Open Mic Afternoons with San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto August 31st 3-5pm SSF Library

South San Francisco, CA   August 23, 2019

Saturday, August 31, 2019, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Open Mic Afternoons with San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto

Featured poets: Pacifica Poet Laureate Camincha Benvenutto and Belmont Poet Laureate Emerita Tanu Wakefield

Light refreshments will be served and open mic to follow. Please feel free to bring a poem to share! This is a free and family friendly event. All are welcome!

South San Francisco Main Library 840 West Orange Avenue, South San Francisco, CA 94080 The event will be held at the library auditorium


Aileen Cassinetto, Poet Laureate of San Mateo County

In October 2018, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors appointed Aileen Cassinetto to the honorary post of Poet Laureate. Aileen is the third (and first Asian-American) Poet Laureate of San Mateo County and will serve a two-year term beginning on January 1, 2019. Her role as Poet Laureate is to elevate poetry among San Mateo County residents and to celebrate the literary arts by making poetry more accessible to people in their everyday lives.

Widely anthologized, Aileen is also the author of the poetry collections, Traje de Boda and The Pink House of Purple Yam Preserves & Other Poems, as well as three chapbooks through Moria Books’ acclaimed Locofo series.

To contact Ms Cassinetto, please CLICK HERE.

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