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October 2018

Jazz Stories: Live Jazz. Wonderful Stories.

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pegasus Books on Solano, 1855 Solano Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707 United States
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Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 pm This Recurring Event is at Pegasus Books Solano People love hearing jazz...and hearing about it. Musicians like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Buddy Rich were original, colorful characters artists who said and did astonishing things. Fortunately their colleagues cared enough to document these moments in stories and pictures and we now have a rich repository of photos and anecdotes about these artists, and about the American songwriters and composers who created the raw material of jazz. Jazz Stories is a performance of the songs of jazz from…

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Hot New Books

October 3 @ 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: Kathleen McClung, Casandra Dallett, Mary Mackay, Ingrid Keir. 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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7pm Book Club

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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book club

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BINDERY: Reyna Grande with Carolina De Robertis / A Dream Called Home

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts the San Francisco launch for Reyna Grandeand her new memoir A Dream Called Home. She'll be in conversation with Carolina De Robertis. Please join us!   From bestselling author Reyna Grande—whose remarkable memoir The Distance Between Us has become required reading in schools across the country—comes an inspiring account of one woman’s quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a…

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Fady Joudah

October 4 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Fady Joudah's fourth and most recent poetry collection is Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance. He is the recipient of a Yale Younger Poets prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, Lannan Residency, and the Griffin International Poetry prize. He is the translator of several volumes of Arabic poetry into English. He is also a practicing physician of internal medicine in Houston, TX.

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Mazza Writer in Residence Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta with special guest Daisy Zamora, reading and in conversation

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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As part of their Mazza Writer in Residency for October 1–6, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta will be joined by celebrated Nicaraguan poet—and SF State faculty member in Latina/Latino Studies—Daisy Zamora, with the two poets reading from their works, followed by a conversation between them and in response to their audience. Supported by the Sam Mazza Foundation, this event is free and open to the public. Please join us! A Nicaraguan Californian via Mexico raised both in Huntington Park and Highland Park neighborhoods of Los…

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John Sims

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Multi-media conceptual artist, writer and activist visits City Lights to celebrate the release of his video poem chapbook, A Blazing Grace and the AfroDixieRemixes: The San Francisco Session The AfroDixie music project confronts the song "Dixie" - the anthem of the Confederacy subversively by remixing, remapping and cross-appropriation with a collection of 14 tracks of Dixie in the many genres of black music: Spiritual, Blues, Gospel, Jazz, Funk Calypso, Samba, Soul, R&B, House, Hip Hop. To critically engage this project with both…

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Man Booker International Prizewinners Olga Tokarczuk and Jennifer Croft

October 4 @ 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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Man Booker International Prizewinners Olga Tokarczuk and Jennifer Croft discuss Flights. Sponsored by The Center for the Art of Translation. About Flights Flights is a novel about travel in the 21st century and human anatomy. From the 17th  century, we have the story of the real Dutch anatomist Philip Verheyen, who dissected and drew pictures of his own amputated leg, discovering in so doing the Achilles tendon. From the 18th century, we have the story of a North African-born slave turned Austrian courtier stuffed…

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Rise & Shine: A Back To School Celebration

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chapter 510 & the Dept. of Make Believe, 2301 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Join us for a family friendly night of live music, storytelling, art making and community! Come get down with the GRAMMY nominated Oakland based children’s music group Alphabet Rockers who make learning come alive with the beats, rhymes, dance moves, and community of hip hop. Listen to local children’s book author Tiffany Golden take us on a journey with Midnight, Keeper of Dreams and Protector of Children in the mystical land of Shina, as she reads from her Midnight Stories Series. Get inspired by…

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Kai Carlson-Wee — RAIL

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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Friday, October 5 7:00pm MORE INFO TO COME Event date: Friday, October 5, 2018 - 7:00pm Event address: East Bay Booksellers 5433 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618

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No Where to Go: How Public Bathrooms Fail Our Private Needs

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oakland Public Library – Main Branch, 125 - 14th Street
Oakland, 94612
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Free

Lezlie Lowe discusses the history and current dilemmas of public bathrooms. Everybody must use them, so how come public restrooms still aren’t universally accessible? And why do so many people have “bathroom confusion”? Don’t miss this eye-opening author talk/book signing.

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Poetry Flash – featuring Terese Svoboda

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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Sunday, October 7 3:00pm EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome back our friends from Poetry Flash on Sunday, October 7th at 3pm. Terese Svoboda will be discussing her book Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet. Author, poet, and memoirist Svoboda takes the reader on a fascinating journey from Ridge's childhood as a newly arrived Irish immigrant in the grim mining towns of New Zealand, to her years as a budding writer in Sydney, Australia, to her…

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BINDERY: an afternoon with children’s books authors Jim Averbeck, Julie Downing, Christy Hale, and Yuyi Morales

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts a special afternoon of readings by children's books authors Jim Averbeck (Trevor), Julie Downing (Tessa Takes Wing), Christy Hale (Water Land: Land and Water Forms from Aroud the World), and Yuyi Morales (Dreamers). Please join us!   Trevor  by Jim Averbeck   Trevor is a lonely yellow canary looking for a friend. He stretches his wings the width of his boring cage and notices the tree outside stretching its branch. And on the end of that branch? Another canary! But he’s so shy and quiet. Trevor…

