Marin Poetry Center

Mic Drop

We Want to Hear From You! Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024 Time: 6:30pm - 8:00 pm Location: Mill Valley Public Library (Creekside Room) Register Here Bring 3 minutes of your snappiest, most open-hearted, daring material to a new poetry open mic series hosted by Francesca Bell, Marin County Poet Laureate. We'll provide delectable desserts, fizzy […]

Marin Poetry Center's Poetry Reading Series

Poetry Reading Series In-Person Date: THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH Time: 6:30-8:00 pm Location: Mill Valley Library REGISTER NOW We hope you’ll join us to celebrate National Poetry Month with the powerful work of Tshaka Campbell and Dorianne Laux! (Also, some homemade strawberry shortcake. A poem unto itself.) Tshaka Campbell was born in London, England but grew […]

The 2024 High School Anthology Gala Award Ceremony

Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Belvedere Tiburon Library Founders Room Register Here Join us for an evening of inspiration and celebration at the High School Anthology Gala Award Ceremony. Come together to celebrate the power of poetry and support talented young poets! This event promises to be an unforgettable showcase of talent […]

Marin Poetry Center's Poetry Reading Series

Poetry Reading Series In-Person Please join us in welcoming three fabulous Bay Area women for an evening of poems, convivial noshing, and cheerful chatter! We will celebrate Sally Ashton, Susan Cohen, Amy Glynn, and SPRING! In collaboration with the Marin Poetry Center. SIGN UP HERE   Sally Ashton is a writer, teacher, and editor of DMQ […]

Inauguration of Youth Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate Ambassador

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 Time:6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Mill Valley Library (Creekside Room) Register Here The role of art and language in young people’s lives can be a lifesaver, especially during an era that faces growing concerns about the effect of social media, mass violence, natural disasters, climate change, and political polarization on teen […]

Marin Poetry Center's Poetry Reading Series

Come out for the poetry, the sparkling company, or the delectable snacks, but don't miss this warm and moving event featuring the work of three poets with deep ties to Marin County: Catharine Clark-Sayles, Gerald Fleming, and David Watts! (And chocolate. We promise there will still be chocolate hearts.) Sign Up Here Catharine Clark-Sayles is […]

Marin Poetry Center's Poetry Reading Series

Come on out and celebrate this bright, new year with some poetry, refreshments, and witty banter! Marin Poetry Center and Mill Valley Public Library are proud to present James Cagney, Cheryl Dumesnil, and Connie Post—a trio of fabulous, Bay Area poets! Registration required. THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 | 6:30 - 8:00 pm at  MILL VALLEY PUBLIC […]

Potluck & Poetry: A Community Holiday Read Around

Monday, December 11th  6:30pm | Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael Sign up here Join us for a cozy evening of poetry and delicious food at the Falkirk Cultural Center, a historic 1886 mansion in San Rafael (Marin County). This in-person event is the perfect opportunity to share a poem and indulge in a potluck feast with […]

The Marin Poetry Center’s Member Appreciation Workshop: Docupoetry & Experimental Poetics with Dr. Taylor Byas

Thursday, November 30th, 2023 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm on Zoom This Zoom class considers how we might combine historical research with our own personal poetic expressions and experimentations. During this 1 1/2 hour course, we will discuss what docupoetry entails, look at some examples, and discuss their conventions and how they incorporate outside texts, then […]

Anders Carlson-Wee and Douglas Manuel

Join Anders Carlson-Wee and Douglas Manuel as they read from their new collections, Disease of Kings and Trouble Funk. The reading will be followed by an in-depth conversation moderated by Marin County Poet Laureate Francesca Bell centering on disparities of income and opportunity, living with deprivation, and how artists can survive late-stage capitalism in America. […]

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