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July 2017

Guqin, Wong, + Hsu

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Clarion Music Performing Arts Center, 816 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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$20 - $25

Poetry + tea!

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ARC Youth Fest 2017

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaze
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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ARC Youth Fest is the only outdoor summer art festival put on for youth by youth artists. Artists range from 13 to 24 years old.

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Cipactli release party

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join us to celebrate the release of a new volume of Cipactli!

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Bay Area Poetry Marathon

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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At the Bay Area Poetry Marathon, poets from across the U.S. and the Bay Area celebrate innovative poetry in a series of readings throughout the summer.

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Saturday Night Special, A “Freedom” Open Mic

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Nick’s Lounge, 3218 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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3 minute maximum open mic, first come, first serve, on the topic of freedom.

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July 2017 Poetry at Florey’s

July 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Florey’s Book Co., 2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044 United States
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Free

Featured poets, followed by an open mic. Share your poems, or just listen.

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Poetry & Place Reading

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arlington Clubhouse, 1120 Arlington Blvd 94530
El Cerrito, CA 94530 United States
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Our Summer Poetry & Place reading will be on 6/30 featuring Robert Hass & Michelle Lin. All ages open mic. Hope to see you at the Arlington Clubhouse!

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Howell, Millar, + Laux

July 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 5433 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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Copies of Kingdom and Duet will also be available at the event.

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Bona Fide Storytelling

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
StageWerx, 466 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$15

Bawdy Storytelling ("The Moth for Pervs" -LA Weekly) is America's Original Sex + Storytelling series featuring Real People & Rockstars sharing their bona fide sexual exploits, live onstage.

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Tim Taranto

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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Please join Green Apple Books on Clement street Monday, July 31st at 7:00pm as we welcome Author Tim Taranto, reading from and discussing his book Ars Botanica.

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August 2017

Heather Bourbeau + James Tracy

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Beach, SF Public Library, 850 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Join us every Tuesday evening in the historic literary epicenter of San Francisco to hear poets from near and far read their work!

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Wayne + Rick’s Big Castro Publication Party!

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro Street
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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Wayne Goodman and Rick May celebrate the publication of their new books Tuesday, August 1, 7pm at Dog Eared Books Castro, with friends Lori Ostlund + Anne Raeff.

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Rob Reid

August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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The Booksmith is excited to host Rob Reid as he discusses his new novel, Forever On. Join us!

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Eugene Lim w/ Mauro Javier Cardenas

August 1 @ 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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Eugene Lim discusses his new novel, Dear Cyborgs, with Mauro Javier Cardenas.

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Kim Shuck

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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We are pleased and proud to welcome Kim to Bird & Beckett for this reading at the outset of her two-year term as Poet Laureate of San Francisco.

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Community Voices: Poets Speak George Higgins

August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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George Higgins is an Oakland poet and actor.

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Robert Moor

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Berkeley, 1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94710 United States
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Award-winning journalist Robert Moor discusses his critically-acclaimed book, On Trails: An Exploration.

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Jack Micheline: Cockymoon Book Release

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Join The Beat Museum and Zeitgeist Press for the release of Cockymoon, the first new collection of poems by Jack Micheline in a decade!

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BAPC First Saturday Reading

August 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Strawberry Creek Lodge, 1320 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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Come and enjoy a friendly and informal read-around -- 3-5 minutes per poet/reader, or "just listening" is fine too.

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Present Minds, New Poetry

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Joining Sarah and Jason will be fellow bay area writers Nora Toomey, Alicia Franco, Colin Partch, and Brett Carson.

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Jonny Sun w/ Selena Larson

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Seating is limited, and you can reserve a seat by pre-ordering the book.

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Poetry Flash w/ Cassandra Dallett + Bruce Isaacson

August 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 5433 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland hosts another installment of Poetry Flash.

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

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Readings + an open mic!

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Swan Huntley

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Passage Marin, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925 United States
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The Descendants meets Single White Female in this captivating novel about a woman who moves her family to Hawaii, only to find herself wrapped up in a dangerous friendship, from the celebrated author of We Could Be Beautiful.

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Bright Heroines in Dark Times: A She Writes Mystery Tour

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro Street
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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Five mystery writers with tough and original heroines discuss how and why they write crime and suspense.

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