Barbara Mossberg Presents a Play Concert - Friday, April 19th at 5:30pm butterfly

Published: Mar 19, 2024

Join Us April 19, 2024 Hear! Hear! 5:30 pm for earth day/birthday cheer
A world premiere
Our own California laureate/Forever Poet in Residence Dr. Barbara Mossberg’s original tribute to the woman behind the man. 

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Dr. Barbara Mossberg is an award-winning poet, actor, dramaturg, puppeteer, radio show host, author, professor, College President emerita, former and forever Poet in Residence for Pacific Grove, and an international scholar of John Muir, but she is not a singer, nor a composer. Nevertheless, she has been inspired to imagine the music in a story she has researched for fifty years: it is through poetry she finds the songs, “The Glory!,” that she will share with her beloved Peninsula community. She currently serves as Professor of Practice for the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon teaching Eco Literature and the Green Imagination, Environments of Revolutionary Imagination (Oxford), as well as The Art of Living and Thinking Like the Sun. A Fulbright Specialist, and holder of the federal appointment as U.S. Scholar in Residence (USIA), she has lectured on John Muir in the summers for the Sierra Club in Yosemite National Park, and came to the Peninsula in 2002 as Dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for CSUMB. She directed the Integrated Studies Program (ISSM) from 2004-2013, and became Poet in Residence for Pacific Grove in 2010. Her book on the experience, including sightings of John Muir and his wife Louie Wanda, is Here for the Present, A Grammar of Happiness in the Present Imperfect, Live from the Poet’s Perch, by Park Place Publications. She is a featured speaker for the Pacific Grove Public Library since 2010, and has been seen on stage at the Cherry Center (Carmel) for one-woman shows on Muir, Emily Dickinson, Jeanne D’Orge, and other “famous immortal spirits.” She teaches Memoir Workshops for the Pacific Grove Public Library and Thoreau Farmhouse.

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