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Great news! We made the list of the top 10 most liked poetry readings in the Los Angeles area. Number 7 to be precise. Here's the link for the article... > http://www.examiner.com/list/the-top-10-most-liked-poetry-readings-of-los-angeles-2014

If you're interested in being a featured poet for Saturday Afternoon Poetry, be sure to check the schedule below for openings (wherever you see TBA), and email a sample of your poetry and your chosen date to kingfisher1031@charter.net. Also check out the poetic links at lower left for 134 other worthwhile poetry ventures.

Hey So Cal Poets,

Saturday Afternoon Poetry is here for you! We meet EVERY Saturday in the backroom of the Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public Library on 999 E. Washington Blvd. between 3pm and 5pm. Here's our schedule:

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2015 SAN GABRIEL VALLEY POETRY FESTIVAL

Saturday, April 4th, 3 to 5:30 pm - Big Open Reading hosted by KHADIJA ANDERSON, LYNNE BRONSTEIN and KARINEH MAHDESSIAN (All readers will receive prizes) + Special Appearance by A BAND CALLED WORDS (DM Collins) inside the backroom of the Santa Catalina Branch Library on 999 E. Washington Blvd. in Pasadena

Saturday, April 11th, 2:30 to 5:30 pm - Broadside Contest (To be eligible for the $50 prize, email one poem of fewer than 50 lines to kingfisher1031@charter.net by April 10th) + Featured Poets: CALOKIE (3:00), ALEXIS RHONE FANCHER (3:15), JOE GARDNER (3:30), LIZ GONZALEZ (3:45), LOIS P. JONES (4:00), ELMAST KOZLOYAN (4:15), RAUNDI KAI MOORE-KONDO (4:30), MATT SEDILLO (4:45), APRYL SKIES (5:00) & MIKE THE POET SONKSEN (5:15) inside the backroom of the Santa Catalina Branch Library on 999 E. Washington Blvd. in Pasadena

Tuesday, April 14th, 7:00 to 10:00 pm - ZZyZx Writers Read Around hosted by KIMBERLY COBIAN inside the backroom of Garfono's Pizza on 5468 Valley Blvd. in Los Angeles. All genres of creative and nonfiction writing are welcome.

Friday, April 17th, 3:30 to 5;30 pm - Nuvein Foundation for Literature & the Arts sponsors the Poetry In Motion Teen Poetry Contest hosted by KIMBERLY COBIAN at the Arcadia Public Library meeting room on 20 W. Duarte Rd.

Saturday, April 18th, 2:30 to 5:30 pm - Chapbook Contest (To be eligible for the $100 prize, email 10 poems totalling no more than 2015 words to kingfisher1031@charter.net by April 17th) + Featured Poets: IRIS DE ANDA (3:00), ADRIAN ERNESTO CEPEDA (3:15), TERESA MEI CHUC (3:30), MARVIN LOUIS DORSEY (3:45), PATRICK THOMAS JEFFRIES (4:00), CHRIS "CAKESHOP" PENALBER (4:15), RAQUEL REYES-LOPEZ (4:30), ER SANCHEZ (4:45), SARAH THURSDAY (5:00) & MARY TORREGROSSA (5:15) inside the backroom of the Santa Catalina Branch Library on 999 E. Washington Blvd. in Pasadena

Saturday, April 18th and Sunday, April 19th - Desert Writers Camp poetry workshops with LOUISE MATHIAS. Join us for an exciting weekend of Poetry Writing Workshops. We will be going on a field trip to a famous outdoor art installation in nearby Joshua Tree as part of the workshops. Camp onsite, motel nearby, or come Saturday only! Carpools available! $75 Entire weekend (camping or not) $50 Saturday only. Registration and info at: www.khadijaanderson.com,  desertaddictswriterscamp@gmail.com, 206-551-2567

Friday, April 24th, 7:00 to 9;30 pm - Celebrating Poetry Month, ZZyZx Style! Hosted by KIMBERLY COBIAN at the Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea on 5371 Alhambra Ave. in Los Angeles. Featured poets: POETS IN DISTRESS (Jessicka d'Arc, Brutus Chieftain, King Daddy, Betty Nude, Mr. P) + open mic, music, and a poetry writing workshop.

Saturday, April 25th, 2 to 5 pm - Publication reading for the ALTADENA POETRY REVIEW hosted by editor THELMA T. REYNA at the Altadena Senior Center

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Saturday, May 2nd, 3 to 5 pm - Deep Poetry Critique Workshop

Saturday, May 9th, 3 to 5 pm - Featured: ED ROSENTHAL, MAJA TROCHIMCZYK & LUIS VILLALOBOS + Open Reading 

Saturday, May 16th, 3 to 5 pm - Emerging Urban Poets Writing Workshop

Saturday, May 23rd, 3 to 5 pm - Deep Poetry Critique Workshop

Saturday, May 30th, 3 to 5 pm - Featured: Poets published in SGVPQ 66 (Email up to three poems of any length to kingfisher1031@charter.net by May 16th)

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Saturday, June 6th, 3 to 5 pm - Emerging Urban Poets Writing Workshop

Saturday, June 13th, 3 to 5 pm - Deep Poetry Critique Workshop

Saturday, June 20th, 3 to 5 pm - Featured: XOCHITL-JULISA BERMEJO, DONNY JACKSON & RICK LUPERT + Open Reading

Saturday, June 27th, 3 to 5 pm - Emerging Urban Poets Writing Workshop

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Saturday, July 4th - NO MEETING

Saturday, July 11th, 3 to 5 pm - Deep Poetry Critique Workshop

Saturday, July 18th, 3 to 5 pm - Featured: SEVEN DHAR, BEVERLY LAFONTAINE & NANCY LYNEE WOO + Open Reading

Saturday, July 25th, 3 to 5 pm - Emerging Urban Poets Writing Workshop

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Saturday, August 1st, 3 to 5 pm - Deep Poetry Critique Workshop

Saturday, August 8th, 3 to 5 pm - Featured: JAMES MAVERICK, TBA & TBA + Open Reading

Saturday, August 15th, 3 to 5 pm - Emerging Urban Poets Writing Workshop

Saturday, August 22nd, 3 to 5 pm - Deep Poetry Critique Workshop

Saturday, August 29th, 3 to 5 pm - Featured: Poets published in SGVPQ 67 (Email up to three poems of any length to kingfisher1031@charter.net by August 15th)

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All events FREE, as always.

Hope to see you there,
Don