Poets & Writers Sponsors Loose Lips Poetry Reading, Oct. 21

On Saturday, October 21, at 2 p.m., Poets Hélène Cardona and John FitzGerald read their poetry as part of the Loose Lips Poetry Series. Free and open to the public, the reading will be held in the Meeting Room of the Topanga Library at 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. in Topanga Canyon. 

Hélène Cardona’s books include “Beyond Elsewhere,” (White Pine Press2016), “Dreaming My Animal Selves” (Salmon Poetry (Ireland)2013), “Life in Suspension,” (Salmon Poetry (Ireland)2016), and “The Astonished Universe” (Red Hen Press2006). She also contributes essays to The London Magazine, and her acting credits include Chocolat, Jurassic World, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

John FitzGerald, an award-winning poet, editor, and federal appeals attorney for the disabled, is the author of “Favorite Bedtime Stories” (Salmon Poetry, 2014), “The Mind” (Salmon Poetry, 2011), “Telling Time by the Shadows” (Turning Point, 2008), “Spring Water” (WordTech Editions, 2005), and “Spring Water” (Turning Point Prize, 2005). He’s also been widely published in journals and anthologies.

The Loose Lips Poetry series was co-founded by Millicent Borges-Accardi and Jean Colonomos, who curate each reading. Loose Lips brings a diverse array of the best contemporary poets to Topanga, providing audiences and authors with a poetic forum and community and delivers literary events that are edgy, spiritual, inspiring and, at times, irreverent.

Refreshments will be provided by Friends of the Topanga Library. Loose Lips readings are followed by an open mic (one poem, please, no epics).

This event is sponsored in part by Poets & Writers, Topanga Author’s Group, Friends of the Library, Leslie and Steve Carlson and Karla and Joe Morrison.


The Topanga Library is located at 122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290. For more information: (310) 455-3480.


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