Marin Poetry Center

Lynn Emanuel and Troy Jollimore

Lynn Emanuel is the author of several volumes of poetry. She sees her Hotel Fiesta (1984), The Dig (1992), and Then, Suddenly— (1999) as a triptych exploring the convention and flexibility of the book, and the agency of readers and writers. The Dig received the National Poetry Series Award. Emanuel’s work has also been awarded a Pushcart Prize and has been featured in several Best […]

Erica Jong and Francesca Bell

Kanbar Auditorium, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael This special event is cosponsored by the Marin JCC and Red Hen Press. Fear of Flying, Erica Jong’s first and most famous novel, published in 1973, blew conventional thinking about women, marriage, and sexuality out of the water, selling over 37 million […]

Poet Laureate Celebration

Previous Poets Laureate read and welcome Terry Lucas as the 2019 Marin County Poet Laureate. He is the author of two full-length poetry collections, Dharma Rain (Saint Julian Press, 2016), and In This Room (CW Books, 2016). His two prize-winning chapbooks are Altar Call (San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival, 2013), and If They Have Ears to Hear (Southeastern Missouri University Press, 2013), winner […]

“Voices of the Heart”

An Intergenerational Poetry Reading Cosponsored by Marin Poetry Center Town Center Community Room, Suite 201 770 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera Marin Villages invites you to an inspirational reading featuring poets ages 7 – 70.  Readers include MPC members Prartho Sereno, Rebecca Foust, and Siân Killingsworth.  An open mic will follow the formal reading.Marin Villages is celebrating 10 […]

Ilya Kaminsky and Heather Altfeld

Kurland Lounge, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael  Ilya Kaminsky, a Russian Jew, was born in Odessa (in the former Soviet Union) in 1977 and arrived to the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government. He has been awarded both a Guggenheim Fellowship, and Lannan […]

Writers for Migrant Justice Jane Hirshfield and Raina J. León

Dominican University of California Garden Room, 75 Magnolia Ave, San Rafael Cosponsored with Dominican University to support Immigrant Families Together.  In addition to the readers, Solito Solita editors Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman will present with narrator Soledad Castillo.

Pádraig Ó Tuama & Matthew Siegal

Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet and theologian who lives in the north of Ireland. For the last five years he led the Corrylmeela Community,  Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organization. He has been interviewed on Krista Tippet’s On Being. As a gay Irish Catholic man, his poetry deals with questions of language, politics, conflict and […]

Jericho Brown at Alley Cat Books

Jericho Brown is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of the Whiting Writer’s Award. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book […]

Marin Poetry Center at Litquake

Five MPC Board Members read for Litquake! Sandra Cross, Rebecca Foust, Siân Killingsworth, Amanda Moore, and Meryl Natchez. This is MPC’s first San Francisco Litquake event. Sandra Cross, a retired lawyer, was born in St. Louis and raised in San Francisco. She attended the University of Chicago in the late 60s and has always been proud to […]

Deborah Landau & Matthew Zapruder

Deborah Landau is director of the Creative Writing Program at New York University. She is the author of Soft Targets, The Uses of the Body and The Last Usable Hour, both Lannan Literary Selections from Copper Canyon Press; and Orchidelirium, which was selected by Naomi Shihab Nye for the Robert Dana Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Landau studied at Stanford University, Columbia University, and Brown University, […]

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