On Sunday, July 15th between 3 and 5 p.m., the Benicia Literary Arts will present a reading, featuring Steven R. Boyett, a writer of several novels including ArielElegy Beach, and Mortality Bridge. He has earned acclaim for his lectures and readings. As a DJ he produces two of the world's most-popular podcasts, Groovelectric and Podrunner. See: www.steveboy.com/bio.html

Local poets Peter Bray and Jeff Burkhart, as well as other writers will also read. The first hour will include readings by these featured writers; the second hour will be open mike.

BLA first had a poetry reading at The Rellik in March, which was very well attended. This reading will be a blend of prose and poetry. All readings will be short enough to be appropriate to a setting where people are eating, drinking, and socializing.

Questions about the event should be directed to Lois Requist, 707-746-5070, or email: lois@requist.com.