Viewless Wings Bringing Poets Laureate to the Bay Area Book Festival for Readings and Signings

BERKELEY, CA–Join Viewless Wings for an extraordinary day of poetry readings and book signings by celebrated current and former SF Bay Area Poets Laureate at the 2023 Bay Area Book Festival on Sunday, May 7 (11 am – 5 pm) in the Viewless Wings booth (#96). James Morehead (Poet Laureate – Dublin, CA and host of the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast), Sarah Kobrinsky (former Poet Laureate – Emeryville, CA), Kathleen Moore (former Poet Laureate – San Ramon, CA), and Kimi Sugioka (Poet Laureate – Alameda, CA) will be on hand, including the debut of Morehead’s newly released book, “The Plague Doctor.”

Don’t miss the chance to hear these accomplished poets share their work with short readings every 15 minutes, sell and sign their books, and engage with attendees about the captivating world of poetry. Bring the coupon below for $1 off any purchase at the Viewless Wings Booth (#96).

Featured poets laureate will be holding short readings every fifteen minutes, selling and signing books, and answering questions from Bay Area Book Festival attendees about the art of poetry. Print and bring the coupon below for $1 off any purchase at the Viewless Wings Booth (#96).

About the Poets Laureate

Here a preview from each of the participating poets in the latest episode of the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast:

James Morehead is Poet Laureate of Dublin, California. James has published several collections of poetry including “canvas”, “portraits of red and gray“, and “The Plague Doctor.” James’ poem “tethered” was transformed into an award-winning hand drawn animated short film, “dissolving in the gallery” was set to music for baritone and piano, and his poems have appeared on NPR, SF Chronicle’s Total SF, Ignatian Literary Magazine, Cathexis Northwest Press, Beyond Words Magazine, Citron Review, Prometheus Dreaming, and others. He also hosts the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast which features interviews with poets and artists. “James Morehead’s imagery is vivid, spare and elemental, and it is consistently chosen and arranged to achieve intensely poetic effects. The rhythmic control is impeccable.” – Carmine Di Biase, Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus – Jacksonville State University

Kate McCarroll Moore is a collector of stories, discarded objects, and memories. She is a mentor teacher, book coach, and staff developer who served three terms as Poet Laureate for the City of San Ramon. She is the author of the poetry collections Avians of Mourning and Alphapoetica: A Poetry Primer for the Everyday Poet. She is also the author of the children’s novels Elinormal and New Girl: The Further Adventures of Elinormal. Most days you can find her reading, writing and painting in her garden. You can also find her on twitter @wordcrazy, or on Instagram as @katemccarrollmoore.

Sarah Kobrinsky was the 2013-2015 Poet Laureate of Emeryville, CA. She is the author of Nighttime on the Other Side of Everything (New Rivers Press, 2019). Her poems and stories have appeared in Magma Poetry, Red Light Lit, Eleven Eleven, Monkeybicycle, *82 Review, 100 Word Story, Fjords Review, among many others. She was long-listed for the 2019 University of Canberra Vice Chancellor’s Poetry Prize. She was born in Canada, raised in North Dakota, seasoned in England, and tempered in California.

Kimi Sugioka, is a mother, educator, songwriter and poet. She earned an MFA from Naropa University and has published two books of poetry; the newest of which is Wile & Wing on Manic D Press. She has been published in numerous anthologies and is the poet laureate of Alameda, California. As an active board member for literary arts organizations, she curates and hosts readings in Alameda and San Francisco. She believes that creating community through art is a revolutionary act.

About the Bay Area Book Festival 2023

Get ready for the literary event of the year: the 9th annual #baybookfest in Downtown Berkeley on May 6-7 with FREE admission! Discover 200 renowned authors, including W. Kamau Bell, Dave Eggers, Dacher Keltner, Jasmine Guillory, Tricia Hersey, Cory Doctorow, and more. Viewless Wings joins the one-day Outdoor Fair / Literary Marketplace on Sunday, May 7. Visit for a complete program schedule, exhibitor listings with booth locations, and more. Immerse yourself in the excitement!

  • Date/Time: Sunday May 7, 11am – 5pm
  • Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park (2151 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA)
  • Admission: Free
  • Family-friendly

About Viewless Wings

Viewless Wings produces the Viewless Wings Poetry Podcast, publishes poetry including canvas: poemsportraits of red and gray, and The Plague Doctor (in three acts), and produced the award-winning animated short film tethered and short film Twilight in the Sculpture Forest. Viewless Wings Live produces live events including the Poetry & Pizza Open Mic and the Poets at the Mic livestream series.

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