DOWNEY - The monthly poetry series that previously met at Mari's Wine Bar and Stay Gallery now meets at the Rives Mansion starting with its March 21 event featuring poet, artist and teacher Patricia Scruggs.The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and is free. A native of Alberta, Canada but now living in Southern California, Scruggs has been published in CALYX Journal, ONTHEBUS, Spillway, RATTLE, Qarrtsiluni and several anthologies. The event will feature an open mic for up to 10 poets on a first-come, first-serve basis. The poetry series moved its meetings to Stay Gallery after the closure of Mari's Wine Bar last year, but quickly outgrew the venue. Nearly 60 people attended last month's poetry session. Lorine Parks is the series' curator. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
********** Published: March 14, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 48