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March 2019

Queeriosity: Writing + Performance Workshop (Youth Centered)

March 20 @ 5:00 pm - May 22 @ 6:00 pm
Qulture Collective, 1714 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Free

Queeriosity: Writing and Performance workshops celebrates LGBTQQIA+ youth voices in the Bay Area. Taught by Youth Speaks poets including Sarah O'Neal and Janae Johnson. Every Wednesday | March 20th - May 22 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Qulture Collective, 1714 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94607 (near 19th Street BART) This LGBTQIA+ centered workshop will explore personal and historical narratives that (re)frame perceptions of language, sexuality & gender. Participants will be encouraged to write, learn performance techniques, and create the dopest space…

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April 2019

Rebecca Foust & Nicholas Friedman

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington Avenue
Albany, CA 94706
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Rebecca Foust’s book Paradise Drive  won the 2015 Press 53 Prize for Poetry, and was widely reviewed in such venues as the Times Literary Supplement, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, Huffington Post, Georgia Review, Harvard Review, and Hudson Review.  Her other books include All That Gorgeous Pitiless Song (2010), winner of the Many Mountains Moving Book Prize, God, Seed: Poetry & Art About the Natural World (Small Press Distribution, 2010), winner of the Foreword Review Book of the Year Award for Poetry, and Mom’s Canoe and Dark Card, recipients of the Robert Phillips Chapbook Poetry Prize in…

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Independent Bookstore Day 2019

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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Bookshop Santa Cruz will be celebrating Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27th, 2019, all day long, from opening at 9 am to close at 11 pm! Check back for our events and opportunities this year, or sign up for our events emails. What is Independent Bookstore Day? Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.  Every store is unique and independent, and every party is…

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Independent Bookstore Day

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00pm Independent Bookstore Day is two things: your one & only chance to buy one-of-a-kind, limited edition books and literary gifts.  Never again; never online. AND it's a party in a bookstore! We're still developing the plans for the day, but so far we know we'll have: free on-demand poetry by Silvi of The Poetry Store from noon to 2pm.  Her time is on us, but tips are appreciated. a free scavenger hunt around the store free beer (locally made, of course)…

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INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY!

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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events and special offers tba http://www.indiebookstoreday.com

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Poetry Flash

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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Details to Come! Event date: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 3:00pm Event address: East Bay Booksellers 5433 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618

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David Zeltser, The Night Library

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019 - 4:00PM 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 any ADA accommodation requests, please e-mail info@bookshopsantacruz.com by April 26th, 2019. The Polar Express meets The Night at the Museum in this fantastical picture-book adventure about the magic of books…

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Bill McKibben

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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$15 – $45

Thirty years ago, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he’s broadening that warning: the entire human game has begun to play itself out. Join us for an event with one of America’s most outspoken climate activists. Since authoring his landmark 1989 book on climate change, The End of Nature, McKibben’s work continues to provoke authority. In 2007, Deep Economy predicted the "shop local” movement while criticizing the too-rapid growth of multi-national corporations as they…

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Grace Schulman

April 29 @ 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 book Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage published by Turtle Point Press Grace Schulman is an award-winning poet and the author of seven collections of poems. She has had long posts as Poetry Editor of the Nation magazine, Director of the Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y, and Distinguished Professor at CUNY's Baruch College, where she still teaches. But her love for her scientist husband and her care for him through his long illness proved to…

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SAMIN NOSRAT & LINDY WEST In Conversation with Allison P. Davis

April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$29

SAMIN NOSRAT & LINDY WEST In Conversation with Allison P. Davis Monday, April 29, 2019, 7:30 pm Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater Series: Social Studies Tickets Sold Out! Samin Nosrat is a cook, teacher, and author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. She is an Eat columnist at The New York Times Magazine and the host and executive producer of the Netflix original documentary series based on her book. Nosrat learned to cook at Chez Panisse, alongside Benedetta Vitali and Dario Cecchini in Italy,…

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D. Watkins

April 29 @ 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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D. Watkins discusses his new book We Speak For Ourselves: A Word From Forgotten Black America. Praise for We Speak for Ourselves “D. Watkins is uniquely equipped to communicate our political and social challenges of urban America, not only through the lens of academia but through empirical knowledge as well. He is the voice of the future seamlessly blending the wisdom of the streets and intellectual prowess in a way I have never experienced before.” —Jada Pinkett Smith “Reading We Speak for Ourselves, I…

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Foucault in California

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Heather Dundas in conversation with David Wade celebrating the release of Foucault in California : A True Story—Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death by Simeon Wade, Foreword by Heather Dundas published by Heyday Books In The Lives of Michel Foucault, David Macey quotes the iconic French philosopher as speaking "nostalgically…of 'an unforgettable evening on LSD, in carefully prepared doses, in the desert night, with delicious music, nice people.'" This came to pass in 1975, when Foucault spent…

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Norman Fischer – -The World Could Be Otherwise

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes Norman Fishcher to discuss his new new book The World Could Be Otherwise, on Tuesday, April 30th at 7pm. An imaginative approach to spiritual practice in difficult times, through the Buddhist teaching of the six paramitas or "perfections"--qualities that lead to kindness, wisdom, and an awakened life. In frightening times, we wish the world could be otherwise. With a touch of imagination, it can be. Imagination helps us see what’s hidden, and it shape-shifts reality’s roiling twisting waves. In this inspiring reframe…

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COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE WITH BILL MCKIBBEN & MUSTAFA SANTIAGO ALI In Conversation with May Boeve

