Local writer to host poetry, music event

December 25, 2019

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – Local poet and Bowman High School writing teacher Richard Weekley will host Fall Fest 2005, an afternoon of poetry and music Oct. 16 in Newhall. Weekley’s new book, “The Man Who Lost His Voice,” will debut at the festival, along with the works of Steve Jackson, whose first collection of poems is titled “Wade In the Water.” Jackson and Weekley were junior high school classmates in Grand Junction, Colo. Both graduated from high school in 1963 and lost touch when they went their separate ways after graduation. When Jackson read about Weekley in a Southern California poetry publication in 1982, he found that this was indeed his childhood friend. “It turns out we were both active, internationally published poets and both living in Southern California,” Weekley said. “Since then we’ve been joyously intersecting at poetry and art events.” The poetry festival will begin at 1:30 p.m. in The Laughing Buddha Garden, 24721 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Open poetry readings, art by Claire McAuliffe and Jessica Griffin, and music by guitarist Teri Sansfield will be featured during the afternoon. Admission is free. For information, call (661) 254-5215. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 [email protected]last_img

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