Bay Area Literary Calendar

Friday, 9/30 – (12pm) Kristin Hannah: The Nightingale (Corte Madera)
Friday, 9/30 – Tanya Holtland: Inner River w/Cheng + Stanley
Friday, 9/30 – Incidents of Travel in Poetry: The Poems of Frank Lima
Friday, 9/30 – Tracy Kidder: A Truck Full of Money (Berkeley)
Friday, 9/30 – Meg Waite Clayton + Rachel Richardson (Palo Alto)
Friday, 9/30 – Mark Thompson Memorial

Saturday, 10/1 – (12pm)Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival (Berkeley)
Saturday, 10/1 – (2pm) RADAR: Persia, Kat Marie Yoas, + Lynn Breedlove
Saturday, 10/1 – (2pm) Maggie Tokuda-Hall: Also an Octopus (Berkeley)
Saturday, 10/1 – (3pm) Bay Area Poets Coalition (Berkeley)
Saturday, 10/1 – (6pm) Descent Into Madness: Book of the Un Release Party
Saturday, 10/1 – Nomadic Press 2016 Chapbook Collection (Oakland)
Saturday, 10/1 – Sponge: Alli Warren, Ben Mirov + Housten Donham (Oakland)

Sunday, 10/2 – (6pm) Bazaar Writers Salon: Banias, Siegel, Natchez, + Warren

Monday, 10/3 – Poetry Express: Wulf Losee (Berkeley)
Monday, 10/3 – The WordParty Returns

Tuesday, 10/4 – (6pm) Eowyn Ivey: To The Bright Edge of the World
Tuesday, 10/4 – Josefine Klougart: One of Us is Sleeping
Tuesday, 10/4 – Rabih Alameddine: The Angel of History
Tuesday, 10/4 – Micah Perks: What Becomes Us (Santa Cruz)
Tuesday, 10/4 – The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy (Menlo Park)
Tuesday, 10/4 – Maggie Tokuda-Hall: Also an Octopus

Wednesday, 10/5 – William Kent Krueger (Corte Madera)
Wednesday, 10/5 – Alex Dolan: The Empress of Tempera (Berkeley)
Wednesday, 10/5 – Alexander Maksik: Shelter in Place
Wednesday, 10/5 – Ted Greenwald Memorial (Berkeley)
Wednesday, 10/5 – Anne Raeff + Anthony Marra
Wednesday, 10/5 – Atlas Obscura w/Dylan Thuras + Mary Roach (Menlo Park)
Wednesday, 10/5 – Vanessa Hua
Wednesday, 10/5 – iO Tillett Wright: Darling Days
Wednesday, 10/5 – SMC: Tracy K. Smith (Lafayette)

Thurs 10/6 – Sun 10/9 – ALTA39: Translation & Crossings (Oakland)
Thurs 10/6 – Sun 10/9 – Los Gatos Listowel Writers’ Festival (Los Gatos)

Thursday, 10/6 – (12:10pm) Lunch Poems: Michael Palmer (Berkeley)
Thursday, 10/6 – (5pm) Story Hour: Karen Joy Fowler (Berkeley)
Thursday, 10/6 – (6pm) First Friday deshret Celebration + Open Mic (Oakland)
Thursday, 10/6 – (6pm) McSweeney’s: Dana Gioia, Zubair Ahmed + Rebecca Lindenberg
Thursday, 10/6 – Peter S. Beagle w/ Tad Williams (Menlo Park)
Thursday, 10/6 – YG2D: Poetry, Prose, & Everything Goes
Thursday, 10/6 – Best American Non-Required Reading 2016
Thursday, 10/6 – Literary Death Match: Suah, Smith, Gauvin + McKay (Oakland)

Fri 10/7 – Sat 10/15 – Litquake

Friday, 10/7 – JT Leroy: The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things (Berkeley)
Friday, 10/7 – City Arts & Lectures: Billy Collins
Friday, 10/7 – Bae Suah + Deborah Smith
Friday, 10/7 – APAture 2016 Literary Showcase: Jade Cho
Friday, 10/7 – Poetry Reading & Soriee: Lindenberg, Siegel, Shanahan + Lameris

