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F. Albert Salinas

FOCUS: Poetry

F. Albert Salinas is a poet and performer. He received an A.A. in Liberal Studies at Santa Barbara City College, a B.A. in English at California State University, Channel Islands, and a M.F.A in Creative writing with an emphasis in Entertainment from Full Sail University. He focuses on the presence and appreciation of poetry and the literary arts, raising awareness of the power of literature, poetry, and the spoken word, and support forums for collaboration of art forms in Ventura County. He is a poet-teacher for California Poets in the Schools and Poetry Out Loud. He resides on the Board of the Ventura County Arts Council, Bell Arts Factory, and the Artists Union. About his mentorship with Dan La Bellarte he said “Who is mentoring whom?”