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February 22, 2007
Friday March 2, at 8 p.m. the Coffee Gallery Backstage will showcase some of the finest voices among L.A.'s spoken word elite, Lyrically Speaking With Barry Miller & Friends features a line up of mind bending, foot stomping word slingers culled from the poetry slams, coffee houses and nightclubs across the Southland. Hosted by poetic humorist Barry Miller , Lyrically Speaking brings to the stage a street seasoned crew of rhymers and ranters and howlers and panters, of sirens and screamers and hip hoppin' dreamers.
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March 22, 2007
La Cañada resident and author Pauli Dutton will be reading from her work, When Daughters Fly: A Book For Mom, as part of a Tell It Like It Was performance, "This Magic Moment," which will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave. in Altadena. Also reading will be Pauli's husband Richard Dutton, Jean and Irwin Aichelee, Nancy Reas, Elizabeth Salvinski, Shona and Rob Stirbl, and Jacquie Townsend. Tell It Like It Was, an autobiographical writing and performing group, is open to new members.
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By Anita S. Brenner | July 14, 2012
The funny thing about poetry is this: It is easier to get paid for a screenplay than for a poem. It is also easier to collect on a debt than to get paid for a poem. In 1994, the magic happened: Alan Fox, a successful businessman and Realtor, started a poetry journal. His journal, Rattle, has the following mission: “We love poetry and feel that it's something everyone can enjoy.” Since 1994, Rattle has published world-class poets such as Philip Levine, Jane Hirshfield and Sharon Olds.
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June 1, 2006
Kylie Brakeman , a fourth grader in Julia Lee's class at Palm Crest Elementary School, won an honorable mention for her poetry entry in this year's Mrs. Nelson's Young Author contest. Award ceremony was held on May 21, and awards were presented by children's author Q.L. Pearce at the Mrs. Nelson's book store in La Verne. Winners included Ages 6 -- 9: first place, Kim Becker, Sellers School, Glendora; second place, Christopher James Bean, Community Home School, Mission Viejo; third place, Ashley Harrison, St. Theresa School, Palm Springs; honorable mention, Matthew Jacobson, Schull Elementary, San Dimas; Arin Phillips, Clairborn School, Altadena; Brooke Bolin, Pennekamp Elementary, Manhattan Beach; Katie Sedor, Oak Mesa Elementary, LaVerne; Kylie Brakeman, Palm Crest Elementary, La Cañada.
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By Sara Cardine, Special to the Valley Sun | March 2, 2011
When Alice Pero saw the new Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse being built at 1010 Foothill Boulevard, she knew it would be the perfect place to start a local poetry buzz in La Cañada. She, and fellow poet Lois P. Jones, wanted to create a space for regular readings that would feature well-known poets and give would-be wordsmiths a chance to read their works aloud. Thanks to the pair’s efforts, the popular Westside Moonday Poetry Series now has a second home in La Cañada. The Moonday Poetry Series began with an inaugural reading Sunday afternoon that drew a crowd of rhyme-loving locals to the newly reopened Flintridge Bookstore.
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March 16, 2011
Are sound walls the best solution to freeway noise? City council members are currently considering spending more money on sound walls ( “Council discusses sound wall,” March 10). Much has been spent on studies in the past, and now $4.5 million has become available from Measure R funds. Years ago, I suggested to council members that they spend a few thousand dollars having a consulting engineer estimate the effectiveness of sound walls in our community. Before spending big money on sound walls, I again urge this analysis be done.
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April 12, 2007
The Friends of the Altadena Library will sponsor its fifth annual Poetry & Cookies celebration on Saturday, April 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Those attending will have the chance to meet and hear poets from Altadena and the surrounding area read their poetry. There will also be a drawing for two poetry baskets filled with items that poets or poetry lovers might enjoy. Past attendees have commented on what an "inspiring and fun event" this free program has been. The featured poems will be included in an anthology published by the library and will be available at the event.
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June 2, 2005
Last week, I joined a group of 12 pre-teens in the conference room of the Montrose Branch of the Glendale Public Library to observe their poetry writing class. The four senior citizens who are enrolled in the class were unable to attend. I was disappointed not to see them because the course is billed as a cross-generational experience; that feature had drawn my interest. I love to read poetry, but my college poetry writing classes made me feel as though I had taken apart a valuable watch to see how it worked and didn't have the skills to put it back together.
