Wording Life

Upcoming readings, talks, workshops

Saturday, February 18, 2017; 7:00 PM

Sebastopol Center for the Arts

282 S. High Street Sebastopol, Ca.

& John Shoptow

This is a Word Temple poetry event curated by Katherine Hastings.


Monday February 27, 2017   1:00 p.m.

Black History Month Reading

Florence Douglas Senior Center

333 Amador St. Vallejo, Ca.

Thursday April 6, 2017; NOON

Lunch Poems

Morrison Library in Doe Library

U.C. Berkeley

Berkeley, Ca.

Sunday April 9, 2017 – 8:00

My birthday

SF Jazz Center

201 Franklin Street San Francisco, Ca.

SF Jazz Poetry Festival

This is the last day of an exciting program of poetry and music curated by Genny Lim. The [poetry festival will close with Devorah major with Destiny Muhammad, harpist, composer and vocalist extraordinaire

Genny Lim with Anthony Brown’s Asian American Orchestra


Friday April 21 7 p.m.

world poetry seriesWorld Poetry Series

Mill Valley Public Library 375 Throckmorton Ave

batter up! a big rowdy crowd, free wine and beer and popcorn, and the best poetry around. come join Daniel Handler, Julia Levine, Brynn Saito, Charif Shanahan, Devorah Major, Zubair Ahmed, Roy Mash, Tom Barbash, and Prartho Sereno at this insanely fun event! admission is free.


Wednesday, April 26 at 6:00

Cal State East Bay -Hayward Hill Campus

Distinguished Writers Series, Department of English



 An award-winning writer of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, and performer, editor, and part-time professor, Devorah Major served as San Francisco’s third Poet Laureate from 2002 to 2006, and currently serves as poet-in-residence of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She has appeared in scores of literary journals and anthologies, and has published two novels (An Open Weave and Brown Glass Windows) four chapbooks, two history books for young people, and four poetry collections (Where River Meets Ocean, With More Than Tongue, Street Smarts, and and then we became, which Library Journal named one of the Top Poetry Books of Fall 2016). Jewelle Gomez says, “devorah major remains one of our premier storytellers.”

Further info: Professor Steve Gutierrez at On-campus parking fee. California State University, East Bay welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. Please notify event sponsor at least two weeks in advance if accommodation is needed.

as part of National Poetry Month

and in conjunction with the DeCerq Poetry Prize




Saturday April 29 1:30PM

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Saturday, April 29 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm Oakland Main Branch Library 125 14th Street, Oakland CA Favianna Rodriguez, Copyright 2017 Co-sponsored by The Ina Coolbrith Circle and PEN Oakland This year’s National Poetry Month Program features migration – and the kaleidoscope of images, experiences and adventures available with the movement that reshapes lives, landscapes and our knowledge of each other.