Marin Poetry Center

Where the Door Opens: Writing Poetry of Place

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1st | 3:00-5:00 PM MILL VALLEY LIBRARY (SMART GARDEN) SIGN UP HERE: Host: Emilie Lygren This series of three generative poetry workshops will focus on writing about place. To spark ideas for poems, we will explore the local environment, make use of scientific observation skills, call on our memories, and consider historical […]

Poetry as a Way of Looking at Life

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th | 6:30-8:00 PM MILL VALLEY LIBRARY (CREEKSIDE ROOM) SIGN UP HERE: Host: Francesca Bell Perhaps you’ve always wondered what people see in poetry. Maybe you’re already a practicing poet in need of some camaraderie and outside inspiration. Either way, this free, generative, welcoming poetry workshop is for you. In each session, […]

Life, Death & Poetry: A Workshop

Marin Poetry Center’s Youth Ambassador Program, in collaboration with the Problem Library, presents… Life, Death & Poetry: A Workshop Sunday, August 20, 1-2pm 1288 15th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122 In “Life, Death, & Poetry,” we invite the public to participate in a four-part poetry and art workshop revolving around our interpretations of the stages […]

Gathering Stones: Writing Poetry by the River with Emilie Lygren

August 14th -  18th SF State Sierra Nevada Field Campus Host: Emilie Lygren Join Emilie for a supportive, generative workshop focused on writing poetry at the beautiful Sierra Nevada Field Campus. To craft poems we’ll look inward, pulling from our own memories and experiences, and turn our attention outward, observing organisms and landscape features. Prompts will […]

Launch Party for Walking Backward

SATURDAY, September 16th, 4 PM Sausalito Books by the Bay: 100 Bay Street Host: Margaret Stawowy & Kelsay Books Plenty of parking. Refreshments will be served. A collection of thirty-one narrative persona poems that tell a reconstructed story excavated by daughter Margaret Stawowy while caregiving for her mother, Doris, who suffered from dementia. Beginning with […]

Poets for Science Recording

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. Join us for a celebration of Poets for Science with a reading by Pulitzer-prize winner Forrest Gander joined by Jane Hirshfield, Kimiko Hahn, and Meryl Natchez. […]

MPC Traveling Show: Episode 10

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26th | 2-3 PM MILL VALLEY LIBRARY Host: Simona Carini Readers: Mark Meierding, Tobey Kaplan, Kathleen McClung, Elise Kazanjian, Lisa H. Turner, Jodi Hottel, MPC Youth Ambassador Naomi Ko

MPC Traveling Show: Episode 9

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19th | 2:30-3:45 PM O'HANLON CENTER FOR THE ARTS Host: Mark Meierding Readers: Lonner Holden, Maxine Flasher-Düzgünes, Jan Seagrave, Gabrielle Rilleau, Elizabeth Underwood, Gail Entrekin, Laurel Feigenbaum

MPC Traveling Show: Episode 8

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th | 2-3 PM Virtual Reading Host: Judy Bertelsen Readers: Lily Lona MacKenzie, Susanne West, Sandra Anfang, Connie Post Terri Glass, Elaine Chapman, Lynn Axelrod Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 836 3803 4579

MPC Traveling Show: Episode 7

SATURDAY, JULY 29nd | 2-3 PM MILL VALLEY LIBRARY Host: Sandra Cross Readers: Carol Sheldon, Morgan Reed, Barry Peterson, Ella Eytan, Angelika Quirk, Simona Carini, David Glick

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