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October 2018

MARY: A Journal of New Writing

October 5 @ 8:00 am - November 7 @ 8:00 am

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Litquake 2018

October 11 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

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Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Presents Poetic Tuesdays with Litquake

October 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Jessie Square, 736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents Poetic Tuesdays guest curated by Litquake, Poetic Tuesdays features an array of poets and music.

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Hope Ewing — MOVERS AND SHAKERS

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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MORE INFO TO COME Event date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 7:00pm Event address: East Bay Booksellers 5433 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618

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John Freeman in conversation with Rebecca Solnit

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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This event cosponsored by LITQUAKE in conjunction with City Lights and Grove Press celebrating the release of Freeman's Literary Journal: POWER Issue published by Grove Press From the voices of protestors to the encroachment of a new fascism, everywhere we look, power is revealed. Spouse to spouse, soldier to citizen, looker to gazed upon, power is never static: it is either demonstrated or deployed. Its hoarding is itself a demonstration. This thought-provoking issue of the acclaimed literary annual Freeman's explores who gets…

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John Jay Osborn

October 16 @ 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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John Jay Osborn discusses his new novel Listen to the Marriage. About Listen to the Marriage Gretchen and Steve have been married for a long time. Living in San Francisco, recently separated, with two children and demanding jobs, they've started going to a marriage counselor. Unfolding over the course of ten months and taking place entirely in the marriage counselor's office, John Jay Osborn's Listen to the Marriage is the story of a fractured couple in a moment of crisis, and of the…

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DD Guttenplan & Michael Lerner: Next Republic: Rise of New Majority

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue
Berkeley, 94705
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$12 - $15

KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents D.D. Guttenplan & Michael Lerner The Next Republic: The Rise of a Radical New Majority wheelchair access advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit more info: kpfa.org/events Co-sponsored by St. John's Presbyterian Church Exactly who are the new progressive leaders emerging to lead the post-Trump return to democracy in America? National political correspondent D.D. Guttenplan's The Next Republic is an extraordinarily intense and wide-ranging history of the recent fall and incipient…

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BINDERY: Erin Gibson / Feminasty: The Complicated Woman’s Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself to Death

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts a special evening with Erin Gibson for her debut book of essays Feminasty: The Complicated Woman’s Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself to Death. Please join us!   Erin Gibson has a singular goal - to create a utopian future where women are recognized as humans. In FEMINASTY—titled after her nickname on the hit podcast "Throwing Shade”—she has written a collection of make-you-laugh-until-you-cry essays that expose the hidden rules that make life as a woman unnecessarily hard and deconstructs them in a way that's bold,…

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John Kaag discusses his new book, Hiking With Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are

October 17 @ 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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John Kaag discusses his new book, Hiking With Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are. Praise For Hiking With Nietzsche "Meditative . . . thought provoking . . . Kaag has crafted a stirring account of a personal encounter with a great mind." --Publishers Weekly   "Kaag succeeds . . . through his courage to approach Nietzsche, and philosophy in general, from a personal―and not just intellectual―perspective . . . .A meditative work full of self-understanding that will resonate with anyone who…

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Lyrics & Dirges: A Monthly Reading Series

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94704 United States
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Wednesday, October 17, 7:30pm This Recurring Event is at Pegasus Books Downtown Lyrics & Dirges: A Monthly Reading Series Lyrics and Dirges is our flagship monthly reading series featuring a mix of prominent, emerging and beginning writers. Its aim is to highlight various forms of writing in an effort to spotlight the diverse literary community of the Bay Area. Hosted and Curated by Mk Chavez and Sharon Coleman. Every third Wednesday of the month at Pegasus Books Downtown. Event date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:30pm Event address:…

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H O L L O W A Y : R E A D I N G : S E R I E S Tom Pickard

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maude Fife Room, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Tom Pickard READINGS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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The City Is Already Speaking: The Sound of Calle 24 Live Reading

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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$5

Join United Booksellers, San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, and the poets for what is likely to be the last live reading of 2018 from the limited edition chapbook, The City Is Already Speaking: The Sound of Calle 24  Featured readers: *Josiah Luis Alderete * Dee Allen * Simon Crafts * Flavia Elisa * E.K. Keith * Thea Matthews * Linda Noel * Raul Ruiz * Denise Sullivan & Ricardo Tavarez plus special guests. join United Booksellers, San Francisco Poet…

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The Simpsons and Other Jewish Families-Mike Reiss

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20 - $25

Mike Reiss, former head writier for The Simpsons, has written more than 300 episodes and won four Emmys for his work on the show. He will be talking about his 30-year career in the writer's room as well as his new book "Springfield Confidential." Book sales and signing follow talk. Presented in conjunction with The Litquake Literary Festival.

