Marin Poetry Center

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.   Sally Ashton is a writer, teacher, and editor of DMQ Review, an online […]

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) Registrations open at 5:00 am Monday, March 18, 2024 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, […]

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. […]

Pandemic-Published Poets & Costume Celebration

MPC and The Marin Shakespeare Company present Pandemic-Published Poets & Costume Celebration THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26th | 7-9PM MARIN SHAKESPEARE COMPANY'S CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS, EDUCATION, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE - 514 FOURTH STREET, SAN RAFAEL Join us in celebrating just a few of many MPC members (and writers everywhere!) who published books and chapbooks during the pandemic […]

In a New York Minute: Readings by Bay Area Four Way Books Authors

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19th | 6:30-8:00 PM MILL VALLEY LIBRARY (CREEKSIDE ROOM) CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP This event will feature readings by five Bay Area authors recently or about to be published by Four Way Books (FWB), an independent publisher celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. FWB is comprised of a literary press, Pay a Book Forward, a […]

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