Monday, February 22, 2016

February 2016 Poetry at Florey's!

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

***Saturday, February 27th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are: Erica Goss and Renee M. Schell. The featured poets will be followed by an open mic period. Open mic sign-up is first come, first served. This event is open to the public and free of charge. You are welcome to bring a snack or beverage to share.

About the features:

Erica Goss served as Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, CA from 2013-2016. She is co-founder of Media Poetry Studio, a poetry-and-film camp for teen girls: She is the author of Wild Place(Finishing Line Press 2012) and Vibrant Words: Ideas and Inspirations for Poets (PushPen Press 2014). Her poems, reviews and articles appear widely, both on-line and in print. Erica works as a poet-teacher and Development Director for California Poets in the Schools. Please visit her at:

Renée M. Schell’s chapbook Overtones won Second Place in the 2014 Palettes & Quills Chapbook Contest. Her poem “Accidental Bird-Watcher’ won First Place in the 2015 Los Gatos Poet Laureate Contest. In 2014 her poem “Beyond Vienna” took Third Prize in the 2014 String Poet competition. Renée’s poetry has appeared in On the Dark Path: An Anthology of Fairy Tale Poetry, Catamaran Literary Reader, Perfume River Poetry Review, and other journals. Her work appears online at,, MonkeyBicycle, Mezzo Cammin and Eye To the Telescope and is forthcoming in All We Can Hold, an anthology of poems about motherhood. She was a contributing editor to the literary journal Red Wheelbarrow for two years and was lead editor of the anthology (AFTER)life: Poems and Stories of the Dead, published by Purple Passion Press in 2015. She holds a Ph.D. in German Studies from Stanford University and taught German for many years. She enjoys sharing poetry with elementary school students and is currently working toward a teaching credential. In her free time she enjoys zumba and classical piano.

We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, February 27th, 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)