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

Sunday, December 17, 2023, 2:00 pm

Goleta Library Poetry Series

Goleta Valley Library
500 N Fairview Ave.
Goleta, CA 93117

A Poetry Reading by Paul Willis and Gabriella Klein

Paul Willis Hosting

Saturday, January 27, 2024, 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

Monday, December 4, 2023, 4:00 pm

A Radiant Birth: Advent Readings for a Bright Season

Kerrwood Hall
Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

A Reading by Paula Huston, Marilyn McEntyre, and Paul Willis from a new InterVarsity Press Anthology

Friday, December 1, 2023, 7:00 pm

A Radiant Birth: Advent Readings for a Bright Season

Downing House
3680 South Downing Street
Englewood, CO 80113

A Reading by Leslie Leyland Fields, Richard Foster, Tania Runyan, and Paul Willis from a new InterVarsity Press Anthology

Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 6:00 pm

Milwaukie Poetry Series

Ledding Library
10660 SE 21st Avenue
Milwaukie, OR 97222

A Poetry Reading by Paul Willis

Monday, April 17, 2023, 10:30 am

Westmont College Chapel
Murchison Gym
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

A Poetry Reading by Paul Willis as Part of a Westmont Chapel Service

Saturday, April 8, 2023, 2:30 pm

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

A Poetry Reading by Paul Willis and Friends

Sunday, April 2, 2023, 3:00 pm

Seven and One Books
1138 N 2nd Street
Abilene, TX 79601

A Poetry Reading by Paul Willis

Friday, March 3, 2023, 6:30 pm

Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts
Westmont College
Kerrwood Hall
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

A Poetry Reading by Paul Willis

Paul Willis Hosting

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
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
Hollister House, Hollister Ranch
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
Ledding Library, Milwaukie, OR
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
Seven and One Books, Abilene, TX
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

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK
Blake’s of the Hollow Pub, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK
Church of Santa Maria Dei Servi, Orvieto, Italy
Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK
Florence Food Company, Letterkenny, Ireland
London School of Economics, London, UK
Long Valley Bar, Cork, Ireland
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK
Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms, Waterford, Ireland
Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh, UK
Seamus Heany HomePlace, Bellaghy, Northern Ireland
Sligo City Hall, Sligo, Ireland
Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
University of Worcester, Worcester, UK