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Dorianne Laux

Petaluma Poetry Walk: Dorianne Laux, Terry Ehret, Avotcja, more

18 SEPTEMBER 2022 — sunday

Petaluma Poetry Walk 2022 - 11:00 am PDT, Hotel Petaluma, 205 Kentucky Street: Sixteen Rivers Press celebration kicks off the Walk with Terry Ehret, Night Sky Journey, Nancy Morales, Patrick Cahill, Eliot Schain, Westering Angels, and Dane Cervine, Earth is a Fickle Dancer; new spring releases launched here: Plagios/Plagiarisms, Volume Two, by celebrated Mexican poet Ulalume Gonzalez de Leon, (1928-2009), translated by Terry Ehret, John Johnson, and Nancy Morales, The Machinery of Sleep by Patrick Cahill, The Distant Sound by Eliot Schain, and The World is God's Language, by Dane Cervine; Noon PDT, Artaluma, 145 Keller Street: Jack Crimmins, Sonoma County Poet Laureate Elizabeth Herron, David Rollison; 1:00 pm PDT, Life On Earth Art, 8 Fourth Street: Nancy Cavers Dougherty, Phyllis Meshulam, Cathryn Shea; 2:00 pm PDT, Helen Putman Plaza: Dorianne Laux, Joseph Millar; 3:00 pm PDT, 140 Kentucky Street: Avotcja, David Madgalene, Stephen Meadows; 4:00 pm PDT, Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington Street: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Geri Digiorno, Sonoma County Poet Laureate emerita and founder of the Petaluma Poetry Walk, presenting poems about Geri from poet-friends and colleagues, surprises from her daughter Michelle Baynes; 5:00 pm PDT, Petaluma Historical Museum, 20 Fourth Street: Sandra Anfang, Raphael Block, Joyce Jenkins; 6:00-8:00 pm PDT, Aqus Café, Foundry Wharf, 189 H Street (this location is the farthest, you might want a ride for this venue): Anthology Reading from The Freedom of New Beginnings, Poems of Witness and Vision from Sonoma County, California, edited by Phyllis Meshulam, with Gail King, Gwynn O'Gara, and Terry Ehret, with contributors to the anthology, including Jon Jackson, Sherrie Lovler, J.D. Langdon, Alexandra Ellen Appel, Maureen Hurley, Ella Wen, Steve Trenam, Rebecca Patrascu, Sandra Anfang, Jodi Hottel, Donna Emerson, Michael Sheffield, Phyllis Meshulam, and Abby Bogolmony; all in walking distance across Petaluma, all free, 11:00 am PDT to 8:00 pm PDT (More information here:

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28 NOVEMBER 2022 — monday

  • City Lights Books presents poet and artist Courtney Faye Taylor, celebrating her debut collection Concentrate: poem, which explores the history of Latasha Harlins, a fifteen-year-old Black girl who was killed by Korean shop owner Soon Ja Du after she was falsely accused of shoplifting a bottle of orange juice, in conversation with Chantz Erolin, writer and editor at Graywolf Press, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:

29 NOVEMBER 2022 — tuesday

  • City Lights Books presents award-winning poet Eileen Myles, celebrating their new collection, Pathetic Literature, joined by writers Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts, Camille Roy, Honey Mine, Laurie Weeks, Zipper Mouth, winner of the Lambda Literary Award, Simone White, House Envy of All the World, and Frank Wilderson, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Cobalt Poets presents a poetry reading featuring Rawle James, with open mic to follow, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • The San Francisco Public Library presents a special workshop with poets Zachary Zan and Hanson Lee, discussing and analyzing the famous Chinese poem "Cold Mountain", free, at the North Beach Library Community Room, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30-7:30 pm PST (More information here:

30 NOVEMBER 2022 — wednesday

  • Book Passage presents acclaimed writer and musician Patti Smith, Just Kids, winner of the National Book Award, celebrating her new book, A Book of Days, a collection of over 365 images and reflections that reflect the artist's life and unique aesthetic, Dominican University of California, 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, $40, tickets include a copy of the book, 7:00 pm PST (Purchase tickets here:

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