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December 31, 2020, 11:30am to 12:30pm PST

Noon Year’s Eve Zoom at the Daly City Senior Center

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December 24, 2020 to January 1, 2021, 6pm PST

Westlake School for the Performing Arts’ virtual rendition of The Nutcracker.
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December 17, 2020, 6pm PST

EAT, DRINK & SPEAK POETRY IN SAN MATEO COUNTY!
A Holiday Poetry Reading and Community Virtual Gathering presented by San Mateo County Libraries, hosted by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto. Featuring poetry by San Mateo County Poets Laureate Emerita Caroline Goodwin and Lisa Rosenberg, San Mateo County Commissioner Virginia Chang Kiraly, local poets Megan Brown, Joe Cottonwood, Hilary King, Phyllis Klein, Monica Korde, Hilary Cruz Mejia, Diane Moomey, Carol Park, Tony Press, and David Ruettiger.

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***the program will be recorded for a special showing at skilled nursing facilities in the county. For zoom details or more info, please email smcpoetlaureate at smcl dot org. A recording will be available in the SMCL YouTube Channel.


December 16, 2020, 7pm EST
Reading at Moonstone Arts Center Philadelphia

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December 14, 2020, 11am PST/2pm EST/7pm GMT/11pm GST
Month of Overseas Filipinos: Mga Tula Para Sa Manggagawa

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Opening Remarks by The Honorable Henry S. Bensurto, Jr., Consul General of the Philippines in San Francisco

Featured readers: Romalyn Ante (London, UK), Troy Cabida (London, UK), Prof. Eugene Gloria (Indiana, USA), Danabelle Gutierrez (Abu Dhabi, UAE), & Dr. Luisa A. Igloria, Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia

YouTube link


December 11, 2020, 9am-9:50am / 10am-10:50am / 11am-11:50am
Poetry Workshop with HMB High School students
via Zoom


December 10, 2020, 6pm
California Fire & Water virtual reading, hosted by the San Francisco Public Library and SF Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, curated by Molly Fisk
via Zoom/YouTube


December 9, 2020, 5pm-6pm

Youth Poetry Workshop via Zoom

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For next week’s youth poetry workshop, we’ll try our hand at writing an inaugural poem.

We hope this will encourage students to submit their work to the Academy of American Poets’ 2021 Inaugural Poem Contest.

*All youth in San Mateo County are invited to join this free workshop on 12/9 at 5pm, hosted by the Daly City Public Library Associates (DCPLA) and facilitated by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto. To sign up, please email info@dcpla.org. 


December 2 & 9, 2020, 5pm-6pm

Youth Poetry Workshop via Zoom

Daly City Public Library Associates (DCPLA) is proud to announce the launch of the Daly City Youth Poet Laureate program. In partnership with the National Youth Poet Laureate Program, Urban Word, and Daly City Public Library, the program celebrates teen poets who live or attend school in Daly City and exhibit a commitment to artistic excellence, civic engagement, leadership, and social justice. There will be an optional 2-day workshop hosted by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto.

Register for the workshop by emailing info@dcpla.org by Dec. 1st.

Special guest on December 2nd is Siara Edmond.

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November 20, 2020, 7pm

Wall + Response: Heather Bourbeau, Aileen Cassinetto, Tongo Eisen-Martin & Chris Stroffolino 

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Booksmith and The Bindery are proud to host a four-event series presented by Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) called Wall + Response, featuring sixteen Bay Area poets responding to the social/ political/ racial/ justice narratives of four murals on Clarion Alley.

Curated by CAMP artist and organizer Megan Wilson (wall) and poet Maw Shein Win (response), the first event in the series features Heather Bourbeau, Aileen Cassinetto, Tongo Eisen-Martin and Chris Stroffolino responding to the mural Justice for Luís D. Góngora Pat by Marina Perez-Wong and Elaine Chu, working with Justice4Luis.

Justice For Luís D. Góngora Pat (2018) is a memorial to Luís Demetrio Góngora Pat, a 46-year-old man – a father, husband, son, brother, and friend to many – from the Mayan village of Teabo, in the Mexican province of Yucatán. Góngora Pat was killed by two San Francisco police officers in an act of police brutality on April 7, 2016 at the encampment he was living on Shotwell Street following an eviction. Perez-Wong and Chu presented the mural to Luís’ family and their supporters in an emotional ceremony on the two-year anniversary of his death. The Justice4Luís campaign has continued its work towards justice and restoration in the name of Luis Góngora Pat through their advocacy and organizing efforts.

