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Saturday, March 26 through Sunday, March 27, 2011

10th Annual Pleasanton Poetry, Prose & Arts Festival

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AL YOUNG Keynote Speaker and workshop presenter

Check out this year’s illustrious roster of authors, lecturers, workshop presenters and contest judges

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2 Responses to “PLEASANTON POETRY, PROSE & ARTS FESTIVAL | March 26-27, 2011”

  1. Dave Wright Says:


    What a wonderful website and what a useful “linking pattern” of information.

    Whoever did the pencil drawing of you captured an inkling of your inner life and also captured your warmth.

    I like the simplicity of the site and the splash of color to give it pizzazz. Congratulations. And please congratulate Mead Design.

    I anticipate your keynote speech and workshops at the 10th Annual Poetry, Prose & Arts Festival in Pleasanton on March 26-27, 2011. The event should make an excellent recharge for prose writers and poets. And your inspiration will help make that happen.


  2. Al Young Says:

    Dear David,

    Thank you for your kind and generous words about the page-in-progress at devoted to the upcoming Pleasanton Poetry, Prose & Arts Festival.

    I will certainly pass your compliments on to Bill Mead, who is MeadDesign up in Davis. While Bill designed the site, he trained me extensively to maintain it. From time to time I send out an alert for him to bail me out of some technical jam I’ve gotten myself into. “Bad code,” is usually what he points out. Bill teaches web design at American River College in Sacramento and elsewhere. He’s actually a fine arts graduate.

    Most authors simply slap their bios, book, schedules and a few photos onto their blogs. My interests and appetites are wide-ranging and diffuse. I must also thank the California Arts Council for raising the money to launch this site back when I was California’s poet laureate (2005-2008).

    As for the lovely artist who sat down and drew the likeness of me that graces my home page, her name is Theresa D’Onofrio. She’s a staffer in charge of graphic and web design at CAC, Sacramento. You may even glimpse her shining face by pointing your browser to: Scroll down past Biography to the FAQ section and there you’ll eye Theresa.

    Onward and upward,

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