Spoken  Word  Salon @ ZoeyÕs Cafˇ

Celebrates WomenÕs History Month        


730pm Thurs March 16

Dian Sousa &
nila northSun

with guest living historian Suzanne Lawrence

as Molly Donlon sharing stories from the wake for Uncle Shamus


Dian Sousa, author of LULLABIES FOR THE SPOOKED AND COOL (Mille Grazie Press 2005) and the forthcoming THE MARVELS RECORDED IN MY PRIVATE CLOSET, teaches surfing at Camp Swell, which she co-founded; she also started San Luis Obispo's Code Pink Women for Peace chapter, and Bottled Poetry, which combines music, food, & poetry readings at various wineries. DianÕs awards include third in the Cal Poly Writing Contest (1985), 256th in the 1997 San Luis Obispo Triathlon, and fourth in the 2002 Women On Waves Contest in Santa Cruz. Dian also sprocks; ask her.





nila northSun, author of A SNAKE IN HER MOUTH (West End Press 1996) has a new book in press, LOVE AT GUNPOINT (R.L. Crow 2006). Born in Shurz, Nevada of Chippewa-Shoshone descent, nilaÕs work is found in collections of Native American poetry. Her features include the Watershed Festival in 2003 and the Taos Poetry Circus in 1997.  In 2000, the University of Nevada recognized her accomplishments by awarding her ŅThe Silver Pen.Ó  nila lives on the Shoshone-Paiute reservation in Fallon where she works for the tribe as a program and grant writing specialist.

ŅJust Do It:

a poetry writing workshop with

nila northSunÓ

Sat. March 18, 2-5pm ZoeyÕs Cafˇ

$35 per person; space limited


This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc.

through a grant it has received from the Hearst Foundation.



Spoken Word Salon @ ZoeyÕs Cafˇ 730pm Third Thursdays

Open Mic. Pass the hat. Hosted by Gwendolyn Alley. Pizza, salads, coffee, beer, wine, desserts + poetry upstairs

El Jardin Courtyard 451 E. Main Ventura 805/652-0091 zoeyscafe.com  poetix.net gwendolynalley@yahoo.com

April 20 Poets from the 315 Experiment: Danika Dinsmore, Amalio Madueno & more w/workshop Sat. April 22