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To the Poets of the Bay Area,

Hello again from Coastside Poetry in Half Moon Bay, a monthly reading series dedicated to spoken-word poetry. Thanks to all of you who came out last week to hear Aileen Cassinetto, Joel Katz and Robert Perry.

We’ll meet again on Tuesday, December10th at Café Society (522 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, 94019). Folks start arriving around 6:30 P.M., and the readings begin at 7:00. As usual, beverages and light fare will be available all evening.

This month, we’ll have no featured readers. We’d like to do what we did last December, which is to begin with a go-round of open mic (our usual 5 minutes per poet, no music, please), take a fifteen minute break, then have another round. A signup sheet will be available at the coffee bar. If we have a very full house, we’ll feature 10 poets for each round. If fewer, maybe we’ll hear everyone twice!

So bring whatever poems the season suggests to you: birth, solstice, snow (it will be snowing somewhere, for sure), the turning of the year. Going into the dark and coming back out again. Or Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, St. Lucia’s Day, Festival of Lights.

We look forward to seeing you then! 

Best, Diane Moomey and Steve Long