Loading Events

Past Events › North Bay

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

December 2018

Flight of Poets: Pairings for the Senses

December 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, 551 Broadway
Sonoma, 95476 United States
+ Google Map
$25 – $35

The best of California art, poetry, food, and wine all come together at our 3rd annual Pairings event. Meet Sonoma winemakers, chefs, and artists along with our featured "Flight of Poets": Julia Bouwsma, Joseph Rios, Sam Sax and Melissa Stein. Sommelier Chris Sawyer co-hosts with curators Hollie Hardy and Tess Taylor. Sunday, December 2, 2018 Doors at 5:30pm Sonoma Valley Museum of Art 551 Broadway, Downtown Sonoma Tickets include wine flight & snacks $25 SVMA members, $35 general public This event usually sells out. Advance tickets recommended: http://www.svma.org/calendar/events/pairings-senses-art-poetry-food-wine Featured Poet…

Find out more »

Cosmopolitan Wanderlust: Rachel Galvin and Harris Feinsod discuss Oliverio Girondo’s Decals

December 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for the Art of Translation office, 582 Market St #700
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
+ Google Map

An important influence on Jorge Luis Borges and others, Oliverio Girondo was at the center of Argentine poetry in the twentieth century. His first two books demonstrate his cosmopolitan wanderlust and avant-garde aesthetics. Twenty Poems to Be Read on the Streetcar crisscrosses Europe and the Americas on trams, express trains, and ocean liners. Decalcomania takes the reader on a tour of Spain that cleverly deflates its romantic appeal, but reinvigorates it with a glamour found in Girondo’s intensive wordplay and idiosyncratic flare for metaphor. Rachel…

Find out more »

Why There Are Words Presents: Ultimate

December 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
+ Google Map
$10

Join Why There Are Words on December 13, 2018, at Studio 333 in Sausalito when eight acclaimed authors read from their works to help us close out the year. Our ultimate event of the year will prove to be the ultimate way to spend your evening!   Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the website, www.whytherearewords.com. For more details about WTAW…

Find out more »

January 2019

Why There Are Words Presents a Special Celebration: WTAW 9th Anniversary!

January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
+ Google Map
$10

Join Why There Are Words on January 10, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito for a special celebration: Our 9th anniversary! A spectacular line up of authors will help us ring in the new year and kick off another year of Why There Are Words: Nisha Batsha, Jack Boulware, Lydia Kiesling, Dickson Lam, Huda Al-Marashi, Caille Millner Nayomi Munaweera, and Jeremy Vasquez.   Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. For…

Find out more »

David St. John & Jane Mead

January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave
San Rafael , CA 94901 United States
+ Google Map

David St. John has won many significant prizes, including both the Rome Fellowship and the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the O.B. Hardison Prize for teaching and poetic achievement from the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the George Drury Smith Lifetime Achievement Award from Beyond Baroque. He is the author of eleven collections of poetry, including Study for the World’s Body (1994), which was nominated for the National Book Award, and more recently the The Auroras (2012),…

Find out more »

The Heart of the Goddess: Art, Myth and Meditations on the World’s Sacred Feminine

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Copperfield’s Books, 138 North Main Street
Sebastopol, CA,
+ Google Map
Free

The Sacred Feminine is rising all over the planet, and with it, the values of compassion, peacemaking, nurturance and love of the Earth. There is renewed awareness of feminine expressions that have been revered for millenia. Hallie Iglehart Austen shares a wide-reaching selection of art, meditations, poetry, prayers, values, and living lessons of Goddess culture. Respect for the Earth, restoration of community, and regaining the long-lost power of women are inseparable. Immerse yourself in a rich, multi-media experience of Goddesses…

Find out more »

February 2019

Red Light Lit: Harmon Guest House

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Harmon Guest House, 227 Healdsburg Ave
Healdsburg, CA 95448
+ Google Map
$20

Celebrate Valentine's Day a little early with Red Light Lit on the rooftop of Harmon Guest House in Healdsburg, CA. Spend the day roaming wine country and the evening exploring love, relationships, and sexuality through poetry, storytelling, and song. The show features musician Josiah Johnson (The Head and The Heart), local investigative journalist and experiential humorist, Scott Keneally; San Francisco-based musician and poet, Sarah Bethe Nelson; Red Light Lit's editor, Jennifer Lewis; and memoir and essayist, Allyson Darling; with musical…

Find out more »

Why There Are Words Presents: Somewhere Else

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
+ Google Map
$10

Ever feel like being somewhere else? There’s no better place to be than with Why There Are Words on February 14, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito. Six acclaimed authors will take us to places both familiar and distant, as they read from their works on the theme of “Somewhere Else.” Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the website, www.whytherearewords.com. For…

