March 27 – 29, 2015
The Writing Life
Esalen, Big Sur, CA

April 9, 2015
2015 San Lorenzo Valley Poetry Reading
featuring winners of the writing contest judged by Ellen Bass
7 pm
Felton Community Hall, Felton, CA

April 11, 2015
Ina Coolbrith 89th Annual Poet’s Dinner
Pleasant Hill, CA

April 11, 2015
Alto Solano Lit Out Loud
A Poetry Reading with Ellen Bass and Alison Luterman
Folk and Fine Art Galery, Berkeley, CA
Contact Jannie Dresser at for information

April 17-19, 2015
Poetry at Round Top
Round Top, TX

April 22, 2015
Hudson Valley Writers Center Reading
with Ellen Bass
7:30 pm
Sleepy Hollow, NY

April 24-26, 2015
Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival
Sarah Lawrence College, Yonkers, NY

May 21, 2015
A Sublime Evening with Poets Ellen Bass and Chana Bloch
JCC East Bay, Berkeley, CA
For more information, contact the front desk at 510-848-0237 or

May 26 – 31, 2015
Truth and Beauty
with Marie Howe and Ellen Bass
Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, NM
To be added to the wait list, please write Jen at and let her know if you are interested in a single or double.

June 18-28, 2015
Writing Residency
(open to those who are not MFA students, as well as those who are)
Pacific University, Seaside, OR

July 5- 10, 2015
The World Split Open: Writing New Poems
Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

July 13- 26, 2015
The Poet’s Metamorphosis: From the Page to the Stage to the Screen
featuring guest teachers Cecilia Woloch, Ellen Bass, Ron Bradley, and Juan Felipe Herrara
CSU Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay, CA

August 12- 15, 2015
Catamaran Writing Conference
Pebble Beach, CA

September 25 – 27, 2015
LiTFUSE 2015
A Poets’ Workshop
featuring Ellen Bass
Tieton, WA

October 24, 2015
International Festival of Authors (IFOA)
Details TBD
Toronto, ON

November 8-13, 2015
Into the Heart of Poetry
with Kim Rosen and Ellen Bass
Mayacamas Ranch, Calistoga, CA

December 6 – 11, 2015
The Life of Poetry
with Ellen Bass
Esalen, Big Sur, CA