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General Meeting Program August 11, 2019



Our Speaker this evening will be Jeanie Greensfelder

 August 11, 2020



Gaining a Better Understanding of Oneself Through Poetry



Jeanie seeks to spread the pleasure of poetry, both reading and writing it. She’s pleased to talk with writers skilled in narrative about using that skill in creating poems and to be sure they are aware of the market for poetry. 



She will read some of her poems, talk about her journey as a poet, becoming the poet laureate of San Luis Obispo County, the therapeutic value of poems, and provide tips to members interested in poetry – and writing in general. Jeanie wants to rouse some enthusiasm for writing poems and reading them at local readings.



Jeanie’s Bio  


Jeanie Greensfelder was the poet laureate of SLO County in 2017 and 2018. She is the author of I Got What I Came For, Marriage and Other Leaps of Faith, and Biting the Apple. Her poems have been published at Writer’s Almanac and American Life in Poetry, the On Being blog, and multiple anthologies and journals. In an interview with the SLO Tribune, Jeanie is quoted as saying: “My history with reading poetry in school was not that wonderful, positive experience that one would like. I just didn’t understand it. It wasn’t until contemporary poems came my way…”  that she fully appreciated the power and beauty of the art form.


Jeanie is a retired psychologist who has lived on the Central Coast for more than 20 years. She often takes photos at Sweet Springs Nature Preserve in Los Osos. 


If you’d like to receive poems by a variety of poets, her poet laureate project, “Poems Most Days,” email her at geniegreensfelder@gmail.com   


See more of her poems at jeaniegreensfelder.com








BRING A GUEST, ATTENDANCE AT GENERAL MEETINGS IS FREE OF CHARGE

I hope to see you there.

Steven Mintz, PhD

Program Director SLO NightWriters.

Professor Emeritus

California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407



Round tables begin at 5.15pm


Terry Sanville and Susan Tuttle will moderate this table.

Please keep your submission to two pages, typed, 12-point font, double-spaced. This is a great—and safe—way to see what the critiquing process is all about, get valuable feedback from two fantastic writers, and practice reading your work to a small audience. 

Please note that there will be a charge of $5:00 for all non members who attend a critic group or round table. Payment will be accepted at the entrance to the meeting.

Please don't forget to sign in first. 5:15 pm 



Where to come:







Teri Bayus will join us to talk to us about the Central Coast Writers Conference 2020
Teri will answer any questions you may have.
Be here, it's going to be a great evening.
Teri will raffle one free registration ticket for the Central Coast Writer's Conference 2019.


http://cuesta.edu/communityprograms/writers-conference/






Round Tables Critique Sessions began at 5:15 pm


Terry Sanville and Susan Tuttle will be here to critique your work

Please keep your submission to two pages, typed, 12-point font, double spaced. This is a great—and safe—way to see what the critiquing process is all about, get valuable feedback from two fantastic writers, and practice reading your work to a small audience

Please bring 3 copies of your work, one to read from and one each for Susan and Terry.



Please don't forget to sign in first. 5:15 pm







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