Reading Series

Over the next two years I’ll be working with poets throughout Santa Clara County to put on a series of readings. We are on the lookout for enclaves and communities where poetry thrives so that we may amplify their voices, give poets a chance to share their work with new audiences, and strengthen connections between those who share an interest in poetry. Subscribe to this blog or check this page for updates on all upcoming readings.

Upcoming Readings:

  • April 5
    Milpitas Library Poetry Reading
    3pm
    The Milpitas poetry community is truly extraordinary. I’m proud to be in their space once again to read alongside Erica Goss (Poet Laureate of Los Gatos) and Kim Johnson (spoken word sensation). The event also features two former Milpitas Poetry Slam winners, Liala Zaray and Ahsan Zahid. The event comes complete with free food and musical guest, cellist Freya Seeburger. I will also give a poetry workshop at the library at 1pm. Both the workshop and the reading will take place in the auditorium. Email Lauren Teixeira at lteixeira@sccl.org or visit the Facebook event for more info.
  • April 17
    5th Annual San Jose Museum of Art Poetry Invitational
    7pm

    This event brings the worlds of visual art and poetry together through the practice of ekphrasis. Poets perform original works inspired by art on display at the museum. Each poet reads while standing beside his or her chosen art piece. This year, all poems relate to work in the exhibit “Initial Public Offering.” Featured poets include Kimberly Escamilla, Jennifer Swanton Brown, Jason Bayani, Claudia McIsaac, Jasper Haze, Evan Karp, Nils Peterson, Sally Ashton, and myself. You can’t miss the location. Just come in through the front door and “Initial Public Offering” is immediately to your right. Visit the Facebook Event for more info.
  • April 24
    San Jose State University’s Legacy of Poetry Day
    12pm
    Every year, SJSU hosts this event, and this they’re holding it in honor of poets Wanda Coleman and Edwin Markham. I am proud to share the stage with Joy Harjo, Al Young and Sally Ashton and Nils Peterson. We will be reading poems from Coleman and Markham in addition to our own works. The event is held out doors at SJSU right in front of the campus entrance to the MLK library. Visit the SJSU Legacy of Poetry page for more info.

 

2 responses to “Reading Series

  1. Wonderful blog, Sally. All best to you in 2012.
    And if anyone reading this is thinking about going
    to Lisbon, just go. You won’t regret it.

  2. Riding the #60 VTA bus to
    Santa Cara’s Senior Center
    steadying my walker-sitter
    distracts me from the poems
    on the posters above me. It’s
    worth the buck nonetheless.
    This is my poem about it all.

    - Bill Costley, Santa Clara

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