A Gathering in Wonder
Prartho Sereno, Elizabeth Klein, Robert Schoene, Judy Anderson
Friday, April 28th, 6 p.m.
417 San Anselmo Ave.
Please join us for a celebration of the joys of poetry, art, tea, and community at Desta Gallery in Downtown San Anselmo. Outgoing Marin Poet Laureate Prartho Sereno has designed a performance to return participants to the state of wonder. She will share poems from her celebrated collections: ELEPHANT RAGA and CALL FROM PARIS, along with new work that invites the Mystery into everyday life.
Her performance will be followed by short readings by other local talents. Books will be on sale for purchase and tea will be served.
About Prartho Sereno: Marin County’s fourth Poet Laureate (2015-2017), Prartho Sereno is author of the poetry collections ELEPHANT RAGA and CALL FROM PARIS and author/illustrator of Causing a Stir: The Secret Lives & Loves of Kitchen Utensils, all of which have won national prizes. Her other publications include the chapbook Garden Sutra and the essay collection Everyday Miracles: an A to Z guide to the Simple Wonders of Life. Prartho received a Marin Arts Council Artist Grant for poetry in 2003, and her individual poems have won prizes and appeared in such journals as Atlanta Review, Chautauqua Review, Comstock Review, Barrow Street, Marin Street Rag, and Rattle, and have been anthologized in numerous collections.
A California Poet in the Schools since 1999, Prartho was awarded a Radio Disney Super Teacher Award in 2005. She also teaches poetry to special populations, such as Alzheimer’s patients and incarcerated youth, and is creator/facilitator of an on-going series at the College of Marin, The Poetic Pilgrimage: Poetry Writing as Spiritual Practice. She has an MFA from Syracuse University.
Suggested donation: $10 to benefit A Glimmer of Hope (www.aglimmerofhope.org), a charitable nonprofit organization founded by Donna Berber with the desire to relieve some of the pain of those most vulnerable in rural Ethiopia by providing access to clean water, education, medical care and microfinance loans.
RSVP at the Gallery, or call: 415 – 524 – 8932, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org