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ABOUT US

Marin Poetry Center was founded in 1981 by a dedicated group of Northern California poets as a non-profit organization designed to nurture an environment for the enjoyment of poetry and the spoken word.

Based at San Rafael's Falkirk Cultural Center (www.falkirkculturalcenter.org), we welcome new poets, established writers, as well as anyone interested in the art of the spoken word. MPC sponsors regular readings and workshops at Falkirk, many of which are co-sponsored by Poets & Writers. MPC also sponsors the annual Marin High School Poetry Contest, assigning poets to high school classrooms to encourage young poets. Another popular program is the annual Summer Traveling Show. From May through September over one hundred poets read at more than twenty venues in and around Marin County. In addition, MPC publishes outstanding poets in its annual Marin Poetry Center Anthology as well as in other special edition volumes from time to time.

Our board is made up entirely of volunteers, so we are always on the lookout for interested individuals to assist with committee work and help with upcoming events. Fresh ideas are always welcome. Marin Poetry Center provides many opportunities for the poet to meet other poets and to hear some of the best poetry written in our time as read here at Falkirk by the authors. We want our members to know they are the vitality of our organization. Please email us and volunteer to help us grow.

Board of Directors

 
Michael Beebe Traveling Show
Francesca Bell Events
Alyse R. Benjamin Anthology
Barbara Brooks Recording Secretary
Laurel Feigenbaum Membership, Corresponding Secretary
Casey FitzSimons Anthology
Rebecca Foust Poet Laureate Liaison
Roy Mash Webmaster,Treasurer, Book Group
Paula Weinberger Chair; High School Poetry

Volunteers

 
Calvin Ahlgren Open Workshop
Alexis Cary High School Poetry
Terry Lucas Newsletter
Gabrielle Rilleau Aegis Program, High School Poetry
Bruce Sams Public Relations
Gail Strickland Public Relations
Jean Hawkins Sublett Traveling Show

Contact

Mailing Address:
   Marin Poetry Center
   P. O. Box 9091
   San Rafael, California 94912

Email:    info@marinpoetrycenter.org

Inquiries about events:    events@marinpoetrycenter.org