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Dorianne Laux

Petaluma Poetry Walk: Dorianne Laux, Terry Ehret, Avotcja, more

18 SEPTEMBER 2022 — sunday

Petaluma Poetry Walk 2022 - 11:00 am PDT, Hotel Petaluma, 205 Kentucky Street: Sixteen Rivers Press celebration kicks off the Walk with Terry Ehret, Night Sky Journey, Nancy Morales, Patrick Cahill, Eliot Schain, Westering Angels, and Dane Cervine, Earth is a Fickle Dancer; new spring releases launched here: Plagios/Plagiarisms, Volume Two, by celebrated Mexican poet Ulalume Gonzalez de Leon, (1928-2009), translated by Terry Ehret, John Johnson, and Nancy Morales, The Machinery of Sleep by Patrick Cahill, The Distant Sound by Eliot Schain, and The World is God's Language, by Dane Cervine; Noon PDT, Artaluma, 145 Keller Street: Jack Crimmins, Sonoma County Poet Laureate Elizabeth Herron, David Rollison; 1:00 pm PDT, Life On Earth Art, 8 Fourth Street: Nancy Cavers Dougherty, Phyllis Meshulam, Cathryn Shea; 2:00 pm PDT, Helen Putman Plaza: Dorianne Laux, Joseph Millar; 3:00 pm PDT, 140 Kentucky Street: Avotcja, David Madgalene, Stephen Meadows; 4:00 pm PDT, Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington Street: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Geri Digiorno, Sonoma County Poet Laureate emerita and founder of the Petaluma Poetry Walk, presenting poems about Geri from poet-friends and colleagues, surprises from her daughter Michelle Baynes; 5:00 pm PDT, Petaluma Historical Museum, 20 Fourth Street: Sandra Anfang, Raphael Block, Joyce Jenkins; 6:00-8:00 pm PDT, Aqus Café, Foundry Wharf, 189 H Street (this location is the farthest, you might want a ride for this venue): Anthology Reading from The Freedom of New Beginnings, Poems of Witness and Vision from Sonoma County, California, edited by Phyllis Meshulam, with Gail King, Gwynn O'Gara, and Terry Ehret, with contributors to the anthology, including Jon Jackson, Sherrie Lovler, J.D. Langdon, Alexandra Ellen Appel, Maureen Hurley, Ella Wen, Steve Trenam, Rebecca Patrascu, Sandra Anfang, Jodi Hottel, Donna Emerson, Michael Sheffield, Phyllis Meshulam, and Abby Bogolmony; all in walking distance across Petaluma, all free, 11:00 am PDT to 8:00 pm PDT (More information here:

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23 JUNE 2024 — sunday

  • Sierra Nevada Field Campus at San Francisco State University presents "Gathering Stones: Writing Poetry by the River," a generative workshop led by Emilie Lygren, What We Were Born For, attendees will read the work of other poets as well as take inspiration from the outdoors and natural surroundings to inform their own writing, each day will include two writing sessions, plus time for hiking, swimming, and relaxing, all levels of experience are welcome, $500, runs six-days, June 23-28, near Sierra City in the Sierra Nevada (More information here:,put%20words%20on%20the%20page)

24 JUNE 2024 — monday

  • Left Margin Lit presents a two-day (June 17 and June 24) writing course, "Finding Your Voice on the Page," with author Lauren Aliza Green, The World After Alice, students will study narratives with strong voices then use the techniques to create voice in their own writing, virtual on Zoom, $195, 6:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit:
  • Science Fiction in San Francisco presents science fiction authors Robin Sloan, Moonbound, Rudy Rucker, Software, and Clara Ward, Be the Sea, for a reading and Q&A moderated by author Cliff Winnig, The American Bookbinders Museum, 355 Clementina Street, San Francisco, $10, 6:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit:

25 JUNE 2024 — tuesday

  • Left Margin Lit presents a two-day (June 18 and June 25) writing course as a part of their "Blank Page Series," with emerging author Rhea Bryce, day one will handle debunking writing myths and day two will discuss how writers can find inspiration when confronted with the blank page, Left Margin Lit, 1543 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, $60, 6:30 pm PDT (For more information, visit:
  • City Arts and Lectures welcomes novelists Gabrielle Zevin, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Rebecca Handler, Edie Richter Is Not Alone, Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, $36, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:

26 JUNE 2024 — wednesday

  • Afikomen Judaica welcomes poet Anna Goodman Herrick for a celebration of her new release, A Speaker is a Wilderness: Poems on the Sacred Path from Broken to Whole, Afikomen Judaica, 3042 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit:

27 JUNE 2024 — thursday

  • Writers Read Ukiah presents a reading featuring Steve Hellman, followed by an open mic, six-minutes per reader, emceed by Michael Riedell, Grace Hudson Museum, 431 South Main Street, Ukiah, $5 suggested donation, 7:00 pm PDT (Email: for more information)

28 JUNE 2024 — friday

29 JUNE 2024 — saturday

  • City Arts and Lectures welcomes memoirist, essayist, and critic Claire Dederer, Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses in conversation with filmmaker Brit Marling, A Murder at the End of the World, discussing Dederer's new book, Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma, an interrogation of art in the age of #MeToo and an elaboration of her essay, "What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?" Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, $39, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:
  • Writing from Your Soul, created and hosted by Fairfield Poet Laureate Suzanne Bruce, Her Visions—Her Voices, presents poetry and music by poet and cellist, Diane Frank, While Listening to the Enigma Variations, and an open mic, Fairfield Cordelia Library, 5500 Business Center Drive, Fairfield, free, 1:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit:, or email

30 JUNE 2024 — sunday

  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by Lucille Lang Day, Birds of San Pancho and Other Poems of Place, Stephen Meadows, Winter Work, and Kurt Schweigman, Confluences of Solitude, Jered's Pottery, 5743 A Horton Street, Emeryville, refreshments, free, 3:00 pm PDT (,

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