READINGS / EVENTS

----- 2019 -----


Friday, August 23, 7:00-9:00 PM

Calliope ~ East Bay Music & Arts

presents

FOURTH FRIDAY FORMAL

Host: David Rosenthal

Featuring:

Jan Dederick & John Rowe

The evening will include an OPEN MIC

and brief interview with the featured poets

St. Alban's Episcopal Church

1501 Washington Ave., Albany CA

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Sunday, May 5, 5:00-7:00 PM

POETRY INSIDE OUT

(First Sunday Poetry Series)

Host: Johanna Ely

Featuring:

John Rowe

followed by an OPEN MIC (begins about 6:00 PM)

Bookshop Benicia

636 First St., Benicia, CA

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Tuesday, April 23, 6:00-8:00 PM

7th NATIONAL POETRY MONTH READING

at the MONTCLAIR BRANCH of the OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

Featuring:

Sheryl J. Bize Boutte, Leticia Garcia Bradford, Grace Marie Grafton,

Tobey Kaplan, John Rowe, Gary Turchin

A short OPEN MIC period will follow the features.

Oakland Public Libary -- Montclair Branch

1687 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA

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Monday, March 4, 6:15 PM

RIVERTOWN POETS: AMuseing Mondays

Host: Sande Anfang

Featuring:

Jan Dederick & John Rowe

followed by an OPEN MIC

Aqus Cafe

189 H St., Petaluma, CA


----- 2018 -----


Saturday, October 27, 2:00-4:00 PM

GEARBOX POETRY

Host: David Zeltzer

Featuring:

John Rowe

plus OPEN MIC

Open Mic sign-up begins at 1:30 PM

Gearbox Gallery

770 W. Grand Ave., Oakland, CA

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Wednesday, April 4, 7:00-9:00 PM

ALAMEDA ISLAND POETS

Host: Nanette Deetz

Featuring:

John Rowe, Jan Dederick, and Maurine Killough

plus OPEN MIC

Frank Bette Center For The Arts

1601 Paru St., Alameda, CA

https://www.frankbettecenter.org/alameda-island-poets.html


---- 2017 -----


Tuesday, December 12, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

COASTSIDE POETRY

(2nd Tuesday of every month)

Hosts: Diane Moomey & Steve Long

Featuring:

Jan Dederick & John Rowe

followed by an open mic

Cafe Society

522 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA


----- 2016 -----


Saturday, October 29, 2016, 7:00-9:30 PM

FALL SPICE: Flash Fiction, Poetry, & Flash Non-fiction

at BAZAAR CAFE

Host: Jamey Genna

Featuring:

Thaisa Frank, Tracey Knapp, Fernando Meisenhalter,

Sunil Patel, John Rowe, Jon Sindell, & Sandra Wassilie

Music by Wax Moon: Singer/Songwriters Paul Kimball & John Blatchford

Costumes optional yet encouraged!

Bazaar Cafe

5927 California St, San Francisco, CA

https://www.facebook.com/events/1329350807087321/

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Saturday, August 13, 2016, 7:00-9:00 PM

POETRY & PROSE READING SERIES (2nd Saturdays)

at FRANK BETTE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Host: Jeanne Lupton

Featuring:

Jan Dederick & John Rowe

followed by an open mic

Frank Bette Center for the Arts

1601 Paru St., Alameda, CA

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Friday, June 10, 2016, 7:00-9:00 PM

LAST WORD READING SERIES

Host: Dale Jensen

Featuring:

John Rowe & Judy Wells

with an open reading

Admission is free, but a one-drink or one-plate minimum is suggested.

Nefeli Caffe

1854 Euclid Ave. (a little north of Hearst), Berkeley, CA

Cafe phone: (510) 841-6374

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Thursday, April 28, 7:00 PM

Last Thursday In Ukiah

WRITERS READ

Featuring:

John Rowe

Followed by an Open Mic

Art Center Ukiah

201 South State St.

Corner of Church St.

(1 block south of Ukiah Court House

on opposite side of the street)

Suggested donation: $5

Tea, coffee, and desserts provided

For Information, contact Series Coordinator

Bill Churchill: jabezw@sonic.net

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Tuesday, April 19, 6:00-8:00 PM

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH READING

at the MONTCLAIR BRANCH of the OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

Featuring:

Grace Marie Grafton, Mary Mackey, John Rowe, Sheryl J. Bize Boutte,

Grace Morizawa, William Winston, Carol Pingree

A short open mic period will follow the features.

