Happy 2013! & TOMORROW Valona Deli poetry; TrueStory reading series subs due 1/15; Poets’ Dinner subs due 1/23; Farallon Review opens for 2013 subs; An Afternoon with Robert Hass 2/3 (Pt. Reyes Books)

Happy New Year, Dearest Writers, Readers and Friends!

I hope the holiday season was a time of rest and good cheer for you and yours. You may have noticed that I’ve been taking a little break from Kate’s Miscellany—a needed rest. And now, I’m back in action for another year of spreading the good word when it comes to literary opportunities, events, items of interest and general merriment. Thank you for joining me, and I can’t wait to see you in our community this year!

Yours in writing,

Kate Asche




SUNDAY January 13th 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

1323 Pomona Street Crockett, Ca

(see attached flyer)
Hosted by Connie Post

Our Featured Poets for January 2013 are:

Cynthia Linville and Paul Fericano

Cynthia Linville teaches in the English Department at California State University, Sacramento and is active in the local poetry scene. She is Managing Editor of Convergence: an online journal of poetry and art. Her book of collected poems, The Lost Thing (2012), is available from Cold River Press.

Paul Fericano is co-founder of the satiric news syndicate, Yossarian Universal News Service. He’s the author of several books of poetry including Commercial Break, Cancer Quiz and Loading the Revolver with Real Bullets. Several of his poems are scheduled for rejection this spring by The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly and The Paris Review.



Do you have a nonfiction story that is best when read aloud?

TrueStory is the place for you. A nonfiction reading series, TrueStory seeks submissions that are no longer than 12 minutes when read aloud.

Stories should be personal. You may be relating a story that isn’t necessarily something that happened to you first hand, but you should absolutely tie in your own personal experience to the story. You may want to share about 9/11 even if you weren’t at Ground Zero when it happened — so, how did the event affect you?

Think The Moth.

We are absolutely looking for excellent stories. Beyond that we are looking for excellent readers.

Stories will be selected after the curators both read and hear them.

TrueStory is a quarterly event, happening in January, April, July and October 2013.

The deadline to be considered for January is 1/15/13.

Submit your written story here. After we read the submissions, authors of stories that we think might be a good fit may be asked to also submit a video or audio recording. Find more information about TrueStory at tellatruestory.com.




See attached PDF for submission rules, etc and get those submissions in by Jan 23rd

For more on the history , see the wonderful web site created by John Rowe!




**Fiction writers! Please consider contributing your work to this fine, locally edited and produced literary review!**

The Farallon Review is looking for contributors for the 2013 issue. We need engaging, literary prose fiction, stories that reach out to the mind and maybe even touch the soul. Our submissions period opens with the new year on January 1, 2013. Submissions should be by hard copy. Our guidelines are on the website. www.farallonreview.com

Please spread the word.

“The Farallon Review is an excellent source of original, new short stories.”  ~Library Journal


An Afternoon with Robert Hass

reading from his new book What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination and the Natural World



Sunday, February 3 – 3:00pm


Dance Palace


$15.00 | Post-event Dinner: $45.00

Post-event Dinner: $45.00 (at a private residence in Point Reyes)

Benefit for Point Reyes Books

The generous and gentle Bob Hass has titled his retrospective collection of brilliant essays and talks with a reference to a theme that always sets his work apart: the act of attention. The New York Times applauded him as a writer who “is so intelligent that to read his poetry or prose, or to hear him speak, gives one an almost visceral pleasure.” Former U.S. Poet Laureate (1995-1997) Bob has received The National Book Critics Circle Award (1996), the National Book Award (2008), and the Pulitzer Prize (2007). UC Berkeley Professor, Inverness resident and honorary chair of the 2008 Geography of Hope conference on Wallace Stegner in Point Reyes.

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