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Date(s) - 12/05/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Listen to an interview with Fairfield’s first Poet Laureate Juanita Martin on OZCAT radio 89.5 FM on December 5
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Juanita J. Martin is Fairfield’s first poet laureate, 2010-2012. She’s also a freelance writer, and performance artist. Her poetry book, The Lighthouse Beckons, was accepted into the Solano County Library. Martin’s next volume of poems, Quiet Intensity, is due out in 2019. She’s published in Blue Collar Review, SoMa Literary Review, and others. Juanita is active in Ina Coolbrith Circle, and Benicia First Tuesday Poets. Juanita was also a longtime member of Redwood Writers from 2007-2017.

Juanita is listed with Poets & Writers Directory of Poets. She has read at the Frank Bette Cultural Center for the Alameda Poets in the Annual Black History event. She often reads for the Beat Poetry Festival and 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Juanita has been a featured reader with Healdsburg Literary Guild, Petaluma Poetry Walk 2007 & 2016, as well as Berkeley Poetry Festival. She has also contributed to Sonoma Discoveries Magazine, a tourist magazine covering North & West Sonoma County, and the Coast.