(scroll further down for adventures past)

Coast Community Library provides displays that represent the interests and work of local members of the South Coast community. A wonderful example of such a display is Blake More's current presentation of her work as a poet, an artist, and Poet Teacher and Mendocino County Coordinator of the California Poets in the Schools program. 

Offering a selection of Blake’s creative journals, musical collaborations (including cds and lyrics for choral arrangements), published books, and mixed media story-word art, as well as youth publications designed and edited by Blake, the three long shelves in the glass counter behind the desk entice with life and expression.  Every item on display is truly a creative work of art and a wonderful glimpse into this talented woman’s vast body of work.

Says Librarian Julia Larke, “The library especially values the entire shelf devoted to anthologies of youth poetry written by our county’s young poets.” Collections include multiple books from South Coast High School, Point Arena High School, Pacific Community Charter High School, Ukiah High School, Fort Ross School, Kashia School, and Mendocino County youth anthologies. The display also includes to California Poets in the Schools Statewide anthologies whose covers and layouts were designed by Blake.

The display will be up for the months of August and September, coinciding with a poetry reading at the Library by Blake on Sunday, September 29 at 2pm in the library reading room.  Blake will be presenting her latest collection of poems entitled “Up in the Me World, or the Moreness of Everything”.

display panorama



    live worms front
live worms back




My latest chapbook, completed in Spring 2013. 
A collection of the poems since godmeat. 
View Table of Contents
up in the me world cover
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Third Thursday Poetry - Ongoing
215 Main Street, Point Arena
7:30pm (open mic with feature to follow)

whale & jazz

4th Monday Host Blake More with a new guest every month
Women's Voices on KZYX&Z Mendocino Community Public Radio

Cartwheels on the Sky
a poetry radio show, hosted by blake more
click here to listen to shows

more godmeat

to learn more, visit: www.godmeat.com
schedule of upcoming readings, visit:  http://www.godmeat.com/readings.htm




420 cabaret
Mendo 420 Cabaret VI
featuring the High Nobles, Friends of Mary J and The Compressor Room
also featuring a cabaret show with
420 burlesque
420 poetry
420 songs
420 drama!

Youth Theatre Project 2013

Friday, April 12 7pm
Saturday, April 13, 3pm
San Francisco Mime Troupe , SF
featuring two original plays:

"Grass & Weeds"

ytp 13


sfmt 12

Click Poster to view costumes for the 2012 SFMT Production: For The Greater Good
(blake more, costume designer)

Click Poster to view costumes for the 2012 YTP Show
(blake more, costume designer)

VOCA - Venice Ocean Front Art Gallery - ongoing
(more info)

Featuring poems by Blake More, Karen Lewis, Xochil Goretsky and others

Once again, in honor our Encampment namesake
the Third Annual
Odd Fellows Mendo 420 Cabaret

Friday, April 22nd
8pm door, 9pm show

cabaret seating for the pre-band entertainment, which will feature songs, comedy, poetry,
followed by dancing to the Hi Nobles until they can't take it any more

$10 donation
the usual cocktails and celebratory antics



5th Annual Poetry & Jazz

215 Main
Thursday, April 21, 8pm

$5 donation




Youth Theatre Project 2011

Friday & Saturday, April 15 & 16, 7pm, Cellspace, SF
featuring two original plays:

"Not With a Fizzle, but With a Bang"
At the trendy and corporate-sponsored dance club, Sassy But Classy, dancers are rehearsing for their next big number. But the club's management is comprised of bullies, and the dancers finally decide that they have suffered enough! What will become of their revolt? Whatever happens, these talented folks are determined to show the corporate hierarchy how to run a welcoming community space, not with a fizzle, but with a BANG!

"And Then There was Derek"
A cautionary comedy about a young woman, Taishay, in the year 2040. After the election of 2012, a pro-life, conservative wave took over the country. With abortion now illegal, what does Taishay do when she accidentally gets pregnant? Will she give up her dream of going to college? Will her new boyfriend do the right thing? And does she even have a choice?

click here to see show pictures



Our Lady of Stupidity
for the big stupid show
Rhythmix Cultural Center, Alameda
March 8 to April 31st, 2011

Gualala Arts LocalEyes Series presents:

Friday, December 17, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
Gualala Arts Center

On Friday, December 17, 2010, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Gualala Arts will present a Christmas Show for your enjoyment.

All of your favorite Christmas songs will be performed by local vocalists who just love to sing. You will recognize them from the various plays and musicals put on by both the Art Center Theater and the White Barn on The Sea Ranch. They've never been together on the same stage at the same time so be prepared to be awed.

Some of the performers will be: Laurie Kreger, Cassy Grossman, Tony Ariola, Phil Atkins, Lynne Atkins, Sita Milchev, Olivia Harrison, Sabina Walla, Ellen Buechner, Elise Allen and Laura Leigh. A fabulous new trio will be entertaining you, "The Redwood Tree-O," which has finally come together after the original group disbanded over twenty years ago, featuring Sabina Walla, Tony Ariola and Sita Milchev.

A skit, "A Showbiz Christmas Carol," written by Garrison Keillor, acted by Jim Riley, Mike Turner and some of the above vocalists, should put a big smile on your face.

Lynne and Phil Atkins will bring us a lovely Christmas skit which hasn't been acted here for at least ten years.

Jim Riley will give a rendering of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." When was the last time you heard anyone read this great old story?

The Ernest Bloch Bell Quintet, a smaller group of The Ernest Bloch Bells (but the punch in sound is just as good) will play for your listening pleasure. That group consists of Tina Ballagh, Lucienne Allen, Gail Thompson, Jeanne Jackson and Sita Milchev.

Blake More will be reciting a new Christmas Poem for all of us to ponder over. She is a well-known local performer and we're in for a treat.

Mike Turner will read a piece written by Peter Arnott, "Gifts of The Season," explaining why we love Christmas-time so much.

