The Fourth Annual San José Poetry Festival will celebrate our community's diverse ethnic and cultural heritage with a wide range of topics and literary styles reflected in performances and a small press fair on Saturday October 13th and workshops Sunday October 14th. Safari Kitchen will be serving affordable East African inspired Somali entrees for lunch on Saturday.
a day of readings and performances:
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9am to 5pm
Blessing/Invocation by Kanyon Sayers-Roods (9-9:30am, @ Markham House): she is Costanoan Ohlone-Mutsun and Chumash and also goes by her given Native name, "Coyote Woman".
Yuki Teikei Haiku Society (9:30-10:20am, @ Renzel Room):
Alison Woolpert and Karina Young;
Pranita Patel and Aparna Ganguly (10-10:50am, @ Firehouse);
VeteransWrite (10:30-11:20am, @ Renzel Room):
Dale Barnett, Nick Butterfield, Emilio Gallegos, Jeffrey Leonard, Amy Meier, Doug Nelson, Carol Steele;
Keynote Address (11:30-12:20pm, @ Markham House):
Yosimar Reyes (1:40-2:30pm, @ Firehouse);
Barbara Jane Reyes and Samantha Lê (2:00-2:50pm, @ Renzel Room);
Poet Laureate of East Palo Alto Poetess Kalamu Chaché and San Mateo County Poet Laureate Lisa Rosenberg (2:40-3:30pm, @ Firehouse);
MK Chavez and Yaccaira Salvatierra (3:00-3:50pm, @ Renzel Room);
Spoken Word (4:00-5:00pm, @ Markham House):
Joseph Jason Santiago LaCour, Lorenz Dumuk, ASHA, and Kanyon Sayers-Roods;
San José Poetry Slam with special guest Yesika Salgado (7:00-10:00pm @ Cafe Stritch, 374 S. First Street, downtown San José).