From top left, Dani Bitetti-Salazar, Sam Goldberg, Cameron Pearl, Eben Bold, Trevor Brown, Neil Wilkerson, Britta Schramm, Joseph Thompson and Bethany Day. From bottom left, Michaelle Sutton, Jessica Cooke, Moriah Hein and Jacob Thompson. Not pictured: Casey Curtisand Matt Mesibov. Courtesy photo
Mesa Public Library will be open late Friday, Oct. 13, in order to take part in the Evening of Arts and Culture, happening at nine locations throughout downtown Los Alamos. Music, performing arts, theater, dance, visual art and poetry will all be presented free of charge.
The Library’s schedule for the evening begins with a poetry reading at 6 p.m. by Episcopal priest Christopher Adams.
His biography states “Christopher Adams is the senior priest at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church here in Los Alamos. He has been writing poetry since high school. He uses poetry as a tool for self-reflection and self-discovery, and enjoys the process of shaping words to capture moments of vulnerability and joy.”
At 6:30 p.m., poet Kelly Dolejsi will read from her work. Dolejsi, a climbing instructor at the Los Alamos Family YMCA, earned her MFA from Emerson College in 2003. Her work has been published most recently in Timberline Review, North American Review, Fifth Wednesday, Denver Quarterly, West Texas Literary Review, Allegro, Fiolet and Wing, Vine Leaves Literary Review, Up the Staircase Quarterly and 1001.
At 7 p.m., student poets from the Humanities class at Los Alamos High School will read from their work. Scheduled to read are Dani Bitetti-Salazar, Sam Goldberg, Cameron Pearl, Eben Bold, Trevor Brown, Neil Wilkerson, Britta Schramm, Joseph Thompson and Bethany Day, Michaelle Sutton, Jessica Cooke, Moriah Hein and Jacob Thompson. Casey Curtis and Matt Mesibov also are scheduled to read.
At 7:30 p.m., poet Michelle Holland will read from her work. Holland lives and writes in Chimayó. Her poetry has been anthologized nationally, and her most recent poems can be found in the Haiku Journal, About Place Journal and Zingara Poet. Her poetry publications include “Event Horizon,” in The Sound a Raven Makes, 2007 New Mexico Book Award winner, published by Tres Chicas Press, and Chaos Theory, Sin Fronteras Press.
Poet Michelle Holland. Courtesy photo
Poet Kelly Dolejsi. Courtesy photo
Father Christopher Adams. Courtesy photo