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September 29, 2018

Join the 100 Thousand Poets for Change’s global initiative “Read A Poem To A Child.” This is an important year to highlight the significance of children in the world. We are increasingly aware of their fragility. It is time to take a moment in this busy, crazy life we live, and share something we cherish. Poetry is our gift. Read a poem (age-appropriate) to a child and share this gift. Share this message, too. If you will read a poem or poems to a child or children on September 29, please post “I’m in!” and your city on your Facebook page.

For details, click here.


Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Center for International Translation hosts the winners of the 2018 Man Booker International Prize, Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and translator Jennifer Croft. For details and to register, click here.

Reading Series

Sacramento Poetry Center
Valona Deli
Rebound Bookstore
Word Temple
Berkeley Lunch Poems
Why There Are Words
San Francisco Art & Poetry Calendar
Poetry Flash

Poetry Resources

Marin Poets Live!
Poetry Flash
Entropy Magazine
Poets & Writers
Trish Hopkinson’s poetry resources
Rose Black’s downloadable list of how-to poetry books