The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center will host poet Glenna Luschei for two-consecutive Sunday workshops on Oct. 27 (for youth) and Nov. 3 (for adults). Luschei has travelled widely in her long writing career, founded the literary magazine Café Solo in San Luis Obispo in 1969 and taught at California Polytechnic State University. Having attended the prestigious Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Luschei also earned a Ph.D. in Hispanic languages and literatures at UC Santa Barbara, as well as an honorary doctorate from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, North Carolina. She served as a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, and was named Poet Laureate of San Luis Obispo in 2000.

Luschei’s workshop is titled “Where I came from—a response to photographs in English and Spanish,” and participants are invited to respond verbally or in writing to Patricia Houghton-Clarke’s portraits from the “Facing Ourselves” exhibit. A public reading will be given in the Arts Center courtyard on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. by first-generation immigrants, with a presentation by Santa Barbara Poet Laureate Laure-Anne Bosselaar, who is an immigrant from Belgium. The cost is $15 for non-members, and $13.50 for CAC members. To register, or for more information, visit or call (805) 684-7789.

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