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*****Media Advisory*****
Press Release
An Evening with Spoken Word Artist and Poet, Paula Sheil
4/14/05

BRENTWOOD, CA – The Brentwood Arts Commission is pleased to host an evening with Paula Sheil. She will be performing her spoken work poetry to music on Wednesday, April 20th in the Blue Room at the Community Center at 7 pm.

Paula is the founder and editor of ZamBomba!, a free quarterly poetry journal featuring poets primarily of the California Central Valley (Circ. 7,000 from San Diego to Seattle). The journal published 350 poets and 550 original poems during its run from 1996 to 2001.

She has two books of poetry to her credit, Trinity Times –Ate, Poets Corner Press, 2003 and The Moon in Three Pieces: Poets Edie Postell, Paula Sheil and Josee Andrei, AMP Press, 1998.

She is also known throughout California for her Spoken Word performances. Most recently these have included: 2004 In the Moment: an improvisation troupe, including jazz musicians, poets, painters and dancers. This was performed at the American Blues Theatre Company, The Haggin Museum in Stockton and 21 Grand in Oakland.

Paula has appeared on numerous radio performances for KUOP, Stockton; KUSF, San Francisco; KFCF, Fresno and is a regular reader and performer in San Francisco and throughout Northern California. Often her performances include dancer, Lisa Rie and various musicians. She has an ongoing audio presence at www.poetscornerpress.com. Sheil is a noted dancer and thespian.

Paula’s day job is that of a newspaper staff writer for the Stockton Record. She also teaches English at San Joaquin Delta College. In former lives she has been an elementary school teacher, art administrator, development director, account executive…an extraordinary array of experiences for poetic inspiration!

This event is free and open to the public!

For additional information contact the Brentwood Arts Commission at (925) 516-5376

The mission of the Arts Commission is to promote, encourage and stimulate the development of and interest in the fine and performing arts, and to act in an advisory capacity to the City concerning its artistic and cultural development.

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