It's been a lot of fun putting this festival together. What's been the best part?

I'm an avowed extrovert. I've admitted to that on these pages. So the best part for me is working with all these fine people. I like a certain kind of people -- people who dedicate themselves to something bigger than themselves, people who spend their days on kindness.

So many people have done just that.

So this Saturday, what did we all do?

About ten of us sat down and started working on our Indiegogo campaign. It's been running for a while, but we're trying to reach people who we have never reached before, people in the community who are not aware of us, who would like to be a part of our mission to bring poetry and writing and art to the San Gabriel Valley.

No, let me rephrase that. It already exists here. We want to acknowledge what's already here and give our poets and writers a place to speak. They have a voice. We want to give them ears to hear what they say. Anyway, do you want to see some of my favorite people in the world? Watch the video below.