Please Note: This event has expired.

LOCAL>> Blue Light at the Gallery

Presented by Blue Light at the Gallery and Marin Society of Artists at Streaming Arts

Nov 06 2020
LOCAL>> Blue Light at the Gallery

You are warmly and joyfully invited to a virtual Poetry Reading by 3 amazing poets

Friday, November 6 – 6:00 pm Pacific (9:00 pm Eastern) via ZOOM

Maxine Chernoff, Ellery Akers, Rebecca Foust

Maxine Chernoff is an NEA Fellow, a PEN Translation Prize winner, former chair of creative writing at SFSU, and former editor of New American Writing. In 2016 she was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. She will read from a series of poems written during our Covid isolation and from several of her recent books, Under the Music: Collected Prose Poems (MadHat Press, 2019) and Camera (subito press, 2017).

Ellery Akers is the author of three books of poems, most recently, Swerve: Environmentalism, Feminism, and Resistance. She’s won thirteen writing awards, including The Poetry International Prize, and her work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Poetry, and American Life in Poetry. She spends as much time as she can sitting in a camp chair on a wilderness trail, writing, drawing, and looking at birds.

Rebecca Foust is the author of seven books including Paradise Drive, The Unexploded Ordnance Bin, and ONLY, forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2022. Recognitions include the 2020 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, the CP Cavafy and James Hearst poetry prizes, a Marin Poet Laureateship, and fellowships from The Frost Place, Hedgebrook, MacDowell, and Sewanee. She teaches regularly, reads fiction for Narrative Magazine, and is the Poetry Editor for Women’s Voices for Change.


Free access

Please join us on Zoom. RSVP to to get the link.
(No RSVP required if you're already on our all readings list)


    Official Website

Additional time info:

6:00 - 8:00 pm

CONNECT WITH Blue Light at the Gallery


In-Person Events

Follow us on Facebook

MarinArts is made possible with support from:

MarinArts Sponsors:

Artsopolis Network Members: Akron OH | Austin TX | Bainbridge Island WA | Birmingham AL | Boston MA | Cape Cod MA | Cincinnati OH | Cleveland OH | Colorado Springs CO | Columbia SC | DuPage County IL | Durham NC | Essex County MA | Flagstaff AZ | Flint MI | Fort Lauderdale FL | Indianapolis IN | Kalamazoo MI | Kansas City MO | KeepMovingOKC | Macon GA | Main Line Area PA | Marin County CA | Marquette County MI | Mendocino County CA | Middlesex County NJ | Milwaukee WI | Montgomery County MD | Napa Valley CA | Nashville TN | Niagara County NY | Oklahoma City OK | Orange County CA | Orlando FL | Ottawa IL | Panama City FL | Pittsburgh PA | Providence RI | Richardson TX | Sacramento CA | San Antonio TX | St. Cloud MN | St. Croix Valley MN/WI | St. Johns County FL | Stillwater MN | Tallahassee FL | Utah | Ventura CA | York County PA