Left Coast Writers Poetry: Morris Taylor

Left Coast Writers Poetry: Morris Taylor, Artist and Author of Nine Lives of Morris: Great Tales from One Cool Cat

Morris Taylor

Morris Taylor

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli 734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121 Sunday, August 7th 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 poets read for 15 minutes each, then 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 August is Morris Taylor.

Morris Taylor is a contemporary version of the Renaissance man. Throughout his fourscore and more years he has displayed a keen interest and considerable skill in thearts, religion, family and leather life style. As a musician, he has traveled the world giving classical piano concerts, master classes and lectures. His writing achievements range from scholarly papers in musicology to incisive poetry relating gentle nature to gritty life. In retirement years, Taylor has become a watercolor artist. His twenty-five one-person shows range from San Francisco’s Grace Episcopal Cathedral to the Center for Sex and Culture. On (more…)

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: Carol Sheldon

Left Coast Writers Poetry: Carol Sheldon, Author of A Sleuth in Sausalito, Mother Lode, and Driven to Rage: A Historical Novel

Carol Sheldon

Carol Sheldon

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli 734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121 Sunday, July 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 poets read for 15 minutes each, then 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 July is Carol Sheldon. Carol Sheldon has published two books of poetry; She teaches Poetry, the Novel, and Memoir in her home, her church, Osher’s Lifelong Learning Institute and for the Marin Writers’ Center. Her poems are in (more…)

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: Gail Rudd Entrekin and Contributors to Canary

Left Coast Writers Poetry: Gail Rudd Entrekin, Author of The Art of Healing, and Editor of Canary online literary journal, joined by contributors to Canary

Gail Rudd Entrekin

Gail Rudd Entrekin

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Sunday, June 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 5pm, and after our featured poets read for 15 minutes each, then 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 Gail Rudd Entrekin and some of the Canary contributors.

Gail Rudd Entrekin is a poet, editor, publisher, teacher, quilt maker and hiker. Books of her poems include John Danced(1988), You Notice the Body (1998) and Change (Will Do You Good) (2005), which was nominated for the Northern California Book Award. Her newest collection of poems, Rearrangement of the Invisible, was published August 1, 2012. Her poems have been widely published in poetry magazines and anthologies. She is co-publisher and Poetry Editor of Hip Pocket Press, where she served as Editor of the 2002 anthology Sierra Songs & Descants: Poetry & Prose of the Sierra and the 2007 anthology, Yuba Flows. She is Editor of the on-line literary magazine of the environment, Canary, founded in (more…)

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: Todd Crawshaw

Left Coast Writers Poetry: Todd Crawshaw, Author of heretofore and Exploits of the Satyr

Todd Crawshaw

Todd Crawshaw

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Saturday, March 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 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 Todd Crawshaw.

Todd Crawshaw is a Bay Area author, artist, and founder of San Francisco-based graphic design firm Crawshaw Design.  His published works include heretoforeExploits of the Satyr, and Light-Years in the Dark: StoryPoems. (more…)

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: Elaine Miller Bond

Left Coast Writers Poetry: Kunal Mukherjee, Author of My Magical Palace

Elaine Miller Bond

Elaine Miller Bond

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Sunday, February 7th 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 Elaine Bond.

When Elaine Miller Bond was 8 years old, her teacher secretly sent a poem she wrote to the Oakland Tribune. This little ode to Berkeley’s holiday lights was Elaine’s first publication. Since that time, Elaine has worked as a University of California science writer, photographed prairie dogs for a popular science book, seen her photos on tv and in print (Discovery Channel, Science, NPR, BBC, The Washington Post, Berkeleyside), and written/photographed books for kids (forthcoming from Heyday Books). She has also written poems, her impressions of life events. Some are light; others are deep. All reflect a degree of wonder, as seen through the eyes wildlife photographer, and of an 8-year-old, looking at holidays lights.