This virtual event is free and all ages, but RSVP is required.

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The Bindery & Booksmith (Register here.)


November 20, 2020, 4pm-5:30pm

Transgender Day of Remembrance
with Poetry by Dena Rod & Gentle Ramirez
hosted by the San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission

YouTube Livestream:

Register here to join via zoom.


November 10, 2020, 4pm PT / 7pm ET

“Power to the Poets” celebrates!

POWER TO THE POETS November 10

Zoom (email write@aileencassinetto.com for link)


Friday, November 6, 2020, 4pm PT/6pm MT/7pm ET

Skyline College presents 2020: Re-enVISIONing Our Future Together featuring Dr. Luisa A. Igloria, Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia and Professor of English and Creative Writing at Old Dominion University, and Dr. Octavio Quintanilla, former Poet Laureate of San Antonio and Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Our Lady of the Lake University. The event will also feature the work of Skyline College students.

To register: tinyurl.com/PoetryCorner2020


Saturday, October 31, 2020, 2:30pm-3pm PT

Reading with Philadelphia artivist Elijah B Pringle III in support of the California Democratic Party’s GET OUT THE VOTE! Final Four Day: Phonebanking Call-A-Thon (multiple time slots), Oct 31 to Nov 3.

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Register here!


Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Guest speaker at SFSU


September/October 2020
Peninsula Virtual Bookfest

The Peninsula Virtual Bookfest brings together a diverse community of writers and book lovers, in a series of vital and inspiring readings and conversations during the months of September and October.

Curated by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto, the virtual bookfest will feature 60 authors, in collaboration with the Burlingame Public Library, the Daly City Public Library, the San Mateo County Libraries and the South San Francisco Public Library, and local booksellers.

PENINSULA VIRTUAL BOOKFEST 2020 SCHEDULE

Welcome Message from San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom and local librarians

September 2, 1pm PT
Burlingame Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring NPR’s Malaka Gharib, Sari-Sari Storybooks’ founder Christina Newhard & NYT bestselling YA author Erin Entrada Kelly. Webinar/FB Live. (Fiction, Middle School/YA)

September 3, 5pm PT
Poetry & Home in Diaspora featuring Kai Coggin, Lee Herrick, Antonio Lopez & Persis Karim. SMCL Youtube Channel. (Poetry/Nonfiction)

September 7, 5pm PT
San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest featuring Irenosen Okojie, London-based author & winner of the 2020 AKO Caine Prize for African Writing, Murzban Shroff, Mumbai-based & recipient of the John Gilgun Fiction Award, and Ricco Siasoco, San Francisco-based author & National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow. Facebook Watch Party. (Fiction)

September 10, 6pm PT
Burlingame Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Thea Matthews with MK Chavez, Natasha Dennerstein & Tongo Eisen-Martin. Webinar/FB Live. (Poetry)

September 16, 6pm PT
Daly City Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Veronica Montes with Alan Chazaro, Elsa Valmidiano & Ricco Siasoco. Webinar/FB Live. (Fiction)

September 17, 6pm PT
Daly City Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Barbara Jane Reyes with Arlene Biala, Marianne Chan, Janice Lobo Sapigao & Jean Vengua. Webinar/FB Live. (Poetry)

September 20, 2020
“The Makers’ Call to Action” featuring Kai Coggin, Samuel Getachew, Tureeda Mikell, Dena Rod and Michael Simms.

September 21, 2:30pm PT
Burlingame Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Ellen Bass, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Danusha Lameris, hosted by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Emerita Lisa Rosenberg. Webinar/FB Live. (Poetry)

September 21, 6pm PT
San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest featuring Johanna Ely, Joel Katz, Phyllis Klein, Ron Riekki, Jacki Rigoni, Kim Shuck, Tanuja Wakefield & July Westhale. Hosted by San Mateo County Inaugural Poet Laureate Caroline Goodwin. Zoom/SMCL YouTube Channel. (Poetry)

September 22, 6pm PT
Daly City Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Janet Stickmon with Michelle Bautista, Herna Cruz-Louie & Melinda Luisa de Jesus. Webinar/FB Live. (Nonfiction)

