An Evening with Marin Poet Laureate Francesca Bell
Marin’s Poet Laureate Francesca Bell, in conversation with storyteller Neshama Franklin
In Person Author Event
* Thursday, October 12, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join Marin Poet Laureate Francesca Bell for an evening of poetry and conversation. In speaking with storyteller Neshama Franklin, Francesca will read from her latest work, talk about her powerful and personal poetry, and answer questions from the audience.
Francesca Bell is a poet and translator. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Bright Stain (Red Hen Press, 2019), a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and the Julie Suk Award, and What Small Sound (Red Hen Press, 2023).
She translated Max Sessner’s collection, Whoever Drowned Here (Red Hen Press, 2023), from its original German. Her work appears widely in magazines such as ELLE, Los Angeles Review of Books, New England Review, North American Review, Mid-American Review, and Rattle. Bell grew up in Washington and Idaho and did not complete middle school, high school, or college.
She is the former poetry editor of River Styx, the translation editor of Los Angeles Review, and the Marin County Poet Laureate. She lives with her family in Novato.
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