First Press Reading Series—February Event!

on the campus of Woodbury University in Burbank, California

The olive is among the oldest known cultivated trees in the world, grown before the written language was invented. In California, there are many isolated trees or fragments of old groves, such as the trees that still stand on the Woodbury campus. Traditionally, after harvest, oil was pressed in screw or hydraulic presses. The paste was subjected to increasingly high pressures with subsequent degradation in the flavor of the oil. Thus, the “first press” of oil was considered the most flavorful and desirable. ~ the Olive Oil Source, 2018

Woodbury University welcomes poetry  Suzanne Lummis  to our campus!

Woodbury University welcomes poetry Suzanne Lummis to our campus!

You are all welcome to MORIA’s First Press Reading Series on February 25th, which will take place from 4pm–6pm at the Ahmanson Main Space on the Woodbury University campus. We are having Suzanne Lummis as our guest reader, who is the award-winning poet of Idiosyncrasies (1984), In Danger (1999) and Open 24 Hours (2014).

Lummis was born in San Francisco and gained her MA degree from CSU–Fresno. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, the New Ohio Review, the Hudson Review, the Antioch ReviewPlume, and the New Yorker. Also, her essay, “(Never) Out of the Past: Noir and the Poetry of Lynda Hull,” appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Lummis also offers her writing workshops through UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, where she focuses on two viewpoints for her workshops, the craft of poetry and literature themes. In addition, she is a founding member of the serio-comic performance troupe, Nearly Fatal Women.  

Lummis also appears in MORIA’s Issue Two, and her poem, “The Locomotive, the Coin, and the Moon,” is available to read in our pages.

At the reading series event, there will be an open mic, and everyone is invited to share a short piece and/or two minutes of reading time. There will also be light refreshments, music, food, and fun to be had!

Woodbury University’s address is 7500 N Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, CA 91504. There will be a guest parking available on campus, so please introduce yourself to the security guards at the entrance gate, and they will direct you to the Ahmanson Main Space.

Please RSVP on the form below so that we have an idea of how many people to expect.

Hope we will see you there!

Other Upcoming Reading Series Events:

April 8, 2019 :: Heidi Seaborn and Reuben Ellis


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