Spring Readings for 2021 Authors

Sun August 15: Poetry on Sundays featuring Stella Beratlis and Dane Cervine; 2 pm, hosted by Gary Thomas with open mic following featured readers. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83375142037. Sun August 29: Sixteen Rivers Presents Dane Cervine and Stella Beratlis, Please join us on Sunday, August 29, 3 PM in person, at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The…Read More

Maya Khosla’s All the Fires of Wind and Light selected for 2020 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award

PEN Oakland, called “The Blue Collar PEN” by The New York Times, is honoring Maya Khosla’s All the Fires of Wind and Light with the Josephine Miles Literary Award. PEN Oakland’s annual awards ceremony is scheduled to take place online via the Oakland Public Library Rockridge Branch on December 5, 2020, from 2PM-5PM PST. The…Read More

Dec 6: Sixteen Rivers Presents Faylita Hicks and James Cagney

Our Second Sixteen Rivers Presents Please join us on Sunday, December 6, at 3 p.m., for the second reading in our ongoing series, Sixteen Rivers Presents. Our featured poets are Faylita Hicks and James Cagney. Faylita Hicks is a poet, essayist, and interdisciplinary artist born in Gardena, CA, and raised in Central Texas.  Their work has been featured in Adroit, American Poetry Review, The…Read More

Submission period now open through Feb. 1, 2021

We invite authors to submit book-length poetry manuscripts between November 1, 2020 and February 1, 2021.Selected manuscripts will be scheduled for publication in Spring 2023. Please read our Submission Guidelines for details.

Camille Norton 2019 collection nominee for Northern California Book Award

Congratulations to Camille Norton, whose 2019 publication A Folio for the Dark, was a nominee for the Northern California Book Award. You can order A Folio for the Dark and see for yourself what the critics loved about her collection. The Northern California Book Awards are presented and sponsored by the Northern California Book Reviewers,…Read More

Second Tuesday Reading: Eliot Schain & Patrick Cahill

Join host Stella Beratlis in our monthly reading + open mic series. This month we are excited to feature Eliot Schain, author of THE DISTANT SOUND and Patrick Cahill, author of THE MACHINERY OF SLEEP. Open mic follows. Patrick Cahill’s prose and poems have appeared in over forty journals, including TriQuarterly, Volt, Poets Eleven, the…Read More