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE WITH BILL MCKIBBEN & MUSTAFA SANTIAGO ALI In Conversation with May Boeve Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7:30 pm Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater Series: Conversations on Science  Buy Tickets | Buy Series Tickets | 415.392.4400 Bill McKibben is an author, environmentalist, activist, and the co-founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement. His first book,The End of Nature, is considered the first book about climate change written for a general readership. McKibben has been awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, The Gandhi Prize, a…

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May 2019

Berkeley 2050

May 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Berkeley 2050 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse Climate change is a pressing and urgent global issue and a challenge that needs planet and human focused solutions. Join UC Berkeley’s Director of Sustainability and UC Berkeley’s Executive Director, Center for Environmental Public Policy, for a lively discussion highlighting policy and implementation action happening in the state, bay area cities, and the UC system to reduce carbon emissions. The state has signed into law numerous policies designed to…

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READING Jenn McCreary and Norma Cole

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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READING Jenn McCreary and Norma Cole May 1, 2019 7:00 PM Artists' Television Access 992 valencia street, san francisco, ca FREE Free for members

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Alan Bernheimer and Alli Warren

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue
BERKELEY, 94704-2322
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Wednesday, May 01, 2019 7:00 PM Location:  In the basement 2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley Website Alan Bernheimer’s latest collection of poetry is From Nature (Cuneiform Press, 2019). Recent work has appeared at Across the Margin and at SFMOMA’s Open Space and in The Equalizer, The Delineator, and Hambone. The Spoonlight Institute was published by Adventures in Poetry in 2009. Born and raised in Manhattan, he has lived in the Bay Area since the 1970s. He produces a portrait gallery of…

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DAVID BROOKS In Conversation with Ryan Bauer

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$49

DAVID BROOKS In Conversation with Ryan Bauer Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 7:30 pm Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater Series: Special Events  Buy Tickets | 415.392.4400 David Brooks is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and appears regularly on PBS NewsHour, NPR’s All Things Considered, and Meet the Press. He is the author of The Road to Character; The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement; Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There; and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future…

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Student reading

May 2 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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One of the year’s liveliest events, the student reading includes winners of the following prizes: Academy of American Poets, Cook, Rosenberg, and Yang, as well as students nominated by Berkeley’s creative writing faculty, Lunch Poems volunteers, and representatives from student publications.

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Barry Gifford

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Seven Stories and City Lights present Barry Gifford celebrating the release of Southern Nights Trilogy: Night People, Arise and Walk, Baby Cat Face from Seven Stories Press Barry Gifford's three Southern Gothic novels, Night People, Arise and Walk, and Baby Cat-Face, may be among the weirdest and best of Gifford's novels for their sheer velocity--the copious, raw violence; the invented religions and gods that make people do things; and how the horrors somehow cohabit—affably—with the genuine pathos and loveliness of the unforgettable characters…

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Miriam Toews and Lydia Kiesling

May 2 @ 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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Miriam Toews discusses her new novel, Women Talking with Lydia Kiesling. Praise for Women Talking “This amazing, sad, shocking, but touching novel, based on a real-life event, could be right out of The Handmaid's Tale.” --Margaret Atwood, on Twitter “An astonishment, a volcano of a novel with slowly and furiously mounting pressures of anguish and love and rage. No other book I've read in the past year has spoken so lucidly about our current moment, and yet none has felt as timeless; the always-wondrous…

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Have a Poet for Lunch: Jocelyn Saidenberg

May 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free – $14
Have a Poet for Lunch: Jocelyn Saidenberg

Hear Bay Area poet Jocelyn Saidenberg present work in dialogue with the exhibition "Show Me as I Want to Be Seen." Many of the poets speaking in this bi-weekly series are rooted in the New Narrative tradition, an experimental writing movement and theory that evolved in San Francisco. "Show Me as I Want to Be Seen" presents the work of groundbreaking French Jewish artist, Surrealist, and activist Claude Cahun (1894-1954) and her lifelong lover and collaborator Marcel Moore (1892-1972) in…

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Nomadic Press & Chapter 510 Black Joy Poetry Anthology Release

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe, 2301 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Nomadic Press will be releasing an anthology written by Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe authors taking part in our Black Joy Workshop: a poetry workshop for black young men ages 13-18, lead by poet and teaching artist Daniel B Summerhill. Get your copy and hear readings by Vernon Keeve III (more TBD) and live music by Azuah Melara at 7pm. Emceed by the ever-fabulous Nazelah Jamison. FREE! Through publications, events, and active community participation, Nomadic Press collectively…

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Brenda Shaughnessy, D.A. Powell, and Roberto Santiago

May 3 @ 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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Brenda Shaughnessy reads from her new collection, The Octopus Museum. Also featuring readings by D.A. Powell, and Roberto Santiago. About The Octopus Museum This collection of bold and scathingly beautiful feminist poems imagines what comes after our current age of environmental destruction, racism, sexism, and divisive politics. Informed by Brenda Shaughnessy's craft as a poet and her worst fears as a mother, the poems in The Octopus Museum blaze forth from her pen: in these pages, we see that what was once a generalized…

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Bronze Age Greece: Mycenaeans & the Origins of Western Civilization

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Marine’s Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, 94102
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$25 – $80

Discover the magnificence of the Mycenaeans. Humanities West brings together a panel of noted scholars to present talks uncovering the Mycenaean story, from ancient tales to the latest archaeological finds, in an effort to deepen our understanding of the roots of Western Civilization. When the Bronze Age ended, oral tales of the Mycenaeans remained and were composed half a millennium later by Homer in the stories of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Most assumed these Homeric tales and the society…

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