Friends Of The San Francisco Public Library: Call For Poets and Annual Big Book Sale

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September is a big month for the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. Currently, they are looking for local poets to submit their work for Poets 11, the fourth annual poetry contest that aims to find poetry from all 11 of San Francisco’s districts:

“Local poets are encouraged to submit up to three poems. Poetry will be reviewed by Emeritus San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman and selected poets will be announced at an event held in a SF Library branch in each district. All types of poetry are accepted and writings which reflect San Francisco’s diversity of language and culture, as well as those written in languages other than English are highly encouraged. Selected poets will receive a $50 honorarium and will be published in an anthology.”

Find out more information about Poets 11 at the event’s Facebook page.

Also on deck is the 48th Annual Big Book Sale. Taking place at Fort Mason, September 19th – 23rd, thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, vinyl, and other media are all on sale for $3 or less. On Sunday, the 23rd, all media is on sale for $1. All proceeds go to San Francisco’s Public Libraries, and this year, there is an added scavenger hunt aspect:

“Each day we will be offering daily clues via our Facebook and Twitter for book lovers to find goodies inside the pages of books. Follow the clues to the right book and find gift certificates to our Readers Bookstores, theatre and museum tickets, restaurant deals and more!  Be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for your chance to win.”

Find out more about the Big Book Sale at its Facebook page.


Jack Taylor is a Rumpus Intern, gangly fellow, and Steal the Bacon enthusiast. More from this author →