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Saturday, April 22 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Poetry Salon

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Join us for an afternoon centered on the power of poetry and its place in the world. Our annual Salon is a chance for 4-5 poets to sit down together to discuss their craft—how they came to it, how they sustain it, and what gifts it can bring to those they share it with. Each poet brings a unique perspective and vast experience to the table, and every year we are stunned at the magic that takes place within these conversations. This year’s Salon includes poets with award-winning debut collections alongside seasoned veterans with several collections and double the accolades. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the most talented contemporary poets from our region and beyond!

To attend this event, you must purchase a Book Fair & Events Pass which covers entry into our two-day Book Fair and all 17 events taking place at the Montvale Event Center. Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 20th at 8am.

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Derek Sheffield

Derek Sheffield’s collection, Not for Luck, was selected by Mark Doty for the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize. His other books include Through the Second Skin, Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy, and Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry. He... Read More →
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Gabrielle Bates

Gabrielle Bates is the author of the poetry collection Judas Goat (Tin House, 2023). Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, Ploughshares, APR, and Best American Experimental Writing, among other journals and anthologies. Originally from... Read More →
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Farnaz Fatemi

Farnaz Fatemi is an Iranian American writer and editor in Santa Cruz, CA. She is a founding member of The Hive Poetry Collective, which presents a weekly radio show and podcast in Santa Cruz County and hosts readings and poetry-related events, and was recently named Santa Cruz County... Read More →
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CMarie Fuhrman

CMarie Fuhrman is an author and poet whose work is rooted in the landscape of the West. She is the author of the collection of poems, Camped Beneath the Dam, and co-editor of two significant anthologies, Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, and Poetry and Native Voices: Indigenous... Read More →
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Gary Copeland Lilley

Gary Copeland Lilley is the author of seven books of poetry, the most recent being The Bushman's Medicine Show from Lost Horse Press (2017). He is originally from North Carolina and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. He has received the Washington DC Commission on the Arts Fellowship... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2023 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Montvale Event Center: Ella's Theater 1019 W 1st Ave