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Robert Hass

"The Art of Translation," Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, more

6 NOVEMBER 2022 — sunday

Sixteen Rivers Press and the Dominican University of California present "The Art of Translation," an evening of poetry and translation that explores the joys and challenges of writing across languages, featuring poets Robert Hass, Time and Materials, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Brenda Hillman, In a Few Minutes Until Later, Matthew Zapruder, Sun Bear, Sixteen Rivers poets Terry Ehret, Lost Body, Marjorie Agosín, and translators Nancy Morales and Celeste Kostopulos-Cooperman, Garden Room, Edgehill Mansion, 75 Magnolia Avenue, San Rafael, free, 3:00-5:00 pm PST (Register to attend: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-translation-tickets-406525557887)




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9 DECEMBER 2023 — saturday

  • Sacramento Poetry Alliance presents a poetry reading by Molly Fisk, The More Difficult Beauty, and Tricia Caspers, Some Flawed Magic, Sacramento Poetry Alliance, 1169 Perkins Way, Sacramento, free, 4:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.facebook.com/sacramentopoetryalliance)
  • The Poetry Center presents poet Divya Victor, CURB, winner of the PEN America Open Book Award and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, reading from her work and joining in conversation with poet Tonya M. Foster, A Swarm of Bees in High Court, part of Undisciplining the Fields, a conversation and reading series that emphasizes artists and writers from a range of fields and cross-disciplinary practices, free, East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street, Berkeley, 2:00-4:00 pm PST (More information here: poetry.sfsu.edu/event/undisciplining-fields-divya-victor-reading-and-conversation-tonya-m-foster)

10 DECEMBER 2023 — sunday

11 DECEMBER 2023 — monday

  • City Lights Books presents a reading with four Black Lawrence Press authors, poet Lisa Dordal, Writer-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University and author of Mosaic of the Dark, finalist for the 2019 Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry, short story writers Nancy Welch, The Road from Prosperity, and JoeAnn Hart, Highwire Act & Other Tales of Survival, and novelist Sara Johnson Allen, Down Here We Come Up, winner of the Big Moose Prize from Black Lawrence Press, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)

12 DECEMBER 2023 — tuesday

13 DECEMBER 2023 — wednesday

  • City Lights Books celebrates the 90th birthday of the late Jack Hirschman (1933-2021), poet, translator, editor, and activist, former Poet Laureate of San Francisco, and prolific author of poetry and essays including All That's Left and Lyripol, with tributes by Agneta Falk, joined by Scott Bird, Dimitri Charalambou, Neeli Cherkovski, Mauro Ffortissimo, Celia Hirschman, Matt Gonzales, devorah major, Sarah Menefee, Alejandro Murguia, and Byron Spooner, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)

14 DECEMBER 2023 — thursday

15 DECEMBER 2023 — friday

16 DECEMBER 2023 — saturday

  • Join City of West Hollywood Poet Laureate Jen Cheng, Braided Spaces, for a two-part poetry workshop, attendees will read and write poetry with poems curated for the December 23 Holiday Poetry Hotline, if you are comfortable, you may practice and record your voice reading the curated poems, no experience needed, Meeting Room, West Hollywood Library, 625 North San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, free, 2:00-4:00 pm PST (Register to attend: www.weho.org/community/arts-and-culture/holiday)

17 DECEMBER 2023 — sunday

18 DECEMBER 2023 — monday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

19 DECEMBER 2023 — tuesday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952
  • Cobalt Poets presents a reading with featured poet Martin Parker, followed by an open mic, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PST (Register to attend: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)

20 DECEMBER 2023 — wednesday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

21 DECEMBER 2023 — thursday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

22 DECEMBER 2023 — friday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

23 DECEMBER 2023 — saturday

  • The Holiday Poetry Hotline is featuring free, live readings for one day only, call in to (310) 853-3952 between 2:00-5:00 pm PST for poetry from the curated list or request a custom poem, from December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, by phone, free, 2:00-5:00 pm PST

24 DECEMBER 2023 — sunday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

25 DECEMBER 2023 — monday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

26 DECEMBER 2023 — tuesday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

27 DECEMBER 2023 — wednesday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

28 DECEMBER 2023 — thursday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

29 DECEMBER 2023 — friday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

30 DECEMBER 2023 — saturday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952Online
  • The West Hollywood Public Library presents a poetry workshop led by West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Jen Cheng, Braided Spaces, the workshop will focus on a form of poetry created by Cheng, Feng Shui Poetry, and attendees will learn to write their messages through the lens of the Five Elements, free, Meeting Room, West Hollywood Library, 625 North San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, 10:30 am-12:30 pm PST (Register to attend: www.weho.org/community/arts-and-culture/holiday)

31 DECEMBER 2023 — sunday

  • From December 18 to December 31, call in to the Holiday Poetry Hotline, hosted by Jen Cheng, West Hollywood City Poet Laureate, for recordings of poems, including writings from previous West Hollywood City Poets Laureates Steven Reigns, Kim Dowers, Charles Flowers, and Brian Sonia-Wallace, as well as other curated poems, recordings are free and available 24/7 during this period, hotline number is (310) 853-3952

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