VIDEO + AUDIO In Common Writers Series: Feliz Lucia Molina and Alli Warren, reading at The Green Arcade

Friday, April 12 - 7:00 pm PS to 9:00 pm PST
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market Street (at Gough), San Francisco
Feliz Lucia Molina and Alli Warren
let the tongue slip
from its moorings
what's that song?
love lift us up where we belong
I ate the pill
and the pill was real"
Alli Warren, from "I Want to Thank the Wind Blows"
The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series continues in April with a double program featuring Feliz Lucia Molina, here from Chicago, along with the Bay Area's Alli Warren. Friday April 12, they each read their own work at The Green Arcade in San Francisco. The prior night, Thursday April 11, Feliz read then joined Alli and the audience in conversation, at The Poetry Center. Supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, both events are free and open to the public.
Alli Warren is the author of I Love It Though (Nightboat), which was nominated for the California Book Award. Other recent publications include Little Hill (The Elephants), Moveable C (Push Press), Don’t Go Home With Your Heart On (Faux Press), and Here Come the Warm Jets (City Lights), which was nominated for the California Book Award and won the Poetry Center Book Award. Her writing has been published in many venues, including Harpers, Poetry, Jacket, The Brooklyn Rail, and Feminist Formations. Alli has lived and worked in the Bay Area since 2005.
Feliz Lucia Molina is the author of Undercastle (Magic Helicopter Press), a co-author, with Ben Segal and Brett Zehner, of The Wes Letters (Outpost19), and the chapbook Crystal Marys (Scary Topiary Press). Roulette is forthcoming from Make Now Books. Born and raised in a Filipino diaspora in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, she is a master's candidate in clinical social work at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. After having trained as a clinical case worker for a housing program in 2017-2018, she is presently training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at a community mental health center in Chicago. Molina holds a BA in Writing & Literature and minor in Religious Studies from Naropa University, MFA in Literary Arts (Poetry) from Brown University, and is a PhD (ABD) candidate at European Graduate School. A recipient of poetry fellowships from Kundiman and The MacDowell Colony, she taught poetry at Brown University, Cal State San Marcos, and UC San Diego. She can be found at
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In Common Writers Series
Thursday APRIL 11
7:00 pm @ The Poetry Center
Humanities 512, SF State, San Francisco
free and open to the public
supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund


In Common Writers Series Thanks to a generous grant from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, The Poetry Center will present six double-programs (twelve events in all) during 2018–19, featuring a series of remarkable writers from across the US, paired in conversation and performance with, for the most, local area writers with whom they share strong affinities. Each featured guest writer appears at The Poetry Center—we're doing outreach in particular to students and faculty in SF State's College of Ethnic Studies—reading and in conversation with their paired guest writer and the audience. Then, moving off-campus, both writers read their work at one of the Bay Area's local bookstores. We want to recognize our bookstores as crucial cultural centers and, paradoxically maybe, among the most long-lived and durable cultural sites in this violently gentrified region. Details on our six 2018-19 programs and featured artists here.

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