Cynthia Leslie-Bole is a writing coach, editor, and certified Amherst Writers and Artists Method group leader who has published in Pure Slush, Rootstalk, Moonshine Ink’s Creative Brew and the just-released anthology Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California. Her first collection of poetry, The Luminous In-Between, invites us to experience the radiance of one woman’s evolution through marriage, motherhood, spiritual individuation, and kinship with nature. This lyrical volume celebrates our innate capacity to create, heal, and perceive what lies beyond the ordinary in ‘the luminous in-between.’ Cynthia lives in Orinda.
Sally Bolger is a writer, explorer, and conservationist. Born in Lafayette and raised in Orinda, Sally now travels the world, engaging in on-the-ground conservation efforts, returning to tell the tales of her adventures in poetry, fiction, and spoken word. Sally's first book for children, Fun in the Mud - a Wetlands Tale, has been named a Hot Off the Press pick by the Children's Book Council.
Hosted by Poet Laureate, Amy Glynn. Amy's second collection,Romance Language, is forthcoming from Measure Press in fall 2019.