Poets in Pajamas brings you Margo Perin at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 29th with a 15-minute live reading immediately followed by a short Q&A. The event will be held at the PiP Facebook page.
By clicking “going” to the Facebook event, you will let us know to expect you and will ensure that you are sent a reminder, so you don’t forget. Remember to prepare your questions for the featured poet, too!
Margo Perin’s book publications include The Opposite of Hollywood, Only the Dead Can Kill: Stories from Jail, and How I Learned to Cook & Other Writings on Complex Mother-Daughter Relationships. A nominee for the Pushcart Prize, with publications in short fiction, nonfiction and poetry, she is the poet of San Francisco’s public memorial “Spiral of Gratitude” (sculpture by Shimon Attie, funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission/BALEAF).
Perin’s work has appeared in national and international media, including O, the Oprah Magazine, Heyday/PEN’s Fightin’ Words, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, The Press Democrat, The San Francisco Chronicle, Poets & Writers Blog, Mexico’s El Petit Journal, Holland’s Psycologie, and on KRON 4 TV, CultureConnect TV, KPFA, KALW, KGGV, WAMC, The Seed Room, U.K., and J Radio in Australia.
Awards include grants from Poets & Writers, the California Arts Council, the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Creative Work Fund, Creative Sonoma, Sonoma County Office of Education, Potrero Nuevo Fund, and residencies at Squaw Valley Writers Workshop, Hedgebrook and Norcroft.
Perin is the Sonoma County Area Coordinator for California Poets in the Schools and a coach for Poetry Out Loud. She has been teaching poetry and personal narrative writing workshops to underserved populations for almost four decades, including at San Quentin State Prison, San Francisco and Sonoma adult and juvenile jails, as well as survivors of the northern California fires; people with cancer; medical professionals dealing with work-related grief and moral distress; low-income, first-generation youth; and migrants, refugees, and asylum-seeking adults and youth. A few years ago, she co-founded Whoa Nelly Press, whose mission is to publish “unheard voices.” Please visit www.margoperin.com.
Margo Perin in Postcard Poems and Prose
Margo Perin’s The Opposite of Hollywood
Margo Perin’s Only the Dead Can Kill: Stories from Jail
Margo Perin’s How I Learned to Cook
Join us at the Poets in Pajamas Facebook page at 7 p.m. EST (4 p.m. PST) on September 29, 2019. When the live video starts, click join to watch the reading and interact with the poet.
Anna Black will host.
This reading series is hosted courtesy of Sundress Publications.