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March 2019

Amber Tamblyn / Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts a special evening with Amber Tamblyn, to celebrate her new book of essays Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution. We had a packed house for Amber when she came through town for Any Man, so if you want to make sure you get a seat we strongly recommend you purchase advance tickets. Join us!   Please note: This is a ticketed event, with the price of admission equal to the cost of Era of…

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Lisa Moore Ramee with Sabaa Tahir

March 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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Join us to celebrate the launch of Lisa Moore Ramee’s highly anticipated, funny and big-hearted debut middle grade novel A Good Kind of Trouble,  about friendship, family, and standing up for what’s right – a book that Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give) calls “full of heart and truth” “Ramée effectively portrays the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement and the difficulty of navigating complex social situations while conveying universal middle school questions about friendship, first crushes, and identity.…

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Helen Oyeyemi – – Gingerbread

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes Helen Oyeyemi to discuss Gingerbread, on Saturday, March 16th at 7pm. Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children's stories, beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi invites readers into a delightful tale of a surprising family legacy, in which the inheritance is a recipe. Perdita Lee may appear to be your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother trying to penetrate the school social hierarchy; but there are signs that they might not be as normal as they…

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Alice Pettway

March 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Alice Pettway is the author of three books of poetry: The Time of Hunger (2017), Moth (2019) and Station Lights (forthcoming 2021). Her poetry, nonfiction and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in The Bitter Oleander, The Colorado Review, The Miami Herald, The Progressive, Teaching Tolerance, The Threepenny Review, WomenArts Quarterly and many others. Currently, Pettway lives and writes in Shanghai, China. https://www.alicepettway.com

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Lea Kirk at Alameda Authors Series 3

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak Street
Alameda, 94501
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For the third year, AAUW Alameda presents a spring series of talks featuring authors who live and write in Alameda and nearby, now co-sponsored by the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. Our March author Lea Kirk will discuss her Prophecy series novels Prophecy, Salvation, and Collision, and her current writing projects. Biography USA Today Bestselling Author Lea Kirk loves to transport her readers to other worlds with her science fiction romance Prophecy series. She’s an avid Trekkie, Gryffindor, and wannabe space explorer.…

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Spanish Book Discussion Group

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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Patria - Fernando Aramburu Please note: the Spanish Book Group will not be meeting in February. El dia en que ETA anuncia el abandono de las armas, Bittori se dirige al cementerio para contarle a la tumba de su marido el Txato, asesinado por los terroristas, que ha decidido volver a la casa donde vivieron. Podra convivir con quienes la acosaron antes y despues del atentado que trastoco su vida y la de su familia? Podra saber quien fue el…

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POETS! – Beau Beausoleil and Tamsin Smith, followed by an open mic

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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POETS! - Beau Beausoleil and Tamsin Smith, followed by an open mic

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Salvatore Scibona

March 18 @ 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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Salvatore Scibona discusses his new novel, The Volunteer. Praise for The Volunteer “Salvatore Scibona is gravely, terminally, a born writer—a high artist and exquisite craftsman. Yes his sentences are perfect but not merely; a surplus of dark and tender wisdom, who knows its source, makes his language—and the world—glow with meaning.”  —Rachel Kushner, author of The Mars Room “Salvatore Scibona couldn’t write poorly if he tried. The Volunteer is a wonder right from page one, lovely in its language and aching in its insights.…

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Shobha Rao

March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mills Hall Living Room, Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland , CA 94613 United States
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Tuesday March 19, 2019 | 5:30 pm | Mills Hall Living Room Shobha Rao’s novel Girls Burn Brighter, longlisted for the 2018 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, appeared on many “best of” 2018 lists including the Washington Post, NPR, Shelf Awareness, Paste, LitHub, and Real Simple. Her debut short story collection An Unrestored Woman illuminated how the division of India and Pakistan into two countries violently disrupted the lives of the region's citizens for years. Rao is the winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Fiction, and…

