Bethel Swift

Recent Appearances

Date Venue Address
Date: October 8, 2022
9:30am - 6:30pm
Venue: San Diego Writers Festival Address: Coronado Library
Coronado Island
Notes: Bethel Swift will be joined by prolific poet and novelist Jennifer Givhan at the FREE San Diego Writers Festival in Coronado on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Both women will be greeting fans and signing copies of their books.
Date: August 20, 2022
10:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: San Diego Union-Tribune Festival of Books Address: 5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Notes: Bethel Swift will be signing copies of her book "Conversations with Good Men" at the San Diego Union-Tribune’s 6th Annual Festival of Books on August 20. This year the FREE event will be held on the campus of the University of San Diego. Advance registration strongly advised!
Date: August 6, 2022
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Venue: SDPA Reading at the Mission Hills Library Address: 215 W Washington Street
San Diego, CA, 92103
Notes: Bethel Swift will be reading her poem #NotAllRichPeople alongside other San Diego Poetry Annual poets at this event hosted by author Curran Jeffery and sponsored by SDPA and Bluestocking Books!
Date: April 3, 2022
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: "Close Your Eyes & Listen: Poetry Panel & Open Mic" Address: Spacebar Cafe & Wine Bistro - 7454 University Ave A
La Mesa, CA 91942
Notes: Come celebrate National Poetry Month with food, drinks, and poetry from local poets at Spacebar Cafe & Wine Bistro on Sunday, April 3rd, from 1-3pm! Join San Diego-based poets Karla Cordero (How to Pull Apart the Earth), Michael Klam (Anything for a Dull Moment), and JohnnieRenee Nia Nelson (Classic Kwanzaa Poems: New and Selected) as they read and engage audience members in a panel discussion moderated by poet and fellow club member Bethel Swift (Conversations with Good Men). Panel will be followed by an Open Mic session so arrive early if you'd like to sign up! Authors will also be available to sign their books after the event.
Date: December 11, 2021
10:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: North Park Book Fair: Holiday Edition! Address: 3793 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104
Notes: Bethel Swift will be signing books and exhibiting art at the North Park Book Holiday Fair on Saturday, December 11th, 2021.
Date: November 21, 2021
9:00am - 4:00pm
Venue: Encinitas Street Fair Address: South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas
Notes: Bethel Swift will be signing books and exhibiting art at the Read Local booth (near I Street on the 101) at the Encinitas Street Fair on Sunday, November 21st, 2021.
Date: August 15, 2021
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue: SDWI Book Bonanza Address: 2730 Historic Decatur Rd.
San Diego, 92106
Notes: Bethel Swift will join other local authors for San Diego Writer's, Ink's Book Bonanza outside Barracks 16 at Liberty Station. If you feel comfortable, please come by and meet and mingle with our authors. The La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls Festival is also happening outside on the promenade if you’d like to participate in that as well.
Date: July 17, 2021
10:00am - 5:00pm
Venue: North Park Book Fair Address: North Park Way between 29th St. & Ray St.
San Diego
Notes: Bethel will be signing books at one of the booths in the first ever North Park Book Fair! This open-air street book fair is located in the heart of North Park and hosted by Verbatim Books, North Park Thursday Market and North Park Main Street and will include two blocks of books, zines, comics, local booksellers, small presses, and literary collectives as well as literary art, food, live performances, and music!
Date: June 18, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: San Diego Poetry Annual Anthology Reading Address: Online
Notes: Video of this San Diego Poetry Annual Event hosted by Michael Klam and Anthony Blacksher is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlgs2plKAjw More info on the anthology - including where to buy it - is available at the San Diego Poetry Annual's website: https://sandiegopoetryannual.com/
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: 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: 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: All poets feature. 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