2015 - 2016 Events Calendar     Unless otherwise indicated, all events take place at Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission, San Rafael.

Thursday September 17 7:30PM - 9:30 PM
Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet & Robert Thomas
Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet'sThe Greenhouse, winner of the Frost Place Prize, was published by Bull City Press in 2014; Tulips, Water, Ash, was awarded the 2009 Morse Poetry Prize. Her poems have recently appeared in Rhino, Zyzzyva, The Collagist, Blackbird, and Kenyon Review. She writes, edits, and teaches in Oakland, California. (www.lisagluskinstonestreet.com)
Robert Thomas' latest book, Bridge, is a novella published by BOA Editions. His first book, Door to Door, was selected by Yusef Komunyakaa as winner of the Poets Out Loud Prize and published by Fordham University Press, and his second book, Dragging the Lake, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. He has received a poetry fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and won a Pushcart Prize. He lives with his wife in Oakland, and he last read at Falkirk Cultural Center in 2004.
Thursday October 15 7:30PM - 9:30 PM
Anthology Reading 2015
Come and hear contributors to our 2015 Anthology read their poems aloud. The public is very welcome to attend this always lively event!
Anthology Contributors
Thursday November 19 7:30PM - 9:30 PM
Malachi Black & Gary Dop
Malachi Black is the author of the poetry collection Storm Toward Morning (Copper Canyon Press, 2014), a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award and a selection for the PSA’s New American Poets series. His poems appear or are forthcoming in AGNI, The American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, Harvard Review, Narrative, Ploughshares, Poetry, and The Southern Review, among other journals, and in several recent and forthcoming anthologies. The recipient of a 2009 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Black has since received fellowships and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Emory University, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the MacDowell Colony, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the University of Utah, and Yaddo. He is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of San Diego and lives in California.
Gary Dop, poet, performer and playwright, lives in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, where he is an English professor at Randolph College. His first book, Father, Child, Water, published in April by Red Hen Press, is already in its second printing. Dop received his MFA from the University of Nebraska, and his writing, which appears widely in journals such as Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, AGNI and New Letters, has been recognized with a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and the 2013 Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize.
Thursday December 3 7:30PM - 9:30 PM
A Child's Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas
A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas presented by The Rebound Players, a local theater troupe, featuring Joel Eis, Roy Mash, Margaret Stawowy, and Susan Zerner. The Players will read and perform an adaption, with music, of the beloved holiday classic. Come early to get a good seat! The public is welcome, and refreshments will be served.
Thursday December 17 7:30PM - 9:30 PM
Annual Holiday Potluck / Read-Around
Reading is at 7:30. Potluck is at 6:30. Come celebrate the holidays in poetry style!
Bring a poem (25 lines max!).
And a dish to share:
      A - H: Salad
      I - P: Main Dish
      Q - Z: Dessert 
Thursday January 21 7:30PM - 9:30 PM
Brian Turner
Brian Turner is a poet and memoirist who served seven years in the US Army. He is the author of two poetry collections, Phantom Noise and Here, Bullet, which won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award, the New York Times “Editor’s Choice” selection, the 2006 PEN Center USA “Best in the West” award, the 2007 Poets Prize, and others. Turner’s work has been published in National Geographic, The New York Times, Poetry Daily, Harper’s Magazine, and other fine journals. Turner has been awarded a United States Artists Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and more. His recent memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country, has been called, “achingly, disturbingly, shockingly beautiful.”