“Afternoon” by Ellery Akers


Reading at the ASLE Conference
with Julia Levine and Maya Khosla
Friday, June 28
Conference Center, UC Davis
550 Alumni Ln
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m, Session 6

Past Events

Dominican University Writing Conference
June 8
3:00-4:00 Nature Connection Through Creativity: Ellery Akers
4:30-5:30 Poetry and Visual Expression: Ellery Akers, Kate Peper, Giovanni Singleton
7:00-8:00 Reading: Ellery Akers, Kate Peper, Giovanni Singleton
Garden Room, Edgehill Mansion, Dominican University
Drop in fee of $30 for the class and the panel, reading is free
June 2018 MFA Public Event Schedule

National Poetry Month Reading at the Bolinas Library
with Austin Smith, Stephen Radcliffe, and David Bailey
Tuesday, April 23
Bolinas Library
16 Wharf Road, Bolinas
7-8:30 p.m.

Let’s Write Now: The Poet as Memoirist and Nature Writer, a generative workshop
February 10, 10-4:30, Santa Rosa Junior College Community Education, $68
To register, call SRJC Community Education at 707-527-4372, or add the class online.

Jumpstart your poetry in this playful, supportive workshop. We’ll do a lot of breakthrough exercises—childhood memories, surrealism, persona—and have fun coming up with pages of new material. We’ll also explore craft, language, voice, rhythm, and repetition.

Fall Poetry Workshop at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts
October 29, November 5, November 12, December 3, 2-4:30

Let’s Write Now
Fireside Room, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 South High Street, Sebastopol, CA
$200, limited to 15 students
Registration through the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 707-829-4797.

Saturday June 3, Dominican University
Lecture and reading at Dominican University Writing for Renewal MFA program

Craft Talk: How to Get More Heat in Your Poetry
2:30-3:45, Garden Room, Edgehill Mansion
$30 day fee for the MFA event includes this lecture as well as the Louis B. Jones craft talk, Standing at the Threshold of the Literary-Industrial Complex, 4-5:30.
Reading, with Louis B. Jones, author of Ordinary Money, Radiance, and other novels, 7-8 p.m. Garden room, Edgehill Mansion. Free.
To register for a one day ($30) or week long pass ($200) for the Dominican University Writing for Renewal MFA program events, please contact Joan Baranow at or call 415-485-3264.
Download the Campus Map.

Awards Ceremony
Sunday, May 15

35th Annual Northern California Book Awards
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library
100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA
1:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 9
Reading at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
with Christopher Buckley
653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 18
Poetry Workshop at Marin Poetry Center
Falkirk Cultural Center,
1408 Mission, San Rafael
10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thursday, March 17
Reading at the Marin Poetry Center
with Alexandra Teague
Falkirk Cultural Center,
1408 Mission, San Rafael
7:30 p.m.


Saturday, November 21
Reading at the East End Book Exchange
with Jason Irwin, Jen Ashburn & Andrea Laurion
4754 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
7 p.m.

Friday, November 20
MFA Reading at Chatham University
Mellon Living Room
Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
with Sheryl St. Germain
Admission: Free
Reading followed by book signing
7:30-8:45 p.m.

Sunday, November 8
Valona Deli Cafe
Reading followed by open mic
1323 Pomona St.
Crockett, CA
3 p.m.
Valona Deli Second Sunday Poetry Series on Facebook

Saturday, November 7
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
Fall National Juried Exhibition: Drawing
Novato Arts Center at Hamilton Field
500 Palm Drive
Novato CA 94949
Main Gallery
Reception: November 7, 5-7 p.m.

Sunday, November 1
Poetry Workshop in West Marin
10-5, $68
Limited to 15

Tuesday October 13
Poetry at the Albany Library
with Eliot Schain
Reading followed by open mic
1247 Marin Ave.
Albany, CA 94706
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Friday, September 18 - Saturday, September 19
North Coast Redwoods Writers Conference
College of the Redwoods, Crescent City, CA.
Friday, September 18: 7 p.m.: reading with Julia Park Tracey
Saturday, September 19, 9:45-11;15, The Poet as Memoirist; 11;30 to 1 p.m., The Poet as Nature Writer

Saturday, August 1
Native Here Nursery
101 Golf Course Drive, Tilden Park, Berkeley
(across the street from the Tilden Golf Course)
For directions to Native Here Nursery:
Admission: Free
with poet Kirk Lumpkin and writer Sylvia Linsteadt
10:30 am-12 noon

Thursday, July 9
Point Reyes Bookstore
Reading with Roy Mash
Point Reyes Books
11315 State Route 1
Point Reyes Station, CA
7 p.m.

Saturday, May 2
Eco-Poetry Festival
Reading with Al Young, Dan Alter, Traci Gourdine, Christina Hutchins, and Eliot Schain
John Muir's Parlor
John Muir National Historic Site
4202 Alhambra Avenue
Martinez, CA
4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 8
Boneshaker Books
2002 23rd. Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
7-8 p.m.

Thursday, April 9
Autumn House Press Booth #815
AWP Conference
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
10-11 a.m.

Tuesday, February 10
Bookshop Santa Cruz
Reading with Bert Glick
1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 29
Poetry Flash at Moe's Books
Reading with Randall Potts
Moe's Books
2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 24, 2015
2015 WordTemple Poetry Series
Reading with poets Gerald Fleming, Stephanie Mendel and others who are contributors to the anthology, Changing Harm to Harmony.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Sebastopol Vets Building
282 S. High Street, Sebastopol
7:00 p.m.