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After the Election

After the Election

The poet Alicia Jo Rabins quotes Jewish wisdom: “In a place where there is no good person, strive to be a good person.” Yes. We must live by our faith and love, now more than ever. We must resist. I think of the Civil Rights leaders, Dr. King and all the named and unnamed who

November 17th Yuba Lit
November 17th Yuba Lit

Just updated the Yuba Lit website with our November 17th lineup.  Vanessa Hua will be visiting from San Francisco to read from what Oprah Magazine has declared a “searing debut,” her short story collection Deceit and Other Possibilities.  Joining her are memoirist Louise Nayer and poet Ingrid Keriotis.  It’s going to be another exciting night of

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September Yuba Lit: Frances Stroh
September Yuba Lit: Frances Stroh

The next Yuba Lit! Memoirist Frances Stroh, poet Eugene Berson, fiction writer Elizabeth Soderstrom. And as always, a highlight: the audience flash-reading round. It’ll be another memorable one.  Thursday, September 15th, The Open Book, 671 Maltman Dr. Grass Valley. Full details here: www.yubalit.org.

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William Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2016
William Forsythe’s Pas/Parts 2016

The summer 16 issue of Ballet Review is out. The editors have kindly allowed me to republish my report on San Francisco Ballet in William Forsythe’s “Pas/Parts 2016,” which the company will perform again next spring. Here’s a snippet: “How dramatically this new incarnation of Pas/Parts differs from the Paris Opera Ballet revival reviewed by

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Authenticity comes from a single faithfulness: that to the ambiguity of experience. Its energy is to be found in how one event leads to another. Its mystery is not in the words but on the page." --John Berger

Words are all we have, and they better be the right ones."  --Evan S. Connell

I don't really know whether art can exist without a certain degree of tranquility or spiritual poise; without a certain amount of quiet you can have neither philosophy nor religion nor painting nor poetry." --Saul Bellow

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