Poetry Archive

  •     The Green Salon Short Film Festival returns Saturday August 26 with new shorts by local filmmakers. The outdoor event begins at 7PM, films begin approximately at 8PM. Host Roy Anthony Shabla welcomes everyone to this free event at his Studio GalleRoy, 11210 Greenstone Ave, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670. Tweet

    Green Salon Short Film Festival Saturday August 26

        The Green Salon Short Film Festival returns Saturday August 26 with new shorts by local filmmakers. The outdoor event begins at 7PM, films begin approximately at 8PM. Host Roy Anthony Shabla welcomes everyone to this free event at his Studio GalleRoy, 11210 Greenstone Ave, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670. Tweet

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  • Poetry Matters featuring Bonnie Bolling March 30, 7-9 pm Stay Gallery 11140 Downey Ave., Downey 90241 Poetry Matters will welcome back Bonnie Bolling as featured poet on the fifth Thursday in March. Bolling returns to us on a visit from Dubai, where she and her husband have lived for several years. When in Long Beach, Bolling is Editor […]

    Poetry Matters featuring Bonnie Bolling March 30

    Poetry Matters featuring Bonnie Bolling March 30, 7-9 pm Stay Gallery 11140 Downey Ave., Downey 90241 Poetry Matters will welcome back Bonnie Bolling as featured poet on the fifth Thursday in March. Bolling returns to us on a visit from Dubai, where she and her husband have lived for several years. When in Long Beach, Bolling is Editor […]

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  • On February 16, Poetry Matters is excited to welcome back Clifton Snider at Stay Gallery. Snider will read from his new book, The Beatle Bump, published by Downey’s own Los Nietos Press. Poetry Matters welcomes all Beatle fans to hear Snider’s take on the Fab Four. Open mike at 7:30, Clifton and the Beatles at […]

    Clifton Snider’s new book The Beatle Bump at Poetry Matters Feb 16

    On February 16, Poetry Matters is excited to welcome back Clifton Snider at Stay Gallery. Snider will read from his new book, The Beatle Bump, published by Downey’s own Los Nietos Press. Poetry Matters welcomes all Beatle fans to hear Snider’s take on the Fab Four. Open mike at 7:30, Clifton and the Beatles at […]

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  • Roy Anthony Shabla – Downey artist, poet, and filmmaker – is the first ever Artist-in-Residence at Stay Gallery from December 5th to January 28th, 2017.  Shabla is a recognized painter and Stay Gallery, near the corner of Downey Avenue and Firestone Boulevard, will be his studio and exhibition space for the next two months. Shabla […]

    Artist in Residence: Roy Anthony Shabla

    Roy Anthony Shabla – Downey artist, poet, and filmmaker – is the first ever Artist-in-Residence at Stay Gallery from December 5th to January 28th, 2017.  Shabla is a recognized painter and Stay Gallery, near the corner of Downey Avenue and Firestone Boulevard, will be his studio and exhibition space for the next two months. Shabla […]

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  • Join the Downey Symphony Orchestra for “The Stars Align” on October 22, 2016 at 8:00pm.  This will be a thrilling program featuring the powerful and expressive work by Gustav Holst, The Planets.  In keeping with the symphony’s tradition of commissioning new pieces, the concert also includes the world premiere of a composition by long-time Downey resident and well-established composer, […]

    The Stars Align – Downey Symphony Concert Oct 22

    Join the Downey Symphony Orchestra for “The Stars Align” on October 22, 2016 at 8:00pm.  This will be a thrilling program featuring the powerful and expressive work by Gustav Holst, The Planets.  In keeping with the symphony’s tradition of commissioning new pieces, the concert also includes the world premiere of a composition by long-time Downey resident and well-established composer, […]

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  • I’m Over the Moon!” says Peggy Dobreer. Winner of first prize for best poem in Poetry Matters’s Contest celebrating Downey’s aerospace connection, Peggy Dobreer will read her entry at Stay Gallery, for Poetry Matters October 20. Local poets are invited to come and read Downey-themed poems at the open microphone at 7:30. Contest Finalists Beth […]

    Poetry Matters contest winner: Peggy Dobreer – Oct 20

    I’m Over the Moon!” says Peggy Dobreer. Winner of first prize for best poem in Poetry Matters’s Contest celebrating Downey’s aerospace connection, Peggy Dobreer will read her entry at Stay Gallery, for Poetry Matters October 20. Local poets are invited to come and read Downey-themed poems at the open microphone at 7:30. Contest Finalists Beth […]

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  • the green salon friday 21 october 16, 7pm casa la reina* featured poet: sarah tatro (aka sarah thursday) featured artists: alyssa wynne and hannah matus featured musician: manuel de jesus sandoval featured songwriter: melissa lussier open mic wine and vegan snacks this is the last salon of the year and on a different day than is […]

    Last Green Salon of the Year – Friday Oct 21

    the green salon friday 21 october 16, 7pm casa la reina* featured poet: sarah tatro (aka sarah thursday) featured artists: alyssa wynne and hannah matus featured musician: manuel de jesus sandoval featured songwriter: melissa lussier open mic wine and vegan snacks this is the last salon of the year and on a different day than is […]

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  • The opening reception for a special poetry and art exhibit “Life in Print” will be held Saturday September 24th, 5 to 8PM at the Norwalk Cultural Art Center, Mary Paxon Gallery (3200 Clarkdale Ave, Norwalk, California 90650). Hannah Matus and Alyssa Wynne will host their first group exhibit at the Mary Paxon Art Gallery from […]

    Life In Print exhibit at Mary Paxon Gallery Sept 24

    The opening reception for a special poetry and art exhibit “Life in Print” will be held Saturday September 24th, 5 to 8PM at the Norwalk Cultural Art Center, Mary Paxon Gallery (3200 Clarkdale Ave, Norwalk, California 90650). Hannah Matus and Alyssa Wynne will host their first group exhibit at the Mary Paxon Art Gallery from […]

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  • This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday September 15th at STAY GALLERY –   will welcome Downey poet Steve Gross. For many years Steve curated the Angel’s Gate poetry readings in San Pedro, and worked to change the historic military site of Ft. MacArthur into a community cultural venue. He and his wife and fellow poet […]

    Downey Poet Steve Gross to Feature at POETRY MATTERS

    This edition of POETRY MATTERS – Thursday September 15th at STAY GALLERY –   will welcome Downey poet Steve Gross. For many years Steve curated the Angel’s Gate poetry readings in San Pedro, and worked to change the historic military site of Ft. MacArthur into a community cultural venue. He and his wife and fellow poet […]

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  • On Thursday, August 18th, Poetry Matters welcomes Tamara Madison, author of the collection “Wild Domestic” (Pearl Editions; July, 2011) and the chapbook “The Belly Remembers” (Pearl Editions, 2004). Her work has appeared in numerous small press journals and anthologies. Two of her poems have also been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac. Tamara is a […]

    Tamara Madison at Poetry Matters August 18th

    On Thursday, August 18th, Poetry Matters welcomes Tamara Madison, author of the collection “Wild Domestic” (Pearl Editions; July, 2011) and the chapbook “The Belly Remembers” (Pearl Editions, 2004). Her work has appeared in numerous small press journals and anthologies. Two of her poems have also been featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac. Tamara is a […]

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