School is back in session! Ruth Nolan and Marco Vasquez will educate us all on poetry. Join your hosts G. Murray Thomas and me, Sarah Thursday, at Fox Coffeehouse on Monday, September 12th at 7 pm. Sign ups for the open reading list go out at 6:45. Arrive early and get a giant, cold smoothie or blended coffee drink. They also serve incredible sweet and savory bakery items.
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Ruth Nolan, a former wildland firefighter, is a Southern California-based writer, with strong roots in the Mojave Desert and Coachella Valley. Her poetry has been published in Rattling Wall; Women’s Studies Quarterly; Pacific Review; Poemeleon; New California Writing/Heyday Books; and is included in the Joshua Tree National Park film “Escape to Reality: 24 hrs @ 24 fps,” produced by the California Museum of Photography. Ruth is professor of English at College at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, CA, and lectures widely on desert and Native American literary topics. She holds her M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from the University of California Riverside-Palm Desert. She is the mother of one daughter, grandmother to two baby boys, and lives in Palm Springs, CA with her two big desert dogs.
Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Marco A. Vasquez received his MFA in Creative Writing at California State University, Long Beach. An award winning playwright, he is also the author of several poetry chapbooks, including As We Go Along, which was edited by Gary Soto as part of his Chicano Chapbook Series. His first novel, Steven Isn’t Normal (Floricanto Press), is a recent recipient of an International Latino Book Award.