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July 2018

SF Art Book Fair Day 2

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, 410 13th Street
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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The 2018 SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists' publications. This event is FREE and OPEN to the public and will feature artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, printed ephemera, and artists' multiples. These works will be presented by over 100 independent publishers, antiquarian dealers, artists, collectors, and enthusiasts. Over the course of the weekend, the fair will be complemented by a diverse range of talks, discussions, book launches, on and off-site special projects, exhibitions and signings. The mission of…

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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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Storytime on Solano: Imagination Flannel Boards

July 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Pegasus Books on Solano, 1855 Solano Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707 United States
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Wednesday, July 25, 10:30 - 11:00 am Pegasus Books Solano 1855 Solano Ave, Berkeley Storytime on Solano: Imagination Flannel Boards Bring your little ones to Pegasus on Solano for a fun, interactive, and educational morning. Imagination Flannel Boards will be on hand to share stories and songs that spark your children’s imagination. They will engage with the storyteller through singing, repetition, and movement. They will cheer when the ducklings find their mother and laugh when the Old Lady swallows a cow!…

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Perfectly Queer East Bay Reading “Summer Reading List”

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Laurel Book Store, 1423 Broadway
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Whether it's a staycation at Lake Merritt or a trip to the Mediterranean, you'll need a good book--or four. Come hear visiting author Nick White and local writers Cathy Arellano, Wilfredo Pascual, and Kate Raphael read from their newest books at Perfectly Queer East Bay's "Summer Reading List" Wednesday, July 25, 7pm at Laurel Book Store, 1423 Broadway in Oakland. Free admission, free refreshments, and Queerly summer door prizes. ABOUT THE AUTHORS & THEIR BOOKS: The broken-hearted lesbian love poems in Cathy Arellano’s…

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Jason Morris Book Release w/ Evan Kennedy

July 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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Everybody! Hey! Jason Morris has a brand new book of poetry out! It's called Levon Helm and we want to celebrate. The poet Evan Kennedy will be reading too. And we will be able to say I was there when... Jason Morris grew up in Vermont. He is the author of six books of poetry and other writing, including, most recently, Levon Helm (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018) and Late to Practice (Dirty Swan Projects, 2017). His essays, including essays on Clark Coolidge’s Crystal Text and Bernadette…

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Poetry Flash presents William O’Daly and Peter Weltner

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Famed Spanish translator William O’Daly’s new book of translation is Book of Twilight, by Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda, which is Neruda’s debut book, never before published in its entirety in the United States. The bilingual collection has just been nominated for the 2018 Northern California Book Award in Translation. His translations include eight other books of poetry by Pablo Neruda. He published a full-length collection of his own poetry, Water Ways, in 2017, with prose and photography by J.S. Graustein. A second collection, Yarrow and…

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TELEGRAPH OPEN MIC (FEATURES: TBD AND TBD)

July 27 @ 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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Young Adults 12 & up! James Parks & Ben Costa

July 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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present Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 2: The Middle-Route Run Nimona meets Adventure Time in this full-color graphic novel as a singing skeleton continues to search for his origins alongside his gelatin monster sidekick! To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 2 by speaking to a bookseller or ordering on our website. Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 3:00pm Rickety Stitch is a walking, talking, singing skeleton minstrel, the only animated skeleton in the dungeon who seems…

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August 2018

Hiroshima / Nagasaki Remembrance

August 1 @ 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: Kirk Lumpkin, Sharon Coleman, Rafael Jesús Gonzáez, Dee Allen. 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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Onnesha Roychoudhuri discusses THE MARGINALIZED MAJORITY

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes Onnesha Roychoudhuri to discuss The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in a Post-Truth America, on Thursday, August 2nd at 7pm. "This book is a daring intervention to get us back in the game--and a witty, delightfully personal meditation on collective power." --Naomi Klein, author of No Is Not Enough and This Changes Everything Ever since the 2016 election, pundits have been saying our country has never been more divided--that if progressives want to reclaim power, we need to be "pragmatic," reach across the aisle,…

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Breakfast 4 Dinner Reading

August 2 @ 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 INCOMPARABLE CLAIRE STRINGER IS COMING 2 TOWN** & u know what that means: we're eating breakfast 4 dinner sweet readings & savory bites savory performances & sweet treats write a waffle eat some poems hug claire while you can & if you want to read, perform etc. let us know!!! lineup tba / v open / we just wanna hear all our friends' poetry & cry or laugh or whatever u want we want it all xoxo (PS please…

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Andrew Lawler

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Andrew Lawler presents The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke, a sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and the sobering truths--about race, gender, and immigration--exposed by the Lost Colony of Roanoke. "A fascinating account of one of our country's great historical mysteries. Fast-paced and wonderfully written, with plenty of surprising turns along the way, The Secret Token is a delight."--Nathaniel Philbrick To reserve your seat in advance, purchae a copy…

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Shannon Wheeler Book Signing!

