Thursday, September 20, 2018

Marin Poetry Center Anthology Launch (http://www.marinpoetrycenter.org)
7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Falkirk Cultural Center (http://www.falkirkculturalcenter.org/)
1408 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
Donna will read her poem "A Boy Named Ned" at the launch party for this year's Marin Poetry Center Anthology. All accepted poets for publication from that journal are invited to read. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend.


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Petaluma Poetry Walk
1:00 pm at River Front Café (https://www.petalumapoetrywalk.org/)
224 B Street, Petaluma, CA 94952 (Former Apple Box)


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Petaluma Author's Forum
2:00 - 5:00 pm at the Petaluma Public Library, Helen Putnam Room (https://sonomacounty.libcal.com/event/4306456)
100 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952
Donna has been invited to participate in the Petaluma Author's Forum at the Petaluma Public Library, the Helen Putnam Room.


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Marin Poetry Center 2018 Summer Traveling Show
2:00 pm at Cooperfield's Books (https://www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/marin-poetry-center-traveling-show-0)
140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
Susan Gunter hosts. Donna will read with four fellow Marin Poetry Center poets: Gail Entrekin, Dave Seter, Julia Vose, Tobey Hiller.


July 25, 2018

7:00 - 8:30 pm at Rebound Bookstore (http://www.reboundbookstore.com/)
1611 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Donna will read with Cathy Shea.


Sunday, May 20, 2018

3:30 - 5:30 pm at Britt Marie Cafe (http://brittmariesolano.com/)
1369 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
Donna will read with Cathy Shea and Susan Suntree.


Friday, May 11, 2018

6:30 - 8:00 pm at Copperfield's Bookstore (https://www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/poetry-local-poets)
999 Grant Avenue, Novato, CA 94945
Donna will read with Cathy Shea and Margaret Stawowy.


Saturday, April 21, 2018

4:00 pm at Sausalito Poets Festival at the new Book Pass
100 Bay Street, Sausalito, CA 94965
Donna will read with Cathy Shea and Kate Peper.


Sunday, April 15, 2018

1:30 -3:30 pm at the Bean Affair, Third Sunday Salon (http://hbglitguild.org/)
1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448


Saturday, March 10, 2018

1:30 - 3:30 pm at Cooperfield's Books (https://www.copperfieldsbooks.com/petaluma)
140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma 94952
Donna will read with Ed Coletti, brilliant poet. Susan Bono will host. This is a free event, with refreshments.

https://sites.google.com/site/donnaemersonpoetry/Copperfieldflyer3.pdf


Saturday, February 18, 2018

2:00 - 4 pm at the Occidental Center for the Arts (http://www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org/)
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental, CA 95465
Donna will launch The Place of our Meeting, and read with the gifted poets, Jodi Hottel and Phyllis Meshulam. Donna's son Jared will play fiddle, mandolin, and violin tunes before and after the reading. Refreshments will be available, book signing, and general good cheer.


Saturday, February 3, 2018

1:00 - 3:00 pm at The Poetry Center (
http://www.poetrycenterpccc.com/news-winners/2017/4/6/winners-of-the-2017-allen-ginsberg-poetry-awards)
32 Church Street, Paterson, NJ 07505
Donna will read her winning poem, "Shining Brown Hair," at the annual Allen Ginsberg Awards, along with other winning poets.


Thursday, August 3, 2017

7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Mill Valley Library (
http://www.millvalleylibrary.org/events/cals.htm)
375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Donna will read with six fellow Marin Poetry Center poets: Eldon Beck, Janet Jennings, Ken Haas, Sandy Scull, Casey Fitzsimmons, and Judy Blue. The reading is free. Donna will read from her newest work.



Saturday, May 20, 2017

3:00 pm at the Mad Monk Center for Anachronistic Media (http://www.madmonkbooks.com/)
2454 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, California 94704
Donna will read with several fellow contributors from the widely acclaimed anthology, "The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems of the San Francisco Bay Watershed," now in its third printing. Poets will read their poem as well as a poem they admire in the collection. Would love to see you there!



Thursday, March 9, 2017

7:00 - 8:30 pm at Friends House (http://www.friendshouse.org/)
684 Benicia Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Donna will read with David and Sharon Beckman. Donna's son, Jared Emerson-Johnson will accompany Donna's poems on violin. The theme: Spring!