September 24, 6pm PT
Daly City Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring Maw Shein Win with Jennifer Hasegawa, Jenny Qi & Audrey T. Williams. Webinar/FB Live. (Poetry)

September 30, 6pm PT
San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest featuring Carole Bumpus, Mignon Bravo Dutt, Joan Gelfand, Audrey Kalman & Geri Spieler, with California Writers Club Immediate Past President Lisa Meltzer Penn. Zoom/SMCL Youtube Channel. (Fiction/Nonfiction)

October 3, 1pm PT
South San Francisco Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring children’s book authors Christina Newhard, Gayle Romasanta & Justine Villanueva, and illustrator Lynnor Bontigao. Webinar/FB Live. (Fiction/Nonfiction)

October 5, 5pm PT
San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest featuring Cody Tolmasoff. SMCL YouTube Channel. (Middle School/YA Fiction)

October 13, 3pm PT
San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest with devorah major, Jason Bayani & James Cagney. Zoom/SMCL Youtube Channel. (Poetry)

October 23, 2pm PT
South San Francisco Public Library presents a virtual bookfest featuring July Westhale, author of “Occasionally Accurate Science” and Nomadic Press’ J.K. Fowler. Webinar. (Poetry)

October 26, 5pm PT
San Mateo County Libraries presents a virtual bookfest featuring Francesca Bell, Barbara Berman, Joe Cottonwood, Peter N. Carroll, Ken Haas, Kathleen McClung, Connie Post, & Lee Rossi. Hosted by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Emerita Lisa Rosenberg. Facebook Watch Party/SMCL Youtube Channel. (Poetry)

October 28, 2020
“Speak Poetry” Open Mic

Please click here for the full schedule.


Saturday, October 11, 2020, 8:30am

Clarion Alley Mural Project filming with Megan Wilson, Maw Shein Win, Adriana Camarena, Luis Poot, Evan Karp, Mahima Kotian, Heather Bourbeau, Chris Stroffolino, Tongo Eisen-Martin.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020, 4pm

The New Genesis with Ambition the Poet

FB Live


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Poet Laureate Opening of the Board of Supervisors’ Meeting

Once each quarter, the Poet Laureate will open the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors’ Meeting with a poem.

via Zoom


Thursday, September 10, 7pm

Words for a Better Today: Antonio López for City Council of East Palo Alto, CA

FB Live/YouTube


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Poets & Writers Virtual Check-In for Bay Area Literary Presenters

via Zoom


Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 4pm-4:30pm Pacific

Book, Please! Women and the Vote

Join this casual discussion where we share what we are reading on the topic of voting rights and equality. In particular, we want to honor the contributions of women of color in the fight for the vote.

San Mateo County Libraries


Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 10:15am Pacific

R.I.S.E. 2020: Women’s Equality Day Celebration!

With poetry by SevanKelee Boult, Ina Cariño, Meera Dasgupta, Bethlehem Roberson (vocussionist), Kim Shuck, Tynea Smith & Angelique N. Zobitz, hosted by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto. Keynote from Congresswoman Jackie Speier.

This is a free event. Please register here to join the zoom meeting.

Or watch via Facebook Live.


August 8 & 9, 2020

THE 27th ANNUAL PISTAHAN
“Quarantine Kwentos: Pilipinx Poetry”


Thursday, July 30, 2020, 5pm Pacific

Power to the Poets: Vote for Change

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Via FB Live

Bethlehem and Sad Patrick
Harini Krishnan
John Wesley Shipp
Karen Bryant Shipp
James Cagney
Kai Coggin

Raymond Tyler
Tony Robles
Poetess April J. Armstrong
Timothy Proctor
Tynea Smith
Lydia Cook
Aquil Ali
Emunah The Poetess

POWER TO THE POETS is a live reading series curated by San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto. We’ll be broadcasting live on this event page. Video will appear as a post under the Discussion tab. The reading will be archived here.


Saturday July 18, 2020 5pm Pacific Time (US and Canada) / Sunday July 19, 2020 8am Philippine Time

In the Dictator’s Aftermath: Conversation and Book Launch for PAGPAG by Eileen R. Tabios

Via FB Live


Saturday, July 11 & 16, 2020, 2pm Pacific

Guest speaker at the Los Angeles Public Library High School Career Day Presentation

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 5pm Pacific/7pm Central/8pm Eastern

POWER TO THE POETS: UPROAR!

