In Common Writers Series

The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series is supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund. The series, taking its initial inspiration from the Thinking Its Presence 2017 conference on race and writing, pairs visiting writers and artists from outside the area with artists with whom they share strong affinities, most working in the Bay Area. Launched Fall 2018, the series has presented artist combos including: Janice Lee and Brenda Iijima, Jasmine Gibson and Juliana Spahr, Maryam Ivette Parhizkar (more)

Janice Lee with Brenda Iijima: November 29, 2018

The Poetry Center presents, as the inaugural program in its In Common Writers Series, Janice Lee, reading and in...

Date: 11/29/2018

Brenda Iijima and Janice Lee: December 1, 2018

The Poetry Center presents Brenda Iijima and Janice Lee, reading from new works. Brenda Iijima reads from unpublished...

Date: 12/01/2018

Jasmine Gibson with Juliana Spahr: February 7, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Jasmine Gibson, reading and in conversation with Juliana Spahr. Jasmine Gibson read from her...

Date: 02/07/2019

Juliana Spahr and Jasmine Gibson: February 8, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Jasmine Gibson and Juliana Spahr reading from their works. Jasmine Gibson opens, reading poems...

Date: 02/08/2019

Maryam Ivette Parhizkar with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle: March 14, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Maryam Ivette Parhizkar, reading and in conversation with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle. Parhizkar...

Date: 03/14/2019

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle and Maryam Ivette Parhizkar: March 15, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle and Maryam Ivette Parhizkar, reading and in conversation. Maryam Ivette...

Date: 03/15/2019

Feliz Lucia Molina with Alli Warren: April 11, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Feliz Lucia Molina, reading and in conversation with Alli Warren. Feliz Lucia Molina reads...

Date: 04/11/2019

Alli Warren and Feliz Lucia Molina: April 12, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Alli Warren and Feliz Lucia Molina, reading from their work, at The Green Arcade in San...

Date: 04/12/2019

Darius James and Val Jeanty: April 18, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Darius James and Val Jeanty in a first-ever collaboratiive "workshop performance" at...

Date: 04/18/19

Darius James and Val Jeanty: April 19, 2019

The Poetry Center presents novelist-writer Darius James, and Val Jeanty, Haitian electronica composer-percussionist, in...

Date: 04/19/2019

Darius James: April 21, 2019

The Poetry Center and City Lights Books co-present Darius James, reading and in conversation. James reads excerpts from...

Date: 04/21/2019

Tim Z. Hernandez, with Marguerite Muñoz and René Juarez-Vazquez: May 9, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Tim Z. Hernandez, reading and in conversation with Marguerite Muñoz and René...

Date: 05/09/2019

Tim Z. Hernandez, Marguerite Muñoz, and René Juarez-Vazquez: May 9, 2019

The Poetry Center, in collaboration with Voz Sin Tinta, presents Tim Z. Hernandez, Marguerite Muñoz, and...

Date: 05/09/2019

Fay Victor and Myra Melford, Workshop Performance: October 3, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Fay Victor and Myra Melford, with a workshop performance and conversation. The two artists,...

Date: 2019-10-03

Fay Victor and Myra Melford: October 3, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Fay Victor and Myra Melford in performance at the Center for New Music, downtown San...

Date: 2019-10-03

Caren Beilin and Amy Berkowitz: October 17, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Amy Berkowitz and Caren Beilin, reading and in conversation. Berkowitz reads from her...

Date: 2019-10-17

Amy Berkowitz and Caren Beilin: October 18, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Amy Berkowitz and Caren Beilin, reading at E.M. Wolfman Bookstore in Oakland, CA. Jacob Kahn...

Date: 2019-10-18

Vanessa Angélica Villarreal and Raquel Salas Rivera: November 21, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Vanessa Angélica Villarreal and Raquel Salas Rivera, reading and in conversation....

Date: 2019-11-21

Raquel Salas Rivera and Vanessa Angélica Villarreal: November 22, 2019

The Poetry Center presents Raquel Salas Rivera and Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, at Moe’s Books in Berkeley....

Date: 2019-11-22