Marin Poetry Center

An Evening With Poet Laureates

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 | 7PM CREEKSIDE ROOM | MILL VALLEY LIBRARY Registration required. Register here.  Join us as we celebrate and toast the newly appointed California Poet Laureate, Lee Herrick! He will be joined by current San Francisco Poet Laureate, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Marin County Poet Laureate Emerita, Becky Foust. Each will share poems and […]

Poetry World Series

APRIL 2023 MILL VALLEY LIBRARY Stay tuned! Details for this event presented by our collaborators at the library are forthcoming. Registration available soon at millvalleylibrary.org

MPC'S 40th Anniversary and Founders Celebration

TUESDAY, MARCH 28 | 5PM MILL VALLEY LIBRARY Stay tuned! Details for this momentous occasion are forthcoming. Registration available soon at millvalleylibrary.org

Poets for Science

WEEKEND OF MAY 19-21 MILL VALLEY LIBRARY Mill Valley Library and Marin Poetry Center are pleased to present a local version of Poets for Science, originally developed by the Wick Poetry Center and curated by Jane Hirshfield. The event includes: Ability to participate in a community thread poem, an ongoing online response to the prompt of Gary Snyder’s […]

Dean Rader Book Launch Reading

THURSDAY, APRIL 27 | 7PM CREEKSIDE ROOM | MILL VALLEY LIBRARY MPC hosts Dean Rader as he launches his new book Before the Borderless: Dialogues with the Art of Cy Twombly.  In 2018, poet Dean Rader visited the Gagosian Gallery in New York to see a retrospective of the American painter Cy Twombly (1928-2011) called Beauty It […]

The Poetry Submission Tea Party

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26TH | 6:30-8PM Mill Valley Public Library | Creekside Room Have you been curious about, pondering, or procrastinating submitting your poetry to literary journals and magazines? Let’s do it together in real time! Join us for this free, fun event in a supportive space that will give strategies, encouragement and inspiration to submitting […]

Anthony Cody and Mai Der Vang

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15TH | 7PM Mill Valley Public Library | Creekside Room   Anthony Cody is the author of Borderland Apocrypha (Omnidawn). His debut has been awarded a 2021 American Book Award, a 2020 Southwest Book Award and a 2022 Whiting Award, as well as was recognized as a finalist for the National Book Award. He is from […]

Zeina Hashem Beck and Lynne Thompson

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH | 7PM Mill Valley Public Library | Creekside Room   Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet. Her third full-length poetry collection, O, was published by Penguin Books in July 2022. Her collection Louder than Hearts won the 2016 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. She’s also the author of 3arabi Song, winner of […]

Iris Jamhal Dunkle and Dana Levin

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST | 7PM Mill Valley Public Library | Creekside Room   Iris Jamahl Dunkle's latest poetry collection is West : Fire : Archive (The Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University, 2021). She is also the author of Charmian Kittredge London: Trailblazer, Author, Adventurer (The University of Oklahoma Press, 2020). Dunkle teaches […]

An Evening of Translation featuring Olivia Sears and Terry Ehret & Nancy J. Morales

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20TH | 7PM Mill Valley Public Library | Creekside Room *With special guests Francesca Bell, Susan Cohen, and Meryl Natchez.* Join us as we celebrate the work of poetry translation by hearing from some exciting Bay Area translators. The evening will feature Olivia Sears, who will read from her new translation of Ardengo […]

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