Rise & Shine: Winter 2021 | Series of Odes

Virtual

Rise & Shine is a generative poetry workshop presented by Surprise the Line, hosted by Nancy Lynée Woo. Started in April 2020, Rise & Shine...

Free

Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation with Laila Lalami

Viet Thanh Nguyen in conversation with Laila Lalami Bay Area Book Festival in conjunction with City Lights and Grove Atlantic Press celebrate the release of Viet Thanh Nguyen's new...

Contemporary Classics – Interior Chinatown

Patricia Holt, former book editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, continues her popular book group, “Contemporary Classics.” A book should stand the test of time...

Berkeley Lunch Poems: Mary Jo Bang

online

Berkeley Lunch Poems A noontime poetry reading series Readings will take place remotely for the 2020-2021 academic year. Zoom links will be available approximately two...

Free

VIRTUAL EVENT: Mikki Kendall, Hood Feminism

VIRTUAL EVENT: Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes author Mikki Kendall who will discuss Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot.  Registration for this free...

Melissa Valentine

online

Friday, March 5, 2021 | 5:00 pm PDT | Zoom (RSVP to receive the event link) Melissa Valentine is an award-winning writer from Oakland, California,...

Free

Nomadic Press’ Virtual Open Mic #49

online

90 minutes 30 readers 3 minutes each On Zoom! FREE AND ALL WELCOME! Sign up to read here: https://forms.gle/4nYSi5fLNyo229Lj9 If you enjoy spaces like this...

Free – $200

Poemscaping: Trim. Write. Repeat.

Virtual

Surprise the Line presents a special one-time guest workshop led by experienced writers on a topic of their choosing every first Saturday of the month....

$22

Bazaar Writers Salon

online

Readings by Jen Burke Anderson, Ryan Fox, Sarah Schweig, and Molly Spencer Hosted by Peter Kline Bazaar Writers Salon Zoom meeting – see link and...

Free

Irvin D. Yalom with Lori Gottlieb

This event is online. How can we understand life, joy and love during the moment when they culminate in death and grief? Internationally acclaimed psychiatrist...

CLA Presents: Laila Lalami

online

What does it mean to be American? In this starkly illuminating and impassioned book, Pulitzer Prize­­–finalist Laila Lalami recounts her unlikely journey from Moroccan immigrant...

Free

Kelly Loy Gilbert and Anna-Marie McLemore

Two much loved critically acclaimed authors. Two fabulous eagerly awaited new books. Join us as we launch Kelly Loy Gilbert’s new book When We Were...