Friday, October 28, 2016

Poetry of Love
6:30 - 9:30 pm at Gaia's Garden (http://www.gaiasgardenonline.com/)
1899 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Donna will read with Dixon Wragg, Connie Madden, Michael Browne, Elaine Holtz, and Ken Norton about love, the theme coming from Rita Hayworth's line "Aimer c'est du desordre, alors, aimons!" (Love is messy, so love on!) on a wall in Monmarte, Paris.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Marin Poetry Center Anthology Launch (http://www.marinpoetrycenter.org)
7:30 - 9:30 pm at the Falkirk Cultural Center (http://www.falkirkculturalcenter.org/)
1408 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Pantheon of Poets
2:00 - 4:30 pm in Santa Rosa (http://www.srsymphonyleague.org/festival-of-parties.html) Presented by the Santa Rosa Symphony League, featuring Donna reading her work, as well as readings from Russ Messing, Joan Brady, Marvin R. Hiemstra, Marianne Lyon, and Sandra Anfang.

If you would like to attend, tickets need to be ordered through the Symphony League website. The URL is: http://www.srsymphonyleague.org/festival-of-parties.html


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Traveling Show Reading
7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Larkspur Library (http://www.ci.larkspur.ca.us/296/Larkspur-Library)
400 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, CA 94939
Host: Andy Plumb. Readers: Donna Emerson, Ken Haas, Janet Jennings, Connie Post, Dave Seter, Sandy Scull


Thursday, April 14, 2016

5:30 - 7:00 pm at the Ignatian Literary Magazine's Release Party (https://www.facebook.com/ignatianlitmag)
2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Donna read her poem "Alzheimer's," in the Del Santo Reading Room at the Lone Mountain campus at the University of San Francisco.


Friday, February 26, 2016

7:00 - 9:00 pm at Gaia's Garden (https://www.facebook.com/events/821458251315036/)
1899 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Join us for some poetry and music that ask you to envision a better world. Poets include Donna Emerson, Jayro Dyer, Jim Fitch, Corlene van Sluizer, Shepherd Bliss, Gor Yaswen, Connie Madden, Paul Nicholson, Vylma Ginzberg and Clare Morris. Music provided by keyboardist Eki Shola.


Sunday, February 21, 2016

1:30 - 3:30 pm at Bean Affair Coffee Shop (http://beanaffair.d4tocchini.com/)
1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Donna read her poem "Beside Salmon Creek" along with other poets selected for the anthology," Kiss of Salvation".


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

6:00 - 8:00 pm at Healdsburg Regional Library (http://sonomalibrary.org/locations/healdsburg-regional-library)
139 Piper Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Donna read her poem "Evensong," along with other selected poets for the annual Valentine's Day chapbook" Textures of Love", by the Healdsburg Literary Guild (http://hbglitguild.org/).


Saturday, February 6, 2016

1:00 - 3:00 pm at The Poetry Center (http://www.poetrycenterpccc.com/news/2015/9/13/the-2015-allen-ginsberg-poetry-awards)
32 Church Street, Paterson, NJ 07505
Donna read her winning poem "First Day of Kindergarten and Eleven Year Later" at the annual Allen Ginsberg Awards, along with other winning poets.



Thursday, August 6, 2015

Marin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show (http://www.marinpoetrycenter.org/travelingshow.php)
6:30 - 9:00 pm at Larkspur Library (http://www.ci.larkspur.ca.us/index.aspx?nid=296)
400 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, CA 94939
Donna read with Rose Black, Ken Haas, Janet Jennings, Patricia McCaron.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

4:00 - 6:00 pm at 2 Fort Point Cove Road, Stockton Springs, ME 04981
Donna read from her four collections as well as her new poetry.


Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Healdsburg Literary Guild (http://hbglitguild.org/)
2:30 pm at Bean Affair (
http://www.bean-affair.com/)
1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Donna read her poem "Beside Salmon Creek" at the Third Sunday Salon.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

6:00 - 8:00 pm at Petaluma Arts Center (https://petalumaartscenter.org/)
230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
Event Flyer
Donna and Valerie Richman, Executive Director, Petaluma Arts Center, hosted a community reading in the center of Petaluma, in the old train station, now a beautiful art center. Twelve readers presented poems from an anthology, "Changing Harm to Harmony, the Bullies & Bystanders Project, A Book of Poems, Letters, and Other Writings," edited by Joe Zaccardi, Poet Laureate of Marin County.

  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-XK-1TIvnt6UEwtQnpDSWEtRHM/view?usp=sharing


Thursday, March 12, 2015

7:00 - 9:00 pm at Cloverdale Performing Arts Center (http://www.cloverdaleperformingarts.com/)
209 North Cloverdale Boulevard, Cloverdale, CA 95425
Cloverdale Performing Arts Center presented Books on Stage with poet Donna Emerson, author of Following Hay, Body Rhymes, Wild Mercy and This Water and short-story writer Susanna Solomon, author of Point Reyes Sheriff’s Calls. Free. Hosted by Michelle Wing.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

11:00 am - 12:00 pm at Petaluma Poetry Walk (http://www.petalumapoetrywalk.org/)
The Seed Bank, 199 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma, CA 94952
Donna read with host Terry Ehret, Beverly Burch, and John Johnson.