Don Krieger will be on keyboard.

This show is for everyone in the family. Don't miss it! Come and share this evening of fun and joy. The performers will have a rousing time on stage and you're sure have a good time too!

Tickets are $10 in advance, $5 more on the day of the performance. Youth 12 & under are admitted free. For advance purchase, go to Brown Paper Tickets or call them at 800-838-3006. To purchase in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Gualala Road in Gualala, CA, is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m. Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email info@gualalaarts.org.

(1345 Grant, btwn Vallejo & Green, in North Beach)
is the PanOpticon! of 2010
opening Thursday, December 9th, 7pm to 11pm
continuing Friday, December 10th, noon to 9pm

Come to look, stay to enjoy.
There will be art for every collector at this 8th annual,
end-of-the-year, panoptic exhibition of
60 notorious artists at North Beach’s flagship gallery,
with live music by Jerry Ferraz.

Exhibiting will be…
Agneta Falk, Aladin Stadlin, Alan Gellar, Alan Paxton, Alex Miloradovich, Anna Poole, Andrew Boyle, Anthony Aversano, Betty Fergusson, Blake More, Brent Hallard, Carrington, Catz Forsman, Constantina, Dreux Hansen, Elizabeth Ashcroft, Fanny Renoir, George Long, Gregg Martinez, Harriette Holmes, Howard Whitehouse, Jack Hirschman, James Cha, James Redo, Jane Rades, Jean Dierkes Carlisle, Jeff Grove, Jeffrey Thompson, Jerry Ferraz, Jessica Loos, Jessica Snow, John Norton, Jonathan Van Coops, Jurgen Trautwein, Katharine Snyder, Kent Vincent, Kevin Brown, Kim Haueter, Klara Bobaly, Leonardas Surgalia, Liam Casement, Lutzka Zivney, Lynn Alcorn, Marc Dierkes, Marcello Sarmiento, Mery Bernard, Michael Pedroni, Momo, Nancy Calef, Nikos Diaman, Proctor Jones, Rebecca Peters, Resh Sandhu, Richard ‘Luckey’ Perri, Robert Windle, Roger Strobel, Romalyn Schmaltz, Ronald F. Sauer, Rosemary Manno, Samantha Kopf, and Sara Schikedanz.
a “Fly-By-Night” Production, presented by Ronald F. Sauer & Rebecca Peters.

R youioofreaky nearly Halloween show

Dragon's Breath Theatre
Saturday, September 18, 2010
44800 Fish Rock Road

again and again
Eartha Karr goes to the

The West Coast's Largest Gathering of Art Cars!
October 8-10, 2010

One hundred of the nation's best ArtCars will converge on the San Francisco Bay area & Sacramento this year for ArtCar Fest to demonstrate why art curator & writer John Beardsley called ArtCars the "quintessential public art of our time"(Christian Science Monitor 2/27/97). You may have seen ArtCars on the road, or in Harrod Blank's movies Wild Wheels (national PBS Special) and Driving the Dream (National Geographic Explorer); or read about ArtCars on the front page of the New York Times (4/20/97)

for schedule and map information, click here

SFMT Youth Theater Program

The Marsh
1062 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110-2427
(415) 641-0235
Two Free Shows, Friday, April 16 (7pm) & Sat, April 17 (3pm)

for more info click here

8th Annual Redwood Coast Whale & Jazz Festival
Poetry & Jazz
at Think Visual Gallery
215 Main Street, Point Arena
Thursday, April 22, 7:30pm

Northern Element: featuring Mendocino County Poets & Players
Poets Dan Barth, Devreaux Baker, Janet DeBar, Blake More, Crawdad Nelson, Dan Roberts,
plus high school poets Xochil Gorestky & Norma Orozco
Players Keith Abrams, Chris Campbell, Chris Doering, Harrison Goldberg

Saturday, April 24, 1pm in the Lowry Library Building
Mendocino College, 1000 Hensley Creek Road

Blake More reading with Dan Barth and Craig Cheffin
click here for more info

Mendo 420 Cabaret IV
Saturday, April 24
8pm door / 9pm show
donations at the door

Featuring Eartha Karr (among many other greats!)
(more info)

Saturday, Feb 27, 2010
The Arena Theater
9pm show

Saturday, Jan 23, 2010
9pm show

Love is in the air with
Blake More
Mendocino Coast Poets Reading Series
Mendocino Hotel Media Building
Saturday, February 13
7 P.M.

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler at the Whale!

Be Our Guest Funderaiser for RCMS
7pm, Saturday, Feb 20th
Gualala Arts Center

(featuring Amanda, Ginger, the Be Our Guest Dancers, the Allen Girls, and
the return of the Naughty Nurse and Dreamy Doctor)

watch video of NN w the Incredible Amazette Dancers

Courtesy of Bill Lange

Rock Out at the Whale!

Hey everybody, gussy up in your Halloween finery
& come to the Point Arena Oddfellow’s lodge
for some spirited, high-jinxed,
oddmost-Hallows-Eve fun
with three bands!!

That’s right folks!
Three in one!

the alt groove rock sensation
The Last Lighter

the hardest working, rabble-rousing, sousaphone toting junkyard band
Rube Waddell

& the late-nite, lovable, lecherous, loose-as-a-goose lounge lizards. Wink Payne and Yoni Wannalayya!
the Wink n’ Yoni Show

$15 for members & guests
Friday, October 30th
upstairs at the Oddfellow's Lodge
8pm doors/9pm show

cocktails, dancing, costumes

Lord Loves A Working Man
Saturday, October 31st
8pm -- All Ages Show

Costumes, prizes, dancing

Come out and dance to this 12 piece soul revue band (playing originals), and be swept away by their dynamic, accomplished, full throttled musicianship, guided by an amazing couple of singers. This is going to be an amazing show!

