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June 2019

Mariana Mazzucato Rethinking Value

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London, and is Founder and Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose. Mazzucato's work is focused on the economics of innovation; the role of the State in modern capitalism; finance and economic growth; and how to steer innovation in ‘mission oriented’ ways directed at the sustainable development goals. Mazzucato gave a Long Now Seminar in 02014 around her previous book, The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public…

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SPANISH LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB MEETING

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Please join us for a lively discussion about: “Tristana” de Benito Perez Galdos (author will not be present) To join the book group please contact iranyi@me.com

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Thom Hartmann / The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$7 – $25

Berkeley Arts & Letters presents Thom Hartmann for his new book The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment.   With mass shootings continually on the rise, the call for gun control at a fever pitch, and the House recently passing what could be the biggest change to federal gun laws in decades, The Hidden History of Guns and the Second Amendment is the kind of brief and brilliant analysis for which syndicated talk show host and New York Times bestselling author Thom Hartmann is justly renowned. Offering an…

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Rachel DeWoskin / Banshee

June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Rachel DeWoskin for her new novel, Banshee. More to be announced soon, but please save the date and join us! A former pleaser, newly enraged poet/professor Samantha Baxter burns her polite life to the ground. By turns heart-wrenching, uncomfortable, and hilarious,Banshee explores the internal monologue and actions of a woman who, upon being diagnosed with cancer, tumbles head-first into a midlife crisis and decides to be unapologetic about it. Banshee is a critical addition to the feminist canon, giving the reader a dramatized glimpse…

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Louise Aronson

June 26 @ 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 new book Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life from Bloomsbury Books As revelatory as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but little respected stage of life. For more than 5,000 years, "old" has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive today will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood, and many…

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James Polchin

June 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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James Polchin discusses his new book Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall. About Indecent Advances A skillful hybrid of true crime and social history that examines the relationship between the media and popular culture in the portrayal of crimes against gay men in the decades before Stonewall. Stories of murder have never been just about killers and victims. Instead, crime stories take the shape of their times and reflect cultural notions and prejudices. In Indecent Advances,…

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David Rothenberg in conversation with Elliot Sharp

June 27 @ 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 two new books Nightingales in Berlin: Searching for the Perfect Sound by David Rothenberg published by University of Chicago Press and IrRational Music by Elliot Sharp published by Terra Nova Books (distributed by The MIT Press) about Nightingales in Berlin: A celebrated figure in myth, song, and story, the nightingale has captivated the imagination for millennia, its complex song evoking a prism of human emotions,—from melancholy to joy, from the fear of death to the immortality…

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Megan Miranda / The Last House Guest

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Megan Miranda for her new novel, The Last House Guest. More to be announced soon, but please save the date and join us! Littleport, Maine, has always felt like two separate towns: an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy, whose summer homes line the coastline; and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose livelihoods rely on service to the visitors. Typically, fierce friendships never develop between a local and a summer girl—but that’s just what happens with visitor…

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Bobby Hundreds

June 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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Bobby Hundreds discusses his new book, This is Not a T-Shirt. Praise for This is Not a T-Shirt "This is Not a T-Shirt tracks the history of surf and skate culture and its relationship to streetwear—from the Zephyr skate team of the '70s to brands like Stüssy, Supreme, BAPE, and, of course, The Hundreds, which has managed to stay relevant for 15+ years in a most fickle market. This book is an insider's guide to the prevailing trends in youth culture of the last few decades that highlights the importance of self-discipline and self-confidence; the same traits that…

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After Hours: Shoulder Pads + Shermer High School

June 28 @ 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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Friday, June 28th | 7:00pm Wine reception at 6:30pm for registered guests. Join Tom Barbash (The Dakota Winters) and Kevin Smokler (Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies) in conversation about the decade of Rubik's Cubes, Slap Bracelets, the Walkman and The Breakfast Club as seen in both reality and our imagination. How do we write about the 80s, remember and see it in light of 80s nostalgia of Stranger Things, Ready Player One, and the reboot of Ghostbusters? Adults and high school students only. Registration recommended. Registration opens…

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Author Talk: Gary Snyder and the Ecological Crisis with Jason Wirth discussing his new book

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Author Jason M. Wirth discusses issues raised in his latest book, Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth: Reading Gary Snyder and Dogen in an Age of Ecological Crisis. What are some of the important perspectives and modes of analysis that these two seminal figures can offer us during this time of looming ecological catastrophe? Come to this talk and find out! Dr. Jason M. Wirth is Professor of Philosophy at Seattle University and an ordained Soto Zen priest. This is a Green Stacks event sponsored by…

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Queer Words: Dispatches from Lesbian America

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dimond Branch, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, 94602
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Free

Giovanna Capone, Elana Dykewomon, Lois Helmbold, Bev Jo, Lenn Keller, and Dr. Bonnie Morris read their works published in "Dispatches from Lesbian America"

