Bay Area Literary Calendar

Tuesday, 2/21 – Joyce Carol Oates
Tuesday, 2/21 – Shannon Leone Fowler (Santa Cruz)
Tuesday, 2/21 – Valeria Luiselli
Tuesday, 2/21 – Roxane Gay w/Anna Sale
Tuesday, 2/21 – Marc Bojanowski
Tuesday, 2/21 – Camille Paglia
Tuesday, 2/21 – The Word Party

Wednesday, 2/22 – (6pm) Elinor Lipman
Wednesday, 2/22 – John Darnielle
Wednesday, 2/22 – Roof Books Night (Berkeley)
Wednesday, 2/22 – Yiyun Li (Berkeley)

Thursday, 2/23 – James Sherry (Oakland)
Thursday, 2/23 – Hank Lazer + Andrew Maxwell
Thursday, 2/23 – Daphne Merkin (Berkeley)
Thursday, 2/23 – Meg Elison (Berkeley)
Thursday, 2/23 – Calder G. Lorenz
Thursday, 2/23 – Literary Speakeasy: A Toast to Sylvia Plath

Friday, 2/24 – (12pm) Bryan Stevenson (San Jose)
Friday, 2/24 – (12:30pm) Have a Poet for Lunch w/Jennifer Blowdryer
Friday, 2/24 – Tim Dorsey (Corte Madera)

Saturday, 2/25 – (1pm) Sigrid Carter (Corte Madera)
Saturday, 2/25 – (4pm) Alex George (Corte Madera)
Saturday, 2/25 – (6pm) St. Mary’s MFA…: 15th Annual Scholarship Fund Benefit
Saturday, 2/25 – Bawdy Storytelling: 10 Year Anniversary Early Show
Saturday, 2/25 – Embodying Spaces: Liminal’s 2nd Annual Soiree (Oakland)
Saturday, 2/25 – Mariana Ruybalid (Berkeley)
Saturday, 2/25 – Tantra Bensko w/Jeff Von Ward + Paul Corman-Roberts (Oakland)
Saturday, 2/25 – Olga’s Book Party: Russian-American Literature in Context

Sunday, 2/26 – (1pm) Vanessa Hua, Shanthi Sekaran + Ali Eteraz (Oakland)
Sunday, 2/26 – Oakland Writes Writers’ Workshop (Oakland)
Sunday, 2/26 – (6pm) Juan Pablo Villalobos

Monday, 2/27 – Bay Area Generations (Oakland)

Tuesday, 2/28 – Ari Banias, Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano + Cintia Santana
Tuesday, 2/28 – Bill Hayes (Berkeley)

Wednesday, 3/1 – L. A. Kauffman
Wednesday, 3/1 – Liz Cunningham
Wednesday, 3/1 – Pola Oloixarac
Wednesday, 3/1 – Stephen Beachy + Courtney Moreno

Thursday, 3/2 – (12:10pm) Jennifer Clarvoe (Berkeley)
Thursday, 3/2 – Layli Long + Truong Tran
Thursday, 3/2 – Eric Puchner

Friday, 3/3 – (5pm) Oakland First Fridays #GirlPower (Oakland)
Friday, 3/3 – The Basement Series: Sex, Drugs & Literature

Saturday, 3/4 – (3pm) Bay Area Poets Coalition: First Saturday (Berkeley)
Saturday, 3/4 – (6pm) Babylon Salon Spring Reading
Saturday, 3/4 – Book Launch: Charif Shanahan (Oakland)

Tuesday, 3/7 – (5:30pm) Kirill Medvedev (Oakland)
Tuesday, 3/7 – (6pm) Megan Marshall
Tuesday, 3/7 – Yiyun Li

Wednesday, 3/8 – Two Line Press Reading
Wednesday, 3/8 – Asya Abdrahman, Faith Adiele + Tonya M. Foster
Wednesday, 3/8 – Peter Heller (Corte Madera)
Wednesday, 3/8 – Book Launch: Thi Bui (Berkeley)
Wednesday, 3/8 – Fireside Storytelling: Do or Die
Wednesday, 3/8 – Bridget Quinn: Broad Strokes

