Category Archives: California

Diana Betancourt -San Francisco, CA 2020 ZOOM

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Alex Espinoza-Kulick – Santa Maria, CA Corazón del Pueblo: The Cultural and Creative Arts Center of the Santa Maria Valley 2020

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Karen Melander-Magoon San Francisco, CA 2020

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Lynne Knight-Sixteen Rivers Press SF, CA 2020

Lynne Knight lynneknight527@gmail.com In support of its Anthology-in-the-Schools Project, Sixteen Rivers Press (www.sixteenrivers.org) will launch a reading of nine poets from its 2018 anthology, America, We Call Your Name, on September 13 at 4 p.m. PST. The video will be … Continue reading

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Karen Melander-Magoon- San Francisco, 2020

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Pratibha Kelapure – The Literary Nest -Los Gatos, CA 2020

Pratibha Kelapure – pratibha.kelapure@gmail.com The Literary Nest

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Los Angeles Poet Society- April 2020

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Susan Lamont- Santa Rosa, CA March 22, 2020

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Susan Lamont-Santa Rosa, CA March 22, 2020

Susan Lamont of 100 Thousand Poets for Change and Sonoma County Poet Laureate Maya Khosla invite you to read at Time for a Change: Community Oversight of Our Local Law Enforcement Sponsored by 100 Thousand Poets For Change Sonoma County A … Continue reading

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Joyce Jenkins-Annual Watershed Poetry Festival 2019

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Los Angeles Poet Society- Tia Chucha Press: 100 Thousand Poets for Change, 2019

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Sharon Coleman/Jeanne Lupton- Backyards: Poets for Local Change Alameda, California 2019

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Grafitti Bleu and Jacquelyn Smithson Howard- Sacramento, California 2019

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Diana Betancourt-Sacramento/Davis/SF 2019

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Pratibha Kelapure -Los Gatos, California 2019

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24th annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival. Saturday, October 5, 2019, Noon to 4:30. at Civic Center Park, Berkeley, CA.

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Susan Lamont-Santa Rosa, California 2019

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Roy Anthony Shabla-Los Angeles, CA 2019

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California Poets In The Schools, Read A Poem To A Child 2019

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Youssef Alaoui, John Givens, and Paul Corman Roberts-Oakland Peace Center-Oakland, CA 2019

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Jamie Dedes-Bezine-Virtual based in Redwood City, California 2019

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Jessica Wilson Cardenas- Tia Chucha-Sylmar, CA 2019

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Youssef Alaoui, John A Givens – Oakland, CA 2019

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Susan Lamont-Santa Rosa, CA 2019

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Cathy Webster-Chico, CA 2019

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Patti Sullivan and Kevin Patrick Sullivan, San Luis Obispo, CA 2019

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Carl Macki-Fairfax, CA 2019

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Grafitti Bleu- Sacramento, California 2019

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Watershed Poetry Festival-Berkeley, CA 2018

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Karen Melander – Beat Museum, Noon Segment, San Francisco, CA 2018

ORGANIZER: Karen Melander  

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Jacquelyn Smithson Howard – Sacramento CA 2018

ORGANIZER: Jacquelyn Smithson Howard CONTACT: jacki1711@gmail.com Reading at North Area Community School, 4000 Pinell Street, Sacramento, Ca 95838. The class was seven 9th -12th grade students  

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Kevin Patrick Sullivan-San Luis Obispo, CA 2018

ORGANIZER: Kevin Patrick Sullivan CONTACT: kpsslopoet@charter.net David Evans and SLO Poet Laureate Emeritus Bonnie Young along with Patti Sullivan – Mary Kunz – Paula C Lowe – Dr. Lani Steele – Don Wallis -SLO Poet Laureate Emeritus, Kevin Patrick Sullivan … Continue reading

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Karen Melander Magoon – San Francisco, CA 2018

ORGANIZER: Karen Melander Magoon CONTACT: karenmmagoon@gmail.com

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Michael Reyes- Love, Migration & Revolution- Venice, California 2018

ORGANIZER: Michael Reyes CONTACT: michaelreyesx@gmail.com   Photos by Mike Wamungu

