Writing Workshops / Events

Book Launch

Storms of the Inland Sea, Poems of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caregiving, Edited by Margaret Stawowy and Jim Cokas (Shanti Arts Press, 2022) October 22, 2022 at 2 PM, Dominican University, Guzman Hall, 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael Poets reading include Jim Cokas, Carrie Rose Evon, Penny Hackett-Evans, Sherri Levine, Kathleen Lynch, Robin Michel, Tim Myers, Yvonne Postelle, Doreen Stock, and Margaret Stawowy. Books for purchase will be available at the event, and may be order through Shanti Arts.

Featured Reader: The Living Room Series at Manny’s Friday, April 22, 2022 Join us in the living room at Manny’s on the Fourth Friday of each month for intimate poetry performances, ideas, and conversation on a central theme. Based in the Mission district of San Francisco, Each 90 minute event features a set of at least five poets, 15 minute intermission of open discussion about a question that affects Bay Area residents or the world at-large, and a community partner who uplifts vulnerable populations that we spotlight to help raise awareness and solicit donations of funds or time for their cause.
Join us on April 22 for the “MATH” show featuring:
Paolo Bicchieri
Robin Michel
Lucie Pereira
Paige Provost
Sydney Vogl
You can see previous themes and get more information about the shows at https://thelivingroomsf.com.

3rd Wednesday Spring 2021 Virtual Launch on March 17, 2021 Listen to Robin read her poem “For Song and Her Mother,” recorded at a poetry reading featuring poets from 3rd Wednesday, Spring 2021. Editor David Jipson served as moderator, and some of the poets who read include Bethany Brengan, Marisa Clark, Shutta Crum, Connie Post, Laura Ann Reed, P.C. Scheponik, and Roy White.

“For Song and Her Mother” read at the 3rd Wednesday Spring 2021 Virtual Launch

VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH: HOW TO BEGIN , Poems, Prompts, Tips and Writing Exercises from the Fresh Ink Poetry Collective to improve your poetry practiceor start a group of your own Join Robin on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 4 PM PST in an interactive poetry celebration featuring other Fresh Ink poets as they share work and lead attendees through some of the generative writing exercises found in HOW TO BEGIN . Read more…

Soul-Making Keats Awards Ceremony EVENT CANCELLED / NEW DATE TBD Robin, with others receiving awards from the Soul-Making Keats Literary competition, will read selections from works honored on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 1 PM. Entering its 28th year, Soul-Making Keats Awards is an arts outreach program of the National League of American Pen Women. The ceremony is held in the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street. There is a reception after the reading.

Excavate, a Creative Writing Workshop with Julian Mithra & Robin Michel Diving into the wreck. Clawing out the den. Delving into the mine. Excavating the ruins. In this generative workshop, we’ll practice techniques for peeking beneath the surface of images and narratives to peel back accrued myths and reveal rawness and vulnerability. Participants will leave with several drafts as well as tools for editing future work. January 29, 2020. https://huntandgathersf.com/excavate/
Where: Hunt & Gather, 1108 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA