“Language is wine upon the lips” – Virginia Woolf
Sebastopol Center for the Arts (SCA) is committed to offering a wide range of literary arts programming. Poetry readings, writers workshops, performances reflecting a standard of excellence and recognition for this timeless artform are offered at various times throughout the year.
For more information about our Literary Arts Program, contact Cynthi Stefenoni, email@example.com. Sebastopol Center for the Arts: (707) 829-4797.
Come enjoy the pleasure of poetry read or recited aloud, and bring your favorite poem to share.
The Sebastopol Center for the Arts was instrumental in the formation of the Sonoma County Poet Laureate program and is still home to its selection committee.
The Poet Laureate is a Sonoma County resident whose poetry manifests a high degree of excellence, who has produced a critically acclaimed body of work, and who has demonstrated a commitment to the literary arts in Sonoma County. The Poet Laureate often participates in official ceremonies and readings and serves a two-year term. Beginning in 2018, s/he will receive a $1,000.00 stipend in addition to the title.
The Poet Laureate Selection Committee consists of representatives from each of the five County Supervisory Districts, as well as from Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonoma County Library, the Literary Arts Guild, Sebastopol Center for the Arts and the previous Poet Laureate. Each member of this panel has demonstrated knowledge of, and an active commitment to, the life of poetry in our county.