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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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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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Amy Glynn & Lucille Lang Day

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington Avenue
Albany, CA 94706-1856
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Amy Glynn is the Poet Laureate of Lafayette, California. She is multi-generational Bay Area native and holds degrees from Mount Holyoke College and Lancaster University, England. Her poems appear widely in journals and anthologies including The Best American Poetry (2010 and 2012). Her first collection, A Modern Herbal, was published by Measure Press in 2013; her second, Romance Language, is forthcoming, also from Measure Press. She has received the SPUR Award of the Association of Western Writers, Poetry Northwest’s Carolyn Kizer Award, scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference,…

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After Hours – Brendan Kiely: Consent and #MeToo

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley , CA 94941 United States
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After Hours - Brendan Kiely: Consent and #MeToo Friday, March 22nd · 7:00pm Wine reception at 6:30pm for registered guests. Through discussion of personal experiences, research, and his novel Tradition, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Brendan Kiely examines issues of consent, privilege, and toxic masculinity as well as their long lasting consequences in the wake of #MeToo and Kavanaugh. Adults and high school students only. Registration recommended. Registration opens March 4th. Add to my:iCal/Outlook When:Friday, March 22, 2019 Time:7:00 PM -…

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Poets Karen Hildebrand and Ron Riekki – with new books

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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Poets Karen Hildebrand and Ron Riekki - with new books   Sun, March 24, 2pm – 4pm

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James Sturm

March 25 @ 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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James Sturm discusses his new graphic novel Off Season. Praise for Off Season "James Sturm's Off Season is a big-hearted meditation on the shifting sands of family and manhood in our uneasy era—I swallowed this book whole and I'll be pressing it on anyone who asks me for a great read this year."—Emily Bazelon, Cohost of Political Gabfest "A haunting examination of the inner life of men in the age of Trump. Off Season is the kind of novel we need in this moment, forcing…

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BERKELEY ARTS & LETTERS: Cory Doctorow / Radicalized

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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$12 – $48

Berkeley Arts & Letters presents New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother and co-editor of BoingBoing Cory Doctorow for his new book Radicalized, a collection of four new, urgent sci-fi novellas of America's present and future from one of the most on-pulse genre voices of our generation.   Please note: This event is ticketed, and will take place at Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley. Tickets, including discounted book bundles, are available in advance here. Unless otherwise noted here, general admission tickets will be available…

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PREET BHARARA In Conversation with Jeffrey Toobin

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7:30 pm Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater Series: Special Events  Buy Tickets | 415.392.4400 Preet Bharara served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017. He oversaw the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases and supervised an office of more than two hundred Assistant U. S. Attorneys, who handled cases involving terrorism, narcotics and arms trafficking, financial and healthcare fraud, cybercrime, public corruption, gang violence, organized crime, and civil rights violations. In…

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Ashley M. Jones, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Monica Sok, and Yaccaira Salvatierra

March 26 @ 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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Ashley M. Jones reads from her new poetry collection dark // thing. Also featuring readings by Tongo Eisen-Martin, Monica Sok, and Yaccaira Salvatierra. dark // thing is a multi-faceted work that explores the darkness/otherness by which the world sees Black people. Ashley M. Jones stares directly into the face of the racism that allows people to be seen as dark things, as objects that can be killed/enslaved/oppressed/devalued. This work, full as it is of slashes of all kinds, ultimately separates darkness from thingness,…

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LAUNCH for Namwali Serpell / The Old Drift

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery is thrilled to host the launch party for Namwali Serpell's debut novel, The Old Drift. Joining her in conversation is Michelle Quint. Please save the date and join us! On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there was once a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. Here begins the epic story of a small African nation, told by a mysterious swarm-like chorus that calls itself man’s greatest nemesis. The tale? A playful panorama of history, fairytale, romance and…

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Carolyn Forche: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Berkeley Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St
Berkeley, 94709
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$12 – $15

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents Carolyn Forche What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance Hosted by Dennis Bernstein advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM info: kpfa.org/events Carolyn Forche is one of the most gifted poets of her generation. Her work-including Blue Hour, The Angel of History, The Country Between Us, and Gathering the Tribes-has been translated into more than twenty languages. For decades, however, the story of…

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Folkland Book Club featuring books from Small Press Distribution

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Oakland Public Library – Main Branch, 125 - 14th Street
Oakland, 94612
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Join us for a monthly book club featuring titles from Small Press Distribution. Pick up a free copy of our March book at the February Book Club meeting (2/27), or at the Main Library Reference desk starting on February 28 while supplies last. MARCH’S BOOK CLUB PICK: BLUETS BY MAGGIE NELSON   Literary Nonfiction. "Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color." A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering…

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Shiv Kotecha, Ed Steck, and Syd Staiti

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, 410 13th Street
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Poets from all over! Converging in one place! On one night! Shiv Kotecha is the author of The Switch (Wonder, 2018) and EXTRIGUE (Make Now, 2015). Writing can also be found in frieze, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, The Believer and elsewhere. Ed Steck is the author of An Interface for a Fractal Landscape (Ugly Duckling Presse), The Garden: Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulation (Ugly Duckling Presse), The Rose (with Adam Marnie, Hassla), Far Rainbow (Make Now Books), The Necro-Luminescence of Pink Mist (Skeleton Man Press), and…

