In Common Writers Series 2018–20, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund

The Poetry Center is happy to announce that, thanks once again to a generous grant from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, our In Common Writers Series will continue for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. We'll present six new double-programs throughout the year, which follow on six double-programs presented during 2018–19. The series features a range of remarkable guest artists from across the US, paired in performance and conversation with—for the most part—local area artists with whom they share strong affinities.

We're doing focused outreach to students and faculty in SF State's College of Ethnic Studies, as well as other areas of study across the university, to bring in new audiences. Each featured artist appears at The Poetry Center, presenting new work and in conversation alongside their paired guest artist. Then, moving off-campus, both writers present their new work at one of the Bay Area's local bookstores or non-profit arts organizations. We want to recognize in particular Bay Area bookstores as crucial cultural centers and among the most long-lived and durable cultural sites in this aggresively gentrified region. For the In Common Writers Series we'll also be collaborating with equally vital local non-profit arts organizations.

Details for each new program below, with links to streaming video and downloadable audio for earlier programs in the series. All In Common Writers Series programs are free and open to the public.

Coming events:

In Common Writers Series
Jennifer Bartlett and Denise Leto
reading and in conversation

Thursday February 20
7:00 pm @ The Poetry Center
Humanities 512, San Francisco State University
free and open to the public
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In Common Writers Series
Denise Leto and Jennifer Bartlett
reading from their work

Friday February 21
7:00 pm @ The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street (at Gough), San Francisco
free and open to the public
supported by The Walter & Elise Haas Fund

In Common Writers Series
Prageeta Sharma and Dodie Bellamy
reading and in conversation

Thursday March 12
7:00 pm @ The Poetry Center
Humanities 512, San Francisco State University
free and open to the public
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In Common Writers Series
Dodie Bellamy and Prageeta Sharma
reading and in conversation

Friday March 13
7:00 pm @ Artists’ Television Access
992 Valencia Street (at 21st), San Francisco
free and open to the public
supported by The Walter & Elise Haas Fund
 

In Common Writers Series
John Yau and Andrew Joron
reading and in conversation
Thursday May 7
7:00 pm @ The Poetry Center
free and open to the public

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In Common Writers Series
John Yau and Claudia La Rocco

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supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund

EARLIER PROGRAMS
Open access streaming video and downloadable audio available for earlier In Common Writers Series programs:

VIDEO + AUDIO In Common Writers Series: Raquel Salas Rivera and Vanessa Angélica Villareal, reading at Moe’s Books, Berkeley
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VIDEO + AUDIO In Common Writers Series: Vanessa Angélica Villareal and Raquel Salas Rivera, reading and in conversation

VIDEO + AUDIO In Common Writers Series: Amy Berkowitz and Caren Beilin, reading at E. M. Wolfman Bookstore, Oakland
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VIDEO + AUDIO In Common Writers Series: Caren Beilin and Amy Berkowitz, reading and in conversation

VIDEO + AUDIO In Common Writers Series: Fay Victor and Myra Melford, in performance at Center for New Music

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VIDEO + AUDIO In Common Writers Series: Fay Victor and Myra Melford, workshop performance and conversation
 

VIDEO + AUDIO In Common Writers Series: Tim Z. Hernandez, Marguerite Muñoz, and René Juarez-Vazquez, reading at Voz Sin Tinta
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VIDEO + AUDIO In Common Writers Series: Tim Z. Hernandez, reading and in conversation with Marguerite Muñoz and René Juarez-Vazquez

 

AUDIO In Common Writers Series: Darius James, solo reading from Negrophobia at City Lights Books
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VIDEO + AUDIO West Coast Premier: Darius James and Val Jeanty, in performance at The Lab

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VIDEO + AUDIO In Common Writers Series: Darius James and Val Jeanty, workshop performance and conversation

 

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

 

VIDEO + AUDIO In Common Writers Series: Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle and Maryam Ivette Parhizkar, reading at University Press Books
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VIDEO + AUDIO In Common Writers Series: Maryam Ivette Parhizkar, reading and in conversation with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

 

VIDEO + AUDIO In Common Writers Series: Jasmine Gibson and Juliana Spahr, reading from their work
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VIDEO + AUDIO In Common Writers Series: Jasmine Gibson, reading and in conversation with Juliana Spahr

 

VIDEO + AUDIO In Common Writers Series: Janice Lee and Brenda Iijima, reading at Alley Cat Books
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VIDEO + AUDIO In Common Writers Series: Janice Lee, reading and in conversation with Brenda Iijima

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