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Poetry Night: Pam Houston & Shayne Langford

June 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

The Poetry Night Reading Series takes place at 7 p.m. on the third floor (indoors) of the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in Davis. There will be an open mic after the featured performers. Open mic performances will be limited to four minutes or two items, whichever is shorter. The open mic list typically fills by 7 p.m., so arrive early. Organizers recommend mask-wearing.
Find out more about the Poetry Night Reading Series in Davis, California by visiting Invite your friends to sign up for the mailing list. To learn more about Dr. Andy’s tiny media fiefdom, check out his weekly podcast at and his weekly newsletter at For example, in his most recent podcast, Dr. Andy interviewed the poets Beth Suter (another Davisite who has published a new book of poetry) and Colorado poet Andrew Hemmert.

Pam Houston is the author of the memoir, Deep Creek: Finding Hope In The High Country, as well as two novels, Contents May Have Shifted and Sight Hound, two collections of short stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness and Waltzing the Cat, and a collection of essays, A Little More About Me, all published by W.W. Norton.

Her stories have been selected for volumes of The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Short Stories of the Century among other anthologies. She is the winner of the Western States Book Award, the WILLA Award for contemporary fiction, the Evil Companions Literary Award and several teaching awards.

She teaches in the Low Rez MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, is Professor of English at UC Davis, and co-founder and creative director of the literary nonprofit Writing By Writers. She lives at 9,000 feet above sea level near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.


Shayne Langford is a writer from rural Northern California. While earning both his BA and MFA in Creative Writing at UC Davis – where he now teaches in English Department – Shayne worked three seasons as a fly fishing guide in Southwestern Colorado, near the headwaters of the Rio Grande. Some of his work has appeared in the environmental arts journal and is forthcoming in Air/Light.


John Natsoulas Gallery
521 1st St
Davis, CA 95616 United States
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(530) 756-3938
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