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January 28, 2008
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Three distinct poetic voices to be celebrated at reading

Two poets from Sacramento - Kathleen Lynch and Susan Kelly-DeWitt - and Nevada City's own Molly Fisk will read their poetry and discuss their process Saturday, 1:30 p.m., at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main St. in Grass Valley.

The event, titled "Celebration of Women's Voices: Poetry readings by three of Northern California's premiere women poets," is sponsored by the Nevada County Branch of the American Association of University Women and is free to members and $5 for the public.

The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing. Contact the AAUW information line number at (530) 477-8847; or e-mail Debbie at

Excerpt from 'APPLE BLOSSOMS'

by Susan Kelly-DeWitt

One evening in winter

when nothing has been enough,

When the days are too short,

the nights too long

and cheerless, the secret

and docile buds of the apple

blossoms begin their quick

ascent to light. . . .

. . . .the blossoms open

like pink thimbles

and that black dollop

of shine called

bumblebee stumbles in.

Copyright 2002 by Susan Kelly-DeWitt

from "To a Small Moth," Poet's Corner Press

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