Monday, August 7th – 7-9 pm
POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Donnelle McGee and Vincent Meis
Two featured writers followed by an open mic

Donnelle McGee reads recent poems and other work.

Vincent Meis reads from his novel, Deluge (Fallen Bros. Press, 2016).

Donnelle McGee is a Jimi Hendrix freak and wishes he could dunk a basketball. He earned his MFA from Goddard College. He is a faculty member at Mission College in Santa Clara, California. His work has appeared in Controlled Burn, Colere, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Home Planet News, Iodine Poetry Journal, Permafrost, River Oak Review, The Spoon River Poetry Review, and Willard & Maple, among others. His work has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Donnelle lives in both Sacramento and Turlock, California.

Vincent Meis grew up in the middle of a large family in the middle-sized city in the middle of Illinois in the middle of the country. He currently lives in San Francisco and teaches English at the City College of San Francisco. He has also taught in Saudi Arabia, Spain, and Mexico. Of his novel, Deluge, Vincent notes “The experiences of the characters reflect the issues surrounding race and sexuality in the last thirty years in the U.S. Recent incidents in the news sparked a conversation, often vitriolic, about the state of race relations in the United States. I add this book to the conversation. LGBT issues complicate the conversation when a person must deal with not only racism but homophobia.”