Albion Poet Marilyn Motherbear Scott Featured Poet At Third Thursday Poetry
On Thursday, February 21, at 7:30pm The Third Thursday Poetry & Jazz Reading Series will feature Albion poet Marilyn Motherbear Scott. The reading will take place in its temporary home at the Arena Market Cafe and will begin with live improv jazz and an open mic with jazz improv; the reading will conclude with more live improv jazz.
Marylyn Motherbear Scott, fondly known as the Poet-Priestess, offers spoken word infused with a spiritual influence uniquely her own. She is published in Edward Searl's anthology, Beyond Absence, in Hill/Baker/Starhawk's Circle Round, Annette White Parks' anthology of women writers, Word Weavers, and has self-published a hand-bound book, The Dragonslayer's Daughter and Love's Journey, a book of poetry featured at Point Arena's Third Thursday. She has been featured in Ukiah's Writer’s Read, in Oakland’s S.O.U.P. in Fort Bragg’s Poetry and reads regularly at Mendocino’s Annual Spring Poetry Event, She is a founding member of the Writer’s Club of the Mendocino Coast. Currently, she is writing a memoir, Ohm. Sweet Mystery, and working on a non-fiction book, In Your Own Rite, a continues to write poetry.
Marylyn Motherbear was recently one of the back-to-the-landers featured in “Promise of Paradise” on KZYX. She is also featured in Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo's book (2009), Daughters of Aquarius, Women of the 60's Counterculture, and her life story is reflected in the Divine Right Story by Gurney Norman, published in the Last Whole Earth Catalogue.
She and her four youngest of six kids, went on the Great Peace March for Global Nuclear Disarmament in 1986, from California to Washington, DC. During this time, she wrote and produced an original dance/theater piece titled Sadako's Dance of the Thousand Crane, written in haiku, performed in an americanized kabuki style, in town squares, church basements, and at major universities. Later, in Europe, Russia, and Czechoslovakia. Her continued activism for peace and the environment brought both her theatrical and poetical presence to rallies, demonstrations and venues along the peace path.
Marylyn Motherbear has written and performed countless Circle Castings, Invocations and Rituals, many published in books and journals, and has also written a body of Vision Quests, performing them at workshops and conferences. She was the Consulting Editor for a children's magazine, How About Magic. Her non-profit educational organization, The Magickal Cauldron, produces workshop events. It's motto: Personal Growth on the Ecstatic Edge.
Born in Philadelphia, schooled at Boston University, Bennington College and at Sonoma State, as well as frequenting the community colleges for diverse subjects, she literally danced her way through a large accumulation of credits and graduated with a summa cum laude degree in Creative Writing.
She was the founder of Boston Little Theatre, Inc, in the 60’s, performed in several professional dance companies, taught writing, theatre, & dance at Penisula School, created the Random Family Summer Drama Camp for Kids during the Back-to-the-Land decades. She produced many Magickal Cauldron events. A reviewer for the Brookline Times back in the day, she now reviews theater for The Beacon/Advocate.
Third Thursday Poetry & Jazz is supported by The Third Thursday Poetry Group, many anonymous donors, and Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.