DOWNEY - Lynne Thompson, who won a book prize in 2007 for her first full-length collection of poems, "Beg No Pardon," will be the featured guest at a poetry reading Aug. 16 at Mari's Wine Bar.The event begins with an open mic at 7:30 p.m., followed by Thompson's reading. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Thompson is also the author of two poetry chapbooks, "We Arrive By Accumulation" and "Through A Window." Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Thompson is an attorney and the director of employee and labor relations at UCLA. The free poetry series is sponsored by the Downey Arts Coalition and curated by Lorine Parks.
********** Published: July 26, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 15