Marin Poetry Center

Building Bridges Book Club

MONDAY, MARCH 18th | 6:30-7:30 PM MILL VALLEY LIBRARY (CONFERENCE ROOM) SIGN UP HERE Read and discuss a book of poems with others who appreciate poetry and like to take a closer look at form, structure, and craft. Discussions will be lively and interactive, and participants will have a chance to share thoughts and ask […]

Middle School Poetry Workshop

Teen Workshop Thursday, February 8, 2024 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Belvedere Tiburon Library 1501 Tiburon Blvd Belvedere, 1501 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon, CA 94920 REGISTER HERE Just in time for Valentine's Day! Become a published poet when you participate in this new fun workshop. Marin Poetry Center Youth Ambassadors Cade Palmer and Naomi Ko will […]

Poetry as a Way of Looking at Life

TUESDAYS, JANUARY 9, FEBRUARY 13 MARCH 12 & APRIL 9 6:30PM - 8:00PM | MILL VALLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY Perhaps you’ve always wondered what people see in poetry. Maybe you’re already a practicing poet in need of camaraderie and outside inspiration. Either way, this free, generative, welcoming poetry workshop is for you. Each session, we will read and examine some poems. We […]

Marin County Youth Poet Laureate Program

Are you a poet with a vision and creative mind? The Marin County Youth Poet Laureate Program Seeks to support arts leadership in younger generations of poets by providing them with platforms that allow them to use their art as an active way of building social change in their community. The Youth Poet Laureate and […]

Building Bridges Book Club

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th | 6:30-7:30 PM MILL VALLEY LIBRARY (CONFERENCE ROOM) SIGN UP HERE Read and discuss a book of poems with others who appreciate poetry and like to take a closer look at form, structure, and craft. Discussions will be lively and interactive, and participants will have a chance to share thoughts and ask […]

The Marin Poetry Center’s Member Appreciation Workshop: Docupoetry & Experimental Poetics with Dr. Taylor Byas

Thursday, November 30th, 2023 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm on Zoom This Zoom class considers how we might combine historical research with our own personal poetic expressions and experimentations. During this 1 1/2 hour course, we will discuss what docupoetry entails, look at some examples, and discuss their conventions and how they incorporate outside texts, then […]

Poetry Round Table Workshop

FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH | 6:30-8:00 PM MILL VALLEY LIBRARY Virtual workshop on Zoom. Click the link below to register. SIGN UP HERE In this virtual Round Table Workshop, attendees share an original poem-in-progress and receive positive feedback and craft suggestions from fellow participants. Calvin Ahlgren, longtime Marin poet and workshop facilitator, will continue […]

High School Poetry Contest Launch

At least 50 poems by high school poets will be selected for inclusion in the anthology, and those poets will be invited to participate in an awards ceremony and reading in May 2023. Additionally, our judge will select 3 winning poems and at least 3 honorable mentions. There are monetary prizes for the winners: 1st […]

Where the Door Opens: Writing Poetry of Place

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1st | 3:00-5:00 PM MILL VALLEY LIBRARY (SMART GARDEN) SIGN UP HERE: https://millvalleylibrary.libcal.com/event/10977846 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 […]

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