Chris Baron


Upcoming Readings and Events: Spring 2016

San Diego State University
Wednesday, February 24th at 7 p.m. in Love Library, Room 430.

Editors and Contributors of Sunshine/Noir II: Writing from San Diego and Tijuana

“Sunshine/Noir II continues the work of unmasking the tourist spectacle in a city that holds illusion as a civic virtue.”–Mike Davis

San Diego City College World Cultures Program

Tuesday, April 19th 11:00-12:35 San Diego City College room: MS 162

The Baron Journals, the collaboration of Art and Poetry with Chris Baron and artist Randall Hasson

Grossmont College Literary Arts Festival

Wednesday, April 27th, 7PM Griffin Gate

Sunshine Noir Contributors

For a schedule of the entire, amazing festival, check out below:

Literary Arts Festival
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Grossmont College Literary Arts Festival

Wednesday, April 27th, 7PM Griffin Gate

Sunshine Noir Contributors

For a schedule of the entire, amazing festival, check out below:
Past Events
I am excited to be giving a poetry reading at Biola University as a part of the Razor's Edge Conference: At the Intersection of Art and Faith.  The conference is part of an incredible series of offerings from Biola University Center For Christianity, Culture, and the Arts. 
Conference Schedule for  SATURDAY MORNING & AFTERNOON
Saturday Morning | March 1, 2014 | 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Saturday Afternoon | March 1, 2014 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Location: Lansing Recital Hall, Conservatory of Music


I will be reading at UCLA !  Thursday, December 5th:  


CS Lewis Fall Conference 2013:

November 8-10, 2013  

Location: Houston, Texas: 

Theme: “The Forge of Friendship: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, & the Creative Impulse”

Breakout: “The Baron Journals – A Collaboration of Art and Poetry Rooted in Faith”
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 2:15pm – 3:45pm
Presented by Randall Hasson, and Chris Baron
In track Writers Track
With Chris Baron and Randall Hasson, this presentation encompasses both the artists and the poet’s perspective and vision, firsthand. The talk begins with an introduction to Chris’ poetry as he reads selected poems. Randall Hasson then narrates the slides of his sequential artwork, delving into the reasons behind the symbolism, design and execution of the pages. Interspersed with Chris’ poetry, the presentation allows listeners to gain insight and understanding of faith based art from the perspective of the artist and the writer whose words are transformed visually. Attendees are encouraged to participate in a Q & A at the end of the presentation.

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The Lantern Tree Poets minus Sabrina who is in Montana and plus Ella deCastro Baron,  will be reading at ART, JAZZ, POETRY COFFEEHOUSE at St. Paul’s Cathedral in San Diego on Saturday, July 20. The program will begin at 6:45 pm close at 9 pm.  Suggested donation is $10.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral

2728 Sixth Avenue (corner of 5th and Nutmeg)


Previous Events and Appearances


Lectures and Readings

Summer Conference San Diego  June 21-23, 2013
University of San Diego



 March 7, 20132013 AWP Conference & Bookfair - Hynes Convention Center, Room 306 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m 

Hynes Convention Center & 
Sheraton Boston Hotel
March 6 - 9, 2013

The Lantern Tree poets will be appearing at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference; the appearance includes a book signing and reading.

Baron will also appear as a part of the following panel at AWP. 

Event #1: Cooperative Publishing and the Future of the Small Press - Room 306, Level 3


May 2, 2013Literary Arts Festival - Grossmont College, Griffin Gate -7:00 - 9 p.m

The Literary Arts Festival
Lantern Tree:Four Books of Poems
A READING featuring Chris Baron, Heather Eudy & Cali Linfor

Festival runs APRIL 29 through MAY 2, 2013.
All publicized events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
8800 Grossmont College Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020-1765


Appearances and Signings

June 2012: Poetry in the Cathedral Conference; Chris Baron and Ella de Castro BaronPoetry of Witness, with an Emphasis on performance and sharing out loud.

Poetry Slam 

October 1 - 6, 2012: San Diego City Book Fair