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Poetry In Ocean Panel and Open Reading @ Central Library + Drawing to Win Hank Warner Surfboard

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 6:30 PM
San Diego Central Public Library
All Ages

The ocean inspires, connects, sustains us. Artists, poets, musicians, surfers… beach-goers the world over share a deep admiration and respect for the sea.

The "Poetry in Ocean: A Celebration of the Sunset, Surf and Sea" panel and open reading was born of the same gusto for sun and surf, San Diego style! The evening will start with a panel discussion led by surfer and associate publisher of the San Diego Poetry Annual, Michael Klam. Panelists are surf journalist, Scott Bass, classical pianist/surfer, Jeeyoon Kim, poet/visual artist, Ted Washington, and lifelong surfer, artist, author and contributing writer at The Surfer’s Journal, Cher Pendarvis.

Open mic follows the panel. All poets and writers of any genre are invited to share their take on the influence and inspiration they draw from the sea. Open mic readers will share one poem (or two short ones) or one piece of short prose each. Writers can sign up on the night of the show or preregister to read at

The Friends of the San Diego Central Library will also be hosting a membership drive to support the library. Everyone who stops by their table will get an opportunity drawing ticket and be eligible to participate, no purchase necessary. Prizes include a Hank Warner custom surfboard, $100 dinner gift certificates to Bully’s East Prime Bistro Sports Bar (and ball caps and shirts from the restaurant), and assorted swag from Rocky’s Crown Pub.


Event Supported By

Central Library and San Diego Poetry Annual

Artist Group Info

Michael Klam, editor and host

San Diego Central Public Library

330 Park Blvd.
San Diego, California 92101

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