Poetry in Ocean, Author Panel + Open Reading @ Central Library, March 21

Poetry in Ocean: A Celebration of the Sunset, Surf and Sea (Library registration HERE).

The ocean inspires, connects, sustains us. Artists, poets, musicians, surfers… beach-goers the world over share a deep admiration and respect for the sea.

Poetry in Ocean: A Celebration of the Sunset, Surf and Sea panel and open reading was born of the same gusto for sun and surf, San Diego style! The evening will start with a panel discussion led by surfer and associate publisher of the San Diego Poetry AnnualMichael Klam. Panelists are surf journalist Scott Bass, classical pianist/surfer Jeeyoon Kim, poet/visual artist Ted Washington, and lifelong surfer, artist, author and contributing writer at The Surfer’s JournalCher Pendarvis.

Open mic follows the panel. All poets and writers of any genre are invited to share their take on the influence and inspiration they draw from the sea. Open mic readers will share one poem (or two short ones) or one piece of short prose each. Writers can sign up on the night of the show or preregister to read at sdpoetryannual@gmail.com.

The Friends of the San Diego Central Library will also be hosting a membership drive to support the library. Everyone who stops by their table will get an opportunity drawing ticket and be eligible to participate, no purchase necessary. Prizes include a Hank Warner custom surfboard, $100 dinner gift certificates to Bully’s East Prime Bistro Sports Bar (and ball caps and shirts from the restaurant), and assorted swag from Rocky’s Crown Pub.


Your panelists for the evening:

Cher Pendarvis, author/artist panelist
Jeeyoon Kim, author/classical pianist panelist
Ted Washington, poet/visual artist panelist
Scott Bass, surf journalist panelist


Opportunity drawing sponsors:

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