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Poetry Birthday Bash –celebrating 80 years

Posted by on Sunday, 5 December, 2010

This is just to let you know I’m celebrating my 80th birthday with a poetry reading from 7 to 9 at the Davis Art Center next Saturday, December 11th. Below is an article from the Art Center giving details:

On Dec. 11, we will host an 80th birthday party for Davis’ first-ever poet laureate, Allegra Silberstein. “And how does the poet laureate celebrate her birthday? With poetry, of course!” said the always-vibrant Silberstein.

The celebration will take place 7-9 pm, and is open to the public. The first half of the evening will feature a reading of both new and old works by Silberstein, while the second half is an open mic. All are welcome.

“It will be a celebration of not just my birthday, but of poetry,” she said. “For the open mic, bring a poem, a dance, or a song. These will be very special gifts and especially – just your being with me to celebrate!”

Silberstein, a retired elementary school teacher, was made poet laureate in March 2010. Since then, she has worked to inspire others through wonderful poems.

She has written a series for the members of the Yolo Adult Day Health Center, as well as poems about oak trees for local folk musician Bob Wren, and will hold a poetry workshop for children at the International House, among other laureate tasks. We couldn’t be happier to celebrate her 80th at the Davis Art Center [1919 F Street, Davis, CA 95616].