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W.S. Merwin (1927-2019)

WS Merwin Celebration: Susan Suntree, Cheri Colby Langdell, Tim Langdell, Daniel E. Lambert

4 NOVEMBER 2023 — saturday

Beyond Baroque celebrates prolific and innovative poet W.S. Merwin (1927-2019) with a screening of Even if the Whole World is Burning, a documentary about his life and work, accompanied by a panel and readings by poet Susan Suntree, Sacred Sites: The Secret History of Southern California, winner of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Narrative Poetry, editor and essayist Cheri Colby [Davis] Langdell, Reading WS Merwin in a New Century: American and European Perspectives, Tim Langdell, Zen Master Teacher at StillCenter Zen, and poet and essayist Daniel E. Lambert, Mere Anarchy, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, free, 7:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend:

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29 FEBRUARY 2024 — thursday

  • City Lights Books and The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University present a reading and conversation with poets Major Jackson, Razzle Dazzle: New and Selected Poems 2002-2022, and Kalamu ya Salaam, Be About Beauty, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PST (More information here:
  • Women's National Book Association presents a share and tell mixer, writer's advice edition, come share what you do and ask writing, marketing, and publishing questions, and make some new connections in a community of writers coming together to pool resources and wisdom, online via Zoom, free, Noon pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Writers Read Ukiah presents featured poets Brenda Yeager, Torch Song // Transcendental, forthcoming, and Jessyca Lytle, followed by an open mic, six-minutes per reader, Grace Hudson Museum, 431 South Main Street, Ukiah, free, suggested donation $5, 7:00 pm PST (For more information, contact Michael Riedell:

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