Our literary arts program has been created to provide enthusiasts of the written word a listing of City sponsored literary events throughout the Tri-Valley.
PLEASANTON LITERARY ARTS AMBASSADOR
Introducing Meg Fleming, the City of Pleasanton’s Literary Arts Ambassador
Ms. Fleming is an award winning children’s author with titles published by Simon and Schuster. Her books have been lauded by the Washington Post and School Library Journal. She is Pleasanton’s first Literary Arts Ambassador, and resides in Pleasanton with her husband, three kids, and their sock-loving dog, Gypsy.
FOR YOUNG ADULTS to ADULT… Story Structure: Inspired by the Harrington Gallery exhibit Underpinnings A brief discussion of fundamental story structure, followed by a hunt for clever writing prompts tucked around the gallery. Even if it’s been a while since you’ve picked up a pan, come on out! Plan to wonder, wander, and make quick work of your creative ideas. Program lead by Meg Fleming.
- Ages 14 to 99
- Thursday, Sept 13, 2018
- Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center
- $5 Suggested Donation
PLEASANTON TEEN POET LAUREATE
Announcing Sandra Chen, 2018-2019 TEEN POET LAUREATE for the City of Pleasanton. Sandra, a senior at Amador Valley High School, is in the planning stages of her term, but she has gotten her tenture off to a great start helping Meg Fleming with Meg’s recent literary program for children, Doggy Litter-ature.
PLEASANTON POETRY GROUPS
New! PINTS & POETRY @ McKay’s Taphouse and Beer Garden
- When: 3rd Thursday of the Month, 7-9pm, starting May 17th
- Where: McKay’s Taphouse and Beer Garden, 252 Main St, second floor
- Host: Dave Douglas
- 21 and over
OPEN MIC NIGHT With My Friends @ The Pleasanton Library
Raise your voices in Poetry, Prose, and Song. Share your latest work with a supportive audience or come to listen.
- When: 2nd Monday of the Month, 6-8pm
- Where: Pleasanton Library, Large Meeting Room
- Want to Read: sign up for your five minute time slot between 5:45-6pm
- Free and Open to Public
- All Levels Welcome!
- Note: Some material may not be suitable for ages under 16
For more information, visit Pleasanton Library Adult Program Calendar
Have a poetry related meeting/group/event you would like added to this list? Contact Julie Finegan, Visual & Literary Arts Coordinator for the City of Pleasanton: email@example.com