On the publishing side 
​of things, during 2014 we
​published two new poetry books,
the first, “The Long Blue Room,”
by Joan Gelfand, and the second,
​“A Word for All Seasons,” the 5th Anthology for the Benicia First Tuesday Poetry Group. Both books were received well and celebrated with the authors at readings at the Benicia Public Library.
The Salons are intended for everyone who loves literature, to read as well as write. The conversations are about stories, what makes them compelling, what does not, what are some good stories or non-fiction pieces that we haven’t read or perhaps those we can revisit and enjoy. We are hoping that people who love to read as well as write and talk about the humanities will turn off their electronic devices for an hour or so, have a glass of wine or cup of coffee and have an interesting, real-time conversation.
Going back to 2015! Beginning with several Salons led by board members including several guest speakers. These were held on Monday nights at various venues in Benicia with the sixth completed at Bookshop Benicia at 636 First Street Benicia. Check out our results, other Projects and Events under "Announcements."