Oct 09

Join Our New Poetry Book Club

MoSt is pleased to announce the start of our Poetry Book Club! Starting in January 2018, we’ll meet four times a year and discuss a different book of poetry each time. Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, January 17 from 6:30 to 7:30 at the downtown library and our featured book will be LOOK by Solmaz Sharif. This is the most recent Northern California Book Award winner in poetry and has been taking the poetry world by storm. The library will have extra copies to check out, but the book is widely available if you’d like to get your own. Either way, you want to read it ahead of time and be prepared some great conversation. More details to follow, but as usual, this event is free and open to the public, and in the meantime, you can find more here: https://solmazsharif.com/look/

Aug 04

Check Out Our 2017 Annual Gala Photos

Thanks to the wonderful work of Justin Souza and Photos Just So, we’ve got a beautiful selection of pictures from our fourth annual gala earlier this year: poets, musicians, supporters, artwork from the silent auction, food and drink, and, of course, POETRY. Click here to take a look!

Jul 12

Join or Renew Your Membership Now!

June is the time to renew your membership or become a member for the very first time! Your work helps support poetry throughout Stanislaus County including the donation of new poetry books to elementary schools, Poetry Out Loud (a national recitation contest for high school students), the Aileen Jaffa Poetry Awards, free summer poetry workshops, the publication of new work by Stanislaus County poets, the Modesto Poetry Festival, the Sunday Reading series at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, the 2nd Tuesday Reading series at the Barkin’ Dog in Modesto, and readings and workshops at elementary schools and senior centers. You can find a membership form right in the middle of our home page for your convenience.

Jul 12

Don’t Miss CA Poet Laureate Dana Gioia This Friday

MoSt is excited to announce that California Poet Laureate, Dana Gioia, will be at the Carnegie Arts Center  in Turlock for a reading and conversation.  This event is free and open to all, so please join us for a wonderful evening of poetry. For more information, please see the event page on our calendar!

Jun 21

2017 Summer/Fall Poetry Workshops

Join us for some outstanding summer poetry workshops at the Downtown Modesto Library! All workshops are FREE TO THE PUBLIC with materials and inspiration provided. Sponsored by Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center and the Stanislaus County Library, these poetry workshops cover a wide range of topics and feature MoSt Board members sharing their writing wisdom with the community:

July 1 – Making a Poem: The Beauty of Form

August 26 – Delving into a Different Self: Persona Poetry

September 23: Blackout and Erasure Poetry

October 14: Sharing the Common Amazement: Poetry Dialogue and Co-Creation

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