Community

While virtual events can’t fully replace coming together, here are a few of the many online resources for you:

Traveling Show Coordinator Amanda Moore’s self-directed 14-day Social Distance Writing Retreat offers poems, craft essays, prompts, and submission ideas each day. Start at the beginning and work at your own pace, or join in now for the last few days: 



Voetica (huge library of spoken poems–the New World section includes many local poets)


Internet Poetry Archive


Robert Pinsky’s Favorite Poem Project


Poetry Foundation’s archives

 

 

Our Community page is where MPC members are invited to post announcements of their readings and classes. Please send copy to our Newsletter Editor for inclusion here and in the MPC newsletter. Submissions may be edited for brevity. Email newsletter@marinpoetrycenter.org

The following events are postponed until further notice.

Second Sunday Poetry Series
Curated by Barb Reynolds 

This monthly poetry series takes place at Venus restaurant at 1889 Solano Ave. in Berkeley. All are welcome and admission is free. Buy your own drinks during the reading and dinner afterward. Barb always stays for dinner and you are welcome to join her community table, or dine with your friends. The poets’ books are for sale during readings and they are available to sign them for you.

All readings 3:30-5:00 p.m.

UPCOMING READINGS

MARCH 22, 2020
SIÂN KILLINGSWORTH
AMANDA MOORE
MK CHAVEZ

APRIL 19TH, 2020
(3rd Sunday due to Easter)
JUDY JUANITA
KATHLEEN MEADOWS
DANE CERVINE

MAY 17TH, 2020
MERYL NATCHEZ
KEN HAAS
BARB REYNOLDS

JUNE 14, 2020
ELIOT SCHAIN
ERIN RODONI
BARBARA ROCKMAN

SEPT 20, 2020
GEORGE LOBER
MARGARET STAWOWY
FRANCESCA BELL

Past readings:

October 13, 2019
Mary Mackey
D. R. Goodman
Johanna Ely

November 10, 2019
David Rosenthal
Kathleen Meadows
Whit Schweizer
Guest host for November: Amanda Moore

December 8, 2019
Christina Hutchins
Eliot Schain
George Lober

January 12, 2020

Danusha Lameris
Rafael Jesus Gonzalez
Terry Lucas

FEBRUARY 9, 2020
Barbara Swift Brauer
Cathryn Shea
Jeff Kingman

MARCH 8, 2020
Rebecca Foust 
Ron Campbell
Dion O’Reilly

The Poetry Connection:
A Reading Series at UUCM

240 Channing Way, San Rafael, CA: The Fireside Room

The second Friday evening of each month
September 2019-May 2020 & September 2020-May 2021
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

  • Two featured Marin poets for each event*
  • Light refreshments
  • Open mic to follow

2019-2020 Season

September 13, 2019                   Terry Lucas, Marin Poet Laureate
October 11, 2019                        Francesca Bell & Meryl Natchez
November 8, 2019                      Kat Crawford & David Watts
December 13, 2019                     Joan Baranow & Erin Rodoni
January 10, 2020                         CB Follett & Joe Zaccardi
February 14, 2020                       Open Mic Love Poems
March 13, 2020                            Rebecca Foust & Dawn McGuire – CANCELLED
April 10, 2020                              Albert Flynn DeSilver & Judy Halebsky
May 8, 2020                                  Ken Haas & Janet Jennings

Co-sponsored by Terry Lucas, Marin Poet Laureate & the Adult Education Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin

*The September event each year will feature the Marin Poet Laureate only, to allow for a Q & A following the reading. Check www.terrylucas.com/schedule.html for readers’ photos and bios.

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
Second Sunday Poetry Series

Poetry Resources

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

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