Chris Vannoy Features at Palabra!
an evening of poetry hosted by Ted Washington
Featured reader is Chris Vannoy
Chris Vannoy has been writing for most of his life. Promoter, editor, teacher, and tireless advocate of words both heard and spoken; he works endlessly to raise up words from page to ear and from mouth to the air.
He is the originator of the Poet’s Tree featured and open reading series, as well as editor of the Poet’s Tree Press. He is also curator for “Bedder” poetry reading series and the International Beat Poetry Festival in San Diego.
He has read at Mills College in Oakland, and at The West Coast Regional slam at Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, California.
He was one of twenty-five San Diego Poets featured in the Exploded Views CD and two CDs from San Diego based group Wormhole.
In 2017and 2018 he’s read in Stockholm, Sweden; London, England; Cardiff, Wales; Swansea, Wales; Margate, England; Ramsgate, England; Dover, England; Chattham, England; Seattle and San Francisco.
His recent books published by Baxter Daniels Ink Press are:
“A Strange Summer” (2014)
“The Rest of It” (2017)
After the featured reading we will have an open mic for anyone who wants to read. Everyone is welcome to come and share a poem, song lyrics, reading or a short story or just bring your ears for listening and enjoy the evening. Original poetry is always appreciated. Everyone needs some place to speak their minds and Palabra is that place. We are an inclusive and supportive group that aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, positive environment, so all talent levels are welcome.
Doors open at 6:30pm and Poetry starts at 7:00pm sharp! We will have a sign-up sheet available at the counter. Each poet will speak for 3-5 minutes each so that everyone who wants to read can have a chance! Palabra poetry night will be every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
Thursday May 10th
Doors open at 6:30pm
Starts at 7:00pm
La Bodega Gallery
2196 Logan Ave. SD 92113
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