Get Lit – January Edition!

Join hosts Dani Burlison and Kara Vernor on the 4th Wednesday of every month for the Get Lit reading series at Corkscrew Wine Bar in Petaluma!

Each month will feature guest readers with a short open mic immediately following. Authors will have books and other materials available to purchase. Corkscrew will have fantastic wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, appetizers and deserts for sale at the bar, as well.

Get Lit is a free, 21+ event…

January Readers: Morgen Eliot and Wendy-O Matik and a very special surprise musical guest!

Update: We had a fabulous time with Wendy-O, Morgen and Sean Hayes!

 

Heavenly Bodies: A writing workshop for women

I’m really excited about offering this workshop and apparently, everyone else is, too because I’m almost full!

Through our bodies, we experience the world’s most outrageous pleasures and most frustrating pains, and our relationships with our bodies determine how we experience the world. Celebrate, examine, heal, reminisce over and laugh about your relationship with your one and only body in this evening writing workshop for women–just in time for Valentine’s Day. We’ll write and share stories in a safe, fun, honest and empowering space and leave with new perspectives on how to love our female bodies. (*Women of all ages and lifestyles, including transgender women are welcome and encouraged to attend!)

When: Thursday, February 6; 6:30-9pm
Where: Serren’s Closet, 213 Western Ave., Petaluma
Cost: $35-50 sliding scale (ask about scholarships)
RSVP: danisavestheworld@yahoo.com
Who: Dani Burlison: www.daniburlison.com

New Year, new events!

I’ll be out and about soon, reading from (and selling) Dendrophilia (which you can also buy right HERE).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m really excited to be planning a Pacific Northwest adventure with some of my favorite writers during AWP. Here are some of our booked dates so far:

Saturday, February 8
Hip Mama and Rad Dad Relaunch Party!
Arlene Francis Center

7:30 – 9:00pm
99 6th St., Santa Rosa
With Ariel Gore and Tomas Moniz

Wednesday, February 26th
Purple Thistle Centre

7:30 – 9:00pm
975 Vernon Dr., Vancouver BC
Coast Salish Territories
With Nick Flynn and Tomas Moniz

Friday, February 28th
Orca Books

7:00 – 8:30pm
In conjunction with Bellies and Buffalos
509 E. 4th Ave., Olympia
With Ariel Gore and Tomas Moniz

Monday, March 3rd
IPRC

7:30 – 9:00 pm
1001 SE Division St., Portland
With Tomas Moniz

Happy New Year, everyone!

Upcoming Four Week Workshop

It was a dark and stormy night: An “it’s almost winter” writing workshop with Dani Burlison

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calling all beginning and experienced writers, dabblers, vagabonds of the mind, and everyone in between! Petals and Bones Writing Workshops, based in Sonoma County,offer an inspired perspective on the act of writing and organized writing groups. Clever, fun, supportive—and sometimes brash—our classes will help you to discover your own brilliant and unique voice. We offer workshops to inspire, instigate, and hone your craft. All levels welcome—from the beginning writer, who is just finding their voice, to those that have already established a writing practice

What can you expect from Petals and Bones Workshop?

- A supportive atmosphere meant to get the creative blood pumping, not intimidate
- Experienced facilitators with independent spirit
- Small class sizes
- A fun and intellectual atmosphere
- A chance to allow your creativity to reign supreme!

In this 4 week series, participants will engage with creativity through clever and though-provoking writing exercises and will receive positive feedback along with tidbits and ideas to keep the writing practice flowing throughout the week. Optional assignments and reading materials included.

Dates: Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 26 and December 3 (note: no meeting on Nov. 19 )
When: 6:30pm – 9pm
Where: Undercover Baking Agency, Santa Rosa
Cost: $100- $175: Limited scholarships available
$50 deposit required – balance due at first class meeting

Please email Dani for more information: danisavestheworld@yahoo.com

Get Lit – September Edition

Join hosts Dani Burlison and Kara Vernor on the 4th Wednesday of every month for the Get Lit reading series at Corkscrew Wine Bar in Petaluma!

Each month will feature three guest readers with a short open mic immediately following. Authors will have books and other materials available to purchase. Corkscrew will have fantastic wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, appetizers and deserts for sale at the bar, as well.

Get Lit is a free, 21+ event but tips for our guest readers’ travel expenses are greatly appreciated!

September Readers: Laura E. Davis, Glen David Gold, Nayomi Munaweera

Get Lit – August

Join hosts Dani Burlison and Kara Vernor on the 4th Wednesday of every month for the Get Lit reading series at Corkscrew Wine Bar in Petaluma!

Each month will feature three guest readers with a short open mic immediately following. Authors will have books and other materials available to purchase. Corkscrew will have fantastic wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, appetizers and deserts for sale at the bar, as well.

 

Get Lit is a free, 21+ event but tips for our guest readers’ travel expenses are greatly appreciated!

August Readers: Jessica Dur Taylor, Allison Landa, Tomas Moniz

 

Get Lit – July

Join hosts Dani Burlison and Kara Vernor on the 4th Wednesday of every month for the Get Lit reading series at Corkscrew Wine Bar in Petaluma!

Each month will feature three guest readers with a short open mic immediately following. Authors will have books and other materials available to purchase. Corkscrew will have fantastic wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, appetizers and deserts for sale at the bar, as well.

Get Lit is a free, 21+ event but tips for our guest readers’ travel expenses are greatly appreciated!

 

July 24 Readers: Leilani Clark, Michael David Lukas, Cora Stryker

Four Week Writing Workshop in August!

Petals and Bones Four Week Writing Workshop with Dani Burlison

Calling all beginning and experienced writers, dabblers, vagabonds of the mind, and everyone in between! Petals and Bones Writing Workshops, based in Sonoma County,offer an inspired perspective on the act of writing and organized writing groups. Clever, fun, supportive—and sometimes brash—our classes will help you to discover your own brilliant and unique voice. We offer workshops to inspire, instigate, and hone your craft. All levels welcome—from the beginning writer, who is just finding their voice, to those that have already established a writing practice

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What can you expect from Petals and Bones Workshop?

- A supportive atmosphere meant to get the creative blood pumping, not intimidate
- Experienced facilitators with independent spirit
- Small class sizes
- A fun and intellectual atmosphere
- A chance to allow your creativity to reign supreme!

In this 4 week series, participants will engage with creativity through clever and though-provoking writing exercises and will receive positive feedback along with tidbits and ideas to keep the writing practice flowing throughout the week. Optional assignments and reading materials included.

Dates: Thursdays, August 1, 8, 22, 29 (note: no meeting on August 15)
When: 6:30pm – 9pm
Where: Criminal Bakery. Santa Rosa
Cost: $100- $175: Limited scholarships available
$50 deposit required – balance due at first class meeting

Please email Dani for more information: danisavestheworld@yahoo.co