Kawika's LogoAbout Kawika’s Deli:

David Nottage and his wife Joanne Pappas Nottage bought this San Francisco business a year and a half ago and transformed a (more…)

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: Nancy Reuscher

Left Coast Writers Poetry: Nancy Reuscher, Author of Minstrel Songs

Nancy Reuscher

Nancy Reuscher

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli 734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121 Sunday, January 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 January is Nancy Reuscher. Nancy Reuscher spent twenty years as a Master Teacher in Connecticut and then many years as partner in a high-tech public relations firm in the Bay Area. She is a graduate of The University of Michigan and Yale University. Her first love is travel and she has lived in England, Switzerland and Greece. Writing has always been a passion. She has written two novels and had her poetry selected by various writer’s groups including The Dublin Writers Workshop and LCW. Selections today will be from her chapbook, Minstrel Songs. Kawika's LogoAbout Kawika’s Deli: David Nottage and his wife Joanne Pappas Nottage bought this San Francisco business a year and a half ago and transformed a take-out deli into a friendly community hub where friends and neighbors can enjoy great food with affordable, quality wine/beer and connect around music, poetry, sports, comedy, and issues integral to local concerns. Kawika’s has free wi-fi and delicious deli delights. Signature menu items include: fresh baked sourdough rolls, homemade Gluten Free bread, in-house, fresh roasted, rotisserie Angus roast beef, turkey and leg of lamb, fresh baked Salmon, Greek lamb gyros with authentic tzatziki sauce, (more…)

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: Kunal Mukherjee

Left Coast Writers Poetry: Kunal Mukherjee, Author of My Magical Palace

Kunal Mukherjee

Kunal Mukherjee

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Sunday, December 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 December is Kunal Mukherjee.

Kunal Mukherjee is a San Francisco based poet and writer. Originally from West Bengal, he was raised in Hyderabad, India. He holds a Master’s degree in Physics, has done postgraduate work in Energy Studies and has worked as a restaurateur and a manager of information technology.  His passions include acting, painting, singing, music, travel, the environment and all animals. Kunal’s work has appeared in Tehelka MagazineIndia CurrentsHot Flashes: Sexy Little Stories and Poems (more…)

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: Adrienne Amundsen

Left Coast Writers Poetry: Adrienne Amundsen, Author of Reclaiming the Apple: Poems from Afghanistan

Adrienne Amundsen

Adrienne Amundsen

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Sunday, October 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 October is Adrienne Amundsen.

Adrienne Amundsen is a psychologist, specializing in trauma, grief, and creativity. Born in Texas, but long ago transplanted tonorthern (more…)

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: Morris Taylor

Left Coast Writers Poetry: Morris Taylor, Author of Nine Lives of Morris: Great Tales from One Cool Cat

Morris Taylor

Morris Taylor

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Sunday, September 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 September is Morris Taylor, Author of Nine Lives of Morris: Great Tales from One Cool Cat.

Morris Taylor is a contemporary version of the Renaissance man. Throughout his fourscore  and more years he has displayed a keen interest and considerable skill in the arts, religion, family, and the leather lifestyle. As a musician, he has traveled the world giving classical piano concerts, master classes and lectures. His writing achievements  range from scholarly papers in musicology to poetry. For four decades Doctor Taylor was on the faculty of Christian universities. He retired as Professor Emeritus of Music. In the capacity of his missionary credential, he has taught Bible classes for youth and adults and raised up a Seventh-day Adventist church in Appalachia. For many years he and his wife Elaine, with whom he had four children, toured as a duo-piano team. In his sixties Morris has acted upon his inherent homosexuality. In his retirement years, he has become a watercolor artist. His twenty-five one-person shows range from San Francisco’s Grace Episcopal Cathedral to the Center for Sex and Culture. On May 21, 2015, he exhibited his erotic watercolors at Chicago’s Leather Archives (more…)

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Left Coast Writers Poetry: Marianne Betterly

Left Coast Writers Poetry: Marianne Betterly

Marianne Betterly

Marianne Betterly

Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Sunday, August 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 August is Marianne Betterly.

When Marianne Betterly isn’t hip hop dancing, designing websites  or traveling to Kyoto, she’s writing poetry. Her poetry has been published widely in books and journals including (more…)

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