California

On December 4, 2015, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Dana Gioia as California poet laureate. He is the author of numerous poetry collections and books of literary criticism. He will serve a two-year term.

Alejandro Murguía is San Francisco’s sixth poet laureate and the first Latino poet to hold the position. An editor, translator, literary organizer, and prose writer, he is the author of the poetry collections Stray Poems (City Lights Books, 2014) and Native Tongue (CC. Marimbo Press, 2012), among others.

upcoming events

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Jul 30 2017
Tongue & Groove, a literary variety show

A monthly offering of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, spoken word + music produced by Conrad Romo. This  month featuring: Amanda Fletcher, Xach Fromson, Yennie Cheung, Mike Sonksen and our musical guest is Erin & Melissa.

6:00pm
1623 1/2 No. Cahuenga Blvd.
90028 Hollywood, California
Sep 17 2017
Red Hen Press at City Lights

Join Red Hen Press in San Francisco at the famous City Lights bookstore for an afternoon of reading! Featuring two upcoming non-fiction Red Hen authors Pope Brock and Florencia Ramirez, as well as Red Hen fiction author, Karen Shoemaker.

Free entry!

September 17th, 2017
5:00 PM
 
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Ave,
San Francisco, CA 94133
 
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8:00pm
261 Columbus Avenue
94133 San Francisco, California
Aug 23 2017
Poets & Writers' Los Angeles Literary Roundtable Meeting
Please join us for the next Poets & Writers’ Los Angeles Literary Roundtable Meeting hosted by Art Share L.A.
 
This informal meeting is a great opportunity to connect with fellow presenters, presses, teachers, and writers. Roundtable Meetings bring together people from all areas of the literary community to share ideas, news, and resources. It's also a chance to learn more about P&W and how our Readings & Workshops program might support your literary events. We are pleased to have Joe Smoke, Grants Administration Division Director at the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) as our guest speaker. Joe will speak about the grant programs offered by the DCA and answer questions from the group. Please RSVP to jfitzgerald@pw.org to reserve your seat.
 
This meeting is made possible by support from the California Arts Council, a state agency.
10:30am
801 East 4th Place
90013 Los Angeles, California

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Dana Gioia
California poet laureate

Dana Gioia

Born in Hawthorne, California, in 1950, Dana Gioia is the author of several poetry collections, including Interrogations at Noon (Graywolf Press,...