First Friday Open Mic on February 4, 2022

First Friday Open Mic on February 4, 2022 For another evening of poetry, poets gathered to share their creations virtually. The poets included Carla Martin, Chris Nielsen, Christopher Robert Craddock, Jill Egland, Portia Choi, Sandra Hughes, and Shelley Evans. The...

As part of National Poetry Month April 2022

Poets and Friends,   As part of National Poetry Month (April), there will be another Open Mic on Spectacular Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 6:00 PM by ZOOM.   Portia Choi and Carla Martin will co-host the virtual event. You may perform your original poem or song for...

Your Poem on the Writers of Kern Blog

Your Poem on the Writers of Kern Blog   April is National Poetry Month if you’d like to include a poem in our blog for that month, please send an original poem. Established poets, emerging poets, and would-be poets all have the possibility of being published...

Writing Covid – Message from Matthew Woodman

  Hello All, Since 2016, I have edited an annual themed anthology featuring work by writers in and around Kern County. The first anthology was Writing the Drought, followed by Writing Work, Writing Flora/Fauna, Writing Sound, and Writing Fields. Writing Fields was...

First Friday Open Mic on December 3, 2021

First Friday Open Mic on December 3, 2021 Year 2021 was graced with poetry, culminating in the virtual Open Mic on First Friday, December 3, 2021. The performers at that event were Carla Martin, Christopher Nielsen, Heather Ponek, Portia Choi and Shelley Evans. ...