Find out more »

March 2019

After Hours – Record Listening Night: 1972

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley , CA 94941 United States
+ Google Map

After Hours - Record Listening Night: 1972 Friday, March 1st · 7:00pm The year of the Watergate break-in, the first Price is Right, and the release of The Godfather. Pick your favorite song from 1972 and share your memories of what the music means to you (optional). Bring your own vinyl or choose from a collection hand-picked by Mill Valley Music's Gary Scheuenstuhl. Indulge in refreshments as DJ Jim Welte spins your favorite songs from 1972. Adults and high school students only.…

Find out more »

Why There Are Words Presents: Witness

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
+ Google Map
$10

Join Why There Are Words on March 14, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito and bear witness to a spectacular evening of readings, as six acclaimed authors read on the theme of “Witness.”   Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the website, www.whytherearewords.com. For more details about WTAW Press, of which the reading series is a program, visit www.wtawpress.org.   Tim…

Find out more »

Lynn Emanuel and Troy Jollimore

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave
San Rafael , CA 94901 United States
+ Google Map

Lynn Emanuel is the author of several volumes of poetry. She sees her Hotel Fiesta (1984), The Dig (1992), and Then, Suddenly— (1999) as a triptych exploring the convention and flexibility of the book, and the agency of readers and writers. The Dig received the National Poetry Series Award. Emanuel’s work has also been awarded a Pushcart Prize and has been featured in several Best American Poetry anthologies and the Oxford Book of American Poetry. She has received two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Eric Matthieu…

Find out more »

After Hours – Brendan Kiely: Consent and #MeToo

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley , CA 94941 United States
+ Google Map

After Hours - Brendan Kiely: Consent and #MeToo Friday, March 22nd · 7:00pm Wine reception at 6:30pm for registered guests. Through discussion of personal experiences, research, and his novel Tradition, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Brendan Kiely examines issues of consent, privilege, and toxic masculinity as well as their long lasting consequences in the wake of #MeToo and Kavanaugh. Adults and high school students only. Registration recommended. Registration opens March 4th. Add to my:iCal/Outlook When:Friday, March 22, 2019 Time:7:00 PM -…

Find out more »

April 2019

After Hours: Poetry World Series

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley , CA 94941 United States
+ Google Map

After Hours: Poetry World Series Friday, April 5th · 7:00pm Wine reception at 6:30pm for registered guests. This unlikely pairing of baseball and poetry showcases the poetry, wit, and smarts of Bay Area poets who are judged on their ability to make their poems fit subjects “pitched” by the audience. Master of Quips and Ceremonies Daniel Handler ensures fun and irreverence. Popcorn, beer. Adults and high school students only. Registration recommended. Registration opens March 19th. Add to my:iCal/Outlook When:Friday, April 5, 2019…

Find out more »

Literary Cafe presents: RUTH REICHL

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, 94903
+ Google Map
$40 – $55
Ruth Reichl by Michael Singer

Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the risk (and the job) of a lifetime when she entered the glamorous, high-stakes world of magazine publishing. Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet, during which she spearheaded a revolution in the way we think about food. Tonight San Francisco Chronicle's new restaurant critic, Soleil Ho joins Ruth to discuss her life, career and most resent endeavor SAVE ME THE…

Find out more »

Why There Are Words Presents: Familiar

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
+ Google Map
$10

Join Why There Are Words on April 11, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito for a familiarly spectacular night of readings as six acclaimed authors read on the theme of “Familiar.”   Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the website, www.whytherearewords.com. For more details about WTAW Press, of which the reading series is a program, visit www.wtawpress.org.   Jasmin Darznik is the author…

Find out more »

Fire, Rain, Darkness: Three New Books from Sixteen Rivers Press

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
+ Google Map
$10

Fire, Rain, Darkness: Three New Books from Sixteen Rivers Press April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm CAMILLE NORTON, BARBARA SWIFT BAUER & MAYA KHOSLA Book Signing, Meet the poets, Hear their new works. Doors 6:30 p.m., Reading 7:00 p.m. Three new Sixteen Rivers Press poets are pleased to present their works at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts. Their books are A Folio for the Dark by Camille Norton (winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series for Corruption, published by Harper Perennial in 2005), Rain, Like a…

Find out more »

Erica Jong and Francesca Bell

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael, 94903
+ Google Map

Kanbar Auditorium, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael This special event is cosponsored by the Marin JCC and Red Hen Press. Fear of Flying, Erica Jong’s first and most famous novel, published in 1973, blew conventional thinking about women, marriage and sexuality out of the water, selling over 37 million copies and translated into over 45 languages including Chinese and Arabic. Her novel articulated what women thought but which, through decades of silent complicity with…

Find out more »

Literary Cafe presents: An Evening with Erica Jong

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, 94903
+ Google Map
$8 – $12.

