December is a time of festive celebrations worldwide. This month, the Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Sally Ashton will host a Favorite Poems Reading event. Favorite seasonal poems will be read by county residents from a variety of cultures in the original languages and the English translation.
The event is co-sponsored by Poetry Center San Jose, and will help raise funds for The Hub, a drop-in center offering guidance, support and services to foster youth in Santa Clara County.
Sally Ashton, Santa Clara County Poet Laureate
Poets and languages - Deolinda Adao: Portuguese and English; Balance Chow: Chinese and English; Pushpa MacFarlane: Hindi and English; Ann Muto: Japanese and English; Shirindokht Nourmanesh: Farsi and English; Nils Peterson: Swedish and English; Christine Richardson: an American poem in English; Renee Schell: German and English; Dalia Sirkin: Italian and English; Binh Vo: Vietnamese and English; Roohi Vora: Urdu and English; Carmen Martinez (from The Hub): Spanish and English
7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 6, 2012
In April 2011, during the National Poetry Month, County Poet Laureate Sally Ashton asked the community to participate in a project to compile an online collection of well-loved poems. Since then, the Poet Laureate has held a number of readings at different locations throughout the county.
In partnership with Barnes & Noble, the upcoming reading will help raise funds for The Hub through book selling at the event. Participants can also purchase books to sign and donate to The Hub.
Posted: December 3, 2012