16 posts tagged Poetry

An event at 2727 California Street

We’re Leading the Poetry Express Open Mic February 20th

Sponsored by the Berkeley Branch of the California Writers Club, Poetry Express is back in Berkeley! Come on out to 2727 California Street in south Berkeley to hear open mic poetry. 2727 California Street is a multi-use event space and cooperative art gallery. The open mic readers will be surrounded by paintings as they express their poetry to the audience. Mark States founded Poetry Express ...

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CWC Annual Showcase LIVE @ CLIOS BOOKS June 17, 2023

This June, we're doubly excited to be doing a LIVE author showcase this year, and to be doing it at a soon-to-launch bookstore in the heart of Oakland! This annual event gives us the opportunity to celebrate our members who have published books in the past 2 years. We all work hard to get our writing out in the world and having a new book is a tremendous accomplishment! The Berkeley ...

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“The Craft and Career of Activist Writing” with John Curl on April 16th, 2023

If your basic inspiration as a writer is to change the world in positive ways, you are an activist writer. Since writing springs from every aspect of a person's life, an activist writer needs broad experiences, in work life and personal life. Activist writers need to be creative to find venues for their writing and to find ways to connect with their natural audiences. Since this kind of ...

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Curious Writer: Jordan Pastor

  Our long-standing tradition of giving a member the mic before our keynote speaker gives us a glimpse at what our colleagues are working on. Our 5+5+5 guidelines (5 minutes of backstory, 5 minutes to read, and 5 minutes of Q&A) help emerging writers polish their professional skills. Meet Jordan Pastor at our meeting today! Get tickets here! -------------- Jordan Pastor is ...

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CWC at the Hayward Lit Hop this Saturday

Don't miss this amazing lineup of Berkeley Branch Poets at the "Embodied" reading at the first annual Hayward Lit Hop, which was also started by a member of our branch, Cristina Deptula. We are not physical beings having a spiritual experience.—but spiritual beings having a physical experience. We'll be sharing our stories of pain and transcendence, sense and sensation through a literary ...

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What Does A Poet Do After Last Call?

Write poetry, of course! The poems in Randall McNair's third volume of Bar Poems, Last Call, are sardonic, wry, heartfelt, and poignant. McNair captures the ineffable in his latest collection. Our long-standing tradition of giving a member the mic before our keynote speaker helps us get to know what our colleagues are working on. Our 5+5+5 guidelines (5 minutes of backstory, 5 minutes to ...

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2/27 WORKSHOP – “The Narrative Gateway: Poems That Tell Stories” with Paul Corman Roberts

Whether the narrative poem is situated in the classical omniscient third person or the lyrical “I,” it has always served as one of the most popular and accessible forms of verse that opens the windows of the world up to more readers than perhaps any other form of poetry. In this workshop we will compare and contrast modern and postmodern narrative stylings that border on flash fiction, and ...

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“A Blanket and a Basket of Chow”— a Picnic Celebration of California Writers on October 9th

Cascade Flows, Singalong, Picnic, Readings & Poet Laureate Celebration. Join us! Seeking inspiration at Joaquin Miller Park Join us for a special celebration on the afternoon of October 9th, 2021 in Joaquin Miller Park! A ribbon-cutting ceremony with city officials and the Friends of Joaquin Miller Park at noon will mark the completion of phase one of the water feature restoration. ...

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How to Submit Your Poetry—a Workshop with Keith Mark Gaboury

On April 25th, poet Keith Mark Gaboury will lead us in a workshop that will focus on the step-by-step process of how a poet can submit their poetry to a wide range of literary journals along with presses that accept chapbooks and full-length manuscripts. You'll gain access to a Google Doc with links to online databases of literary journals, presses and websites that feature active submission ...

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Cracking Open The Poetic Voice: a Workshop with Paul Corman-Roberts

Join us January 28th at 7 p.m. for a Narrative Journey that Will Help Fiction and Non-fiction Writers Alike Find Your Poetic Voice with Paul Corman-Roberts This 2+ hour workshop led by Paul Corman-Roberts is a series of close narrative readings and generative exercises designed to help not just poets but also prose and fiction writers the opportunity to expand the voices within their ...

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