Tribute to Jon Veinberg with Music by Lance Canales
Take a break from the rush of everyday life and join the River Parkway Trust for Respite by the River. Bring your picnic dinner, blanket and lawn chair, and relax on the Ranch House front lawn while you enjoy live dinner music provided by talented local musicians. Then you'll enjoy a reading by a Central Valley author.
Dessert will be available for sale. Macca's Wine Bar will be open during the dinner hour with wines for sale by the glass
Evening Schedule is as follows:
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Live dinner music, bring your dinner, purchase your glass of wine or dessert
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Reading
Jon Veinberg spent his adult life writing and working in Fresno. Jon was born in a German refugee camp after his family fled Estonia. Upon arriving in America he briefly lived in New York, Connecticut, and Pittsburg before making the haul to Fresno where he graduated from Roosevelt High School and CSUF. He received an MFA from U.C. Irvine. He authored five poetry collections, including Nothing About The Dead, An Owl’s Landscape, Stickball Till Dawn, Oarless Boats, Vacant Lots, and The Speed Limit of Clouds, and was published in numerous anthologies and literary magazines. His last book, Angels at Bus Stops, was published by Lynx House Press in 2015. Jon was a recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Grants,Â and won The Vern Rutsala Award from Hubbub Magazine. He was a treasured member of the Fresno writing community until his recent death.