We are having our first ever host-exchange on Monday, December 12th! Fox Coffeehouse is a huge supporter of arts in the community. It hosts two weekly open mics on Thursday and Saturday nights as well as various special events throughout the month. For poetry, they not only allow us to keep them open late on the second Monday of every month, but they are home to The Definitive Soapbox on the last Friday (except November and December) of every month. The Definitive Soapbox recently celebrated its 7-year anniversary! We are thrilled to have a host-exchange featuring their 3 of their key members:  Antonio Cortez Appling, Sheila J Sadr, and Chestina Craig. Your hosts, G. Murray Thomas and Sarah Thursday, will be featuring for them on Friday, December 16th!

As always, sign-ups begin at 6:45 and reading at 7:00. Since we have 3 features, please arrive on time so we can get started right away! Fox has tons of hot drinks to warm your soul.

RSVP on Facebook        Fox Coffeehouse 437 W. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90806

antonio2Antonio Cortez Appling is a poet, teacher, and restaurateur. He is the Owner of “The Nest”, a breakfast restaurant in Bellflower, CA. He also founded “The Long Beach Poetry Slam” and “The Definitive Soapbox” the largest running spoken word open mic in the Long Beach area.

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Sheila J Sadr is a first generation Iranian-American, an intersectional feminist, and a fourth year pursuing her BA in English Creative writing with a minor in Comparative World Literature at California State University, Long Beach.

chestina-craigChestina Craig, an intersectional feminist, poet, and scientist in training, lives in Long Beach, CA with her cat. Currently a student at CSULB studying Marine Biology, she spends her free time in the ocean, taking photos, and petting sharks. Her other talents include eating whole pizzas and falling in love with 7pm tangerine sunlight. She hopes to one day only be required to wear gauzy long dresses and swim in the ocean.

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