LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Bill Keener, author of Gold Leaf on Granite and Kathryn Ridall, author of The Way of Stones Saturday, August 8, 2009 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Celebrating the new work of two poets … William Keener has been writing and publishing poetry for the past ten years. He is also an environmental lawyer, and the former director of the Marine Mammal Center in the Marin Headlands. His first chapbook, titled Three Crows Yelling, was co-authored with Marin County poets Bill Noble and Michael Day in 2000. Tonight we celebrate the launch of his first solo collection of poetry Gold Leaf on Granite, which recently won the annual Anabiosis Press contest. Kathryn Ridall came to poetry after a long career as a psychotherapist and unviversity instructor at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill. Her poetry has been published widely in journals such as Kalliope, The Texas Observer, The Chrisysalis Reader, and Pearl. She is the editor of the forthcoming anthology When The Muse Calls: Poems For The Creative Life. This evening she will read from The Way Of Stones, a chapbook released this summer by Finishing Line Press. She also will be reading new, unpublished work.