"Hope In Deep December"--You're invited to this Poetry Event on December 13

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Nov 23, 2020, 5:42:37 PM11/23/20
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A poetic exploration of the light of hope that breaks through the darkest of nights.

Sunday afternoon, December 13, 2-4 p.m.


Light in the Darkness - Hazon


December 2020 will be different. 


Usually, as the year draws to a close, religious observances converge with cultural celebrations

of warmth, joy, and gift-giving.

Many of us would get together with loved ones at year’s end

and light candles against the falling chill and darkness 

for Hannukah, Christmas, Winter Solstice, or Kwanzaa.


December 2020 will be different. 


The pandemic is quashing plans for family meals and gatherings of friends.

But we can still light candles—literally and symbolically.

We can turn to sources of wisdom and inspiration

that do not downplay the cold and the bleakness of life

while they nevertheless stoke the glowing embers of hope. 


You are invited to “Hope In Deep December.”


Benicia’s Poet Laureate, Mary Susan Gast, will join with

Vallejo Poets Laureate Emeritae, D.L. Lang and Genea Brice,

in an opening presentation drawn from Jewish and Christian traditions.


Then it’s your turn to present poetry of hope from any tradition or from no tradition at all.

Sign up to present a poem of hope:  email poetlaure...@gmail.com

The first 15 to respond will be designated to read their poems.


Everyone is welcome to attend.  No RSVP required.

Zoom information to follow.




Mary Susan Gast

Benicia Poet Laureate

707 373 6825


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