Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM PST
Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM PST

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Paula Weinberger - p.weinberger41@gmail.com

Ginni Saunders - ginnisaunders@gmail.com

Co Chairs for the Long Novel Weekend presented by the San Francisco Great Books Council


Great Books Council of San Francisco Poetry Event 

Same Great Poetry Weekend In A Whole New Format Via Zoom

Join us for an intensive weekend reading and discussing poetry. Saturday will be devoted to morning and afternoon poetry discussion. Sunday, distinguished guest presenter, Rebecca Foust, will lead two interactive sessions focusing on Writing in Form: Freedom in Chains.  There will be ample breaks between and during sessions.

Saturday, November 14

The discussion sessions will be led by discussion leaders using the Great Books Shared Inquiry method in Zoom Breakout Rooms.  Participants will be able to interact via video and audio in groups of 12-15. There will be a two-hour break between sessions.


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New! Open Mic from 5:00 to 6:00 pm PST

Read a poem of your own or one of your favorites.  Continue the discussion with guest presenter, Rebecca Foust as MC.


Sunday, November 15

POETRY IN FORM: Freedom in Chains

While ryhme and meter were once standard features of poetry, 20th century poets turned away from them to embrace free verse unfettered by those conventions.  Against this trend, contemporary poets have returned to the challenges and rewards of writing in form, sometimes bending and breaking old forms, and sometimes creating wholly new ones.

Join us for a unique opportuity to spend the day with Rebecca Foust, award-winning writer and Marin County Poet Laureate in 2017-19 in two exciting sessions.


Guest Presenter:  Rebecca Foust

Rebecca Foust is the author of six books including Paradise Drive and The Unexploded Ordnance Bin, and ONLY, a new book forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2022.  Recognitions include the Pablo Neruda, C.P. Cavafy and James Hearst poetry prizes, Marin Poet Laureateship, and fellowships from Hedgebrook, MacDowell, and Sewanee.  Foust works as Poetry Editor for Women's Voices for Change.  You can read her weekly poetry column here, https://womensvoicesforchange.org/category/arts-culture/poetry

To learn more about Rebecca Foust, check out her interview in the Marin Poets Live series, sponsored by the Free Library of Marin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju-LBZr7nBs 

Registration only $40.00 per person   Please register early! Spaces are limited! Registration closes November 6th

Questions?  Contact Paula Weinberger at p.weinberger41@gmail.com or Ginni Saunders at ginnisaunders@gmail.com.

For more information about Great Books in Northern California, please visit our website at: https://www.greatbooksncal.org