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3rd Saturday Poetry in Chinatown
3rd Saturday Poetry in Chinatown

Sat, Jan 20


Clarion Performing Arts Center

3rd Saturday Poetry in Chinatown

Poetry Reading with two features and an open mic.

Time & Location

Jan 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Clarion Performing Arts Center, 2 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

About the Event

Open mic before and after the featured poets. Sign up at 1 pm.

The Town Crier,” Raymond Nat Turner, is a NYC poet privileged to have read at the Harriet Tubman Centennial Symposium. He is Artistic Director of the stalwart JazzPoetry Ensemble UpSurge!NYC and has appeared at numerous festivals and venues including the Monterey Jazz Festival and Panafest in Ghana, West Africa. He is currently Poet-in-Residence at Black Agenda Report. Turner's work has also been anthologized and published in many other online and print publications. Former forklift driver and warehouse worker, he is also former Co-Chair of the New York Chapter of the National Writers Union (NWU). Turner has opened for such people as James Baldwin, sportswriter Dave Zirin and CA Congresswoman Barbara Lee following her lone vote against attacking Afghanistan.

Agneta Falk was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1946. She’s a poet, visual artist, translator and editor, who lived in England for thirty years, where she taught drama and creative writing. She was also co-director of Word Hoard, a literature development agency and for the past 25 years, lived in San Francisco.

She’s has written five volumes of poetry, and is co-editor of The Long Pale Corridor, an anthology of bereavement poetry (Bloodaxe Press), plus other anthologies, including international collections. Her work has been translated into many languages and she has participated in numerous international poetry festivals.

She’s a member of the Revolutionary Poets Brigade and a founding member of POP (Poets of the Planet). An accomplished artist, she has exhibited her paintings in public and private collections in the USA and Europe.

Her latest book, Fall and Fly was published this year.

$6 all-day parking at St. Mary’s Square Garage.

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