Book Launch! 50th Anniversary Poetry Anthology

Why To These Rocks: 50 Years of Poetry from the Community of Writers


Virtual event on Zoom. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link upon registration.


The Community of Writers, the Marin Poetry Center and the Mill Valley Public Library invite you to a virtual book launch for Heyday Books’ release of Why to These Rocks: 50 Years of Poetry from the Community of Writers. The evening will celebrate fifty years of poetry written during the Poetry Workshop in the High Sierra.

Join Cornelius EadyBrenda HillmanEvie Shockley (via recording) along with Pulitzer Prize winners Forrest GanderRobert Hass, Sharon Olds, and Gregory Pardlo, and others to celebrate the publication of this extraordinary anthology, as they read and discuss poems first written during the Community of Writers’ Poetry Workshop.

Hosted by editor Lisa Alvarez;  evening emcee, Meryl Natchez; opening music by Cornelius Eady and his CE Trio.

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Major support for this project has been provided by Ken Haas; the California Center for the Book, a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the US Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian; and the alums and friends of the Poetry Workshop of the Community of Writers. Thank you!

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