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Steve Kowit Poetry Prize Ceremony


  • WHEN Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2 p.m.
  • WHERE Southwestern College , 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910
  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

The inaugural Steve Kowit Poetry Prize will be presented at the Southwestern College Art Gallery in a free ceremony that's open to the public.

Sponsored by San Diego Entertainment + Arts Guild, the award is named in honor of celebrated local poet Steve Kowit, who died in 2015. A former teacher at San Diego State University, Kowit's final teaching post was at Southwestern College.

Southwestern College Art Gallery curator Vallo Riberto will host the event with William Harry Harding, publisher of the San Diego Poetry Annual.

The ceremony will feature poetry readings, live jazz music and an award ceremony courtesy of the Chula Vista Performing and Visual Arts Fund and the San Diego Entertainment + Arts Guild.

The awards ceremony will last about two hours. Southwestern College is providing free parking in Lot O.

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. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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