Book Tour and Poetry Readings

To schedule events, book signings, readings and interviews, email Diane Frank at All times are for the local time zone.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 3 to 5 pm.
Diane Frank features with Dave Holt.
Book launch of Canon for Bears and Ponderosa Pines
Valona Deli Second Sunday Poetry Series
1323 Pomona Street, Crockett, CA
Open mic about 4 pm



San Francisco Writer's Conference at the Mark Hopkins

Friday, February 16, 2018
Opening Reception and Poetry Reading
Diane Frank and Erik Ievins - Poetry / Cello
with all Poetry Presenters, followed by open mic.


Saturday, February 17, 11:00-11:45 am.
POETRY: Writing Around the Block - How to Keep the Words Flowing
A workshop with Diane Frank.


Saturday, February 17, 3:00-3:45 pm.
POETRY: Marketing for Poets
with Diane Frank, Andy Jones, Jane Ormerod.
Moderator: Jim Azevedo


Sunday, February 18, 9:00-9:45 am.
How to Teach Poetry to Young Writers
11-Year-Old Poet Pearl Werbach reads from her new book, What the Wind taught Me, with her teacher, Diane Frank. They will share techniques for teaching poetry to young writers.


Sunday, February 18, 10:00-10:45 am.
FICTION: Short Shorts
A Flash Fiction workshop with Grant Faulkner and Diane Frank,
Moderator:  Michael Larson



Southern CA Tour

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Poetry / Cello - Diane Frank and Erik Ievins
EP Foster Library, 651 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001
An open reading follows the feature.



Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 2 pm to 4 pm.
Annual Poet's Dinner: This year's theme is "Fire."
Diane Frank gives the Keynote Poetry Reading,
followed by contest winners reading their winning poems.
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive, Lafayette CA


Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 5:00 pm.
Poetry / Cello House Concert  - Livermore CA

Diane Frank and Erik Ievins
For an invitation, Email


Sunday, June 10, 2018
Golden Gate Symphony Backyard Bash
Poetry / Cello - Diane Frank and Erik Ievins
with other performances by members of the Golden Gate Symphony.
San Francisco, CA.  Details will be posted as available.


Monday, July 30, 2018 - 7pm
Last Night Poetry Salon
Diane Frank reads with Poets from the Blue Light Press Summer Workshop
San Francisco, CA
For an invitation, Email



Minneapolis / St. Paul Tour

August, 2018

Details will be posted as available.



Saturday, Sept. 8: 7-9 pm.
Poetry / Cello - Diane Frank, Mary Kay Rummel, and Erik Ievins
Open mic follows featured poets.
Frank Bette Center for the Arts
1601 Paru Street, Alameda, CA 94501


(Fall semester class)
Writers on Writing at San Francisco State University
Details will be posted soon.



New York City and Long Island Book Tour

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8pm
Diane Frank features with Lynn Cohen
Huntington Poetry Barn
Conklin House Museum, 2 High St, Huntington, New York
Hosted by George Wallace


Sunday, September 23, 2018
Poetry Reading at Molloy College
Diane Frank reads from Canon for Bears and Ponderosa Pines.  
1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY
Hosted by Barbara Novack


Monday, September 24, 8 pm.
Saturn Series Poetry Reading
Diane Frank features with George Wallace
Shades of Green Pub & Restaurant
125 East 15 Street, NYC (Between 3rd Ave & Irving Place.)
Open mic after the features.  
Hosted by Su Polo.


Wednesday, September 26 2018
Diane Frank reads with Lynn Cohen at SUNY Suffolk.
Details will be posted as available.



Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10:30 am. to 4:30 pm.
"The Journey from Poet to Author"
Workshop at the Mechanics Institute Library with the San Francisco Writers Conference
57 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94104
To Enroll: Contact Taryn Edwards:



Fairfield, Iowa Tour

November, 2018

Details will be posted as available.