Dana Gioia at the Central Library, New Alchemy at Lestat’s, Cheapest Flight to La Bodega and Page to Canvas to Stage Pics

Much love and thanks to all the poets and fans who came out to P&A on June 23! Congrats to Viet Mai, Alex Salazar and Christophver R for winning the People’s Choice Poem Performance Awards. Ant Black, Judy Reeves, Franco Z, Robert O’Sullivan, Seretta Martin, John Rubio, Jim Moreno, Bill Harding and all the editors and anthology poets put on a great show!

Clockwise from top left: Ant Black, Adam Greenfield, Franco Z, P&A audience


Monday, July 17 @ 6 p.m. — Join California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia at the Central Library for a reading and literary scene conversation with local lit folk. All writers, organizers, event hosts, and poetry lovers welcome to come and discuss our region’s literary history and happenings.  BBC radio will be on hand to record and broadcast the reading and conversation.  More about Dana at www.danagioia.com and flier info here:


Thursday, July 20 @ 7 p.m. — New Alchemy! Check out Jimmy Jazz and Michael Klam, reading at Lestat’s Coffee House. The great poet Seretta Martin hosts. Jazz and Klam will share selections from their new books, “The Book of Books” and “The Cheapest Flight to Paradise.”


Thursday, July 27 @ 7 p.m. — Cheapest Flight to La Bodega! Puna Press/Michael Klam book opening at Ted Washington’s Palabra reading in Barrio Logan. Click on the Palabra flier to see the press release.
 palabra  CheapestFlightToParadise Front Cover
Check out Page to Canvas to Stage‘s new installation:Working together, students made a plan…


…sketched and outlined and edited…


…wrote thought bubbles, painted, cut and revised…

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…then installed the final product!

This post’s illustration by Ron Moya from Michael Klam’s Cheapest Flight to Paradise.

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