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Santa Fe has a mind-boggling number of great poets and writers, known and unknown. This group is a venue for them all. It is the central "bulletin board" for Santa Fe's poetry and prose scene.

As a member you'll receive announcements of book launches, workshops, close readings, poetry festivals, ekphrastic events, open mics, and lots of other activities involving poetry and prose.

People are always asking us what is going on around town and Meetup is a great venue to list the events and strengthen the poetry and writing community. If you know of an event that you don't see listed on here, let us know and we'll get it posted.

Upcoming events (5+)

Easter Sunday Mesa-top Meditation & Ceremony

WORLD WHEEL CENTER

Dear World Family, WORLD WHEEL CENTER 95 Horny Toad Road Cerrillos, NM 87010 v Easter Sunday Mesa-top Meditation & Ceremony April 21, at 2 PM Please join us for the Easter Sunday meditation and ceremony. Spring is trying to show her face. Santa Fe is filled with fruit tree blossoms and we can feel new life stirring in ourselves, a resurrection of new energy. From this platform of beauty let us embrace endless possibilities. This is an opportunity to let our hearts fill with understanding and compassion to be sent into our world. You are welcome to bring guest(s) to join us on Sunday, April 21st at 2 PM for our mesa-top Yurt gathering. Peter Gold will be playing his Global Fusion music at the close of the meditation. You are also welcome to contribute your own prayers, music, poetry and art that can resonate with the budding beauty of theses days and can raise our spirits to the understanding of the interconnection of all life. Bring finger food offerings, if you wish, or drinks to share with us. You are welcome to stay afterwards to enjoy the views of our sacred mountains or take a walk on the land to our earth wheel. Global Family, please join us in meditation at 2 PM from your own countries and locations. The more we can join together in the spirit of love, the more understanding can infiltrate into the lives of our brothers and sisters and leaders world wide. Embracing each one of you, Vijali Please email me to RSVP. I have attached a map for directions to the land and also this flier. Note that we don’t have wi-fi on the land so if you need to contact me Saturday or Sunday, please call or text me on my cell phone. Also contact me if you don’t have a high-clearance car and need a ride because of the steep and rocky road going up to the mesa. Vijali Hamilton: cell:[masked] ~ email: [masked] ~ website: www.worldwheel.org YouTube: Vijali’s World Wheel CHANNEL

Activists, poets and authors Demetria Martinez and Margaret Randall

Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse

Activists, poets and authors Demetria Martinez and Margaret Randall Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:00pm Born and raised in Albuquerque,poet, novelist and activist Demetria Martinez has served as a beacon for all who have been willing to stand up in the face of injustice. Her work is strong and unrelenting in its immediacy with her own past and continuing advocacy for the oppressed of all nations. Margaret Randall brings her feminist social poetry and extraordinary translations of Cuban poets and writers to CW with a much-honored multi-cultural background melding years of living in the USA, Spain, Mexico, Cuba and Nicaragua.

OPEN Mic: Poetry of The People and Art opening

Are You Down For The Latest Alas de Agua Shenanganz? "Our Queer Ways" Solo Show By Badass ARtista GAbriela Hernandez and #POTP OPEN Mic. Poetry of The People.

Telepoem Booth Speaker Series: Celebrating Poetry &Communication

The Telepoem Booth®, a vintage phone booth that people can dial-a-poem on the phone to hear a recording through the earpiece, is now bringing a multi-disciplinary and multi-accessible lecture and poetry reading series to Santa Fe. The Telepoem Booth® Speaker Series: Celebrating Poetry, Communication and Technology is made possible with support from the New Mexico Humanities Council and will celebrate the poetry in the Telepoem Booth® Santa Fe. The series starts April 5 and runs through May 3, 2019 in various venues throughout Santa Fe. This weekly series will begin with a panel discussion of technology, poetry and communication by local humanities experts. Subsequent events will honor National Poetry Month with poetry readings by "Telepoets" from the Telepoem Booth® Santa Fe. The Telepoem Booth® Speaker Series: Celebrating Poetry, Communication and Technology is produced in conjunction with the installed Telepoem Booth® Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe and the forthcoming Telepoem Booth® Santa Fe, which feature local, regional and international poets available to dial and listen to through the Telepoem Booth® handset. The Telepoem Booth® Speaker Series features the local poets Devin Baldwin, Sumner Carnahan, Julie Chase-Daniel, Jon Davis, James Gould, Elizabeth Hellstern, Michelle Holland, Che Kuzov-Tsong, Joan Logghe, Mary McGinnis, Carol Moldaw, Mary Morris, dg okpik, Karen Petersen, Stella Reed, Barbara Rockman, Katherine Seluja, Arthur Sze, James Thomas Stevens, Edie Tsong, Anne Valley-Fox, RJ Ward, Darryl Wellington and Moriah Williams. A chapbook featuring these poets and their Telepoem Booth® poems will be available for purchase at the events. For more information about Telepoem Booth® Projects please visit telepoembooth.com. This Speaker Series is free and made possible with support from the New Mexico Humanities Council. Telepoem Booth® Speaker Series: Celebrating Poetry, Communication and Technology • Friday, April 26, 5:30 p.m. Telepoet Poetry Reading at op.cit. books, 157 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe. Featuring Elizabeth Hellstern, Michelle Holland, Carol Moldaw, dg okpik and Moriah Williams. This event will have sign language interpretation. • Friday, May 3, 6 p.m. Telepoet Poetry Reading at Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Dr., Santa Fe: Devin Baldwin, Melody Sumner Carnahan, Julie Chase-Daniel, Jon Davis, Joan Logghe and Arthur Sze.

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