Two poets laureate to read at Sitting Room
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Two of Sonoma County’s poets laureate will read their work at the Sitting Room in Penngrove from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, April 12.

They will discuss ways to bring poetry to the people and explore the treasures of the Sitting Room’s Jane Flood Poetry Room. Katherine Hastings, the newest laureate, is the founder of WordTemple, the poetry forum now based at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts and broadcast Sundays on KRCB as part of their Literary Series. Hastings’ most recent book, “Nighthawks,” was recently published by Spuyten Duyvil NYC. Her “Small Change Series” of WordTemple Press has published the anthology “What Redwoods Know — Poems from California State Parks” (all proceeds benefit the State parks). 

Well known to Sitting Room regulars, Terry Ehret has been teaching at the Sitting Room for more than a decade. Her award-winning body of work has been published by the poetry collective, Sixteen Rivers Press. From 2004-2006 she served as poet laureate of Sonoma County. “Night Sky Journey,” her newest collection of lyric and prose poems, has just been released from Kelly's Cove Press.

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