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.


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. Visit her at


Join award-winning author and Pleasanton’s Literary Art’s Ambassador, Meg Fleming, for an insightful evening highlighting the arc and artistry behind publishing. Meg will share the hidden steps and stories that led to her latest book Sometimes RainSometimes Rain, a magical tour through the seasons exploring the wonders of nature and friendship, will be available for purchase and signing through Towne Center Books. Enjoy light refreshments.

  • Friday, Nov. 9th, 2018
  • 7:00 pm
  • Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center
  • $5 Suggested Donation


2018-2019 TPL Sandra Chen, center, with Mayor Jerry Thorne, Council Members Karla Brown, Kathy Narum, and Arne Olson, and Sandra’s father

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.


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: