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June 2018

For Kids ages 4-8 Leslie Crawford

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Presents Sprig the Rescue Pig, nspired by the true story of a feisty swine who escapes a delivery truck and ends up at an animal sanctuary, this gently humorous tale introduces kids to an intelligent, inquisitive, and very appealing pig. "May Sprig help people to see what wonderful individuals pigs truly are."--Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig, Tamed & Untamed, and The Soul of an Octopus To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of Sprig the Rescue Pig by speaking to a bookseller or ordering…

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CATHY CASSADY: TRAVEL TIPS FOR THE TIMID

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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SAT. JUNE 23RD, 4-6PM TRAVEL TIPS FOR THE TIMID BY CAROLYN CASSADY Join us for an afternoon with Cathy Cassady, eldest daughter of Neal and Carolyn Cassady, and editor of the newly published Travel Tips for the Timid, written and richly illustrated by Carolyn. For many years, and somewhat unbeknownst to her children until after her passing, Carolyn Cassady remained hard at work writing and painting, and this book is part of the trove of art and writing she left behind. Travel…

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Poetry

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Rodney Koeneke,  Dodie Bellamy, and Ross Simonini Hosted by Kevin Killian

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Poetry Flash — featuring Kim Addonizio, Donna Masini, and Brittany Perham

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome back our friends from Poetry Flash on Sunday, June 24th at 3pm. The month's feature poets are Kim Addonizio, Donna Masini, and Brittany Perham. Kim Addonizio’s latest book of poems is Mortal Trash. Terrance Hayes calls it  “Peerless poetry…reliably remarkable clarity, edge, and emotion.” This is her seventh collection. She’s been a finalist for the National Book Award, received a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, and a Pushcart Prize. Among her other publications are four…

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Wolff Translator’s Prize Winner Isabel Fargo Cole: Unearthing Wolfgang Hilbig

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Goethe Institut, 530 Bush St #204
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Goethe-Institut San Francisco | ART-Lounge | 530 Bush Street (entrance street level) | San Francisco, California Join us for a double celebration at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco! We will toast Berlin-based translator Isabel Fargo Cole, winner of this year’s Helen & Kurt Wolff Prize for her translation of Wolfgang Hilbig’s Old Rendering Plant, and the recent publication of The Tidings of the Trees. Cole will discuss the translator as discoverer, the challenges of recreating the experience of language, and the artistic intimacy one cultivates by…

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Jonathan White, Tides

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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Jonathan White, Tides Monday, June 25, 2018 - 7:00pm Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes marine conservationist Jonathan White for a reading and signing of his new book, Tides: The Spirit of the Ocean. In Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean, writer, sailor and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, he shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at…

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Poetry Express presents a reading with Sandra Anfang, Looking Glass Heart

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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Poetry Express presents a reading with Sandra Anfang, Looking Glass Heart, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00

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BINDERY: Joel Selvin / Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead’s Long, Strange Trip

June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery is delighted to host Joel Selvin and Pamela Turley for Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead's Long, Strange Trip. Please join us! The Grateful Dead rose to greatness under the inspired leadership of guitarist Jerry Garcia, but the band very nearly died along with him. When Garcia passed away suddenly in August of 1995, the remaining band members experienced full crises of confidence and identity. So long defined by Garcia's vision for the group, the surviving "Core Four," as they…

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Glen David Gold in conversation with Oscar Villalon

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Glen David Gold in conversation with Oscar Villalon Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco discussing Glen David Gold's new memoir I Will Be Complete from Alfred Knopf This event is co-sponsored by Zyzzyva From the best-selling author of Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside, a big-hearted memoir told in three parts: about growing up in the wake of the destructive choices of an extremely unconventional mother. Glen David Gold was raised rich, briefly, in southern California…

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Margot Kahn and Kelly McMasters

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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Please join us on Tuesday, June 26th at 7:00 p.m. when we welcome editor Margot Kahn and award-winning author Pam Houston as they celebrate their new book This is the Place. Praise for This is the Place: "...an honest portrait of the U.S., pieced together like an imperfect American quilt. We need more books like this." — BUST "This collection, encompassing a spectrum of races, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, political beliefs and classes, could not be timelier....open this book, hear its chorus of voices and remember that we…

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SPANISH LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB MEETING

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Please join us for a lively discussion about “Milena o el femur mas bello del Mundo” by Jorge Cepeda Patterson To join the book group please contact iranyi@me.com

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A Poetry Reading with Neeli Cherkovski & Clark Coolidge

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Neeli Cherkovski is the author of many books of poetry, including his most recent collection, Elegy for My Beat Generation (Lithic Press). He was the coeditor of Anthology of L.A. Poets (with Charles Bukowski) and Cross-Strokes: Poetry between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Cherkovski also wrote biographies of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Charles Bukowski, as well as the critical memoir Whitman’s Wild Children (1988). He has lived in San Francisco since 1974. Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, experimental poet and jazz musician Clark Coolidge has been connected to…

