Respite by the River: Featuring Catherine Abbey Hodges, with music by Rob Hodges

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  • Presented By: San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust
  • Dates: August 12, 2021
  • Location: San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust
  • Address: 11605 Old Friant Rd, Fresno, CA 93730
  • Phone: (559) 248-8480
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Bring your picnic dinner, lawn chair, and relax on the Ranch House front lawn while you enjoy music provided by talented local musicians. Macca's Wine Bar will be open during the dinner hour with wines for sale by the glass.
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Live music by Rob Hodges
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Reading by Catherine Abbey Hodges
8:00 pm - Book sales and signing
Catherine Abbey Hodges is the author of three full-length poetry collections, most recently In a Rind of Light (Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2020). Instead of Sadness, her first book, won the 2015 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize from Gunpowder Press. Her poems have been anthologized, featured on The Writer’s Almanac and Verse Daily, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Catherine teaches English at Porterville College, where her students keep her awake and amazed, and collaborates with musician and labyrinth-maker Rob Hodges. For more information, visit