Excerpt from Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga Newsletter:

The Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga are pleased to announce that the McGroarty Arts Center will, once again, be the venue of their Monthly Poetry Reading Series on Saturday, August 24, 2013, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The address is 7570 McGroarty Terrace, Tujunga, CA 91042. This event is a joint venture between the Village Poets of S-T and the McGroarty Arts Center. It is an opportunity to welcome the community to a relaxing and enjoyable late afternoon of poetry at the historic home of John Steven McGroarty, the first Poet Laureate of California.

The featured poets for this event are Jessica Wilson and Jason Brain:

Jessica Wilson is the Hostess and Founder of Writers’ Row: Downtown LA’s Official Written Art Showcase, SoapBox Poets Open Mic, Writer Wednesdays, and the NoHo Salon. She is the Los Angeles Organizer for 100 Thousand Poets for Change and Founder of the one and only Los Angeles Poet Society. Jessica teaches for California Poets in the Schools as a Poet-teacher. She is a Beat girl, true and true.

Lifelong native Angeleno, Jason Brain’s favorite hobby is breathing. When he’s not breathing, Jason is an up-and-coming Spoken Word Poet and artists advocate. His 1st published collection of poetry, Mix Tape Collection I: Original Poetry, is available to the public on Amazon.com. Jason is also a burgeoning Visual Artist of photography and geometry; a theatre playwright currently revising his “365 Day, 365 One Act” collection, Amerikana:365; and the creator and host of Soapbox Sessions, an established weekly Open Mic night in the San Fernando Valley.

Jason also likes to make time to play sports, meditate, and enjoy the little things in life (like beautiful sunsets, good friends, and delicious coffee) in between it all. He hopes to meet you soon.

Directions to the McGroarty Arts Center:
Exit 210 freeway west at Lowell Avenue and travel north, uphill, until you reach Foothill. Turn left. Proceed through Tujunga until you see Denny’s on the right. Turn left on Plainview. Follow Plainview past McGroarty Park. Turn right into the driveway at the art center. Parking is on the top lot and the bottom lot with many stairs leading from the lower lot. Enter at the back if a class is in session.

From the 210 freeway east, exit Sunland Blvd. Turn left and drive about three miles up Foothill (Sunland becomes Foothill) Denny’s will be on your left. Turn right on Plainview (south) and continue past McGroarty Park to the entrance of the art center.

(Beware of Yates Street at Tommy Burgers. Don’t turn there).


Poets are invited to sign-up for the open reading when they arrive. Light refreshments will be served and admission is free!

Village Poets of Sunland-Tujunga: http://www.villagepoets.blogspot.com

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