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By Krista Simmons, | July 15, 2011
For many men, the idea of poetry might conjure up nauseating images of rose petals, tears and candlelit dinners. But our young Glendale News-Press books critic is looking to challenge that notion with "Broetry, " released earlier this month by Quirk Books. In his piece he penned for today's Huffington Post, Brian McGackin elaborates on his vision: "'Broetry' challenges American males who don't like poetry to create an alternative. Is there some law that says we aren't allowed to read and write poems about video games or sci-fi movies?
February 19, 2004
Jackie Conley Glendale resident Roger Carter never finished high school and had read only a handful of books before being inspired to write poetry. "Poems are like a map of the heart," said Carter, 44. "You never know where inspiration comes." For centuries, people have gathered to listen to writers read their works. In the past decade, the art's popularity has grown in the Glendale community. "She whispers words unspoken by thoughts," Carter wrote in one of the poems he shared about a muse -- a Japanese woman in a photo he saw on the Internet -- at an open-mic poetry event at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.
By Veronica Rocha | May 6, 2009
Frank Bravo has always known his mission in life was to help refugee children and families in need. Although the Glendale Community College nursing student is not quite finished with his studies, he has already begun to do his part to help the community. Bravo, 34, is vice president of the college’s Rotaract Club, which is part of the larger Rotary International Club, and through the group’s efforts, he is able to provide aid to local organizations such as Path Achieve Glendale, the city’s largest homeless services provider.
May 3, 2005
TODAY GLENDALE The Jewel City Camera Club of Glendale meets at 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 134 N. Kenwood St. There will be a vintage camera demonstration. For more information, call Donna Jackson at (818) 244-9096. A seven-week poetry program is from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through June 7 at Montrose Public Library, 2465 Honolulu Ave. Children ages 10 to 13 can enjoy the workshop that culminates in a poetry reading at the Alex Theatre June 9. For information, call (818)
By Ruth Longoria | February 6, 2009
A passion for crafting words sets this CV All Star apart from her classmates. Ani Bezirdzhyan, a junior at Clark Magnet High School, recently won the Los Angeles County Poetry Out Loud National County Competition and will compete in the statewide competition in March. Bezirdzhyan’s creative writing and poetry teacher at the high school, Maral Guarino, said the youth is “an amazing poet and individual.” “From the first moment I heard her recite a poem, I knew she had a passion for poetry that mesmerized everyone,” Guarino said, adding, “Her words come from an intuitive understanding of the world; this is quite rare for someone her age. Her words are magical and she weaves them together as a skilled artist uses shades, tones and perspective.
September 14, 2002
One of the stand-out aspects of living in the tri-city area, is the rich diversity we can experience in our day-to-day lives. The unique flavors around us -- the food, the people, and the entertainment -- contribute to our decision to reside here. But even the more "diverse" among us keep our eyes open for that something different. Bionic Beats, at the Veterans' Memorial Hall in Burbank, is the latest provider of that something special. Bionic Beats is a traveling poetry show that is bringing a multi-media experience to Burbank.
May 10, 2005
TODAY GLENDALE Glendale Adventist Medical Center has a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the main auditorium, 1509 Wilson Terrace. For more information, call (818) 545-3425. Barnes & Noble has a cooking and entertaining book group at 7 p.m. at 245 N. Glendale Ave. The group will discuss themed birthday parties for children. For more information, call (818) 246-0630. The Jewel City Camera Club of Glendale meets at 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 134 N. Kenwood St. For more information, call Donna Jackson at (818)
March 23, 2007
La CaƱada resident and author Pauli Dutton will be reading from her work, When Daughters Fly: A Book For Mom, as part of a Tell It Like It Was performance, "This Magic Moment," which will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Coffee Gallery Backstage, 2029 N. Lake Ave. in Altadena. Also reading will be Pauli's husband Richard Dutton, Jean and Irwin Aichelee, Nancy Reas, Elizabeth Salvinski, Shona and Rob Stirbl, and Jacquie Townsend. Tell It Like It Was, an autobiographical writing and performing group, is open to new members.
May 13, 2000
Terri Roberts GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE -- Love at first sight (or at least within a few days) was a staple of the lighthearted, happy-ever-after romantic comedies of yesteryear. The Glendale Centre Theatre returns to that nostalgic time with an engaging production Norman Krasna's 1940's comedy, "Dear Ruth." The title refers to the letters Lt. William Seawright (Logan Newell) writes to Ruth Wilkins (Jennifer Burns) while stationed in Italy during World War II. When Bill comes to New York for a weekend to await new orders, he decides to surprise the girl whose picture he's carried in his wallet and with whom he's been exchanging letters and poetry.
August 28, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Wendy Beth Baker's extraordinary story of healing through horses is woven into a book she wrote about what she learned from the Lakota Indians. The Burbank resident has survived some difficult physical trials. Since 10, she has suffered from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and, more recently, a horse accident resulted in a hip replacement followed by months of recovery, both physical and emotional. It was questionable she would ever regain the confidence to get back on a horse.
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