Based out of San Francisco's Mission District, Lord Loves a Working Man is a 12-piece band inspired by the raw and emotive sound of the Southern Soul shouters and horn-driven Rhythm & Blues of the 1960s. Members of the band include: Pat Moran (music director/player/collective member of the SFMT), Freddi & Max of Rube Waddell (the Friday night band---pace yourself, it is going to be a great weekend)

Godzilla vs Swan Blake
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Soma Room, 2:25pm

details here

North Beach Poetry Series presents Blake More & Ronald F. Sauer
SF Public Library: North Beach Branch
2000 Mason St. (at Columbus)
Tuesday, July 21st, 7 p.m., free

Please join us for an evening of poetry
with poet and artist Blake More and poet, muscian, and artist Ronald F. Sauer,
with music provided by Jerry Ferraz.

Polyglot: Expressive Media in Book Arts
June 13 to July 5, 2009
in the Jacob Foyer and Burnett Gallery, Gualala Art Center


Eartha goes to....the Seattle Art Car Blow Out
June 19-21st, 2009

Second Annual Centennial Tug-O-Rope
Point Arena
Vs. Gualala
Sunday, June 28th, 2009 high noon at Schooner Gulch

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, abs and urchins, here we are again…The very second annual centennial Point Arena/Gualala tug-o-rope!! Don’t miss this second in a century opportunity to pull for your community, show us where yer muscles is, and go down in historytwice!

Show down is High Noon on Sunday June 28, 2008 at Schooner Gulch (low tide 10:15am). Come on out and lay it on the linehelp us keep the silly in celebration and the revel in rivalry.

What to do? Show up (preferably in Costume). Think Strong. Pick an end, ZIP-code notwithstanding (cheerleaders encouraged). Carpooling is highly recommended as there is limited parking. Bring gloves, snacks, and fluids. Pack out what you pack in.

And please let’s keep this between us locals. (No ringers!) Will Point Arena win again, or will Gualala upset the champions?

See you there!!

Independent Revue Two
Thursday, July 2nd, 8pm
At the Point Arena Theater

Independent, free 5-minute acts from our community and beyond

and for the 9th year in a row, costumes for the SFMT Youth Theater project

SFMT Youth Theater Program
The Brava Theater Center
2781 24th Street, SF
Two Free Shows, Friday, April 3 (7pm) & Sat, April 4 (3pm)

for more info click here
for costume pictures click here

Saint Stupid Day Parade 2009
Wednesday, April 1st, high noon at Justin Herman Plaza!
Be there or be dumb

click here to watch the CNBC Bay Area coverage that includes, Lois C. Denominator...someone i know well

4th Annual Redwood Coast Whale & Jazz Festival

Poetry & Jazz
at Gualala Arts Center
Friday, April 11th, 7:30pm

Poetry & Jazz continues the theme of International Flavors by presenting a selection of Japan's many poetry forms. Dressed in kimono, Mariko Kitakubo of Tokyo will perform her own tanka, and Linda Galloway will recite Amelia Fielden's translations, and Blake More will read poetry reflecting jazz's influence during her three year residency in Japan.

Poets will be accompanied on the koto (harp) by Shirley Muramoto and Karl Young on the shakuhachi (bamboo flute). Though both musicians are classically trained, they have a spirited interest in jazz that will be revealed in their instrumental duet composed by Karl. Renee Owen will read her haibun and be accompanied by her husband, Brian Owen, on the shakuhachi.

After intermission, the feature of the evening will be a butoh theater piece composed and danced by Don McLeod, master of a school for butoh training in Los Angeles, using the haiku of Basho as translated by Jane Reichhold.

In coordination with the Poetry & Jazz event, there will be an exhibit of works combining Japanese poetry and art in the Coleman Auditorium from April 1st through April 29, in celebration of April as Poetry Month.

Advance tickets are $20, and, if available, $5 more day of the performance and include sushi and plum wine, sake or tea for a completely Asian experience. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Program begins at 7:30 p.m.

click for more info:

Mendo 420 Cabaret III

a private party for Oddfellows  and guests,
Saturday, April 18th, 9pm show

The "Bathing Suit Season" Show
At look at body image

Women's Voices on KZYX&Z Mendocino Community Public Radio
7pm Monday April 20th with Sherry Glasser

Youth Poets Read
from the 2007-08 Mendocino County Youth Poetry Anthology
Bird Words
4pm Saturday, April 25th, 2009
Four-Eyed Frog Bookstore
Cypress Village, Gualala

Mendocino County Youth Poetry Slam
4pm Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Mathison Performing Arts Center, Mendocino
free and open to the public

for more info click here

Friday, October 24, 2008
with Devreaux Baker, Toni Bernbaum, Lydia Rand
The Mendocino Hotel, 7:30pm


Odd Saints Day Cabaret
a private party for Oddfellows  and guests,
so please invite those you would like to be there.
We are encouraging fancy dress and masks
(think scarier Mardi Gras)
Saturday, November 1st, 9pm show

Celebrating Point Arena's Poet Laureate
Fionna Perkins

Point Arena Theater Benefit & Community potluck
The Arena Theater
Friday, November 7th
5:30pm potluck (finger food only)
7:30pm Fionna Perkins reading
with open mic to follow
(one poem or 3 minutes each)


Wednesday, December 12, 2008
The Poet's Gallery
Caffe Cavalli, 1441 Columbus, SF, 7-9pm

"Lucky 13 and more"

Youth Create Multimedia Festival
10:30am & 1pm Tuesday, May 27th, 2008
Point Arena Theater, downtown Point Arena

for more info click here

Independent Revue
Thursday, July 3rd, 8pm
At the Point Arena Theater

We want you...to help mark the independent, freedom-toting spirit that marks the Point Arena centennial at the Independence Revue at 8pm on Thursday, July 3 at the Arena Theater.   Come marvel and amaze, entertain, whip your fellow-community members into sovereign frenzy with your independence, freedom and/or Point Arena-themed act.   Music, dance, poetry, comedy, video and all forms of clowning welcome--maybe even a fashion show!   Acts will be five minutes in length; and all preparation/practice will be up to the performers, in other words--no rehearsal, just a show.   This is a true, old-fashioned, newfangled cabaret--come do your thing and stop fussing around!   We'll have lights, sound, video projection capability.   Now all we need is performers!

