Muffin Top Bakery 233 E State St, Ste A, Redlands, California 92373
I’ll be featuring at The Last Saturday of the Month Open Mic in Tarzana on May 28th from 2 to 4:30 pm. I’m looking forward to a full set of poems after a much needed break. They have an open reading list if you want to share something of your own. Check out lots more details on Facebook!
Rebel Bite Open Mic, hosted by the eternal Shy But Flyy, will be featuring Larry Duncan and Sarah Thursday with BobKat on Monday, March 7th. Singers, musicians, comedians, and poets are all welcome to sign up and share starting at 7 pm! We will still be celebrating our newest releases, Larry’s Drunk on Ophelia chapbook, and my How to Unexist poetry CD. BobKat is bringing the rockstar jams to back the poetic words. Rebel Bite has excellent pizza and an extensive beer list, so bring your appetite!
649 E. Broadway, Long Beach RSVP on Facebook
The 4th Annual San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival will take place on Saturday, February 20th and Sunday, February 21st. Each day of the festival is packed with authors of poetry and prose from noon to nine. Sadie Girl Press has been given a full slot to showcase some of our talented poets, Terry Ann Wright, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Larry Duncan, and myself, Sarah Thursday. What’s even more exciting is that we’ll be joined by special guests, BobKat, who’ll be backing our readings with acoustic music. Join us on Saturday, February 20th, from 4 to 5:15 pm at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona. Better yet, stay all day to hear non-stop literary goodness! RSVP on Facebook
The dA Center for the Arts 252 S Main St, Pomona, California 91766
See the full lineup and more details about the entire weekend festivities on the SGVLitFest event page!
LitFest event page!
On Sunday, February 14th, I will be living a dream. What a better way to start off a romantic Valentine’s Day than with poetry and art? Not only will I be co-featuring with two of the most love filled poets I know, Boris Ingles and Karineh Mahdessian, but it will take place in the brand new North Long Beach Public Library in the neighborhood where I spent all my teen years and first began my journey as a poet. Hosted by the lovely liz gonzález, the Uptown Word Reading & Arts Series brings authors and artists to Northtown. The reading starts at 1 pm and includes an open mic. There are also rumors of chocolate cupcakes! RSVP on Facebook
North Neighborhood Library – Long Beach Public Library
5571 Orange Ave
Long Beach, CA 90805
The event is FREE, but donations are accepted
Recorded at Fox Coffeehouse on January 30th, 2016. Thanks to Maurice Cooper for capturing the set!
On Saturday, January 30th, I’ll be celebrating the release of my new CD/chapbook, How to Unexist, along with Larry Duncan’s new chapbook, Drunk on Ophelia, at Fox Coffeehouse in Long Beach. We will both be reading with the phenomenon that is BobKat and The Poet’s Band. The event will begin at 6 pm and include special guests, Nancy Lynée Woo, JL Martindale, and Daniel McGinn, plus a limited open read-with-the-band list. Both new chapbooks and other Sadie Girl Press items will be available for purchase. Ken Oddist Jones, digital artist/photographer, will be displaying and selling his work as well.
Fox Coffeehouse 437 W. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90806
I honestly never get tired of reading poetry at the heart of my creative community, Viento Y Agua Coffeehouse and Art Gallery. Once again, I have to honor of reading for the Poetry Bleeding reading series hosted by Alan Passman on Saturday, October 3rd, starting at 7 pm. Come out, get a yummy coffee drink or smoothie (my favorite is the vanilla lavender shake), and listen to an evening of local poetry.
The first annual “Silent River Poetry Summit” will take place at “Irvine Global Village Fest” in Irvine, California on Saturday, September 26th. I will be featuring with many other incredible poets, such as Daniel McGinn, John Gardiner, Denise R. Weuve, Lynne Thompson, Raundi Moore-Kondo, and Richard and Robbi Nester. The event is from 10-5 pm. Hosted by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis, this festival is part of the Silent River Film and Literary Society. Find out more and RSVP on Facebook.
Bill Barber Park : 4 Civic Center Plz, Irvine, California 92606
I am thrilled to be included in this anthology of Southern California Poets put out by Don Kingfisher Campbell. All the poems had to be under 300 characters, not words, characters, including the title! Fortunately it was a perfect home for my short poem, “How Quiet Kills”. There will be a reading of the anthology poems on September 28th, from 7 to 9 pm, the Donald Wright Auditorium inside the Pasadena Central Library on 285 E. Walnut St. You can find out more about the event and the other 136 poets at the website: spectrumpublishing.blogspot.com. You can also RSVP on Facebook.