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In the Shadow of Corona, a poetry reading exploring the Covid-19 Pandemic, will be held Sunday, August 30th at 3 p.m. on Zoom. Monterey County poets Jennifer Lagier Fellguth, George Lober, Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts and Patrice Vecchione will read recent poems drawn from the pandemic and shelter-in-place.

As we are coming to terms with the pandemic in Monterey County, many of us are pivoting to literature as a way of understanding and confronting the virus and its challenges. Poetry can help us meet and digest something that may seem too large and formidable to process.  At the same time, the best poetry grasps moments of our ordinary lives in difficult times and renders them extraordinary.

$15 suggested donation. For login and password, please write cherry_center@yahoo.com.  For questions regarding this program, use this email address or call (831) 624-7491.

Top (L to R): Patrice Vecchione, George Lober

Bottom (L to R): Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, Jennifer Lagier Fellguth

About the Poets:

George Lober is the author of “The Bridge to There,” and “Shift of Light.”  Lober is a recipient of the nationally awarded Ruth Cable Memorial Prize for Poetry.  His poetry has appeared in numerous magazines and journals.

Jennifer Lagier Fellguth is an Italian American writer, poet, and retired college librarian/instructor. Her scholarly essays on digital resources and online education have been published in peer-reviewed journals; her poetry has appeared in many literary magazines and blogs. She is the author of seventeen books of poetry

Patrice Vecchione is the author of “Writing and the Spiritual Life,” as well as two books of poetry. She has taught creative writing and collage workshops at universities, libraries, in community and spiritual centers, including Esalen Institute, and privately for over thirty years.

Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts is the author of two chapbooks of poetry, To Mary (after eight and The Sweet Taste; co-author of Bowing to Receive the Mountain:  Essays by Lin Jensen and Poetry by Elliot Roberts.   His poetry has appeared in various journals and anthologies.  White Fire, a collection of his poems, was published in 2017.


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