Saturday, August 23, 2008

Lee Herrick and David Smith-Ferri Poetry Reading, Livermore, CA, September 7, 2008

Livermore’s Poet Laureate, Connie Post, invites you to attend a continuing Livermore Poetry Series held at the Martinelli Conference and Event Center


Sunday, September 7, 2008
2-4 p.m.

“Let the words become the wine”

Featured Poets: Lee Herrick and David Smith Ferri

Lee Herrick is the author of This Many Miles from Desire (WordTech Editions, 2007). He was born south of Seoul, Korea and adopted at ten months. His poems have been published in the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Berkeley Poetry Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, The Bloomsbury Review, Many Mountains Moving, and MiPOesias, among others, and in anthologies such as Seeds from a Silent Tree: An Anthology of Korean Adoptees, Hurricane Blues: Poems About Katrina and Rita, and Highway 99: A Literary Journey through California’s Great Central Valley, 2nd edition. He is the founding editor of In the Grove and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He teaches at Fresno City College and lives in Fresno, California.

David Smith-Ferri is an activist poet, whose book, Battlefield without Borders (, portrays his encounters with Iraqi people and the events that have shaped their lives over the last eight years. Many of the poems were written in Iraq and in Jordan, during three visits to the Middle East. All proceeds from the sale of his book (the entire sale price) go to Iraqi victims of this war, through a small, grassroots program of urgent medical care called Direct Aid Iraq ( The current Poet Laureate of Ukiah, CA and a winner of the Janice Farrell Poetry Prize, Smith-Ferri has read his poetry at events and on radio stations across the country, including recently on Democracy Now!

As Always, Wine and Words takes place at the Martinelli Event Center in the beautiful wine country in Livermore!! Catered by Garre Winery and Café.

3585 Greenville Rd, Livermore, CA


Take Vasco Rd Off highway 580: Follow to Tesla

Left on Tesla, left on Greenville. Then left info parking lot

Look for sign “Wine and Words” and "Martinelli Event Center" sign....and look for balloons on fence!!

or go to for a map

* Featured Readers begin at 2 p.m. Open Mic will take place after a short break (one poem per reader- 40 lines or less) * ($5.00 for admission) * free to students with valid ID * contact: for further information


connie said...

This is Connie Post
Thank you for advertising this event
However the date is Sept 7th, Sunday

(not the 8th)
can you please correct this?)
thank you

Lee Herrick said...

i corrected it. thanks, connie. see you there.