November 11, 2023


Day and Time
Saturday Nov 11, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Come celebrate the poetry book launch of "Essential Astonishments: Poetic Reflections for Awakening" which includes our own Atul Ranchod with Gina Mazza and other contributors, Scott A. Terrell, Donna Knutson, Meredith Lowry and Gershon Mitchel. It will be held at the Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula, 740 E Main Street, Santa Paula, California. The event is from 5-7 PM and will feature a Welcome by Rev. Maddie Sifantus, Readings by Atul Ranchod, live music by Eduardo del Signore from A Call to Peace. Light snacks and refreshments by Gunsmoke Restaurant. Free. In person only. Books available for purchase.

"Astonishment is the quintessence of life fully expressed, yet it is something we cannot will ourselves to feel...Poetry suspends us above the daily drift of ordinariness and alights that spark of awe. It beseeches us to question everything, to see beauty and grace in pain and chaos. Poetry encourages us to be wilder in the midst of bewilderment. For this reason, it is an essential tool for coming to a place of balance, acceptance and peace" ~Gina Mazza