Join us for a Poetry Open Mic hosted by Livermore Poet Laureate Cynthia J. Patton. This program will take place on Zoom on Monday, October 26, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All adults and teens are encouraged to attend this live Zoom event. Access this link to join the program: https://zoom.us/j/94049916979.
If you are interested in reading, send your poems with your name and contact information to Cynthia J. Patton at LivermorePoetLaureate@gmail.com. Join us online on October 26.
Patton was appointed as the City of Livermore’s fourth Poet Laureate. Her term began July 1, 2017. Patton, a Livermore resident, is an attorney, author, consultant, and founder of the nonprofit organization, Autism A to Z. She has published two books on wetland protection and restoration, and a poetry collection, Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism (Finishing Line Press, 2016).
Her award-winning work has appeared in twelve anthologies, including the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, plus numerous print and online publications, as well as her blog, An Unplanned Life. Two of her stories have been performed on stage, and the Museum of Motherhood featured her work as part of Mothers Are Making Art in November 2015.
Patton co-produced and hosted Storied Nights: An Evening of Spoken Word. She is a founding member of the Tri-Valley Branch of the California Writer’s Club.