South San Francisco, CA August 23, 2019
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!
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.