Bethel Swift

Upcoming Appearances

Date Venue Address
Date: August 22, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: ONLINE: CCC Featuring Bethel Swift Address: ZOOM
Notes: ONLINE EVENT: Join CCC (San Diego Adult Coloring Meetup) and the author of "Conversations with Good Men" for a Zoom party featuring coloring and conversation. Event will include raffle prizes, a reading from poet and publisher Bethel Swift, and a live Q&A session.
Date: August 29, 2020
10:00am
Venue: CANCELLED: UT San Diego Festival of Books (Exhibitor) Address: Liberty Station 2455 Cushing Rd
San Diego
Notes: CANCELLED: Moved online for 2020. Next year, Poet & Publisher Bethel Swift author of "Conversations with Good Men" and two fellow poets (TBA) will share an exhibitor's table at San Diego's largest (more than 15k attendees in previous years!) free book festival. Stop by for book signings, prizes, or just to say hi!

Recent Appearances

Date Venue Address
Date: May 3, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: CANCELLED: San Diego Poetry Annual Reading (Group Reading) Address: Escondido Municipal Gallery, 262 E. Grand Ave.,
Escondido, CA 92025
Notes: SDPA Poets Feature. Robt O’Sullivan Schleith hosts. Bethel Swift will read her poem #NotAllRichPeople" which is published in the 2019/2020 SDPA Anthology.
Date: April 25, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: CANCELLED: Publishers & Writers of San Diego Monthly Meeting (Participant) Address: Carlsbad Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Notes: Speaker TBA. Host Karla Olson. Bethel Swift will have copies of her book, "Conversations with Good Men" for sale and will be on hand to sign books and answer any questions about her own indie publishing process.
Date: April 11, 2020
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: CANCELLED: Second Saturday Poetry Cafe (Participant) Address: Meraki Cafe, 1735 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
Notes: Feature(s) TBA. Ying Wu & Andy Palasciano host. Bethel Swift will read from her chapbook "Conversations with Good Men" during the Open Mic portion.
Date: April 4, 2020
9:30am - 5:30pm
Venue: CANCELLED: Writers Festival (Exhibitor) Address: Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118
Notes: CANCELLED: Moved online for 2020. Next year, Poet & Publisher Bethel Swift - author of "Conversations with Good Men" and her fellow poets Sandra de Helen, author of "Desire Returns for a Visit" and Deborah Ramos, author of "from the earthen drum of my body" - will share an exhibitor's table at this free, community based event designed to celebrate the power of writing and storytelling. Stop by for book signings, prizes, or just to say hi!
Date: March 28, 2020
2:00pm -
Venue: CANCELLED: San Diego Poetry Anthology Reading (Group Reading) Address: Mission Hills Library, 215 W. Washington St.,
San Diego, CA 92103
Notes: SDPA Poets Feature. Fred Longworth hosts. Bethel Swift will read her poem #NotAllRichPeople" which is published in the 2019/2020 SDPA Anthology.
Date: March 14, 2020
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: CANCELLED Second Saturday Poetry Cafe (Participant) Address: Meraki Cafe, 1735 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
Notes: Feature(s) TBA. Ying Wu & Andy Palasciano host. Bethel Swift will read from her chapbook "Conversations with Good Men" during the Open Mic portion.
Date: March 8, 2020
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Venue: Second Sunday Jihmye Poetry Open Mic (Feature) Address: Spacebar Cafe, 7454 University Ave., Suite A
La Mesa CA 91942
Notes: Bethel Swift will be the featured poet reading from her chapbook "Conversations with Good Men" on its official launch day! Host Jim Moreno. Open Mic to follow.
Date: March 7, 2020
1:45pm - 3:00pm
Venue: AWP 2020 Conference (Group Reading) Address: The Michener Center for Writers Stage, Exhibit Halls 3-4, Henry B. González Convention Center
San Antonio, TX 78205
Notes: S245A. Lightning Readings by Writer to Writer Alumni of the AWP W2W Mentorship Program. We invite you to enjoy a mix of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from these talented writers. Organized and emceed by alumni P.D. Keenen.
Date: March 6, 2020
3:20pm - 4:35pm
Venue: AWP 2020 Conference (Panelist) Address: Room 007A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Riverlevel
San Antonio, TX 78205
Notes: PANEL DISCUSSION F252. Creativity and Chronic Illness: Accessibility, Privacy, and Productivity. (P.D. Keenen, Whitney Rio-Ross, Rachel Kurasz, Elyse Durham, Bethel Swift).
Date: March 1, 2020
9:00am - 9:00pm
Venue: #CountDownToConvos Virtual Book Launch & Preorder Party (Host) Address:
Notes: Scheduled online events taking place throughout the day on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & YouTube! Follow author Bethel Swift on the social media platform of your choice to learn how, and when, you can participate in live streams, contests, and virtual challenges - including the chance to join the #countdowntoconvos street team!
