Marin Poetry Center

Building Bridges Book Club

MONDAY, OCTOBER 16th | 6:30-7:30 PM MILL VALLEY LIBRARY (CONFERENCE ROOM) SIGN UP HERE Building Bridges Book Club is an opportunity to read and discuss a book of poems with others who appreciate poetry and would like to take a closer look at form, structure, and craft. Discussions will be lively and interactive, and participants […]

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 […]

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 […]

Youth Poetry Reading & Workshop

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26 | 5PM Mill Valley Public Library | Creekside Room Join MPC’s 2022-2023 Youth Ambassadors Jackson Bramlette & Tashi Manchip in celebrating the poetry of younger generations. This event will feature a reading by guest youth poets followed by a free-writing workshop and open mic. Open to all ages. Registration required. To register, […]

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 […]

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