If you have an independent, freedom and/or Point Arena-themed five-minute act you want to share, please contact me.


Twin Peaks Festival Tour with Nightsage
(featuring Nightsage & John Neff)
July 23 to July 28, 2008

KZYX&Z Mendocino Community Radio
host of Women's Voices
Monday, August 25th, 2008
Women's Voices Radio Program, 7-8pm
listen live


Dragon's Breath Theater
Anchor Bay, California
Saturday, September 20th, dusk

again and again
Eartha Karr goes to the

The West Coast's Largest Gathering of Art Cars!
Thursday, September 25 -- Sunday, September 28, 2008

One hundred of the nation's best ArtCars will converge on the San Francisco Bay area again this year for ArtCar Fest to demonstrate why art curator & writer John Beardsley called ArtCars the "quintessential public art of our time"(Christian Science Monitor 2/27/97). You may have seen ArtCars on the road, or in Harrod Blank's movies Wild Wheels (national PBS Special) and Driving the Dream (National Geographic Explorer); or read about ArtCars on the front page of the New York Times (4/20/97)

for schedule and map information, click here

and i'm in SF doing costumes for the SFMT Youth Theater project

SFMT Youth Theater Program
The Brava Theater Center
2781 24th Street, SF
Two Free Shows, April 11 (7pm) & 12 (1pm & 6pm)

for more info click here

for costume pictures click here

Mendocino County Youth Poetry Slam
4pm Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Mathison Performing Arts Center, Mendocino
free and open to the public

for more info click here

Saint Stupid Day Parade 2008

Doggie Diner Day
HEAD TRIP - a film by John Law & Flecher Fleudujon 2005 90 minutes
Buy tickets for Head Trip - the Doggie Diner Road Movie!

Screenings at 4pm and 8pm

Live performances from the stars between shows, including Ed Holmes & Blake More!

Join S.F.'s favorite roadside attraction The Doggie Diner DogHeads
and The Heavy Pedal Cyclecide Bike Rodeo
as they travel cross country on the way to a Laughing Squid sponsored gig at CBGB's in NYC.
see the trailer on You Tube!



Colored Horse Studios
reading from godmeat
780 Waugh Lane (btw Gobbi & Talmage), Ukiah
Thursday, January 31st, 7pm

The Four-Eyed Frog
reading from godmeat
39138 Ocean Drive
Cypress Village, Gualala,
4pm, Saturday, Feb 2nd, 2008

Moe's Bookstore
reading from godmeat
2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
7pm, Tuesday, Feb 5, 2008

KZYX&Z Mendocino Community Radio
reading from godmeat
Monday, February 11, 2008
Women's Voices Radio Program, 7-8pm
listen live


Coast Community Library
launch of my new book "godmeat
7pm, Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Poetry Shuffle
in downtown Ukiah
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Venue 1:  5:30pm Mendocino Book Co, 102 S. School Street
Venue 2:  6:30pm TB Greene Gallery, 104 West Church Street

(Featuring:  Mary Norbert Korte, David Smith-Ferri, Armand Brint, Theresa Whitehill, Vivian Poer,

Blake More, Nancy McLelland, Sandra Wade, Robin Rule, Erica Gonzalez, Valerie Warda, Jody Gehrman)

North Beach Library
poetry reading with Vince Storti
7pm, Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Sushime at
The Ask Dr. Hal Show
Monday, October 8, 2007
12 Galaxies, 2565 Mission Street, SF
here's what Hal said:

"Sushime (Sushi Me)-- Breathtakingly nude poet/performance
artiste Blake More, ably assisted by her scantily-clad companions,
provides the centerpiece at a memorable sushi feast! Documentary
footage and animation document a provacative and sensual experience"


The Third Baby Beat Poetry Festival
Saturday Oct. 6th, 11AM - 5PM
The Humanist Fellowship Hall, 390 27th St. Oakland, CA
Free Admission
(featuring: Ivan Argüelles, Mel Clay, Blake More, Carl Weiner, Bob Randolph,
Sterling Bunnell, H.D. Moe, Neeli Cherkovski, Jerry Ferraz, Deirdre Evans,
Chris Trian,Jeanne Powell, Dale Jensen, Judy Wells, Kristyan Panzica, Marsha Campbell,
Mark Schwartz, Gary Bolstridge, David Seaborg, Jack & Adelle Foley, Geoffrey Cook,
Michael Kelly, Randy Fingland, Bill Varnaw, Walker Brents, Jehanah Wedgewood,
Jesse Beagle, Joie Cook, Bill Mercer & Janet de Bar)

A season in Hell, with John Hell
Monday, October 1st, 8:30 to 10

87.9fm in SF, and LA, 104.8fm in Berlin,

I'll be interviewing poet, teacher, visual artist,
performance artist, dork and yoga instructor
extrordinare Blake More
click to download interview as mp3

once again
Eartha Karr goes to the

The West Coast's Largest Gathering of Art Cars!
Thursday, September 27 -- Sunday, September 30, 2007

One hundred of the nation's best ArtCars will converge on the San Francisco Bay area again this year for ArtCar Fest to demonstrate why art curator & writer John Beardsley called ArtCars the "quintessential public art of our time"(Christian Science Monitor 2/27/97). You may have seen ArtCars on the road, or in Harrod Blank's movies Wild Wheels (national PBS Special) and Driving the Dream (National Geographic Explorer); or read about ArtCars on the front page of the New York Times (4/20/97)

for schedule and map information, click here
for post-fest press links & pictures, click here

Dragon's Breath Theater
Anchor Bay, California
Saturday, September 15th, dusk


Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks
show opens with Blake More playing bendy stewardess Barb Dyer

