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Poetry & Art At SDAI


  • WHEN Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
  • WHERE San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, San Diego
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free - $5

San Diego Art Institutes' Poetry & Art Series 2017 presents artist and performer Perry Vasquez and San Diego poet Sunny Rey.

Renowned street artist, Mr. Maxx Moses makes a special guest appearance. People’s Choice Poem Performance Awards follow featured readings and performances. DJ GillSotu will provide music and sound throughout the show. This interactive arts and culture experience will include beverages, snacks and plenty of time to mingle. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Members are free, nonmembers $5 at the door. The event takes place in the San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park.

The People’s Choice Poem Performance Awards – Participants read/perform one poem under three minutes long. Audience members choose (by secret ballot) their favorite poem based on content and performance. Props, artwork, singing, music, dancing, all accompaniment is allowed and anything goes. Top poem performances (the poems that receive the most votes) win $50. Audience members will be encouraged to hoot for their favorites and try to influence the rest of the audience.

Writers/artists who would like to participate in the People’s Choice Poem Performance Awards can get their names in the hat ahead of time at or text (619) 957-3264. It is a good idea to sign up early by email or text message as space and time are limited!

Co-sponsor Poetry International is an annual literary journal published by SDSU with Ilya Kaminsky as editor-in-chief. Additional support and sponsorship by San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild and Puna Press.

Please contact host Michael Klam with any questions: (619) 957-3264 (cell) or (619) 236-0011 (museum).

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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