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October 2018

MARY: A Journal of New Writing

October 5 @ 8:00 am - November 7 @ 8:00 am

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Book Arts Showcase | APAture 2018 – RE:place

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Enjoy your Sunday afternoon with us at our Book Arts Showcase for APAture 2018 at SFPL! Featuring Jess Wu-O. Showcase artists: TBA. *Supporter level and Festival Passes (with reserved seats) can be acquired by donating to our Indiegogo campaign! We've asked artists to explore 'place,' including but not limited to: displacement, reclaiming space, relationship or orientation to place, movement and migration, the loss or lack of place, or the various dimensions of place (spatial-emotional, past-present, individual-communal, etc.). How does 'place'…

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BOOKSMITH: Phoebe Robinson presents Everything is Trash, But It’s Okay at Public Works SF

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Public Works, 161 Erie Street
San Francisco , CA 94103 United States
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$35

Booksmith presents a special evening with Phoebe Robinsonfor her new book, Everything is Trash, But It's Okay. Please join us at Public Works! Please note: this event is 21+, and all tickets include a copy of Everything is Trash, But It's Okay. 1 ticket = 1 book. No exceptions. Tickets can be purchased here. Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress who is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit WNYC Studios podcast 2 Dope Queens, which was turned into four one-hour,…

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SPANISH LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB MEETING

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Details soon! To join the book group please contact iranyi@me.com

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Preserving Fire: A meditation on the prose of Philip Lamantia

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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with Garrett Caples and Friends Celebrating the release of Preserving Fire: Selected Prose By Philip Lamantia Edited by Garrett Caples published by Wave Books Preserving Fire recounts the life and thought of Surrealist, Beat Generation, and San Francisco Renaissance poet Philip Lamantia through his fugitive prose works. Ranging from poetry to politics to mythology to dance, from manifestos to travelogues to wartime declarations of conscientious objection, these writings—expertly collected by Garrett Caples—offer a dynamic picture of Lamantia's multifaceted intellectual life and the artistic…

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BINDERY: Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Nick Zinner, Zachary Lipez & Stacy Wakefield / 131 Different Things

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts a special evening with the Yeah Yeah Yeah'sNick Zinner, Zachary Lipez, and Stacy Wakefield for their new book, 131 Different Things. Please join us!   When Sam, a bartender in New York, hears that his ex, Vicki, his one true love, has quit AA and is out drinking again, he embarks on a quest to find her. Sam and his sidekick Francis trek from dive bars to gay bars to rocker bars—encountering skinheads, party promoters, underage drug dealers, and dominatrixes—but they are…

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Chaya Bhuvaneswar discusses her new story collection, White Dancing Elephants with Lydia Kiesling

October 23 @ 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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Chaya Bhuvaneswar discusses her new story collection, White Dancing Elephants with Lydia Kiesling. Praise for White Dancing Elephants "Chaya Bhuvaneswar's debut collection maps with great assurance the intricate outer reaches of the human heart. What a bold, smart, exciting new voice, well worth listening to; what an elegant story collection to read and savor." Lauren Groff “A bold, honest, often provocative first collection from a fresh new voice." Jeff VanderMeer “Reading Chaya Bhuvaneswar is like receiving Lasik via literature—the world you return to is…

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Afternoon Craft Conversation and Panel with Irish Poets

October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saint Mary’s College of California, 1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575 United States
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DATE & TIME: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -  1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. LOCATION: Saint Mary's College Museum of Art, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94575 View a map and get directions. DESCRIPTION: One of the most politically charged acts a people can do is read and write for themselves. Visiting Irish writers, including Leanne O'Sullivan, will share one poem and their ruminations on a panel that explores the displays of power and violence in myth and beyond it.  In this conversation, O'Sullivan will explicitly respond…

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Creative Writing Reading Series Welcomes Tongo Eisen-Martin

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hagerty Lounge, SMC, 1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga , CA 94575 United States
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DATE & TIME: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -  7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. LOCATION: De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94575 View a map and get directions. DESCRIPTION: Originally from San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a poet, educator, and movement worker. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. His poetry has been published in Harper's and the New York Times magazines.  His…

