Virtual Book Launch: Donna Emerson’s Beside The Well with musical interludes by Jared Emerson-Johnson Sunday, September 13th 4 - 5 PM

Join our first Virtual Book Launch via Zoom!

Donna’s poetry collection takes us from the wells, woods, meadows, horses, family and strangers of her family homestead in the New York Finger Lakes, to the music, ocean and earth in her current California. In plainspoken diction, narrative and lyric styles, the poet records memorable, time-stopping moments of intimacy.

This live event features selected readings, musical interludes and audience Q&A. Books will be available for purchase.

 

This event will take place online via Zoom. There is no charge to attend but you must register to receive the Zoom link.

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We will share the Zoom link with registrants by email so as to maintain the security of the event. Only registered guests will be granted access to the meeting so please register! If you have any questions please email tina@occidentalcenterforthearts.org

 

About the author: Recently retired from teaching at Santa Rosa Jr. College, and private practice as a clinical social worker, Donna Emerson’s award-winning poetry can be seen most recently in the Denver Quarterly, the MacGuffin, Verdad, and anthologies such as Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California. Her publications also include four chapbooks, and two full-length poetry collections, The Place of Our Meeting and Beside the Well. Her recent awards include nominations for a California Book Award, two Pushcarts and Best of the Net nominations, and two Allen Ginsberg awards.

 


Jared Emerson-Johnson
is an award winning composer, sound designer, and voice director. Since the early 2000s, Jared has also worked as a music instructor in Cinnabar Theater’s education department—coaching chamber music and conducting various operettas and musicals. Since 2017 Jared has performed as front man with the Rivertown Skifflers, a lively jug band well known to Sonoma and Marin County listeners.

 

 

Donna and Jared are both featured in the recent OCA Virtual Variety Show “Keeping the Arts in our Hearts” available on our YouTube Channel.

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