April 21, 2017 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. -- Poetry Salon with Marcia Meier - Santa Barbara, CA.
April 22, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. -- Poetry Workshop with Marcia Meier - Santa Barbara, CA.
April 25, 2017 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. -- Literally Reading Series - The Shop at Flywheel Press, 309 7th Ave., San Mateo, CA. 94401
April 29, 2017 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. -- Poetry Reading with Sherrirose Walker - Florey's Books, 2120 Palmetto Ave., Pacifica, CA. 94044
May 5, 2017 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. -- Poetry Salon with Michelle Wing - Las Cruces, New Mexico
May 7, 2017 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. -- Poetry Celebration with Barbara Rockman - Santa Fe, New Mexico
June 8, 2017 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. -- Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series - Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito, CA.
March 8, 2017 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Not Dead Yet Poetry Reading with Peter Carroll - Main Gallery, 1018 Main Gallery, Redwood City, CA. 94063
Saturday March 4th, 2017
Everyday Pilgrimages: Metaphors, Questions, and Omens: A Joint Poetry Workshop co-taught by Lisa Rizzo and Tania Pryputniewicz
10-12 am at San Diego Writers, Ink
In Always a Blue House (Saddle Road Press, December 2016), Lisa Rizzo’s poems range between the earthbound house of human perception and the limitless plane of soul questions elicited by opening one’s heart to the blue angel of poetry. Whether she is listening in the depths of the Oregon Caves for “what had not yet been unearthed” or asking of her readers, “will you follow me?” Rizzo’s questions linger: “What gifts do I give?” “Does faith remain when memory is lost?” In November Butterfly, Tania Pryputniewicz introduces the reader to the lives of iconic women. Through personae poems, she explores metaphors and offers similar invitations: “Let us begin with the worm / its translucent omen…”
Join both poets for a two-hour workshop exploring the ways we can use metaphors, questions, and omens to write the poetry of our lives. Bring pencil and paper and write with us. Class time will allow for a close look at a few poems from each writer’s collection as a starting point for creating your own work, writing time, and sharing time. Course fee includes a copy of Rizzo’s Always a Blue House.
March 3, 2017 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. -- 1st Friday's Not Dead Yet Poetry Reading with Tania Pryputniewicz - Inspiration Gallery, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, Suite 204, San Diego, CA.
Always a Blue House Launch and Birthday Party
December 3, 2016
It was a wonderful night. Thank you to all who came out to help me celebrate!
Sea Ranch Writing Retreat June 2016
With Tania Pryputniewicz, Ruth Thompson, Barbara Yoder, Barbara Rockman, Michelle Wing, Marcia Meier, Sandra Hunter and Jayne Benjulian.
A Room of Her Own Foundation Writer Retreat (August 2013)
In August 2013, I once again climbed up the mesa to the Tumbleweed bunkhouse at Ghost Ranch for A Room of Her Own Foundation's Writer Retreat. . As I expected, it was an exhilarating experience to write among red desert rocks under a brilliant sky. And I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to be in the company of 100 brilliant women writers. I am inspired by their eloquent words and grateful for friendships, both new and renewed. Not even the cafeteria food could dampen my enthusiasm!
January 26th, 2013
This evening I was invited to be a featured reader along with Casey FitzSimons at Florey's Bookstore in Pacifica, CA. Our reading was followed by an open mic. Organized by Sherri Rose Walker, it was a wonderful evening with a full house of poetry fans.
February 12th, 2012
I received my awards from the Bay Area Poets Coalition. Two of my poems won 1st and 2nd prizes in 2 categories. Of course I’m thrilled! One of the poems, “Sunrise With Mountain” was born during my week at Ghost Ranch.
I attended the week long AROHO Women Writer’s Retreat at Ghost Ranch -- What an inspiring place to be with such a fantastic group of creative women writers. I tried to channel Georgia O’Keefe’s creative spirit as much as possible. I wrote and wrote and wrote...