Saturday, July 21st, Arena Theater

99th Annual Point Arena Independence Day Fireworks & Parade
"Go Green Theme"
Blake More officient, Mitch McFarland Grand Marshall
Sunday, July 8th, 12 noon Main Street, Point Arena

This summer, the Troupe serves up a new
play packed with more song and dance than a
Bush administration press conference!
and I'll be helping Keiko make costumes.  Show opens 2pm July 4th in Doloras Park, SF

click for show schedule


COWBOY vs. SAMURAI by Michael Golamco (directed by Keiko Shimosato, costumes by Blake More)
July 5-22, 2007
Thu.-Sat. @ 8PM
Sun. @ 2PM
Thick House
1695 18th Street
San Francisco, CA
click for more info

3rd Annual
Youth Create Multimedia Festival

Arena Theater, downtown Point Arena
Thursday, May 24th 12:45 to 3pm
Free Admission

Saturday, June 2nd, 12pm in the Ukiah Little Theater
screening of Digital Poetry by Blake More and PAHS English Composition  Class
click here for more info

Mendocino 420 Encampment Cabaret
featuring Douglass, Lavender Grace, Electric Mike
saucy reading by Liz, the Flying Haiku
short films by Doug Wellman & Blake More
live music to Kaledicia

Friday, April 20, 9pm

(Ukiah, Willits, Point Arena, Fort Bragg, Mendocino)

4pm Thursday, April 24th
Mathison Performing Arts Center, Mendocino High School
click for results

2nd Annual Redwood Coast Whale & Jazz Festival
Poetry & Jazz
at CITYART gallery
Thursday, April 5th, 7:30pm

featuring QR Hand, Ronald Sauer and Rebecca Peters
plus local poets Fionna Perkins, Janet DeBar, Leo Barton, Steve Hellman & Blake More (also MC)

Harrison Goldberg (sax), Burton Segall (bass), Karl Young (shakuhachi) and chris campbell (drums)
click for more info:

Saint Stupid Day Parade 2007

SFMT Youth Theater Program
Mission Cultural Center
Two Free Shows, March 30 & 31

for more info click here

Winter 2007

Be Our Guest
RCMS Fundraiser, Feb 17, 2007
featuring Amanda Amazon, Ginger Snatch, the Amazettes
with special guest stars the Naughty Nurse & Dreamy Doctor

imagine: two drag queens, a dancing duo and a couple of sexy health workers managed to help raise over 60K for a local hospital in a live auction/show complete with choreographed showtunes, elaborate costumes & sets, a health "hot" line, and medical haiku
from the flying haiku
(makers of sea ranch haiku,
love haiku and other bad things)

Fall 2006

so chris and i
bought a house
...and a little property
performance is slow
i am working
he is working
but stay tuned...

At Laughing Squid: Decade 2

Oddfellows Variety Show

Friday, October 13, 2006

Oddfellows Lodge
downtown Point Arena
click here for show pics

Dragon's Breath Theater
Anchor Bay, California
Saturday, September 23rd, dusk

performing "Right God"

A new play by Neal Metcalf
directed by Bob Cohen

214 Main Street
August 15-20th
(7:30 curtain Tues-Sat, 2pm Matinee on Sunday the 20th)

Arena Renaissance Company presents, Loving Lady Chatterley a new play by local playwright Neal Metcalf. Loving Lady Chatterley revolves around the coming-of-age of Barbara Weekley, Frieda Lawrence’s estranged daughter. Barbara, a young woman in the play, was abandoned by her mother as an 8 year old when Frieda ran off with D.H. Lawrence, whom she later married. During the course of the play’s action, Barbara learns about art and life, while establishing her own relationship with Lawrence as he writes Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
We have a cast of five local actors: Sam Parsons (D.H. Lawrence), Margaret Nelson-Quin (Frieda Lawrence), Blake More (Frieda's estranged daughter Barbara Weekly), Chris Campbell (Aldous Huxley) and Amanda Stinson (Aldous’ wife Maria). The play is set near Florence, Italy and Bandol, France. In case you don't remember, Lady Chatterley's Lover was banned in America until 1960 and it is credited with affecting the moral climate of the 60s and 70s, both here and abroad.  

Loving Lady Chatterley is a well researched, historically literate play about a group of artists and the book that helped free the west of Victorian values. Mostly you’ll enjoy hanging out for an evening with five interesting and talented characters as they deal with issues of art and life.

Neal is a long-term student and aficionado of D.H. Lawrence and his works. Years ago he had the good fortune of spending time with Aldous Huxley (Brave New World) who was a protégé and close friend of Lawrence’s. They were able to chat about the times Huxley, Lawrence and their wives shared together. The action of the play takes place during the period 1926 – 1930, which was a particularly productive time in Lawrence’s career. It included the writing of his earthshaking novel “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.”
The play contains adult material and brief nudity, so parents be advised if you want to bring your teenagers.

KTDE Coastal Interviews
with Fred Adler
LOVING LADY CHATTERLEY --- Director, Playwright & Actor

100.5 FM
Sun 8/6/06 @10:30am & Wed 8/9/06 @ 6:30 PM & Sun 8/12/06 @ 10:30am


Winter/SRPING 2005-06

the second annual YOUTH CREATE
highlighting original video, music and spoken word
created and performed by youth

The Arena Theater
Friday, May 26th, 2006
1- 4pm

Youth Fashion Design ClassJune 26-30th, 2006
SomArts Cultureal Center
934 Brannan Street, SF

KTDE Coastal Interviews
with Fred Adler
5/7/06 @10:30am & 5/10/06 @ 6:30 PM

Whale's On Parade

Whales swim, of course. Who knew they could parade? Well, you can expect "Whales on Parade" in Fort Bragg. Fifty whales, cut from wood and decorated by Mendocino County artists, will be on display throughout Fort Bragg
on Saturday, March 18 & 19

for more information, go to the Mendocino Chamber of Commerce website click here to see my whale!


