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3 JANUARY 2021 — sunday

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7 JANUARY 2021 — thursday

  • The Writer's Grotto offers "Funding Your Creative Writing Project," led by essayist Lyzette Wanzer, a six-week workshop exploring how to apply for grants and write artist statements, $330, online via Zoom, January 7-February 11, 5:30-7:30 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • The San Francisco Creative Writing Institute offers this four-week poetry workshop, "Contemporary Poets and Poetry," led by poet Hollie Hardy, where participants will learn about the craft of poetry through the work of contemporary poets, such as Ocean Vuong and Sam Sax, $300, online, runs January 7-28, 6:00-9:00 pm PST (Register to attend:

8 JANUARY 2021 — friday

9 JANUARY 2021 — saturday

  • Eastwind Books presents a virtual reading of poetry and short stories, featuring poet Brian Komei Dempster, Seize, fiction writer Caroline Kim, The Prince of Mournful Thoughts and Other Stories, and poet Maw Shein Win, Storage Unit for the Spirit House, free, online, 2:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • San Diego Writers, Ink, offers "Manuscript Organization and the Inadequacy of Language," a workshop with Ron Salisbury, the inaugural Poet Laureate of San Diego; participants will focus on various revision techniques and the structure of published books of poetry, San Diego Writers, Ink, Arts District Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, #202-204, Barracks 16, Second Floor above the Women's Museum, San Diego, $180 members, $216 nonmembers, runs January 9-February 6, 2:30-4:45 pm PST (Register to attend:

10 JANUARY 2021 — sunday

  • The Poetry Super Highway presents the Worldwide Open Poetry Reading, featuring poems read by poets all around the world, call in via Zoom to read a poem of your own, hosted by Rick Lupert, of Poetry Super Highway, free, online, 2:00-3:00 pm PST (Go to

11 JANUARY 2021 — monday

  • Odd Mondays Reading Series presents a reading by novelists Ron Nyren, The Book of Lost Light, and Sarah Stone, Hungry Ghost Theater, free, online via Zoom, 7:00 pm PST (Go to or email for Zoom link)

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21 JANUARY 2021 — thursday

  • Sally Love Saunders presents a one-hour poetry conference call, every third Thursday, where Saunders will read her poetry followed by comments from attendees, call in through Covia Well Connected, free, online, 10:00-11:00 am PST (Register with Covia here:, or call (877) 797-7299 to register)
  • Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center presents South Asian Writers Resist, a reading in response to serious global issues such as immigration rights and the Black Lives Matter movement, featuring Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed, Neelanjana Banerjee, Torsa Ghosal, Arshia Haq, Sorayya Khan, Mahmud Rahman, and Shreerekha Subramanian, hosted by Sehba Sarwar, free, online, 6:00-7:30 pm PST (Register to attend:

22 JANUARY 2021 — friday

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25 JANUARY 2021 — monday

26 JANUARY 2021 — tuesday

  • Cobalt Poets presents a reading featuring poet Julie Danho, open mic to follow, free, online via Zoom, 7:30 pm PST (Zoom link here:
  • Join Poetic License Sonoma every fourth Tuesday for an evening of poetry readings featuring the nine poets that make up Poetic License Sonoma, Susanne Arrhenius, Jeffrey Bartfeld, Joseph Cutler, Paul DeMarco, Kusum Irene Jain, Leo McCloskey, Steve Trenam, Judith Vaughn, and Jaime Zukowski, this reading emceed by Jeffrey Barfeld, free, 7:00-8:30 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • San Francisco State University presents the workshop, "Writing Sudden Fiction," led by essayist Lyzette Wanzer, attendees will learn to write flash fiction, workshop runs for six weeks from January 26 to March 2, $145, online, 12:30-2:00 pm PST (Enroll here:

27 JANUARY 2021 — wednesday

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30 JANUARY 2021 — saturday

  • The Ina Coolbrith Circle presents the 94th Annual Poets Dinner Contest, this year held online through Zoom, celebrating the winners of the following categories, Grand Prize: "Metaphysics" by Robert Eastwood; Beginnings and Endings: "My Husband Has Cancer" by Deborah Grossman; Humor: "Learning to Box at 70" by Judith Chibante; Love: "I Married in the Year of Assassinations" by Judith Chibante; Nature: "Yosemite Poem" by Dorothy Gilbert; People: "Facial Recognition" by Sam Hersh; Poet's Choice: "Gleaning Light" by Madeline Aranda; Spaces and Places: "The Camp Fire" by Dorothy Gilbert; and Theme-Climate: "Drought" by Sandra Anfang; join these poets and more as they read their poems, emceed by Louse Moises, Chair of the Poet's Dinner, free, online, 2:00-5:00 pm PST (For more information:

31 JANUARY 2021 — sunday

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