Saturday, March 19, 2016

March 2016 Poetry at Florey's!

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

***Saturday, March 26th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are: Jennifer Swanton Brown and Amanda Williamsen. 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:

Jennifer Swanton Brown published her first poem in the Palo Alto Times in the fifth grade. She has been a frequent poet-teacher with California Poets in the Schools since 2001; she served on the CPitS Board of Directors (2013-2015) and represented them as prompter for the California Poetry Out Loud state championship in Sacramento (2014, 2015). Her poems have been published in multiple local journals, including Caesura and The DQM Review and several anthologies. She studied Linguistics and Nursing, receiving a Masters of Liberal Arts in 2012. Brown served as the second poet laureate (2013-2015) for the City of Cupertino, California, where she lives with her family. Brown manages clinical research regulatory affairs for Stanford Medicine.

Amanda Williamsen grew up in the farmlands, forests, and floodplains of rural Ohio along the Maumee River. She is now writing a poetry memoir influenced by that landscape, which she intends to become her first book. And as the new Poet Laureate of Cupertino, she's offering a series of classes on writing a poetry memoir, where participants can explore their own landscapes and memories. She has taught writing in elementary schools, high schools, and universities, and her writing has appeared in a variety of literary journals, including the Baltimore Review, New Ohio Review, The Fabulist, and Midwestern Gothic. She earned her M.A. from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, March 26th, 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)