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.
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.