Monday, October 20, 2014

October 2014 Poetry at Florey's!

Florey's Books invites you to our ongoing poetry event.

***Saturday, October 25th, 7:30-9:30pm***

From Sherri:

The time has almost arrived for our last poetry reading for this season at Florey's (we resume in January 2015). I want to invite you to join us for what is usually an exceptionally lively and enjoyable evening. Our two featured poets, Terri Glass and Claire Blotter, will share their artistry with us; their styles nicely complement and enhance one another, and will take us to some interesting places. As always, we invite you to read your own poetry, or a favorite poet's, at open mic; you can also come to lend your ear to others. Poetry does not live and breathe without an audience. Bring a snack or beverage to share, if you can; there are rumors that the famous castle cake will be on the table!

There are two unusual elements for this evening. The first is what I detailed for you in the earlier announcement. We will have more than three dozen framed works of art displayed in the store for your perusal. They will be nominally priced, and if you choose to purchase one, your contribution will be added to others, and sent to Bill Burruss, former owner of Know Knew Books in Los Altos. Bill has long been a friend to literature, poetry and all the arts, as well as to Bob and me during the two years we hosted a poetry series at Know Knew. The loss of his store to an unscrupulous business partner meant the loss of his livelihood, and he and his wife have been forced to leave the area. If you don't want to buy a piece of art, you can make a contribution of any size, and will be part of the message that others care about what has happened to him.

One note about the art: these works are not in pristine condition, though some are quite fine. They are pre-loved; some of them, very well indeed! Bob and I have cleaned them up completely so they will put their best faces forward, and we hope you will come a little early to take a look. The collection is a very interesting one, and perhaps you will find something that resonates for you!

As well, I wanted to let you know that copies of my friend, Anne Benvenuti's book, Spirit Unleashed: Reimagining Human-Animal Relations (containing my poem "Wild Healing") will be available for purchase. The book has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and is a timely and thought-provoking work. If you don't know about it, I invite you to take a look.

I appreciate your patience with all this, and hope to see you on Saturday!

Poetry (and art show) at Florey's:

***Saturday, October 25th, 7:30-9:30pm***


Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-8811
Open 10am to 6pm every day (8pm Fridays)