Queer Poetry



Poetry by Bay Area queer poets


On Nov. 1, 7:00pm, at the JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara St., Wayne Goodman expands his “Queer Words” series to Vallejo. East Bay authors MK Chavez, Vanessa Rochelle Lewis, and Andrew Demcak will present some of their works. Also joining them will be local Poetic Old Soul, as well as Vallejo’s current Poet Laureate, D. L. Lang.


In January 2016, Vallejo resident Wayne Goodman and his San Francisco-based partner, Rick May, began hosting their “Perfectly Queer” reading series at local, independent bookstores in San Francisco and Oakland. Their goal has been to bring queer-identified authors into bookstores to help support both the writers and the stores.



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Trivia Night @ Crush Food & Wine


Grab your friends after work and meet up at Crush, at 846 Texas Street, Fairfield with guest host, SCL Triviamaster David Greene. Mon, Oct 23 at 7 p.m.


Old Time Radio Hour at the Vacaville Public Library


Spine-chilling classics from the ‘30s and ‘40s. Vacaville Cultural Center: Wed, Oct 18 at 6:30 p.m.


NorCal Bats


Thurs, Oct 19 at 4 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo.


Book Pub at Luigi's Draft in Downtown Fairfield


Stop by Luigi’s pub, 721 Texas St, for a discussion of books and movies and TV with Solano County Library staff. This month: Horror. Wed, Nov 15, 7-8 p.m.




Explore a list of reading materials suggested as accompaniments to the PBS Ken Burns and Lynn Novick film "The Vietnam War."


Bilingual Grant


Thank you to the State Library for a $10,000 grant for bilingual materials! Most are in Spanish/English but we also have Tagalog, Arabic, & Mandarin.


Solano Kids Read 2017


Throughout October kids read for fun, earn meow money and shop in the library “store.” Come in for a reading passport and get started!


Write On! Teen Read Week Writing Contest


Teens, get published! Enter your original poem, short story, comic or essay in the “Write On” contest. Winners get published and receive gift cards too. Oct 9 – Dec 29.




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