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Pick up your copy of Caesura 2018 at PCSJ events!

Caesura 2018 online edition is here!

Events:


San José Poetry Slam
Sunday, December 9
hosted by Mighty Mike McGee, Santa Clara County Poet Laureate
feature: tba

Doors and sign up list opens at 5:00pm
Sign up list closes at 5:29pm
Show starts at 5:30
pm
Follow the Slam on Facebook!

at Cafe Stritch
374 South First Street
in downtown San José
Admission: $5 to $10 sliding scale
(and yes we do accept credit cards)

 


Well-RED
Reading Series
Tuesday, December 11, 7:00pm
Red Wheelbarrow 2018 Release Party

at Works/San José
365 South Market Street
in downtown San José
doors open 6:30pm
$2 admission, no one turned away
Works is on the Market Street edge of the San José Convention Center,
just to the right of the parking garage entrance

 

 


Third Thursdays @ Willow Glen Library

Thursday, December 20, 7:00pm
Feature: Sally Ashton

open mic follows

Willow Glen Library
1157 Minnesota Avenue, San José, CA, 95125
(408) 808-3045 or (408) 266-1361
Free and open to the public.

Former Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Sally Ashton is the Editor-in-Chief of DMQ Review, an online journal featuring poetry and art. She is the author of three poetry books, and a fourth, The Behaviour of Clocks, is forthcoming in 2019. Honors include an artist fellowship from Arts Council Silicon Valley and Montalvo Arts Center. Ashton teaches creative writing at San Jose State University and through private workshops. sallyashton.com

For open mic, this month, we have suggested reading poems by Nils Peterson, or Christmas or holiday poems.

 

Poets @ Play
next date Sunday, January 20, 1pm-4pm
subject to come
Edwin Markham House in History Park
1650 Senter Road, San José, CA 95112
Admission FREE
Free parking in the Staff/Volunteer lot on Phelan Avenue.
Please enter History Park from the Phelan Avenue side.

Questions? Call 408-368-0353
RSVP recommended but not required: poetsatplay@pcsj.org

The Markham House and map:

 

Live Lit Writers Open Mic
every Thursday with Mighty Mike McGee!
see Facebook for lineup, new features weekly!
open mic follows
Follow Live Lit on Facebook!

Caffe Frascati
315 South First Street, Downtown San José
Free and open to the public

Live Lit is a weekly open mic for words. Join us for a night of literature and voice. Bring your stories and poetry. Give us your rants, raves and missives. Sign up begins at 7:00 pm, open mic begins at 7:30, and our special guest goes on around 8:15. Hosted by Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Mighty Mike McGee.

 



VeteransWrite meetings
led by Nick Butterfield, Jeffrey Leonard, and Amy Meier
First Friday of each Month, 1pm-4pm

contact email below for venue in August
Admission FREE

Poetry Center San Jose is offering a monthly writing group to veterans of any age, any military experience and to family members of veterans. All levels of writing experience from beginner to experienced are welcome.

Small group setting to a maximum of 12 participants. Emphasis on poetry including prose poems. Format includes examples, prompts and guidance given by facilitators, time provided to write individually, and for participants to read to group and receive group feedback if desired. Goal is to give voice to the experiences of veterans and family members. Subject matter is unrestricted.

Advanced Registration Requested: Email to veteranswrite@yahoo.com, with your name, branch of service and dates of service, email address or phone number. Registration and questions left at this email address will receive a reply within a week.

Nick Butterfield served for 10 years in USN-R as a Hospital Corpsman. He was activated during Operation Desert Storm, and has worked in Family Practice as a Nurse Practitioner in a FQHC Community Clinic and with the Health Care for the Homeless Project for last 17 years. Nick has been writing poetry since he was 13 years old and has participated in the Willow Glen Poetry Project and other local venues since 1996. His poems have been in 4 anthologies and 2014 issue of Ceasura with poem entitled "PTSD."

Jeffrey Leonard served in the U.S. Army between 1966-1968. Drafted out of San Jose State, he trained as a 11C40, leaving the service as an E-5. He is a 12th generation descendant of men who have served in every major conflict dating back to pre-Revolutionary America. A survivor of the Vietnam Era, he is drawn to the stories of the returning soldiers and how their lives unfold after they remove the uniform. Writing--especially poetry--is a powerful tool that Jeffrey uses to express conflicting, mysterious, dark, and difficult thoughts and emotions. He has spent the last 30 years as an Elementary Educator.

Amy Meier was born in New York City and has lived in the San Jose, CA area for over 30 years. Amy's poems have been published in Porter Gulch Review, Caesura, Portside, and Remembering, An Anthology of Poems Read at Willow Glen Books. She has been a featured reader at Flash Fiction Forum in San Jose, California, Stone Griffen Gallery and TEN10 Gallery in Campbell, CA. In 2015 Amy founded VeteransWrite, a writing group for veterans and their family members, currently meeting once a month on the San Jose State University campus, and performed with this group at the 2016 San Jose Poetry Festival.




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