September 4 2012

“The Last Resort” by Norma Watkins

Norma Watkins reads from her memoir, "The Last Resort: Taking the Mississippi Cure." June 15,2012


“Consequences” by Norma Watkins

Norma Watkins reads from her unpublished  memoir, "Consequences." June 15, 2012


“A Mother’s Mold” by Norma Watkins

Norma Watkins reads her essay, "A Mother's Mold," on June 15, 2012.


Lost in the River of Grass

Ginny Rorby reads from her novel, "Lost in the River of Grass," on June 15, 2012.


August 19 2012

Writing Istanbul Farewell Reading

Postcards to Istanbul. Participants of  Writing Istanbul, facilitated by Sheila Bender, Susan Bono and Yesim Cimcoz, read their love notes to the city at Peymane Restaurant in Istanbul.  Readers include: Yesim Cimcoz, Susan Bono, Claudia Larson, Caoline Arnold, Gretchen Woelfle, Judy Dreschler, Marilyn Meyer, Aholaah Arzah, Daveda Russell, Peggy Rozga, Sheila Bender, Barbara Spicer, Mary-Antoinette Smith, Fusun Centinel and Pat LaPointe. May 15, 2012


June 19 2012

Varenna Expressions Reading March 14th 2012

This reading celebrates the launch of the first anthology of the Varenna Writers Club held at Varenna of Fountaingrove in Santa Rosa, CA. Featured readers: Dorothy Herbert, Barbara Hunt (for Karin Fitzgerald, Sally Tilbury, Nancy Humphriss, Jack Russ, Elisabeth Levy, John H.C. Riley, Renee McKnight, Bernice Schachter, Shirley Johnson, and Joyce Cass. Susan Bono hosts.


March 13 2012

Winter Speakeasy 2012 Part 2

Recorded at the Aqus Cafe Petaluma CA  2/29/2012

In order of appearance:

Intro after Intermission: Susan Bono & Ransom Stephens

 Jean Hegland reads from her novel in progress. She is the author of two novels, Into the Forest, and Windfalls, as well as a book of creative non-fiction, The Life Within: Celebration of Pregnancy. An adjunct instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College, she lives outside of Healdsburg, where she is working hard on her next book. 


Open mic: Sheana

 Jonah Raskin reads from Rock n’ Roll Women accompanied by Timothy Williams. Jonah is newly retired from teaching at Sonoma State University and the author of two new books: Marijuanaland: Dispatches from an American War and Rock 'n Roll Women: Portraits of a Generation


Winter Speakeasy 2012 Part 1

Recorded at Aqus Cafe Petaluma, CA 2/29/2012

In order of appearance:

Intro: Susan Bono & Ransom Stephens

Joy Lanzendorfer reads from a novel in progress. Her articles and fiction have appeared in the Black Warrior Review, Necessary Fiction, Word Riot, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, North Bay Bohemian, and many others. She's also co-founder of the Sonoma County writing group, Word Pirates.

Open Mic: Rick Harmon

Patti Trimble reads new poetry. Patti is a widely published poet who lives in Petaluma and Sicily, where she's a writing professor for Arcadia University. Recently, Patti has been writing poems and creating paintings for a solo exhibit focused on endangered plants and how embracing our innate love of beauty might lead us to do the right thing. 


Timothy Williams reads poetry w/guitar. Timothy is a guitarist, poet and publisher of Jaxon's Press in Santa Rosa. He believes poetry and music are one conversation. His credits include: Sleepless Fires, a chapbook of poems (Running Wolf Press), and Lunch at Lola's, a poetry and music CD.


January 8 2012

Brats, Bullies and Bras

Petaluma Readers Theatre Presents an Evening of Essays from Tiny Lights: A Journal of Personal Narrative. Recorded at Aquas Cafe, Petaluma CA January 18, 2011.