Kayden Kross to Read Original Poetry in Sacramento

LOS ANGELES — Digital Playground contract star Kayden Kross will be one of the featured artists reading her original poems at Luna’s Cafe in downtown Sacramento this Thursday.

The reading is part of an event called Poetry Unplugged that begins at 8 p.m. at Luna’s at 1414 16th Street.

Kross, the reigning XBIZ Award-winner for Acting Performance of the Year, said she’s excited to be back in her hometown, doing something she loves.

“I'm looking forward to going back to Luna's," Kross said. "It was one of the best experiences I've had and I can't thank Frank Andrick enough for making this happen and for pushing me to keep going. I never would have had the balls to do this without him."

Kross will be joined by artists Becca Costello, David Houston, Xavier Altimiras and Andrick.

“Having published both Kayden Kross and Becca Costello in the past to great response, I can already sense a groundswell of curiosity and support for what both artists will do in taking the printed page to live stage,” Andrick said.

Poetry Unplugged’s performance series will be hosted by Geoffrey Neill. The event is partially funded by Poets & Writers Inc., a nationally based literary agency that supports published writers. Visit pw.org for more information.

Besides poetry, Kross also writes a monthly column for XBIZ called The Dish, where readers get the inside scoop — along with a fresh perspective — on the porn biz from someone who knows. Her latest column can be read here.

“If you’ve read any of her blogs, you know that Kayden is educated and fabulous — and writing comes naturally to her,” Digital Playground CEO Samantha Lewis said. “Her poems range from funny to clever to poignant. She’s a perfect example of a bright, empowered woman and I’m so proud of her.”