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:
History of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival
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.