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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 8:00 pm

Earagail Arts Festival

Florence Food Company
63 Main Street
Letterkenney, County Donegal
Ireland
A Poetry Reading by David Starkey, Chryss Yost, and Paul Willis
Thursday, July 19, 2018, 7:30 pm

Fermanagh Writers

Blakes of the Hollow Pub
6 Church Street
Enniskillen, County Fermanagh
Northern Ireland
A Poetry Reading by David Starkey, Chryss Yost, and Paul Willis
Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 pm

Seamus Heany HomePlace

45 Main Street
Bellaghy, County Londonderry
Northern Ireland
A Poetry Reading by David Starkey, Chryss Yost, and Paul Willis
Sunday, July 22, 2018, 3:00 pm

The Arts Office, Waterford City and County Council, and Modpoets

Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms
2 Great Georges Street
Waterford, County Waterford
Ireland
A Poetry Reading by David Starkey, Chryss Yost, and Paul Willis
Monday, July 23, 2018, 10:00 pm

O Beal Group

Long Valley Bar
10 Winthrop Street
Cork City, County Cork
Ireland
A Poetry Reading by David Starkey, Chryss Yost, and Paul Willis
Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:00 pm
Dick Mack’s Pub
Green Street
Dingle, County Kerry
Ireland
A Poetry Reading by David Starkey, Chryss Yost, and Paul Willis
Thursday, July 26, 2018, 10:00 pm

Tread Softly Festival

Lyon’s Cafe
Quay Street, Abbeyquarter North
Sligo, County Sligo
Ireland
A Poetry Reading by David Starkey, Chryss Yost, and Paul Willis
Monday,August 6, 2018, 6:00 pm

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation: Sadako Peace Day

La Casa de Maria
800 El Bosque Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
A Hiroshima Observance with Poems by Perie Longo, Enid Osborn, and Paul Willis
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
Thursday, September 27, 2018, Time TBA

Seattle Pacific University

Venue TBA
3307 Third Avenue W
Seattle, WA 98119
A Poetry Reading by Paul Willis
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 12:00 noon
Edmonds Bookshop
111 Fifth Avenue S
Edmonds, WA 98020
A Poetry Reading by Paul Willis
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:00 pm

Nature of Writing Series

Village Books
1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
A Poetry Reading by Paul Willis
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 2:00 pm

35th Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival

Library Community Room
995 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
A Poetry Reading by Mira Rosenthal and Paul Willis
Monday, November 19, 2018, 3:30 pm

Sustainability Speaker Series

Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
An Environmental Talk & Poetry Reading by Paul Willis

Paul Willis Hosting

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 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 Steve Braff and all who are present

Recent Events

Paul Willis Presenting

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 7:30 pm

Tuesday Poets

Santa Barbara Public Library
Fireplace Room
40 E Anapamu
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
A Poetry Reading by Dan Thomas and Paul Willis
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 11:00 am

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Coggeshall Bowl
2559 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
A Poetry Reading by David Starkey, Steve Braff, and Paul Willis
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7:30 pm

IKON: Writing (Reality LA)

First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
1760 North Grover Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
A Panel Presentation by Paul Willis on “Poetry as Christian Vocation”
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

Paul Willis Hosting

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 am

A Conversation with Bill McKibben

Calvin College Festival of Faith and Writing
Prince Conference Center
3201 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
An Interview by Paul Willis of the environmental writer Bill McKibben
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 7:00 pm

Three Student Poets

Hieronymus Lounge, Kerrwood Hall
Westmont College
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
A Poetry Reading by Ilana Baer, Drew Hanson, and Grace Teranishi
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
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

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
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