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October 2017

Words-n-Punks

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
land and sea, 5428 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, 94608
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Join us for a night of punk rock stories & art!

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Melinda Clemmons

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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She worked for over twenty years in programs serving children and youth in foster care, and is now a freelance writer and editor in the child welfare field.

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Daniel Borzutsky

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mills Hall Living Room, Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland , CA 94613 United States
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His translations from Spanish include Raúl Zurita’s Song for his Disappeared Love.

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Perfectly Queer East Bay Short Fiction Reading

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$10

A discussion of writing short fiction follows the readings. Books by the authors will be available.

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An evening w/ Tyehimba Jess

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Soda Center, Claeys Lounge SMC, 1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575 United States
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Reading plus Q/A.

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November 2017

Pandemonium Press: Día de la Muetros / Day of the Dead

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St #170
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Book & Broadside Giveaway.

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Solmaz Sharif

November 2 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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She is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University.

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BAPC First Saturday Reading

November 4 @ 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.

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Farid Matuk

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maude Fife Room, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Free reading!

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Poets Maxine Chernoff and Gillian Conoley

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Free

Camera is Maxine Chernoff's 16th book of poems. Her previous book, Here, was a finalist for the Northern California Book Award, as were 2 of her 6 works of fiction. Her book of stories Signs of Devotion was a NYT Notable Book of 1993. In 2013 she won an NEA Fellowship in Poetry and in 2009 the PEN USA Translation Award for a co-translation of the Selected Poems of Friedrich Hoelderlin. She is former editor of New American Writing and professor and former chair of the Dept of Creative…

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Elizabeth Willis

November 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mills Hall Living Room, Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland , CA 94613 United States
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In 2015 she joined the faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

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Hilton Obenzinger reads from Treyf Pesach

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Free

This is the East Bay book launch for Hilton Obenzinger's new book, Treyf Pesach: Blasphemy is holy—and exciting, outrageous literature in Treyf Pesach (Unkosher Passover). Novelist Paul Auster declares that this book "strikes with all the force of an exploding bomb—because it speaks the truth." This collection of poems presents radical departures from traditional rituals, formats and conventions: alternative Passover Seders, Yom Kippur liturgy, Thanksgiving prayers, psalms and other poems in the form of proclamations, resolutions, jazz improvisations, incantations, rants, orations,…

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Gabrielle Selz

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hagerty Lounge, SMC, 1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga , CA 94575 United States
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Selz is currently writing the biography of the artist, Sam Francis.

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Daniel Alarcón

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$20 - $47

Alarcón returns to the Bay Area to read from his second: The King is Always Above the People.

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Black Took Collective

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Maude Fife Room, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Free reading at a special time!

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December 2017

BAPC First Saturday Reading

December 2 @ 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.

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Pandemonium Press: Sugartown Voices

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St #170
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Readings + open mic!

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Rita Dove

December 7 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Rita Dove is a former U.S. Poet Laureate (1993-1995) and recipient of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry.

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February 2018

TC Tolbert

February 1, 2018 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Tolbert was recently named Tucson’s Poet Laureate.

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March 2018

Rosa Alcalá

March 1, 2018 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Alcalá teaches in the Department of Creative Writing and Bilingual MFA Program at the University of Texas-El Paso.

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April 2018

Shanthi Sekaran

April 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hagerty Lounge, SMC, 1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga , CA 94575 United States
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Her latest novel, Lucky Boy, was named an Indie Next Great Read and an Amazon Editors' Pick.

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Matthew Zapruder

April 5, 2018 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Matthew Zapruder is the author most recently of Sun Bear and Why Poetry, a book of prose about poetry.

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Michael Hoerman

April 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Michael is touring to share a selection of earlier and never-heard-before poems in his new chapbook, Disoriented Fascinatio.

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Brynn Saito

April 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hagerty Lounge, SMC, 1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga , CA 94575 United States
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Originally from Fresno, CA, Saito is the Distinguished Visiting Writer in Poetry at Saint Mary’s College.

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May 2018

Student reading

May 3, 2018 @ 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!

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