Poetry Reading, open mic in Fallbrook

Wednesday, December 17 2008
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Cafe des Artistes
103 South Main St
Fallbrook, CA 92028

Fallbrook's Writers Read Features Poet, Essayist, Fabric Artist,Karen Cunagin

Karen Cunagin, a Fallbrook-based writer and fabric artist, is the featured writer at Fallbrook's Writers Read free monthly reading on Wednesday, December 17. The reading, including open mic time, runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Café des Artistes in Fallbrook.

Cunagin tells her stories with words on paper and in cloth. In 1992, she received a Batchelor's degree from University of California Riverside, where she had first begun refining her word craft in poetry. Cunagin says that most of her good words are now used writing patterns, but she keeps a blog and enjoys composing essays that challenge her students to take little risks that lead to important life decisions. She will share her poetry and essays at the reading.

Cunagin also teaches color and design in the fiber arts for two San Diego community colleges. Her work has been shown in Visions: The Art Quilt 2006, regional juried shows and international publications.

Cunagin's reading will be following by an open mic session for anyone eager to share his or her original short fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry. Open mic readers have five minutes each turn, with additional turns at the mic as time allows.

Café des Artistes, at 103 S. Main Street, will open for the reading at 5:00 p.m., with a special supper menu available. The fourth through eighth grade reading is from 5:30 to 6:00, when the adult and high school reading begins. Entrance to the Café is from the rear parking lot behind the Art Center on Main Street.

Fallbrook's Writers Read is hosted by Café des Artistes and supported by Fallbrook independent bookseller, The Book Nook.

The first Writers Read of the new year, January 14, features Jincy Willet, author of “The Writing Class,” “Winner of the National Book Award” and “Jenny and the Jaws of Life.”

For more information about Fallbrook's Writers Read, contact Kit-Bacon Gressitt at 760-522-1064 or kbgressitt@aol.com, or visit www.kbgressitt.com/events.

Kit-Bacon Gressitt

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