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Moira Crone, Rodger Kamenetz, and Ariel Resnikoff

March 19 @ 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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Two New Orleans based writers--poet and dreamworker Rodger Kamenetz and fiction writer Moira Crone--join forces with East Bay native and recent returnee Ariel Resnikoff for a speculative set of their latest work. All three of them habitually push hard on boundaries, whether it's the divide between conscious and subconscious life or the linguistic borders dividing cultures. Rodger and Moira both taught writing at LSU in Baton Rouge for many years. Ariel is finishing up a PhD at Penn, where he…

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Lloyd Khan, Driftwood Shacks

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2019 - 7:00PM This is an advanced event listing. Please check back for updated information, or sign up for our events emails. This free event will take place at Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs for open seating are usually set up about an hour before the event begins. If you have any ADA accommodation requests, please e-mail info@bookshopsantacruz.com by March 17th. "I started building almost 50 years ago, and have lived in a self-built home ever since. If…

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Paul Beatty

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hammer Theater Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio Walk
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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TUESDAY March 19, 2019 7PM Hammer Theatre 101 Paseo de San Antonio San José, CA Reading followed by an on-stage interview – conducted by Associate Professor of Justice Studies and Director of the Human Rights Program at SJSU, William Armaline – plus a book sale and signing. Novelist Paul Beatty is among the funniest and most fearless writers in contemporary fiction. He has been called “one of the shrewdest cultural commentators, and hilarious cutups, of his generation” (Interview). In a voice both acerbic and expansive, Beatty…

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Richard Chiem

March 19 @ 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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Richard Chiem discusses his debut novel, King of Joy. Praise for King of Joy "What a funny, fresh, bittersweet masterpiece—there is no one else in the world writing like Richard Chiem. From the sentence-level wizardry to the racing plot, I feel smarter just having read this. Every page brings a new set of wonders." —Alissa Nutting, author of Made for Love   "This novel is transfixing: an imaginative meditation on emotional survival, isolation, and the beauty and limitations of human connection. I…

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Jacob Tobia / Sissy: A Coming-Of-Gender Story

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Jacob Tobia for their first book, Sissy: A Coming-Of-Gender Story. Please join us!   A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it’s like to grow up not sure if you’re (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above. “When the political reality facing this country seems dark, we need shinier, sparklier thinkers in the public eye. With a signature style matched only by their wit, Jacob fits that bill perfectly.” –…

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Prose at The Poetry Center: R.O. Kwon and Nona Caspers, reading and in conversation

March 20 @ 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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Wednesday, March 20 - 7:00 pm The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University Join us for a special Wednesday evening devoted to new fiction, with acclaimed novelist R.O. Kwon and Nona Caspers, reading from their work and talking with one another and the audience. Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, this event is free and open to the public. R.O. Kwon is the author of The Incendiaries, published by Riverhead (U.S.) and Virago (U.K.). The Incendiaries was an American Booksellers Association Indie Next…

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Joyce Carol Oates

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Joyce Carol Oates reads from her latest novel The Hazards of Time Travel, an ingenious, dystopian novel of one young woman's resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society. To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of The Hazards of Time Travel by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website.   Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:30pm "Time travel"--and its hazards--are made literal in this astonishing new novel in which a recklessly idealistic girl dares to test the perimeters of her tightly…

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Book Launch for Julia Plevin, author of The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing, at The Bindery

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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On March 20, The Bindery is hosting the launch party for Julia Plevin and her first book, The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing! The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing is an engaging guide to the art of forest bathing, inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, for anyone who wants to explore the transformative power of nature in promoting health and happiness. Author Julia Plevin takes a traditional Japanese healing practice and presents her own unique program for those who…

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Tenderloin Cocktail Culture

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St
San Francisco , CA United States
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Thursday, March 21, 2019 7:00 PM  9:00 PM Google Calendar  ICS As San Francisco’s roaring vice district, the Tenderloin of the early 20th century figures greatly into the development of cocktail culture. Many of the bars, restaurants, and hotels represented in The Match Book: Tenderloin Historical Ephemera Project played a role in San Francisco cocktail history. Join us for a survey of the neighborhood's historic bar culture and recipes from the innovators who shaped the modern cocktail landscape through a historical discussion,…

