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

Francesca Bell Events
Les Bernstein Highschool School Poetry
Sandra Cross Membership
Rebecca Foust Poet Laureate Liaison
Susan Gunter Recording Secretary
Sian Killingsworth Traveling Show
Roy Mash Webmaster, Treasurer, Book Group
Meryl Natchez Membership
Kirsten Neff Anthology
Paula Weinberger Chair; High School Poetry


Calvin Ahlgren Open Workshop
Susan Cohen Public Relations
Gabrielle Rilleau High School Poetry
Lisa Rubio High School Poetry
Janis Seagrave Associate Editor, Anthology
Jean Hawkins Sublett Traveling Show


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

Email:    info@marinpoetrycenter.org

Inquiries about events:    events@marinpoetrycenter.org