Via Facebook Live

Josiah Luis Alderete
April J. Armstrong
Bernard Collins
Meera Dasgupta
Shanelle Gabriel
Ambition the Poet Harper
Antonio Lopez
Shikha Malaviya
Tureeda Mikell
Albert Mills
Greer Nakadegawa-Lee
Elijah Pringle III
Octavio Quintanilla
Gentle Ramirez (They/Them)
Amos White

POWER TO THE POETS is a live reading series curated by Aileen Cassinetto. We’ll be broadcasting live on the event page. Video will appear as a post under the Discussion tab. The reading will be archived here.

Watch Power to the Poets: Poets of Color for Change.
Watch Power to the Poets: A Juneteenth Special.


Sunday, July 5, 2020, 5pm Pacific

5th of July Poetry in Protest curated Raymond Tyler

Via FB Live


Friday, July 3, 2020, 5pm Pacific

Black Love Poetry Series presents Aileen Cassinetto and Guy Stanford on the African-Asiatic Connection. Hosted by Aquil Ali and Tynea Smith aka Queen T. Blogtalkradio.com


Friday, June 19, 2020, 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern

POWER TO THE POETS: Juneteenth

Thank you to everyone who supported last week’s POWER TO THE POETS which featured Josiahluis Alderete, Ina Cariño, Bernard Collins, Melinda Luisa de Jesús, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Cole Larry Eubanks, AmbitionthePoet Harper, Venus Jones, Antonio López, Indigo Moor, Elijah B Pringle III, Tony Robles, Dena Rod, Glenis Redmond, Erika Clay Robinson & Raymond Tyler.

Due to the number of requests for an encore, we are proud to present


POWER TO THE POETS 2

Friday, June 19, 2020
5:00PM Pacific / 8:00PM Eastern
Facebook Live

Special guest:
Howard Wiley

Featured poets:

Vernon Keeve III (Oakland, CA)
devorah major (San Francisco, CA)
Elijah Pringle III (Philadelphia, PA) & Melinda Luisa de Jesús (Oakland, CA)
Kim Shuck (San Francisco, CA)
McTate Stroman II (San Jose, CA)
Raymond Tyler (Atlantic City, NJ)
Howard Wiley (San Francisco, CA)
Maw Shein Win (El Cerrito, CA)
Angelique N. Zobitz (West Lafayette, IN)


Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern

POWER TO THE POETS
Poets of Color for Change

Please join this historic gathering of poets of color from the East Coast & West Coast, organized by Aileen Cassinetto.

Featured readers:
Josiahluis Alderete (Oakland)
Ina Cariño (Raleigh)
Bernard Collins (Philadelphia)
Melinda Luisa de Jesús (Oakland)
Tongo Eisen-Martin (San Francisco)
Cole Larry Eubanks (Mays Landing)
AmbitionthePoet Harper (Sicklerville)
Venus Jones (San Jose)
Antonio López (East Palo Alto)
Thea Matthews (San Francisco)
Indigo Moor (Sacramento)
Elijah B Pringle III (Philadelphia)
Tony Robles (Hendersonville)
Dena Rod (Oakland)
Glenis Redmond (Greenville)
Erika Clay Robinson (Orange County)
Raymond Tyler (Atlantic City)

Via FB Live


Sunday, June 7, 2020, 5pm PDT

Our Voice: Part 3, The Struggle

Via Zoom/FB Live


Sunday, June 7, 2020, 1pm PDT

Reading with Tayve Neese and Michael Simms

Via Zoom/FB Live


Sunday, June 7, 2020, 9am PDT/12pm EDT

Rattlecast

Via Skype


Saturday, June 6, 2020, 3pm PDT

Pride & Poetry

San Mateo County Arts Commission presents “PRIDE & POETRY,” with readings by Dena Rod, Joe G. Mendoza & Jan Steckel, and music performances by Erinn Louise Washburn and members of our local West Bay Community Band, and Karen Bryant Shipp of the Oakhurst Choir in Georgia. This event will be hosted by Aileen Cassinetto & JP Mangalindan.

