Upcoming Poet Laurete Events
|9/21||5:3o pm||Mining the Depths with Humor Mesa College
Presentation at Mesa Humanities Institute
|Mesa College (San Diego)|
|10/8||1 pm||Litquake San Rafael
Host & read for Poets Laureate Reading
|Open Secret Bookstore|
|10/9||11am – 4:30pm||Poetry in Parks 2016
Multi-Media, Multi-Generational celebration of poetry and all things poetic, including poet-luminaries Jane Hirshfield, Kay Ryan, Dana Gioia, emerging poets from the Bay Area, a youth poets section curated and hosted by Prartho, performances by musicians and dancers, including Marin’s community treasure Anna Halprin.
|Mount Tam Outdoor Theater|
|January||all month||Second Annual School Art Mashup
An exhibition of poems written in response to HS visual art and visual art responding to poems (anonymously exchanged). Gala Opening celebration in early January with dance, choral, spoken word, visual art, and poetry.
Marin Poets Live! is a public access television show presented by Marin County Free Library and features host Neshama Franklin, who works at the Fairfax Library. The show introduces local Marin poets and delves into their reasons for writing and the influence that living in Marin County has had on their poetry.
The monthly show appears the second Thursday of each month at 7:30pm PST. Check the Community Media Center of Marin for schedules. Archives of the show are hosted on YouTube: Marin Poets Live! playlist.
The Marin Poets Live! archive is a collaborative digital effort between the Marin Poetry Center and the Marin County Free Library.
Initial funding for this project was generated by a benefit poetry reading that Kay Ryan, twice Poet Laureate, generously did for Marin County Free Library. Marin Poets Live! advances Marin County Free Library’s goal of promoting local poetry and expanding the visibility of local poets. Current funding of the project is accomplished in partnership with Marin County Library Foundation.
In-kind support is provided by Community Media Center of Marin (CMCM). The Marin County Free Library is deeply grateful for the use of CMCM’s state-of-the-art facilities and their professional all-volunteer crew. With their support and expertise, we are creating an archive of local poets that will be a resource for years to come.