July 13, La Jolla/Riford Library, hosted by Bill Harding: 22 contributing poets to the 2013-14 annual, including Sandy Carpenter, Janet Foster, Mary Lenore Quigley, Bobbie Jean Bishop, Regional Editors Jim Moreno and Seretta Martin. Pictured below: Cheri Bentley-Buckman, Regional Editor Brandon Cesmat, Alison Harding, Julie Brossy and Regional Editor Olga Garcia, Ron Salisbury.
June 10, Cafe Cabaret in Normal Heights, hosted by Jim Moreno: 19 contributing poets to the 2013-14 annual, including Sharon Elise, Chris Vannoy, Michael Mark, Lizzie Wann, Joni Mayer, M’Lou Reeves, Dewey Reeves, Diana Griggs, Regional Editors Olga Garcia, Jon Wesick and Seretta Martin. The evening was broadcast on KNSJ — 89.1 FM and knsj.org.
The Escondido Municipal Gallery hosted a special reading for the San Diego Poetry Annual 2013-14 on May 4th, hosted by Regional Editor Robt O’Sullivan Schleith (below). A crowd of 40 showed up to hear exceptional talents, like Sharon Elise (center) and Gordon Johnson read from the new annual.
Paul Szymanski (above), a regular contributor to the annual, charmed the audience with his new poem, The Last Rhino Found Shot.
SRO — a full house at the April 17th reading for the San Diego Poetry Annual 2013-14 at the Mission Hills branch library in Hillcrest. Special thanks to librarian Stephen Wheeler, shown watching from the back, and event host Curran Jeffery, shown introducing poet Karen Stromberg.
On April 8th, the Friends of the Hervey/Pt Loma Library sponsored a special reading for the San Diego Poetry Annual 2013-14. 50 people attended and 15 contributing poets read their work from the new annual. The event was hosted by contributing poet Regina Morin. Pictured below, branch librarian Christina Gonzalez with publisher Bill Harding:
National Poetry Month kicked off a day earlier at Southwestern College, with a reading from Marca Frontera/Border Mark, as part of the 5th annual Guest Writers Series, created by contributing poet and translator, Professor Francisco J. Bustos. (see post below for details)