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Phyllis will be honored on July 12, 2020 at a virtual reception to herald her new position as Sonoma County Poet Laureate. The event will take place at 4 pm Pacific Time. To "attend," one must RSVP at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts website: 

Out of the Ashes book launch for friend Jodi Hottel and community reading in commemoration of the 2017 wildfires and the Kincade fire:
Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM
Windsor Branch, Sonoma County Public Library
Community Room
9291 Old Redwood Hwy. #100
Windsor, CA 95492

Phyllis will be one of the featured readers.

Poetry of Remembrance:

Friday, October 18, 2019, 6 to 8 pm

 in the Connie Mahoney Room

 inside the library at SRJC Petaluma

 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma

Phyllis and students will read in the company of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Forrest Gander.

Petaluma Poetry Walk

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 5:00 PM
Petaluma Historical Library & Museum
20 Fourth St.

Phyllis and students will read poetry in Spanish, English, Urdu, or a combination thereof.

Thursday, June 14, 7 pm, at the Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton, Mill Valley, CA. With Bonnie McManis, B. Jayne McPherson, Elizabeth Underwood, Jean Baranow. Part of Marin Poetry Center’s summer traveling poetry shows. FREE!


Saturday, July 21, 1 – 4:15: Poetry in the Redwoods, in the poetry in the parks series: Dana Gioia, Maya Khosla, Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Sandra Anfang, Arthur Dawson, K.M. English, Jackie Hallerberg, Richard Loranger, Brian Martens, Phyllis Meshulam, Margo Perin, Pamela Stone Singer, Amos White, plus six or seven student champions from local Poetry Out Loud contests. The only cost is that of park admission, $8 per vehicle. At the historic Redwood Forest Theater, Armstrong Redwoods State Park, 16903 Armstrong Woods Road. Co-sponsored by Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods and California State Parks. With music from the band “Edge of Town.”

Sunday, September 16, 2018, as part of the Petaluma Poetry Walk. With bilingual students at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum. 5 pm. FREE

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