Come and hear contributors to our 2015 Anthology read their poems aloud. The public is very welcome to attend this always lively event! This year's contributors are: Ellery Akers, Calvin Ahlgren, David Alpaugh, Ellen Bass, Francesca Bell, Chana Bloch, Barbara Swift Brauer, Barbara Welch Brooks, Susan Browne, Thomas Centolella, Kat Crawford, Lucille Lang Day, Chris Dombrowski, Robert Eastwood, Linda Enders, Gail Rudd Entrekin, Catlyn Fendler, Rebecca Foust, CB Follett, Jennifer Gennari, Carol Griffin, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Jane Hirshfield, Jodi Hottel, William Keener, Lynne Knight, John Krajewski, Jay Leeming, Roy Mash, Kathleen McClung, Robert Aquinas McNally, Stewart Mintzer, Maggie Morley, Stephanie Noble, Meryl Natchez, Alicia Ostriker, Barry Peterson
Andy Plumb/Selena Anne, Angelika Quirk, Fran Rall, Gabrielle Rilleau, Susan Robinson, David Rosenthal, Kay Ryan, Bruce Sams, Norman Schaefer, Prartho Sereno. Dave Seter, Cathryn Shea, Pru Starr, Margaret Stawowy, Doreen Stock, Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, Susan Terris, Robert Thomas, Barbara Wilde Wilson, Joseph Zaccardi.
Marin Poetry Center will offer a workshop with Gary Dop on Friday, November 20th from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The workshop will be held at a private home in Novato and will be followed by a shared lunch (provided) and open discussion time. Gary will teach strategies for writing poetry with a strong element of persona and drama. Each participant will have one poem work-shopped by Gary and the group. The workshop will cost $100 per person, and there is room for ten participants.
Gary Dop is a poet, playwright, professor, and occasional actor and stand-up comic. He has taught English, creative writing, and screenwriting. Gary has entertained audiences at university and community events throughout the country and in 2009 was one of five poets to qualify for the top-rated performance poetry team in the country. His essays have been heard on public radio's All Things Considered, and he's written, consulted for, directed, and sold scripts for many video and film projects (commercials, short films, documentaries, features, etc.). His plays have been produced in small venues around the country. Gary's first collection of poems, Father, Child, Water, was published by Red Hen Press and sold out of its first printing in just two months. His poems appear widely in journals such as Prairie Schooner, New Letters, North American Review, Poetry Northwest, Rattle, and AGNI.