Join us to hear the work of Philip Larrea, Krista Lukas and Jared Manninen.
Phillip Larrea is the author of We the People (Cold River Press) and Our Patch (Writing Knights Press). He is the co-editor of "Sacramento Voices", an annual print anthology featuring the work of writers from his monthly reading series at the Sacramento Poetry Center of which he serves as a board member. Phillip's day job is a personal/ finance/ investment/ economics expert.
These themes infuse his poetry as well. Since 2012, his work has appeared in over a hundred national and international publications.
Krista Lukas is the author of a poetry collection, Fans of My Unconscious (Black Rock Press 2013), a finalist for the 2009 May Swenson Award and the 2011 Pearl Poetry Prize. In her review in Rattle, Juneko J. Robinson wrote, “Lukas’s poems, clear-eyed, brutally honest, and heartbreaking as they are, are equally eloquent and playful.” Lukas’s poetry has been broadcast on The Writer’s Almanac and previously published in The Best American Poetry 2006, Creative Writer’s Handbook (5th Edition), New Poets of the American West, and in literary journals including Rattle, 5 AM, and New Millennium Writings.
Jared Manninen has led an eclectic life, from infantryman in the USMC to a massage therapist and artist. Along the way he's run marathons, thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, earned a couple college degrees, and attained the rank of black belt in Aikido. Recently, Jared has been putting to use his diverse experience by creating illustrated stories and comics based on Tahoe history and mountain living.