Recent and Upcoming Readings

We are available to give readings of our poetry and non-fiction. Please contact us at shenandoahbreakdown@gmail.com.

Upcoming Readings

On May 13, 2012, at 6pm,  Jose Padua will read with Silvana Straw and Cindy Goff at Iota, 2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA. An open reading will follow.

Recent  Readings

  • Jose Padua was a featured reader at the 2012 Split This Rock Poetry Festival. The  festival was held from March 22-25 in Washington, DC.  He read with Khaled Mattawa, Marilyn Nelson, and Minne Bruce Pratt on Saturday, March 24; and was on the panel  Stage & Page: What’s the Fuss? with Regie Cabico, Jeffrey McDaniel, and Rachel McKibbens on Thursday, March 22. Other featured readers were Alice Walker, Naomi Shihab Nye, Sonia Sanchez, Homero Aridjis, Sherwin Bitsui, Kathy Engel, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Douglas Kearney, Rachel McKibbens , Kim Roberts, and Venus Thrash.
  • Jose Padua read with Laura Smith at the Poetry Lab, Friday August 5, 8pm, at The Soundry, 316 Dominion Vienna, VA.
  • Art Inspired by Art, the Shenandoah Arts Council, April 2-May 14, 2011, Winchester, VA (Heather Davis, Jose Padua)
  • Sulu Series, April 16, 2011, at The Artisphere, Arlington, VA (Jose Padua)
  • Iota Poetry Series, Iota Club and Café, Arlington, VA, December 2010 (Jose Padua)
  • Samuels Public Library, Front Royal, VA, September 2010 (Jose Padua)
  • Shenandoah Arts Council, Winchester, VA, April 2010 (Heather Davis, Jose Padua, and Maggie Padua)
  • Book of Knowledge Reading Series, Winchester, VA, Fall 2009 (Heather Davis, Jose Padua)
  • Changes Gallery, Front Royal, VA, March 2009 (Heather Davis)
  • Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Poetry Series, Hagerstown, MD, January 2009 (Heather Davis, Jose Padua)
  • Winchester Book Gallery, Winchester, VA, October 2008 (Heather Davis, Jose Padua)
  • Virginia Monologues at the Blue Ridge Arts Council, Front Royal, VA, August 2008 (Heather Davis)
  • Restless in the Blue Ridge Poetry Reading, Daily Grind Café, Front Royal, VA, July 2008 (Heather Davis, Jose Padua)
  • Studio 11, Lexington, VA, May 2008 (Heather Davis)
  • Art-O-Matic, Split This Rock Reading, Washington, DC, May 2008 (Heather Davis, Jose Padua)
  • Monday Night Reading Series, Busboys & Poets, Shirlington, VA, April 2008 (Heather Davis)
  • Iota Poetry Series, Iota Club and Café, Arlington, VA, January 2008 (Heather Davis, Jose Padua)
  • Sunday Kind of Love Poetry Series, Busboys and Poets, Washington, D.C., December 2007 (Heather Davis)
  • Beltway Poetry Quarterly Reading, Busboys & Poets, Shirlington, VA, November 2007 (Jose Padua)
  • Moving Words Reading Series: Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA, Spring 2007 (Heather Davis)
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