Posts Tagged ‘writing’

Save a City College class!

Eight hundred City College classes are being cancelled during the next school year due to the California budget disaster and the generally crappy economy, but you can save a class and have it named after you by donating $6000 to the school.

Just find the cancelled classes in their online schedule — the Music Department, for example, looks like this, with the cancelled classes highlighted in red:


As a late Father’s Day present, how about choosing something your Dad loves, and naming a City College class in the subject after him? For example, The A.E. Pritchard class in electric organ. (I don’t think they have a class in electric organ, but you get the idea.) Does the $6000 sound a little pricy in this economy? How about getting your friends to chip in? Maybe your writing group would like to sponsor a “Basic Writing” class. Because it’s time to stop making fun of people who can’t write and do something about it.

Marin’s Kay Ryan named US Poet Laureate

Poet Kay Ryan, who lives in Fairfax and teaches at the College of Main, has been named the latest U.S. Poet Laureate.

She was born in San Jose and has lived in Californnia much of her life. As far as I can tell from a quick survey of the list of poet laureates of the U.S., she is the first lesbian poet laureate.

Her selection made her books the top sellers of poetry at But not for long, because the online bookseller quickly ran out of stock of Ryan’s works, the AP reported.

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