First BAPM event of 2017: Saturday, June 17

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Join us on
Saturday, June 11,
to hear a fantastic assembly of poets,
this time from guest-curator  Tongo Eisen-Martin:

READERS:  A’aron Heard  David Lau  *  Tanea Lunsford
Andrea Murphy  *  Indiana Pehlivanova  *  Ash Phillips
Anna Rodas  *  Mathew Siegel  *  SB Stokes  *  Rene Vaz

Doors open at 6:30pm.
Reading begins at 7:00pm *sharp*

Alley Cat Books
3036 24th Street (between Harrison & Treat)
San Francisco

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2016 One Hundred Thousand Poets For Change / Bay Area Poetry Marathon event: September 24

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Saturday, September 24 is 2016’s global
100  THOUSAND  POETS  FOR  CHANGE  DAY

Come to the Bay Area Poetry Marathon’s 100TPC event,
and join other poets, musicians, artists, dancers, photographers, & performing artists,
around the USA & across the planet,

in a demonstration & celebration of poetry
to promote serious social, environmental, & political change.

This year’s event, curated by
BAPM series curator Donna de la Perrière, includes:

Xochiquetzal Candelaria  *  Aja Couchois Duncan
Edward Foster  *  Tonya Foster  *  Kit Schluter
Alicia Franco  *  Arisa White  *  Al Young

Doors open at 6:30pm.
Reading begins at 7:00pm *sharp*

Alley Cat Books
3036 24th Street (between Harrison & Treat)
San Francisco

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Second BAPM event of 2016: Saturday, July 23

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Join us on
Saturday, July 23,
to hear a fantastic assembly of poets,
this time from guest-curator Chloe Veylit:

READERS:  Brandon Brown  *  Kazumi Chin
Vanessa Flores  *  Nick Johnson  *  Joseph Lease
Michelle Lin  *  Carrie Murphy  *  Denise Newman

Doors open at 6pm.
Reading begins at 6:30pm *sharp*

Alley Cat Books
3036 24th Street (between Harrison & Treat)
San Francisco

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First BAPM event of 2016: Saturday, June 11

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Join us on
Saturday, June 11,
to hear a fantastic assembly of poets,
this time from guest-curator Julian Talamantez Brolaski:

READERS:  Sirama Bajo  *  Tongo Eisen-Martin
Evan Kennedy  *  Erica Lewis  *  Laura Moriarty
Max Wolf Valerio  *  Ronaldo Wilson

Doors open at 6pm.
Reading begins at 6:30pm *sharp*

Alley Cat Books
3036 24th Street (between Harrison & Treat)
San Francisco

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2016 Guest Curators

In 2012 we began an exciting BAPM tradition:
guest curators for the June & July events.

And this summer we have two more superb poets on board:

Julian Talamantez Brolaski  &  Chloe Veylit

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Julian will curate the June 11 reading, & Chloe will curate the July 23 reading.  I’m so looking forward to hearing the new voices they’ll bring to the series this summer!

I’m also delighted to announce that BAPM has found a new home this summer at the wonderful Alley Cat Books gallery space in the heart of the Mission.
( Big thanks to Simon Crafts and all the good folks there. )

All of this year’s BAPM events will be held there, including September’s 100 Thousand Poets For Change event, which I’ll curate as usual.

Please join Julian, Chloe, & me for this year’s exciting run.

* Donna de la Perrière, BAPM Founder & Curator *

2015 One Hundred Thousand Poets For Change / Bay Area Poetry Marathon event: September 26

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Saturday, September 26 is 2015’s global
100  THOUSAND  POETS  FOR  CHANGE  DAY

Come to the Bay Area Poetry Marathon’s 100TPC event,
and join other poets, musicians, artists, dancers, photographers, & performing artists,
around the USA & across the planet,
in a demonstration & celebration of poetry
to promote serious social, environmental, & political change.

This year’s event, curated by
BAPM series curator Donna de la Perrière, includes:

Julian Talamantez Brolaski  *  Lisa Cattrone
MK Chavez  * 
Steffi Drewes  *  Rachelle Linda Escamilla
Daphne Gottlieb  *  Erika Staiti  *  Elizabeth Treadwell

Doors open at 7pm.
Reading begins at 7:30pm *sharp*

Alley Cat Books
3036 24th Street (between Harrison & Treat)
San Francisco

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Second BAPM event of 2015: Saturday, August 8

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Join us during this final month of summer
on Saturday, August 8
to hear a fantastic assembly of poets,
this time from guest-curator Zoe Tuck:

 Elana Chavez  *  Madison Davis  *  Rob Halpern
Geraldine Kim  *  Tessa Micaela  *  Monica Mody
Maisha Quint  *  Cosmo Spinosa

Doors open at 7pm
Reading begins at 7:30pm *sharp*

Artists’ Television Access
992 Valencia (in the Mission)
San Francisco

Directions here
More info here

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