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On Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, Gatsby Books in Long Beach, California, will host a fundraiser for the Long Beach Poetry Festival — featuring readings by poets who have appeared in Silver Birch Press anthologies and blog.

WHAT: Fundraiser for 3rd Annual Long Beach Poetry Festival — suggested donation: $10. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, and sparkling conversation will be served. Bring cash for wine, baked goods, and books!

WHERE: Gatsby Books, 5535 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA, 90808, 562-208-5862,

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, 7-9 p.m.

WHO: Anna Badua, Donna Hilbert, Kevin Lee, Tamara Madison, Clint Margrave, and Paul Kareem Tayyar will read from their work.

WHAT ELSE:  People who can’t make the event, can contribute via PayPal here: (Enter the email address:



Tonight, at Gatsby Books in Long Beach, California, Donna Hilbert will read from her new poetry collection, The Congress of Luminous Bodies (Aortic Press). So-Cal residents, this is the best way you could possibly spend a Thursday night (and most other nights!).

WHAT: Donna Hilbert reading from The Congress of Luminous Bodies

WHERE: Gatsby Books, 5523 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA, 90808,

WHEN: 7 p.m. start

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Donna Hilbert’s latest poetry collection, The Congress of Luminous Bodies, was recently released by Aortic Books. Other publications include The Green Season, World Parade Books, a collection of poems, stories, and essays, now available in an expanded second edition. Donna appears in and her poetry is the text of the documentary Grief Becomes Me: A Love Story, a Christine Fugate film. Earlier books include Mansions and Deep Red from Event Horizon, Transforming Matter and Traveler in Paradise from Pearl Editions, and the short story collection Women Who Make Money and the Men Who Love Them from Staple First Editions (published in England). Poems in Italian can be found in Bloc notes 59 and in French in La page blanche, in both cases translated by Mariacristina Natalia Bertoli. New work is in recent or forthcoming issues of 5AM, Nerve Cowboy, Pearl, and Poets & Artists. Learn more at