Third Friday Salon, Featuring: Collin Kelley, Steven Reigns, & Marie Chambers

Third Friday Salon, Featuring: Collin Kelley, Steven Reigns

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

The Rapp Saloon Poetry Reading

1436 2nd St, Santa Monica, California 90401

Curated by poet Elena Secota.

COLLIN KELLEY, is the author of the newly published poetry collection Midnight in a Perfect World (Sibling Rivalry Press). His other poetry collections include the American Library Association-honored Render (Sibling Rivalry Press), Better To Travel (Poetry Atlanta Press) and Slow To Burn (Seven Kitchens Press). Sibling Rivalry Press is also the publisher of his acclaimed Venus Trilogy of novels, Conquering Venus, Remain In Light and Leaving Paris. A recipient of the Georgia Author of the Year Award, Deep South Festival of Writers Award and a finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, Kelley’s poetry, reviews, essays and interviews have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies around the world.

STEVEN REIGNS, is a Los Angeles-based poet and educator and was appointed the first Poet Laureate of West Hollywood. Alongside over a dozen chapbooks, he has published the collections Inheritance and Your Dead Body is My Welcome Mat. Reigns holds a BA in Creative Writing from the University of South Florida, a Master of Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, and is a fourteen-time recipient of The Los Angeles County’s Department of Cultural Affairs’ Artist in Residency Grant. He edited My Life is Poetry, showcasing his students’ work from the first-ever autobiographical poetry workshop for LGBT seniors. Reigns has lectured and taught writing workshops around the country to LGBT youth and people living with HIV. Currently he is touring The Gay Rub, an exhibition of rubbings from LGBT landmarks, facilitates the monthly Lambda Lit Book Club, and is at work on a new collection of poetry.

Steven Reigns