1. PWS @ San Francisco Library 2011

    Emcee

    Peg Pursell

    Judges

    Daniel Handler, Evan Karp

    Players

    Robin Ekiss, Troy Jollimore, Ada Limon, Dean Rader, Melissa Stein and Matthew Zapruder

    Where

    The San Fransisco Library

    When

    2011

  2. PWS @ The Mill Valley Library 2012

    Emcee

    Daniel Handler

    Judges

    Gillian Conoley, Josh Healey, Brian Murphy

    Players

    Robin Ekiss, Keith Ekiss, Troy Jollimore, Ada Limon, Dean Rader, Melissa Stein

    Where

    The Mill Valley Library

    When

    2012

  3. PWS @ Mill Valley Library 2013

    Emcee

    Daniel Handler

    Judges

    Jewelle Gomez, Brian Murphy, Oscar Villalon

    Players

    Julie Bruck, CJ Evans, Rebecca Foust, Troy Jollimore, Dean Rader, Melissa Stein

    Where

    The Mill Valley Library

    When

    2013

  4. PWS San Francisco Litquake 2013

    Judges

    Susan Orlean, Troy Jollimore, Cristina Garcia

    Players

    Jamaal May, Dean Rader, Ed Skoog, Melissa Stein, Alexandra Teague, Matthew Zapruder

    When

    2013

    emcee: Will Durst

  5. PWS @ the Mill Valley Library 2014

    Emcee

    Will Durst

    Judges

    Brian Murphy, Dean Rader, Melissa Stein

    Players

    Heather Altfeld, Rebecca Foust, Amy Gwynn, Judy Halebsky, Troy Jollimore, Robert Thomas

    Where

    Mill Valley Library

    When

    2014

  6. PWS San Francisco Litquake 2014

    Emcee

    Daniel Handler

    Judges

    Ellen Bass, Kevin Killian, Chad Sweeney

    Players

    Mark Bibbins, Gillian Conoley, Victoria Chang, Cate Marvin, Indigo Moor, Tomás Q. Morín

    When

    2014

  7. PWS Mill Valley 2015

    Emcee

    Daniel Handler

    Judges

    Rebecca Foust, Amy Glynn , Glen David Gould

    Players

    Anhvu Buchanan, Hollie Hardy, Tiffany Higgins, Indigo Moor, Dean Rader, Melissa Stein

    When

    2015

  8. PWS San Francisco Litquake 2015

    Emcee

    Daniel Handler

    Judges

    Jewelle Gomez, Pam Houston, Dean Rader

    Players

    F. Douglas Brown, Alex Dimitrov, Christina Hutchins, Ada Limón, Brynn Saito, Chad Sweeney

    When

    2015

  9. PWS Seattle 2015

    Emcee

    John Roderick

    Judges

    David Biespiel, Nancy Guppy, Michael Wiegers

    Players

    Sarah Galvin, Arlene Kim, Oliver de a Paz, Dean Rader, Ed Skoog, Kary Wayson

    Where

    The Hugo House

    When

    2015

  10. PWS Mill Valley Library 2016

    Emcee

    Dean Rader

    Judges

    Susan Terris and Brian Murphy

    Players

    George Higgins, Peter Kline, Danusha Laméris, Raina Leon, Meryl Natchez, Matthew Siegel

    Where

    The Mill Valley Library

    When

    2016

  11. PWS San Francisco Litquake 2016

    Emcee

    John Roderick

    Judges

    D. A. Powell, Bich Minh Nguyen

    Players

    Kim Addonizio, Malachi Black, Douglas Kearney, Raina J. León, Julia Levine, Javier Zamora

    When

    2016

  12. PWS Seattle 2016

    Emcee

    John Roderick

    Judges

    Sherman Alexie, Nancy Guppy

    Players

    John Beer, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Matthew Nienow, Michelle Peñaloza, Michael Schmeltzer, Jane Wong

    When

    2016

  13. Poetry World Series Mill Valley 2017

    Emcee

    Daniel Handler

    Judges

    Prartho Sereno and Tom Barbash.

