I'll be one of many featured poets at the annual Beat Museum poetry reading in San Francisco. The readings run all afternoon Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22. I'm scheduled for around 3:30 on Sunday. My older brother was a beatnik, so I always try to pay homage to him there. (I was more of a hippy -- just a few years made all the difference.) Come by, give a listen, say hello.
It's always an open mic at La Honda Lit Night. I'm the co-host and will read something each night. Mostly, though, it's anybody who wants to read anything. We have cowboy poets, performance poets, great storytellers and the occasional song. It's casual, down-home, friendly. All ages. Meet some of La Honda's original writers! Just listen, or bring something of your own. For more details, send me an email: joecottonwood@gmail