Luminarias II with Gary Soto
World class literary luminaries get local in the SHED Grange in Luminarias, a new series presented with the Healdsburg Literary Guild. On April 14, National Book Award finalist Gary Soto will continue the visiting author series, speaking on his book You Kiss by th’ Book, which creates poems that each begin with a line from Shakespeare and then continue in Soto’s fresh and accessible verse. Drawing on moments from the sonnets, Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and others, Soto illuminates aspects of the source material while taking his poems in directions of their own, strategically employing the color of “thee” and “thine,” kings, thieves, and lovers. The results are inspired, by turns meditative, playful, and moving, and consistently fascinating for the conversation they create between the Bard’s time and language and our own here and now.
Tickets includes a glass of wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a seat for a great literary evening. Plan to join us for this and the final literary event in the series:
May 19 – Dana Gioia and Collected Poems
The Healdsburg Literary Guild has pursued its mission to enrich the cultural environment of the greater Healdsburg community through the literary art for decades. The Guild served the greater Healdsburg area by sponsoring the Literary Laureate honor. It also has conducted a literary venue since 2000 when the Guild started hosting the monthly Third Sunday Salon. In producing Luminarias, the Guild seeks to bring the best literary talent in the world one of the world’s truly great communities.
For questions about ticketing, or inquiries about student pricing, please contact Bo Simons of the Healdsburg Literary Guild at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apr 14, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
25 North Street, Healdsburg, CA, United States