Consejo Fronterizo de Arte y Cultura (COFAC): Poetry Within Reach

Poetry Within Reach was a 4-week long series of readings by a diverse set of poets who encountered the cultural landscape of the Pasadena through a curated set of readings. The Poetry Within Reach series was held at lunchtime in the Pasadena Senior Center and encouraged reflection and dialogue around what it means to be a Pasadena local.

Public Events:

July 27, 2016: Kate Gale & Shahé Mankerian

August 3, 2016: Marcia Arrieta & Teresa Mei Chuc

August 10, 2016: Hazel Harrison Clayton & Victor Vazquez

August 17, 2016 Dr. Mel Donalson & Carla Sameth

Participating artists:

Dr. Gerda Govin (Lead Artist), Marcia Arrieta, Teresa Mei Chuc, Hazel Harrison Clayton, Dr. Mel Donalson, Dr. Kate Gale, Shahé Mankerian, Carla Sameth and Victor Vazquez.

Participating organizations:

Pasadena Senior Center & the Pasadena Rose Poets

This project is funded as a part of the NEA Our Town Public Art Project “My Pasadena,” a City of Pasadena public art project with Side Street Projects as a partner.

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