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Writing Coach Teresa says: “2 events to celebrate the environment, our souls and National Poetry Month!”

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2:00-400pm Environmental Poetry for the Soul -   Oakland, CA

April 9, 2014, 7:00pm Less Stress and More SuccessClimbing the Sacred Ladder!    San Rafael, CA

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Environmental Poetry for the Soul
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2-4 pm
 Free to the Public
The Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Public Library is located at 5366 College Avenue in Oakland, CA.  This event celebrates April, National Poetry Month.
Featuring Poets:  Judith Cody, John Curl, Drew Dellinger, Sharon Doubiago, Joan Gelfand, Genny Lim, Kirk Lumpkin, Mary Mackey, Claire Ortalda, Jeanne Powell, Floyd Salas.  For more information, contact Kim McMillon at (510) 681-5652.
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Hearty congratulations to Joan Gelfand!  Her new book The Long Blue Room (published by Benicia Literary Arts) has poems which have won awards, including: Poets 11 judged by Jack Hirschman, Poet of the Month from, Honorable Mention from Pen Women/Roanoke, First Prize from Osmosis Sanctuary and Honorable Mention from the City of Benicia. Her poem, “Transported,” was nominated for a Pushcart prize. Thirty poems in this new collection have been nationally and internationally published in Literary Journals, anthologies and webzines!
Joan will be in NYC and Boston in April 2014!

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    Shulamit Sofia of Soul Strength SeminarsClimbing The Sacred Ladder

Less Stress and More Success

learn how by Climbing the Sacred Ladder!

April 9, 2014 , 7:00 PM


923 C Street  (between 3rd & 4th)

San Rafael, CA 94901

Shulamit Sofia MSW, social entrepreneur, college professor, artist and writer is dedicated to support you to have more Love, Joy, Peace and Purpose in your life. After  establishing a program to help over 250,000 children in orphanages and war zones find more safety and security, she founded Soul Strength Seminars to teach the same principles to people wanting to reach their soul goals. or call (415) 448-6041

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Cheers to Everyone, National Poetry Month, our Environment, and our souls!


22-Day Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan 

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan is the author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOWShe helps clients identify their themes and archetypes.   “Reach out, not stress out.”

Teresa’s novel Love Made of Heart: a Mother’s Mental Illness Forges Forgiveness in Daughter Ruby is used in college courses and archived at the San Francisco History Center.

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Colleague Margie Yee Webb forwarded this exciting news:

Submissions accepted Jan. 1, 2010-Mar. 1, 2010

Submit your poetry to the 3rd Annual Poets 11!

San Francisco poets, get your pens—Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and their Poet-in-Residence Jack Hirschman, together with the San Francisco Public Library,  are pleased to announce Poets 11 2010.  This citywide poetry contest and reading series collects poems from every neighborhood and features poetry readings at branch libraries in each of the City’s 11 districts.

Submissions will be  accepted January 1, 2010 through March 1, 2010.

Submission Guidelines • Must be 18 or over to participate. • Must reside in one of San Francisco’s 11 Districts. For information on city districts, visit
• Submissions must include a return address, email or phone number and district number for response.
• Poets can submit up to three poems
• Submit by email to, drop off at any branch library or by regular mail to:
Poets 11 Book Bay Fort Mason Fort Mason Center, Bldg. C San Francisco, Ca 94123

The deadline for all submissions is March 1, 2010
Selected poets are announced at each branch event

***Please note that selected poets writings will be published in an anthology***

To download the SubmissionForm:

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and their Poet-in-Residence Jack Hirschman, together with the San Francisco Public Library,  are pleased to announce Poets 11 2010.

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and their Poet-in-Residence Jack Hirschman, together with the San Francisco Public Library, are pleased to announce Poets 11 2010.

Local poets are encouraged to submit up to three poems.  Poetry is chosen by Hirschman and selected poets are announced at each of the branch events.  All types of poetry are accepted.  Writings which reflect San Francisco’s diversity of language and culture and those written in languages other than English are highly encouraged.

Selected poets will be presented with a $50 honorarium and their poems will be  published in an anthology.  Now in its third year, Poets 11 celebrates San Francisco’s rich literary life and thriving poetry community.

Beginning in March, selected poets will take the microphone and share their works in a variety of languages and topics.  Eleven events will take place at branch libraries, concluding with a final event featuring all participating poets at the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium on May 8th.

11 districts in San Francisco

11 districts in San Francisco

About Poets 11

In 2007, San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman conceived the idea of poetry events at branch libraries where unpublished poets would be able to read, and thus Poets 11 was born. In each district, three poets are selected and given an honorarium of 50 dollars and a framed certificate from the Friends of the SFPL.

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