Well Red – a Writers and Wine Pairing – Featured Last Two Saturdays in June More than a Dozen Authors & Poets to Present New or Notable Works In Ojai

15 June 2012
(Ojai, CA – May 29, 2012) – More than a dozen area authors, poets and spoken word artists will be reading excerpts from their recently published books or perennial best-sellers over two evenings in June -Saturdays June 23rd and 30th. Attendees of Well Red will listen intently to a different set of Open Mic performers and authors each evening before offering them a collective toast for their new and notable works. Well Red starts with Open Mic at 7pm with 5 featured performers, followed by scheduled authors 7:30-9pm at The Well, 214 W. Aliso Street in downtown Ojai. Tickets are $10 and will benefit Ojai WordFest. Well Red is one of more than 30 literary events held during the month long Ojai Summer Writers Workshops June 1-30.

“Well Red is a signature event offered every year during Ojai WordFest, our community literary festival in March,” said Sequoia Hamilton, co-founder of that festival and founder of Ojai Summer Writing Workshops. “It was so popular we decided to bring it back in June, offer it over a couple of weekends, and donate all of the proceeds.”

Notable among the authors are:
o Ojai’s Charlene Spretnak, author of many books over the last 30 years
o Former Laker player and Los Angeles sportscaster, Tommy Hawkins
o Childrens author of the Scary School series, Derek Taylor Kent
o Los Angeles poet Kim Dower

SCHEDULE OF AUTHORS AND TITLES

June 23
James Mihaley – You Can’t Have My Planet but Take My Brother Please
Caroline OConnell – Every Woman’s Guide to Romance in Paris
Kim Dower – Air Kissing on Mars
Charlene Spretnak – Relational Reality: New Discoveries of Interrelatedness That Are Transforming the Modern World
John Aaron – Romancing the Smoke: Reflections of a Nicotine Addict”
E.E. King – Dirk Snigby’s Guide to the Afterlife

June 30
Derek Taylor Kent – Scary School series
Chris Cryer – Tolstoy in Riyadh – A Story of a Teacher and her Muse
Carol Tanzman – Dancer Girl
Tommy Hawkins – Life’s Reflections: Poetry for the People
David Edmund Moody – The Unconditioned Mind:  J. Krishnamurti and the Oak Grove School

CALENDAR INFORMATION
Saturday, June 23 & Saturday, June 30
Well Red – A ‘Writers and Wine’ Pairing. A Toast to Authors of New & Notable Works
Three Performances: – Different Readers Each Night
Open Mic: 7 p.m. & Authors/Readers: 7:30-9 p.m.
The Well, 214 W. Aliso St., Ojai
$10 (Tickets at door)

For more information contact:
Sequoia Hamilton

Tel.# 805-669-7373
OjaiWritersWorkshops@gmail.com
Visit the website: http://ojaiwritersworkshops.com/
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