Literary Arts

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 first-ever Literary Arts Ambassador.

The new Literary Arts Ambassador position expands upon the City’s previous adult Poet Laureate program, and aims to raise awareness of the importance of literature as it relates to lifelong literacy and education toward the development and enhancement of the lives of Pleasanton’s residents

Ms. Fleming is three-year Pleasanton resident, with two published books and two more due out next year. She has also been actively involved in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.


PLEASANTON TEEN POET LAUREATE PROJECTS

 

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EPIPHANY Returns!

2018 EPIPHANY POETRY MAGAZINE CONTEST

Create a poem that tells any story about anybody or anything! The top 25 poems will be published in a literary magazine. Winners will be notified by email by Thursday, March 8th, and they will have the opportunity to read their poem at the Firehouse Arts Center during an evening event on Tuesday, April 12. All middle school students are welcome to submit poems!

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TEEN OPEN MIC NIGHT with the Pleasanton Teen Poet Laureates in conjunction with PtownLife

Friday, March 9, 2018  7:00-9:00pm  at Inklings Coffee & Tea, 530 Main St, Pleasanton

Showcase your talents in music, spoken word, poetry, or comedy! Pleasanton high school students are invited to perform at the family friendly event. To reserve your time slot and for more event details visit: Open Mic Night Sign Ups


PLEASANTON POETRY GROUPS

OPEN MIC NIGHT with My Friends
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 to 8pm
  • Where:  Pleasanton Library in the large meeting room
  • Sign up for your 5 minute time slot between 5:45-6pm.
  • Free and open to the public
  • All levels welcomed!
  • Please Note: Some material may not be suitable for ages under 16

For more information visit the 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 jfinegan@cityofpleasantonca.gov