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National Poetry Month Open Mic at Odd Mondays
April 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
All poetry is local, specific to one place and one person, writing into the universal void, but join with us to celebrate National Poetry Month Monday, April 29, 7pm to 8pm at Folio Books San Francisco, 3957 24th St. Neighborhood poets Helen Dannenberg and Jeff Kaliss/Writer are the featured readers, but anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Noe Valley is invited to share poetry they’ve written or a favorite poem by someone else for 5 minutes at a time at the open mic. Sign up by firstname.lastname@example.org or at 6:45pm on the day.
Here’s information on our featured poets:
Helen Dannenberg has written with OWL (Older Writers Lab) this past year and participated in workshops with Sally Love Saunders. She has also received choreography fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support from the California Arts Council. As a choreographer/performer, she used spoken word in her pieces. She will have a poem in the upcoming Inpluse Magazine.
A longtime entertainment journalist and author specializing in music, Jeff Kaliss has more recently published poetry and other genres in journals and periodicals. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and hosts the Poetry for the People Podcast at City College of San Francisco. He frequents open mics and concertizes poetry with jazz.