Via Facebook Live


Friday, June 5, 2020, 5pm PDT

The Arts & Music Think Tank presents First Fridays with Raymond Tyler

Via Zoom/FB Live


Thursday, June 4, 2020

Conversation with Philadelphia Poet Laureate Trapeta Mayson

via YouTube


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Opening of the San Mateo County Arts Commission Meeting

Via Zoom


Friday, May 29, 2020, 7pm

Pop-up Poetry Protest

Via Zoom


Thursday, May 28, 2020, 6pm

“Poetry & Home in the Diaspora,” Reading & Conversation with Kai Coggin, Lee Herrick, Persis Karim & Antonio López

“If home in diaspora is about belonging, how do we shape this home?”

Please join us on Thursday, May 28, at 6pm PDT via Facebook Live for a reading and conversation on the theme, “Poetry & Home in Diaspora.”

Via Facebook Live


Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 6pm

La Honda Lit Night hosted by Terry Adams, Joe Cottonwood & Peter Chupity with the La Honda Fire Brigade

Via Zoom


Monday, May 25, 2020, 9am Pacific

Reading of “Love in the Time of COVID-19: A Community Poem for Healthcare Workers and Other Frontliners, from San Mateo County,” on Decoration Day/Memorial Day, at the Mystic Seaport Museum, Connecticut

Via FB Live


Saturday, May 23, 2020, 3pm

Eastwind celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
with Jason Bayani, Aileen Cassinetto and Maw Shein Win

Register here!

To purchase works by the poets, visit http://www.asiabookcenter.com


Saturday, May 16, 2020, 1:30pm PDT

A Feast of Filipino American Poets

Featuring Luisa Igloria, Melinda Luisa de Jesus, Tony Robles and Vince Gotera.

Mango with a twist and more than adobo, four award-winning Filipino American poets will be reading poems on Filipino food via Facebook Live! This Saturday, May 16 at 1:30pm PDT / 4:30pm EDT.

Via FB Live/Zoom


Friday, May 15, 2020, 7pm

Poetry with Portola Valley students

Via Zoom


Saturday, May 9, 2020, 4pm EDT (CANCELLED)

Poetry with Tayve Neese, Aileen Cassinetto & Michael Simms


Friday, May 7, 2020, 6pm

HOME COULD BE HERE: AN ART, POETRY & MUSIC COMPETITION

Join the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County and San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto for an evening of song, art and poetry. The finalists from each category will present their work, and the grand prize winners will be announced by San Mateo County Board of Supervisors President Warren Slocum.

*This virtual event is free to attend. Please register here. (You will receive the Zoom details upon registration. Individuals who register are automatically giving permission for their likeness to be shared and recorded.)

With thanks to Facebook and other donors for sponsoring the Housing Leadership Council’s Affordable Housing Month Events.

Via Zoom


Saturday, May 2, 2020, 2pm

Reading with the San Francisco Bay Area Poets Laureate

Via Zoom


Friday, May 1, 2020, 7:15pm

#BreaktheStigma
Join our Mental Health Open Mic, organized by Menlo Park Library
***This is a FREE event but registration is required. Please register here.

Whether in poetry, spoken word, or music, let’s bring our voices together to break the silence surrounding suicide and mental illness. Share your own words, or listen to others. We’ll also be joined by trauma specialists from StarVista. For more information, please visit the library website.

Via Zoom


April-May 2020

Poets Laureate Reading for Hope

Poets Laureate Reading for Hope is a project brought to you by our local Poets Laureate and San Mateo County Libraries. The Poets Laureate are video recording themselves reading “poems of hope” while we shelter in place, both their own and those from the community.


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Poetry Class with Half Moon Bay High School Students

Via Zoom


Monday, April 27, 2020

Poetry Class with Portola Valley elementary school students

Via Zoom


Sunday, April 26, 2020, 4pm EST

Poetry Reading

Aileen Cassinetto, Tayve Neese and Michael Simms will host a Facebook Live event featuring Ivy Alvarez, Madeleine Barnes, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Chard deNiord, Joe Osterhaus & Christopher X. Shade

Via Zoom


Friday, April 24, 2020, 12pm

Skyline College’s Human Library April 2020 Edition: Sharing Stories in Real Time

Please join us for ~20-30 minute courageous conversations with one (or more!) of our books who joined us to share their unique and personal stories.

