Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Davis Poet Laureate Allegra Silberstein and Davis Poet Susan Wolbarst Read on April 7th as part of the Poetry Night Reading Series

Davis Poet Laureate Allegra Silberstein Reads at Bistro 33 on April 7th at 8 P.M.

Opening for Allegra Silberstein will be Davis Poet Susan Wolbarst

The Poetry Night Reading Series is proud to welcome Davis Poet Laureate Allegra Silberstein on Wednesday, April 7th at 8 P.M. She will be performing at Bistro 33 at 226 F Street.

In 2010 Allegra Jostad Silberstein was named the first ever Poet Laureate of the City of Davis. A longtime Davis teacher (now retired), dancer, and philanthropist, Allegra is known widely for her work as coordinator for The Other Voice, a reading series that takes place at the UU Church of Davis, and for her support of local writers. Her poems have been published in Poetry Depth Quarterly, The Yolo Crow, Blue Unicorn, Rattlesnake Press, Poetry Now, Iodine Poetry, Poetry of the New West, California Quarterly, and other journals. She has also placed poems in a variety of anthologies, including The Sacramento Anthology: One Hundred Poems, Gatherings, A Woman’s Place, and Where Do I Walk. Her first chapbook, Acceptance, was published in 1999, and her book In the Folds was published by Rattlesnake Press in 2005. She is currently working on a full-length book of poems.

Susan Wolbarst’s poetry has appeared in Naugatuck River Review and Poetry Now, the monthly journal of the Sacramento Poetry Center. In 2008 Susan placed first in the Sacramento Poetry Center Poetry Contest for her poem “Diagnosis,” and she won an honorable mention in the same contest for “In the Ladies Room” in 2009. A longtime Davis resident who has been published in The Yolo Crow and elsewhere, Susan Wolbarst writes poetry, short stories, and essays.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early at Bistro 33 to secure a table, and to sign up for a spot on the Open Mic list. The Poetry Night Reading Series, hosted by Andy Jones and produced by Brad Henderson, occurs on the first Wednesday of the month at Bistro 33, and third Thursday of every month at the John Natsoulas Gallery, both at 8 P.M., with an open microphone segment at 9 P.M.

Who: Allegra Silberstein and Susan Wolbarst
What: The Poetry Night Reading Series
When: Wednesday April 7th at 8 P.M.
Where: Bistro 33
Media Contact:
Andy Jones
Bistro 33 – 756 4556

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