Thursday, March 3 – 7pm
Live Poets! Agneta Falk & Scott Bird
hosted by Jerry Ferraz & Michael Koch
+ open mic
Agneta Falk, a member of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade, was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1946. She’s a poet, visual artist, translator and editor, who’s lived in England for thirty years where she taught Drama and creative writing. She was also a co-director of Word Hoard, a literature development agency, promoting writing in the community and organizing poetry festivals. For the past twenty years, she’s lived in San Francisco in San Francisco, USA.
She’s has four volumes of poetry, as well as the co-editor of several anthologies, and is represented in many anthologies world wide. Her work is translated into many languages, and she’s participated in International poetry festivals in Italy, Colombia, Peru, Iraq, Sarajevo, San Francisco, China, Switzerland, Vietnam.
With the Revolutionary Poets Brigade, she organizes events to raise awareness of social and political conditions at home and in the world. She’s also a member of the co-ordinating commmitee of WPM, the World Poetry Movement. She exhibits her paintings in the USA as well as in Europe, and her work is represented in many public and private collections.
In 2018, she was the recipient of a an International Poetry Award in Italy, the Regina Coppola Award.
Scott Bird, well, Scott Bird is Scott Bird! A poet! A visual artist, as well.
You can read in the open mic that follows the featured reader. If you’re a poet. Or aspire to be one!
Michael Koch and Jerry Ferraz book and host the reading series and conduct the open mic that follows the featured readers.
No cover charge to listen and no charge to read in the open,
but a buck or two in the bucket will augment the small honorarium
we offer the featured poets and is certainly appreciated.
BYOB, proof of vax & masks!
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