Left Coast Writers Poetry: Albert Flynn DeSilver đź—“

Left Coast Writers Poetry:  Albert Flynn DeSilver, Author of Writing as a Path to Awakening

Albert Flynn DeSilver

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Sunday, December 3rd from 5pm-7:15pm

Join a featured LCW poet at the First Sunday of the Month Happy Hour Poetry series at Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli. Our featured poet’s reading is followed by an open mic for other poets to share original work, or even just to read favorite poems aloud. Happy Hour starts at 5pm, and after our featured poet reads for 30 minutes, open mic (three minutes per poet) goes until 7:15 pm. Celebrate creativity and poets while supporting a local, community-oriented, and family owned business! Enjoy $1 off your sandwich with the purchase of a glass of wine or bubbly! Up in December is Albert Flynn DeSilver.

Albert Flynn DeSilver is an American poet, memoirist, novelist, speaker, and workshop leader. He received a BFA in photography from the University of Colorado in 1991 and an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1995. His work has appeared in more than 100 literary journals worldwide including ZYZZYVA, New American Writing, Hanging Loose, Jubilat, Exquisite Corpse, Jacket (Australia), Poetry Kanto (Japan), Van Gogh’s Ear (France), and many others. He is the author of several books of poems and the memoir Beamish Boy, which Kirkus Reviews called “a beautifully written memoir. . .poignant and inspirational.” Albert taught as a California Poet in the Schools for more than a decade working with thousands of children throughout Northern California and beyond. He also served as Marin County, California’s very first Poet Laureate and has shared the stage with U. S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, Bestselling authors’ Maxine Hong Kingston, Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, Legendary Beat poet Michael McClure, and many others. (more…)

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: Donna Fado Ivery đź—“

Left Coast Writers Poetry:  Donna Fado Ivery, Author of Spirit Journey to Healing

Donna Fado Ivery

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Sunday, November 5th from 5pm-7:15pm

Join a featured LCW poet at the First Sunday of the Month Happy Hour Poetry series at Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli. Our featured poet’s reading is followed by an open mic for other poets to share original work, or even just to read favorite poems aloud. Happy Hour starts at 4:30pm, and after our featured poet reads for 30 minutes, open mic (three minutes per poet) goes until 7:15 pm. Celebrate creativity and poets while supporting a local, community-oriented, and family owned business! Up in November is Donna Fado Ivery.

Donna Fado Ivery is a minister, speaker, writer, and painter dedicated to the art of healing. No longer able to pastor after a disabling brain injury in 1994, for seventeen years she used a wheelchair, cane, and narcotics in order to get around. Now she walks freely without any of these supports. Her poetry—some of which is included in her memoir, Spirit Journey to Healing—traces her journey through brain injury and her reliance on Spirit’s ability to lead and heal. A graduate of the University of California at Davis (Bachelor of Science in the Applied Behavioral Sciences: Organizational and Community Development) and Boston University School of Theology (Masters of Divinity: Biblical and Historical Studies), she has pastored three United Methodist Churches and lectured across the U.S.

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: Jeanne Powell đź—“

Left Coast Writers Poetry: Jeanne Powell, Author of My Own Silence and Carousel, among other books

Jeanne Powell

Jeanne Powell

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Sunday, July 2nd from 5pm-7:15pm

Join a featured LCW poet at the First Sunday of the Month Happy Hour Poetry series at Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli. Our featured poet’s reading is followed by an open mic for other poets to share original work, or even just to read favorite poems aloud. Happy Hour starts at 5pm, and after our featured poet reads for 30 minutes, open mic (three minutes per poet) goes until 7:15 pm. Celebrate creativity and poets while supporting a local, community-oriented, and family owned business! Enjoy $1 off your sandwich with the purchase of a glass of wine or bubbly! Up in October is Jeanne Powell, Author of My Own Silence.

Jeanne Powell has earned degrees from WSU in Detroit and USF in San Francisco.  She writes prose poems, flash fiction and short stage plays.  Her books in print are Word Dancing, My Own Silence, and Carousel (essays).  Her new chapbook is entitled Two Seasons.  For ten years Jeanne hosted an acclaimed spoken word series, “Celebration of the Word,” in the City.  She is the inspiration behind Meridien PressWorks™ which has published 20 authors since 1996.  Jeanne reviews films for an online site, and lately has taken up photography. (more…)

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: David Hathwell đź—“

Left Coast Writers Poetry:  David Hathwell, Author of Muses

David Hathwell

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Sunday, June 4th from 5pm-7:15pm

Join a featured LCW poet (this time it’s a musician) at the First Sunday of the Month Happy Hour Poetry series at Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli. Our featured poet’s reading is followed by an open mic for other poets to share original work, or even just to read favorite poems aloud. Happy Hour starts at 5pm, and after our featured poet reads for 30 minutes, open mic (three minutes per poet) goes until 7:15 pm. Celebrate creativity and poets while supporting a local, community-oriented, and family owned business! Enjoy $1 off your sandwich with the purchase of a glass of wine or bubbly! Up in June is David Hathwell.

David Hathwell‘s poems have appeared in more than a dozen literary magazines, national and international, including Tampa Review, The MacGuffin, Measure, and the online journals Cider Press Review, Driftwood Press, and Angle. A former English teacher, he has degrees in English from Stanford University and Columbia University, as well as an advanced degree in music theory from Queens College of the City University of New York. He is now a piano student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a bass in the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco. (“My musical training, as much as any other influence, has shaped the character of my poetry.”) He lives in San Francisco with Stephen Goldston, his partner of forty years and husband of seven. Muses is his debut collection.

