Events

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

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 1:30 pm
Nature Writing Workshop
Calvin University Nature Preserve
3201 Burton SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
A Walking and Writing Exercise Led by Paul Willis

Paul Willis Hosting

Saturday, January 30, 2021, 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 all who are present

Recent Events

Paul Willis Presenting

Tuesday & Thursday, December 10 & 12, 2019, 7:30 pm

Holiday Stories

Center Stage Theatre
751 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
An Eclectic Collection of True Stories Performed by Their Authors
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:00 am
Hike-Ku Poetry Workshop
Westmont College Garden (below the track)
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
A Walking and Writing Exercise Led by Paul Willis
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 5:30 pm

Westmont Downtown

University Club
1332 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
A Creative Nonfiction Reading by Paul Willis
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 10:15 am
All Saints by the Sea Episcopal Church
83 Eucalyptus Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
A Meditation on Poetry and Sabbath by Paul Willis

Paul Willis Hosting

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 7:00 pm

Westmont Reading Series

Hieronymus Lounge, Kerrwood Hall
Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
A Reading of Fiction by Gina Ochsner

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
Unitarian Parish Hall
University Club
University of California at Santa Barbara
The Village
Vista del Monte Retirment Community
Vistas
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
First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
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
Malibu United Methodist Church
Midnight Special Bookstore, Santa Monica
Ojai Poetry Festival
The Performance Studio, Ventura
Ruskin Art Club, Los Angeles
San Luis Obispo Public Library, San Luis Obispo
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

Elsewhere in the World

Blake’s of the Hollow Pub, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
Florence Food Company, Letterkenny, Ireland
Long Valley Bar, Cork, Ireland
Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms, Waterford, Ireland
Seamus Heany HomePlace, Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Sligo City Hall, Sligo, Ireland