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In Situ: Guy Debord, Raoul Vaneigem, and the Situationist Moment

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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with Donald Nicholson Smith with Anselm Jappe on the occasion of the release by PM Press of Guy Debord - by Anselm Jappe Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith • Foreword by T.J. Clark & Letters to My Children and the Children of the World to Come - by Raoul Vaneigem Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith about Guy Debord: This is the first and best intellectual biography of Guy Debord, prime mover of the Situationist International (1957–1972) and author of The Society of the Spectacle , perhaps the seminal…

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William E. Glassley presents “A Wilder Time”

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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Bill Glassley returns to Bird & Beckett to present his newly published book, A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice (Bellevue Literary Press, 2018). In A Wilder Time, Glassley, a surfer turned geologist at the University of California at Davis and an emeritus researcher at Aarhus University, Denmark, retraces his several expeditions to Greenland alongside Danish colleagues Kai Sorensen and John Korstgard in this thoughtful volume about how his scientific work shifted his perspective on…

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BINDERY: Kiese Laymon / Heavy: An American Memoir

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Kiese Laymon for his new book Heavy: An American Memoir. More details coming soon, but save the date and join us!   In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse.   Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect…

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In Common Writers Series: Kiese Laymon and Tongo Eisen-Martin, reading their work

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Marcus Books, 3900 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Oakland, CA 94609 United States
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Thanks to a generous grant from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, The Poetry Center is thrilled to launch our new In Common Writers Series. We'll present six double-programs (twelve events in all) during 2018–19, featuring a series of remarkable writers from across the US, paired in conversation and performance with (for the most part) local area writers with whom they share strong affinities. Each featured guest writer appears at The Poetry Center—we're doing outreach in particular to students and faculty…

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Betsy Mason presents All Over the Map

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94704 United States
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Thursday, October 25, 7:30pm Pegasus Books Downtown Betsy Masons presents All Over the Map: A Cartographic Oddysey.  Created for map lovers by map lovers, this rich book explores the intriguing stories behind maps across history and illuminates how the art of cartography thrives today. ABOUT ALL OVER THE MAP In this visually stunning book, award-winning journalists Betsy Mason and Greg Miller–authors of the National Geographic cartography blog “All Over the Map”–explore the intriguing stories behind maps from a wide variety of cultures,…

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Adam Hochschild: Lessons From a Dark Time

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue
Berkeley, 94705
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$12 - $15

KPFA Radio 94.1FM & St. John's Presbyterian Church present ADAM HOCHSCHILD Lessons From a Dark Time Hosted by Brian 'Edwards-Tiekert Wheelchair access. advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's, East Bay Books, $15 door, KPFA benefit more info: kpfa.org/events "This new book reveals Adam Hochschild's journalism in all its glory. His facts are like jewels, luminous in their importance. As a reporter and historian, he turns the facts into stories so…

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Oakland Storytellers: A Benefit for Chapter 510

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7th West, 1255 7th Street
Oakland, 94608
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$81.20 - $266.85

Please join Chapter 510 and some of your favorite storytellers for an only-in-Oakland night to remember. We're thrilled to announce that our line-up this year includes rapper, writer, and filmmaker Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You); writer and filmmaker Nijla Mu'min whose new movie Jinn will be released in November; and award-winning poet and activist Tongo Eisen-Martin (American Book Award-winning Heaven Is All Goodbyes). Our esteemed guests will be interviewed by Chapter 510's very own young author Aissaade Negus (Mila…

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M. NourbeSe Philip: the Leslie Scalapino 21st Century Innovative Writers Series

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McRoskey Mattress Company, Inc, 1687 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Owing to a generous gift from the Leslie Scalapino-O Books Fund, The Poetry Center very happily presents renowned poet, essayist, novelist and dramatist M. NourbeSe Philip, appearing as the first featured writer in our newly-launched Leslie Scalapino 21st Century Innovative Writers Series. Ms. Philip will read from her work, in the 3rd Floor loft space at McRoskey Mattress Co., on Market Street (at Gough), and respond to questions from the audience. This event is co-sponsored by The Poetry Center and The Green…

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Renowned Afro-Canadian Poet, Writer, Lawyer M. NourbeSe Philip Appears at McRoskey Mattress Company