Thursday, July 17, 2014

East Bay Travelling Show
7:30 - 9:00 pm at Moe's Books (http://www.moesbooks.com/)
2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Donna read from Following Hay as well as some new poems.
Donna shared this reading with Jeanne Wagner, Susan Cohen, and Adam David Miller.



Friday, July 11, 2014

7:00 - 9:00 pm at Occidental Center for the Arts (http://www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org/)
3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental, CA 95465
Launch of Following Hay, with Phyllis Meshulam, who also launched her new book, Doll, Moon. Jared Emerson-Johnson accompanied Donna on violin, mandolin, and guitar.



Saturday, February 22, 2014
 


4:00 - 6:00 pm at Rebound Books (
http://reboundbookstore.com/)
1611 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Donna read from her new collection, Following Hay and Zara Raab read from her books Rumplestiltskin and Fracas & Asylum.


Sunday, February 2, 2014
 


11:00 am - 12:00 pm at United Church of Christ, library

825 Middlefield Drive, Petaluma CA 94952
Donna read from her new collection, Following Hay. Discussion to follow.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014
 

7:00 - 9:00 pm at Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Open mic starts at 7:00 pm, followed by Donna and Zara Raab, featured readers. 
Donna read from her new collection, Following Hay and Zara Raab will read from her books Rumplestiltskin and Fracas & Asylum.


Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Healdsburg Literary Guild (http://hbglitguild.org/)
1:30 - 3:30 pm at Bean Affair (http://www.bean-affair.com/)
1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Donna will read from her new collection, Following Hay and Jean Wong will read from her new work, "Sleeping with the Gods."


Monday, January 13, 2014

Novato Poetry Farm (http://www.marinpoetrycenter.org/series/pages.php?series=PoetryFarm)
7:00 - 9:00 pm at Dr. Insomnia's Coffee & Tea (http://www.drinsomnia.com/)
800 Grant Avenue, Novato, CA 94945
Donna was the featured reader.


Saturday, September 21, 2013

10:00 am at the Sonoma Book Festival (
http://www.socobookfest.org/)
Santa Rosa Junior College campus
1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Donna read with fellow poets from the Sitting Room.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

2:00 pm at the Petaluma Poetry Walk (
http://www.petalumapoetrywalk.org/2013poetrywalkschedule.html)
Apple Box
224 B Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
At the Petaluma Poetry Walk, an all-day poetry reading affair in Petaluma, Donna hosted the 2:00 pm reading. FREE event!


Saturday, September 14, 2013

4:00 - 6:00 pm at Rebound Books (
http://reboundbookstore.com/?p=96)
1611 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Donna read with fellow contributors to the Spillway Literary Journal. (http://www.spillway.org/)


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Marin Poetry Center Traveling Show (
http://www.marinpoetrycenter.org/travelingshow.php)
Belvedere-Tiburon Library
1501 Tiburon Boulevard, Tiburon, CA 94920
Donna read with Rose Black, Janet Jennings, Calvin Ahlgren, Patricia Garfield, Bruce Sams, and Yvonne Postelle.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

7:00 pm at Petaluma Historical Library and Museum (http://www.petalumamuseum.com/latest-events/)
20 Fourth Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
It’s All About the River – A Program of Words about the Petaluma River
Presented by seven local writers who will share their works through readings and discussions.
Donna read with Susan Starbird, Patti Trimble, Rebecca Lawton, Jonah Raskin, Bill Varntaw, and Dave Pokorny.


Sunday, July 7, 2013

5:00 - 7:00 pm at Redwood Cafe (
http://www.redwoodcafe.com/)
8240 Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA 94931
Tribute to Judi Stedman: Donna read with Geri Digiorno, Gail Calvello, Lynn Camhi, and Caroline Brumelieve, from their own work as well as poetry by former Petaluma poet, Judi Stedman


Tuesday, September 25, 2012


7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Marin Poetry Center Traveling Show
Mill Valley Library
375 Throckmorten Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Donna read new poems with Rose Black, Janet Jennings, Toni Wilkes, Greg Randall, and Rafaella del Bourgo.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

11:00 am - 12:00 noon at Viva Cocolat
110 Petaluma Bouldevard North, Petaluma, CA 94952
Donna read at the Petaluma Poetry Walk with Jackie Kudler and Judy Halebsky. Each of us has a new book.