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Jessica Wilson- Tia Chucha, Sylmar, California 2018

ORGANIZER: Jessica Wilson CONTACT: europawynd@gmail.com

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Ann Caranza- In Memory of Penelope La Montagne- Healdsburg, CA 2018

Organizer: Ann Caranza Contact: positivelyann@sbcglobal.net  

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Rex Butters /Jim Moreno- Sept. 21, San Diego Institute of Art, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 2018

CONTACT: REX BUTTERS   jingqishen999@gmail.com 100,000 Poets for Change, Karen An-hwei Lee, Julie Corrales, Shadab Zeest Hashmi, Poetic Matrix @ SDAI, Sept. 21 100,000 Poets for Change, Karen An-hwei Lee, Julie Corrales, Shadab Zeest Hashmi, Poetic Matrix @ SDAI, Sept. 21 … Continue reading

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Trina L. Drotar and Sandy Thomas- Crossroads Reading Series November 17, 2018

ORGANIZE: Trina L. Drotar and Sandy Thomas CONTACT: trinaldrotar@gmail.com  

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Paul Corman-Roberts, Fred Dodsworth, Bob Booker- Beat Museum, San Francisco, CA 2018

ORGANIZERS: Paul Corman-Roberts, Fred Dodsworth, Bob Booker- Beat Museum CONTACT: Paul Corman Roberts pabs67@yahoo.com TIME: Sep 29 at 12 PM – Sep 30 at 6 PM PDT LOCATION: The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway at Columbus Ave, San Francisco   SEP29 The … Continue reading

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Sojourner Kincaid Rolle – Santa Barbara, CA 2018

ORGANIZER: Sojourner Kincaid Rolle CONTACT: sojourner.rolle@gmail.com  

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Richard Modiano/Antonietta Villamil- Beyond Baroque- Los Angeles, CA 2018

ORGANIZERS: Richard Modiano/Antonietta Villamil- Beyond Baroque- Los Angeles, CA CONTACT: RMODIANO@ca.rr.com   Photos by Leanor Johansen

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Roy Anthony Shabla & Clifton Snider-Downey, California 2018

ORGANIZER: Roy Anthony Shabla CONTACT: guruguynlalaland@aol.com the september green salon is 100k poets for change, a worldwide event supporting social and political equanimity. we are looking for short filmmakers to offer 3 minute films with social themes. a full-length film … Continue reading

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Aqueila M. Ross- Richmond, CA 2018

ORGANIZER: Aqueila M. Ross ORGANIZER: alewiskpfa@gmail.com

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Graciela Artes Vega- Watsonville, CA 2018

ORGANIZER: Graciela Artes Vega CONTACT: gvegacendejas@gmail.com We will be having a poetry event in the plaza in Watsonville on Friday September 28, 2018From 5 to 7 pm at the Watsonville Farmer’s Market Watsonville, CA Declamé un poema a los niños … Continue reading

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Penny Kline- Sacramento Poetry Center, Sacramento, California 2018

ORGANIZER: Penny Kline CONTACT: ovationstage@gmail.com

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Nicia De’ Lovely-I March For YOu, Bay Area/Oakland, California 2018

ORGANIZER: Nicia De’ Lovely CONTACT: niciadelovely@gmail.com     About yesterday… AH-MAZZZING DAY!!! TRULY. As expected, my protest was extra lightweight in bodies, BUT, as always it was rich in spirit and purpose. My beautiful sister-friend and I walked, talked, posed for … Continue reading

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Carl Macki- Fairfax, California 2018

ORGANIZER: Carl Macki CONTACT: carlmacki@gmail.com      

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Lee Ballinger- Hip Hop Awareness Festival 100TPC LA Radio Studio-2017

ORGANIZER: Lee Ballinger CONTACT: rockrap@aol.com          

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Penny Kline – Sacramento, California 2017

ORGANIZER: Penny Kline CONTACT: ovationstage@gmail.com

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Halleluja Adams – Baywood, California 2017

ORGANIZER: Halleluja Adams CONTACT: hadms01@calpoly.edu

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Samuel Duarte -Santa Maria, CA 2017

