Friday, 2/26, 7pm, Gaia’s Gardens a fine veggie restaurant and hangout I am told, 1899 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, brings100,000 Poets for Change, poetry, music and activism in focus with a one-night stand, And Still I Rise, an evening inspired by a poem and book from acclaimed American poet, Maya Angelou. The event includes reading by a host of fine Sonoma County poets – and I’m included! Shepherd Bliss, host of the new KOWS FM radio show, A Better World is Possible, helped create the event with his friend, former Mayor of Sebastopol, founder of Rumi Caravan and an ongoing advocate of oral tradition, Larry Robinson.

This copy (plus a marvelous graphic) at the Gaia Events page: Activists’ Lounge: 100,000 Poets for Change present, “And Still I Rise.”Join us for some poetry and music that ask you to envision a better world. Poets include Donna Emerson, Jayro Dyer, Jim Fitch, Corlene van Sluizer, Shepherd Bliss, Gor Yaswen, Connie Madden, Paul Nicholson, Vylma Ginzberg and Clare Morris. Music will be provided by keyboardist Eki Shola.