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InsideStorytime CLOSURE

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St #170
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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featuring Tongo Eisen-Martin (Heaven Is All Goodbyes), Anne-christine d'Adesky (The Pox Lover), Jenn Stroud Rossman (The Place You're Supposed to Laugh), and others, will be at Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster Street, Oakland, Thursday March 21st, 7-9 pm.

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Lynn Emanuel and Troy Jollimore

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave
San Rafael , CA 94901 United States
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Lynn Emanuel is the author of several volumes of poetry. She sees her Hotel Fiesta (1984), The Dig (1992), and Then, Suddenly— (1999) as a triptych exploring the convention and flexibility of the book, and the agency of readers and writers. The Dig received the National Poetry Series Award. Emanuel’s work has also been awarded a Pushcart Prize and has been featured in several Best American Poetry anthologies and the Oxford Book of American Poetry. She has received two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Eric Matthieu…

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Kurt Eichenwald

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Kurt Eichenwald presents A Mind Unraveled: A Memoir, the compelling story of an acclaimed journalist and New York Times bestselling author's ongoing struggle with epilepsy--his torturous decision to keep his condition a secret to avoid discrimination, and his ensuing decades-long battle to not only survive, but to thrive. "Inspirational in the true sense of the word....It is written with great verve and wisdom by someone who has closely and thoughtfully detailed his own plight as well as the journey out of it....A book to…

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An Instinctive Feeling of Innocence: Dana Grigorcea and Alta L. Price

March 21 @ 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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Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Avenue | San Francisco, CA RSVP Swiss-Romanian writer Dana Grigorcea and translator Alta L. Price discuss An Instinctive Feeling of Innocence. An Instinctive Feeling of Innocence (Seagull Books) is the stunning second novel from Swiss-Romanian writer Dana Grigorcea and translated by Alta L. Price. With humor and wit, An Instinctive Feeling of Innocence describes a world full of myriad surprises where new and old cultures weave together—a world bursting with character and spirit.Victoria has just recently…

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National Geographic Explorer Academy

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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For science-loving, world-exploring young adventurers... National Geographic presents Explorer Academy with the help of actual National Geographic Explorer Erika Bergman — scientist, submersible pilot, and steamship engineer! Erika will share her adventures and open up a world of wonder with this new book series that J.J. Abrams, director and screenwriter of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Lost, calls "A fun, exciting, and action-packed ride that kids will love." and LeVar Burton, host of Reading Rainbow says "is sure to…

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Amy Glynn & Lucille Lang Day

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1501 Washington Avenue
Albany, CA 94706-1856
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Amy Glynn is the Poet Laureate of Lafayette, California. She is multi-generational Bay Area native and holds degrees from Mount Holyoke College and Lancaster University, England. Her poems appear widely in journals and anthologies including The Best American Poetry (2010 and 2012). Her first collection, A Modern Herbal, was published by Measure Press in 2013; her second, Romance Language, is forthcoming, also from Measure Press. She has received the SPUR Award of the Association of Western Writers, Poetry Northwest’s Carolyn Kizer Award, scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference,…

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After Hours – Brendan Kiely: Consent and #MeToo

March 22 @ 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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After Hours - Brendan Kiely: Consent and #MeToo Friday, March 22nd · 7:00pm Wine reception at 6:30pm for registered guests. Through discussion of personal experiences, research, and his novel Tradition, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Brendan Kiely examines issues of consent, privilege, and toxic masculinity as well as their long lasting consequences in the wake of #MeToo and Kavanaugh. Adults and high school students only. Registration recommended. Registration opens March 4th. Add to my:iCal/Outlook When:Friday, March 22, 2019 Time:7:00 PM -…

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