What: Pleasanton’s fifth annual Poetry, Prose, and Arts Festival. Events include a reading by former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins and workshops for children and adults. The 2005 San Francisco Grand Slam poetry champion, Tshaka Campbell (pictured), leads the teen slam poetry workshop.
When: Saturday, April 1
Where: CarrAmerica Conference Center, 4400 Rosewood Dr., Pleasanton
Information: For tickets, call (925) 931-5350, or go to www.pleasanton arts.org/poetry.htm.