Thursday, 3/9 – The Most Dishonest People on Earth: Journalists Respond to Trump
Thursday, 3/9 – Two Lines launch party

Friday, 3/10 – Martha Hall Kelly (Corte Madera)
Friday, 3/10 – Norman Ohler

Saturday, 3/11 – Barbara Tomash
Saturday, 3/11 – The 2017 Poetic Address to the Nation

Sunday, 3/12 – (4pm) Gears Turning Poetry Series

Monday, 3/13 – Dan Chaon (Corte Madera)

Tuesday, 3/14 – Christina Baker Kline (Corte Madera)
Tuesday, 3/14 – Damion Searls
Tuesday, 3/14 – Wendy Garling

Wednesday, 3/15 – (6pm) Ron Currie
Wednesday, 3/15 – Logic Magazine
Wednesday, 3/15 – Melissa Febos (Oakland)
Wednesday, 3/15 – Paul La Farge w/ Daniel Handler
Wednesday, 3/15 – Joan Frank w/ Peg Alford Pursell
Wednesday, 3/15 – Lyrics & Dirges (Berkeley)
Wednesday, 3/15 – Stansberry, Mailer Anderson + Conoley (Corte Madera)
Wednesday, 3/15 – Harriet Chessman: The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas

Thursday, 3/16 – (6pm) Moshin Hamid
Thursday, 3/16 – Deepak Unnikrishnan
Thursday, 3/16 – Arcana Boil
Thursday, 3/16 – MPC: John Murillo + Javier Jose Zamora (San Rafael)
Thursday, 3/16 – Rebecca Solnit + Jeff Chang (Berkeley)
Thursday, 3/16 – Melissa Febos w/Mallory Ortberg

Saturday, 3/18 – Patty Yumi Cottrell

Monday, 3/20 – Sam Bercholz (Berkeley)
Monday, 3/20 – Meredith Maran

Wednesday, 3/22 – (6:30pm) Graham Foust (Berkeley)
Wednesday, 3/22 – Elif Batuman
Wednesday, 3/22 – Susan Orlean (San Jose)
Wednesday, 3/22 – Arisa White (Moraga)
Wednesday, 3/22 – Jami Attenberg

Thursday, 3/23 – (6pm) Two Voices Salon: Chad Post
Thursday, 3/23 – (6:45pm) W. Kamau Bell
Thursday, 3/23 – Michael Finkel (Corte Madera)
Thursday, 3/23 – Kirsty Murray
Thursday, 3/23 – Kendra Tanacea
Thursday, 3/23 – Lisa See (Santa Cruz)
Thursday, 3/23 – Ivy Anderson + Devon Angus
Thursday, 3/23 – Elif Batuman + Yiyun Li (Berkeley)
Thursday, 3/23 – Kendra Tanacea

Friday, 3/24 – (12pm) Literary Luncheon: Lisa See (Corte Madera)
Friday, 3/24 – (3pm) Jim Shephard
Friday, 3/24 – Omnidawn Night (Berkeley)

Sunday, 3/26 – (1pm) Donna Seaman (Corte Madera)

Monday, 3/27 – Terry Tarnoff (Corte Madera)
Monday, 3/27 – Jim Shepard

Tuesday, 3/28 – (1pm) Chris Hayes (Corte Madera)
Tuesday, 3/28 – (5:30pm) Farid Matuk (Oakland)
Tuesday, 3/28 – Jon Raymond w/Michael Ray

Wednesday, 3/29 – Folio Night LIVE: Ambush Review

Thursday, 3/30 – Margaret Randall
Thursday, 3/30 – Lauren Grodstein
Thursday, 3/30 – Hannah Lillith Assadi

Friday, 3/31 – (1pm) Lauren Grodstein (Corte Madera)

Saturday, 4/1 – (3pm) Bay Area Poets Coalition: First Saturday (Berkeley)