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April 12, 2007
Glendale City Library presents Carolyn Howard-Johnson in a free seminar and poetry reading where she will introduce two new poet voices, Sona Ovasapyan and Christine Alexanians. Poetry: Don't Let It Molder in a Drawer, Publish It! will be open to the public on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Glendale Central Library Auditorium at 222 E. Harvard St. in Glendale. This event will be led by Howard-Johnson, author of Tracings, a chapbook of poetry (Finishing Line Press)
NEWS
September 28, 2005
To Caroline, the Last of Camelot! From the corner of my eye, there she was. Immediately I recognized her; and was seductively drawn to her once again. Was it that long ago when I first noticed her _ standing alone at Penelope's Cafe as though beckoning one to partake in the myriad of her charms? It was! It was 2001 when we first met, and I knew when I read her that she would govern my soul. I kid you not. I remember well what ensued. It was my first visit to Penelope's; my first taste of a steamy chai latte; and my first encounter _ with her. You don't forget something like that.
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By Anita S. Brenner | July 14, 2012
The funny thing about poetry is this: It is easier to get paid for a screenplay than for a poem. It is also easier to collect on a debt than to get paid for a poem. In 1994, the magic happened: Alan Fox, a successful businessman and Realtor, started a poetry journal. His journal, Rattle, has the following mission: “We love poetry and feel that it's something everyone can enjoy.” Since 1994, Rattle has published world-class poets such as Philip Levine, Jane Hirshfield and Sharon Olds.
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NEWS
March 16, 2011
Are sound walls the best solution to freeway noise? City council members are currently considering spending more money on sound walls ( “Council discusses sound wall,” March 10). Much has been spent on studies in the past, and now $4.5 million has become available from Measure R funds. Years ago, I suggested to council members that they spend a few thousand dollars having a consulting engineer estimate the effectiveness of sound walls in our community. Before spending big money on sound walls, I again urge this analysis be done.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sara Cardine, Special to the Valley Sun | March 2, 2011
When Alice Pero saw the new Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse being built at 1010 Foothill Boulevard, she knew it would be the perfect place to start a local poetry buzz in La Cañada. She, and fellow poet Lois P. Jones, wanted to create a space for regular readings that would feature well-known poets and give would-be wordsmiths a chance to read their works aloud. Thanks to the pair’s efforts, the popular Westside Moonday Poetry Series now has a second home in La Cañada. The Moonday Poetry Series began with an inaugural reading Sunday afternoon that drew a crowd of rhyme-loving locals to the newly reopened Flintridge Bookstore.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2007
The Friends of the Altadena Library will sponsor its fifth annual Poetry & Cookies celebration on Saturday, April 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Those attending will have the chance to meet and hear poets from Altadena and the surrounding area read their poetry. There will also be a drawing for two poetry baskets filled with items that poets or poetry lovers might enjoy. Past attendees have commented on what an "inspiring and fun event" this free program has been. The featured poems will be included in an anthology published by the library and will be available at the event.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2007
La Cañada resident and author Pauli Dutton will be reading from her work, When Daughters Fly: A Book For Mom, as part of a Tell It Like It Was performance, "This Magic Moment," which will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave. in Altadena. Also reading will be Pauli's husband Richard Dutton, Jean and Irwin Aichelee, Nancy Reas, Elizabeth Salvinski, Shona and Rob Stirbl, and Jacquie Townsend. Tell It Like It Was, an autobiographical writing and performing group, is open to new members.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2007
Friday March 2, at 8 p.m. the Coffee Gallery Backstage will showcase some of the finest voices among L.A.'s spoken word elite, Lyrically Speaking With Barry Miller & Friends features a line up of mind bending, foot stomping word slingers culled from the poetry slams, coffee houses and nightclubs across the Southland. Hosted by poetic humorist Barry Miller , Lyrically Speaking brings to the stage a street seasoned crew of rhymers and ranters and howlers and panters, of sirens and screamers and hip hoppin' dreamers.
FEATURES
June 1, 2006
Kylie Brakeman , a fourth grader in Julia Lee's class at Palm Crest Elementary School, won an honorable mention for her poetry entry in this year's Mrs. Nelson's Young Author contest. Award ceremony was held on May 21, and awards were presented by children's author Q.L. Pearce at the Mrs. Nelson's book store in La Verne. Winners included Ages 6 -- 9: first place, Kim Becker, Sellers School, Glendora; second place, Christopher James Bean, Community Home School, Mission Viejo; third place, Ashley Harrison, St. Theresa School, Palm Springs; honorable mention, Matthew Jacobson, Schull Elementary, San Dimas; Arin Phillips, Clairborn School, Altadena; Brooke Bolin, Pennekamp Elementary, Manhattan Beach; Katie Sedor, Oak Mesa Elementary, LaVerne; Kylie Brakeman, Palm Crest Elementary, La Cañada.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2005
Last week, I joined a group of 12 pre-teens in the conference room of the Montrose Branch of the Glendale Public Library to observe their poetry writing class. The four senior citizens who are enrolled in the class were unable to attend. I was disappointed not to see them because the course is billed as a cross-generational experience; that feature had drawn my interest. I love to read poetry, but my college poetry writing classes made me feel as though I had taken apart a valuable watch to see how it worked and didn't have the skills to put it back together.
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