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94704 United States
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Shannon Wheeler Book Signing! Thursday, August 2, 7:30pm Pegasus Books Downtown New Yorker cartoonist and multiple Eisner Award-winner Shannon Wheeler signs his brand new book Memoirs of a Very Stable Genius (Image Comics) and hosts a short slide show on the history of cartooned political satire.     ABOUT New Yorker cartoonist and multiple Eisner Award-winner Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man, Sh*t My President Says, God is Disappointed in You) debuts MEMOIRS OF A VERY STABLE GENIUS this July from Image/Shadowline Comics. MEMOIRS OF…

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Poetry Flash presents Martin Espada, Lauren Marie Schmidt, and Gary Soto @ 7:30pm

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Martin Espada's new book of poems is Vivas to Those Who Have Failed. Sandra Cisneros calls him “the Pablo Neruda of North American authors.” Recent collections include The Trouble Ball, The Republic of Poetry, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Alabanza, whose title poem has been widely anthologized and performed. In all, he’s published fifteen books as poet, editor, essayist, and translator. A former tenants lawyer for the Latino community of the greater Boston area, he’s received a Shelley Memorial Award, a Guggenhein Fellowship, and he’s…

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Poetry Flash: MARTÍN ESPADA, LAUREN MARIE SCHMIDT & GARY SOTO

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Martín Espada‘s new book of poems is Vivas to Those Who Have Failed. Sandra Cisneros calls him “the Pablo Neruda of North American authors.” Recent collections include The Trouble Ball, The Republic of Poetry, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Alabanza, whose title poem has been widely anthologized and performed. In all, he’s published fifteen books as poet, editor, essayist, and translator. A former tenants lawyer for the Latino community of the greater Boston area, he’s received a Shelley Memorial Award, a Guggenhein Fellowship,…

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OAKLAND FIRST FRIDAYS AT NOMADIC PRESS!

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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$10 - $15

Doors open at 7:00 PM; show starts at 7:30 PM SHARP! Join us at Nomadic Press as we celebrate Oakland First Fridays! Featuring readings by 4-5 Nomadic Press authors in our intimate space amongst the hustle at 23rd and Telegraph Avenue. Come early and catch our authors reading on a street stage just down the block at 6:30 PM. This month features readings by TBD and music by TBD. To help pay for our space and our artists and ensure…

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Thor Hanson

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Thor Hanson Presents Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees, a natural and cultural history of the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round.  "A wondrous, action-packed journey to discover the secret lives of bees, flowers, and the unconventional men and women who study them. This book really is the buzz about bees, and it's destined to become a natural history classic."--Stephen Buchmann, author of The Reason for Flowers To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of Buzz by speaking to a bookseller or…

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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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The Diesel Readers Book Group discuss THE CONSPIRACY

August 6 @ 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 The Conspiracy, by Israel Centeno, on Monday August 6th at 7pm. When leftist revolutionary Sergio's sniper shot misses the President of Venezuela, he's thrown into a sudden tailspin. As he attempts to escape the increasingly militarized regime, he winds up taking residence in a bohemian beachside commune, where he keeps a low profile until Lourdes, his former comrade, the object of his desire, and his possible betrayer, turns up one evening. Pursued…

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Undertone Mag Issue 002 Preview & Reading

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, 410 13th Street
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Undertone Mag is celebrating the launch of its second issue, "On Body," with a reading at E.M. Wolfman Books. Come by on August 8th for performances from local artists and a sneak peek at Issue 002! "On Body" explores the thoughts and feelings women of color have about their bodies. Performers on the 8th include Maya Simone and Valentina de Roca Fuerte. Come hang with us! ♥

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Brenda Hillman, Matthew Zapruder, and Robert Hass

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Berkeley, 1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94710 United States
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DATE & TIME: Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 7 p.m. LOCATION: Books Inc. 1491 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA 94710 View a map and get directions. DESCRIPTION: Join Books Inc. in Berkeley for an evening celebrating poetry and prose with Pushcart Prize-winner Brenda Hillman reading from her enchanting new collection, Extra Hidden Life, Among the Days; Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winner Robert Hass discussing his illuminating new work, A Little Book on Form: An Exploration Into the Formal Imagination of Poetry; and American Academy of Arts and Sciences Prize-winner Matthew Zapruder sharing his…

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Zines on desire // reading & release party

August 9 @ 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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to celebrate our printing and release of read this when hungry, we're hosting a reading and sale !! including other zines on desire: symbiotic sexting sun spots (printed by floss editions)

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R.O. Kwon presents THE INCENDIARIES (w/ Nayomi Munaweera)

August 13 @ 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 our dear friends, R.O. Kwon to discuss her debut novel, The Incendiaries, on Tuesday, August 14th at 7pm. Joining her in conversation tonight is Nayomi Munaweera (What Lies Between Us). First ... check out this advance praise! “The Incendiaries is a God-haunted, willful, strange book written with a kind of savage elegance. I’ve said it before, but now I’ll shout it from the rooftops: R. O. Kwon is the real deal.” —Lauren Groff, author ofFates and Furies and Florida…

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Anil Ananthaswamy discusses Through Two Doors at Once

August 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94704 United States
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Tuesday, August 14, 7:30pm Pegasus Books Downtown Anil Ananthaswamy discusses Through Two Doors at Once: the intellectual adventure story of the "double-slit" experiment, showing how a sunbeam split into two paths first challenged our understanding of light and then the nature of reality itself--and continues to almost 200 years later.     Many of the greatest scientific minds have grappled with this experiment. Thomas Young devised it in the early 1800s to show that light behaves like a wave, and in doing…

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Jason Heller presents STRANGE STARS (w/ Nick Mamatas & Richard Kadrey)

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes Jason Heller to discuss his book Strange Stars: David Bowie, Pop Music, and the Decade Sci-Fi Exploded, on Wednesday, August 15th at 7pm. Joining him in conversation will be Nick Mamatas and Richard Kadrey. As the 1960s drew to a close, and mankind trained its telescopes on other worlds, old conventions gave way to a new kind of hedonistic freedom that celebrated sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Derided as nerdy or dismissed as fluff, science fiction rarely gets credit for its catalyzing effect…

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