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202422mar(mar 22)12:00 am24(mar 24)11:59 pmVentura County Poetry Festival

Event Details

Ventura County Poetry Festival (and some bios)
March 22 – March 24
Studio Channel Islands Art Center
2222 Ventura Boulevard – Camarillo
host Sean Colletti, Studio Channel Islands & the Ventura County Poetry Project

Friday, March 22
Jennifer L. Knox & Luke Kennard

Saturday, March 23rd
open mic
Gunpowder Press
Laure-Anne Bosselaar
& Tim Seibles

Sunday, March 24th
Poetry Contest winners
Ventura County Poets Showcase

Tim Seibles is an extraordinary poet and dynamic reader with a profound capacity to immerse his audience in empathy with and for our common humanity. Former Poet Laureate of Virginia and National Book Award Finalist, he is foremost a praise-poet of life. He holds a ‘note for the earth,’ he holds ‘a few words for whatever being human could mean.’

Sometimes it hurts so much, you gotta laugh. Poet, Jennifer L. Knox, known for her dark, Imaginative humor, grew up in the Antelope Valley where a mirage is what happens when you can’t measure the distance between all that you’ve lost and the possibility of change. Her poems flow like water. She is the author of five books, most recently Crushing It from Copper Canyon Press.

Laure-Anne Bosselaar is the great heart of poetry on the Central Coast. A former Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, her poems of reverence, evanescence, yearning, and remembrance have the fluidity of clouds. You cannot hear or read her work without loving the world both more deeply and more tenderly. She is the author of five books, most recently Lately from Sungold Editions.

Luke Kennard is a younger British poet with multiple publications to his credit who is recognized as a rising literary star in both the United Kingdom and the United States with his latest work moving into strange and surreal places such as his episodic poem “Anagrams” based on the story of Cain, encrypted and recoded as television series, as Kabbala, as dismantled, fractured, and reformed into fragment.

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22 (Friday) 12:00 am - 24 (Sunday) 11:59 pm


Studio Channel Islands Art Center

2222 Ventura Blvd