Reading from Slow Unraveling of Living Ghosts: by Johnny Bender and Cati Porter
November 7, 2020 –
November 7, 2020 3:30 pm | Free | Registration Required
Inlandia Institute Board President Johnny Bender and Executive Director Cati Porter to read from their pandemic-inspired collaborative chapbook, Slow Unravelling of Living Ghosts, as the closing event for the Moreno Valley Writers Expo. Purchase a signed copy of this limited edition chapbook for $10 here, while supplies last.
Free and open to the public but RSVP required: https://tinyurl.com/SULGReading
Also featuring readings by Larry Burns, S. Kay Murphy, Anna Christian, and more! Complete author lineup with registration links for each session are available on Moreno Valley Public Library's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/MorenoValleyPublicLibrary/)
Poet and doghouse-bass player Johnny Bender follows the Beat tradition in attitude but also enjoys fiddling with form. He lives with his longtime wife, Rene, near the Box Springs Mountains in beautiful Moreno Valley. A short workshop he took with Allen Ginsberg at Naropa Institute in summer 1982 inspired Bender to start the poetry performance troupe “Poets in Distress” that same year.
Cati Porter is a poet, editor, essayist, arts administrator, wife, mother, daughter, friend. She is the author of nine books and chapbooks, most recently The Body at a Loss and Slow Unraveling with Living Ghosts, a collaborative chapbook with Johnny Bender and illustrated by Steve "Lu" Lossing. Her poems, and essays have been published in a variety of venues both in print and online. She now lives in Riverside where she has been sheltering in place since March 19, 2020.