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Just Words: Cathie Eisen

Join us on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 2:00pm at the Tranquilbuzz Coffee House (112 W Yankie St.) for Just Words! Cathie Eisen will read from her work.



Cathie R. Eisen was born in 1958 in Suffern, New York, thirty miles north of New York City. At seventeen she followed her dreams and headed west. When her car blew up in Ottawa, Illinois she sold it, bought a backpack, and hitchhiked to California. She eventually took up residence in New Mexico. She spends most of her time living off grid in Nogal, New Mexico, or venturing off in her camper. She is a dedicated journal keeper and writer and her essays and poetry have been published in several local publications. She has found a loyal following through her blog and at open mic venues. ‘If Not Now, When?’ will be her first published book.



A sample of Cathie Eisen’s writing:


It is like a dove. You can sit and watch it and be enthralled by its beauty and splendor. See its freedom and grace as it flies. Hear the soft rustle of its feathers as it lands. You can silently watch it for hours without disturbing but a moment of its serenity. Yet, if you hold it for but a moment, it dies. The second you try to grasp it, control its movement or try to possess it unto yourself, it frees itself from your grasp, leaving only its trembling death in your hands. Be satisfied to watch it move freely in its existence and fulfill its coming life. Allow it to fly unhindered and unafraid. Leave it to the winds. Satisfy your heart with its very existence. Learn from its simplicity in living.



Open mic will follow promptly after the featured artist!


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