SGV Poetry Festival

The San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival is a month long celebration of poetry writing workshops, contests, outings, and featured performances that is organized across the San Gabriel Valley by the Emerging Urban Poetry Group of Pasadena that occurs annually in conjunction with NaPoWriMo.

Nuvein contributes to this event as well as National Poetry Month Events with events such as: 

The first San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival was in 2000, organized by Ryan Oba and Emma Rosenthal, with assistance from moi, Tina Demirdjian, Thom Garzone, and Naomi Weiss. 

The second was in 2010 with assistance from Beth Cheng, Erika Wilk, Mina V. Kirby, Mary Torregrossa, Michelle Angelini (AKA Rina Rose), Bozana Belokosa, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, CaLokie (AKA Carl Stilwell), John Chase, Pauline Dutton, Helen Graziano, Deborah P Kolodji, and Maja Trochimczyk.The Festival has been annual ever since.

Upcoming events

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March 15th, 2014 – La Puente Artwalk
La Puente Branch of the LA County Library
1pm-6pm
The Nuvein Foundation will partner with the LA County Supervisor’s Office for Gloria Molina and the LA County Library – La Puente Branch to host a children’s chalk art activity (with volunteers from 2pm-4pm), will have a booth handing out information on the Foundation (1pm-4pm) and its events as well as other art events/resources locally, and will coordinate a children’s art workshop inside the Library (4pm-6pm). Volunteers should contact the Nuvein Foundation. For other inquiries, please contact Jeanette Freels (jfreels@library.lacounty.gov) the LA County Library – La Puente Branch
April 18th, 2014 – SGV Poetry in Motion: A Teen and Youth Poetry Competition and Showcase
Arcadia Library – Cay Mortenson Auditorium
3pm-5pm
The Nuvein Foundation will partner with the Arcadia Library to host a Poetry Competition and Showcase for students (grades 6-12) that will be hosted by Kimberly Cobian and a special guest young poet host. Students in the competition portion of the event will be judged by a poet’s panel (this year the ZZyZx WriterZ Group) and awards will be given in various categories. Students in the Showcase (Open Mic) portion will be eligible for a single prize for overall performance and delivery.Interested students should contact Petra Morris (pmorris@ci.arcadia.ca.us) the Arcadia Library for details  This event participates as part of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival (https://www.facebook.com/SGVPoetryFestival)
April 19th, 2014 – PEER POET PROGRAM: Show, Tell, Reveal
Montebello Regional Library Branch of the LA County Library
3pm-430pm
The Nuvein Foundation will offer a free community poetry program for students (grades 8-12) on poetry techniques that will also include peer exercises that will partner students to poets from across Literary Los Angeles. Chris Trevilla, president of the Foundation and published poet, will be leading this interactive workshop. For additional details, contact Beth Krupsaw (bkrupsaw@library.lacounty.gov) at the Montebello Library.This event participates as part of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival (https://www.facebook.com/SGVPoetryFestival)