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Tuesdays at 2

December 6

2-2:45 pm

Poetry Reading!

with Fred Whitlock

Here are some holiday haikus for you!


For Chanukah:

Spin the top now

Sing "S'vivon sov sov,"

Dreidel spin spin spin


For Christmas:

Warm Christmas mulled wine

Sipped on a cold winter’s night

Makes everything right


For Kwanzaa:

We see one leaf fall

Every single branch feels it

Umoja means one.


Bring any poems that you would like to read to the group (it does not have to be about the holidays), either by favorite authors or verses that you yourself have written (or just come to listen). Our fearless leader, Fred, usually has one or more new poems for us each time that we meet, and we love hearing his poems!  We have interesting discussions about what we like about poems that are read and what they mean to us. (If a poem was written by a participant, we give feedback only with the poet’s permission). 


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About Fred:  Fred Whitlock is a Church in Ocean Park member, poet and former journalist. He has given readings in New England and Los Angeles over the years, and he took over a past Poetry Reading Series at the church and ran it for several years.  In the past, Poetry Readings on Tuesdays@2 have generally been on the second Tuesday of each month, but now you will usually find them on the first Tuesday of the month.