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September 2018

WHY THERE ARE WORDS – SAUSALITO COLLABORATES WITH BLP

September 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia St.
Sausalito, 94965
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$10

Join Why There Are Words in Sausalito September 13, 2018, at Studio 333 when the following five authors from Black Lawrence Press will read, along with special guest Nona Caspers. Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15, $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. Nona Caspers recently released a novel-in-stories, The Fifth Woman(Sarabande Press, August 2018), which was honored with the Mary McCarthy award from Sarabande Press. Earlier books include Little Book of Days (Spuyten Duyvil, 2009) and Heavier than Air (University of Massachusetts Press, 2006), which…

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Why There Are Words Sausalito Presents: A Collaboration with Black Lawrence Press

September 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
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Join Why There Are Words in Sausalito September 13, 2018, at Studio 333 when the following five authors from Black Lawrence Press will read, along with special guest Nona Caspers. Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15, $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. Nona Caspers recently released a novel-in-stories, The Fifth Woman (Sarabande Press, August 2018), which was honored with the Mary McCarthy award from Sarabande Press. Earlier books include Little Book of Days (Spuyten Duyvil, 2009) and Heavier than Air (University of Massachusetts Press, 2006), which…

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poetry in parks 2018 @ samuel p. taylor state park

September 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Samuel P. Taylor State Park, 8889 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Lagunitas, CA 34938 United States
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sunday, sept 16   12pm potluck, 2pm readings   Join us for an afternoon of readings in the redwoods! curated by Chris Cole, Evan Karp, and Scott Green free, all-ages show all the authors are paid the first 100 people receive a copy of sPARKLE & bLINK 95   Thanks so much to everyone who sent in writing!!!   We received 71 submissions and will announce the selected authors by Wed, 8/22.   Check out those trees!

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Marin Poetry Center 2018 Anthology Launch Thursday, September 20, 7pm

September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave
San Rafael , CA 94901 United States
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The annual event to launch the Marin Poetry Center is always popular. Come join us to start the Marin Poetry Center fall season and read and hear selections from this unique anthology. This is an evening of reconnecting with other members, having a glass of wine, and celebrating our unique anthology. We will also let you know about exciting new events, partnerships, and venues for our Spring Season. Hope to see you there!

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October 2018

Robert Hass and Essy Stone

October 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley , CA 94941 United States
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This event is cosponsored by Poetry Society of America and the Mill Valley Library. This is sure to be a packed event, so register on the Mill Valley Library website starting on October 15. Robert Hass, former United States Poet Laureate, has illumined the poetic landscape with his many books of poetry, translation, and essays. His honors include the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. His celebrated books of essays include A Little Book on Form: An Exploration Into the Formal…

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Litquake 2018

October 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - October 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

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Why There Are Words Presents a Special Celebration: WTAW Press Book Launch with Very Special Guests

October 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
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$10

Join Why There Are Words on October 11, 2018, at Studio 333 in Sausalito for a special celebration when our WTAW Press authors Sarah Stone and Angela Mitchell will read from their brand new books, as part of a spectacular line up of authors, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Lisa Locascio, Louise Marburg, Natalie Singer, and Terese Svoboda. Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door. The celebration will include cake, delectable treats, and adult beverages. Ingrid Rojas Contreras is the author of Fruit of…

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Carolyn Miller & Carol Moldaw

October 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave
San Rafael , CA 94901 United States
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Carolyn Miller is a poet and painter living in San Francisco. Route 66 and Its Sorrows, her most recent book of poetry, was published by Terrapin Books in 2017. Two other full-length collections, Light, Moving (2009) and After Cocteau (2002), were published by Sixteen Rivers Press. Miller’s work has appeared The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Gettysburg Review, among other journals, and her awards include the James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry from Shenandoah and the Rainmaker Award from Zone 3. Carol Moldaw is the author of Beauty Refracted, a poetry…

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Marc Dollinger: Black Power, Jewish Politics

October 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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The Osher Marin JCC is pleased to host an evening in celebration of Marc Dollinger's new book Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s. He will be joined in discussion by Ilana Kaufman, the Director of the Jews of Color Field Building Initiative. An audience Q&A and book signing will follow the program. ABOUT THE BOOK Marc Dollinger charts the transformation of American Jewish political culture from the Cold War liberal consensus of the early postwar years…

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

October 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925 United States
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From the Ice Age to the present, from Nigeria to Hawaii, images of the Goddess are reemerging, bringing renewed attention and expression to mythical and spiritual inner and outer guides. The Heart of the Goddess presents a worldwide selection of the art, values, and living lessons of Goddess culture. To author Hallie Iglehart Austen, respect for the Earth, restoration of community, and regaining the long lost power of Woman are inseparable. Through the presence of the Goddess in daily life, the…

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November 2018

Robert Hass and Essy Stone Mill Valley Library

November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave
San Rafael , CA 94901 United States
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This event is cosponsored by Poetry Society of America and the Mill Valley Library. This is sure to be a packed event, so register on the Mill Valley Library website starting on October 15. Robert Hass, former United States Poet Laureate, has illumined the poetic landscape with his many books of poetry, translation, and essays. His honors include the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. His celebrated books of essays include A Little Book on Form: An Exploration Into the Formal…

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Why There Are Words Presents: Authors from Nothing Short of 100, with Special Guest R.O. Kwon

November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
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Join Why There Are Words on November 8, 2018, at Studio 333 in Sausalito when authors from the anthology Nothing Short of 100 will read, along with very special guest R.O. Kwon. Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door. NOTHING SHORT OF presents the best of 100WordStory.org, the leader in short-short fiction and a popular go-to for great reading. Published by Outpost 19 in April 2018, in these very short stories, every word, every detail, every moment matters.…

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Peter LaBerge & Rebecca Foust Falkirk Center

November 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave
San Rafael , CA 94901 United States
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Rebecca Foust, the Marin County Poet Laureate, is the author of four books of poetry: Paradise Drive (2015), which won a Poetry Society of Virginia Book Award, a National Indie Excellence Award for Poetry, a San Francisco Book Festival Award for Poetry, and a Royal Dragonfly Award for Poetry; All That Gorgeous Pitiless Song (2010), winner of a Many Mountains Moving Press Book Prize; and God, Seed: Poetry & Art About the Natural World (2010), a collaboration with artist Lorna Stevens that won a Foreword Reviews Book of…

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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
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$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…

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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
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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…

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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
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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…

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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
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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…

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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
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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),…

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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,
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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…

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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
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$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…

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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
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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…

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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
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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.…

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Why There Are Words Presents: Witness

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
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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…

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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
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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…

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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
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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 -…

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