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H. Bruce Franklin discusses his new book Crash Course: From the Good War to the Forever War

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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H. Bruce Franklin discusses his new book Crash Course: From the Good War to the Forever War. About Crash Course Growing up during the Second World War, H. Bruce Franklin believed what he was told: that America's victory would lead to a new era of world peace. Like most Americans, he was soon led to believe in a world-wide Communist conspiracy that menaced the United States, forcing the nation into a disastrous war in Korea. But once he joined the U.S.…

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Erica Dawson — WHEN RAP SPOKE STRAIGHT TO GOD

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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Thursday, October 18 7:00pm MORE INFO TO COME Event date: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00pm Event address: East Bay Booksellers 5433 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618

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Carolyn Miller & Carol Moldaw

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave
San Rafael , CA 94901 United States
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Carolyn Miller is a poet and painter living in San Francisco. Route 66 and Its Sorrows, her most recent book of poetry, was published by Terrapin Books in 2017. Two other full-length collections, Light, Moving (2009) and After Cocteau (2002), were published by Sixteen Rivers Press. Miller’s work has appeared The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Gettysburg Review, among other journals, and her awards include the James Boatwright III Prize for Poetry from Shenandoah and the Rainmaker Award from Zone 3. Carol Moldaw is the author of Beauty Refracted, a poetry…

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Damion Searls discusses his translation of Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl, by Uwe Johnson. Sponsored by The Center for the Art of Translation

October 18 @ 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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Damion Searls discusses his translation of Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl, by Uwe Johnson. Sponsored by The Center for the Art of Translation. About Anniversaries A landmark of 20th Century literature about New York in the late 1960s, now in English for the first time. Late in 1967, Uwe Johnson, already one of the most celebrated German novelists of his generation, set out to write a book that would take the form of an entry for every…

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Alice Walker:Taking the Arrow Out Of the Heart

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$12 - $15

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM and Marcus Books present ALICE WALKER Taking the Arrow Out Of the Heart Hosted by Nina Serrano Tickets: $12, Marcus Books, Pegasus Books (3 stores), Books Inc (Berkeley), Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs. Dalloway's, $15 door, Benefit KPFA Alice Walker, author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Novel, The Color Purple, now offers us seventy poems ranging from personal self-inquiry into the liberating world of activism, love, hope and gratitude. Whether…

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Lit Crawl SF

October 20
The Mission, the mission
San Francisco, CA United States
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FREE! One of the most anticipated literary nights of the year, San Francisco's Lit Crawl began in 2004, and has grown to attract nearly 10,000 people. Today, it is the world’s largest such event.

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LITQUAKE! LIT-Crawl

October 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Please join us for a great night of literary fun along 24th Street! Phase 1:  FLOR Y CANTO 2018 https://www.facebook.com/SFFloryCanto/ Phase 2:  FORUM Magazine https://www.facebook.com/ForumMagazine/ Phase 3:  THE RACKET https://www.facebook.com/theracketseries/

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14th Annual Lit Crawl SF: Hazel Reading Series / The Escapery

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St
San Francisco , CA 94110 United States
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Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 Time: 6pm doors, 6:30pm event Admission: Free Hazel Reading Series features an all-star lineup of readers. After the intermission, The Escapery readers explore life’s peaks and craters, the ways that the moonshine reaches all of us, the glint and glare of love and death, and the waning gleam of the moon as we move through our lives. One of the most anticipated literary nights of the year, Lit Crawl San Francisco is a massive, one-night literary pub…

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InsideStorytime SHADOW

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Incline Gallery, 766 Valencia St
San Francisco, 94110 United States
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part of phase 2 of the 2018 San Francisco Lit Crawl, will take place at Incline Gallery, 766 Valencia Street, San Francisco, Saturday October 20th, 6.30-7.30 pm, featuring Emer Martin (The Cruelty Men), Colin Winnette (The Job of the Wasp), Anca Szil�gyi (Daughters of the Air), Cyrus Armajani (Benefits of Doubt), and Simi Singh Juneja.

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Poets Chernoff & Chernovski

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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Poets Chernoff & Chernovski

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BOOKSMITH: Phoebe Robinson presents Everything is Trash, But It’s Okay at Public Works SF

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Public Works, 161 Erie Street
San Francisco , CA 94103 United States
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$35

Booksmith presents a special evening with Phoebe Robinsonfor her new book, Everything is Trash, But It's Okay. Please join us at Public Works! Please note: this event is 21+, and all tickets include a copy of Everything is Trash, But It's Okay. 1 ticket = 1 book. No exceptions. Tickets can be purchased here. Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress who is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit WNYC Studios podcast 2 Dope Queens, which was turned into four one-hour,…

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SPANISH LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB MEETING

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Details soon! To join the book group please contact iranyi@me.com

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