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World Children's Day for Peace: Poetry, Art, Film, and Dialogue

Honoring UN World Children's Day offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children. In partnership with the United Nations Association Los Angeles Chapter and the ruth weiss Foundation, we are hosting this year’s poetry award ceremony to raise awareness of the impacts of war on children, promote peace, and discuss solutions through art, poetry, film, and panels discussions.

Location: James Bridges Theater, University of California, Los Angeles, 235 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Date: Sunday, November 19th, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Free event (Donations accepted)

The event will include a gallery of art and RWF Poetry Finalists featuring youth and established artists. It will showcase performances by the winners of the Maverick, Emerging, and Youth poetry awards, followed by a screening of the Emmy Award-Winning documentary, "ruth weiss, the Beat Goddess". Followed by a Q&A discussion.


  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm Open House: Art and Poetry Gallery (I will be performing "A Sketch For ruth weiss")

  • 3:30pm to 4:00 Poetry Performances and Awards

  • 4:00pm - 5pm Film Screening

  • 5:00pm - 5:30pm Q&A Discussion

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Cæsura Book Release Party

On December 4th Cæsura will be holding their 2022 & 2023 Book Release Party at The San Jose Stage Company Theatre. Please come join to celebrate and participate in a reading of your poem other readings from contributors of "Reset "and "Objects in the Mirror." Free event (donations accepted at door).

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Poets N Film, March 8th at 2pm in the Hammer Theatre, San Jose

I will be reading a poem based on the works of beat poet Ruth Weiss who is the guest poet and will be honored with a Maverick Spirit Award at Cinequest 2020. The film created by Melody Miller, ruth weiss, beat goddess, will be shown this evening.

Shakespeare Shock and More, Cinequest 2020

Macbeth: March 10th, 9:15pm to 9:30pm, Hammer Theatre, before "Death of a Vlogger"
George & Martha: March 13th, 7:15pm to 7:30m, Hammer Theatre, before "The Night"
Hamlet & Lady Macbeth: March 15th, 10:05am to 10:20a, Hammer Theatre, before "Ghost of the Golden Grove"

Past Readings and Performances:

Third Thursday: 10th Annual Poetry Invitational- I'll be choosing an art piece to write a poem about and performing that poem in front of art for an audience. Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM

San José Museum of Art

110 S Market St, San Jose, California 95113

Guest Reader for Well-RED May 2019


Poets N Film Night

March 7th at 7:15PM,

Hammer Theatre, San Jose

Cinequest Film Festival 2019

Wednesday, October 10th, 7PM at Works/San Jose with Flash Fiction Forum KMart will be reading an excerpt from her working novel Murder Moments, "Before I Met My Mom."

Tuesday, November, 13th, 7PM at Works/San Jose, Caesura, To Be Determined, Book Release. KMart will be reading her poem "Soul In A Matchbox." Also, look for Caesura Online issue Nov. 1st. KMart has a painting appearing on the site.

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