Saturday, November 23, 2013

Whitman-Stein Poetry Fest in San Francisco, Nov 24

Glenn Ingersoll will be reading as part of the Whitman-Stein Poetry Fest in San Francisco, Sunday, November 24, 2-4pm at the AWE Gallery, 678 Portola. No admission fee.

The Whitman-Stein Poetry Fest was founded by Ron Alexander and happens each spring in Santa Barbara. Sunday's Whitman-Stein is a reunion of Bay Area poets who have read down south.

Ron Alexander created the event to bring poetry to the contemporary LGBT community so named it after two famous American poets, one gay and one lesbian. We're here already, we've been queer a long time, get with it.

To help connect us to our history, poets & listeners alike, Ron asked the poets to read at least one poem by an older gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual poet before reading their own poems. When I read in Santa Barbara in the spring I read a poem by my mentor the pioneering gay publisher, Paul Mariah. I will be reading the same poem in San Francisco.

The other poets:

Nixson Borah (Atascadero) reads Robert Peters

Giovanna Capone (Oakland) reads Pamela Sneed

Marc Hofstadter (Walnut Creek) reads James Schuyler

Tobey Kaplan (Oakland) reads Djuna Barnes

Kit Kennedy (San Francisco) reads Sappho

Jan Steckel (Oakland) reads Gabriela Mistral

more about the venue:
AWE: A Woman’s Eye Gallery
678 Portola Drive
San Francisco, CA
across from Tower Market
in Miraloma Park
free parking at the adjacent Ebenezer/herchurch Lutheran - PURPLE church
(415) 265-8237

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