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Ellen Bass

Living Room Craft Talks with Ellen Bass, with Chris Abani, Ada Limón, Naomi Shihab Nye, more

28 OCTOBER 2022 — friday

Join poet Ellen Bass, Indigo for the fifth series of Living Room Craft Talks, a series of talks exploring the craft of poetry with a different guest poet each week, with guest appearances from Ada Limón, recently named U.S. Poet Laureate and author of The Hurting Kind, Chris Abani, Smoking the Bible, Diane Seuss, Frank: Sonnets, Donika Kelly, The Renunciations, Naomi Shihab Nye, The Tiny Journalist, and Jane Hirshfield, Ledger, each week focuses on a different subject of poetry and teaches practical techniques that students can integrate into their own writing, online, runs six weeks, October 28-December 9, with a break on November 25, $300, full and partial scholarships available for BIPOC writers and those with financial needs, 9:00-11:15 am PDT (Register to attend:

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30 NOVEMBER 2023 — thursday

  • City Lights Books presents Oscar Peñaranda, poet, activist, and founding member of the Filipino American National Historical Society, for an evening of storytelling and literary pyrotechnics, featuring a reading from Peñaranda's latest book, Follower of the Seasons, joined by Shirley Ancheta, Joaquin Tuason Cruz, and Jason Bayani, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Raffi Del Bourgo, A Tune Both Familiar and Strange, forthcoming, and David Watts, Katy Bridge, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, two blocks north of Ashby BART, refreshments, free, 7:00 pm PST (

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