Committed to advancing poetry and celebrating new as well as veteran poets, Paul J. Willis hosts the Santa Barbara Poetry Series, Westmont Reading Series, and Los Prietos Stafford Readings.
Santa Barbara Poetry Series
Willis hosts the Santa Barbara Poetry Series, which features a younger poet, local poet, and visiting poet at each of the three annual readings.
Westmont Reading Series
Paul J. Willis frequently serves as host of the Westmont Reading Series, during which writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction present their work at Westmont College.
Los Prietos Stafford Readings
Since 2007, Willis has hosted an annual community reading of the poems of William Stafford in Los Padres National Forest.