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May 2017

Whistlestop Writers Open Mic

May 24 @ 6:45 am - 8:45 pm
Swirl on the Square, 21 S Livermore Ave
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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Another Whistlestop Writers Open Mic at Swirl on the Square is rolling into town. The event, which is open to writers of all genres (and lit lovers), occurs on Wednesday, May 24th at 6:45 p.m. Come join us!

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Peg Alford Pursell + Robert Thomas Reading

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mad Monk Center for Anachronistic Media, 2454 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Readings by local authors!

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Perfectly Queer-East Bay: Sea Change Story Hour

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Readings + music!

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InsideStorytime DEFIANCE

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ale Industries, 3096 E 10th Street
Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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Michele Aharaonian Marcon, Brynn Saito, and Vernon Keeve III, and others reading.

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6 Years in Gay Conversion Therapy

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Laurel Book Store, 1423 Broadway
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Free admission and free refreshments. A book signing follows the discussion.

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Ada Calhoun + T.J. Stiles

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Ada Calhoun and T.J. Stiles in conversation about Calhoun's essay collection, Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give.

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Dan Bellm + Ann Pellertier

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Poetry Flash presents Dan Bellm and Ann Pellertier.

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Uptown Fridays: MG Roberts + Melissa Eleftherion

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Uptown Fridays reading featuring MG Roberts and Melissa Eleftherion, with music guest Heather Jovanelli.

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STANZA: summer throwback fundraiser party

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Temescal Brewery, 4115 Telegraph
Oakland, CA 94609 United States
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It's a literary party-slash-fundraiser for STANZA--hosted by the delectable Temescal Brewery in Oakland.

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An Evening of Political Writing from CWC Authors

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Laurel Book Store, 1423 Broadway
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Love politics? Hate politics? Come out and show your support!

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Saturday Night Special: An “invisible” Open Mic

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Nick’s Lounge, 3218 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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An open mic reading series exploring the theme of invisibility.

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Sunday of the Spirit: Bhagavad Gita Workshop w/ Navina Nirada Dad

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mad Monk Center for Anachronistic Media, 2454 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Free workshop!

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Cornelia Nixon

May 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Cornelia Nixon reads from her new novel, The Use of Fame.

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Wendy Lesser

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Berkeley, 1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94710 United States
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Wendy Lesser, founder and editor of The Threepenny Review, discusses her landmark biography, You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn.

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June 2017

Robert Hass + David Koehn

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio One Arts Center, 365 45th Street
Oakland, CA 94609 United States
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Please join us on Thursday, June 1st for a reading and conversation with Robert Hass + David Koehn to benefit Omnidawn.

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Play: Exhibit + Reading

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pro Arts Gallery, 150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The exhibit will be a celebration of Black neighborhoods and creativity.

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2017 Bay Area Book Festival

June 3 @ 12:00 am - June 4 @ 12:00 am
Downtown Berkeley,

Join the Center for the Art of Translation at the 2017 Bay Area Book Festival! Numerous international writers and translators will appear.

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Bay Area Poets Coalition First Saturday

June 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Strawberry Creek Lodge, 1320 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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All Ages Welcome!

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3 Blues-y Ladies

June 4 @ 3:30 am - 6:00 pm
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, 410 13th Street
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Banty Hen, Andrea Passwater, and Rosie Cima perform music to poetry.

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Courtney Maum

June 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 5433 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Courtney Maum to the store to discuss and sign her new novel, Touch.

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Diana Aehegma, Claudia Cortese, + Steffi Drewes

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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A night of reading!

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An evening of poetry w/ Hass, Manuel, + Hood

June 7 @ 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 Robert Hass, Douglas Manuel, and Charles Hood to the store to discuss and sign their latest works.

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Thad Carhart

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Thad Carhart reads from his delightful memoir, Finding Fontainebleau: An American Boy in France, just out in paperback.

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Cleave + Liminal

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St #170
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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9 women writers, represented in anthology Cleave/Liminal, will read from their work.

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$115 - $130

Bridging: A One-Day Writing Retreat

June 10 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saint Mary’s College of California, 1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575 United States
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Hedgebrook and SMC MFA in Creative Writing are collaborating to present a one-day writing retreat for women, trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people.

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