Marin Poetry Center

Extraordinary Seeing: A Poetry Workshop with Diana Goetsch

Often the act of writing poetry is regarded as “lofty,” an endeavor requiring profound insight, else why even attempt it? But insight is not what goes into writing a poem, rather, it is what comes out of it. What goes into a poem is work. Just as, when climbing a mountain, we first need to do some work (climbing) […]

Workshop with Dorianne Laux: What makes a poem memorable?

Dave Smith says it’s “A sharp, memorable, confident use of language which releases feeling, and keeps releasing it with repeated readings.” Naomi Shihab Nye says for her it is “Love and care for elemental details, for chosen words and their simple arrangement on the page… and a way of ending that leaves a new resonance […]

Workshops & Readings at Dominican University

Marin Poetry Center is cosponsoring the public workshops and readings that are part of Dominican University’s low-residency MFA summer program. Readers include Ellery Akers, Ellen Bass, Rebecca Foust, Judy Halebsky and many others. All events take place in the Garden Room of Edgehill Mansion, 75 Magnolia Avenue, San Rafael, CA. A day pass is $30, or a pass […]

Amy Holman Workshop: Where to Publish Your Work

Amy Holman, formerly on the staff of Poets & Writers, is a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet, essayist, and fiction writer, and the author of poetry collections and a writer’s guide. She has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences, writing programs, arts councils, bookstores, and literary centers, including an annual spot at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference since […]

Pride Poetry Workshop

Join us for an afternoon of Poetry and Prose! Our Pride Poetry Workshop spotlights the writing of queer poets of all ages through a poetry reading, workshop, and open mic session. Interested in attending? Bring along a writing utensil and some paper! No registration required. In collaboration with the Mill Valley Library & The Spahr […]

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