I am both excited and honored to be one of the featured poets at this annual poetry festival held this year on Saturday May 16th from 11 am – 5 pm at Berkeley City College.
Many thanks to poets Sharon Coleman and MK Chavez for herding the cats and handling publicity.
There will be readings, publishers, poetry books, and lots of hometown pride! You won’t want to miss it.
Poet and activist Rafael Jesus Gonzalez will be honored for a lifetime of poetry and social justice.
The poster is gorgeous, don’t you think?
Featured Readers: Mk Chavez, Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, Tony Press, Joyce Young
Plus Open Mic – Want to read? You get 4 minutes, so, time yourself. You can sign up early. Send request to email@example.com Open Mic is before and after featured readers.
Wednesday April 1
1628 Webster Street, Oakland
I’m in the process of creating a broadside of one of my poems that I plan to gift audience members with at two upcoming readings (I will post about them separately).
The broadsides of my own work are a first for me and I’ve had the great fortune to learn more about the history and origins of broadsides from a wonderful poet and friend.
In the past, Black Oak Books, a Berkeley independent bookstore, consistently and generously created broadsides and gifted them to audience members at readings.
I’m curious about the experiences that other writers have had with broadsides. Please share your stories about broadsides. It’s always good to hear what others have done and are doing.
Since a broadside represents one form of independent publishing, I think this will be my Independence Day Post.
Pandemonium Press is Sponsoring a reading at Casa Latina on August 6th to support peace on the 68th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima – Nagasaki.
Here’s a link to the flyer:
Please come out and support us!