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Signal Box Wrap Art Project
Jennifer O'Neill Pickering's signal box at 29th St..
and Meadowview, Sacramento
This is the signal box I created from several water colors based on my Goddess series. These images were changed with additional elements added to them. I also, incorporated a short poem...Our peaceful hearts lift others into flight.
Why I write? Growing up in rural Northern
California I made up stories as a kid and asked my friends and twin brother to
act out the characters. This was in the 1950’s before there was much television
and I lived in my imagination. In Junior High School my friends passed around
notes to each other during school. This was akin to the Facebook and Twitter
posts of the today. In High School I enjoyed writing poetry. I studied poetry
in College and have continued to write poetry. I am a late bloomer to prose, starting
in my late thirties. Writing was what I did between balancing a family, making
art, and working outside the home twenty hours a week, care giving for a mother
with dementia, and earning an MA in Studio Art. Honestly I was lucky to
scribble a few words in a journal! About fifteen years ago I began a
historical novel set in the 9th century with a working title of The French
Princess. I wrote the novel
in twenty minute spurts every morning. From that nov…
Featuring an art exhibit and reading of their written work.
January 13th 5-8p.m. Reading at 6:30 p.m. Open MIC 6 p.m. Sacramento Poetry Center 1719 25th StreetReaders & Exhibiting Artists: NSSA,Wendy Patrice Williams, Jennifer O’Neill
Pickering, Bethany Humphreys,Todd Boyd,
Heather Judy, Suzanne Caruthers Pat Nichol & Bill Laws. Music by Gabe Merriman and Mike Pickering Https://www.cafepress.com/3952.197773588
2017 Events Book Readings, Signings and sale of my poetry book Blooming in Winter
August 31st 8 p.m.-10 p.m
Luna's Juice Bar 1414 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95814 An evening of French poetry, music and a presentation on Charles Baudelaire by Frank Andrick. I will be reading poems I wrote in France accompanied by Mike playing music influenced by Django Reinhardt and his original songs. There will be guest musicians and poets. Share your writing at the open MIC (maybe one you wrote in France?)
Hosted by Frank Andrick
Sept. 4th Labor Day, 2017, 6 a.m.-8p.m. Sacramento Poetry Center & Writers on the Air
1719 25th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816 916-240-1897
Join me and Pat L. Nichol for a reading of milestones and work poems in a Labor of Love and live radio podcast by Todd Boyd, of Writers On the Air fame, WOA! Share your work poem, song and or quote from a famous labor leader at the open MIC! Wear your union, Cesar Chavez, Rosie the Riveter shirt, cap or both. Show your union an…