October 21, 9PM at Mari’s Wine Bar, 8222 Firestone Blvd. Downey, CA
I always thought poetry readings would be one of the later additions to a city’s push into arts and culture. But now Downey will have its very own poetry reading series, which is a co-production with the San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival and the Downey Arts Coalition. Through the hard work and literary efforts of John Brantingham, the vision and drive of artist/poet Roy Anthony Shabla, and support from other members of the DAC team this first evening presentation is Friday night at 9PM. This month features poets David Caddy and Ara Shirinyan. There will be an open mic before the featured readings for the first 10 who sign up the night of the event. If you miss this one (don’t), plan on the next one– it’ll be back the third Friday of each month.