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Poetry Readings at:
Willow Glen Library

Third Thursday of Every Month
7:00 pm
1157 Minnesota Avenue
San José, CA 95125

FREE and open to the public

Poets @ Play

Second Sunday of Most Months
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Edwin Markham House in
History Park
1650 Senter Road,
San José, CA 95112

FREE and open to the public


PCSJ Events:


Reading Series
Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 7:00pm
Shawn Pittard and James DenBoer

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

Shawn Pittard is a poet, screenwriter, and teaching artist with an extensive background in environmental planning and public policy. He is the author of two volumes of poetry: Standing in the River, which was the winner of Tebot Bach’s 2010 Clockwise Chapbook Competition, and These Rivers from Rattlesnake Press.

James DenBoer is an award-winning poet, with grants and prizes from the National Endowment for the Arts, the International Poetry Forum, the National Council on the Arts, the Authors League, the Carnegie Fund for Authors, PEN/NY and other institutions. He has published almost ten books of poetry, and has also published translations of medieval Latin, Arabic and Hebrew poetry, as well as non-fiction books. He is retired from the University of California, was editor of Swan Scythe Books for four years, and is now a lackadaisical used and rare book dealer.

Open reading follows the featured reading. FREE copies of Porter Gulch Review will be available!


Poetry Readings @ Willow Glen Library

Third Thursday of Every Month
Thursday, December 18, 2014, 7:00pm
Feature: Nils Peterson
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

It is our great pleasure to have Nils Peterson as our featured reader again this year, as he has been for many a Christmas. It is rumored that he is bringing some singers along this year. He has been singing in chorales for more than 60 years. Nils Peterson is Professor Emeritus in English at San Jose State University. In 2009 he was chosen the first Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County. He has published poetry, science fiction, and articles on subjects as varied as golf and Shakespeare. His chapbooks include: Here Is No Ordinary Rejoicing, Driving a Herd of Moose to Durango, For This Day, The Revenge of the Socks, and For This Day II. A collection of poems, The Comedy of Desire, edited and introduced by Robert Bly, was published by The Blue Sofa Press. His newest collection, A Walk to the Center of Things, was published by Poetry Center San Jose. An e-chapbook, Talk In The Reading Room, was published by Wordrunner Press early in 2014.


Poets @ Play
next meeting TBA
(please check back)
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

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