Orinda

Events

Free Movie – Viva Las Vegas at Orinda Theatre July 11th


Free Movie – Viva Las Vegas:

Orinda Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Thursday, July 11th, 2019
7:00pm | Free

Viva Las Vegas is a 1964 American musical film directed by George Sidney and starring Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. The film is regarded by fans and film critics as one of Presley’s best films, and it is noted for the on-screen chemistry between Presley and Ann-Margret. –Wikipedia

Events

The Good Person of Szechwan Playing at Cal Shakes in Orinda July 3rd – 21st


The Good Person of Szechwan:

Cal Shakes Theater
100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda
Wednesday, July 3rd – Sunday, July 21st, 2019

In a city of “haves” and “have-nots,” can a good person stay good even as their fortunes rise? The Good Person of Szechwan is a fable for our times exploring the lengths to which one must go to keep clean in a dirty world.

by Bertolt Brecht
adapted by Tony Kushner
translated by Wendy Arons
directed by Eric Ting

Events

Live Poets Society at Orinda Books on May 26th

Live Poets Society:

Orinda Books
276 Village Square, Orinda
Sunday, May 26th, 2019
1:00 – 3:00pm | Free

Featuring Maw Shein Win and Rebecca Foust

Maw Shein Win‘s poetry chapbook Score and Bone is on Nomadic Press (2016). A full-length collection Invisible Gifts: Poems was published by Manic D Press in 2018. Maw is the first poet laureate of El Cerrito (2016 – 2018), and her forthcoming second full-length collection of poetry will be published by Omnidawn in Fall 2020. She is currently a Visiting Scholar in the English Department at UC Berkeley.

Rebecca Foust’s books include Paradise Drive (Press 53 Award), reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement. Recognitions include the Cavafy Poetry Prize, the James Hearst Poetry Prize, the Lascaux Flash Fiction Prize, the American Literary Review Fiction Prize, and fellowships from Hedgebrook, MacDowell, and Sewanee. Foust is passionate about literature being for everyone, not just the elite, and is happy to be able to promote this goal as Marin County Poet Laureate, an Assistant Editor for Narrative Magazine, and the Poetry Editor for Women’s Voices for Change, https://womensvoicesforchange.org/category/arts-culture/poetry.

Events

Live Poets Society on April 28th at Orinda Books


Live Poets Society:

Orinda Books
276 Village Square, Orinda
Sunday, April 28th, 2019
1:00 – 3:00pm | Free

The featured writers for April 28, 2019 will be Cynthia Leslie-Bole and Sally Bolger.
Cynthia Leslie-Bole is a writing coach, editor, and certified Amherst Writers and Artists Method group leader who has published in Pure Slush, Rootstalk, Moonshine Ink’s Creative Brew and the just-released anthology Fire and Rain: Eco poetry of California. Her first collection of poetry, The Luminous In-Between, invites us to experience the radiance of one woman’s evolution through marriage, motherhood, spiritual individuation, and kinship with nature. This lyrical volume celebrates our innate capacity to create, heal, and perceive what lies beyond the ordinary in ‘the luminous in-between.’ Cynthia lives in Orinda.

Sally Bolger is a writer, explorer, and conservationist who follows her heart beyond the boundaries of her comfort zone into the unknown. Born in Lafayette and raised in Orinda, Sally now travels the world, engaging in on-the-ground conservation efforts, returning to tell the tales of her adventures in poetry, fiction, and spoken word. Sally’s first book for children, Fun in the Mud – a Wetlands Tale, has been named a Hot Off the Press pick by the Children’s Book Council.

Daily Life

New District Signs Popping Up in Orinda

I’ve noticed new signs popping up all over Orinda including this Orinda Theatre District sign on Moraga Way. Compared to other theater districts with multiple theaters, you might wonder exactly how many theaters are located in the Orinda Theatre district. The answer is one. A movie theater. They do host concerts there.

Events

Lamorinda Arts Council’s Poet Laureate Amy Glynn Hosts “Live Poets Society” at Orinda Books March 24th


Lamorinda Arts Council’s Poet Laureate Amy Glynn Hosts “Live Poets Society”:

Orinda Books
276 Village Square, Orinda
Sunday, March 24th, 2019
1:00 – 3:00pm | Free

The featured writers for March 24, 2019 will be Sojourner Kincaid Rolle and Connie Post.
Sojourner Kincaid Rolle is a poet, playwright, peacemaker, and community activist, and was 2015-2017 Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, CA. She is the author of Common Ancestry (Mille Grazie Press, 1999) and Black Street (UCSB Center for Black Studies Research, 2009). Her bilingual book of poems for young people, The Yellow Mellow Global Umbrella was published in 2019 by Lucky Penny Press. Her recent work has been published in several anthologies including To Give Life a Shape (SBMA, 2017) and Looking Backward, Moving Forward (SBMNH, 2018).

Connie Post’s work has appeared in Calyx, River Styx, Slipstream, Spoon River Poetry Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review and Verse Daily. Her first full length book, Floodwater (Glass Lyre Press) won the Lyrebird Award. She is the winner of the 2016 Crab Creek Poetry Award and the 2018 Liakoura Award.