APRIL 1, 2006

San Francisco Mime Troupe Youth Theater Project
Costume Design

Mission Cultural Center
2868 Mission Street (@ 24th)
8pm, Saturday April 1st
2pm, Sunday, April 2nd

Poetry & Jazz
Thursday, March 30th
Cityart Gallery, 284 Main Street
Point Arena
go to the Whale & Jazz Festival website
see pictures in performance

Love For Sale
At Cityart Gallery

Disgusting Love Poetry
click here for pictures

A New pupae At:
Oddfellows Variety Show

Sat, February 11, 2006

Oddfellows Lodge
downtown Point Arena
click here for show pics

Featured Reader
Cafe Prague in North Beach
183 Pacific
Sunday, December 18th
4 pm

Fall 2005

Eartha Karr goes to the

The West Coast's Largest Gathering of Art Cars!
Saturday, September 24 -- Sunday, September 25, 2005

One hundred of the nation's best ArtCars will converge on the San Francisco Bay area again this year for ArtCar Fest to demonstrate why art curator & writer John Beardsley called ArtCars the "quintessential public art of our time"(Christian Science Monitor 2/27/97). You may have seen ArtCars on the road, or in Harrod Blank's movies Wild Wheels (national PBS Special) and Driving the Dream (National Geographic Explorer); or read about ArtCars on the front page of the New York Times (4/20/97)

for schedule and map information, click here

Oddfellows Variety Show
Friday, October 14th
Oddfellows Lodge
downtown Point Arena

Art Cars At the
San Jose Museum
October 15 & 16
(details to come)

Dragon's Breath Theater
Anchor Bay, California
Saturday, September 17th, dusk

performing "Pupae In Auto Space"
featuring Blake More & Chris Campbell
with Chuck Henderson on the Kaleidica

Summer 2005
Benevolent Billionaires For A Change
Peace Rally

Saturday July 2nd, 2005
Gather on Hwy 1, in front of Gualala Post Office

Come Celebrate Our Potential Humanity!

  Dress like your favorite money controller
(i.e., folksy slick politician, economic hit man, anonymousselfeffacingpatriot, financier, socialite, mogul, lobbyist, etc.)
  Bring pennies for the people and apropos signage for change
(such as: "I donated my summer house in the Hamptons to a Psychotherapy Center for the wives and children of our American K.I.A.").

Lets counter the re-enactment with some revolutionary antics of our own.
Imagine a world where the billionaires share

There would be no war if we did not make people poor

Featured Performer
at the North Coast Review
new issue salon
Live Worms in North Beach
Grant Street
Thursday, July 21, 2005
8 pm

Spring 2005

Come participate in the first annual YOUTH CREATE
highlighting original video, music and spoken word
created and performed by youth

The Arena Theater
Tuesday, June 14 th , 2005, 1pm
Screen your original video
(on the big screen)
Speak your poetry and hip hop
(to music if you want)
Play your music
(both digitally pre-recorded and live ) So far, we have five original videos, four spoken word artists, and a video projector
(the projector works with a computer light animation program called Yantram,
which makes an interesting background for music)

We need youth musicians.  
We need more youth created video.  
We need more youth poets. How about making a music video to highlight your pro tools/garage band tunes?  
How about putting together a band and performing some songs at the theater?
How about busting out your words for a crowd?
Want More Info?
San Francisco Mime Troupe Youth Theater Project
Costume Design

Mission Cultural Center
2868 Mission Street (@ 24th)
8pm, Saturday April 23rd

KTDE Coastal Interviews
with Fred Adler
Mendocino Youth Poetry 100.5 FM
4/16/05 @10:30am & 4/20/05 @ 6:30 PM

Point Arena Pirate Radio Fundrasier
sponsored by the OddFellows Hall

Saturday, April 9th
183 Main Street
Point Arena, CA

Redwood Coast Whale & Jazz FestivalPoetry Tribute to John Coltrane
w/SF Chamber Jazz Quartet
Saturday, April 2nd
Gualala Arts Center

Mendocino County Youth Poetry SlamCoast High School Slam
(Anderson Valley HS, Fort Bragg HS, Mendocino HS, Point Arena HS)
4:30pm March 3rd at the Anderson Valley Grange, Highway 128, Philo
County High School Slam
(Anderson Valley HS, Fort Bragg HS, Mendocino HS, Point Arena HS, Ukiah HS, Willits HS)
4:30 pm, April 7th at the Mendicono High School Performing Arts Center

Oakland East Bay Symphony & California Poets In the Schools
Words & Music ProjectFriday March 18th, 8pm
Paramont Theater, Oakland

Featured Reader
Cafe Prague in North Beach
183 Pacific
Sunday, March 20th
4 pm

Winter 2004 KTDE Coastal Interviews
with Fred Adler
100.5 FM
1/26/05 6:30 PM

Bay Area Video Coalitions Digital Direction Adult Scholarship Training

Wednesdays, January 19th through Febuary 23
2 to 4pm
The Arena Technology Center
255 Main Street, downtown Point Arena

Six Wednesdays (plus private lab time), beginning January 19 and continuing through February 23, local poet/artist/teacher Blake More will offer a Digital Storytelling class from 2 to 4pm at the Arena Tech Center at 255 Main Street, in downtown Point Arena. Enrollment is free and open to all community members 14 and over. High school students can receive ROP training and independent study credits with prior approval. No previous computer skills are necessary. Visit the Arena Technology Center between the hours of 2:30 to 6:30 or contact Contact Blake More at 884-9189 for more information.
learn more about digital storytelling class

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Main Street, downtown Point Arena, CA Live auction, Dysphunctional Species, Grupo Elucion, Rock Rose Belly Dancers

Grand Opening of the Arena Technology Center
Thursday, January 6, 2005
2:30 to 6:30pm
The Arena Technology Center
255 Main Street, downtown Point Arena

click to visit Arena Technology Center website

Come join us from 2:30 to 6:30 this Thursday, January 6th for the Grand Opening of the Arena Technology Center at the Huntley House (255 Main Street), next door to the Record in downtown Point Arena. Free food and tours of the technology we have available, including video & sound editing, web design, digital storytelling, graphic design, high speed internet, ROP classes, SRJC online, and a creative place to hang out. Make art. Make music. Make video. Share your voice with the community, locally and globally.

