TOPANGA MESSENGER -- June 5, 2003

"Trumpeting Poetry at Howell-Green June 6"

by Pablo Capra
Photo courtesy of David Hayward

David Hayward, Lower Topanga resident, trumpeter and poet, will perform with his old friend and mentor John Harris at the Howell Green Fine Art & Framing Gallery on Friday, June 6, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Hayward has had an extraordinary career as a trumpet player touring with many well-known performers including Janis Joplin and Sonny Rollins. He also recently joined fellow Lower Topangans for a poetry reading and musical performance at Howell Green. He will read from a new set of poems titled “The Lowered Bucket,” play trumpet and provide background music for a poetry reading by John Harris.

Harris has had his poems published in numerous magazines and anthologies. He was one of the founders of the Venice Poetry Workshop in 1969. As proprietor through the ’70s and ’80s of the historic literary center and bookstore, Papa Bach Books, he fostered a generation of Los Angeles writers as a mentor and publisher.

The Lower Topanga poetry reading at the Howell Green Gallery earlier this year was a memorable experience for those who attended. The music performed with the poetry was an enhancing surprise to many.

Admission is free. For more information, call (310) 455-3991.

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