Entries by kbgressitt

Video: Trump diehards stay loyal in ‘white man’s country’

From The Guardian: Trump diehards in Montana   Trump’s presidency may be in crisis. But Paul Lewis finds the president’s supporters in Montana are not wavering. Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte, a millionaire tech entrepreneur, is latching onto Trump in the hope it will give him an edge over Democrat Rob Quist, a country musician and […]

Writers Read Summertime Creative Writing Workshop

Summer Read and Critique Group   Join a group of committed writers who appreciate constructive input and writerly camaraderie. Share pages weekly in a supportive workshop environment, receive guided feedback, and move your project forward. Fee: Free, thanks to Friends of the Fallbrook Library Dates: Saturdays, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.,  June 3, 10, 17 and 24 Location: Fallbrook Library, […]

Things My Parents Taught Me

  By Kit-Bacon Gressitt   Author’s note: Extended family folk gathered in Maryland a couple weeks ago to celebrate an 88th birthday and put my parents ashes in the Bacon plot after some years of their awaiting an efficiency of schedules. The cemetery gathering was cause for reflection on Mother and Father and on a topic I wrote about […]

What Women Do

By Penny Perry   Red headed, bank teller Patsy, dress heels, bugles Poppies, lupines, tugs me into a twilight of new green leaves and sweet sage. Young Lisa, scent of lavender she pruned this morning still on her hands says Anna hummingbirds wraps a lilac shawl around my perennial black turtleneck. My friends pretend not […]

Not My President: The Anthology of Dissent

  from Thoughtcrime Press Selected from thousands of pages of submissions from around the world, Not My President is a snapshot of this important moment in history, a 300-page collection of voices from high school students to famous authors, poets, artists, songwriters, essayists and storytellers. Immigrants submitted work under pen names for fear of being deported. Contributors […]

In Response to Trump et al’s First 100 Days, 1 of 2

  Editor’s note: For the curious, this is a sampling—a little poetry, a little prose, some humor—of the other work I do, co-editing Writers Resist, an online journal born of the November 2016 un-presidential election. You can read more about Writers Resist here. Enjoy, K-B _________________________________________________________________   First 100 Days: Sanctuary By Jennifer Hernandez Border fence […]

May 9, 2017, Writers Read at Fallbrook Library Presents

Wallace Tucker reading and discussing Chandra’s Cosmos: Dark Matter, Black Holes, and Other Wonders Revealed by NASA’s Premier X-Ray Observatory   Preceded by open mic for original poetry and prose Date: Tuesday, May 9, from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook In Chandra’s Cosmos, Wallace Tucker, Science Spokesperson for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory’s […]

Impressions of the USA

By Cong Tran Note: Cong Tran, or Tran Quoc Cong in Vietnamese naming convention, paid his first visit to the United States in 2007, an invited guest at the memorial service for author and Pulitzer Prize winning Vietnam War correspondent David Halberstam. Mr. Tran had guided and ultimately befriended the journalist during a return visit to Vietnam by the […]

Pursuing the Dream

What You Need to Know About DACA, Immigration, and Beyond From Brave New Films   In Trump’s America, it seems that no one is safe from detention and deportation, even if you have legal grounds to be in the United States. What side of history will you be on? Demand your elected officials defend immigrants […]

Sun Dog

By Ruth Nolan  All that backyard and (no) watchdog, my grass is uneasy He says he knows, he knows what it’s like to go from desert heat to the cold and back. I just returned from rainy fog in San Francisco, he did time at the fire prison camp in Susanville. He says he was […]

Writers Read at Fallbrook Library Presents

Conney D. Williams and special guest Natalie Patterson Celebrating National Poetry Month   Date: Tuesday, April 11, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook Conney D. Williams, a poet, actor and performance artist, originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, is a favorite at Writers Read. He’s with us this month to share new works and celebrate […]

Lentil Soup

  By Penny Perry for Lisa A coyote calls to its kin. A rabbit shifts under porch light. Lizards, coyotes, hummingbirds, foxes—your daughter, Natalie, rescued, nursed them all. It is my turn, now, Lisa. I’ve simmered curry, garlic, lentils, celery, bay leaf, hot cayenne, on this early summer night, two days past the solstice, this […]

Creative Writing Workshops Spring-Summer Schedule

Writers Read at Fallbrook Library Offers Two New Creative Writing Workshops   Writing for Our Lives – April-May 2017 Women’s voices are censored—often silenced—in a multitude of spirit-crushing ways. This creative writing workshop encourages women of all ages to explore our voices, our experiences, our spirits, and to write our stories, loud and clear. Creative writing is a process of self-exploration […]

Declaration of Defendence

  By Conney D. Williams I save my tears for weddings and presidential elections while America the beneficent thrusts anthems up our spleens the pasty ballot of deprecation without representation please GOD, bless Ol’ Glory with sufficient stars and stripes to vandalize my person until even bowels lose their allegiance I am a casualty of […]

Blue Tattoo

By Ruth Nolan —The story of Olive Oatman—   We took care of her, the white girl, the grandson of the last traditional chief of the Mojave Indians told the crowd in 2012, at the 13th celebration of the victory of Ward Valley no radioactive waste facility here. This valley is where our deceased follow […]

Writers Read at Fallbrook Library Presents

David Putnam on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 reading and discussing The Vanquished, a Bruno Johnson novel   Preceded by open mic for original poetry and prose Date: Tuesday, March 14, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook The Vanquished (Oceanview Publishing, February 2017) is David Putnam’s fourth novel in his Bruno Johnson series. The best-selling author has […]

Book review: Goosestep by Harold Jaffe

By Kit-Bacon Gressitt   While a tide of new political activists is frothing across the nation, one seasoned revolutionary is quietly practicing his decades-long resistance in Mission Hills. Harold Jaffe, author and SDSU professor, continues his quest to challenge popular perception in his 24th book, Goosestep: Fictions and Docufictions (Journal of Experimental Fiction Books, November […]