This blog is in memory of your friend, my Father.
Please feel free to send me your memories, anecdotes, pictures and eulogies for posting.
Remember, you are Voices Of Change. Voice the changes you want to see and it shall be.
Thank you.
In Loving Memory, Stephen

Please support Robert McDowell's KickStarter campaign to produce a DVD documentary--conversations with George Hitchcock, legendary poet, editor of Kayak, painter, sculptor, actor, director, playwright, mentor/teacher, Emeritus Professor at UC Santa Cruz, novelist and extraordinary raconteur. George was one-of-a-kind. He lived life large, and his story is amazing. Please go to and give what you can.

"I gladly acknowledge a considerable debt to George Hitchcock and Kayak. He dealt with me kindly and generously, and I had the pleasure of his company several times. I even gave a reading with him, once -- in, I think, Lexington, Kentucky. George read first, and I read second. It was impossible. George read his poems from loose sheets and threw them over his shoulder as he finished with them. By the time he was done, the show was over. To follow him, I needed to be a talking dog." ~ Wendell Berry


George Hitchcock
Celebrating A Life Well Lived
Friday, October 29th, 2010 3-5:30 PM
Porter College Fireside Lounge
Porter College invites you to join us in celebrating the life and work of 
George Hitchcock:  poet, painter, actor, director, partner, father, friend, teacher, 
patron of arts, mentor to generations of artists of so many descriptions.
…oh, yes…and bon vivant!
We will create this event together.  
Please feel free to offer a poem, a brief reading, a story, or a remembrance.  
If you’d like to contribute a photo to be projected, please send 
well in advance to Susan Beach <>.
Those wishing to stroll out to the Hitchcock memorial bench
on the Porter Meadow should wear comfortable shoes.  
Limited free parking will be available from 2:30PM in the Porter College parking lot:  
Please identify yourself to the parking attendant (available 2:30-4PM) who will have the guest list.
We hope you can come!  
Please RSVP by October 22 to Susan Beach <> and indicate how many are in your party.
 Gifts in George's memory can be mailed to Susan Beach, Porter College, and clearly labeled "Hitchcock Poetry Fund" on your check.  
Or contribute online at and specify "Hitchcock Poetry Fund" in the “Other area/Pledge number” box.

Susan J. Beach
Provost Assistant/Porter College
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95064
831-459-2564/FAX 831-459-2569