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

Sat, May 20


Clarion Performing Arts Center

3rd Saturday Poetry in Chinatown

Poetry Reading with two features and an open mic.

Time & Location

May 20, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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

About the Event

Poetry reading in San Francisco Chinatown

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

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

Sally Love Saunders wrote her first poem about the Northern Lights when she was in kindergarten. Now, 9,000 poems later, she has dedicated her life to encouraging people of all ages and cultural backgrounds to get in touch with their own poet inside.

This passion has taken her to do poetry writing in such places as migrant farm laborers in Upstate New York and Florida. Another example is The State Department sent her all over Appalachia to teach teachers how to teach poetry writing.

She now hosts a monthly poetry conference call of reading her own poetry. Our host, Greg Pond was for many years, one of her beloved members of her poetry writing workshops in San Francisco. Greg has put together a copy of a collection of her poems in a book called “Sally’s Casserole.” It is available on Amazon.

Jennifer Barone is an Italian-American poet and artist. She is the author of three books of poetry, her most recent: “Saporoso – Poems of Italian Food & Love.” She is known to collaborate with artists and musicians as the host of the monthly WordParty Poetry & Jazz Series. She has been a featured poet at The SF Public Library, The SFJazz Poetry & Jazz Festival, SF LitQuake, Marin Poetry Center, The Red Poppy Art House, The Beat Museum, SF MoMa, and DeYoung Museum. She is a winner of the 2007 and 2012 SF Public Library’s Poets Eleven contest for North Beach where she resides and has been published in literary journals such as The Marin Poetry Center Anthology, Forum Literary Magazine of CCSF, The Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, and Quiet Lightning’s Sparkle & Blink. She is currently working on a new collection of poetry. Visit

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