Tuesday, January 23, 2018

January 2018 Poetry at Florey's.

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

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

The featured poets this month are Laura Davis and Rosemary Ybarra-Garcia

From Sherri:

New Year Greetings to You All!

Once more, a fresh new year has rolled around, and I hope that now, at the threshold, it looks filled with possibility and poetry for you. I'm pleased to announce our first reading of the year, and hope you will consider joining us. Our featured poets, Rosemary Ybarra-Garcia and Laura Davis will offer us their fresh perspective as our poetic sustenance for the month.

A NOTE: Last season, I acquiesced to a suggestion that we do open mic first, followed by the break, and features. Upon reflection, I've decided to return to the original show flow of features first, break, and then open mic. My apologies for any confusion this flagrant tampering with the program might have caused!

What remains the same is that I so much appreciate your help with providing snacks, drinks or supplies (plates, napkins, cutlery, etc.) for the table. Anything you are able to do is marvelous, and if not this time, perhaps another time!

As always, you are invited to bring your own, or a favorite poet's work to read at open mic. I ask that you limit your reading to 3 minutes (and this includes anything you want to say to introduce the work). It's my agreement with Aaron Schlieve, our generous host, to wrap up the evening by 9:30 or before, so the courtesy of observing time limits is greatly appreciated.

About the featured poets:


Laura E. Davis is the author of Braiding the Storm (Finishing Line, 2012). Her poems have appeared in Tinderbox, Pedestal Magazine, Luna Luna, and Corium, among others, and anthologized in Bared and The Doll Collection. Laura is a freelance writer in San Francisco, where she lives with her partner and son.


Rosemary Ybarra-Garcia is an educator and a life-long poet. Her work is included in Lighthouse Point: An Anthology of Santa Cruz Writers, New to North America: Writing by Immigrants, Their Children and Grandchildren, California Quarterly and Poetry Quarterly, among others. She has read for women's studies classes and many special presentations.

We hope to see you!

Poetry at Florey's:

***Saturday, January 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)