Sunday, October 22, 2017

October 2017 Poetry at Florey's.

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

***Saturday, October 28th, 7:30-9:30pm***

The featured poets this month are Patrice Haan and Christina Lloyd.

From Sherri:

Ladies and Gentleman,

I would like to announce the last evening of Poetry at Florey's for the 2017. I feel fortunate to be able to introduce two friends as our featured poets, Patrice Haan and Christina Lloyd, to close out our season in elegant style. As well as being a poet, Patrice (whom many of you will remember), is a singer, songwriter and Celtic harper, and we can look forward to her musical as well as poetic artistry.

I hope you will consider joining us for the last evening of the year, bring along a poem or two to read at open mic (3 minutes, please), and a snack, drink or supplies (napkins, cups, plates) for the table, if you can. We'll begin with open mic at 7:30, take a break, and come back to hear our features.

About the featured poets:


The elevator speech: Patrice Haan (Oakland CA) is a harper, singer, songwriter, composer and wordsmith, devoted to the healing presence of listening.

The longer version: I grew up in a family in love with words and music. My upbringing and larger story also taught me that we all long for stories and we all long to be heard. And the intersection of all those activities is comfort and joy.

I’ve been writing all my life and actively composing for over 20 years. In recent years I decided to use harp to add a new dimension to my poetry. Feedback has been encouraging: Your harp music created depth and dimensionality that I have rarely seen at any event. [Your work brings] us together to a deeper & peaceful place.
The Oakland Tribune’s Dave Newhouse wrote: “the most towering aspect of her music is her poetry. This Walt Whitman on the harp can quiet a room into absolute silence.”
As well as playing therapeutic music with Healing Muses, a non-profit that provides music for healing in local hospitals, I have recorded three albums of original music, lush, melodic collections for harp and piano, and perform jazz standards with Tony Marcus in the Bay-area duo, Leftover Dreams.

I have had poems published in San Francisco Peace & Hope, We’Moon, North Coast Literary Review and am honoured to return to Florey’s Books Poetry Series.

Visit Patrice’s sites at, and


Christina Lloyd holds a master's degree in creative writing from Lancaster University (U.K.) and a master’s degree in Hispanic languages and literatures from U.C. Berkeley. Her work appears in various publications, including The North and Canadian Woman Studies. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in creative writing through Lancaster University. She lives in San Francisco.

We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, October 28th, 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)