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August 2017

Rex Renee Leonowicz

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 5433 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Rex Renee Leonowicz to the store to perform from when there is no one and there is everyone.

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Perfectly Queer East Bay presents Dispatches From Lesbian America

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Perfectly Queer East Bay presents readings by Joan Annsfire, Xequina Maria Berber, and Giovanna Capone.

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Rex Renee Leonowitch Book Release/Funeral Party/Fundraiser: Oakland #2

August 24 @ 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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Join Rex Renee Leonowitch and Denise Benavides for a night of poetry, drag, music, art, feels, and hype to celebrate the release of Rex's new book of poetry and illustrations.

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Poetry Flash: Melba Joyce Boyd, M.L. Liebler, + Brian Jabas Smith

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Three great readings!

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Poetry Night

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94704 United States
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Pegasus Books presents an hour of poetry readings with Brynn Saito, Charif Shanahan, Emily Yunghim Moon, + Javiar Zamora.

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15th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival

August 26 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Berkeley City College, 2050 Center St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Free readings, open mic, + book fair!

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Kim Shuck + Jennifer Barone featuring at La Palabra Musical

August 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cesar E. Chavez Oakland Public Library, 3301 East 12th Street, Suite 271
Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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La Palabra Musical (The Musical Word), hosted by Avotcja!

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Saturday Night Special: A “Confessional” Open Mic

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Nick’s Lounge, 3218 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Our August features are: Vernon Keeve III and Joel Landmine.

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Poetry Flash tribute to “Heaven Was Detroit” w/ M.L. Liebler + Greil Marcus

August 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 5433 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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Editor M.L. Liebler and contributor Greil Marcus will be here to discuss Heaven Was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Beyond.

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BAY AREA GENERATIONS #48

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bellevue Club, 525 Bellevue Drive
Oakland, CA 94610 United States
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$7 - $10

Suggested donation $7.00 (admission), $10.00 with a souvenir chapbook.

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Georgette Howington

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Her poems are published in Iodine, Sleet and Poeming Pigeons, among others.

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September 2017

Beast Crawl 2017

September 2 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Uptown Oakland, Oakland, + Google Map

BEAST CRAWL is Uptown Oakland's annual free literary festival featuring more than 200 writers in a single night!

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Ripped from the Headlines! Poets Reading the News at Beast Crawl

September 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Itani Ramen, 1736 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Come hear poetic reflections on the news from legendary writers.

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Beast Crawl 2017 Presents: Saturday Night Special

September 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Telegraph Beer Garden, 2318 Telegraph
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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For Beast Crawl 2017 we're bringing together some of our favorite writers to rock the festival at the Telegraph Beer Garden!

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Series Kick-off

September 7 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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This event features distinguished faculty and staff from a wide range of disciplines introducing and reading a favorite poem.

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Why Poetry? How Form?

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Le Fevre Theater, 1928 St. Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94556 United States
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An evening to celebrate new books from Robert Hass and Matthew Zapruder, introduction by Brenda Hillman.

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Bill Nye the Science Guy: Everything All at Once

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The UC Theatre Taub Family Music Hall, 2036 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$42.50

We have the power to make real change. Join him in dare we say it changing the world.

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Victor Serge translator James Brook

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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This is the East Bay book launch for A Blaze in a Desert: Selected Poems by Victor Serge, translated and edited by James Brook (PM Press).

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Sebastian Barry

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Reading from Days Without End, winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award (his second) and just released in paperback.

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THERE 16

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St #170
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Readings + music!

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Poets Allison Cobb + Arisa White

September 16 @ 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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What if we told you two poets who put out two of our favorite books of 2016 were gonna read together?!

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Lenore Weiss

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Lenore Weiss is enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts Program at San Francisco State University.

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Patty Yumi Cottrell

September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mills Hall Living Room, Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland , CA 94613 United States
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Cottrell's work has appeared in BOMB, Gulf Coast, and Black Warrior Review. She lives in New York.

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GET LIT #28

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ale Industries, 3096 E 10th Street
Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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The emcee for the night will be the one and only NO 'HARE (Isobel O'Hare and Christine No.)

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Anne Korkeakivi

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Berkeley, 1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94710 United States
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Anne Korkeakivi shares her critically-acclaimed new novel, Shining Sea.

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