Monday, February 27, 2012

happy march!

Hi folks: we're already over two months into 2012 now. Can you believe it?  It still feels like December 2011 to me! Here's whats up:

1.POETRY IN MOTION - "Turning Point"Saturday, March 10, 2012 9:00pm until 12:00am
Beyond Baroque Literary/ Arts Center 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 9029
Public Event · By Eve Brandstein, Jim Bolt and  others.

Lots of other stuff going on but I'm not sure if this is getting to everybody here. So far I've gotten feedback from 5 people who read it every week and one who wants me to clean up the formatting. That's six out of some 500
who supposedly view this blog every week. What do the rest of you think? Please email me with your comments or post them to this blog! Let me know if I should keep the thing going!

A short poem
by "laughing" Larry Berger 

The eagle soars
The mountains rumble
The sea becomes angry and calm
The rhythm of life is response to change. 

Is it time to end or not?

Let me know what you think. see you next time. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012

2 2012 4

hi : last blog in February here's what's coming up.  :

1. Closing reception 2-5 p.m. the Hungerford art gallery ( 1115 main st. Rochester NY) 2/26/12 see you there.

2. FOCUS  Finding our creative unique selfOpening Reception  Fundraiser Join us in making history here in Rochester New York:
     When:      Friday March 9th 2012
       Time:      6:00pm until 9:00pm
    Where:      495 South Clinton Ave.
                     Rochester NY 14620
     Cost::       Suggested Donation: $10.00 Advance $8.00  

FOCUS is the first Independent Peer run program in Rochester NY. Peer established and run from the board to the volunteers.  Focus is a place that offers a pathway out of stigma, discrimination, ineffective treatment and demonstrates that behavioral health consumers are people that  contribute to the community, rather than a group that is hidden away as an unsolvable problem.  Come in and see our art gallery and check out the groups and class FOCUS will be offering.     

3. Moonday East will celebrate poetry in the month of February with Rick Smith, at Flintridge Bookstore on Sunday afternoon, February 19th.  Where: Flintridge Books is at 1010 Foothill Blvd, La CaƱada, CA.Date: Sunday, February 19th,  2012 Time:  2-4 pm Open Reading? Yes, come early to sign up for the open reading.Questions?  Email: More about the poet and more poems at:

 4. Submit to 2012/13 poetry anthology click link for details. 

5. The Bank-Heavy Variety Show featuring Grace Davis and Daniel RomoThursday, February 23, 2012  7:00pm until 10:00pm Gatsby Books 5535 E. Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90808

Whew, starting to pick up huh? usually does the second quarter.  Here's the poem i promised you. 

by Laughing Larry B 

The mark of the open road changes depending on 
who you chose to join but the colors are unmistakable.

a leather and a harley have built more legends 
than Disney and Doc Seuss combined. 

but Fonzie moved to the Hamptons with his son the doctor
and the Sons of Anarchy have moved on too. 

still the steel horse bings fantasy's to mind. 

neat huh? 

here are the book links:

see you next time. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Feb 2012 3

1. Soul Conversations Lenten 'Inspirit' Book Promotion Saturday, February 

18, 2012  12:00pm until 4:00pmSt. James Hotel 406 Main Street, Red Wing, MN 55066

2. Remembering Scott Wannberg Part 2 Monday, February 20, 2012 7:30pm until 10:30pm Skylight Books 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Just a couple this week. There is definatly more going on but none of it local to anyone who gets this blog.  I try not to post any thing I don't believe yo can get to for at least some of the folks who get this blog.

Big surprise!  I don't have a poem again this week next week i promise  I'll have one .

Here are the book links:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Feb 2012 2

Hi folks : Here's whats up!

1.Date: Monday (Moonday) Feb., 13, 2012Time:  7:30 pm 
Place:  Buerge Chapel at the Aldersgate Retreat Center, 925 Haverford Ave, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Open Reading?
 Yes, come early to sign up. You can also sign up by email:
Questions?  Email: Directions? Call the Aldersgate office: 310-454-6699 during office hours
Please do check out their website: 

2. Rochester Poets February Reading Sunday, February 19, 2012Time
    • 2:00pm until 4:00pm
  • Where
    Ross Gallery, Skalny Welcome Center, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
Refreshments will be served. Admission is FREE; donations accepted. 260-9005

3. The Ellyn Maybe Band Art House Gallery & Cultural Center 2905 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705

that's about it this week. 

here are the book links:

see you next week.