Listen to PCCHS Audio Poetry Project

Listen to Mendocino Poets In The Schools KTDE Radio Interview

what is CPITS

Chinese New Years Poetry Lesson Plans, I-IV

kids poems

link to the MPITS website of student poetry

link to the CPITS website

Arena Technology Center
Opened January 6, 2005
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The Poetry Of Blues

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Point Arena High School Peer Helping Class Documentary

This is a youth film about living on the Pomo Reservations of Kashia, Point Arena, and Manchester in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. Because of its raw power and stark honesty, it has widened the eyes of the youth who made the film and the thousands of people who have seen it.

The 5 youth who made the film, plus myself and Cybirk (as creative mentors), teachers Linda Heinsohn and Amelie Prescott, and grant writter queen Kim Swenson, went to Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah in January of 2003 to participate in the Reel Studio Young Filmmakers Workshop. We were one of 14 youth groups in the nation to be invited to participate in this prestigious and sought after program.

The film has shown to diverse audiences, from schools to art centers, from tribal centers to businesses to community service organizations. It even managed to land in the Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Library.

It is available for rent at Gualala Video in Gualala, California. If you would like a copy of the video, send a $20 check (made out to VPI) to VPI, PO Box 286, Point Arena, CA 95468

Life On The Rez: Coast Pomo Youth Speak Out

Watch for a new film due out in the summer of 2003




slam info

slam press

pictures from the 2001 mendo county high school slam

Schedule & Results for 2003 Mendocino County Poetry Slams



Script for Similar Differences---peer helping class play

Independent Coast Observer Article---preview

Independent Coast Observer Article---review


Let's Celebrate Arts In The Schools---Poster Contest



Poetry & Collage

Sylvia Murphy's 7 & 8 grade girls group
Fort Ross School


Ericka Guynes's 6-7-8 grade class
Manchester Elementary


Martha Coolidge's 6-8 grade class
Arena Elementary


Scott Frazer's 4th grade class
Arena Elementary



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