WordTemple Host Katherine Hastings Chosen Sonoma County Poet Laureate

Dec 13, 2013

Santa Rosa poet Katherine Hastings has been chosen as Sonoma County’s eighth Poet Laureate. She is a widely published poet and a stalwart promoter of poetry. Her well-known projects include the WordTemple Poetry Series, which she founded in 2005. In the series she brings together world-renowned, nationally-known, and local poets. Since 2007 she has hosted the companion WordTemple radio program on KRCB Radio 91, and has recently launched the WordTemple Arts & Lecture series at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. WordTemple can be heard on Radio 91 on the third Sunday of every month at 4 P.M. 

WordTemple host Katherine Hastings is the new poet laureate of Sonoma County.

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will proclaim her Poet Laureate at their meeting on January 14, and she will be honored on Sunday, January 19, at 2 P.M. at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. For information, visit www.sebarts.org.

Listen to poems by Katherine Hastings, Sonoma County's new poet laureate