Skip to main content
KPBS arts banner graphic


SPONSORSHIP | Become a sponsor today!

W2W – Writers To Watch - At The San Diego Central Library

Tomás Gayton will discuss his book, Jazz Heaven, Saturday, August 5, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in the Mary Hollis Clark Room. This program is part of the Friends of the Central Library’s Writers to Watch program.

Tomás was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, the grandson of African American pioneers. Tomás is a retired Civil Rights attorney/activist. He cofounded San Diego Poet’s Press and taught many verse writing/poetry classes, including at the Craft Center UCSD. He is a world traveler who lives in San Diego. His poetry is his life in verse.

Tomás’ words have appeared in Poets West, The Seattle Review, Vision Magazine, The San Diego Reader, City Works, African American Review, The San Diego Poetry Annual and other literary publications. His most recent volume of poetry is Jazz Heaven. Other published verse includes: Sojourn on the Bohemian Highway, Vientos de Cambio/Winds of Change, Yazoo City Blues, Time of the Poet, Dark Symphony in Duet with the late Sarah Fabio, and Two Races, One Face, with John Peterson. Tomás’ work is also featured on his website. His first memoir, Long Journey Home, is also available on Amazon Kindle.

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.

SPONSORSHIP | Become a sponsor today!