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: Aleta George đź—“

Left Coast Writers Poetry:  Aleta George, Author of Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California’s First Poet Laureate

Aleta George

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Sunday, April 2nd from 5pm-7:15pm

Join a featured LCW poet at the First Sunday of the Month Happy Hour Poetry series at Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli. Our featured poet’s reading is followed by an open mic for other poets to share original work, or even just to read favorite poems aloud. Happy Hour starts at 5pm, and after our featured poet reads for 30 minutes, open mic (three minutes per poet) goes until 7:15 pm. Celebrate creativity and poets while supporting a local, community-oriented, and family owned business! Enjoy $1 off your sandwich with the purchase of a glass of wine or bubbly! Up in April is Aleta George. She’ll be sharing the work of Ina Coolbrith, California’s First Poet Laureate

Aleta George is the author of the award-winning biography, Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California’s First Poet Laureate. She has written for Smithsonian, High Country News, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is currently the open space reporter for the Bay Area Monitor, a publication of the League of Women Voters. She will be reading some of Ina Coolbrith’s poetry for this event.

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: Mike Mirabella, Special Music Edition đź—“

Left Coast Writers Poetry:  Mike Mirabella, Musician and Author of On the Luck of an Irish Sailor

Mike Mirabella

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Sunday, March 5th from 5pm-7:15pm

Join a featured LCW poet (this time it’s a musician) at the First Sunday of the Month Happy Hour Poetry series at Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli. Our featured poet’s reading is followed by an open mic for other poets to share original work, or even just to read favorite poems aloud. Happy Hour starts at 5pm, and after our featured poet reads for 30 minutes, open mic (three minutes per poet) goes until 7:15 pm. Celebrate creativity and poets while supporting a local, community-oriented, and family owned business! Enjoy $1 off your sandwich with the purchase of a glass of wine or bubbly! Up in March is Mike Mirabella.

“Papa Mike” Mirabella is an accomplished guitar player and singer-songwriter known for his children’s songs “Sister Butterfly”; “I Am So Like You”; and “I Used To Be Shy.” In his early career Mike performed with folk groups and arranged compositions and toured a choral group of young singers who performed nationally, with a special performance at the White House. In addition to his music career, Mike is a retired public school teacher, and resides with his wife in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: Wanderland Writers đź—“

Left Coast Writers Poetry: Wanderland Writers, Contributors to the Wandering In series

wanderinginandalusiacover_sKawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Sunday, December 4th from 5pm-7:15pm

Join a featured LCW poet at the First Sunday of the Month Happy Hour Poetry series at Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli. Our featured poet’s reading is followed by an open mic for other poets to share original work, or even just to read favorite poems aloud. Happy Hour starts at 5pm, and after our featured poet reads for 30 minutes, open mic (three minutes per poet) goes until 7:15 pm. Celebrate creativity and poets while supporting a local, community-oriented, and family owned business! Enjoy $1 off your sandwich with the purchase of a glass of wine or bubbly! Up in November are The Wanderland Writers.

Lovers of travel, Spain and sunny southern climes: You are invited to join the editors and contributing writers for the fifth book in the award-winning Wanderland series, Wandering in Andalusia: The Soul of Southern Spain for a book launch featuring wine, tapas and literary treats.

It’s interesting that the Wanderland Writers generally tend to head south in their explorations, and nowhere was (more…)

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: TC Currie đź—“

Left Coast Writers Poetry: TC Currie, Author of Questions to a Butterfly: A Collection of Transformational Poetry

TC Currie

TC Currie

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Sunday, November 6th from 5pm-7:15pm

Join a featured LCW poet at the First Sunday of the Month Happy Hour Poetry series at Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli. Our featured poet’s reading is followed by an open mic for other poets to share original work, or even just to read favorite poems aloud. Happy Hour starts at 5pm, and after our featured poet reads for 30 minutes, open mic (three minutes per poet) goes until 7:15 pm. Celebrate creativity and poets while supporting a local, community-oriented, and family owned business! Enjoy $1 off your sandwich with the purchase of a glass of wine or bubbly! Up in November is TC Currie.

As a girl of five, TC Currie was delighted to discover that books allow her to escape into other worlds. She has (more…)

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: Craig McLaughlin đź—“

Left Coast Writers Poetry: Craig McLaughlin, Author of Passing on Curves: While Death Rides Shotgun

Craig McLaughlin

Craig McLaughlin

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Sunday, October 2nd from 5pm-7:15pm

Join a featured LCW poet at the First Sunday of the Month Happy Hour Poetry series at Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli. Our featured poet’s reading is followed by an open mic for other poets to share original work, or even just to read favorite poems aloud. Happy Hour starts at 5pm, and after our featured poet reads for 30 minutes, open mic (three minutes per poet) goes until 7:15 pm. Celebrate creativity and poets while supporting a local, community-oriented, and family owned business! Enjoy $1 off your sandwich with the purchase of a glass of wine or bubbly! Up in February is Craig McLaughlin. Craig McLaughlin is a journalist, essayist, and storyteller. He appears frequently at storytelling venues throughout the country, and (more…)

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: Antoinette Constable đź—“

Left Coast Writers Poetry: Antoinette Constable, Author of The Lasting War

Antoinette Constable

Antoinette Constable

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Sunday, September 4th from 5pm-7:15pm

Join a featured LCW poet at the First Sunday of the Month Happy Hour Poetry series at Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli. Our featured poet’s reading is followed by an open mic for other poets to share original work, or even just to read favorite poems aloud. Happy Hour starts at 5pm, and after our featured poet reads for 30 minutes, open mic (three minutes per poet) goes until 7:15 pm. Celebrate creativity and poets while supporting a local, community-oriented, and family owned business! Enjoy $1 off your sandwich with the purchase of a glass of wine or bubbly! Up in September is Antoinette Constable.

Born and raised in France, Antoinette Constable is a registered nurse with British and American nursing degrees, (more…)

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