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Finally, an outlet to share our words, creativity, emotions! Come join us - read, listen, and delve into the meaning of poetry! Expect a judgement-free, supportive space to share your work, or respectively enjoy that of others. Positive critique is welcomed!

Founded in April 2016 by Jeff Reed, Walnut Creek Poetry Meetup has continued to support local Bay Area poets in and around Walnut Creek, CA with a supportive, judgement-free space. Leadership was passed to Jeremiah Vierling in April 2018.

Walnut Creek Poetry Meetup hopes to create a spark and appetite for poetry, spoken word, and expression in the heart of the East Bay - and light the world on fire with curiosity and hope.

• Monday Night Poetry - Casual gathering at a Walnut Creek hotspot to share and enjoy community poetry.

• Poetry in the Park - Words on the wind at a Contra Costa County park.

• Pop-up Poetry - Spoken words at random pop-up locations in the East Bay.

• aMUSEing - Write and share ekphrastic poetry inspired by art installations in the East Bay.

• Poetry Fieldtrip - Let's go abroad and join other Meetups and Poetry enthusits throughout the Bay Area.

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Monday Night Poetry Lounge

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Come VIRTUALLY join us for a night of creativity and community, and delve into the meaning of poetry! Expect a judgement-free, supportive space to write, create, share, and mingle with other Bay Area poets. Consider bringing your muse, ideas, and voice. Be heard, be seen, and have a mixed drink (that you made at home). Prompts are offered for your muse to mull, and deep discussions connecting the day's thoughts. Our schedule for the evening will be roughly: 6:00-6:15pm: Check-in and greetings. 6:15-6:45pm: Writing prompt and writing time. 6:45-7:30pm: Each poet shares one poem of their choice with the group and receives short, generalized feedback. This can be from the prompt, but does not have to be. 7:30-8:00pm: (Optional) Poets submit pieces to the group Google Drive for deeper critique and feedback from group members. 8:00-8:15pm: (Optional) Sharing of resources, promotion of upcoming events, and general chat/feedback. Walnut Creek Poetry Lounge's Personal Meeting Room Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/3162781098?pwd=dzViNVVEaXV3ZkNqM2lkUEdGcDN4Zz09

Monday Night Poetry Lounge

Location visible to members

Come VIRTUALLY join us for a night of creativity and community, and delve into the meaning of poetry! Expect a judgement-free, supportive space to write, create, share, and mingle with other Bay Area poets. Consider bringing your muse, ideas, and voice. Be heard, be seen, and have a mixed drink (that you made at home). Prompts are offered for your muse to mull, and deep discussions connecting the day's thoughts. Our schedule for the evening will be roughly: 6:00-6:15pm: Check-in and greetings. 6:15-6:45pm: Writing prompt and writing time. 6:45-7:30pm: Each poet shares one poem of their choice with the group and receives short, generalized feedback. This can be from the prompt, but does not have to be. 7:30-8:00pm: (Optional) Poets submit pieces to the group Google Drive for deeper critique and feedback from group members. 8:00-8:15pm: (Optional) Sharing of resources, promotion of upcoming events, and general chat/feedback. Walnut Creek Poetry Lounge's Personal Meeting Room Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/3162781098?pwd=dzViNVVEaXV3ZkNqM2lkUEdGcDN4Zz09

Monday Night Poetry Lounge

Location visible to members

Come VIRTUALLY join us for a night of creativity and community, and delve into the meaning of poetry! Expect a judgement-free, supportive space to write, create, share, and mingle with other Bay Area poets. Consider bringing your muse, ideas, and voice. Be heard, be seen, and have a mixed drink (that you made at home). Prompts are offered for your muse to mull, and deep discussions connecting the day's thoughts. Our schedule for the evening will be roughly: 6:00-6:15pm: Check-in and greetings. 6:15-6:45pm: Writing prompt and writing time. 6:45-7:30pm: Each poet shares one poem of their choice with the group and receives short, generalized feedback. This can be from the prompt, but does not have to be. 7:30-8:00pm: (Optional) Poets submit pieces to the group Google Drive for deeper critique and feedback from group members. 8:00-8:15pm: (Optional) Sharing of resources, promotion of upcoming events, and general chat/feedback. Walnut Creek Poetry Lounge's Personal Meeting Room Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/3162781098?pwd=dzViNVVEaXV3ZkNqM2lkUEdGcDN4Zz09

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