This afternoon a crowd packed the Greater Good Coffee shop on the ground floor of the Citibank building in Redlands, Ca. Six women writers from the Inland Empire demonstrated the diversity of quality writing produced by women in the region.
poster designed by Larry Eby
s. Nicholas opened the reading.
s. Nicholas delivered poems with great diction and striking images from her chapbook and some more recent work reminiscent of Gertrude Stein.
Nikia Chaney shared poems from her chapbooks “Sis Fus” and “ladies, please.”
Michelle Bracken brought variety to the event as the only reader of prose fiction.
Cindy Rinne brings depth to her work through the myths of many cultures.
Cindy Rinne impressively sang several passages of her poems.
Maureen Alsop delivered poems of devination.
Ruth Bavetta shared a series of humorous and musical poems. A natural performer, Bavetta had the crowd laughing loudly repeatedly.
Larry Eby organized the event and emceed. Eby continues to be a leader in the Inland Empire’s writing community.
I had a ball. Great audience. Loved the other readers.
Reblogged this on Inlandia Literary Journeys and commented:
Great thanks to PoetIE! A Wonderful celebration of local poetry!!