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Ellen Bass

Living Room Craft Talks with Ellen Bass, with Chris Abani, Ada Limón, Naomi Shihab Nye, more

28 OCTOBER 2022 — friday

Join poet Ellen Bass, Indigo for the fifth series of Living Room Craft Talks, a series of talks exploring the craft of poetry with a different guest poet each week, with guest appearances from Ada Limón, recently named U.S. Poet Laureate and author of The Hurting Kind, Chris Abani, Smoking the Bible, Diane Seuss, Frank: Sonnets, Donika Kelly, The Renunciations, Naomi Shihab Nye, The Tiny Journalist, and Jane Hirshfield, Ledger, each week focuses on a different subject of poetry and teaches practical techniques that students can integrate into their own writing, online, runs six weeks, October 28-December 9, with a break on November 25, $300, full and partial scholarships available for BIPOC writers and those with financial needs, 9:00-11:15 am PDT (Register to attend:

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29 NOVEMBER 2022 — tuesday

  • City Lights Books presents award-winning poet Eileen Myles, celebrating their new collection, Pathetic Literature, joined by writers Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts, Camille Roy, Honey Mine, Laurie Weeks, Zipper Mouth, winner of the Lambda Literary Award, Simone White, House Envy of All the World, and Frank Wilderson, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Cobalt Poets presents a poetry reading featuring Rawle James, with open mic to follow, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • The San Francisco Public Library presents a special workshop with poets Zachary Zan and Hanson Lee, discussing and analyzing the famous Chinese poem "Cold Mountain", free, at the North Beach Library Community Room, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30-7:30 pm PST (More information here:

30 NOVEMBER 2022 — wednesday

  • Book Passage presents acclaimed writer and musician Patti Smith, Just Kids, winner of the National Book Award, celebrating her new book, A Book of Days, a collection of over 365 images and reflections that reflect the artist's life and unique aesthetic, Dominican University of California, 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, $40, tickets include a copy of the book, 7:00 pm PST (Purchase tickets here:

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