"How We Say It": Next Class, Thursday, May 11, 2023, @ 2:30 PM PST and continues on Thursdays, May 25, June 8, June 22, and July 6, 2023, all classes at 2:30 PM.

Cal Vets Free Online Poetry Workshop (16)     We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community…Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own…Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures. Caesar Chavez

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Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Jim Moreno at jimpoet@hotmail.com

San Diego Poet Jim Moreno Announces An Ongoing Zoom Poetry Workshop: How We Say It: The Poetry of California Veterans continuing on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 2:30 P.M. PST.

San Diego, CA ―In cooperation with Poets & Writers’ goal of offering pro bono poetry classes to California groups, poet Jim Moreno will offer free online poetry classes to California Veterans. The poetry workshop titled, How We Say It Online Poetry Workshops will be held on Thursday, May 11, May 25, June 8, June 22, & July 6, 2023.

These free online classes will be held from 2:30 PM until 4:30 PM   PST for any National Veteran and also any Deported Veteran. Mr. Moreno, a Vietnam Veteran, will facilitate this poem-writing class that will include poems by veterans, film clips of poetry, poetry prompts, poetry composition, and reading of the original poems by the opportunity of writing in community. Much different than writing alone.

Participating National Veterans and Deported Veterans will have the option of being published. At the end of the six months veterans will be asked to submit one poem for publishing in the next edition of the 2024-2025 San Diego Poetry Annual’s Chapter for Veterans.

Any  Veteran is eligible for this poem-making workshop. There is no fee to attend. Deported veterans are welcome to attend. No alcohol or drugs on the day of each poetry workshop.

On Thursday, May 11, 2023 click on the following link to enter the meeting room: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84142725900

Jim Moreno is a teaching artist with San Diego Writers, Ink. He also taught poetry at Arts Connection San Diego where he was voted the Residency Teaching Artist of the Year for 2016-2017. Moreno is on the Advisory Board of the Poetic Medicine Institute in Palo Alto California and a Regional Editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual’s adult, Native American, and Juvenile Hall chapters. Moreno is the author of Dancing in Dissent: Poetry for Activism (Dolphin Calling Press, 2007). He’s co-editor with Mary Kowit and Joseph D. Milosch of Poems that Speak to Us: Selected Poems of Steve Kowit (Garden Oak Press, 2021). As co-editor with Joe Milosch, Jim’s third book, The Activists Poetry Anthology: Selected Poems for Good Trouble (Garden Oak Press, 2022) was published July 18, 2022. Moreno began providing a virtual pro bono poetry workshop for California veterans that began on November 11, 2022, Veterans Day, at 10:00 AM (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84142725900).

Information: [email protected] or 760 802-2449