ORGANIZER: Samuel Duarte CONTACT: hiram_sam@yahoo.com

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Deborah James – Oakland, CA 2017

ORGANIZER: Deborah James CONTACT: debjame@yahoo.com

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Poetess Kalamu Chaché – East Palo Alto, California 2017

ORGANIZER: Poetess Kalamu Chaché CONTACT: kalamu_pro@hotmail.com      

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Arnoldo Colibrí Hummingbird – Oakland, California 2017

ORGANIZER: Arnoldo Colibrí Hummingbird CONTACT: arnoldoga@gmail.com

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Mahnaz Badihian – San Francisco, California 2017

ORGANIZER: Mahnaz Badihian CONTACT: badihian@gmail.com

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Dan Brady – Sacred Grounds Cafe – San Francisco, California 2019

Dan Brady:  http://www.creativeideasforyou.com/emailpage.html Sacred Grounds Café: 2095 Hayes @ Cole: 387-3859 Fine poetry and good food since 1972; the longest running open mic in San Francisco!

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Benjamin McCoy – Sacramento, California 2017

ORGANIZER: Benjamin McCoy CONTACT: trmtherealmc8@gmail.com

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V Kali -World Stage, Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California 2017

ORGANIZER: V Kali CONTACT: vkaliflowers@gmail.com

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SK Rolle-Santa Barbara, California 2017

ORGANIZER: SK Rolle
CONTACT: sojourner.rolle@gmail.com

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Jessica Wilson Cardenas-Tia Chucha-Los Angeles, CA 2017

Organizer: Jessica Wilson Cardenas Contact: europawynd@gmail.com  

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Jazabelle Armstrong Merced, California 2017

ORGANIZER: Jazabelle Armstrong CONTACT: jarmstrong@ucmerced.edu

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Daniel Yaryan- Santa Cruz, California 2017

ORGANIZER: Daniel Yaryan CONTACT:- dyaryan@gmail.com 100 Thousand Poets For Change will be hosted by Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts on Saturday, September 30 at 3 p.m. at the Kamstra Sparchive, located at 5321 Scotts Valley Drive #201, Scotts Valley, CA (Santa … Continue reading

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Anne Tammel – Poets and Dreamers – San Clemente, CA 2017

ORGANIZER: Anne Tammel CONTACT: anne@poetsanddreamers.com  

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Youssef Alaoui – Morro Bay, California 2017

ORGANIZER: Youssef Alaoui CONTACT: slo100tpc@boun.cr  

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Khalid Naitzehou – Temecula. California 2017

ORGANIZER: Khalid Naitzehou CONTACT: khalid.naitzehou@gmail.com

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Silvia Brandon-Perez – Hayward, California 2017

ORGANIZER: Silvia Brandon-Perez CONTACT: silviantonia@gmail.com

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Trina Drotar – Sacramento, California 2017

ORGANIZER: Trina Drotar CONTACT: trinaldrotar@gmail.com

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Donna Spruijt-Metz – Larchmont Village, California 2017

ORGANIZER: Donna Spruijt-Metz CONTACT: Dmetz@usc.edu

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Stella Beratlis and Gillian Wegener – Modesto, California 2017

ORGANIZERS: Stella Beratlis and Gillian Wegener CONTACT: stellaberatlis@gmail.com

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Paul Corman Roberts – Oakland, California 2017

ORGANIZER: Paul Corman-Roberts CONTACT: pabs67@yahoo.com  

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Donna de la Perriere – San Francisco, CA 2017

ORGANIZER: Donna de la Perriere CONTACT: ddelaperriere@cca.edu

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Josette Siquieros – Claremont, California 2017

Organizer: Josette Siquieros Contact: Jsiqueiros777@Gmail.com

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Jesse Loren – Winters, California 2017

ORGANIZER: Jesse Loren CONTACT: Jloren4322@gmail.com

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Lee Balan – Palm Springs, California 2017

ORGANIZER: Lee Balan CONTACT: LBALAN@dc.rr.com

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Cassandra Lopez – Oakland, California 2017

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