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September 2018

Afternoon Craft Conversation with Tongo Eisen-Martin

September 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Hagerty Lounge, SMC, 1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga , CA 94575 United States
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Afternoon Craft Conversation with Tongo Eisen-Martin DATE & TIME: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -  2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. LOCATION: De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94575 View a map and get directions.

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H O L L O W A Y : R E A D I N G : S E R I E S Sara Nicholson

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maude Fife Room, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Sara Nicholson READINGS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series: Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, reading from their poetry

September 26 @ 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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The Poetry Center's Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series debuts September 2018 with a two-day series by poet-translator-activists Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, who collectively organize Antena, a language justice and language experimentation collaborative, focusing on writing, art- and book-making, translating, interpreting, and language justice. Hofer and Pluecker, visiting respectively from Los Angeles and Houston, will read from their own work on Wednesday, September 26, at E. M. Wolfman Books in downtown Oakland, then present their work around Antena the following evening, Thursday, September 27, at The Poetry Center.…

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Léonora Miano – English Translation Release of “Season of the Shadow”

September 28 @ 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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We're incredibly excited to be hosting the author, Léonora Miano, in collaboration with the Cultural Services French Embassy in the US. We'll have more info about the event's specific program soon! Léonora Miano is the author of Season of the Shadow, published in the United States by Seagull Books (distributed by the University of Chicago Press) in April 2018 in a translation by Gila Walker. Born in Cameroon, Léonora Miano moved to France as a student. She has written fourteen books that…

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THERE

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St #170
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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NEXT THERE: THERE 24 – Friday,  September 28, 2018, with a great lineup of writers and musicians to be announced. See you in the fall! THERE (THe Eastbay Reading Extravaganza) is a reading series showcasing emerging and established writers from Oakland and Berkeley, with the occasional San Franciscan. Doug hosts it on the third Friday of each month at Octopus Literary Salon in Uptown Oakland. It also features a live original musical performance by a local musical artist at “halftime” of each month’s reading, and Doug’s famous original LitQuiz…

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TELEGRAPH OPEN MIC (FEATURES: TBD AND TBD)

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$10

Join us at 23rd and Telegraph in Oakland for a six-slot open mic alongside two amazing features. This month's show features TBD and TBD! Music by TBD! Telegraph Open Mic takes place every fourth Friday from 7-9:00 PM at our Uptown location. It will have six open-mic slots open to the public. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and the list opens at 7:00 PM sharp. As is the case with our musicians and features at all events,…

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October 2018

Shane Bauer: American Prison

October 1 @ 7:00 pm
moe’s books, 2476 TELEGRAPH AVE
BERKELEY, CA 94704-2322 United States
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Free

Shane Bauer is a senior reporter for Mother Jones. He is the recipient of the National Magazine Award for Best Reporting, Harvard's Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, Atlantic Media's Michael Kelly Award, the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism, and at least 20 others. Bauer is the co-author, along with Sarah Shourd and Joshua Fattal, of a memoir, A Sliver of Light, which details his time spent as a prisoner in Iran. ABOUT AMERICAN PRISON In 2014, Shane Bauer was hired…

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H O L L O W A Y : R E A D I N G : S E R I E S Evie Shockley

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maude Fife Room, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Evie Shockley READINGS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  

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Jazz Stories: Live Jazz. Wonderful Stories.

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pegasus Books on Solano, 1855 Solano Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707 United States
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Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 pm This Recurring Event is at Pegasus Books Solano People love hearing jazz...and hearing about it. Musicians like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Buddy Rich were original, colorful characters artists who said and did astonishing things. Fortunately their colleagues cared enough to document these moments in stories and pictures and we now have a rich repository of photos and anecdotes about these artists, and about the American songwriters and composers who created the raw material of jazz. Jazz Stories is a performance of the songs of jazz from…

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Hot New Books

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St #170
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Featured readers: Kathleen McClung, Casandra Dallett, Mary Mackay, Ingrid Keir. Open Mic Night follows the featured readers. Sign-up now for Ist Annual Open Mic Award's Contest. Book & Broadside Giveaway. Free, 7-9 pm. The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St., Oakland

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Fady Joudah

October 4 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Fady Joudah's fourth and most recent poetry collection is Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance. He is the recipient of a Yale Younger Poets prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, Lannan Residency, and the Griffin International Poetry prize. He is the translator of several volumes of Arabic poetry into English. He is also a practicing physician of internal medicine in Houston, TX.

