Benicia Literary Arts is having a book launch party for "The Book of Joel", a wonderful collection of Benicia poet laureate Joel Fallon's poetry compiled by Don Peery, Benicia's fifth poet laureate (2014-2016). Joel Fallon was Benicia's first poet laureate, and he died in 2016.

The event will be held at the Benicia State Capitol building on Sunday, May 19th, from 5-6:30pm. Don Peery will be reading selected poems from the book, and other poets who knew Joel will be invited to read their favorites. We will have books available for purchase, and refreshments will be served outside, after the reading.

This event is free, and open to the public.