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Poem a Day
The original daily poetry series publishing new work by contemporary poets every day this month!
Poetry and the Creative Mind Gala
Each year during National Poetry Month in April, the Academy of American Poets presents a signature celebration of poetry's important place in our culture and its impact on the lives of readers.
On April 28, 2022, the 19th annual Poetry & the Creative Mind will be exclusively presented online at 7:30 p.m. EDT, making it available to poetry readers and lovers everywhere.
Bay Area Events
Grace Notes: Poetry at Grace Cathedral
FRIDAY APRIL 1ST, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Litquake's first event of the year celebrates the start of National Poetry Month. Join five Bay Area authors as they exercise their divine right to poetic performance in the stunning halls of San Francisco's historic Grace Cathedral. Featuring words from Jesús Castillo, MK Chavez, Randall Mann, and Maw Shein Win. Curated and hosted by D.A. Powell. FREE, $10-15 suggested donation (pre-registration required)
Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Finals
FRIDAY APRIL 8TH, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Presented in Association with city Arts & Lectures, Come experience some of the most brilliant young writers, performers, and storytellers in the Bay as they present their final competing poems. These poets have gone two rounds and have now made it to the Teen Poetry Slam Finals at the Sydney Goldstein Theater on Friday, April 8th! More information at http://www.youthspeaks.com
Museum of the African Diaspora: Open Mic Night
APRIL 21ST, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
A virtual event, featuring PORSCHE VEU aka The Poetic Activist is an unapologetic author, motivational speaker, facilitator and artist from Oakland, CA.
Bay Area Resources
The Beat Museum
A museum located in San Francisco, dedicated to a history of the Beat movement, located at the epicenter of the 1950s movement in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood.
Jack London State Park
California State Park dedicated to Jack London, an American writer, poet, and journalist most famous for his fiction set in Alaska and the Yukon territory.