolyn Alley followed by open mic
free but donations accepted

In celebration of NATIONAL POETRY MONTH, I’m offering a SPECIAL:
Get two copies of the book for $20 (save $2.95 on each copy)
Get two ebooks for the price of one (save $6.95!)
Buy one print copy at $12.95 and get an ebook FREE!

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One thought on “Wine Predator Poetry Readings 4/14 & 5/8

  1. That is great. I actually began my “public” writing because of poetry contests. Gundlach Bundschu in Sonoma did a few contests in honor of Deed Day. I entered the 2nd(placed 3rd) and 3rd(placed 1st) years and began writing my blog based on their encouragement. Writing is the creative outlet I had been looking for to come alive again! I look forward to readng more from you.

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