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PoetryView – MoSt Poetry Challenge

December is the time to get creative with your words and phrases. Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center will host the 2nd Tuesday Poetry Reading featuring Meg Withers and Odilia Galvan Rodriguez on December 8 at 7:00 pm online and a Zoom invitation can be found on their Facebook page after December 1.

Be part of the creative process. The New Year’s Poetry Challenge, a month of poetry prompts in your inbox, will start on December 15. You must opt in by emailing<> to get into the mix.

Contribute to the Modesto Poem, a community collaborative poem celebrating Modesto. Send a quatrain (a 4-line poem) about something you love/appreciate/think is pretty okay about Modesto to us at<> with MODESTO POEM in the subject line. Deadline is February 1. All who have attachments to Modesto are welcome to submit. All quatrains will be put together into one big poem celebrating Modesto in honor of the 150th anniversary of the city. Learn more at



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.