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Robin reading at the Chadwick Garden


Sunday, November 15 , 2:00 PM

Open Reading with featured reader Robin Somers.

Main Library upstairs Meeting Room, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz. Attendance free. Presented by Poetry Santa Cruz and hosted by Joyce Keller.

Hey there!

You’ve found the entry point to what matters in my life. And because we’re sharing space and time, I invite you in earnest to explore further. You can see some of what I write and what I teach at the University of California Santa Cruz.

If you’re interested in spreading the butter about the organic food movement, I’ve posted my syllabus to “The Meaning of Food.” In this class, which I teach at the University of California, Santa Cruz, students write about how the food we grow, harvest, buy, cook, and eat shapes culture.

Coming soon:

Food & Farms
In my world of farmers markets, I often come across savory factoids about “food and farms,” even a recipe or two from the customers who buy vegetables grown at my son’s farm, Dirty Girl Produce.

In my “family” link, I’ll be writing tips and tricks I’ve been picking up along the way from my three young grandsons. I’ve made safe passage to the blissful peak of grandmotherhood. I’ll include pictures of my two dog grandkids, Poncho and Pixie, the smartest farm dogs you’ll ever run into, and their sidekick Earl, the gnarliest tomcat this side of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

I'll list my favorite children’s parks and favorite family adventures from San Francisco to Baja. My weblog is a sauté of these things—writing, grandchildren, children, marriage, art, farm and food. Dig in. I hope to hear from you soon.

‘til then,


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