Mazza Writers in Residence

The Poetry Center's Mazza Writer in Residence program is supported by the Sam Mazza Foundation. Beginning in Fall 2017, with poet Tongo Eisen-Martin, from Fall 2018, poet Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, novelist Juliana Delgado Lopera, playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, poet Wendy Trevino, writer Brontez Purnell, poets Angel Dominguez, erica lewis, Ari Banias, Phoebe Giannisi, and Josiah Luis Alderete have been the Mazza Writers in Residence to date. For each Mazza Residency, we organize circa six classroom visits in multiple areas of study across the SF State campus, and two public events, at (more)

Tongo Eisen-Martin: October 5, 2017

The Poetry Center presents Tongo Eisen-Martin, reading and in conversation, as the first Mazza Writer in Residence for...

Date: 10/05/2017

Tongo Eisen-Martin with Marshall Trammell: October 7, 2017

The Poetry Center and The Green Arcade co-present Tongo Eisen-Martin, poetry, with Marshall Trammell, music, at The Green...

Date: 10/07/2017

Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta and Daisy Zamora: October 4, 2018

The Poetry Center, with support by the Sam Mazza Foundation, presents Mazza Writer in Residence Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta...

Date: 10/04/2018

Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta with Kyle Parker: October 6, 2018

The Poetry Center presents Mazza Writer in Residence Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, in performance with Kyle Parker. This...

Date: 10/06/2018

Juliana Delgado Lopera and Monique Jenkinson, aka Fauxnique: April 27, 2019

The Poetry Center presents "an afternoon of literary drag," with Spring 2019 Mazza Writer in Residence Juliana...

Date: 04/27/2019

Juliana Delgado Lopera and Joseph Cassara: May 2, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Spring 2019 Mazza Writer in Residence Juliana Delgado Lopera and Joseph Cassara, reading and...

Date: 05/02/19

Peter Nachtrieb and Guests, The Overbooked Hotel Room: October 21, 2019

The Poetry Center presents playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, with actors Esau Hamadanyan, Alexis Lezin, Amy Prosser, Kim...

Date: 2019-10-21

Peter Nachtrieb, Playwrighting Workshop: October 24, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, presenting a playwriting workshop and conversation. Nachtrieb speaks...

Date: 2019-10-24

Wendy Trevino and Zaina Alsous: November 19, 2020

The Poetry Center presents Wendy Trevino and Zaina Alsous, reading and in conversation. Poetry Center  Mazza Writer...

Date: 2020-11-19

Brontez Purnell: April 7, 2021

The Poetry Center presents Brontez Purnell, Mazza Writer in Residence for Spring 2021, in the first of two public...

Date: 2021-04-07

Brontez Purnell and Friends: Cisco Guzman, Mason J., Melissa Merin: April 8, 2021

The Poetry Center presents Brontez Purnell and Bay Area friends Cisco Guzman, Mason J., and Melissa Merin,...

Date: 2021-04-08

Angel Dominguez and Hannah Kezema: October 14, 2021

The Poetry Center presents Hannah Kezema, reading from the manuscript of her forthcoming book Case Files , and Angel...

Date: 2021-10-14

Angel Dominguez and Ronaldo V. Wilson: October 16, 2021

The Poetry Center presents Angel Dominguez and Ronaldo V. Wilson, in conversation with one another then followed by each...

Date: 2021-10-16

erica lewis and Divya Victor: March 10, 2022

The Poetry Center presents erica lewis, Poetry Center Mazza Writer in Residence for Spring 2022, joined by Divya...

Date: 2022-03-10

erica lewis and Christine No: March 12, 2022

For the concluding event in erica lewis's weeklong Mazza Writer in Residence program for Spring 2022,...

Date: 2022-03-12

Ari Banias and Demian Dinéyazhi’ at Beyond Binary: October 6, 2022

The Poetry Center, along with the  Fine Arts Gallery , SF State, in conjunction with the exhibition  Beyond...

Date: 2022-10-06

Phoebe Giannisi: April 20, 2023

The Poetry Center presents Mazza Writer in Residence Phoebe Giannisi, reading and in conversation with Eleni Stecopoulos....

Date: 2023-04-20

Josiah Luis Alderete and Mimi Tempestt: October 5, 2023

The Poetry Center presents Mazza Writer in Residence for Fall 2023 Josiah Luis Alderete and Mimi Tempestt, reading their...

Date: 2023-10-05