Poetry and Prose

Starting in February 2019, Calliope is hosting monthly formal poetry readings, and also regular writing workshops.

Fourth Friday Formal

David Rosenthal hosts this series, which will include conversation and readings with established poets, plus open-mic time.

Friday, February 22, 2019: George Higgins & Charlotte Innes

For more information about the program, see the event website here.

First Friday Writing Workshops

Starts Friday, March 1, 2019 6:30 – 8:00 pm, monthly thereafter

Join us in reading and responding to both well-known and outsider authors, engaging in creative exercises, and just generally enjoying writing and creating. We will talk about and experiment with different forms of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Special attention will be given to the poetic form that will be highlighted in the upcoming month’s Fourth Friday Formal reading series. Participants are encouraged to bring their work to read at the open mic at Fourth Friday Formal. Workshops will be led by Dani Gabriel, Poet Laureate of El Cerrito, with special guests.

About Dani Gabriel

Dani Gabriel is a poet and writer, the author of The Woman You Write Poems About (Civil Defense Press) and coauthor of Molotov Mouths (Manic D Press), and author of The forthcoming Sam! (Penny Candy Books), as well as a manuscript in progress called “Low Rent Prophet.” She is the Poet Laureate of El Cerrito, CA. She is a postulant for the Diaconate in the Episcopal Diocese of California, aspiring to ordination and service in the church and community. She works as a grant writer and writing teacher throughout the Bay Area.