EventsSee below for a list of upcoming and past poetry readings, workshops, lectures, and other literary events presented and hosted by Paul J. Willis.

Upcoming Events

Paul Willis Presenting

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 7:30 pm

Live from the CORE

CORE Winery Tasting Room
105 W. Clark Avenue
Old Orcutt, CA 93455
A Poetry Reading by Paul Willis

Paul Willis Hosting

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 3:00 pm

Poets’ Relief Benefit for La Casa de Maria

Parish Hall
Unitarian Society
1535 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
A Benefit Poetry Reading Hosted by Paul Willis, David Starkey, and Enid Osborn

Recent Events

Paul Willis Presenting

Sunday, September 17, 2017, 7:00 pm

Corners of the Mouth Series

Linnaea’s Cafe
1110 Garden Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
A Poetry Reading by Paul Willis and Michael McLaughlin
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 6:00 pm

Living Statues

La Casa de Maria
800 El Bosque Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
A Poetry Reading by Enid Osborn, David Starkey, and Paul Willis
Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7:30 pm

E. P. Foster Library

651 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001
A Poetry Reading by Paul Willis, with open-mic to follow
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6:30-9:00 pm

Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Preservation Hall
740 Lake Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
Readings and Talks by Paul Willis, Naomi Shihab Nye, et al.
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:00 pm

Liberal Arts for a Fragile Planet

Gaede Institute, Westmont College
Kerrwood Hall
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
A Poetry Reading by Paul Willis and Kristin George Bagdanov
Sunday, March 5, 2017, 2:00 pm

The Barricades of Heaven:
A Literary Field Guide to Orange County, California

Cypress Library
5331 Orange Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630
A Poetry Reading by Chris Davidson, Mitsuye Yamada, and Paul Willis

Paul Willis Hosting

Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2:00 pm

Remembering William Stafford: A Community Reading

First Crossing Day Use Area
Los Padres National Forest
Across from 3900 Paradise Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Featuring Peg Quinn and all who are present
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:00 pm

Westmont Reading Series

Adams Center 216
Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
A Nonfiction Reading by Andrea Lucado
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:00 pm

Westmont Reading Series

Hieronymus Lounge, Kerrwood Hall
Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
A Poetry Reading by Teddy Macker
Thursday,February 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

Westmont Reading Series

Hieronymus Lounge, Kerrwood Hall
Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
A Reading by Young Adult Novelist Sara Zarr

Past Poetry Readings & Workshops

Santa Barbara

Borders Bookstore
Cabrillo Arts Center
Casa de la Guerra
Center Stage Theatre
Channing Peake Gallery
Chaucer’s Bookstore
Earthling Bookshop
El Montecito Presbyterian Church
Grace Lutheran Church
Granada Books
Jane Deering Gallery
Jojo’s Cafe
Karpeles Manuscript Museum
KCSB Radio
KCTV Television
KDB Radio
La Casa de Maria
Mission Poetry Series
Montecito Covenant Church
Montecito Public Library
Museum of Contemporary Art
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Providence Hall
Samarkand Retirement Community
Santa Barbara Book and Author Festival
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara Christian Writer’s Conference
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara City Hall
Santa Barbara County Arts Symposium
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Santa Barbara News-Press
Santa Barbara Poetry Series
Santa Barbara Public Library
Santa Barbara Symphony
Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference
See’s Coffee Company
Sullivan Goss Gallery
University Club
University of California at Santa Barbara
The Village
Vista del Monte Retirment Community
Westmont College

Elsewhere in California

Art City, Ventura
Azusa Pacific University
Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Ventura
Benicia City Park
California Native Plant Society, San Diego
California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo
Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard
Carpinteria Public Library
Christian Writers’ Fellowship of Orange County, Huntington Beach
Clunie House, San Francisco
Cody’s Books, Berkeley
College of the Redwoods, Crescent City
Concordia University, Irvine
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ventura
Cypress Library, Cypress
The Daily Grind, Ventura
Dutton’s Bookstore, Brentwood
E.P. Foster Library, Ventura
Fresno Pacific University
Glendale Federal Bank, Canoga Park
Great Pacific Ironworks, Ventura
KKUP Radio, Santa Clara
Linnaea’s Café, San Luis Obispo
Los Osos Public Library
Midnight Special Bookstore, Santa Monica
Ojai Poetry Festival
The Performance Studio, Ventura
Ruskin Art Club, Los Angeles
St. Joseph’s Cathedral, San Diego
Simpson University, Redding
Tujunga City Museum
Valona Deli, Crockett
Ventura Book Festival
West Hollywood Book Fair
Wilding Museum, Los Olivos
Zoey’s Café, Ventura

Elsewhere in the United States

Abilene Christian University, TX
Bethel College, St. Paul, MN
Bookery Nook, Denver, CO
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Clark Community College, Vancouver, WA
Dallas Baptist University, TX
Elizabethtown College, PA
Friends of William Stafford, Portland, OR
George Fox University, Newberg, OR
Green Bean Coffeehouse, Seattle, WA
Harding University, Searcy, AR
Houghton College, NY
Kodiak, AK
Looking Glass Bookstore, Portland, OR
Missouri State Poetry Society, Cuba, MO
North Cascades National Park, WA
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Hastings, MI
Powell’s Bookstore, Portland, OR
Preservation Hall, Racine, WI
Primrose Studio, Fort Collins, CO
Seattle Pacific University, WA
Seattle University, WA
Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO
Southwest Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, OR
Taylor University, Upland, IN
University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Belton, TX
University of Nevada, Reno
Wheaton College, IL