Left Coast Writers Poetry: Jeff Kingman
Kawika’s Ocean Beach Deli
734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121
Sunday, July 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 July is Jeffrey Kingman. In honor of the 4th of July holiday weekend, we propose independence as a theme for the Open Mic poetry session. This can be about what independence and/or freedom mean to you personally and may be related or totally unrelated to political independence – your choice!
Jeffrey Kingman lives by the Napa River in Vallejo, California. He won the Red Berry Editions 2015 Valentine poetry contest and also the 2012 Revolution House Flash Fiction Contest. He has read at Quiet Lightning and Bay Area Generations. His poetry has appeared in Squaw Valley Review, Crack the Spine, The Lascaux Prize 2015 anthology and others. Jeff has a Master’s degree in Music Composition and can be heard playing his drums in a band called O Happy Dagger.
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, Greek Salad, homemade hummus, 100% Kona coffee, Greek coffee and a selection of chips, juices, and desserts, including baklava! Kawika’s is just a block from beautiful Ocean Beach at 734 La Playa Street @ Balboa in San Francisco. There is street parking and a large, free lot 1 block away on the Great Highway @ Balboa Street. Read more about their events and the restaurant itself at http://www.oceanbeachdeli.com/