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Terrian Walling and George Gerard

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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Join us at Green Apple Books on Clement street on Sunday, October 7th at 7:00 p.m. to welcome Terrian Walling and George Gerard as they read from their (with Ramazan Saral) collection of collaborative poems and prose, Tegara.    About Tegara Tegera is a collection of collaborative poems and prose written by three individuals who live on different parts of the planet. As you journey through the book, you will realize that Tegera is not a classical poem book. The reader becomes a traveller and…

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The Diesel Readers book group discuss MANHATTAN BEACH

October 8 @ 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 Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan, on Monday October 8th at 7pm. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. ‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works…

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BINDERY: Launch for Cary McClelland / Silicon City

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts the launch party for Cary McClelland andSilicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of The Valley, an intimate, eye-opening portrait of San Francisco transformed by the tech boom. More TBA soon -- save the date and join us!   San Francisco is changing at warp speed. Famously home to artists and activists, and known as the birthplace of the Beats, the Black Panthers, and the LGBTQ movement, in recent decades the Bay Area has been reshaped by Silicon Valley,…

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Poetic Tuesdays with Jason Bayani

October 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens, 750 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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FREE! Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors. This year see’s a new host and curator, Jason Bayani, artistic director for Kearny Street Workshop (the oldest multi-disciplinary Asian Pacific American multi-disciplinary arts organization in the country) as well as a Kundiman fellow and a veteran of the National Poetry Slam scene whose work has been published in Fourteen Hills, Muzzle Magazine, Mascara Review, the National Poetry…

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Voices of Witness @ City Lights

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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with Mateo Hoke, Taylor Pendergrass, and Mohammed "Mike" Ali celebrating the release of Six By Ten: Stories From Solitary Confinement Edited by Mateo Hoke and Taylor Pendergrass, published by Haymarket Books This compelling collection of stories told directly by people personally impacted by solitary confinement is the first book in a new Voice of Witness series with Haymarket Books. An estimated 80,000 Americans are held in solitary confinement in prisons across the country. Solitary confinement, often in cells no bigger than six-by-ten-feet, means twenty-four hours…

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Writing Hope: Queer Authors in Times of Oppression

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dog Eared Books, 900 Valencia St
San Francisco , CA 94110 United States
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The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence present hopeful readings from various Queer Authors written during time of oppression

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BINDERY: Lisa Brennan-Jobs / Small Fry

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Lisa Brennan-Jobs for Small Fry, her smart, frank, and captivating coming-of-age memoir.   Note: Seating is limited for what will surely be a big night. If you would like to reserve a seat, please pre-order a copy of Small Fry below, and put your request in the 'comments' field. Thanks!    Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents—artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs—Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s…

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Fan Shigang discusses Striking to Survive: Workers’ Resistance to Factory Relocations in China

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94704 United States
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Tuesday, October 9, 7:30pm Pegasus Books Downtown Fan Shigang discusses Striking to Survive: Workers’ Resistance to Factory Relocations in China. In China, capitalist development since the 1980s has given rise to an enormous new industrial working class. In the vast export-processing zones along China’s southeastern coast, countless so-called “migrant workers” or “peasant workers” from interior provinces eke out a living in innumerable factories. Through thirty-five years of struggle, they have gradually established a foothold as part of China’s new industrial working…

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How To Read A Poem

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saint Mary’s College of California, 1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575 United States
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DATE & TIME: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 -  1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. LOCATION: Saint Mary's College Museum of Art, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94575 View a map and get directions. DESCRIPTION: Using a short selection from Matthew Zapruder’s book Why Poetry, two distinguished Saint Mary’s poets share strategies for unpacking poems in Seminar. Participants will practice these strategies by exploring selected poems in conversation with their peers. With Brenda Hillman & Matthew Zapruder

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Heather Havrilesky

October 10 @ 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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Heather Havrilesky discusses her new essay collection, What If This Were Enough? Praise for What If This Were Enough? "Heather Havrilesky is a singular talent and an indomitable force. When it comes to the tension between thinking and feeling, of being out in the world and being alone with yourself, there is no one sharper, wiser, funnier, most honest, or more insightful. In What If This Were Enough, readers will find a splendid mix of Havrilesky’s familiar and intimate 'Ask Polly' voice…

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Voz Sin Tinta: Our monthly bilingual poetry series and open mic.

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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When : Thu, October 11, 6:30pm – 9:00pm Description : Sponsored by Alejandro Murguia, curated by Marguerite Munoz and Rene Vaz. This month's readers TBD.

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Steven Seidenberg and Jared Stanley, reading and in conversation

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco , CA 94132 United States
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Fellow poets and friends Steven Seidenberg and Jared Stanley, respectively from San Francisco and Reno, Nevada, will read from their work then join in conversation with each other and in response to questions from the audience. Note: this event is re-scheduled from an earlier date (the SFSU campus was unexpectedly closed due to a massive campus-wide power outtage last Fall 2017). Free and open to the public. Writer and artist Steven Seidenberg is the author of Pipevalve: Berlin (Lodima Press, 2017), a collection of photographs with…

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