Spring is in full swing! Our next 2nd Mondays Poetry Party will be 2 lovely ladies, Sharon Venezio and JL Martindale,  dazzling us with their wit and words. Come in at 6:45 for open reading sign ups and we’ll get started at 7 pm. Gatsby Books at 5535 East Spring Street. RSVP on Facebook for more information!

sharon_fb1Sharon Venezio received an MA in creative writing from San Francisco State University. Her poems have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Chaparral, Midway Journal, Reed, Transfer, Two Hawks Quarterly and elsewhere. She is co-director of the Valley Contemporary Poets and works as a behavior analyst in Los Angeles. Her first full length collection is The Silence of Doorways, pubished by Moon Tide Press in 2013. To learn more about her, visit sharonvenezio.com.

IMG_0870 copyJL Martindale is a nerdy, thirty-something writing mama who was born in Long Beach but has no recollection of that event. She spent the first half of her life in the valley (like for sure, for sure), but returned to her city of birth to attend CSULB where she earned a BA in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. JL Martindale now resides in Whittier, California.

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