Wowza! We Did It!

February 8th, 2021

Dear Friends in Poetry,

California Poets in the Schools extends our deep appreciation to the 213 donors who contributed to the CalPoets' year-end campaign and helped us to reach our goal. 

Thanks to your support, in 2021 CalPoets will work to inspire hope in tens of thousands of K-12 students, amplify youth voices through publications and events, launch a Youth Poet Laureate program in Mendocino County, offer a pathway for professional poets to give back to their communities as Poet-Teachers, and so much more.  We look forward to keeping you inspired and informed as the year goes on.

With gratitude,


Meg Hamill
Executive Director
2nd Tuesday Lunchtime Meeting
February 9th, 12pm-1:30pm All past and present Calfornia Poets in the Schools' Poet-Teachers are welcome to attend the 2nd Tuesday Lunchtime Meeting. This will be an informal gathering on Zoom. There will be time to network and share ideas.  Click to register & receive the Zoom link.
Check Out Our Online Lessons
Online Poetry Workshop for Youth
Professional poets from throughout California offer creative poetry writing lessons for youth and families.  Lessons are free to everyone and require no prep.  This online workshop is growing and lessons will continue to be added throughout the pandemic. Click to start writing!
News From the Network
Warm Thanks to Julie Valin!
California Poets in the Schools would like to acknowledge and thank Julie Valin for her years of dedication as Area Coordinator for Nevada (and surrounding) counties.  She'll pass the torch to Kirsten Casey. Click to read more.
Healing Through the Arts
Margo Perin, Sonoma County Area Coordinator, presented "Healing through the Arts," featuring perspectives by three of our illustrious CalPoets network coordinators and teaching artists, as well as others.  Click to learn more.
Rivertown Poets Amuse-ing Mondays
February 15th, 6:15pm

Join Sandra Anfang, CalPoets' Poet-Teacher and host of Rivertown Poets Amuse-ing Mondays (currently virtual - held on Zoom.)  Hear featured poets Joe Cottonwood & Makima Kahn followed by an open mic.
LA Poet Society Open Mics
Join CalPoets' LA Coordinator and LA Poet Society Executive Director Jessica Wilson (and friends) for various, virtual Open Mic events based out of Los Angeles.  
Point Arena 3rd Thursday Poetry
February 18th, 2021

Point Arena Third Thursday Poetry presents a virtual Third Thursday Zoom Poetry reading at 7pm on Thursday, February 18, 2021. This month features Covelo poet Michelle Peñaloza, with open mic to follow.
CalPoet Sandra Anfang’s Rivertown Poets featured Sonoma County CalPoets' Network Coordinator Margo Perin in January, along with our Lake County CalPoet Georgina Marie.  Click to watch a video clip of Margo Perin reading from Plexiglass.  

Our mailing address is:
California Poets in the Schools (CalPoets)
PO Box 1328
Santa Rosa, CA  95402
(415) 221-4201

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