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April 2017

Oakland Noir

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Moderated by Eddie Muller & Jerry Thompson with Kim Addonizio, Nick Petrulakis, Jamie DeWolf, Joe Loya.

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Andres Barba + Yiyun Li

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Andres Barba discusses his new novel, Such Small Hands, with Yiyun Li, followed by a party sponsored by Transit Books.

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Jacqueline Winspear

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Jacqueline Winspear reads from her latest Maisie Dobbs adventure, In This Grave Hour.

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Anselm Berrigan + Hoa Nguyen

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith is delighted to host local literary nonprofit Small Press Traffic as they present two superb visiting poets, Anselm Berrigan + Hoa Nguyen.

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Matthew Isaac Sobin

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Passage San Francisco, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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In The Last Machine in the Solar System, life on Earth ended billions of years ago, but the last machine carries on.

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Red Light Lit: Happy Hour

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PianoFight, 144 Taylor St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Featured readers include: Peter Thomas Bullen, Allyson Darling, Fred Dodsworth, Nick Jaina, Ari Moskowitz, Xan Roberti and more.

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Andrés Barba

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 5433 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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Andrés Barba discusses and signs "Such Small Hands".

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Perfectly Queer East Bay Reading “National Poetry Month”

April 26 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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What you will donation, free refreshments, and door prizes for the prompt!

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$29

Rebecca Skloot

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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Skloot specializes in narrative science writing and has explored a wide range of topics, including tissue ownership rights, race and medicine, and food politics in The New York Times Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, Discover, and elsewhere.

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John Waters

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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John Waters reads from his new book, Make Trouble, and delivers advice for artists, graduates and anyone trying to make a living as a creative person.

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Shanthi Sekaran

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A2 Cafe, 5212 Broadway St
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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She's a member of the SF Writers' Grotto and the Portuguese Artists Colony.

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Cory Doctorow + John Scalzi

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Discussing Doctorow's book, Walkaway, and Scalzi's book The Collapsing Empire.

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The Impossible Fairy Tale: Korean Author Han Yujoo in Conversati

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Lab, 2948 16th Street
San Francisco , CA 94103 United States
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Long known as a vital, innovative author in her native Korea (as well as the publisher of Oulipopress), Han Yujoo here presents her first full-length book to be translated into English, The Impossible Fairy Tale (tr. Janet Hong). Called a "stunning debut" by Kirkus in a starred review, and praised as "a new kind of literary horror, as intellectual as it is transfixing” by Sarah Gerard, The Impossible Fairy Tale is a remarkable book. Come meet this exciting Korean author…

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David Shapiro

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Celebrating the release of his new poetry collection In Memory of an Angel.

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$10 - $20

Ericka Huggins

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grand Lake Theatre, 3200 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610 United States
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Activist, former political prisoner, and poet Ericka Huggins reaches into her own history, reading the words of her sheroes and heroes.

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Lemony Snicket/Cogswell College Silent Reading Party

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cogswell College, 191 Baypointe Parkway
San Jose, CA 95134 United States
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So come read, raise a glass and support literature in public schools!

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Orlando White + Patrick James Dunagan

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco , CA 94132 United States
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Orlando White receives the Poetry Center Book Award for LETTERRS and reads with award judge Patrick James Dunagan.

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Jackie Townsend

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. in The Marina, 2251 Chestnut St
San Francisco , CA 94123 United States
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Jackie Townsend shares her compelling new novel, The Absence of Evelyn.

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Talking Down to Trump

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941 United States
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Talking Down to Trump is an evening featuring short film, reading, and live dance performance, as well as group meditation organized by artists, activists, and mothers who work, live, and resist in the Bay Area.

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Trane to Africa

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Celebrating National Poetry Month!

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Shanghai Faithful: Jennifer Lin

April 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Chinatown Meeting Room, 1135 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Jennifer Lin dramatizes her family history in her new book, Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family

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Poetry Workshop: Writing Home

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St
San Francisco , CA 94115 United States
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The workshop includes a discussion and featured readings by Nathalie Khankan, Lena Khalif Tuffah, + Priscilla Wathington.

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Call & Response: Readings by 100 Days Action Poets

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Clarion Alley, Clarion Alley
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Clarion Alley reading series for an afternoon of solidarity, joy, grim resilience, and a way forward.

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Michael Chabon

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Michael Chabon joins us on Independent Bookstore Day to read from his new novel, Moonglow. The classic arcade game Moon Patrol will also be available to play!

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Saturday Night Special: An “Elevator Pitch” Open Mic

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nick’s Lounge, 3218 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Three minute poems, stories, comedic sketches, songs, dances, or sales pitches on the optional theme.

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