Monday, August 20 – 7:00 pm
Ed Coletti & David Beckman
open mic follows two featured poets,
1st & 3rd Monday of each month
hosted by San Francisco troubadour Jerry Ferraz
Born in New York, Ed Coletti moved to Santa Rosa when he returned from the Vietnam War.Â A graduate of Georgetown University, heÂ completed an MFA in creative writing under Robert Creeley at San Francisco State University.Â He has a long publishing history; most recentlyÂ he published Jazz Gods in 2010 and his latest collection of poemsÂ When Hearts Outlive MindsÂ was published in 2011 by Conflux Press.
David Beckman has written poetry, plays and novels, and has read his work in numerous Bay Area venues including Maxine Hong Kingston’s 2006 peace event in Santa Rosa.Â His chapbook “Times Three” appeared in 2008.
Both poets will be traveling down from the North Bay for this reading.
Next weekend (Aug. 24-26):
(click on “Events” button above for more details)
Friday, 5:30-8:00 pm:
— The Chuck Peterson Quintet
Sunday, 1:00-2:00 pm:
— Poets R. D. Armstrong & G. Murray Thomas
Sunday, 2:30-4:30 pm:
Walker Talks! on the Poetics of Space
Sunday, 4:30-6:30 pm
— The Jim Grantham Quartet
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