Jim Moreno Features at Palabra!
an evening of poetry hosted by Ted Washington
Featured reader Jim Moreno
Jim Moreno is an Artist-in-Residence teaching poetry with Arts 4 Learning since 2005. Jim was an original member and coordinator of San Diego’s Langston Hughes Poetry Circle and a board member of the African American Writers & Artists. Moreno was also the director of the Encanto Boys and Girls Club Children’s Poetry Choir and the Language Arts teacher at the All Tribes American Indian Charter School on Rincon Reservation. Since August of 2005 he has intermittently served as the Poet-In-Residence for the Juvenile Court & Community Schools (JCCS) where he teaches poetry workshops for at-risk youth in lockups and community schools. 63 of his JCCS students have been published in the Inbetween Places newsletter, a publication for the homeless. Each of those students were awarded $10.00 for their poetry. 130 of Moreno’s JCCS students were published in the San Diego Poetry Annual between 2015 and 2018. 6 of his Juvenile Hall students have won first place awards in a county-wide Poetry for Peace contest sponsored by the San Diego Peace Resource Center. Each student was awarded $100.00. Publishing and award monies for his adjudicated students have added up to over $1700.00 since 2007. Jim is the author of Dancing in Dissent: Poetry For Activism (Dolphin Calling Press, 2007) and two CD’s of poetry and music. He serves as the coordinator of the San Diego/Tijuana ReEvolutonary Poets Brigade. The Brigade collects food & money donations for Food Not Bombs in Tijuana where the homeless are fed for free at Encalve Caracol 4 days a week. Jim is the host of 2nd Sunday Jihmye Poetry-Open Mic at the Spacebar in La Mesa.
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.
Thursday February 28th
Doors open at 6:30pm
Starts at 7:00pm
La Bodega Gallery
2196 Logan Ave. SD 92113
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