EventsVirtual - Third Thursdays with Poetry Center San Jose

Virtual - Third Thursdays with Poetry Center San Jose

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Third Thursdays is a monthly Poetry program in partnership with Poetry Center San Jose.

For the month of May - POETRY CENTER SAN JOSE PRESENTS: Featured Poet: Rachelle Escamilla!
Open mic to follow.

Rachelle Escamilla is the descendant of campesinos and cannery workers from San Benito County, California. Her first book, "Imaginary Animal", won the 2014 Willow Books Literature Award for Poetry and is being adapted into an off Broadway play in New York with Director Katherine Wilkinson. Her second collection of poetry "me drawing a picture of me[n]" was published in 2019 (Willow Publishing). Escamilla is the producer and host of the longest running poetry radio show in the United States, Out of Our Minds, and the founder of the Poets & Writers Coalition at San Jose State University.

Poetry Center San José's mission is to nurture and promote diverse literary expression in our community as a means of exploring, defining, and enriching the human experience.

This event will be happening live through Zoom. Registered participants will receive an email with the Zoom log-in information on the day of the event before the event start. Online registration closes 1 hour before the start of the event. Learn more about Zoom at

For those under 18 years of age who may be attending, we recommend that a parent/legal guardian be with you during the program..

Hosted by local poet Lesa Medley.

Suitable for:
Adults, ages 18+
Teens, ages 12-18
Seniors, ages 65+
Writing & Adult Literacy

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