Erica Jong, author of the acclaimed Fear of Flying, reads selections from her new book of poetry, The World Began with Yes (Red Hen Press). In a dark time, poems celebrate life. The evening will include a poetry reading by Francesca Bell, audience Q&A, and book signings. Fear of Flying, Erica Jong's first and most famous novel, published in 1973, blew conventional thinking about women, marriage and sexuality out of the water, selling over 37 million copies and translated into…

Find out more »

Poet Laureate Celebration

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave
San Rafael , CA 94901 United States
+ Google Map

Rebecca Foust, outgoing poet laureate of Marin County will host this event, welcoming the new poet laureate and honoring previous poets laureate. The evening will feature brief readings by all. Rebecca’s books include Paradise Drive (Press 53 Award), reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement and The San Francisco Chronicle, and the Georgia, Harvard, and Hudson Reviews. The Unexploded Ordnance Bin won the 2018 Swan Scythe chapbook prize and is forthcoming in 2019. Recognitions include the Cavafy and James Hearst Poetry Prizes, the Lascaux and American Literary Review Fiction Prizes, and fellowships from Hedgebrook,…

Find out more »

May 2019

Why There Are Words Presents: Strange

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
+ Google Map
$10

Aren’t the strangest experiences often the most relatable—the most memorable? Join Why There Are Words on May 9, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito for an extraordinary night of uncanny readings as six spectacular authors read on the theme of “Strange.”   Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the website, www.whytherearewords.com. For more details about WTAW Press, of which the reading…

Find out more »

Sixteen Rivers Anthology Celebration

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave
San Rafael , CA 94901 United States
+ Google Map

America, We Call Your Name: Poems of  Resistance and Resilience, was conceived in response to the 2016 presidential election, combines the voices of poets from across America—from red states and blue states, high schools and nursing homes, big cities and small towns—with the voices of poets from other countries and other times. From Virgil and Dante to Claudia Rankine and Mai Der Vang, from Milton to Merwin, from Po Chü-i to Robin Coste Lewis, these voices—now raucous, now muted, now lyric, now…

Find out more »

Memorial Tribute to Linda Gregg

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave
San Rafael , CA 94901 United States
+ Google Map

Falkirk Cultural Center This tribute celebrates Linda Gregg’s life and work, with poems and stories from poets and friends. Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Forrest Gander, Jane Hirshfield and other poets and friends will gather to read and speak about Linda. Refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend and/or read, please RSVP to events@marinpoetrycenter.org so we can plan appropriately. Doors open at 6:30, event starts at 7. Parking is in the lot below Falkirk Center. Please allow time to park and…

Find out more »

June 2019

Ilya Kaminsky and Heather Altfeld

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
+ Google Map

Kurland Lounge, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael This special event is cosponsored by the Marin JCC. Admission is free, but RSVP is required. To register for a seat, click HERE. Ilya Kaminsky, a Russian Jew, was born in Odessa (in the former Soviet Union) in 1977 and arrived to the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government. He has been awarded both a Guggenheim Fellowship, and Lannan Foundation’s Literary Fellowship.…

Find out more »

After Hours – Naked Truth: real.stories.live.

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley , CA 94941 United States
+ Google Map

After Hours - Naked Truth: real.stories.live. Friday, June 7th | 7:00pm Wine reception at 6:30pm for registered guests. Internationally acclaimed comedian and storyteller Dhaya Lakshminarayanan emcees a night of engaging stories with JP Frary, Trina Michelle Robinson, Kathleen Auterio and Kyle Metzner. Throw your name in the hat to tell a one-minute story in the Lightning Round. Kathleen Auterio is a heavy metal and horror movie fanatic in a constant battle with gravity and reality. When not disregarding medical advice to travel thousands…

Find out more »

Why There Are Words Presents: Origins and Destinations

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
+ Google Map
$10

There’s no better place to begin and end your Thursday evening than with Why There Are Words on June 13, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito. Join us for an unforgettable night of readings as six spectacular authors read on the theme of “Origins and Destinations.”   Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the website, www.whytherearewords.com. For more details about WTAW…

Find out more »
+ Export Events