Autumn 2004Featured Reader
Pat's Cafe in North Beach
330 Taylor
Tuesday, October 26th
7 pm

Halloween at The Arena Theater
Saturday, October 30, 9pm

Kelly House Historical Gala
Brothels, Brew & Fun Guys
Saturday, November 13th

Visit historical brothel, bar and boarding house sites in Mendocino, followed by a Gala Opening of Kelly House Museum Historical Costume Display. Gala includes a talk on mushrooms as aphrodisiacs by Eric Schramm, erotic mushroom poetry by Blake More & Charmoon, brews by North Coast Brewery, a lingerie fashion show, hor d'ouvres, raffle,
and more. $20; 707-937-5791

9th Annual
Environmental Poetry Festival

Saturday, October 3, 2004 • Noon to 5:00pm • Free
Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Civic Center Park • Berkeley
MLK Jr. Way at Center • One Block West from Downtown Berkeley BART

Each year, the Watershed Festival explores the connection between the American literary imagination and our landscape, natural history, and sense of environmental urgency. This tradition typically stems from writers such as Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, Robinson Jeffers, Kenneth Rexroth, Wallace Stegner, Gary Snyder, and Terry Tempest Williams. While honoring this tradition, Watershed also seeks to examine the current spectrum of the American literary imagination. In addition to main stage readings and performances, the Festival encourages involvement in local projects via River Village, an area for interactive arts, all-ages nature activities, and literary and grassroots organizations. Participants include Shorebird Nature Center (sign up for Coastal Clean Up), California Poets in the Schools (Words Take Flight poetry kites), Ecology Center (simulated restoration of Strawberry Creek), Poetry Flash (poetry rubbing panels), East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse (Critter Mascots masks), and River of Words (student poetry and posters).

Dragon's Breath Theater
Anchor Bay, California
Saturday, September 18th, dusk

10am, Saturday, September 4th
live, from the Point Arena Theater in bucolic downtown Point Arena, CA

West Coast Live Entertains and Enlightens

West Coast Live is a weekly two-hour radio variety show produced live-to-satellite Saturday mornings in front of San Francisco theater audiences and broadcast around the world. The show entertains and enlightens its audience with music, ideas and humor from a rich mix of writers, thinkers, comedians, and musicians, drawn mostly from the Pacific Rim and the Western United States, but also from further afield as feels right to do. Think Bill Moyers meets David Letterman, according to one reviewer. Our uniquely Western sensibility is conveyed not only by our guests, but also by remote broadcasts from Yosemite to Alaska, and by the sound of Bay water lapping against the piers that begins each show. Imagine the pleasure of watching a radio show come-to-life before your eyes, with the chance to be with world-renowned authors and musicians in an intimate setting of live performance and spontaneous interview.

for more info, go to http://www.wcl.org/

Flynn Creek Circus
Navarro, CA
August 13th 9:30pm
1940's Hollywood glamour and sensuality
(glamourous and scandalous attire requested)
Tickets $25
(as this is a private event, email me blake@snakelyone.com if you want to attend)
SUMMER 2004come see EARTHA KARR...she's on display with five other artcars at the
Towe Auto Museum
2200 Front Street
Sacramento, CA
916-442-6802 till June 11th, 2004Open 7 days a week, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(last tour starts at 5:00 PM).

Featured Performer atMonday Night Marsh
July 12, 8pm
Ongoing works-in-progress series features a variety of local emerging performers.

The Marsh
1062 Valencia St. (Valencia @ 22nd)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Reservations: 415/826-5750

Co-Featured Reader (with Mark Schwartz)
Bird & Beckett
Diamond Street (in Glen Park)
Monday, July 5th
6-8 pm

Featured Reader
in the
Poets & Writers sponsored
Spoken Interludes Poetry Series
at the Buena Ventura Gallery
Ventura, CA
Saturday, June 26th

Featured Reader
in the
Poets & Writers sponsored
Grass Valley Poetry Series
Friday, June 11th

at the
The Center For the Arts
314 West Main Street
Grass Valley, CA

Spring 2004

Head Trip
(rough cut – 90 minutes)
A film by John Law & Flecher FleudujonProduced by
Central Services & Truth Serum Productions
In association with:
Laughing SquidFriday, May 21st, 10 PM
Near San Pablo & Ashby Sts., Berkeley
Free – Donations optional
Call: 510-543-5054 for locationSaturday, May 22nd, 8:30PM
Artist Television Access, 992 Valencia St., S.F.
(along with Flechs’ early short piece, Chasin’ the Train)
510-543-5054 info

San Francisco’s hometown icons The Doggie Diner DogHeads went to Manhattan on a lark last April. Hauled on a trailer behind the Cyclecide Bike Rodeo’s 1966 Gillig bus and accompanied by a dozen local performers, pranksters and unemployed types, this surreal assemblage stopped at many of America’s most notable monuments as well as less famous but no less impressive roadside attractions. Hot dog to hot dog, Golden Gate to Brooklyn Bridge, Pacific Ocean to Atlantic, Carousel Diner to Nathans at Coney Island: cross the country with Frisco’s finest. Heading for a Bike Rodeo show in Brooklyn and a Laughing Squid sponsored variety performance at the infamous CBGB’s club in Manhattan the crew and giant fiberglas icons encountered America along the way. Featuring some of San Francisco’s most singular bands. These showings are previews of the rough cut of this film.

