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Maxine Chernoff

Poetry Walk: Maxine Chernoff, Forrest Gander, Maya Khosla, more

15 SEPTEMBER 2019 — sunday

The 24th Annual Petaluma Poetry walk presents a full day of readings in a walk from venue to venue in downtown Petaluma: 11:00 a.m.: Barbara Swift Brauer, Rain, Like a Thief, Sonoma County Poet Laureate Maya Khosla, All the Fires of Wind and Light, and Camille Norton, A Folio for the Dark, Hotel Petaluma Ballroom, 205 Kentucky Street at Washington; Noon: Terri Glass, Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, Martin Hickel, and Erin Rodini, Body, in Good Light, The Bank, 199 Petaluma Blvd. North; 1:00: Diane Frank, Canon for Bears and Ponderosa Pines, poet and translator William Greenwood, and Jeanne Powell, River Front Café, 224 B Street; 2:00: Arnoldo García, Poets Against War & Racism, and Nina Serrano, poet and KPFA producer/host, North Bay Café, 25 Petaluma Blvd., South; 3:00: Poet and fiction writer Maxine Chernoff, Camera, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Forrest Gander, Be With, Copperfield's Bookstore, 140 Kentucky Street; 4:00: Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California anthology reading, with co-editors and contributors Lucille Lang Day, Ruth Nolan, and contributors Susan Cohen, Jack Foley, and Barbara Quick, Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington Street; 5:00: Phyllis Meshulam, Land of My Father's War, presents students from California Poets in the Schools (CalPoets) and Poetry Out Loud, with bilingual poetry in English and Spanish and other languages, Petaluma Historical Museum, 20 Fourth Street; 6:00: Raphael Block, Strings of Shining Silence: Earth Silence: Earth-Love Poems, former Marin County Poet Laureate Albert Flynn DeSilver, Letters to Early Street, poet and visual artist Maureen Hurley, poet, translator, visual artist Michael Koch, Street Theology, and Gail Mitchell, Bone Songs, Aqus Café, Foundry Wharf, 189 H Street (this venue is far from the other venues, prepare for a longer walk or drive to this one); Petaluma, free, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 (707/347-9793,

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27 FEBRUARY 2020 — thursday

  • Poetry Flash presents a book launch reading celebrating The Collected Poetry and Prose of Lawrence Fixel, with the collection's editor Gerald Fleming, and poets Jack Marshall, Edward Mycue, Jo-Anne Rosen, and Patti Trimble, painter Stephanie Sanchez, photographer Mark Citret, psychotherapist Robert Cantor, and teacher Wendy Berkelman, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087,

28 FEBRUARY 2020 — friday

29 FEBRUARY 2020 — saturday

  • Cafe Society presents Jenny Odell, multi-disciplinary artist, on her recent book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, 7:00-9:00 (
  • Saturday Night Special, An East Bay Open Mic, monthly literary reading series, bring on/off theme poems, stories, comedy sketches, songs, or dances, three-minute maximum, two featured readers to be announced, theme to be announced at the end of the January reading, hosted by Hollie Hardy and Tomas Moniz, last Saturday of every month, Nick's Lounge, 3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, 21+, free but one drink minimum, cash only, sign up 7:00, show 7:00-9:30 (510/652-NICK,

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