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April 2020

Benicia First Tuesday Poets

April 7 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Benicia Public Library, 150 East L St.
Benicia, 94510
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Benicia First Tuesday Poets

Benicia Public Library in the Dona Benicia Room. Hosted by Benicia Poet Laureate Tom Stanton. Mystery Poet followed by open mic! Founded in 2003.

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Ellen Bass and Marlene Mörling

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley , CA 94941 United States
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Ellen Bass’s poetry includes Indigo (Copper Canyon Press, forthcoming 2020) Like a Beggar (Copper Canyon Press, 2014), The Human Line (Copper Canyon Press, 2007), and Mules of Love (BOA, 2002). She co-edited, with Florence Howe, the first major anthology of women’s poetry, No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (Doubleday, 1973). Her poetry has appeared frequently in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, and many other journals. Among her awards are Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and The California Arts Council, three Pushcart Prizes, The Lambda…

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After Hours: 9th Annual Poetry World Series

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley , CA 94941 United States
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Friday, April 24th | 7:00pm Wine reception at 6:30pm for registered guests. Daniel Handler emcees this fabulous mashup of poetry and baseball where poets are players, scored on their literary cred with bonus points for quick thinking, repartee, and out-of-the-park performances. Registration recommended. Registration opens April 6th.

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May 2020

Mary Ruefle

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley , CA 94941 United States
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Mary Ruefle is the author of many books, including Dunce (Wave Books, 2019), My Private Property (Wave Books, 2016), Trances of the Blast (Wave Books, 2013), Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures (Wave Books, 2012), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, and Selected Poems (Wave Books, 2010), winner of the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has also published a comic book, Go Home and Go to Bed! (Pilot Books/Orange Table Comics, 2007), and is an erasure artist, whose treatments of nineteenth century texts have been…

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Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano: Fire in Paradise

May 15 @ 5:00 pm
Pt. Reyes Books, 11315 CA-1
Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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Fire in Paradise

Journalist Alastair Gee and Dani Anguiano discuss Fire in Paradise, their account about the 2018 Camp Fire, one of the worst wildfires in U.S. history. About Fire in Paradise The harrowing story of the most destructive American wildfire in a century. There is no precedent in postwar American history for the destruction of the town of Paradise, California. On November 8, 2018, the community of 27,000 people was swallowed by the ferocious Camp Fire, which razed virtually every home and killed…

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