Trina Drotar, a San Francisco native, comes to poetry through prose, art, music, and design. She is the recipient of two Bazzanella literary awards, the Karen Warmdahl Memorial award for creative nonfiction, and several other awards. She has studied poetry, fiction, art, memoir, and screenwriting,and is currently working on a poetry collection entitled In the Night Garden, a collection of short stories entitled Missing and Other Stories, and a collection of dream pieces. Cormorant in the Desert was published by Rattlesnake Press in 2011, and her work has appeared on Medusa’s Kitchen and in The Ophidian 01, Able Muse, Brevities, Illuminating Echoes, Primal Urge: A Journal for Diverse Humans, Rattle, Sacramento News and Review, Word Riot, and WTF.
Sandy Thomas’s chapbooks include Matchbook Girl (2011) and These Stones (2009), both from Two Trees Indie Press. Her poems and images have appeared in Medusa’s Kitchen, The Ophidian 01, Poems-For-All, Poetry Now, Poetry Now Presents, Primal Urge, Rattlesnake Review, Sacramento News and Review, Sacramento Press and WTF. She is currently working on The Mastery of Momentum, a self-defense book and is a regular contributor to Sacramento News and Review and Sacramento Press. She received her M.S. at CSUS.
Following the poetry reading, there will be light refreshment and an opportunity to purchase chap books and have them signed by Drotar and Thomas. All are welcome!