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Save the Date

Give yourself something to look forward to

With so much to going on around the Valley, it's never too early to start planning. Mark your calendar and save the date for future literary events

To find literary events coming up over the next several months, keep reading.

Looking for something more short-term? Find upcoming events around the Valley today! 

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Date: Monday, April 26, 2021 - 6:30pm
Location: Zoom
Type: Workshop
In this workshop we'll talk about the different ways we remember according to our senses and read poems from Shane McCrae, Danielle Pafunda, and Adrienne Su that play with memory as a sometimes problematic road to the truth. At the end of the workshop, participants will have new drafts for poems, ideas for future work, and tips for revision grounded in both memory and truth.

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 7:00pm
Location: Zoom
Type: Salon

Spirited Conversation. Literary Culture. Usually every 1st Thursday at Valley Bar; currently online due to COVID-19. 


Date: Monday, May 24, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location: Zoom
Type: Workshop
In this workshop, we’ll look at the ways that we can use them as tools in our writing practice to foster inspiration, flow, and a safe place within us for any challenging emotions that might arise, in addition to how exploring writing itself as meditation. With a discussion on mindfulness, a guided meditation, and writing exercise, this workshop is open to all.

Date: Monday, June 28, 2021 - 6:00pm
Location: Zoom
Type: Workshop
Where controlling structures aim to tame, punish, and discipline, care listens. Rather than systems of control, we need systems of care. In this workshop, we’ll read poems by Rick Barot and Chen Chen to consider the forms that control and care take in our own lives.