Poetry Festival Santa Cruz

Sun. Feb 12, 2012 3:30pm - 10:00pm PST
Price: $12.50
All Ages
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Price: $12.50
All Ages
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Poetry Festival Santa Cruz

POETRY FESTIVAL SANTA CRUZ takes place on February 12, 2012 at the Cocoanut Grove -- Grand Ballroom (400 Beach Street, Santa Cruz). There will also be a SPARRING ARTISTS EXCHANGE concurrently in the Bay View Room (adjacent classic Casino window room) with books, art, memorabilia and photography. The festival is produced by Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts.

Featured performers at Poetry Festival Santa Cruz include: Wanda Coleman, Jack Hirschman, Michael C. Ford (with Ray Manzarek), Genny Lim, Lorna Dee Cervantes, The Ellyn Maybe Band, Stephen Kessler, Avotcja & Modupue, Charles Curtis Blackwell, Andy Clausen, Ellen Bass, Jerry Kamstra, A.D. Winans, Gerald Nicosia, Cara Vida, S.A. Griffin, Jennifer Barone with Nova Jazz Band, Mike The Poet, Jane Ormerod, Marc Olmsted, Rich Ferguson (w/Bo Blount), Floyd Salas, Claire Ortalda, Gary Young, Quiet Lightning, Ron Lampi, T. Mike Walker, Keith Savage, Dennis Holt, Peter Marti and Kevin Patrick Sullivan. Musical Guests: The Invertebrates, Alan Sitar Brown, Ruebi Lynn Jimenez and Geordie Van Der Bosch. Hosted by San Francisco poet MCs extraordinaire Ginger Murray and Marc Kockinos.

The event is sponsored by Bookshop Santa Cruz, Poetry Santa Cruz, Seabright Brewery, Santa Cruz Weekly, Santa Cruz Art League, Nickelodeon/Del Mar, Food Bin & Herb Room, The Starving Musician, The Beat Museum, Felix Kulpa Gallery, Poetry Flash, Sport About, Community Printers, Santa Cruz Construction Guild and more.

POETRY FESTIVAL SANTA CRUZ is produced by Sparring With Beatnik Ghosts:
www.sparringwithbeatnikghosts.com

Tickets are for sale on ShowClix.com.

Part of the proceeds of Poetry Festival Santa Cruz will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz.

To join the volunteer committee, contact dyaryan@gmail.com
Here is more historical information about the Santa Cruz Poetry Festival (which hasn't been held since 1981): http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150102318494015
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Venue Details
Cocoanut Grove Grand Ballroom 400 Beach Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060