Coming up this week

Two great poetry events out here in the Bay Area. You best believe I’ll bve taking notes, pics and video. Maybe not so much at La Peña cuz the lighting doesn’t do my burgeoning digital archival skills any favors but I’ll try.

SPD’s New Lit Gen at City Lights
Wednesday, March 18 7:00pm

Join director of Small Press Distribution, Laura Moriarty, as she hosts an evening of poetry readings celebrating the diversity of the Bay Areas small presses. Featuring Diane di Prima, Javier O. Huerta, Micah Ballard, Sara Larsen, Mong Le, and Anthony Boyd.
Visit the Poetry Trading Post! Each year Small Press Distribution and City Lights donate books that are exchanged for your poems.

More details at City Lights’ website.

Patricia SmithJune Jordan’s Poetry for the People at La Peña Cultural Center
Thursday, March 19 7:30pm

Poetry in the community. A multi-generational poetry conversation featuring four-time National Poetry Slam champion, HBO Def Poet Patricia Smith, Palestinian-American poet & editor Deema Shehabi, Emcee Jen Ro featured on VH1 & MTV, DJ Munkee Pants, P4P poets, & special guests! Hosted by P4P Director Aya de Leon.

More details at La Peña’s website.

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