Monday, 4/3 – Safiya Sinclair

Tuesday, 4/4 – Dean Rader
Tuesday, 4/4 – Augusten Burroughs
Tuesday, 4/4 – Winifred M. Reilly (Berkeley)

Wednesday, 4/5 – (12pm) Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney (Corte Madera)

Thursday, 4/6 – (12:10pm) devorah major (Berkeley)
Thursday, 4/6 – Chris Felver

Friday, 4/7 – Alex Dimitrov w/ Noah Warren

Saturday, 4/8 – (1pm) Winifred Reilly (Corte Madera)

Sunday, 4/9 – (4pm) Gears Turning Poetry Series

Monday, 4/10 – Hari Kunzru
Monday, 4/10 – David Meltzer Memorial Reading

Tuesday, 4/11 – (6pm) Mills MFA Alumni Reading (Oakland)

Wednesday, 4/12 – (6:30pm) Douglas Kearney (Berkeley)
Wednesday, 4/12 – Reese Jones
Wednesday, 4/12 – Martha Rhodes
Wednesday, 4/12 – Fireside Storytelling: Fame

Thursday, 4/13 – (5pm) Shanthi Sekaran (Berkeley)
Thursday, 4/13 – Clark Coolidge

Saturday, 4/15 – (4pm) Elizabeth Kostova (Corte Madera)
Saturday, 4/15 – (6pm) Rolling Writers: Let’s Jew It!

Monday, 4/17 – 2017 Library Laureates: Library Love Stories
Monday, 4/17 – Gabriel Thompson

Wednesday, 4/19 – (6pm) Eveline Kanes + MaryLee McNeal
Wednesday, 4/19 – (6:30pm) Morgan Parker (Berkeley)
Wednesday, 4/19 – Joyce Maynard (Moraga)
Wednesday, 4/19 – Zachary Mason

Thursday, 4/20 – Omar El Akkad
Thursday, 4/20 – Lida Yuknavitch
Thursday, 4/20 – MPC: April Ossmann + Connie Post (San Rafael)

Saturday, 4/22 – (4pm) Sixteen Rivers Press Reading (Corte Madera)
Saturday, 4/22 – Amy S. Peele (Corte Madera)

Monday, 4/24 – Kristen Radtke

Tuesday, 4/25 – Oakland Noir
Tuesday, 4/25 – Andres Barba + Yiyun Li

Wednesday, 4/26 – (6pm) Matthew Isaac Sobin
Wednesday, 4/26 – Rebecca Skloot
Wednesday, 4/26 – John Waters

Thursday, 4/27 – David Shapiro

Saturday, 4/29 – Michael Chabon

Sunday, 4/30 – (3pm) Donna Levin

Wednesday, 5/3 – James Nolan
Wednesday, 5/3 – Marissa Moss

Thursday, 5/4 – (12:10pm) Lunch Poems Student Reading (Berkeley)
Thursday, 5/4 – (5pm) Story Hour Student Reading (Berkeley)
Thursday, 5/4 – Kevin Allardice

Saturday, 5/6 – (3pm) Bay Area Poets Coalition: First Saturday (Berkeley)

Wednesday, 5/10 – Sarah Ladipo Manyika
Wednesday, 5/10 – Fireside Storytelling: Call of the Wild

Saturday, 5/13 – (1pm) Anne Lamott On Writing (Corte Madera)

Monday, 5/15 – Hala Alyan

Tuesday, 5/16 – Jeff VanderMeer

Wednesday, 5/17 – Gordon Bal

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

Saturday, 5/20 – (1pm) Megan Miranda (Corte Madera)

Wednesday, 5/24 – David Brazil w/ Julien Poirier

Wednesday, 5/31 – Wendy Lesser (Berkeley)

Saturday, 6/3 – (3pm) Bay Area Poets Coalition: First Saturday (Berkeley)

Thursday, 6/8 – Jenny Forrester w/ Ariel Gore

Wednesday, 6/14 – Fireside Storytelling: Bad Decisions

Wednesday, 6/21 – Achy Obejas

Saturday, 6/24 – (5pm) R-Dub Death (Oakland)