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Katy Butler, The Art of Dying Well

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2019 - 7:00PM This is an advanced event listing. Please check back for updates, 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 an hour before the event begins. Please email info@bookshopsantacruz.com by March 25th, 2018 if you have any ADA accommodation requests. In The Art of Dying Well, Katy Butler seeks to restore an element of the sacred to the process…

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Carolyn Forché

March 27 @ 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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Carolyn Forché discusses her new memoir, What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance. Praise for What You Have Heard Is True “In this searing, vital memoir, Carolyn Forché at last reveals the dark stories behind her famous early poems: she brings alive the brutality, complexity and idealism of El Salvador in the late 1970s, a time of revolution that echoes all too painfully in the present. What You Have Heard Is True, a riveting and essential…

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BERKELEY ARTS & LETTERS: Siri Hustvedt / Memories of the Future

March 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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$12 – $48

Berkeley Arts & Letters presents international bestselling author of The Blazing World Siri Hustvedt for Memories of the Future, a provocative, exuberant novel about time, memory, desire, and the imagination that tells the story of a young Midwestern woman;s first year in New York City in the late 1970s and her obsession with her mysterious neighbor, Lucy Brite.   Please note: This event is ticketed, and will take place at Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley. Tickets, including discounted book bundles, are available in advance here. Unless otherwise…

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THE RACKET!

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Details soon! Hosted by Noah B. Sanders

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Ruby Ray

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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celebrating the release of Ruby Ray: Kalifornia Kool / Photographs 1976-1982 Introduction by Carl Abrahamsson published by Trapart Spanning music, art and literature, the industrial and punk scenes of San Francisco in the late 1970s and early 1980s were diverse but united by a DIY, anti-authoritarian attitude. Photographer Ruby Ray was there to capture it all in the same spirit. With her work appearing in the legendary punk zine Search & Destroy and its successor RE/Search, Ray was at the epicenter of, and a…

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Adam Morris and Chris Jennings

March 28 @ 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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Adam Morris discusses his new book, American Messiahs: False Prophets of a Damned Nation with Chris Jennings. About American Messiahs A history with sweeping implications, American Messiahs challenges our previous misconceptions about “cult” leaders and their messianic power. Mania surrounding messianic prophets has defined the national consciousness since the American Revolution. From Civil War veteran and virulent anticapitalist Cyrus Teed, to the dapper and overlooked civil rights pioneer Father Divine, to even the megalomaniacal Jim Jones, these figures have routinely been dismissed as dangerous…

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Julie Moss / Crawl of Fame: Julie Moss and the Fifteen Feet that Created an Ironman Triathlon Legend

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery and Women Sports Film Festival hosts a special evening with Julie Moss for her new book, co-written with Robert Yehling, Crawl of Fame: Julie Moss and the Fifteen Feet that Created an Ironman Triathlon Legend. Please join us!   In 1982, Julie Moss ran the Ironman triathlon for her college senior research project. Her idea was quirky, even crazy; only a handful of hardcore, highly trained enthusiasts competed in the little-known, 140.6-mile combination of swimming, cycling, and running. Julie brought no experience…

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Nick Estes & Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz Standing Rock vs Dakota Access Pipln

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue
Berkeley, 94705
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$12 – $15

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents NICK ESTES with ROXANNE DUNBAR ORTIZ Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock vs the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM. co-sponsored by St. John's Presbyterian Church In 2016, a small protest encampment at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, initially established to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, grew to be the largest…

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EAR HUSTLE In Conversation with Al Letson

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Friday, March 29, 2019, 7:30 pm Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater Series: Social Studies Tickets Sold Out! Ear Hustle presents stories of life inside prison, shared by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between ​Nigel Poor,​​ a Bay Area visual artist, and ​Earlonne Woods​​, formerly incarcerated at​ San Quentin State Prison​, and was co-founded with fellow inmate ​Antwan Williams. ​​The Ear Hustle team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest, offering a nuanced view…

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LAUNCH for Cindy Derby / How to Walk an Ant

March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery is thrilled to host the launch party for Cindy Derby's debut picture book, How to Walk an Ant. Please save the date and join us for this special afternoon event, which will include a puppetry performance -- with ant puppets! -- and innovative activities for adults and their kids.   There are nine steps to becoming an ant walker, and Amariyah, the expert ant walker, is here to show you how it’s done. This irreverent and quirky picture book follows a…

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April 2019

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

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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POETS! – Michael Koch + Robert Anbian followed by an open mic

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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A Night Horn Press celebration...  On April 1st, poet and Night Horn Press publisher Robert Anbian joins poet Michael Koch to recite verse and celebrate Night Horn's most recent release, Koch's poetry collection Street Theology  The featured readers will be followed by the usual Monday open mic.

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Laurie Halse Anderson

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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$5 – $22

We are thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling, award-winning author Laurie Halse Anderson for her new book, SHOUT, a memoir and call to action for the #MeToo era. Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. In 1999, her groundbreaking, award-winning novel Speak opened the door for a national dialogue about rape culture and consent. Now, twenty years later, she reveals her personal history as a rape survivor…

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