Malibu Poet Laureate Presents an Afternoon of Live Poetry, Music, Art and Dance
April 20, 2022
Join the City of Malibu Poet Laureate for an afternoon of live poetry, music, art and dance at City Hall
All members of the Malibu community are invited to join Malibu Poet Laureate Ann Buxie for an afternoon of poetry, music, dance and live art at “Calling All Creatures,” the annual of City Poetry on Saturday, May 14 at 4:00 p.m. at Malibu City Hall Civic Theater.
“I hope everyone in Malibu will join us in this celebration of literature and the arts as we once again welcome in-person cultural events to City Hall that enrich, educate and entertain the community,” said Mayor Paul Grisanti.
The free in-person event is part of the Malibu Library Speaker Series. Poetry will be read by Peter Harris, Ann Buxie, Ricardo Means Ybarra, Jolynn Regan, Robert Woodcock and emerging poets from local schools. The event will also include a musical performance by A Call 2Peace, a dance by Ann Monahan and the Senior Tappers and artwork by 5th grade students from the Malibu Elementary School’s photography class and the Malibu High School.
Featured Poet Peter J. Harris is a 2018 Los Angeles COLA Fellow in Literary Arts, Fellow of the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities at USC, and award-winning poet. He is the author of “bless the ashesPoetry” (Tia Chucha Press), winner of the 2015 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and “The Black Man of Happiness: In Pursuit of My ‘Inalienable Right’ a book of personal essays and winner of the 2015 American Book Award. In 2022, FlowerSong Press will publish Harris’s “Safe Arms: 20 Love & Erotic Poems (w/an Ooh Baby Babymoan)”, with a Spanish translation by Francisco Letelier, and Beyond Baroque Books will publish Harris “SongAgain.”
No RSVP or ticket is necessary. City Hall is located at 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA 90265. For more information, contact Assistant Director of Community Services Kristin Riesgo at 310-456-2489, ext. 350 or [email protected]
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