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July 2018

Film Critic Joseph McBride on Ernst Lubitch

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Join film critic Joseph McBride as he discusses the work of Ernst Lubitsch. This is a book launch for How Did Lubitsch Do It, forthcoming from Columbia University Press in June. "Joseph McBride’s study of Lubitsch matches the breadth and range of his incomparable work on Welles and Ford. Reading it, it is impossible not to want to see each of the director’s greatest films again or for the first time-readers will be driven straight to seek out not only the repertory…

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Nell Painter presents her memoir OLD IN ART SCHOOL

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is very excited to welcome one of the preeminent historians in the United States, Nell Painter, to discuss her memoir Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over, on Wednesday, July 11th at 7pm. “Nell Painter has courage and intelligence. She reminds us that the only option as we grow older is to grow younger. Never forgetting our curiosity and passion, we are well armed for the challenge.” —Maira Kalman, author of The Principles of Uncertainty and Beloved Dog How are women,…

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Nell Painter presents her memoir OLD IN ART SCHOOL

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is very excited to welcome one of the preeminent historians in the United States, Nell Painter, to discuss her memoir Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over, on Wednesday, July 11th at 7pm. “Nell Painter has courage and intelligence. She reminds us that the only option as we grow older is to grow younger. Never forgetting our curiosity and passion, we are well armed for the challenge.” —Maira Kalman, author of The Principles of Uncertainty and Beloved Dog How are women,…

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Otessa Moshfegh: My Year of Rest and Relaxation

July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94704 United States
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ABOUT MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a novel about a young woman’s efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes Our narrator should be happy, shouldn’t she? She’s young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art…

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JOURNAL RELEASE: NOMADIC JOURNAL 2017: WONDER (RETRO!)

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Join us at our Uptown, Oakland, location for the much-anticipated release of Nomadic Journal 2017 (Retro!): Wonder! It's going to be an amazing evening of readings, live music, gnosh / refreshments, and friends of Nomadic Press as we launch this treasure of a book into the universe. Readings by TBA and pop-up surprise Nomadic Press readers. Books will be available for purchase and there will be a signing following the event ($15 each). Music by TBA! Hope to see you…

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GET LIT #38 (MUSIC BY TBD)

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ale Industries, 3096 E 10th Street
Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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$10 - $25

Doors open at 7:00 PM; show starts at 7:30 PM SHARP! An amazing gathering of 12-15 writers will read NEVER-BEFORE-READ material (rough drafts / debuts) within a three-minute time limit. Featured lineup of writers TBA Suggested donations of $10-25 will be kindly requested at the door, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds (NOTAFLOF). Beer made by Ale Industries on site and wonderful food by Guadalajara Restaurant & Tequila Bar just down the block. All ages…

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Lyrics & Dirges: A Monthly Reading Series

July 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94704 United States
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Wednesday, July 18, 7:30pm This Recurring Event is at Pegasus Books Downtown Lyrics & Dirges: A Monthly Reading Series Lyrics and Dirges is our flagship monthly reading series featuring a mix of prominent, emerging and beginning writers. Its aim is to highlight various forms of writing in an effort to spotlight the diverse literary community of the Bay Area. Hosted and Curated by Mk Chavez, Sharon Coleman, and Lark Omura. Every third Wednesday of the month at Pegasus Books Downtown. Event date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 7:30pm Event…

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InsideStorytime HUBRILITY

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St #170
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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2101 Webster Street, Oakland, on Thursday July 19th, 7-9 pm, will feature Shobha Rao (Girls Burn Brighter), Maw Shein Win (Invisible Gifts), Kitty Costello (Upon Waking), Grant Faulkner (Fissures), and Graham Todd.

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Owen Hill, Pamela Jackson, and Anthony Rizzuto, editors of the Annotated Big Sleep

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The new edition of Raymond Chandler's Big Sleep, edited, annotated and prefaced by past and present Moe's staffers. We've asked a few friends to read their favorite passage from this noir classic. A list of our readers is coming soon. “Nothing, even a book as singular and archetypal as The Big Sleep, comes from nowhere. What a gift, to see in part how Chandler made it. Under just three names, these annotators number among them two poets, an archivist and literary scholar,…

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August 2018

Bay Area Poets Coalition

August 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Strawberry Creek Lodge, 1320 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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STRAWBERRY CREEK LODGE 1320 Addison St., Berkeley, CA   Addison is one block south of and parallel to University Ave. between Acton & Bonar St. Parking on the street (NOT in the S.C.L. parking lot) Check in at the front desk and you will be directed to the meeting location (usually Movie Room, or backyard garden)   All Ages Welcome Come and enjoy a friendly and informal read-around -- 3-5 minutes per poet/reader, or "just listening" is fine too :-)

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