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McRoskey Mattress Company, Inc, 1687 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Owing to a generous gift from the Leslie Scalapino-O Books Fund, The Poetry Center very happily presents renowned poet, essayist, novelist and dramatist M. NourbeSe Philip, appearing as the first featured writer in the newly-launched Leslie Scalapino 21st Century Innovative Writers Series. Ms. Philip will read from her work and will respond to questions from the audience. This event is co-sponsored by The Poetry Center and The Green Arcade, and is hosted by the McRoskey Mattress Co. M. NourbeSe Philip,…

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Literary Arts Showcase | APAture 2018 – RE:place

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arc Gallery & Studios, 1246 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$10 - $12

What better way to spend your Saturday night none other than at our Literary Arts Showcase for APAture 2018! Come through to Arc Gallery & Studios. Featuring Janice Lobo Sapigao. Showcase artists: TBA. *Supporter level and Festival Passes (with reserved seats) can be acquired by donating to our Indiegogo campaign! We've asked artists to explore 'place,' including but not limited to: displacement, reclaiming space, relationship or orientation to place, movement and migration, the loss or lack of place, or the…

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Poetry Flash

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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More Info To Come       Event date: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 3:00pm Event address: East Bay Booksellers 5433 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618

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The Heart of the Goddess: Art, Myth and Meditations on the World’s Sacred Feminine

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Book Passage Corte Madera, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925 United States
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From the Ice Age to the present, from Nigeria to Hawaii, images of the Goddess are reemerging, bringing renewed attention and expression to mythical and spiritual inner and outer guides. The Heart of the Goddess presents a worldwide selection of the art, values, and living lessons of Goddess culture. To author Hallie Iglehart Austen, respect for the Earth, restoration of community, and regaining the long lost power of Woman are inseparable. Through the presence of the Goddess in daily life, the…

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Toward a Calculus of Transgression: Appreciating Jean Patrick-Manchette

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Presented by City Lights Booksellers in conjunction with New York Review Books Donald Nicholson-Smith and James Brook discuss the life and work of the seminal genre-bending writer celebrating the recent release of Ivory Pearl by Jean-Patrick Manchette published by New York Review Books Jean-Patrick Manchette (1942–1995) was a genre-redefining French crime novelist, screenwriter, critic, and translator. Born in Marseille to a family of relatively modest means, Manchette grew up in a southwestern suburb of Paris, where he wrote from an early age. While a student…

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3 + 3: A Collaboration Between 3 Poets & 3 Musicians

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St
San Francisco , CA 94110 United States
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$15

Three musician-poet pairs each perform a set—one new poem inspired by an original song, one new song inspired by an original poem, and one piece of pure collaboration. FEATURING: Heather Bourbeau – poet Raman Osman – musician Maw Shein Win – poet Evan Karp – musician Nick Johnson – poet Arula – musician ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Heather Bourbeau’s writing has been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Eleven Eleven, Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s Chalkboard, The Stockholm Review of Literature, and the anthology Nothing Short Of 100:…

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3 + 3: A Collaboration Between 3 Poets & 3 Musicians

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St
San Francisco , CA 94110 United States
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$15

Three musician-poet pairs each perform a set—one new poem inspired by an original song, one new song inspired by an original poem, and one piece of pure collaboration. FEATURING: Heather Bourbeau – poet Raman Osman – musician Maw Shein Win – poet Evan Karp – musician Nick Johnson – poet Arula – musician ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Heather Bourbeau’s writing has been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Eleven Eleven, Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s Chalkboard, The Stockholm Review of Literature, and the anthology Nothing Short Of 100:…

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Odd Mondays “Central America: Why the Surge in Asylum Seekers?”

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Folio Books, 3957 24th St
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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We have all seen the horrific recent images of children separated from parents at the U.S.-Mexico border and heard stories of people from Central American countries seeking asylum in the U.S. because of dangerous conditions back home. But what are those conditions and why have so many asylum seekers been coming of late? Activist Trebor Healey, Professor Susanne Jonas, and journalist Mary Jo McConahay will discuss this topic and read a bit of their writing on the issue Monday, October…

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