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Poets @ Play
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 1pm to 4pm

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.

An informal gathering for collaborating with fellow poets about works in progress, that’s what Poets@Play is all about. We alternate between writing and sharing our works in progress. This is not a workshop, but rather a playhouse – some starter ideas and a comfortable place to play with words.

For this month's meeting we are going ekphrastic. That is, we are focusing on using a particular work of art to provide subject matter for a poem, or suggest a thematic approach, or some other characteristic of the poem. This could be from a painting, drawing, or photograph. Or stretch a little more and select a video or song for inspiration. We will have several books with works of art, but feel free to bring your own.

Questions? Call 408-368-0353
RSVP recommended but not required: poetsatplay@pcsj.org
see the calendar for map and directions


Reading Series
Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 7:00pm
Alta Ifland
Judith Oppenheimer

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

Poetry Readings @ Willow Glen Library
Third Thursday of Every Month
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:00pm
Feature: Connie Post

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

Connie Post served as Poet Laureate of Livermore, California ( 2005 to 2009). Her work has appeared in Calyx, Kalliope, Cold Mountain Review, Crab Creek Review, Comstock Review, Slipstream, Pirene's Fountain, The Pedestal Magazine & Valparaiso Poetry Review. She won the 2009 Caesura Poetry Award. Her chapbook "And When the Sun Drops" won the Aurorean Fall 2012 Editor's Choice award. Her first full length manuscript "Flood Water" was released this year by Glass Lyre Press.


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