October 1, 2022

Vacaville Museum Hosts Poetry Readings – The Vacaville Reporter

The Vacaville Museum will host author Susan Harvey for a poetry reading at 6:30 p.m. on August 25.

Harvey will read excerpts from his book, “Colloques”, meet guests and sign copies of his book. Refreshments will be served.

The author is a professional harpsichordist and musicologist from San Francisco. She and her husband, Bill, moved to Vacaville in 2015. Her poetry appears nationally in Comstock Review, Naugatuk River Review, Plainsongs, Leaping Clear, and Songs of the San Joaquin.

She was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, a Pushcart Press award that recognizes the best poems, short fiction films, essays and the like published by small presses. Her chapbook, “Colloquies,” was published by Red Bird Press in the spring of 2022.

Harvey’s poems stem from his work and life on a ranch in Vacaville. Many are influenced by his lifelong involvement in music and literature. The collection is structured as a series of conversations with people, ranch animals, birds and trees, as well as the patron saint of ranchers, San Ysidro, as he appears in three altarpieces.

For more information, call the museum at 447-4513 during hours of operation, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or drop by Thursday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.