Strictly East

poetry news for the far East Bay

Special Events

 May 2023 

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May 6:


May 13: Poetry Box on Zoom

You're invited to join us!

Saturday, May 13, 2023 @ 4:00 PM (Pacific)

[3pm (Alaskan) / 5pm (Mountain) / 6pm (Central) / 7pm (Eastern)]


Our Featured Poets:

  • Lana Hechtman Ayers – author of When All Else Fails
  • Susan Johnson  – author of The Call Home
  • Joel Savishinsky – author of Our Aching Bones, Our Breaking Hearts



You can register anytime between now and the morning of the show. We recommend registering now to reserve your spot and guarantee receiving the link in time.
You can click on the link below to register:

(Once registered, you will receive a link from Zoom. Then on the day of the show, simply use the link that was sent to you to join about 5 minutes before the show starts so we can start on time) 

More Details:

also May 13: in Modesto

2023 Aileen Jaffa
Young Poets Awards Ceremony

An In-Person Event Celebrating K-12 Poets 
Co-sponsored by MoSt and the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), Modesto Chapter.


May 13 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT - 4:00 p.m. PDT 
Carnegie Arts Center
250 North Broadway Avenue, Turlock. CA


and once more, 5-13 in Livermore: