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December 2018

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES… OAKLAND EDITION

December 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Starline Social Club, 2236 martin Luther King Jr Way
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Thursday, December 20, 2018 7:30 PM  11:00 PM Starline Social Club (map) THIS SHOW IS IN OAKLAND!!! Doors at 7:30pm Show at 8pm $10 at the door... & NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS You're Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes... the OAKLAND EDITION w/ Chelsea Coleman On December 20th, 2018 we will gather in the side room of the Starline Social Club at 7:30pm. At 8pm we will begin a night of music, poetry, storytelling, and emotions-feeling. The theme…

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January 2019

POETS! – featured readers to be announced followed by an open mic

January 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gigi Pandian: The Alchemist’s Illusion

January 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Passage San Francisco, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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Gigi Pandian presents The Alchemist’s Illusion, a story of the centuries-old alchemist Zoe Faust who is tired of running from her past. She’s finally got her life on track in Portland, Oregon, gardening and cooking in her fixer-upper house with her mischievous best friend, Dorian the gargoyle chef. It seems like the perfect life for Zoe―until she discovers that her old mentor Nicolas Flamel, who she thought had abandoned her, has been imprisoned. Book Passage San Francisco 1 Ferry Building San…

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Public Speaking for Authors

January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Writers specialize in carefully chosen words. But when it comes time to share their work, they must learn to think on their feet, compose with their tongues, and look their readers in the eye. Sponsored by the Bay Area Authors Guild, this program will provide practical tips for writers seeking to make their readings, interviews and other public appearances as compelling as their texts.   A National Best-Selling author and Hall of Fame Speaker with a Ph.D. in communications, Bay Area Authors Guild…

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The Match Book: Tenderloin Historical Ephemera Project

January 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St
San Francisco , CA United States
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Join the Tenderloin Museum for the opening reception of our Matchbook Map Exhibit, featuring a searchable, interactive touchscreen map that connects matchbook imagery to historical info on the associated business and address, and links to information about the present day site. We’ll be presenting this new permanent exhibit in conjunction with a temporary exhibit, the Tenderloin Ephemera Exhibition, featuring historical Tenderloin ephemera from the 1920’s-1950’s — including bar signs, glassware, postcards, menus, matchbooks et al. These small, seemingly ordinary mementos…

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Voz Sin Tinta: Our monthly bilingual poetry series and open mic.

January 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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NYMBC Presents KIERSTEN WHITE & ADRIENNE YOUNG at Palo Alto

January 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Palo Alto, 74 Town & Country Village
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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Not Your Mother's Book Club presents New York Times-bestselling author Kiersten White in celebration of Slayer--book one in her brand-new series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Kiersten will be in conversation with Adrienne Young, author of the much-buzzed debut fantasy Sky in the Deep. About Slayer: Into every generation a Slayer is born... Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It's hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher's Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here…

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ALISON HART at Books Inc. Alameda

January 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Alameda, 1344 Park Street
Alameda, CA 94501 United States
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Renowned local poet and writer Alison Hart shares her stunning work of literary fiction, Mostly White. This special event will include a Reader's Theater performance featuring Alison Hart, Lady H a.k.a. Haninah Abdullah, Cynthia Onetta Toliver, Robert Fisher, Gloria Fisher, and Keith Grier. A family saga: four generations of mixed-race African American, Native American, and Irish women experience intergenerational trauma as well as the healing brought by nature and music, leading to triumphant resilience. Mostly White begins in 1890 when Emma, a mixed-race Native American and African American girl, is beaten by nuns…

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Paul Skenazy, Temper CA

January 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019 - 7:00PM This is an advanced event listing. Please check back for updated information, or sign up for our events emails. This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for open seating are usually set up about an hour before the event begins. If you have ADA accommodation requests for this event, please e-mail info@bookshopsantacruz.com by January 8th. Joy Temper grew up wandering the woods of Temper, CA, a Gold Rush town her family helped establish…

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Thomas Kohnstamm: Lake City

January 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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East Bay Booksellers welcomes Thomas Kohnstamm to discuss his new new book Lake City. He will be in conversation with Broke-Ass Stuart Schuffman. The novel’s setting is Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood during the 2001 holiday season. In the wake of the 9/11 tragedy and at the peak of Seattle’s first wave of tech-boom gentrification--a wave that never quite made it to his neighborhood--Lane Beuche schemes how to win back his wife (and her trust fund). East Bay Booksellers 5433 College Avenue…

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ANGELA Y. DAVIS & IBRAM X. KENDI

January 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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ANGELA Y. DAVIS & IBRAM X. KENDI In Conversation with Jeff Chang Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7:30 pm Venue: Nourse Theater Series: Cultural Studies  Buy Tickets | Buy Series Tickets | 415.392.4400 A teacher, writer, scholar, and activist, Angela Y. Davis first received national attention in 1969, after being removed from her teaching position at UCLA for her social activism and membership to the Communist Party. In 1970, she was placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List” on false charges, which culminated in one of the most…

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Writers with Drinks

January 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$5 - $20

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019: Colin Winnette (The Job of the Wasp) Simon Sheppard (Man on Man: The Best of Simon Sheppard) Izzy Oneiric (The Year Is Sunday: a lyric memoir) John Briscoe (Crush: The Triumph of California Wine) Cost: $5 to $20, no-one turned away All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture. At The Make Out Room 3225 22nd St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.  

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Non-Fiction Discussion Group: Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard

January 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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Evolution of Desire: A Life of René Girard NOTE: Cynthia Haven literary critic and local author will join us to discuss her book at this month’s meeting. Please be sure to RSVP! René Girard (1923-2015) was one of the leading thinkers of our era--a provocative sage who offered a bold, sweeping vision of human nature, human history, and human destiny. In this first-ever biographical study, Cynthia L. Haven traces the evolution of Girard's thought in parallel with his life and…

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JENN STROUD ROSSMAN at Books Inc. in The Marina

January 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. in The Marina, 2251 Chestnut St
San Francisco , CA 94123 United States
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Pushcart Prize-nominee Jenn Stroud Rossman shares her witty debut novel, The Place You're Supposed to Laugh. It's 2002 in Silicon Valley. 9/11's still fresh, the dot-com bubble has burst, and holy calamity is raining down on 14-year-old Chad Loudermilk. His father is about to lose his job, his mother isn't the same since Chad's grandma died, and as one of the few black kids at tony Palo Alto High School, Chad's starting to wonder about his birth parents. Next door lives dot-com mogul…

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Incantatory Prophet: Raúl Zurita / Norma Cole and Forrest Gander in conversation

January 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Norma Cole and Forrest Gander discuss and read from the work of one of Latin America's most celebrated and controversial poets, Raúl Zurita celebrating the release of INRI by Raúl Zurita, translated by William Rowe, forward by Norma Cole published by New York Review Books In 2001, the president of Chile publicly acknowledged that many of the bodies of the people who had disappeared under the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet would never be recovered. The victims had been flown…

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Brittany Ackerman and Francesca Bell

January 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Brittany Ackerman discusses her new memoir, The Perpetual Motion Machine, with Francesca Bell. About The Perpetual Motion Machine Inspired by a brother's high school science project--a perpetual motion machine that could save the world--the Perpetual Motion Machine is a memoir in essays that attempts to save a sibling by depicting the visceral pain that accompanies longing for some past impossibility. The collection has been a science project in its study of memory, in the calculation and plotting of the moments that make up a…

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ANA ARANDA at Books Inc. Opera Plaza

January 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness
San Francisco , CA 94107 United States
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Join internationally exhibited artist Ana Aranda in celebration of her delightful new bilingual picture book, ¡Our Celebración!: ¡la Celebracion! (Ages 5+) It's a sunny summer day. Come join the crowd headed for the parade! Marvel at the people riding motorcycles, bicycles, tricycles, and unicycles. Duck out of the way as firefighters spray water on hot spectators. Clap to the music as bands of musicians playing clarinetes, saxophones, flautas, trumpets, and drums march by. Feast on lemonade, watermelon, tacos, and ice cream. Wave to the corn…

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LYNDSAY FAYE at Books Inc. in Alameda

January 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Alameda, 1344 Park Street
Alameda, CA 94501 United States
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Lyndsay Faye, author of Edgar-nominated Jane Steele and Gods of Gotham, will discuss her exciting new historical thriller, The Paragon Hotel, which follows Alice “Nobody” from Prohibition-era Harlem to Portland’s the Paragon Hotel. The year is 1921, and “Nobody” Alice James is on a cross-country train, carrying a bullet wound and fleeing for her life following an illicit drug and liquor deal gone horribly wrong. Desperate to get as far away as possible from New York City and those who want her dead, she has her…

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MATT COYLE with TERRY SHAMES at Books Inc. Berkeley

January 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Berkeley, 1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94710 United States
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Joining Books Inc. in Berkeley for an evening of thrills and chills with award-winning mystery writer Matt Coyle sharing his intriguing new novel, Wrong Light: Rick Cahill #5. Matt will be in conversation with Mystery Writers of America member Terry Shames, author of the charming Samuel Craddock mystery series. About Wrong Light: Perfect for hard-boiled PI and Noir fans who like a tainted hero living by his own code. Naomi Hendrix's sexy voice hovering over the radio waves isn't the only thing haunting the Southern California nights. A demented soul is stalking…

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Jessica Trounstine

January 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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discussing the subject of her new book Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities from Cambridge University Press Segregation by Design draws on more than 100 years of quantitative and qualitative data from thousands of American cities to explore how local governments generate race and class segregation. Starting in the early twentieth century, cities have used their power of land use control to determine the location and availability of housing, amenities (such as parks), and negative land…

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BINDERY: Jeremy N. Smith / Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien”

January 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Jeremy N. Smith for Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien". Please join us!   When she arrived at MIT in the 1990s, Alien was quickly drawn to the school’s tradition of high-risk physical trespassing: the original “hacking.” Within a year, one of her hallmates was dead and two others were arraigned. Alien’s adventures were only just beginning.   After a stint at the storied, secretive Los Alamos National Laboratory, Alien was recruited by a top…

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Stevan Allred and Renee Macalino Rutledge

January 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Stevan Allred discusses his new novel, The Alehouse at the End of the World with Renee Macalino Rutledge. About The Alehouse at the End of the World When a fisherman receives a mysterious letter about his beloved's demise, he sets off in his skiff to find her on the Isle of the Dead. The Alehouse at the End of the World is an epic comedy set in the sixteenth century, where bawdy Shakespearean love triangles play out with shapeshifting avian demigods and a…

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Rachel Roy & Ava Dash: 96 Words for Love

January 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Passage San Francisco, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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Rachel Roy & Ava Dash: 96 Words for Love 01/17/2019 - 6:00pm Fiction Reading/Talk Ever since her acceptance to UCLA, 17-year-old Raya Liston has been quietly freaking out. She feels simultaneously lost and trapped by a future already mapped out for her. Then her beloved grandmother dies, and Raya jumps at the chance to spend her last free summer at the ashram in India where her grandmother met and fell in love with her grandfather. Raya hopes to find her…

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Book Launch with TONY PLATT at Books Inc. Berkeley

January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Berkeley, 1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94710 United States
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Tony Platt, Distinguished Affiliated Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Society, UC Berkeley, discusses his groundbreaking new work, Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States. Beyond These Walls is an ambitious and far-ranging exploration that tracks the legacy of crime and imprisonment in the United States, from the historical roots of the American criminal justice system to our modern state of over-incarceration, and offers a bold vision for a new future. Author Tony Platt,…

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AZATI SEHATTI at Books Inc. Mountain View

January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Mountain View, 301 Castro St
Mountain View , CA 94041 United States
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Family nurse practitioner, nutritional consultant and health educator Azati Sehatti discusses her critical guides The Inner Control Is the True Control: Making Lasting Lifestyle Changes and The Inner Control Is the True Control Workbook. The Inner Control Is The True Control empowers you to make lasting lifestyle and behavioral changes. It embarks on this journey by helping you to cultivate principles and values that prompt positive internal dialogues and support mindfulness, compassion, and forgiveness. As you gain awareness, cultivate self-compassion, and learn to forgive and let go…

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