Laureate Events – October and November – 2014

Below are some Santa Clara County Poet Laureate events for late October and November. As always, if you’d like more info as events unfold, please follow me on twitter: @PoetLaureateSCC or like the Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Facebook page: Special thanks to Poetry Center San Jose for co-sponsoring these events. Please visit their site to check out their current projects:


Friday, Oct. 24 – The Commons

St. James Park (1st and St. James, downtown San Jose)
Free admission (donations welcome!)
Thanks to PCSJ for co-sponsoring this event:

The Commons brings contemporary music with classical instrumentation to the masses. I will emcee the event, which features incredible musical talent from all over the South Bay Area. Featured musicians include Cello Joe the beatboxing cellist, dancer/choreographer Jenny Stulberg, violinist Alan Chen, Dreams of June, and violinist Anthony Blea. Join The Commons’ email list for info on future shows:




Sunday, Nov. 2 – Reading at Ravenswood Poetry Series
2657 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA
$5 at the door
Thanks to PCSJ for co-sponsoring this event:

I will be reading alongside my friend and colleague Erica Goss at this event, hosted by Poet Laureate Emerita of Livermore, Connie Post. It’s quite a privilege to be featured at Ravenswood; it’s also a chance for me to try out a few new (newish) pieces. Learn more about Connie and her husband, current Poet Laureate of Livermore, Kevin Gunn visit their sites: and



Chaos Never Dies 

Thursday, Nov. 13 – Reading and Open Mic for Chaos Never Dies Day
Euphrat Gallery at DeAnza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA

Free admission
Thanks to PCSJ for co-sponsoring this event:

Yes “Chaos Never Dies” is a real holiday, and there is no holiday whose celebration calls more for a poetry reading. I’m happy to share the stage with Kim Johnson, winner of this year’s Cupertino Library Foundation Poetry Contest. Bring a poem of your own to share at the open mic! Special thanks to Cupertino’s Poet Laureate, Jennifer Swanton Brown, for organizing this event.




Sunday, Nov. 16 – Reading at The Poetry Kitchen
Los Gatos Library (upstairs)
100 Villa Ave., Los Gatos, CA
Free Admission
Thanks to PCSJ for co-sponsoring this event:

Erica Goss, Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, organizes this recurring event, and I’m happy to be her featured reader. Bring poems and an appetite as Erica is including an open mic and snacks!



Cupertino Library

Thursday, Nov. 20 – Cupertino Youth Poetry Workshop
Cupertino Library
10800 Torre Ave., Cupertino, CA
Free of charge
Thanks to PCSJ for co-sponsoring this event:

This workshop welcomes all teenagers whether or not they have experience writing poetry. While the course includes bit of lecture where we read and analyze a few poems of my choosing, I welcome participants to bring in a poem of their own to work on or a poem written by someone else they’d like to share and discuss. To sign up please contact Supervising Librarian, Roslyn Donald: / (408) 446-1677, x3311



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2 responses to “Laureate Events – October and November – 2014

  1. Great program last night, David. Thank you for informing us.

  2. David, you and Kim rocked my socks and Cupertino’s Euphrat Museum at De Anza college last night. Thanks so much for joining us.

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