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San José Poetry Festival 2018

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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):
Matthew Zapruder;

Lunch (12:20-1:30pm)

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).

Earlier Event: August 29
GO-GO-GONE Show Judge
Later Event: November 30
Eastwind Books Feature