Monday, April 30, 2012

7:00 pm at Bloomsbury Books (http://bloomsburyashland.com/)
290 East Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520
Donna read from Wild Mercy, Body Rhymes, and This Water with fellow Sonoma county poet Ron Thomas, whose chapbook, Approaching Shore is just out from Finishing Line Press.


Monday, April 30, 2012

1:30 pm at Southern Oregon University
290 East Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520
Donna was a Guest Lecturer.


Monday, April 30, 2012

10:30 am at Ashland High School
Donna was a Guest Lecturer.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

7:00 - 8:30 pm at Book Passage (http://bookpassage.com/event/donna-emerson-zara-raab-wild-mercy-swimming-eel)
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA 94925
Donna read from her new book, Wild Mercy, with Zara Raab,  author of book, Swimming the Eel.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Arts and Lectures Presentation: "Love in the Open Hand" (http://www.santarosa.edu/library/about/mahoneylibrary.html)
7:00 - 9:00 pm at Santa Rosa Jr College, Petaluma Campus
Connie Mahoney Reading Room, Herold Mahoney Library, 680 Sonoma Mountain Parkway, Petaluma, CA 94954
Donna Emerson and Terry Ehret, Counseling and English instructors and poets, read from their new collections, WIld Mercy and Night Sky Journey.


Saturday, February 18, 2012

4:00 - 6:00 pm at Rebound Books (http://www.reboundbookstore.com/)
1611 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Donna read from her new chapbook as well as new poems, with Zara Raab and Emily Perez.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Arts and Lectures Presentation: "Love in the Open Hand" (http://www.santarosa.edu/communityeducation/arts-and-lectures/)
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm at Santa Rosa Jr College
Newman Auditorium, Emeritus Hall, Elliott Avenue and Emeritus Circle, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Donna Emerson and Terry Ehret, Counseling and English instructors and poets, read from their new collections, WIld Mercy and Night Sky Journey.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

2:00 pm at the Central Santa Rosa branch of the Sonoma County Library 
(http://www.sonomalibrary.org/branches/Central.html)
211 E Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Marin Poetry Anthology Read-Around (http://www.marinpoetrycenter.org)
7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Falkirk Cultural Center (http://www.falkirkculturalcenter.org/)
1408 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
Donna read with other poets at the launch of the Marin Poetry Anthology for 2011.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Aqus Speakeasy Literary Saloon
7:00 - 9:00 pm at Aqus Cafe (http://www.aquscafe.com)
189 H Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
Donna was one of five featured readers presented by Susan Bono and Ransom Stephens.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

11:15 am - 12:15 pm at the United Church of Christ
825 Middlefield Drive, Petaluma, CA, 94952
Donna read from Wild Mercy. Reverend Blythe Sawyer delivered a sermon from 10-11 am on poetry as a place of light.


Saturday, September 24, 2011 

Sonoma County Book Festival (http://www.socobookfest.org/)
10:30 - 11:00 am at Old Courthouse Square
Mendocino Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets, Santa Rosa, CA
Donna read with Vicky Lettman and Arlene Mandell.


Sunday, September 18, 2011  

Third Sunday Salon (http://www.hbglitguild.org/
2:00 - 4:00 pm at Healdsburg Literary Guild
133 Matheson Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Donna was featured reader.


Sunday, September 18, 2011 

Petaluma Poetry Walk (http://www.petalumapoetrywalk.org/)
12:00 noon at Jungle Vibes (http://www.junglevibes.com/)
136 Petaluma Boulevard North, Petaluma, CA 94952
Donna emceed and read with Gerald Fleming, Ron Salisbury, Marvin Heimstra.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

2:00 pm at the Northwest Santa Rosa branch of the
 Sonoma County Library (http://www.sonomalibrary.org/branches/Northwest.html)
150 Coddingtown Center (Guerneville Road & Range Avenue), Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Saturday, September 10, 2011 

2:00 pm at the Healdsburg branch of the Sonoma County Library (http://www.sonomalibrary.org/branches/Healdsburg.html)
139 Piper Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448


Tuesday, August 30, 2011 

Marin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show (http://www.marinpoetrycenter.org/travelingshow.php)
7:00 - 9:00 pm at Belvedere-Tiburon Library (http://www.bel-tib-lib.org/)
1501 Tiburon Boulevard, Tiburon, CA 94920
Donna Emerson read with Janet Jennings, Rose Black, Rafaella del Bourgo, Heidi Joseph, and Melanie Maier. Host: Calvin Ahlgren.