First Saturday Poetry

This month we welcome Jared Smith and Lizzie Wann for our First Saturday Poetry Series!
Happy Hour mingling starts at 4:30, reading starts at 5:30.

Jared Smith left college and  hitched across country in his pursuit of The American Experience.  He rose to the position of Special Advisor to our Argonne National Laboratory and advisor to The White House under President Clinton; served on the boards of literary and arts non-profits in New York, Illinois, and Colorado; and has written 14 volumes of poetry along the way.  His work has appeared in literary journals and anthologies in this country, Canada, Mexico, the UK, and in translation in China.

Lizzie Wann graduated with a BA in Literature/Writing from UC San Diego where some of her professors included Victor Hernandez Cruz, Fanny Howe & Quincy Troupe. When she attended a spoken word performance that featured Patricia Smith, she was hooked on mixing performance with the power in the written word. She started attending open mics around Southern California, became the San Diego scene reporter for Next… magazine, created her own readings & produced original shows that featured poets & musicians. She earned a spot on the 1999 Laguna Beach national slam team that competed at the National Poetry Slam in Chicago of that year, & from there, helped make slam poetry a San Diego fixture. She hosted one-off slams, then co-hosted the fledgling San Diego slam, then held at the Urban Grind, until 2003. She also founded the Meeting Grace house concert series which ran from 2000-2008. Her work appears on 2 CDs (A Wing & A Prayer – nominated for Best Local Recording for the 2000 San Diego Music Awards – & A New Leaf), in chapbooks & in anthologies.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 4:30pm
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ISBN: 9781950380473
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Published: Stubborn Mule Press - June 24th, 2019