Squire Events

Filtering by: Squire Events

Jodie Hollander Chicago Book Tour
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Jodie Hollander Chicago Book Tour

This April, Jodie will be in Chicago for four readings and signings for her recently released collection of poetry, My Dark Horses.

Jodie Chicago readings

About Jodie Hollander

Jodie Hollander (a Squire Foundation Artist in Residence Alum) was raised in a family of classical musicians. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Poetry Review, The Dark Horse, The Rialto, Verse Daily, The Warwick Review, The Manchester Review, Australia’s Best Poems, 2011, and Australia’s Best Poems of 2015. Her debut pamphlet, The Humane Society, was released with Tall-Lighthouse in 2012. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa, and was awarded a MacDowell Colony fellowship in 2015.

From My Dark Horses

My Dark Horses

If only I were more like my dark horses,
I wouldn’t have to worry all the time
that I was running too little and resting too much.
I’d spend my hours grazing in the sunlight
and taking long naps in the vast pastures.
And when it was time to move along I’d know;
I’d spend some time with all those that I’d loved,
then disappear into a gathering of trees.

If only I were more like my dark horses,
I wouldn’t be so frightened of the storms;
instead, when the clouds began to gather and fill
I’d make my way calmly to the shed,
and stand close to all the other horses.
Together, we’d let the rain fall round us,
knowing as darkness passes overhead
that above all, this is the time to be still.

Jodie Hollander

Click here for more information on My Dark Horses by Jodie Hollander.

View Event →
CRAV: Artful Sensations Featuring Linda Stein
Mar
22
5:30 PM17:30

CRAV: Artful Sensations Featuring Linda Stein

FEATURED ARTISTS/ENTERTAINMENT INCLUDE:

  • Linda Stein (Squire Artist in Residence) and her "Fluidity of Gender" exhibition on view with her body armor sculptures available to try on
  • Nicole Berry (Squire Community Artist) photo booth for posing with the Body Armor
  • Carl Sutton's vermouth available for tasting
  • Acetones A Capella from UCSB
  • Transgender live transformation with Vivian Storm
  • Vivian Storm Drag Queen performance
  • Portrait sketch artist
SQU_CRAVFlyer_March.jpg

    Enjoy this video from last year's CRAV event!

    View Event →
    Poetry Reading with Jodie Hollander and John Ridland
    Jan
    25
    6:00 PM18:00

    Poetry Reading with Jodie Hollander and John Ridland

    Jodie Poetry Reading

    On behalf of the Squire Foundation and Liverpool University Press, you are invited to Jodie Hollander’s readings of her debut poetry collection, My Dark Horses ($19.95 Liverpool University Press).

    Jodie Hollander will read from My Dark Horses at the Squire Foundation, Santa Barbara on 25th January alongside fellow poet, John Ridland, who will read from his recent collections Epitome and Epiphany and Mountain Music.

    RSVP to jana@thesquirefoundation.org for location and directions.

    About Jodie Hollander

    Jodie Hollander (a Squire Foundation Artist in Residence Alum) was raised in a family of classical musicians. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Poetry Review, The Dark Horse, The Rialto, Verse Daily, The Warwick Review, The Manchester Review, Australia’s Best Poems, 2011, and Australia’s Best Poems of 2015. Her debut pamphlet, The Humane Society, was released with Tall-Lighthouse in 2012. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in South Africa, and was awarded a MacDowell Colony fellowship in 2015.

    About John Ridland

    John Ridland taught English literature and creative writing at UCSB from 1961 to 2005. He and his wife Muriel wrote And Say What He Is: The Life of a Special Child (MIT Press, 1975). An Epitome and Epiphany, based on that story, has been recently issued from the Dowitcher Press in Santa Barbara. Since retiring he has published two books of his own poems, Happy in an Ordinary Thing and Mountain Music, and one translation from Middle English (Sir Gawain and the Green Knight) with another forthcoming, Pearl, by the same poet; and three books translated from the Hungarian poets Sándor Petöfi, Sándor Márai, and Miklós Radnóti, the latter two with Peter V. Czipott. For the Petöfi volume, John the Valiant, he was presented the Balassi Sword Award, and in 2017 he was named a Mid-Coast Literary Treasure.

    From My Dark Horses

    My Dark Horses

    If only I were more like my dark horses,
    I wouldn’t have to worry all the time
    that I was running too little and resting too much.
    I’d spend my hours grazing in the sunlight
    and taking long naps in the vast pastures.
    And when it was time to move along I’d know;
    I’d spend some time with all those that I’d loved,
    then disappear into a gathering of trees.

    If only I were more like my dark horses,
    I wouldn’t be so frightened of the storms;
    instead, when the clouds began to gather and fill
    I’d make my way calmly to the shed,
    and stand close to all the other horses.
    Together, we’d let the rain fall round us,
    knowing as darkness passes overhead
    that above all, this is the time to be still.

    Jodie Hollander

    Click here for more information on My Dark Horses by Jodie Hollander.

    View Event →
    CANCELED - Louis Landon Solo Piano Concert
    Jan
    14
    7:00 PM19:00

    CANCELED - Louis Landon Solo Piano Concert

    LouisLandonPoster.jpg

    This event has been CANCELED due to complications from the flooding/mudslides

    Louis Landon is a composer, Steinway artist and pianist for peace. His career has taken him around the world playing a variety of styles with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry: classical music for Mikhail Baryshnikov on national and international tours, Latin music with "Pucho and his Lain Soul Brothers" on national and international tours, pop music with Rupert "Pina Colada Song" Holmes on television and national tours, rock and roll with John Hall, opening for "Little Feat" on national tours. For the past 28 years, through his production company, Landon Music Company, he has written and produced music for film, video, and commercials, including three ears of "best plays" and bloopers" commercials for the National Basketball Association. He has released 26 albums/CD's; his latest, "Looking Beyond the Mirror" was released on December 25, 2017.

    Louis Landon is currently working with three missions:
    1. To create a more loving and peaceful world by writing, recording and performing, music from the heart.
    2. To inspire people to live joyously and passionately.
    3. To awaken and to assist people in healing themselves through music and mentoring.

    For more information, check the Louis Landon official website: http://www.louislandon.com/
    You can create a Louis Landon Pandora station and you can listen to Louis Landon on Spotify.

    Refreshments and wine will be served.

    The Squire Foundation is located near the 101 and the 154. Address on tickets. Tickets available here:
    https://squirebenefit.brownpapertickets.com/

    No official dress code. Casual, comfortable and creative. ;-)

    View Event →