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Meet the 2020 Candidate: Senator Kamala Harris Pride Fundraiser

June 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Manny’s, 3092 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco, 94108 United States
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$100

Meet the 2020 Candidate: Senator Kamala Harris Pride Fundraiser Manny's and the Next 50 are excited to host another 2020 contender in the San Francisco Bay Area: our very own Senator Kamala Harris!! Tickets here: https://give.kamalaharris.org/onlineactions/yTRp9sQ7gECUd-lzk0RPyA2?attr=101021778&fbclid=IwAR17gnoQrtR_Muu2ujvE3lv_IM-O8YartoS22mGpuSMYBBdcl5JAfNYmGLY She is coming to Manny's to meet YOU to celebrate Pride and her historic candidacy. This will sell out fast.*The event is closed to press.* It will include an update on Senator Harris experience on the campaign trail and an opportunity to meet her.…

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Tom Clark Memorial Reading

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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Tom Clark Memorial Reading

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July 2019

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

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Shortest Month Book Club

July 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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Beyond The Shortest Month is a book club dedicated to reading and celebrating authors of color year round. Discussions are the first Tuesday of each month at Green Apple Books and Music 506 Clement Street, Upstairs in our Granny Smith Room The Beyond The Shortest Month June title is Thick by Tressie McMillan Cottom Meeting and discussion will be on Tuesday, July 2 at 6:30pm. See you there! Can't make this month? Stay tuned for the Beyond The Shortest Month pick for July 2019!

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Barbara Bourland with Colin Winnette / Fake Like Me

July 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith hosts Barbara Bourland for her anticipated second novel, Fake Like Me. She'll be in conversation with our friend and yours, Colin Winnette. Please join us! After a fire decimates her loft, including the seven billboard-size paintings for her next show, a young, no-name painter is left with an impossible task: recreate her art in three months—or ruin her fledgling career. Homeless and desperate, she begs her way into an exclusive retreat in upstate New York famous for its outrageous revelries and glamorous artists.…

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BAPC OPEN POETRY READING

July 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Strawberry Creek Lodge, 1320 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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Upcoming First Saturday Readings in 2019:   June 1, July 6, August 3 3:00 - 5:00 PM     STRAWBERRY CREEK LODGE 1320 Addison St., Berkeley, CA   Addison is one block south of and parallel to University Ave. between Acton & Bonar St. Parking on the street (NOT in the S.C.L. parking lot) Check in at the front desk and you will be directed to the meeting location (usually Movie Room, or backyard garden)   All Ages Welcome Come and enjoy a friendly and…

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Victor Grossman book talk

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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Victor Grossman book talk

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Smack Dab Queer Open Mic

July 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Manny’s, 3092 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco, 94108 United States
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Smack Dab Queer Open Mic Featuring Juba Kalamka Sunday, July 7, 5pm New location: Manny’s, 3092 16th Street at Valencia (1 block from 16th and Mission BART.) Free, all ages, all genders, all the time Smack Dab Queer Open Mic is a long-running free LGBTQIA community event with the slogan “All ages, all genders, all the time.” If you'd like to perform at the open mic, please come sign up and bring five minutes of whatever you want to share:…

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Poetic Tuesdays with Litquake at Jessie Square

July 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Jessie Square, 736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors. The monthly collaboration between Litquake: San Francisco’s Literary Festival and the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival features an array of Bay Area poets and musicians.

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Voz Sin Tinta: Our monthly bilingual poetry series and open mic.

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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phren-Z Live Reading

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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Join Santa Cruz’s online literary magazine phren-Z who will host local writers as they read their new and recent work. Reading authors will be announced soon. Refreshments will be served! phren-Z—a quarterly online literary magazine dedicated to showcasing Santa Cruz writers—is a publication of Santa Cruz Writes, a grass roots organization dedicated to promoting the local literary community. Santa Cruz Writes is a sponsored project of the William James Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Visit www.phren-z.org for more information. This free event will…

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Jay Wexler

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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Jay Wexler will be joining us to discuss his new book Our Non-Christian Nation: How Athiests, Satanists, Pagans, and Others are Demanding Their Rightful Place in Public Life. About Our Non-Christian Nation Less and less Christian demographically, America is now home to an ever-larger number of people who say they identify with no religion at all. These non-Christians have increasingly been demanding their full participation in public life, bringing their arguments all the way to the Supreme Court. The law is…

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Lila Savage

July 11 @ 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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Lila Savage discusses her new novel, Say Say Say. Praise for Say Say Say “I cannot think when I Iast read a novel which moved me so deeply. Savage is almost supernaturally alert to the little gestures and transactions we all make as we negotiate our place in the world, and our relations to each other. Her approach is both unflinching and extraordinarily tender, so that I came away feeling I had undergone an examination which was somehow both painful and…

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