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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jessica Wilson ~ Viva La Poetry

Jessica Wilson of Los Angeles possesses an enthusiasm for poetry that is as genuine as it is infectious. As host of several readings across Los Angeles, she has featured some of the most prolific poets in the city. Writer’s Row takes place each 2nd Wednesday of the month at the beautiful Last Bookstore in downtown LA. From 7:30-10pm, which Wilson developed as an answer to the lack of representation for the written art form at Downtown LA’s monthly Art Walk. The Last Bookstore is an amazing venue with an artsy aesthetic and Jessica has proved to be a very generous host. In addition to her accomplishments with Writer’s Row, she also founded Los Angeles Poet’s Society and the SoapBox Poets, which meets at the Green Carrot Coffee House in North Hollywood, the last Sunday of each month from 4-6pm, this week featuring Rick Lupert, author of Sinzibuckwud! & host of Cobalt Poets. In Addition, she has helped organize Poetrypalooza going on right now and has jumped onboard as an organizer for 100 Thousand Poets For Change a global effort by poets to share and read their poetry in hopes for change and unity.

To read the article in its entirety and to enjoy poetry by Jessica Wilson Click the link below:

Writer's Row - In Celebration of Women Writers
The Last Book Store Aug. 10, 2011

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