Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Now Launching: iWrite; Words & Voices!



Tonight we celebrate the launch of a collaborative chapbook collection, iWrite; Words & Voices. This collection is a homegrown project from the creators of Soapbox Sessions and Soapbox International...which also sprouted the publishing house, Poetry in Motion Publishing House -- the offspring of the art and inspirations created by Jason Brain, Chelsea (C.R.) Cohen, and Sean Hill!











Party starts tonight at Bob's Espresso Bar!
5251 Lankershim Blvd. NoHo, CA 91604
Time: 7-9:30pm | No cover

Monday, July 28, 2014

Poetrypalooza Opening Weekend - North Hollywood!


Click below to view photos from the show!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

My 2nd gig at the Pig n Whistle!

Next Thursday, 7/24/14, I get to linger in the back room of Hollywood's famous PIG n WHISTLE, as the Featured Poet! 

I am completely honored to join the cast of the Urban Desert Cabaret curated by the phenomenal Joe "City" Garcia! In fact, I will be the sole Poet in the pot -- the Poet holding down the fort!

That's me! I am excited. Not only do I get to glam it up in Hollywood lit, but I get to bring my compañero, the beautiful Flutist, Juan Cardenas! The Urban Desert Cabaret is today's Speak Easy! I absolutely love it!


7/24 is Joe "City" Garcia's Urban Desert Cabaret
Featuring Poet Jessica Wilson with Flutist, Juan Cardenas
 ​
Rubén Martínez
, Kevin Kelly, & Billy Gill!​
Photo by Alexis Fancher | Los Angeles, (c)2014
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​Enjoy this eclectic gathering tucked in the swanky back room of the Pig n Whistle on Historic Hollywood Blvd!
Get your visual art, music, and poetry, all in one spot -- that is the Urban Desert Cabaret!
 
Hosted by 
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Joe City Garcia
 and 
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Joanna Fodczuk
.

​$​
5 cover. 
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Full menu and bar
. Street parking only enforced until 8PM, $5 lot @ Cherokee & Selma, $10 lot on McCadden Pl.
 
Show details:
Beyond Baroque: 
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6714 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Showtime: 7:45pm - 10pm
How much?: $5



Paws Please!

7/19 celebrate Animal Poetry!
Featuring
 
 
 the Village Poets of Sunland Tujunga, plus Guests!

 
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Raise your PAWS in the air and enjoy a reading celebrating our furry friends!


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PAWS FOR READING AT THE LA CRESCENTA PUBLIC LIBRARY ON JULY 19, 2014

The La Crescenta Library/County of Los Angeles, 
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2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, CA 91214, is hosting a special poetry event entitled, Paws for Reading, on Saturday, July 19, 2014, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
The former Poet Laureate’s, Marlene Hitt, Joe DeCenzo, Maja Trochimczyk, and Dorothy Skiles will be presenting poems about the animal world. In addition, a number of guests poets will be reading their work on animals and related matters: Dr. Mira Mataric, Beverly Collins, Mina Kirby, Becky Mate, and Jessica Wilson. Also, it is anticipated that photos and other art work, in keeping with the theme of animals, will be decorating the walls. Come join us for this delightful event. Refreshments will be served
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(Jessica Wilson is REALLY excited for this!)
 
Show details:
La Crescenta Library: 
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2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta, CA 91214
Showtime: 2:-3pm
How much? Free!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Young Plea

Calling all the people!
Calling all the trees!
Smoking on Johnny's pipe,
watch me fall down to my knees.

Calling all conflicted!
Calling all bloody thieves
Swimming in a lake of fire
and burning endlessly.

Searching beyond sound,
searching beyond mind,
searching for something
uniquely undefined

Calling all the people!
Calling all the trees!
Smoking on Johnny's pipe,
watch me fall down to my knees.


~ Jessica M. Wilson, 1995

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