Space Cowboy Books Presents: Cholla Needles Magazine Poetry Reading

03-15-2020 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Space Cowboy Books
Address: 61877 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA

Space Cowboy Books Presents: Cholla Needles Magazine Poetry Reading

Event Date: 3/15/2020
Event Time: 3-5pm

Event Description: Cholla Needles Magazine Poetry Reading. An hour of open mic poetry plus featured poets Romaine Washington & Allyson Jeffredo. Bring your material to share.

Organizer Name: Space Cowboy Books
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Venue Name: Space Cowboy Books
Venue Address: 61871 29 Palms Hwy. Joshua Tree, CA 92252

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    Organizer Phone Number: 760-367-5539
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    Venue Name: Old Schoolhouse Museum
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