Local Haiku Poet, Teacher and Knitter Alison Woolpert

What is Haiku? It’s a lot more than the few words that you may have learned about it in junior high.

Our speaker for August will be Alison Woolpert, well-published, nationally recognized poet and longtime Santa Cruz resident. Alison is the author of Greetings From, a Haiku chapbook of nature and the human condition. She will read selections from her recently published work and lead us in writing our own Haiku verses.

You will be surprised and thrilled by Alison’s work. Her book will be for sale at the meeting as well as at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Alison, a woman of many talents, is also a knitter.

Dates and Locations:

The NIGHT MEETING will be on Tuesday evening, August 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 2500 Soquel Ave. (Dinner beforehand for those who wish at Jeffery’s on Soquel.)

The DAY MEETING will be on Thursday, August 15, from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Vintage Faith Church (aka The Abbey), the large brick church at the corner of Mission and Highland. From Highway 1 North, Highland is the first right after the light at the top of the hill where Highway 1 merges into Mission Street.  Parking lot is the first right turn off Highland. From Highway 1 (Mission Street) South, turn left at the light on Walnut to Escalona.  Turn right on Escalona to its end at Highland. Parking lot is across Highland.  Enter through the Office; our meeting is straight ahead in The Fireside Room. (Lunch afterwards for those who wish at Zachary’s downtown on Pacific Avenue.)

Please note: There will be no book exchange at this meeting. The fall book exchange will take place later this year.

Yes, both meetings are in the same week this month.

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