California Poets Festival Poetry Center San Jose

Saturday, September 22, 2007, 10am-4:30pm. History Park, San Jose, California


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Celebrate California's distinctive heritage of poets, poetry, and presses Saturday, September 22, 2007 at Poetry Center San José's second California Poets Festival. This all-day outdoor festival will be held at History Park San José,1650 Senter Road, San José from 10am to 4:30pm. Open to the public and free of charge.

This year's featured poets include Robert Hass - US Poet Laureate 1995-1997, Francisco X. Alarcón, Ellen Bass, Victoria Chang, Wanda Coleman, Jane Hirshfield, Diem Jones, Student Poets - Poetry Out Loud, and the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society of San José.

Last year's inaugural event proved a great success with over 20 presses and 200 in attendance. Come and listen to readings throughout the day by California poets who will sign your book. Stroll through the small press fair. Meet editors, purchase books, journals, subscriptions, and obtain submission guidelines from a variety of California publications. Enjoy a picnic or glass of wine from local restaurants offered in this historical park setting. Spend a memorable day with people from San José, the greater Bay Area and beyond.

Readings on Main Stage are outdoors in partially shaded amphitheater style seating. Lawn seating also available.

See you there!

Supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts

Also supported by:

Center for Literary Arts, San José State University

Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant received from The James Irvine Foundation.

last updated 09/20/2007