For over a decade Poetry by the Bay has provided The City of Vallejo with a FREE Spoken Word Open Mic show where thousands of poets have come and shared their work. We want to continue to be able to do this for the decades to come, but to do so we need your help.
Everything has a cost, even setting up a non-profit (which just sounds weird to me). If you find it in your heart and budget to donate, these funds will be used to establish Poetry By The Bay as a non-profit entity allowing us to have more opportunities for us to return to an in person show and to help the show last for decades to come.
To donate, please click below and submit your pledge in support for the Vallejo arts community.
Please donate here: www.paypal.com/pools/c/8Mw33TPLyR
Thank you again for your support, time and patience with us as we’ve gone through our many transitions. We look forward to hearing what you’ve been writing sooner than later.
Kyrah A. Ayers
Founder of Poetry By The Bay
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Poetry by the Bay would like to evolve into a 501c3 organization, and its founder, Kyrah Ayers is currently doing a fundraiser in order to come up with the fees for that process. Poetry by the Bay was the first poetry-centric open mic I attended, and it quickly became my poetic home due to its welcoming atmosphere, commitment to inclusivity and anti-censorship. Without that I might never have gained the experience necessary to be a poet laureate. If you have anything to spare to help grow the poetry community in Vallejo, please consider giving a donation in the linked fundraiser. If you cannot give, please share to your networks.
Vallejo Poet Laureate emerita