September 7, 2000
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Glendale poets can win $1,000 in a contest sponsored by the Bards of Burbank. The contest is open through Oct. 2 and allows each participant to enter one religious-themed poem that is 21 lines or less. "We're especially keen on inspiring amateur poets and we think this competition will achieve that. California has made many wonderful poets over the years and I'd like to discover new ones from among the Glendale-area grassroots poets," said John Scribner, the group's contest director.
April 13, 2007
The Friends of the Altadena Library will sponsor its fifth annual Poetry & Cookies celebration on Saturday, April 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Those attending will have the chance to meet and hear poets from Altadena and the surrounding area read their poetry. There will also be a drawing for two poetry baskets filled with items that poets or poetry lovers might enjoy. Past attendees have commented on what an "inspiring and fun event" this free program has been. The featured poems will be included in an anthology published by the library and will be available at the event.
November 19, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum Anahid Keshishian is quick to point out that her latest stage venture is not a poetry reading, even though the actors will be reading poetry. "It's very theatrical, it's very visual," said Keshishian, the creator and director of "They Were Poets," a play featuring Armenian poetry translated into English. "It's a risky thing to do, taking poems and making them into theater, because it's an emotional roller coaster. They go from the jubilee of a wedding to a funeral, and then to erotic love songs.
May 4, 2009
Class teaches bagpipe skills A Scottish bagpipe class taught by John McLean Allan will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Toll Middle School, 730 Glenwood Road, Glendale. Classes will be held every Monday but May 25 until June 15. Classes are $79, and there is a $65 materials fee. For more information, visit www.glendale.edu/cse or call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5015. ? High school groups to sing Choral groups from area high schools will perform Tuesday at Glendale Community College?
April 14, 2006
John C. Fremont Elementary School PTA will host a student assembly, which includes three programs by We Tell Stories, next Friday. The events will be at 11:45 a.m. for kindergarteners, 12:45 p.m. for grades one through three and 1:45 p.m. for grades four through six in the school's auditorium. We Tell Stories is a multi-ethnic storytelling troupe that will present, "Let Them Eat Books." "Let Them Eat Books" celebrates the language and ideas of great poets and storytellers.
June 15, 2007
First aid training available to public The Glendale-Crescenta Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross will offer discounted standard first aid lessons on "Super First Aid Saturday" from 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m. June 23 at 1501 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Classes will train attendees in addressing emergency issues, such as controlling bleeding, identifying shock, caring for burns, heat/cold emergencies, poisoning, sudden illnesses and injuries to muscles, bones and joints.
June 17, 2005
This is one of two poems, from Poetic Generations, displayed in the lobby of the Alex Theater last week. My Uncle's Hands By Michelle Muirhead, 11 My uncle's hands are shaky like an earthquake. My uncle's hands are dry mountains. My uncle's hands are as loving as a baby. My uncle's hands hug me, when I am with him. My uncle's hands are kind and gentle, when he touches me. My uncle's hands are like a determined baby robin learning how to fly. My uncle's hands are as old as a sea turtle.
May 4, 2009
TUESDAY Glendale Community College?s ROTARACT Club will host a performance by three poets from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the plaza, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Tables will be set up in the plaza from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Money raised will go to the Life in Africa Foundation. Call (818) 240-1000. ? WEDNESDAY A Glendale Noon Concert will be from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St., Glendale. The program will feature cellist Mary Anne Steinberger and oboist Catherine Del Russo.
April 13, 2007
Glendale City Library presents Carolyn Howard-Johnson in a free seminar and poetry reading where she will introduce two new poet voices, Sona Ovasapyan and Christine Alexanians. Poetry: Don't Let It Molder in a Drawer, Publish It! will be open to the public on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Glendale Central Library Auditorium at 222 E. Harvard St. in Glendale. This event will be led by Howard-Johnson, author of Tracings, a chapbook of poetry (Finishing Line Press)
April 27, 2007
The other night I had just returned from a day of saving souls at school and was anxious to delve into my new book, Survival Skills of Native California. No! I ain't kidding, it just happens to be the best book I've ever read on the subject of living off the land, and believe me, I've read many. As I tried to slip silently past the homework police I heard Kaitzer remark, "Could you please help Sabine with her project for Mrs. Fueling's class?" Maybe I should have cammeyed-up (wore camouflage)