Join Us

Marin Poetry Center welcomes poets and lovers of poetry from all backgrounds and values diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. We are committed to being an organization in which every member, regardless of ability, age, class, education, ethnicity, gender identity, geographic location, immigration status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and additional or overlapping identities, feels valued, respected, and included. With the collective and individual talents, skills, and perspectives of members, constituent groups, and partners we strive to foster a culture of belonging, collaborative practice, innovation, and mutual respect as we explore, create, and appreciate poetry together.

Become a member or donate today!

Your membership in MPC supports:

      • Readings and workshops by nationally-known poets
      • MPC Summer Traveling Show, where members read at venues throughout the Bay Area
      • Marin Poetry Center Anthology, featuring members only
      • The annual High School Poetry Contest, open to all high school students in the San Francisco Bay Area
      • Monthly book group and open workshop
      • To join, renew, or donate by snail mail, mail us a check at:

        Marin Poetry Center
        P.O. Box 9091
        San Rafael, CA 94901
        Send your check along with an Annual Membership Form 2021

      • Please direct any questions about joining, renewing, or donating to MPC to


Membership Types & Benefits

      • We want to welcome as members all writers and lovers of poetry. Join by paying what you can. All donations are tax-deductible. Marin Poetry Center depends on your membership and kind contributions to run our events and programs. We thank you for your generous support.
Regular: $35 per year (adults, ages 21 to 65)

Post a link to your website on ours
Eligible to participate in Summer Traveling Show
Join our groups and sign up for workshops
Eligible to submit to our Anthology
Announce your poetry-related event in our newsletter and social media

Senior: $30 per year

Same benefits as regular

Student: $10 or any amount per year

Same benefits as regular

Pay What You Can: Any amount per year

Same benefits as regular

Patron: $100 per year

Same benefits as regular, plus:
Complimentary copy of the Anthology
Canvas MPC tote bag

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