Cobalt Café hosts an open mic poetry event plus featured poet Bonnie Kaplan

Poet Bonnie Kaplan is the Valley Contemporary Poets' featured reader at the Cobalt Cafe's open reading seriesValley Contemporary Poets presents an open mic reading with featured poet Bonnie Kaplan at The Cobalt Café, 22047 Sherman Way, west of Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. 

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010:
One drink minimum (no alcohol: sodas, bottled water, etc.)
Sign up for open reading 8:30-8:45 pm
Reading begins at 9:00 pm
(818) 348-3789 

This is event is part of the weekly reading series held every Tuesday night at The Cobalt Café in Canoga Park. Hosted since 1994 by Los Angeles poet Rick Lupert, author of a new book of poetry called We Put Things in Our Mouth, this weekly event represents the best of the literary spirit in our community, and the LA Books Examiner hopes you will support this event and keep it going every Tuesday night. The best part: other than the featured poet, you never know who might show up and share her work. Last Tuesday, in fact, the LA Books Examiner was there and read from his new book of poetry The BruburyTales

To learn more about the reading series at The Cobalt Café, including directions, a calendar of events, its newsletter and other links for poets and writers, visit

Bonnie Kaplan captures moments in a jar and releases them through stories, performances and prose poetry. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley and began doing performance art at the California State University Northridge where she earned her BA in 1985. She went on to receive an MFA in Performance/Video from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 1991 and a California Arts Council Grant in 1996. Since moving back to the San Fernando Valley in 2000 her work has been published in the anthology Mentsh (2004) and she has given readings at Santa Monica Playhouse, Tasty Words, Melt In Your Mouth, Spark Off Rose, and Theater/Theatre. For the past decade she has worked as a teacher in the California Corrections system, helping prepare parolees to re-enter the community. 

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2 responses to “Cobalt Café hosts an open mic poetry event plus featured poet Bonnie Kaplan

  1. Heather matthews

    Im a long time friend of joe mundo 111, thought of him as a brother. we did alot together and he even did the only tatoo I have on my body. I would love to read a copy of your book about him. I have a memravilia wall of his art work myself and would love to add some of the pics off the site.please contact me on yahoo or facebook. thank you for your time!!

  2. Heather matthews

    Please except my sempathy to the hole famiely for ther loss Joe was a great friend and an awsome bro… I hope you choose to send me a copy of the book you rote about his life…

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