Barber shop hosting poetry series

DOWNEY - Hair Club for Poets/Reading with Scissors, a monthly poetry series, meets the fourth Saturday of each month at Number 34, a barbershop at 9029 Florence Ave.Two featured poets are presented each month, along with an open mic. One featured poet is selected from the previous month's open mic, "sometimes by applause, sometimes by rock, paper, scissors." The poetry series is curated by John Brantingham, a writer, poet and head of the San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival, and Roy Anthony Shabla, a poet and painter. For more information, find Hair Club for Poets on Facebook or go to

********** Published: August 30, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 20