Oakland Public Libary -- Montclair Branch

1687 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA

http://oaklandlibrary.org/events/montclair-branch/national-poetry-month-reading

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Sunday, March 13, 2016, 3:00-5:00 PM

VALONA DELI 2ND SUNDAY POETRY SERIES

Host: Connie Post

Featuring:

John Rowe & Allegra Silberstein

with open mic

Stay after the reading for live music

with the Terry Henry Jazz Trio

Valona Deli

1323 Pomona St., Crockett, CA

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Sunday, February 7, 2016, 5:00-8:00 PM

POETRY UNBOUND

Host: Clive Matson

Featuring:

Ralph Dranow, Grace Grafton, Dale Jensen, John Rowe

with a brief open mic to start the evening

$5 donation -- no one turned away

Art House Gallery

2905 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA

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Monday, January 4, 2016, 7:00 PM

POETRY EXPRESS

Host: Jan Dederick

Featuring:

John Rowe

with an open mic

Himalayan Flavors

1585 University Ave., Berkeley, CA

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----- 2015 -----


Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 7:00-9:50 PM

Sacred Grounds Open Mic Poetry

(Every Wednesday evening)

Host: Dan Brady

Featuring:

John Rowe

Open Mic before and after the feature.

Feature goes on around 8:15 PM.

Sacred Grounds Café: 387­3859

2095 Hayes @ Cole

San Francisco, CA

(415) 387-­3859

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Saturday, July 18, 2015, 7:30 PM

Alta Solano Lit Out Loud

(3rd Saturday of every month, typically)

Host: Jannie Dresser

Featuring:

Jan Dederick & John Rowe

preceded by an open mic 7:30-8:00

Come early to sign up

Folk & Fine Art Gallery

1861-A Solano Ave.

Berkeley, CA

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Saturday, June 27, 2015, 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Poetry at Florey's Book Company

(Last Saturday of every month Poetry Series)

Host: Sherri Rose-Walker

Featuring:

Jan Dederick & John Rowe

followed by an open mic

Florey's Book Company

2120 Palmetto Ave.

Pacifica, CA

(650) 355-8811

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----- 2014 -----


Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7:00-9:00 PM

ALAMEDA ISLAND POETS

Host: Cathy Dana

Featuring:

Jan Dederick & John Rowe

plus OPEN MIC

Frank Bette Center For The Arts

1601 Paru St., Alameda, CA

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Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:00-9:30 PM

POETRY at LA PROMENADE CAFE

Host: Stephanie Manning

Featuring:

Jan Dederick & John Rowe

plus OPEN MIC

La Promenade Cafe

3643 Balboa St., San Francisco, CA

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Monday, June 2, 2014, 7:00 PM

POETRY EXPRESS

Featuring:

John Rowe

with an open mic

Himalayan Flavors

1585 University Ave., Berkeley, CA

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Monday, January 6, 2014, 6:45 PM

RIVERTOWN POETS: AMuseing Mondays

Host: Sande Anfang

Featuring:

Jan Dederick & John Rowe

followed by an open mic

Aqus Cafe

189 H St., Petaluma, CA


----- 2013 -----


Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7:00 PM

NOT YET DEAD POETS SOCIETY

Host: Casey FitzSimons

Featuring:

Jan Dederick & John Rowe

followed by an open mic

The Main Gallery

1018 Main St., Redwood City, CA

near the NW corner of Middlefield & Main

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Sunday, June 2, 2013, 5:00-8:00 PM

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Saturday, May 11, 2013, 1:00-4:30 PM

11th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival

Berkeley City College Auditoriuam, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley

An afternoon of poetry readings

and a Lifetime Achievement Award to Mary Rudge.

Poets include:

Milani Pelley, John Rowe, Sayre Quevedo, Juanita Martin, Paul Corman Roberts, Odelia Galvan Rodriguez, Owen Hill, Cyrus Armajani, giovanni singleton, Yuko Leong, Kimberly Satterfield, Terry Taplin, John Oliver Simon, Judy Juanita, Oscar Bermeo, Jim Barnard, Carla Kandinsky, Barbara Campbell, Patricia France & Mary J. Dacorro!

Hosted by Richard Silberg

Invocation by Jack & Adelle Foley

Plus an Art Exhibit in the Atrium.

SPRING / SUMMER 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012, 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Poetry at Florey's Book Company

(Last Saturday of every month Poetry Series)

Host: Sherri Rose-Walker

Featuring:

Jan Dederick & John Rowe

followed by an open mic

Florey's Book Company

2120 Palmetto Ave.

Pacifica, CA

(650) 355-8811

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Sunday, July 29, 2012, 4:00 PM

Clara Hsu's POETRY SALON

(Last Sunday of every month)

Potluck Dinner & Poetry Reading

Featuring:

Jan Dederick & John Rowe

Click here for more info

(reservation required)

San Francisco, CA


WINTER 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012, 7 PM

POETRY EXPRESS

Featuring:

John Rowe

with an open mic

Priya Indian Cuisine

2072 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA



SUMMER 2011

Saturday, July 16th, 2011, 7 PM

M. COFFEE

(3rd Saturday Poetry Series)

Host: Max Noyes

Featuring:

John Rowe

preceded by an open mic

M. Coffee

522 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA