Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 2017 Poetry at Florey's!

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

***Saturday, April 29th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Lisa Rizzo and Sherri Rose-Walker.

From Sherri:

I hope you have been celebrating National Poetry Month by writing, reading or reciting poetry at every available opportunity! Please also come to an evening of celebration, and the sweet harmony of poetry. We will be celebrating the sixth(!) anniversary of the Poetry at Florey's series, Poetry Month, and Shakespeare's birthday (the 23rd, it is thought).

Lisa Rizzo (who has a new book of her work), and I will be your featured poets, and we hope you will join us. This is my one perfect chance to read the poem I wrote for Shakespeare, so I will! if you have anything written for or inspired by the Bard of Avon, do bring it to share! You are, of course, welcome to share poetry on any theme at open mic (3 minutes, please), or come simply to revel in the alphabetic labyrinth. Please also bring, if you can, snacks, drinks, or supplies (napkins, plates, utensils) for the table (this help is SO much appreciated).

About the featured poets:

Lisa Rizzo is the author of Always a Blue House (Saddle Road Press, 2016) and the chapbook, In the Poem an Ocean, (Big Table Publishing, 2011). Her work also has appeared in such journals as 13th Moon, Calyx Journal, and Naugatuck River Review. Two of her poems received 1st and 2nd prizes in the 2011 Maggi H. Meyer Poetry Prize competition. She can be reached online at lisarizzopoetry.com.

Lisa spent 23 years teaching middle school English/Language Arts. Now she works as an instructional coach, helping teachers improve their reading and writing instruction. Born in Texas, raised in Chicago, Lisa moved to the Bay Area 36 years ago. Even though she has almost settled down, she still travels as often as she can.
Sherri Rose-Walker is a life-long poet who wrote her first poem, a limerick, at the age of seven. Her poetry is principally concerned with deepening the inner life of the Feminine, and seasons of the soul. Her work has been published in the We'Moon datebook and wall calendars, San Francisco Peace and Hope (and is included in the print edition of the 2014 issue), and Marin Poetry Center Anthologies. She has two chapbooks, Two Trees and Celtic Ray. She hosts a monthly poetry reading series in Pacifica, and can be reached at sherrirose-walker@hotmail.com

We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, April 29th, 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)