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July 2018

LABORFEST: REVOLUTIONARY POETS BRIGADE

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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The dystopian world we live in will be challenged by words and music that will bring solidarity and unity of all working people. POETS: Mahnaz Badihian Lisbit Bailey Kristina Brown Pauline Craig John Curl Diego De Leo Agneta Falk Maria Cristina Herrera Martin Hickel Jack Hirschman Karen M. Magoon Rosemary Manno Sarah Menefee Barbara Paschke Gregory Pond MUSIC & SONG: Francisco Herrera (Guitar) George Long (Saxophone)

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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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Elizabeth Cooperman and Thomas Walton

July 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 Clement street on Thursday, July 26th at 7:00 p.m. as we welcome Elizabeth Cooperman & Thomas Walton to celebrate the release of their new book (from Sagging Meniscus Press) The Last Mosaic! “Most current discussion in American literary culture regarding fragmentation, collage, bricolage, braided narrative, etc. is blinkered by the illusion that these are uniquely contemporary gestures, but they go back to at least Heraclitus and probably to the first human who etched a list of words on stone and, for…

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Book Club: Killers of The Flower Moon

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Florey’s Book Co., 2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044 United States
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by david grann

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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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Victoria Patterson

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Victoria Patterson discusses her new story collection, The Secret Habit of Sorrow. Praise for The Secret Habit of Sorrow “Patterson is on a mission to bring our ghosts out of the shadows. These stories shine with empathy and find the humanness in all our struggles.” —Joshua Mohr, author of All This Life   "A darkly entertaining collection of stories all about the little sins we commit in the name of our desires and their myriad repercussions. Armed with sharp emotional insight and vision…

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Boris Rozenfeld Russian Bibliophiles Club

July 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Avenune
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 United States
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Join us for our monthly Russian book club, literary discussion, and/or poetry recital.   Koret Auditorium Main Library

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R-Dub Love

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rolling Out Cafe, 1722 Taraval St
San Francisco, CA 94116 United States
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~ an evening of love-themed music and lit ~   We are OPEN for literary submissions. Guidelines. This is an evening for music and literature on the theme of romantic love. Featured readers will get up to eight minutes at the mic (about 1,200 words). This series primarily features complete works of fiction and memoir, but poetry and reasonably self-contained novel excerpts are presented to a limited extent. Submissions are rolling—we generally consider submissions until a lineup is filled. You must submit personally—no…

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Poetry at Floreys

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Florey’s Book Co., 2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044 United States
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Poetry at Floreys

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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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Reading & Chap Release Party

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Celebrate the release of 3 special edition chapbooks by our current round of writers-in-residence! Featuring readings by:   MK Chavez Philip Harris Emily Pinkerton

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JoAnne Wetzel and Tim McCanna

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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Ever wondered what it takes to write a children’s picture book? Seas the day and join us as we launch JoAnne Wetzel’s picture book Mermaid School and celebrate Tim McCanna’s Bitty Bot’s Big Beach Getaway   JoAnne and Tim will discuss how to write a picture book and how they both decided to give their latest books an undersea setting. JoAnne Stewart Wetzel is the author of two children's books on theater, Onstage/Backstage and Playing Juliet. Her first picture book, The Christmas Box, was named a Noteworthy Book…

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R.O. Kwon Book Release

July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Join us on Tuesday, July 31st to celebrate the release of R.O. Kwon's debut novel, The Incendiaries. R.O. will be in conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang. Praise for The Incendiaries “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 of Fates and Furies “Every explosive requires a fuse. That’s R. O. Kwon’s novel, a straight, slow-burning fuse.…

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August 2018

The Red Army Faction and West Germany’s Debate Over Democracy and Authority

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Screening the Red Army Faction explores representations of the Red Army Faction (RAF) in print media, film and art. The book contributes both a new history and a new cultural history of post-fascist era West Germany that grapples with the fledgling republic's most pivotal debates about the nature of democracy and authority; about violence, its motivations and regulation; and about its cultural afterlife. Christina Gerhardt is Associate Professor of German at University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

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Invocation to Daughters

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Barbara Jane Reyes   Celebrate the opening of PAL / The Pilipinx American Library at the Asian Art Museum with readings by Bay Area poets led by Barbara Jane Reyes. Browse through PAL's collection of Filipino-authored books, grab a drink at the cash bar and groove to music by DJ Jon Reyes.

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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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Launch for Ingrid Rojas Contreras / Fruit of the Drunken Tree

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery is thrilled to host the launch party for Ingrid Rojas Contreras' debut novel, Fruit of the Drunken Tree. Joining Ingrid in conversation is our muse and yours, Carolina De Robertis. More to be announced soon, but please save the date and join us!   Seven-year-old Chula and her older sister Cassandra enjoy carefree lives thanks to their gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the neighborhood walls, where the godlike drug lord…

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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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Siobhan Adcock

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Siobhan Adcock discusses her new novel, The Completionist. Praise for The Completionist "Thoughtful, suspenseful, and shot through with dark humor, The Completionist creates a future world near enough to our own that the familiarity stings and sings. Violence, climate change, invasive technologies, and the erosion of women's freedoms--none of this is science fiction, but the novel harnesses these destructive forces toward an original and imaginative end. And the people who inhabit these pages are vivid, defiant reminders of the sustaining powers…

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After Hours: Joel Richard Paul – Defending the Constitution

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley , CA 94941 United States
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Friday, August 3rd · 7:00pm From 1801-1835, Chief Justice John Marshall defined our Constitution and established the Supreme Court’s authority to hold the President and Congress accountable. Joel Richard Paul, author of Without Precedent, argues that we are facing a constitutional crisis, making it worth reflecting on Marshall’s pragmatic genius for forging compromise in defense of the rule of law. Registration recommended. Registration opens July 16th. Add to my:iCal/Outlook When:Friday, August 3, 2018 Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:Mill Valley Public…

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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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