New Literary Mag Launch
The Redwood Coast Review
contributor's performance June 3rd at
Live Worms Gallery
1345 Grant Street (between Vallejo & Green)
San Francisco

May 15, 2004

C lebrate the display of ArtCars (including Eartha Karr)
in the Towe Auto Museum
Noon to 3pm (tenative)
at Towe Auto Museum
2200 Front Street
Sacramento, CAThen
at Gallery Horse Cow
1409 Del Paso Blvd. (at Arden Way)
Sacramento, CA

Costume Designer, San Francisco Mime Troupe Youth Program

Over the last six weeks, our studio has been filled with the enthusiasm, energy and talent of 30 high school students participating in our 8th Annual Youth Theater Project.

Break The Wall, is the culmination of their hard work. All three of the plays in this year's festival deal with breaking down the walls that prevent us from having a less violent, more compassionate society. The plays will be performed
with professional production values, including
costumes, sets, lighting, and a live DJ. Come check it out! Every year audiences are blown-away
by the raw talent and honesty,
and this year will be no exception.

TITLE: Break The Wall, San Francisco Mime Troupe's Youth Theatre Project

DATES: April 24th, 2004 at 8PM
and April 25th, 2004 at 2PM

VENUE: Mission Cultural Center
2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94100


INFO: 415-285-1717, office@sfmt.org or www.sfmt.org

4th Annual Mendocino County High School Poetry Slam, April 2ndSaint Stupid Day Parade
April 1st

(click picture for pictures from the day)

Winter 2004
Poetry Residency at the Arena Elementary School, March 9-19Trip to Costa Rica, March 21-29Christina & John's
leap into lawfully recognized union
Nuptual Poems by the Right Reverend Blake More
Pictures (courtesy of Scott Beal)REDWOOD COAST MEDICAL SERVICES

with MCs Amanda Amazon, Ginger Snatch & Cheri Tart"Words & Music", phase II, with composer Ernie Mansfield
The Oakland East Bay Symphony

i am in the finals of the Oakland East Bay Symphony Words & Music Project...
this means that a piece created by myself and ernie mansfield (composer)will be performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony on
2:30 pm, Sunday, January 11, 2004
at the
Crowden School
1475 Rose St, Berkeley
It is a piece on peace and it will be performed in excerpt form by 4 OEBS singers and an OEBS pianist.
The program is as follows:

1. Guillermo Galindo/Albert De Silver : Aviaria Encinal
2. Erling Wold/ Dima Hilal: Raheel
3. Ernie Mansfield/ Blake More: Proem to Peace
4. Guillermo Galindo/ devorah major: Trade Routes
5. William Ludtke/ David Masumoto: Baachan
6. Melissa Hui/ Tony Seymour: Requiem for Civilizationthe symphony plans to commission two of these works for the orchestra
"FEMALE 2 - WOMEN IN THE NEW MILLENNIA" Performance at Balazo Gallery - 2811 Mission at 24th
Saturday, January 10, 2004 - 8pm-12am

January 9th until January 23rd
For more information visit www.artsf.org or email: info@artsf.org

ArtSF is working to secure permanent space in San Francisco where emerging artists can produce and show their work. The organizations co-director, Kim Carlson (KC) says the mission is simple, "Keep Art in San Francisco".ArtSF works to secure outstanding space by inviting artists to hang their work, throwing huge events in collaboration with music and live performance - and does not require payment in return for the exposure the artists receive. This non-profit organization is entirely funded by donations at the door and those donations go directly to the future purchase of a permanent community space for San Francisco's artists.ArtSF is dedicated to the artists in San Francisco, emerging and established, in all mediums. Their next show, "FEMALE2", is an open entry exhibit with a common theme - Women in the new millennia. It promises to be an outstanding evening with film, photography, painting, sculpture, and mixed media by more than forty artists, including Kristin Grahn, Amy Yvonne Yu, KC Carlson, Amber Maclean, Anabella Pinon and Laura Jacobs. The show will also feature various stage performance and live music by Marisa Handler and Regina Fontillo and DJ Eva, plus spoken word. Please join us at the show.

Film By:
Sumiko SaulsonPerformance By:
Camanda Galactica - performance art
Nitya Venkateswaran - classical Indian dance
Laurie Buenafe - performance art
Elizabeth Benson - performance art
Blake More- performance art
Yolanda Owens - spoken word
Yarrow Lutz & Mis Little - spoken wordDjs:
Amber PompeoMusic By:
Pamela VK
Marisa Handler
Regina Fontillo

GODzilla verses Swan bLake
Upcoming Dates & Venues for Poetry Play with Tony SeymourFall 2003
"Words & Music", a project with the Oakland East Bay Symphony
September 19-21, 2003
Art Car Festival
San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley
September 25-29, 2003
USA Today Press Release
artcarfest.com info & schedule of eventsfest 2003 pictures

LA Roadtrip
September 30 through October 9, 2003

BurningMan Decompression
October 12, San Francisco Block Party, Indiana & Mariposa, 18th to 22nd

California Poets In the Schools AC Conference
Westerbake Ranch, Sonoma CA October 12-15th
Spring 2003Laughing Squid Bus Tour
April 2003
(click for pictures/details/links)


The 7th Annual

The festival is the culmination of the San Francisco Mime Troupe's Youth
Theater Project, a two-month playmaking workshop in which
high school students create plays about the issues
that are important to them.

This year's Festival presents three original plays
performed with professional production values supplied by the Troupe's
designers, crew, and live band.

Come experience the raw talent of the City's youth as they
connect the dots between

(Catered reception following Sunday performance)


The Diego Rivera Theater
City College, Main Campus
50 Phelan Street, SF
Parking lot entrance on Judson at Phelan

Amsterdam Summer 2002


Mardi Gras 2002
pictoral recap

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JUNE 2001
a cyberbuss roadtrip to the Art Car Fest 2001
and Fremont Street Parade in Seattle
and on to Vancouver and some island hopping & beyond...my pictures here

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