Annual SDPA Open Reading Hosted by Jim Moreno at Spacebar (9/11) + “Good Trouble” Book Release (9/8)

Sunday, Sept. 11 from 3-5:30 p.m.: San Diego Poetry Annual open reading, hosted by author Jim Moreno and sponsored by SDPA and Spacebar. All authors, fans of lit arts, and poets looking to publish are welcome. Come to watch, share, and celebrate. Sign up to read on the day of the event or by email at or text (619) 957-3264. Please indicate in your message whether or not you’ve previously published work in SDPA.

Spacebar Cafe & Wine Bistro is located at 7454 University Ave, Suite A, La Mesa, CA 91942.

2nd SundayJihmye Poetry-Open Mic takes place in person and on Zoom. Jim Moreno hosts, and Alfred Williams provides tech support for Zoom. Meeting ID: 990 814 5215 and Password: poetvoices


Thursday, 9/8 at 3:00 pm., join Jim Moreno and Joe Milosch as they launch their new collaboration, An Activists Poetry Anthology: Selected Poems For Good Trouble at Mission Valley Public Library, 2123 Fenton Pkwy, San Diego, CA 92108.

 Jim Moreno hosts, Alfred Williams moderates Zoom:

Hear poets Pilar Rodriguez Aranda, Delores Fisher, Joe Milosch, Jim Moreno, & Mary Williams read their poems published in the anthology.

The anthology includes 22 poets who were asked by the co-editors to help counter hate and ignorance.  Notes on and examples from mentors and writers who influenced them, these 77 poems, translations, and essays speak to the role and power of poetry (and the arts) to create awareness, foster empathy, and produce change and transformation in the reader and the listener.

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