    Players

    Zubair Ahmed, Julia Levine, Devorah Major, Roy Mash, Bryn Saito, and Charif Shanahan! To make sure you get a seat, pre-register at the Library at http://www.millvalleylibrary.org/events/cals.htm

    Where

    Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

    When

    Apr 21, 2017 @ 07:00 pm

    To make sure you get a seat, pre-register at the Library at the Mill Valley Library Events Page

  14. Poetry World Series Litquake 2017

    Emcee

    John Roderick

    Judges

    Lee Herrick and Lysley Tenorio

    Players

    Tony Barnstone, Rebecca Foust, Danusha Lameris, Raina León, Lisa Olstein, Bruce Snider

    Where

    The Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St, SF, CA 94110 (Mission District between Valencia & Mission Streets)

    When

    Oct 12, 2017 @ 07:00 pm

    Admission Fee

    $5.00 in advance, $8 at the door

    Seattle’s John Roderick emcees this rowdy, fast-paced reading. Two teams of award-winning poets take turns batting at topics pitched by the audience. Fastballs, curveballs, knuckleballs: these poets won't know what's coming next! Judges Lee Herrick and Ayelet Waldman score each performance, and the winning team takes the series title. Hilarity­—and top-notch poetry—guaranteed! Book sale/signing follows the reading. Tickets are $5 in advance/$10 at the door. Doors open at 6:30. As poet Marianne Moore wrote, “Writing is exciting / and baseball is like writing. / You can never tell with either / how it will go.” Don't forget to bring a topic to stump the poets!

  15. PWS Mill Valley Library 2018

    Emcee

    Daniel Handler

    Judges

    Molly Giles and Lee Herrick

    Players

    Kai Carlson-Wee, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Arisa White, Maw Shein Win, and Kathleen Winter

    Where

    Mill Valley Library, Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

    When

    May 11, 2018

  16. PWS Brooklyn Book Festival 2018 at Housing Works Café

    Emcee

    Mahogany Browne

    Judges

    Patricia Smith and Mark Doty

    Players

    Chen Chen, Adrian Matejka, Erika Meitner, Tomás Q. Morín, Erika L. Sánchez, and Melissa Stein

    Where

    Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St New York, New York 10012

    When

    September 13, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

  17. Poetry World Series Litquake 2018 at The Makeout Room

    Emcee

    Daniel Handler

    Judges

    Dan Bellm and Vanessa Hua

    Players

    Tongo Eisen-Martin, David Tomas Martinez, Brittany Perham, Brynn Saito, and Melissa Stein

    Where

    The Makeut Room, 3225 22nd St, SF, CA 94110 (Mission District between Valencia & Mission Streets)

    When

    October 17th, 2018 @ 7:00pm

  18. PWS Mill Valley Library 2019 at the Mill Valley Library

    Emcee

    Daniel Handler

    Judges

    Ellen Bass and Dean Rader

    Players

    Vernon Keeve III, Terry Lucas, Dawn McGuire, Barbara Jane Reyes, Joseph Rios, Melissa Stein

    Where

    Mill Valley Library, Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

    When

    April 5th, 2019 @ 7:00pm

  19. Poetry World Series Brooklyn Book Festival 2019 at Housing Works Cafe

    Emcee

    Isaac Fitzgerald

    Judges

    Kimiko Hahn and Terrance Hayes

    Players

    Jan-Henry Gray, Tyehimba Jess, Dorothea Lasky, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Tommy Pico, and Evie Shockley

    Where

    Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St New York, New York 10012

    When

    September 17, 2019 @ 7pm

  20. Poetry World Series Litquake 2019 at The Makeout Room

    Emcee

    Daniel Handler

    Judges

    Gillian Conoley and Dean Rader

    Players

    Kazim Ali, Derrick Austin, Susan Browne, Leticia Hernandez-Linares, Cintia Santana, Sam Sax

    Where

    The Makeut Room, 3225 22nd St, SF, CA 94110 (Mission District between Valencia & Mission Streets)

    When

    October 17, 2019 @ 7:00pm