Featuring Nick Butterfield, August 2011

Nick Butterfield has attended the Willow Glen Poetry Readings since it’s early inception in the mid 1990’s, recalling Bill and Jean Emerson’s hosting of the monthly event at the Willow Glen Bookstore. Nick and many other enthusiastic poets alike have contributed to the newly published Willow Glen Book Store poetry anthology, Remembering. Nick still comes regularly to the Willow Glen Library ppen-mic readings, and is a frequent participant in the Willow Glen Poetry Project.

“I wrote my first poem when I was 13 years old, next to a newly planted apple tree in my backyard in Boulder Colorado.” The poem was called “My Darkened Room.” Nick draws from his life experiences as a Nurse and Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Room and Community Clinics and Homeless Projects in Santa Clara County for the last 25 years. Also, an avid Cross Country runner with the Spartan Running Team and a long distance traveler ranging from Papua New Guinea to Mt. Sinai, Peru, Guatemala to the China Wall Marathon in 2006 and Running with the Bulls in Pamplona Spain in 2003. “I include Death Valley National Park experiences as one of my favorite places to write about.”

Open mic to follow.

If you wish to be included in this Willow Glen Poetry Project, please bring a hardcopy of your poem to the event, and also email it to us (see the Submissions page). Of course, it’s perfectly okay if you just want to read without submitting.

The reading will take place
Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Willow Glen Branch Library
1157 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, 95125

See the Events page for a map

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