In the Maurice del Mue Gallerie
Celebrate National Poetry Month at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center!
April Poetry & Photography Events
San Geronimo Valley Community Center
6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Geronimo, CA (415) 488-8888
Exhibition: April 2 – April 30: “The Borrowed World: Landscapes in Poems and Photographs,” by poet Barbara Swift Brauer and photographer Laurence Brauer in the Maurice del Mue Galleries in the Center’s West and Valley rooms.
Artists Reception & Poetry Reading
April 14, 4:00-7:00 pm (Reading at 5:00 pm)
A reading of poems from the exhibition as well as Barbara’s just-released collection, Rain, Like a Thief. Barbara is the author of At Ease in the Borrowed World, poetry, and co-author with portrait artist Jackie Kirk of the nonfiction Witness: The Artist’s Vision in “The Face of Aids.”
Laurence Brauer is the author of A Summer in the High Sierra (Half Meadow Press, 2011), an illustrated journal of his extended solo trip in the Sierra Nevada. Find more at laurencebrauer.com.
Poetry Reading & Open Mic: Gerald Fleming & Cathryn Shea
Friday, April 12, 7:00 pm
Long-time Lagunitas resident Gerald Fleming’s most recent books are One, an experiment in monosyllabic prose poems (Hanging Loose Press, Brooklyn), The Choreographer, prose poems (Sixteen Rivers Press, San Francisco), and Night of Pure Breathing, prose poems (Hanging Loose Press). Between 1995-2000 he edited and published the literary magazine Barnabe Mountain Review, and later the epistolary magazine Forward to Velma.
Fairfax resident Cathryn Shea is the author of five chapbooks, including “Backpack Full of Leaves” (Cyberwit, 2019) and “Secrets Hidden in a Pear Tree” (dancing girl press, 2019). Her first full-length poetry book is forthcoming from Unsolicited Press. Cathryn’s poetry has been nominated for Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net and appears in Typehouse, Tar River Poetry, Gargoyle, Permafrost, Rust + Moth, Tinderbox, and elsewhere.
Poetry Reading & Open Mic: Erin Rodini & Doreen Stock
Sunday, April 28, 4:00 pm
Erin Rodoni is the author of two poetry collections: Body, in Good Light (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2017) and A Landscape for Loss (NFSPS Press, 2017). Her honors include the Montreal International Poetry Prize and a Ninth Letter Literary Award, among others. Born and raised in Point Reyes Station, Erin currently lives with her husband and two young daughters in San Rafael.
Fairfax poet and memoir practitioner Doreen Stock anticipates the arrival of her newest title, My Name is Y, an anti-nuclear demonstrator’s memoir. Other works include: Three Tales from the Archives of Love, historical fiction, Talking with Marcelo (interview of Argentine Journalist Marcelo Holot), In Place of Me, poems, edited and introduced by Jack Hirschman, and The Politics of Splendor, poems and translations. Doreen is a founding member of The Marin Poetry Center.