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September 2015
$3

Cadence Collective Anthology (Year Two)

September 30, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Ugly Mug Cafe, 261 N Glassell St
Orange, CA 92866 United States
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We're crossing the county line and heading out to the Ugly Mug in Orange for a second night of the Cadence Collective Anthology Release celebration! This year has 147 poems from 72 poets, and once again honored with art from Esmeralda Villalobos and portraits by Fernando Gallegos. We're also featuring poets from other Sadie Girl Press publications and will have a large selection of books for sale ranging from $5 to $15. Hosted by Two Idiots Peddling Poetry, Ben Trigg…

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October 2015
Free

Poetry Bleeding #5

October 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Viento y Agua, 4007 E 4th Street
Long Beach, CA 90814 United States
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From the event page on Facebook: This is the fifth night of this reading series, which happens every first Saturday of the month at Viento y Agua Coffee House. The featured reader lineup is: Sarah Thursday Kathryn Formosa McMurray Karie McNeley Larry Raymond Duncan Andrew Turner The first ten minutes will be an open mic and then there will be six readers including yours truly.

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February 2016
Free

San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival Reading

February 21, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
dA Center for the Arts, 252 D South Main Street
Pomona, CA 91766 United States
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Join me at the San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival Sunday, February 21! I will be reading with fellow East Jasmine Review editors Viannah Duncan and Stephanie Barbé Hammer. We will be reading fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from East Jasmine Review. Viannah and I will read some of our own work. Stay and listen to Stephanie read later in the day! Street parking is free on Sundays and the event is free and open to the public both Saturday and Sunday…

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March 2016
Free

Poetry Workshop: The Senses

March 6, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
dA Center for the Arts, 252 D South Main Street
Pomona, CA 91766 United States
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I will be teaching a Sense Poetry workshop at the dA Center for the Arts. We will be working on the five senses as they relate to poetry. More information will be available later or you can contact me.

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April 2016
Free

Featured Reading: Tebot Bach

April 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Goldenwest College, 15744 Goldenwest St
Huntington Beach, CA 92647 United States
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I'll be a featured reader this month at Tebot Bach at Goldenstate West. I'll have copies of my chapbook available for sale!

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May 2016
Free

CHWG Shop Talk. Techniques in Dialogue: Authentic Character Speech

May 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Buddhamouse Emporium, 134 Yale Ave
Claremont, CA 91711 United States
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I'll be teaching a workshop with the Coffee House Writer's Group. Techniques in Dialogue: Authentic Character Speech In this workshop you will learn specifically about techniques for direct dialogue. We will cover what dialogue is, a few do’s and don’ts, subtext, and discuss how character background and relationship influence speech. Short exercises and sharing will follow topics. A group exercise in crafting dialogue and questions will close the session. Please bring pen and paper.  

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$3

Featured Reading: Two Idiots Peddling Poetry

May 18, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ugly Mug Cafe, 261 N Glassell St
Orange, CA 92866 United States
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I'll be featuring at Two Idiots Peddling Poetry May 18 at the Ugly Mug Cafe. Entry is $3 and is always a wonderful reading. I'll also have copies of my chapbook available for sale.

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August 2016
Free

Incandescent Mind Release

August 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fox Coffee House, 437 W Willow St
Long Beach, CA 90806 United States
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I'll be reading at the Incandescent Mind Release party at Fox Coffee House. This project is pretty awesome, so come support great writers and a great small press! Print copies of the new journal will be available for purchase. I'll also have copies of "Gymlationship" available!

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Writing Through Meditation-Workshop

August 27, 2016 @ 10:10 am - 12:00 pm
Ovitt Family Community Library, 215 E C St
Ontario, CA 91764 United States
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Meditation can change your mindset to overcome writer's block and clear the mind to effectively diminish the roadblocks to your writing. With breathing techniques and visualization added to the session, you will have all you need to get writing again. Bring pen/pencil, paper, and something to write on. I'll be facilitating this workshop for members of the Inland Empire Branch California Writers Club. Open to all.

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October 2016
$15

Sense Workshop @ The Poetry Lab

October 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
WE Labs, 235 E. Broadway Ave 8th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
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In this renewed workshop we will not only identify and write with the five traditional senses but also explore beyond to the expanded definitions of sensations. Through exercises, prompts, and sharing, we will craft poetry that breathes life with dimensionality, depth, and weight. Readers and listeners can connect more fully to work that appeals to their senses and allows them to inhabit your words. SPECIAL NOTE: If the front doors of the Pacific Towers building are locked please call 562-264-5883, say you…

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