Readings

readings

Upcoming Readings

All readings are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

 

  • August 25, 2019 at 1 PM – Live Poets Society Orinda Books @ 276 Village Square, Orinda, CA Vallejo Poet Laureate D.L. Lang and Belmont Poet Laureate Emerita Tanu Wakefield.
  • August 25 at 6 PM – Social Justice Poetry at Revolution Books in Berkeley on with Julia Connor (Sacramento Poet Laureate) and Rafael Jesus Gonzalez (Berkeley Poet Laureate). Part of the book release of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice. 2444 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704 
  • September 13, 2019 at 7 PM – Ode to Workers: An Ekphrastic Event Honoring Workers for Labor Day at Georgia Galleria. 419 Georgia Street, Suite 10 in Vallejo. Hosted by Noah Dove. Poetry by Johanna Ely – Former Benicia Laureate, Thomas Stanton – Benicia Poet Laureate, Juanita J Martin – Former Fairfield Poet Laureate, D.L. Lang – Vallejo Poet Laureate, Daisy Villanueva, Aqueila M. Lewis-Ross, Jeannette DesBoine, Noah Dove, Myra Nissen, Diana Tenes, Akilah Jones, Kathy Monroe, Nina Serrano, Bobby Richardson, Fred Dodsworth, Georgette Howington, Mary Susan Gast, Sherry Sheehan, Liv Anderson, Andre Zinkevich, and Suzanne Bruce. Paintings by Manuel Baldemore, Boy Kiamko, Daisy Villanueva, Nell Campos, Oscar Salita, Bill Henesy, Alsier Angeles, Leo Rodas, Angela Simms, Ian Guerrero, and Jonathan Ranola. Takes place during Vallejo Art Walk. 
  • September 18, 2019 7 PM Poets Laureate on Social Justice at Benicia Public Library, 150 East L Street, Benicia, CA, Tom Stanton, Benicia Poet Laureate 2018-present, Indigo Moor, Sacramento Poet Laureate 2017-present, D.L. Lang, Vallejo Poet Laureate 2017-2019, and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice
  • September 21, 2019 – “Meet Me in Millbrae” Gathering of Bay Area Poets Laureate and Poets Laureate Emeriti, Millbrae Library, 1 Library Ave, Millbrae, California 94030 Public reading at 2:30 PM featuring  Camincha Benvenutto (Pacifica), Cynthia L. Bryant (Pleasanton), Aileen Cassinetto (San Mateo County), Poetess Kalamu Chache (East Palo Alto), Johanna Ely (Benicia), Amy Glynn (Lafayette), Caroline Goodwin (San Mateo County), Kevin Gunn (Livermore),
    Dorsetta Hale (Pacifica), Maya Khosla (Sonoma County), D. L. Lang (Vallejo), Juanita Martin (Fairfield), Connie Post (Livermore), Lisa Rosenberg (San Mateo County), Jacki Rigoni (Belmont), Thomas Stanton (Benicia), Robert Sward (Santa Cruz County), and Maw Shein Win (El Cerrito).
  • October 3, 2019 7:30 PM, Poets Laureate on Social Justice at Pegasus Books, Berkeley, CA, featuring D.L. Lang, Vallejo Poet Laureate 2017-2019, Indigo Moor, Sacramento Poet Laureate 2017-present, Rafael Jesús González, Berkeley Poet Laureate 2017-present, Cynthia Patton, Livermore Poet Laureate 2017-present, Julia Connor, Sacramento Poet Laureate 2005-2009 and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice. Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
  • November 8, 6pm, Poets Laureate on Social Justice at Napa Bookmine 964 Pearl Street in conjunction with the Napa Center for Thought and Culture, Napa, CA, featuring Indigo Moor, Sacramento Poet Laureate 2017-present, Jeremy Benson, Napa Valley Poet Laureate 2017-2019, D.L. Lang, Vallejo Poet Laureate 2017-2019, and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice

  • November 10 at 2pm – Poets Laureate on Social Justice at Bird & Beckett Books in San Francisco featuring D.L. Lang, Vallejo Poet Laureate 2017-2019, Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate 2017-present, Dani Gabriel, El Cerrito Poet Laureate 2018-present, Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, Berkeley Poet Laureate 2017-present, Maw Shein Win, El Cerrito Poet Laureate 2016-2018 and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice 653 Chenery St, San Francisco, CA 94131
  • November 17 at 4 PM, Poets Laureate on Social Justice at Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA, featuring Lois Requist, Benicia Poet Laureate 2012-2014, Indigo Moor, Sacramento Poet Laureate 2017-present, D.L. Lang, Vallejo Poet Laureate 2017-2019, Aileen Cassinetto, San Mateo County Poet Laureate 2019-present, Cynthia Patton, Livermore Poet Laureate 2017-present, and host Ron Riekki, co-editor of Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice  51 Tamal Vista Blvd. Corte Madera, CA 94925
  • December 9, 2019 Poets Laureate on Social Justice at Vallejo’s JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara. 6:30-8PM. Co-Features TBA.
  • February 5, 2019 – Alibi Bookshop, 624 Marin St., Vallejo, 7:30 PM Details TBA.

Booking instructions: If you would like me to read at your event, please send me an email at poetryebook@gmail.com Please note: I am just a writer and performer, and occasional judge. I am not an event planner, nor a caterer, nor do I own a sound system. If you’d like me to read longer than five-ten minutes, you must provide a podium and a mic stand, as I have physical disabilities that prevent prolonged gripping and lifting.

Local open mics

For a list of local opportunities to read your poetry visit our Solano County Poetry Resources page or vallejopoetrysociety.org

You can watch archived past spoken word performances by visiting the videos page, and listen to recordings and songs here. I’d appreciate your hitting that shiny subscribe button on my YouTube channel as well.

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