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Keep Begin Detach: inspired by Pauline Oliveros

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, 410 13th Street
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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June 27 (wednesday) in the evening time from 6:30-8pm The Event Keep Begin Detach: Multimedia Essays Come to EM Wolfman for an exploration of text and image, music and silence, meditation and performance. Inspired by Pauline Oliveros, Katarina Countiss and friends will bring engaging elements to classics and original work. There's time for you to read or perform something if you want to (read: open mic) Hope to see you there and tune in to the event streaming on fb!

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Who Will Speak For America?

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Who Will Speak For America? Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco with Veronica Scott Esposito, Charlie Jane Anders, and Craig Santos Perez Drawing on the success of Writers Resist, a national day of literary protest, Who Will Speak for America? presents the best contemporary writing on American identity, justice, and dissent, and asserts a constructive vision of American society. Coedited by Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin. Including essays, poetry, stories, photography, speeches, and cartoons from: Samira Ahmed, Charlie Jane Anders, Cynthia…

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Perfectly Queer-East Bay: Pride Zine Fest

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Laurel Book Store, 1423 Broadway
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Guest curator Anand Vedawala presents four East Bay queer zine creators: Erin Stokes, Lawrence Lindell, Maira, and Nia King

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BINDERY: Porochista Khakpour / Sick

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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Booksmith hosts an evening with the author of Sons and Other Flammable Objects and The Last Illusion, Porochista Khakpour for her new book Sick: A Memoir. Porochista will be in conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang (The Border of Paradise). Please join us!   For as long as writer Porochista Khakpour can remember, she has been sick. For most of that time, she didn't know why. All of her trips to the ER and her daily pain and lethargy only ever resulted in one question: How could any one person be this sick? Several drug addictions, three…

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Poetry Jam

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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LONG SHOT & WORKS BY DANNY SHOT

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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appearing with Jack Hirschman and Jessica Loos Works honors the longtime Long Shot magazine, credo of “Writing from the Real World.” This collection of poems traverses a course from the swamps of New Jersey to the endless possibilities of the open road, with rest stops along the way to visit with family ghosts, highlight striking moments encountered during a 30-plus year career as a New York City public high school teacher, and report upon the twilight years of the Beat Generation. Shot’s engaging…

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Michael Isikoff & David Corn, Russian Roulette

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes Michael Isikoff and David Corn—"Two of the best and most accomplished investigative reporters of their generation... superpower reporting team" (Rachel Maddow)—for a discussion and signing of their #1 New York Timesbestseller Russian Roulette.   TWO OF AMERICA’S TOP REPORTERS AND THE EXPLOSIVE UNTOLD STORY OF THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY The incredible, harrowing account of how American democracy was hacked by Moscow as part of a covert operation to influence the U.S. election and help Donald Trump gain the presidency. RUSSIAN ROULETTE covers…

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My Old Faithful: Book Talk and Signing with Author Yang Huang

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA, 94102
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Local author Yang Huang’s new novel My Old Faithful, a Juniper Prize winner, depict the lives of one family over thirty years in China and the United States. Richly textured narratives from the mother, the father, the son, and the daughters paint a nuanced portrait of family life, full of pain, surprises, and subtle acts of courage. Join us to hear about the inspirations for My Old Faithful as a family navigates the children’s adolescent years amidst vast social and economic change. The…

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Terry Brooks

June 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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With 23 New York Times bestsellers and 21 million copies of his books in print, Terry Brooks is one of America’s most celebrated authors. Join us, as we welcome the distinguished author of Shannara! Adapted for TV, a well of inspiration to countless fantasy and science-fiction authors ranging from Patrick Rothfuss to Karen Russell, the Four Lands remain one of the most enduring and beloved worlds in literature. Today, over forty years after the release of The Sword of Shannara,…

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Bay Area Poetry Marathon

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Readers TBA!

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Book Release: Collapse by Cassandra Dallett

June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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 Cassandra Dallett's full-length poetry collection, Collapse! 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, pop-up surprise Nomadic Press readers, and of course, the star of the evening, Cassandra Dallett. Books will be available for purchase and there will be a signing following the…

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July 2018

OAKLAND FIRST FRIDAYS AT NOMADIC PRESS!

July 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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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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BINDERY: Amber Tamblyn / Any Man

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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In her electric and provocative debut novel Any Man, Amber Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture. A violent serial rapist is on the loose, who goes by the name Maude. She hunts for men at bars, online, at home -- the place doesn't matter, neither does the man. Her victims then must live the aftermath of…

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