FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Rivertown Poets: November 4th Reading in Petaluma
Petaluma, California – October 17, 2013
Rivertown Poets: A Muse-ing Mondays announces its sixth reading, scheduled for Monday, November 4th. Local poet Sandra Anfang will coordinate the series and act as host. The November 4th reading features two Bay Area poets, Petaluman John Johnson and San Francisco poet Stephen Kopel.
John Johnson has received awards and honors for his poetry from Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, The New Guard Literary Review, and Sebastopol Center for the Arts. His poems have appeared in BOXCAR Poetry Review, Chaparral, Clade Song, The Comstock Review, DMQ Review, OVS Magazine, Triggerfish Critical Review, Verse Wisconsin and Web Conjunctions.
Stephen Kopel is a teacher, cyclist and witty wordsmith whose zesty language engages the reader/listener in an immediate, imaginative manner usually causing smiles, even chuckles to bloom on faces and brighten any room with serious silliness. He is the author of crux, crax, Spritz, Tender Absurdities and Picnic Poetry (amazon.com) and a contributor to over 330 journals in English-speaking countries.
The new series is designed to bring together seasoned poets and amateurs in the spirit of mutual enjoyment and celebration of the spoken word. Listeners and poets are invited to attend the free event and bring a poem or two to share during the open mic session. Open mic signups will begin at 6:30. The series will continue on the first Monday of every month into 2014. The café is open for food and beverages. It is located at 189 H Street in downtown Petaluma. Look for flyers around town and press releases in local and area newspapers and web links.