Poets' Circle

The next Poets' Circle will be on February 3rd from 5-7pm. 

Featuring: Watsonville Poet Laureate, Bob Gómez

Open Mic to follow the featured speaker(s).

Featured Speaker

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A resident of Watsonville since 1984, Gómez brings humility to his art and activism and has a remarkable record of community service and social justice advocacy work, having marched with César Chávez in the 1970s and worked as a PVUSD migrant and bilingual resource teacher for 26 years. He has supported youth as a CASA volunteer, served as a chaperone for 7th and 8th graders to Watsonville’s sister city, Kawakami-mura in Nagano, Japan. In addition to being a poet, Gómez is a singer and musician and has helped direct the music for the Watsonville Buddhist Temple’s Kokoro no Gakko Cultural Summer Program. Learn more about our current poet laureate here.

How to Join & Participate

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This program is presented in English. 
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Magdalena Montagne is a poet and teacher. A long-time facilitator of
Community Poetry Circles, her new book, Earth My Witness, was published in October by Finishing Line Press. Magdalena has been hosting Poets’ Circle for several years.