Marin Poetry Center

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

High School Arts Mashup

THURSDAY,  MARCH 30 | 5PM FOUNDERS ROOM | BELVEDERE-TIBURON LIBRARY Presenting images & words created by students in response to others. The reception at 5 pm includes readings by former Marin Poet Laureate Rebecca Foust, MPC High School Anthology Editor Erin Rodini, and MPC Youth Ambassadors Tashi Manchip & Jackson Bramlette and featured high school […]

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 […]

Fall Poetry Reading Series Launch

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6TH | 7PM Mill Valley Public Library | Creekside Room Join us as members of the Marin Poetry Center read from recent work and celebrate the return to in-person programming at the Mill Valley Library! In addition to great poems, enjoy this moment of community and togetherness, buy a few new books from […]

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