Free Saturdays: Poetry Readings with devorah major
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Join San Francisco’s Third Poet Laureate, devorah major, for a poetry reading series in our permanent collections.
Free Saturdays are about celebrating art and this city that we love. Explore the permanent collections, take a guided tour, and get inspired to create art of your own at our art-making station.
The day will include engaging art experiences for the entire family. Enjoy access to the de Youngsters studio, family art-making, gallery guides, enhanced gallery tours with discussion groups, sketching in the permanent collection galleries, and more.
1–1:30 pm: Gallery 12
2–2:30 pm: Gallery 50
devorah major was born and raised in California, and served as San Francisco’s Third Poet Laureate (2002–2006). She has just returned from Italy where her sixth book of poetry was released in a bilingual edition. A Willow Press Editors Choice her seventh book of poetry Califia’s Daughter will be published by Willow Press at the end of this year. In June 2015 major premiered her poetry play Classic Black: Voices of 19th Century African-Americans in San Francisco at the San Francisco International Arts Festival. devorah major performs her work nationally and internationally with and without musicians. She has been a participant in international poetry festivals in Italy, Belgium, Bosnia, Jamaica, and Venezuela, and performed her poetry in France, the Bahamas, and Germany.
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