Via Zoom


Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 9am

San Mateo County Poet Laureate Opening of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Meeting

San Mateo County Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto will present the community poem, “Love in the Time of COVID-19: A Community Poem for Healthcare Workers and Other Frontliners, from San Mateo County” to the Board of Supervisors as part of the county’s National Poetry Month observance and in honor of all frontliners

Via Zoom


Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 7pm (CANCELLED)

California Fire & Water: A Climate Crisis Anthology (ed. Molly Fisk)

A Poetry & Dance event hosted by Claudia Monpere

Santa Clara University
The Music Recital Hall
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053


Monday, April 16, 2020

New Orleans Poetry Festival (Co)Video

Online


Thursday, April 9, 2020, 6:30pm

Coastside Poetry Open Mic

Via Zoom


Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Genoa International Poetry Festival’s Poetry in sDreaming

Online


Friday, April 3, 2020, 6:45pm (CANCELLED)

California Fire & Water: A Climate Crisis Anthology (ed. Molly Fisk)

A Reading hosted by Caroline Goodwin, Lisa Rosenberg & Aileen Cassinetto

CuriOdyssey
1651 Coyote Point Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94401


Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Poets on Sheltering curated by Aileen Cassinetto

Online


Saturday, March 14, 2020, 3pm (CANCELLED)

Eastwind Books of Berkeley Celebrates Women’s History Month with Asian American Poets Laureate Maw Shein Win & Aileen Cassinetto

Eastwind Books of Berkeley
2066 University Avenue, Berkeley


Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10am (CANCELLED)

AWP20 Poets Laureate Gathering hosted by the Academy of American Poets

Henry B. González Convention Center
Cantilever Room (Room 220)
900 E. Market Street, San Antonio, Texas


Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 12pm (Reading & Reception)

Winners of Filoli’s First Winter Haiku Competition will read their winning poems at a ceremony at Noon on March 1, 2020.

Awards: Filoli Household Plus Membership and Gift Basket of hand-crafted Filoli products for first place, Filoli Individual Plus Membership for second place and a Filoli Household Membership for our under 18 winner.

Rights: Poems submitted will be used by Filoli for promotional materials, the winning poems will be displayed in the Visitor and Education Center, and the winning poems will be published on our social media and marketing channels.

Filoli
86 Cañada Road
Woodside, CA 94062

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12pm (submission deadline)

POETRY AT FILOLI

The winter season at Filoli is one of beauty and reflection. Submit a haiku inspired by Filoli’s winter garden to our Haiku Poetry Competition by 2/15/2020.

Deadline: Entries should be submitted by February 15, 2020, 12:00 pm. The finalists will be announced on February 19 and invited to the event on March 1, where the winners will be announced.

Eligibility: The awards are open to the public. You may submit up to three original haikus that have not been previously published. Haikus must be in the 5-7-5 format and be inspired by Filoli’s winter garden.

Submissions: Entries can be submitted in person at the Filoli Visitor Center, via mail, or online. You may submit up to three haikus. If submitting in person, please place your haiku and contact details in a sealed envelope and put in the marked box at the Visitor Center.


Saturday, February 8, 2020, 11am to 3pm

Human Library Event

You’re invited to check out a living, breathing book on February 8 at the Portola Valley Library Community Hall. On that day the library will be hosting a Human Library, where the “books” are people with diverse experiences and stories to share with you, the readers.

Portola Valley Library – Community Hall
765 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA


Friday, February 7, 2020, 7pm

2nd Annual San Mateo County Poetry Out Loud Competition

Youth from several San Mateo County high schools perform for advancement to the state level in this nationwide competition. The evening features student and mentor performances, judging, and a reception with refreshments. Mentors and judges include former and current San Mateo County Poets Laureate Caroline Goodwin, Lisa Rosenberg, & Aileen Cassinetto, and East Palo Alto Poet Laureate Kalamu Chache.

Foster City Recreation Center, Mist Room
650 Shell Boulevard Foster City, CA, 94404


Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7pm

Poetry Center San José‘s Well-RED series presents Aileen Cassinetto and Pushpa MacFarlane

Open mic will follow the performance.

Works/San José
365 South Market Street
in downtown San José


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Poet Laureate Opening of the Reorganization of the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County

Hall of Justice
400 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063