Welcome to the summer time reading! We’re still warm and fuzzy from last month’s features, but June promises to deliver even more. Features, John Gardiner and Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, will deliver poetic goodness to heat up your soul! Sign ups for the open reading list begin at 6:45 and readings begin at 7:00.
Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90808
John Gardiner is an actor, teacher, and poet/story teller. He has lots of publishing credits and has won a good number of awards for both writing and Shakespeare performances. He will not bore you by listing them at this time. He is very pleased to be back in Long Beach, happy to see his old friend, Murray Thomas, and has now reached a critical stage of discomfort from writing about himself in the third person.
Kelsey Bryan-Zwick is a poet, a bookbinder, and an artist from Long Beach, California. As a child she lived in Spain, where she fell in love with the smell of fresh bread, green olives, and began learning Spanish. She earned her B.A. in Literature/Creative Writing-Poetry from UCSC. Kelsey participated in Write Bloody Publishing’s Dirty Dozen Workshop, and she is a recent Pushcart Prize nominee (Cadence Collective). Her firsts chapbook, Watches Synchronized to Awestruck, was hand-bound by the poet. Kelsey is ecstatic to be among the Sadie Girl Press authors, with the publication of her second chapbook, Watermarked.