Saturday Afternoon Poetry is undergoing a format change in 2009 to make each section of it a deeper experience. We will still meet EVERY Saturday in the backroom of the Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public Library on 999 E. Washington Blvd., but between 2pm and 4pm. Here's how it'll work:
January 3rd - EUP Writing Workshop January 10th - Deep Critique January 17th - Open Reading January 24th - Field Trip, 12:30pm departure: Beyond Baroque Workshop January 31st - Feature: Ruth Nolan and the Phantom Seed Poets
February 7th - Feature: M and Steve Williams February 14th - EUP Writing Workshop February 21st - Deep Critique February 28th - Open Reading
March 7th - Feature: San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly # 41 March 14th - EUP Writing Workshop March 21st - Deep Critique March 28th - Open Reading
April 4th - Field Trip, 1:30pm departure: Poetry & Cookies in Altadena Library April 11th - EUP Writing Workshop April 18th - Deep Critique April 25th - Open Reading
The publishing party for the poets being published in the 2009 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Calendar will be on Saturday, December 27th, 2008 between 2pm and 4pm in the backroom of the Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public Library on 999 E. Washington Blvd.
Here is a list of the poets:
LYNN HALLEY ALLGOOD MICHELLE ANGELINI THERESA ANTONIA JACK BOWMAN CALOKIE DON KINGFISHER CAMPBELL BRANDON CESMAT BARBARA COGSWELL PAULI DUTTON HELEN GRAZIANO CHARLES HARMON ELEANOR HIGGINS LINDY HILL JEFFRY JENSEN MINA KIRBY KAREN KLINGMAN DEBORAH P KOLODJI SHARMAGNE LELAND-ST.JOHN ELLARAINE LOCKIE RADOMIR LUZA TOTI O'BRIEN
Poets in attendance will receive a free copy of the calendar. Copies will also be available of the full-color digest-sized cardstock-covered 2009 calendar for just $5 each. If you cannot attend, you may order copies by going to http://paypal.com , selecting Send Money, and directing payment of $7 (includes $2 shipping) to email@example.com , then just wait by the ol' mailbox for lightning-fast first class mail delivery!
Here's the schedule of featured poets for Saturday Afternoon Poetry during December in the backroom of the Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public Library on 999 E. Washington Blvd.
December 13th - Publication party for San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly #40, Fall 2008 Issue December 20th - Holiday Poetry Slam. $5 donation per poet to participate. Winner-takes-all! Non-participants judge. December 27th - Publication Party for the 2009 San Gabriel Valley Poetry Calendar. Please send up to three poems of no more than 30 lines each (including stanza breaks) in the body of an email message by December 13th to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We meet EVERY SATURDAY for three gas-saving events (except on FIELD TRIP days):
1:30 to 2:30pm - Emerging Urban Poets writing workshop 2:45 to 3:45pm - Pure Poetry critique workshop 4:00 to 5:00pm - Saturday Afternoon Poetry (featured poet(s) + open reading)
Attend any one, two, or three as you wish. It's always FREE!
Don Kingfisher Campbell and the Emerging Urban Poets (Michelle Angelini, Theresa Antonia, CaLokie, Barbara Cogswell, Pauline Dutton, Richard Dutton, Helen Graziano, Eleanor Higgins, Lindy Hill, Patrick Jeffries, Mina Kirby, James Pinkerton, Mary Frances Spencer, and Mary Torregrossa) are going on tour with their new anthology and CD! Watch for them at these venues:
Saturday, September 27th, 2pm inside the backroom of the Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public Library for Saturday Afternoon Poetry
Saturday, October 11th, 4pm at the Little Theater in Hollywood for the Artists For A Better World Festival
Sunday, October 12th, 4:30pm at the Lonny Chapman Repertory Theater in North Hollywood for the Sunday Poetry Spectacular
Thursday, October 16th, 7pm at the Bower Condo in Claremont for the Scriblerus Soiree
Saturday, October 18th, 7pm at the Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park for the tcCreative Press launch of Lisa Marie Sandoval's book
Sunday, October 19th, 12:30pm at the Pasadena Senior Center
Sunday, October 26th, 2pm at the Avenue 50 Studio in Highland Park for La Palabra
Tuesday, November 4th, 7:30pm at the Union Artists Gallery in Ventura
Tuesday, November 11th, 9pm at the Cobalt in Canoga Park
Saturday, November 15th, 7pm at the Dorsey House in Lancaster
Sunday, November 16th, 2:30pm at the Home Brew Coffee Company in San Dimas for Our Poetic Souls
Wednesday, November 19th, 6pm at the Canyon Country Library in Santa Clarita for the Poets and Songwriters Workshop