Saturday, 10/8 – (10am) Litquake San Rafael (San Rafael)
Saturday, 10/8 – (5pm) Laurie King + Les Klinger (Corte Madera)
Saturday, 10/8 – Emily Barton: The Book of Esther (Corte Madera)
Saturday, 10/8 – Book Party: Lindsey Boldt, Brandon Brown + Sara Larsen
Saturday, 10/8 – WWD: Micah Perks, Elizabeth Treadwell, Lorelei Lee
Saturday, 10/8 – Works in Progress: Irina Rivkin (Oakland)

Sunday, 10/9 – (11am) Poetry in Parks 2016 (Mill Valley)

Sunday, 10/9 – (3pm) Poetry Flash: Martha Collins + Rosa Lane (Oakland)
Sunday, 10/9 – (3pm) Calle 24 Paseo Artistico / Art Walk Series
Sunday, 10/9 – (4pm) Gears Turning: Dan Brady, Susan Cohen, + Dan Raphael
Sunday, 10/9 – (5:30pm) Michael Krasny: Let There Be Laughter (Palo Alto)

Monday, 10/10 – Midge Raymond: My Last Continent (Corte Madera)
Monday, 10/10 – Porchlight: Life During Wartime
Monday, 10/10 – Perfectly Queer Fall Fiction: Merrell, Jessica Raphael + A. Zaid

Tuesday, 10/11 – (12:30) Lines & Lyrics: Jennifer S. Cheng, Martin Rock + Mahtem Shiferraw

Wednesday, 10/12 – (6pm) Masande Ntshanga: The Reactive
Wednesday, 10/12 – Liza Monroy (Santa Cruz)
Wednesday, 10/12 – Nell Zink (Oakland)
Wednesday, 10/12 – Leon Borensztein (Berkeley)
Wednesday, 10/12 – Julio Cortázar Celebration

Thursday, 10/13 – (6:30pm) Good Girls Marry Doctors
Thursday, 10/13 – Variny Yim
Thursday, 10/13 – Ron Hansen(Corte Madera)
Thursday, 10/13 – Therese Halsheid + Lenore Weiss (Berkeley)
Thursday, 10/13 – Jamie Metzl: Eternal Sonata (Palo Alto)
Thursday, 10/13 – Cantil: Andrea Abi-Karam + Trisha Low (Oakland)

Friday, 10/14 – Jade Chang: The Wangs vs. The World
Friday, 10/14 – Rae Armantrout + Stephanie Young (Oakland)
Friday, 10/14 – Cleave: Coleman, Springer, Chavez + Furio (Oakland)

Saturday, 10/15 – (5-9pm) Litquake’s Lit Crawl

Saturday, 10/15 –  Beat Museum: North Beach Stories w/ Ray Hanna

Sunday, 10/16 – (1pm) Debra Spark: Unknown Caller (Corte Madera)

Monday, 10/17 – (6pm) Jennifer Barone
Monday, 10/17 – David Zeitzer (Berkeley)
Monday, 10/17 – Shilpi Somaya: The Golden Son (Menlo Park)
Monday, 10/17 – David Szalay: All That Man Is w/ Ethan Nosowsky
Monday, 10/17 – Ralph Nader: Breaking Through the Power (Berkeley)

Tuesday, 10/18 – Martin Cruz Smith (Corte Madera)
Tuesday, 10/18 – Margot Livesey: Mercury (Berkeley)
Tuesday, 10/18 – Kevin Smokler: Brat Pack America

Wednesday, 10/19 – (6:30pm) Holloway Reading Series: Tonya Foster (Berkeley)
Wednesday, 10/19 – Geraldine Brooks: The Secret Chord (Santa Cruz)
Wednesday, 10/19 – Sarah Griffin: Spare and Found Parts
Wednesday, 10/19 – Lidija Dimkovska: A Spare Life
Wednesday, 10/19 – The Poetry Brothel
Wednesday, 10/19 – Chris Hedges: Unspeakable (Oakland)

Thursday, 10/20 – Emma Donoghue: The Wonder (Corte Madera)
Thursday, 10/20 – MPC: Michelle Bitting + Ewa Chrusciel (San Rafael)
Thursday, 10/20 – Poetry Flash presents Randall Mann + Adrienne Su (Berkeley)
Thursday, 10/20 – Body: Poetry and Prose w/Hua, Siegel + Rojas Contreras
Thursday, 10/20 – Lidija Dimkovska: A Spare Life (Oakland)