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Rise & Shine: A Back To School Celebration

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe, 2301 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Free

Join us for a family friendly night of live music, storytelling, art making and community! Come get down with the GRAMMY nominated Oakland based children’s music group Alphabet Rockers who make learning come alive with the beats, rhymes, dance moves, and community of hip hop. Listen to local children’s book author Tiffany Golden take us on a journey with Midnight, Keeper of Dreams and Protector of Children in the mystical land of Shina, as she reads from her Midnight Stories Series. Get inspired by…

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Kai Carlson-Wee — RAIL

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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Friday, October 5 7:00pm MORE INFO TO COME Event date: Friday, October 5, 2018 - 7:00pm Event address: East Bay Booksellers 5433 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618

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Poetry Flash – featuring Terese Svoboda

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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Sunday, October 7 3:00pm EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome back our friends from Poetry Flash on Sunday, October 7th at 3pm. Terese Svoboda will be discussing her book Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet. Author, poet, and memoirist Svoboda takes the reader on a fascinating journey from Ridge's childhood as a newly arrived Irish immigrant in the grim mining towns of New Zealand, to her years as a budding writer in Sydney, Australia, to her…

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The Diesel Readers book group discuss MANHATTAN BEACH

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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East Bay Booksellers invites you to The Diesel Readers Book Group's discussion of Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan, on Monday October 8th at 7pm. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. ‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works…

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John Carreyrou presents BAD BLOOD: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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$12 - $38

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing…

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Fan Shigang discusses Striking to Survive: Workers’ Resistance to Factory Relocations in China

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94704 United States
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Tuesday, October 9, 7:30pm Pegasus Books Downtown Fan Shigang discusses Striking to Survive: Workers’ Resistance to Factory Relocations in China. In China, capitalist development since the 1980s has given rise to an enormous new industrial working class. In the vast export-processing zones along China’s southeastern coast, countless so-called “migrant workers” or “peasant workers” from interior provinces eke out a living in innumerable factories. Through thirty-five years of struggle, they have gradually established a foothold as part of China’s new industrial working…

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How To Read A Poem

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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 10, 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: Using a short selection from Matthew Zapruder’s book Why Poetry, two distinguished Saint Mary’s poets share strategies for unpacking poems in Seminar. Participants will practice these strategies by exploring selected poems in conversation with their peers. With Brenda Hillman & Matthew Zapruder

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Litquake 2018

October 11 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

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Katya Cengel discusses Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94704 United States
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Thursday, October 11, 7:30pm Pegasus Books Downtown Katya Cengel discusses Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back. “Exiled” traces the story of violence through three generations of Cambodian-Americans by profiling a handful of families. It begins with the grandparents, the elderly who will soon be too old to tell their stories of survival. The violence they endured is recognized as the most brutal, a genocide that killed an estimated 20 percent of the Cambodian population. In Cambodia, the criminals have…

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Cary McClelland & Richard Walker: The Dark Shadow of Tech on Bay Area

October 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$12 - $15

KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents "The Dark Shadow of Tech on the S.F. Bay Area" An amazingly timely discussion by experts: Cary McClelland, author of "Silicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of the Valley + Richard A. Walker. author of "Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and The Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area Hosted by Sasha Lilley wheelchair access advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit, more info: www.kpfa.org/events…

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Clearly Meant Presents: Jair

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Free

Jair “TLM” reads his poems, followed by an interview and discussion with Glenn Ingersoll, the host of the Clearly Meant series. Jair “The Literary Masturbator” is a poet, spoken word artist, arts curator, and activist. His books are Collage: An Assemblage of Divergent Poetry Juxtaposed and Touch: Poems & Other Writings of Love, Erotica, & Sensuality. His work has been included in anthologies and magazines, from Mighty Real to Black Gay Genius. Jair performs on radio and television and coordinates spoken…

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Clearly Meant presents Jair, the Literary Masturbator

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Claremont Branch, Berkeley Public Library, 2940 Benvenue Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Jair “TLM” reads his poems, followed by an interview and discussion. Jair “The Literary Masturbator” is a poet, spoken word artist, arts curator, and activist. His books are Collage: An Assemblage of Divergent Poetry Juxtaposed and Touch: Poems & Other Writings of Love, Erotica, & Sensuality. His work has been included in anthologies and magazines, from Mighty Real to Black Gay Genius. Jair performs on radio and television and coordinates spoken word events. Jair is a Libra, and he loves the Lakers.

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Hope Ewing — MOVERS AND SHAKERS

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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MORE INFO TO COME Event date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 7:00pm Event address: East Bay Booksellers 5433 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618

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DD Guttenplan & Michael Lerner: Next Republic: Rise of New Majority

October 16 @ 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 presents D.D. Guttenplan & Michael Lerner The Next Republic: The Rise of a Radical New Majority wheelchair access advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit more info: kpfa.org/events Co-sponsored by St. John's Presbyterian Church Exactly who are the new progressive leaders emerging to lead the post-Trump return to democracy in America? National political correspondent D.D. Guttenplan's The Next Republic is an extraordinarily intense and wide-ranging history of the recent fall and incipient…

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