Poetry On Tap at the Bette

Poetry On Tap at the Bette

Three local poets will release their new poetry books at a special event Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. Cathy Dana, Vince Storti and Natica Angilly have new collections of poetry and will read from their books at the monthly Alameda Island Poets meeting at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts (FBCA). The event is free or by donation. Open mic follows. FBCA is located at 1601 Paru St. For more information, visit www.frankbettecenter.org.
Dana is the current president of the Alameda Island Poets.She will read from her first collection, My Dad Believed in Love: A Father’s Life through a Daughter’s
Eyes. Dana is a firewalking hypnotherapist with a black belt in aikido and holds a master’s degree in counseling. Cathy has won grand prize in the Dancing Poetry Festival and 1st prizes in the Benicia Love Poetry Contest and California Federation of Chaparral Poets contest. A longtime Alameda resident, she teaches creative writing and facilitates the Mighty Pens Poetry Club at Alameda Community Learning Center. She likes to think of herself as a guardian of the creative spirit.

Natica Angilly is devoted to the positive developments that sharing and creating art makes possible, to help create friendship, artistry, and community worldwide. Natica serves as president of Artists Embassy International, and creates books, poetry, paintings, props and poetic dance choreography. Co-founders of the Poetic Dance Theater Company, atica and Richard Angilly have received awards, and are known as a pioneers in the expansion arts field of poetic collaboration. 

VInce Storti
Vince Storti, a San Francisco writer, was recently published in the online literary journal Californiapoets.net. His poetry and art was included in the San Francisco Peace and Hope anthology. In addition, his work can be found on the Parisian online literary journal Levure Literaire, issue 8. His work has appeared locally in the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal. He is the editor and publisher of the print anthology, North Coast Literary Review and serves on the board of Alameda Island Poets. He has just published a new book of poems, Scenes Beyond Restraint.