UPCOMING READINGS for my most recent publication: 


…An Ekphrastic poetry collection inspired by artist David Park’s Genesis Suite, and published by Frog on the Moon A small press…



MLT at Montalvo

Vibrant Words-Book Launch Party



With Los Gatos Poet Laureate Erica Goss & Friends at the Warren Hutton House, near Saratoga Civic Center

The poetry reading is scheduled for Saturday, MARCH 23, 2013, between 11:00a.m.—12:00p.m. 

Readers include: Parthenia Hicks, Mary Lou Taylor, Nils Peterson, and Erica Goss.

For program details, check



Rick Glaze

Singer-Songwriter Rick Glaze and his accompanist on the flute, Mari Aranoff, started the evening off with a series of songs, country songs with a Silicon Valley twist. Great voice, and Rick writes his own songs, plays the guitar like the pro he is, and has his own successful business. He and Mari, who plays a mean flute (or two), hit just the right tone. Kevin emceed the evening with his usual aplomb. We all now know that he would give anything for a Mustang convertible. Gotta hear that song again.

You missed out if you missed the evening. An interested group who listened to the poetry readings with attention and clapped often enough to show they enjoyed the evening, but not too many poets in the audience. Charles and Kathie Isaac-Luke came down from Sonora; good to visit with them. And the table was a huge draw—hearty hors d’oeuvres—that wasn’t the exact term. We made dinner from the ham, biscuits, deviled eggs, sausage, cheese and crackers, platters of vegetables and dip…and frosted cupcakes, large and small, for dessert. Wine throughout in a beautiful setting. What an evening!

Nils was with us in spirit. He sent four of his poems, three on the Northwest Territory and one describing himself in terms of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Prologue to The Canterbury Tales. And a 1400 character he became. Great fun to use his idea as a future exercise. Four of us read his poems (Pushpa, Dennis Noren, Kathy Goldbach, and me) and one each of our own. A break and Sally Ashton was featured, reading from two of her newly-published works, Her Name Is Juanita and Some Odd Afternoon. She began with Billy Collins, the right thing to do with an audience not accustomed to poetry readings. And Sally is a terrific reader; she moves those poems along.

After one more gig by Rick and Mari the evening was over. Pushpa folded up her video camera with all its memories intact. But people stayed on, talking and laughing, gazing out the huge windows at the stars. Much planning and much work for the host and hostess, but this evening of poetry and song couldn’t be topped—a more than successful fundraiser for Poetry Center San Jose.


April 10, 2010, Sat. 1:00 p.m. San Jose Museum of Art
Poetry Invitational Inspired by Real & HyperReal

Mary Lou Talylor will be reading at San Jose Museum of Art, along with nine other poets, who have been invited by Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County Nils Peterson to read works inspired by SJMA’s exhibition Real and HyperReal.

Mar 8, 2010: Reading at Willow Glen Library, San Jose ‘The Call:An Anthology of Women’s Writing’.
Feb 6, 2010: ‘Hooray for Hollywood’ Celebrity Luncheon

2 comments on “EVENTS

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