Date: February 23, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: Poets at the Bench (Participant) Address: Poetry Bench in Balboa Park (Near Quince & 6th)
San Diego, CA 92101
Notes: Everyone features. Deborah Ramos hosts. Bethel Swift will read from her chapbook "Conversations with Good Men" in this circle-style Open Mic.
Date: February 9, 2020
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Venue: Second Sunday Jihmye Poetry Open Mic (Participant) Address: Spacebar Cafe, 7454 University Ave., Suite A
La Mesa CA 91942
Notes: Sylvia Telefaro will feature. Jim Moreno hosts. Bethel Swift will read from her chapbook "Conversations with Good Men" during the Open Mic portion.
Date: February 8, 2020
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Second Saturday Poetry Cafe (Participant) Address: Meraki Cafe, 1735 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
Notes: reg e gaines and Michael Klam will feature. Ying Wu & Andy Palasciano host. Bethel Swift will read from her chapbook "Conversations with Good Men" during the Open Mic portion.
Date: January 18, 2020
9:30am - 12:00pm
Venue: Yoga & Poetry: A Feel-Good Workshop (Co-Instructor) Address: Polish American Hall - 1934 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92102
Notes: All-levels yoga/Pilates fusion and poetry writing workshop. Appropriate for those who have never practiced yoga or played with poetry as well as those who are committed yogis and/or published poets. Tickets on sale now!
Date: January 12, 2020
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Venue: Second Sunday Jihmye Poetry Open Mic (Participant) Address: Spacebar Cafe, 7454 University Ave., Suite A
La Mesa CA 91942
Notes: Island Mist will feature. Jim Moreno hosts. Bethel Swift will read from her chapbook "Conversations with Good Men" during the Open Mic portion.
Date: January 11, 2020
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Second Saturday Poetry Cafe (Participant) Address: 1735 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
Notes: Lizzie Wann will feature. Ying Wu & Andy Palasciano host. Bethel Swift will read from her chapbook "Conversations with Good Men" during the Open Mic portion.
Date: October 18, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Poetry & Art at SDAI (Feature) Address: 1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
Notes: Bethel Swift will feature, along with Pat Andrus, Emily Gao, Chris Ernest Nelson, Andy Palasciano, & Christophver R, in Michael Klam's Poetry & Art Event at the San Diego Art Institute along. Guests can play poetry karaoke with Judy Reeves!
Date: February 23, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: "For the Love of Yoga & Poetry" Workshop (Co-Instructor) Address: The Polish American Association of San Diego 1934 30th St
San Diego, CA 92102
Notes: A heart-centered yoga class (taught by Christine Seliger of Peace Always Yoga & Meditation) followed by a love-themed poetry reading and writing workshop practice (taught by Bethel Swift). For all ages/levels of yogis and poets! <3
Date: October 7, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm
Venue: "Yoga for Creativity & Poetry as Play" Workshop (Co-Instructor) Address: The Polish American Association of San Diego 1934 30th St
San Diego, CA 92102
Notes: Gentle yoga class (taught by Christine Seliger of Peace Always Yoga & Meditation) to activate your creativity, strength, balance, and flexibility and followed by an introduction to positive poetry (taught by Bethel Swift) with supported form and free verse play and poetry and publishing Q&A.
Date: October 2, 2015
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: Columbia College Alumni on 5 - Winter (Artist/Poet Exhibitor) Address: Columbia College Chicago Library 624 South Michigan Avenue 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605
Notes: Bethel Swift's video poem "Midday Skating at the Midway" will be on display in Columbia College Chicago's Alumni on 5 Winter Exhibition "Nowhere But Here" curated by Lisa Lindvay. The exhibit opens November 2nd, with a reception from 5pm to 7pm and is open during regular library hours: Mon-Thu: 8am - 7pm Fri: 8am - 5pm Sat-Sun: Closed
Date: May 1, 2015
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Venue: Columbia College Alumni on 5 (Artist/Poet Exhibitor) Address: Columbia College Chicago Library 624 South Michigan Avenue 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60605
Notes: Bethel Swift's poems "Missouri Mona Lisa" and "Rocking Horse Ride"—with accompanying family photos—will be on display in Columbia College Chicago's Alumni on 5 Summer Exhibition "What is Yours is Mine" curated by Lisa Lindvay. The exhibit opens May 1, with a reception from 5pm to 7pm, and runs through September 19, 2015. The exhibit is open during regular library hours: Mon-Thu: 8am - 7pm Fri: 8am - 5pm Sat-Sun: Closed