Long Beach Poetry Festival!


I’m excited to announce I’ve been invited to read at this year’s Long Beach Poetry Festival. Held annually and sponsored in part by a grant from Poets & Writers, the LB Poetry Festival has local headliners as well as National headliners like Tony Hoagland. This year’s main event poet is Joe Weil.

I’m not familiar with Joe Weil’s work, but here’s a bio video about him for the 2008 Dodge Poetry Festival. His major books include The Plumber’s Apprentice and Painting the Christmas Trees

Here is the complete schedule of readings:

10:30: Doors open

11:00 – 12:00

11:00 Elder Zamora
11:20 Ricki Mandeville
11:40 John Gardiner

12:00 – 1:00

12:00 Danielle Mitchell
12:20 Olivier Bochattaz
12:40 Kevin Ridgeway

1:30 – 2:30

1:30 Grant Hier
1:50 Jennifer K Sweeney
2:10 Michael Miller


3:00 Mathieu Cailler
3:20 Lynne Thompson
3:40 Shawnte Orion

4:00– 5:00

4:00 Bill Gainer
4:20 Julia Stein
4:40 Michael Meyerhofer


5:00 John Tottenham
5:20 Sonia Greenfield
5:40 Manuel Paul Lopez


6:00 Douglas Kearney
6:20 Emily Vogel
6:40 Troy Jollimore


Joe Weil

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The Bungalow Building
727 N Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90813

This event is FREE and open to the public!