Friday, 10/21 – Robert Eringer: Motional Blur (Berkeley)

Saturday, 10/22 – Gerald Fleming: One (Corte Madera)
Saturday, 10/22 – André Alexis

Monday, 10/24 – Michael Krasny + Calvin Trillin w/ Steven Winn
Monday, 10/24 – Elliot Weinberger: The Ghosts of Birds

Tuesday, 10/25 – (5:30pm) Mill Series: Helen Klonaris + Amir Rabiyah (Oakland)
Tuesday, 10/25 – Robert O. Butler: Perfume River (Berkeley)
Tuesday, 10/25 – Jonathan Lethem: A Gambler’s Anatomy

Wednesday, 10/26 – Francine Prose: Mister Monkey (Corte Madera)
Wednesday, 10/26 – Jonathan Lethem (Berkeley)
Wednesday, 10/26 – Brit Bennett: The Mothers

Thursday, 10/27 – (6:30pm) Holloway Reading Series: Gary Snyder (Berkeley)
Thursday, 10/27 – Anne Raeff (Berkeley)
Thursday, 10/27 – Patrick Hoffman
Thursday, 10/27 – Book release: Alice, by Ivy Anderson + Devon Angus

Friday, 10/28 – Hannah Hart: Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded
Friday, 10/28 – Breathe between the Beats

Sunday, 10/30 – (5pm) Oakland Writes Workshop (Oakland)
Sunday, 10/30 – (4pm) Elizabeth Lesser: Marrow (Corte Madera)
Sunday, 10/30 – (6pm) Andrés Neuman

Tuesday, 11/1 – Terri Tate (Corte Madera)
Tuesday, 11/1 – Lawrence Levy: To Pixar and Beyond (Menlo Park)

Wednesday, 11/3 – Saturday, 11/12: Dada World Fair 2016

Thursday, 11/3 – (12:10pm) Lunch Poems: Carmen Giménez Smith (Berkeley)

Friday, 11/4 – Rolling Writers: Bay Crossing (Oakland)

Saturday, 11/5 – (3pm) Bay Area Poets Coalition (Berkeley)

Wednesday, 11/9 –  SMC: Juliana Spahr (Moraga)

Thursday, 11/10 – (5pm) Story Hour: Frances Dinkelspiel (Berkeley)
Thursday, 11/10 – Lori Ostlund + Anne Raeff  (Menlo Park)

Sunday, 11/13 – (4pm) Gears Turning: Twaddle, Eisen-Martin, + Schweigman

Tuesday, 11/15 – (5:30pm) Mills Series: Aichlee Bushnell + Solmaz Sharif (Oakland)

Thursday, 11/17 – Vernon Dwelly: Until the Gods Say No (Corte Madera)
Thursday, 11/17 – Panel on Diviersity in Literature (San Rafael)
Thursday, 11/17 – California Studies Dinner Ceremoy (UC Berkeley)

Saturday, 11/19 – (12pm) Barbary Coast Walking Tour, w/Ivy Anderson + Devon Angus

Tuesday, 11/29 – (6:30pm) Ivy Anderson + Devon Angus: Alice

Thursday, 12/1 – (5pm) Story Hour: Cary Groner (Berkeley)

Saturday, 12/3 – (3pm) Bay Area Poets Coalition (Berkeley)

Tuesday, 12/6 – Warren Ellis: Normal, w/Robin Sloan (Menlo Park)

Thursday, 12/15 – MPC: Annual Holiday Potluck / Read-Around (San Rafael)

Saturday, 12/17 – (4pm) Michael Chabon: Moonglow (Corte Madera)

Thursday, 1/19 – MPC: Julia Levine + C. Dale Young (San Rafael)

Thursday, 2/16 – MPC: Gerald Fleming + Lynne Knights (San Rafael)

Thursday, 3/16 – MPC: John Murillo + Javier Jose Zamora (San Rafael)

Thursday, 4/20 – MPC: April Ossmann + Connie Post (San Rafael)

Thursday, 5/18 – MPC: Brian Laidlaw + Ken Waldman (San Rafael)