Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thanks to Everyone for the Huge Success

There was a great turnout to see Bill McDonald, Crystal Anderson and the open mic. last night. There were around 70 people, a tremendous crowd for the Summer.

Above Crystal Anderson stirs up the crowd

Bill McDonald begins his diverse poetry reading

Bill concludes the wild trip he took us on

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bill McDonald Performs with a Reading by Crystal Anderson

Poetry Night at Bistro 33 welcomes the inestimable Rev. Bill McDonald, Vietnam veteran and poet. McDonald will be performing his reading on Wednesday, July 15th at 9 P.M.

Bill McDonald has had an accomplished literary career as a poet, essayist, and storyteller. With over 300 interviews on television, radio and in print, McDonald has been a longtime advocate for poetry as a mode of expression, remembrance, and healing. A major pillar of his writing and community involvement has been his experience in Vietnam from 1966-1967 when he served as a crew chief/door gunner on Huey helicopters. In addition to a print memoir, A Spiritual Warrior’s Journey, McDonald has published two books of poetry: Purple Hearts and Scared Eye. Along with his extensive work as a radio host, Bill McDonald has founded two organizations that support authors: The Military Writer’s Society of America and The American Author’s Association (where he is President Emeritus). Bill McDonald’s appearance at Bistro 33 on July 15th will be his first public poetry reading in the City of Davis.

Crystal Anderson is a local poet and educator, a graduate of the creative writing program at UC Davis, and a poetry reviewer for Sotto Voce Magazine.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure a table, and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic list.

Bistro 33 – (530) 756-4556
226 F. St. in Davis

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Great Summer Turnout for Bob Stanley

Summer is in full swing, and even though the population of Davis is drooping, Bob Stanley drew a crowd to hear his poetry. We hope to see you next time for another exciting edition of Poetry Night at Bistro 33.