It’s a holiday reading: Well whoop-tee-do!



Thursday, December 19, 2013, 7:00pm
Featured Reader: Nils Peterson
with Sally Ashton, Kelly Cressio-Moeller, and Dennis Richardson

Nils Peterson, author of numerous books of poetry and former Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County, will host a Christmas Reading featuring The 2nd Drama Quartet in a reading of A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, with Sally Ashton, Kelly Cressio-Moeller, Dennis Richardson and Good St. Nils himself.

Open Mic reading to follow
Willow Glen Library
1157 Minnesota Avenue, San José, CA, 95125
(408) 808-3045 or (408) 266-1361
Free and open to the public

Nils Peterson is Professor Emeritus at San Jose State University where he taught in the English and Humanities Departments. He has published poetry, science fiction, and articles on subjects as varying as golf and Shakespeare. A chapbook of poems entitled Here Is No Ordinary Rejoicing was published by No Deadlines Press, a collection of poems entitled The Comedy of Desire with an introduction by Robert Bly was published by the Blue Sofa Press, and a collection of poems entitled Driving a Herd of Moose to Durango appeared in 2005. He was nominated for a 2005 Pushcart Prize. His most recent book of poetry came out in 2011, published by Poetry Center San Jose.

If you’re looking for a last-minute gift idea, I will be bringing copies of Invention:Poems that Celebrate Who We Are and What We Do in Silicon Valley, the anthology of contributors to Poetry on the Move for your purchasing pleasure. Check out the link, above for further detail. They will be offered at a special holiday price of $15 each.


I hope to see you there.

Sally Ashton
Santa Clara County Poet Laureate


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