4th Annual Festival of California Poets

4th Annual Festival of California Poets

Co-presented by the Poetry Society of America and PEN Center USA

The 5th annual Festival of California Poets celebrates the poetic tradition of the Golden State. Three distinguished, contemporary California poets will introduce and read poems by canonical California poets, as well as their own poems. Featured readers include: Maxine Hong Kingston on Lucille Clifton; Suzanne Lummis on Nora May French; and James Ragan on Denise Levertov. A Q&A will follow the readings.


Location: Annex
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. One ticket per person, first come, first served. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Public programs are made possible by Hammer Members and the generosity of Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.