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Petaluma water ways - voice of the river
Share your passion for the Petaluma River by contributing your creativity to Voice of The River.
Beginning in 2010, Voice of the River is an ongoing public expression through poetry, painting, photography, prose, and music. You can contribute a page (PDF) to the circulating, one-of-a-kind anthology, or a video to our video blog.
It's easy to contribute! Take a moment. Imagine the river. Walk along its banks. Write a poem or story. Paint or draw a river view. Send a page to us. Or contribute short video (email for arrangements).
SEND US ONE PAGE OF YOUR CREATIVE WORK— ABOUT THE PETALUMA RIVER:
river sketch map
plein air painting
interview with an elder
Native American story
notes while rowing
love letter to the river
photograph song lyrics ode
thoughts at lunch
• Send one page, must be 8 ½ x 11.
• Please, only writing / artwork about the Petaluma River, suitable for family reading!
• Send photocopies of original artwork! We will not return work, and will exhibit or publish with one-time rights only.
• Write your name on your page. Enclose a separate note with your email address. (Groups and teachers can provide one email address.)
Together, let's celebrate how the river inspires us — historically, personally, and as a vibrant and creative city with a river running through it! Watch this space for announcements of upcoming workshops and events.
Mail your page, or drop it off—
Voice of the River
c/o Drew Halter
Petaluma Community Center
320 N McDowell Blvd Petaluma, CA 94954-2352
Or email (PDF only!) your page!
OPEN CALL FOR WRITERS AND ARTISTS, PICNICKERS, TEENAGERS, COMMUNITY LEADERS, SWIMMERS, SCOUTS, ROWERS, HISTORIANS, NIÑOS, POETS, OCTOGENARIANS, SCIENTISTS, OTTER-ADMIRERS, PESCADORES, CYCLISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, KAYAKERS, AND CLOUD-WATCHERS!
320 N McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
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