Poetry in Ocean, Author Panel + Open Reading @ Central Library, Oct. 14

Poetry in Ocean: A Celebration of the Sunset, Surf and Sea The ocean inspires, connects, sustains us. Artists, poets, musicians, surfers… beach-goers the world over share a deep admiration and respect for the sea. Famed muralist and conservationist Robert Wyland said, “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination, and brings eternal joy to the…

SDPA Reading (La Jolla 7/23) & Poetry by Ameya Pandit

Saturday, July 23, 2-5 p.m.: San Diego Poetry Annual reading with special guest Jack Webb, founder and director of the Border Voices Poetry Program. Join us at the La Jolla/Riford Library, located at 7555 Draper Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037. Hosted by Seretta Martin, Managing Editor, SDPA. All authors, fans of lit arts, and poets looking to publish are…

Spacebar on Sunday, Acid Vault on Tuesday, Katie Manning on CWP!

On Sunday, May 8 from 3 to 5:30 p.m., I’m delighted to read again with author Joe Milosch at Spacebar Cafe & Wine Bistro, 7454 University Ave, Suite A, La Mesa, CA 91942: 2nd Sunday–Jihmye Poetry-Open Mic in person and on Zoom. Jim Moreno hosts, and Alfred Williams provides tech support for Zoom. Meeting ID: 990 814 5215 and Password: poetvoices _________________________________________________ Then on Tuesday,…

Olga García Interview and Reg E Gaines Audio Poem!

Olga García is a bilingual poet, physicist, mathematician, and editor of San Diego Poetry Annual’s Spanish/English edition. In this episode of Central Library’s Conversations with Poets (CWP), Olga and I discuss her extraordinary life. We talk about everything from the inspiration and influence of her unparalleled grandmothers to her resolute determination to become both physicist…

Conversations with Poets: Jeff Walt! and More National Poetry Month Events

Conversations with Poets at Downtown Library! Watch to learn about the lives of San Diego’s most celebrated poets. These are 30-minute video interviews with questions ranging from writer’s craft to inspirations to performance and publishing. Four interviews have posted so far: Ron Salisbury, Rudy Francisco, Ted Washington, and Jeff Walt. Coming up next: Sharon Elise,…

SDPA 2021-22 in person @ Point Loma Library, April 11

Register here to participate or watch and celebrate this year’s SDPA authors in person: SDPA at Point Loma Library Registration (Registration says “virtual,” but this reading will be in person only.) Monday · April 11, 2022 · 6:30pmMarla Haas Community Room, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St, San Diego, CA 92107 You can register (SDPA…

Kids! SDPA Virtual and Hybrid Poetry Workshops for Ages 6-12

Kids writing poetry! Here are two great workshops for kids and families: There is an online event tomorrow afternoon, Nov 2 at 4:00. (Sorry for the late notice).  There is a second hybrid event (online and in person) at the San Ysidro Library on Nov 8.   Below is info and registration for both: Tuesday, November…

Tomás Gayton

Poet, teacher, world traveler, retired civil rights attorney/activist