Marin Poetry Center

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 […]

Beat Not Beat: Poetry Among the Redwoods

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th | 6:30-8:00 PM MILL VALLEY LIBRARY SIGN UP HERE: History continues to repeat itself in the rapidly shifting climate of 21st-century America.  How far have we come from McCarthyism, the KKK, public lynching, the struggle for equal rights, and women no longer having rights to their own bodies across much of the […]

2023 High School Anthology Launch

TUESDAY, MAY 23 | 6PM GARDEN ROOM | 1st FLOOR EDGEHILL MANSION Dominican University, 75 Magnolia Ave, San Rafael Marin Poetry Center & Dominican University of California MFA Program in Creative Writing Present:  A celebration and reading of student work selected by judge Joan Baranow, founder and teacher at the Low-Residency MFA program in Creative […]

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

MPC'S 40th Anniversary Poetry Mini-Festival

TUESDAY, MARCH 28 | 5:30 - 7:30PM MILL VALLEY LIBRARY Registration available here. 5:30-6:30PM Lower Level Gallery Join us in the lower level gallery for the opening reception of a new exhibit that captures the spirit, creativity, passion, and history behind 40 years of the Marin Poetry Center. The exhibit will include photographs, ephemera, posters […]

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: Poetry Reading at Mill Valley Library, Friday, May 19 at 7 pm, featuring Forrest Gander, Kimiko Hahn, Jane […]

Dean Rader Book Launch Reading with special guest, new Marin Poet Laureate Francesca Bell

THURSDAY, APRIL 27 | 7PM CREEKSIDE ROOM | MILL VALLEY LIBRARY Join us as we celebrate the launch of Dean Rader's new book, Before the Borderless: Dialogues with the Art of Cy Twombly. Joining Dean will be newly-appointed Marin Poet Laureate Francesca Bell, who will give us an exciting sneak peek of her forthcoming second book What […]

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 […]

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