“Moonday” open poetry reading featuring Kath Abela Wilson and Lynne Harbaugh

Moonday Poetry Reading, Village Books at Frank Mundo's LA Books Examiner/photo by Nancy MundoOn Monday (Moonday), August 9, 2010, Village Books in the Palisades is holding its monthly Moonday Poetry Reading series. Hosted by event founder and poet Alice Pero, this is an open reading event that takes place every second Moonday of each month. For August, this month’s Moonday special guest poetry readers will be Kath Abela Wilson and Lynne Harbough, followed by an open reading, so get there early if you want to sign up and read your work. 

Monday, August 9, 2010
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Ave. (just north of Sunset) Pacific Palisades. (Free parking in rear of building)
Open Reading? Yes, come early to sign up.
Questions? (310) 454-4063

Learn more about the poets at: www.moondaypoetry.com

Kath Abela Wilson has been writing poetry incessantly since the age of five. She is the creator and leader of the band of Poets on Site, a performance group of poets collaborating with dancers, musicians, artists and scientists on site of their inspirations. Poets on Site has produced 20 books and performances at museums, galleries and gardens in Southern California. The poetry audio tour Poets on Site created for the permanent collection of the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena has won a MUSE award from the American Association of Museums, 2010. She has poetry published and forthcoming in many print and online journals including Atlas Poetica, Astropoetica, Badlands, Behold the Pirate Pig, The California QuarterlyKyoto Journal, Shakespeare’s Monkey Review and Star*Line among others. Kathabela travels the world to mathematics conferences with her Caltech professor husband, Rick Wilson, listens poetically to science lectures, and sketches portraits of each speaker. They’ve recently traveled to Iran, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Turkey, Slovakia, Croatia and Europe. Kath Abela is also an artist, jeweler, singer, percussionist, and dancer.

Lynne Harbaugh is a Romantic artist living and working in Los Angeles. Although American by birth, her art is deeply shaped and influenced by the English history and poetry that she has been immersed in since childhood. Constable, Turner, Keats, Arthur, Christina Rossetti. These are some of the voices that have long kept her company and ignited the fire of her imagination so essential to the alchemy of her art. As a landscape painter, poet, and songwriter she maintains a devout belief in the artist’s ability to provide humanity with spiritual and emotional healing. Lynne’s paintings are available for purchase on her website at www.wintergrave.com. Her collection The Wintergrave Poems and accompanying CD will be available for purchase at the Village Books.

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2 responses to ““Moonday” open poetry reading featuring Kath Abela Wilson and Lynne Harbaugh

  1. This was a wonderful event; featuring two different yet fascinating poets, and a tour of the world in poetry and music. Lynn’s passion for romantic England was matched by Kathabela’s passion for poetic travels with her husband Rick Wilson. Kathabela read poems from Slovakia, China, Iran, Japan, and Egypt, while Rick played a selection of flutes, including the amazing Slovakian fujara. Both voices were extraordinary, and Lynn’s decision to end her reading with a recitation of Our Father in Aramaic was startling and beautiful…The language’s archaic sounds tooks the audience into distant worlds…

  2. Thanks, Maja, for the report. I saw Lynne Harbough read her work live at a different Moonday event and she was excellent. Looking forward to more of these.
    Thanks again
    hope all is well

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