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February 2019

Why There Are Words Presents: Somewhere Else

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
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$10

Ever feel like being somewhere else? There’s no better place to be than with Why There Are Words on February 14, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito. Six acclaimed authors will take us to places both familiar and distant, as they read from their works on the theme of “Somewhere Else.” Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the website, www.whytherearewords.com. For…

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March 2019

After Hours – Record Listening Night: 1972

March 1 @ 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 - Record Listening Night: 1972 Friday, March 1st · 7:00pm The year of the Watergate break-in, the first Price is Right, and the release of The Godfather. Pick your favorite song from 1972 and share your memories of what the music means to you (optional). Bring your own vinyl or choose from a collection hand-picked by Mill Valley Music's Gary Scheuenstuhl. Indulge in refreshments as DJ Jim Welte spins your favorite songs from 1972. Adults and high school students only.…

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Why There Are Words Presents: Witness

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
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$10

Join Why There Are Words on March 14, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito and bear witness to a spectacular evening of readings, as six acclaimed authors read on the theme of “Witness.”   Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the website, www.whytherearewords.com. For more details about WTAW Press, of which the reading series is a program, visit www.wtawpress.org.   Tim…

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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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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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April 2019

After Hours: Poetry World Series

April 5 @ 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: Poetry World Series Friday, April 5th · 7:00pm Wine reception at 6:30pm for registered guests. This unlikely pairing of baseball and poetry showcases the poetry, wit, and smarts of Bay Area poets who are judged on their ability to make their poems fit subjects “pitched” by the audience. Master of Quips and Ceremonies Daniel Handler ensures fun and irreverence. Popcorn, beer. Adults and high school students only. Registration recommended. Registration opens March 19th. Add to my:iCal/Outlook When:Friday, April 5, 2019…

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Literary Cafe presents: RUTH REICHL

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, 94903
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$40 – $55
Ruth Reichl by Michael Singer

Trailblazing food writer and beloved restaurant critic Ruth Reichl took the risk (and the job) of a lifetime when she entered the glamorous, high-stakes world of magazine publishing. Now, for the first time, she chronicles her groundbreaking tenure as editor in chief of Gourmet, during which she spearheaded a revolution in the way we think about food. Tonight San Francisco Chronicle's new restaurant critic, Soleil Ho joins Ruth to discuss her life, career and most resent endeavor SAVE ME THE…

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Why There Are Words Presents: Familiar

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
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Join Why There Are Words on April 11, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito for a familiarly spectacular night of readings as six acclaimed authors read on the theme of “Familiar.”   Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the website, www.whytherearewords.com. For more details about WTAW Press, of which the reading series is a program, visit www.wtawpress.org.   Jasmin Darznik is the author…

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Fire, Rain, Darkness: Three New Books from Sixteen Rivers Press

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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$10

Fire, Rain, Darkness: Three New Books from Sixteen Rivers Press April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm CAMILLE NORTON, BARBARA SWIFT BAUER & MAYA KHOSLA Book Signing, Meet the poets, Hear their new works. Doors 6:30 p.m., Reading 7:00 p.m. Three new Sixteen Rivers Press poets are pleased to present their works at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts. Their books are A Folio for the Dark by Camille Norton (winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series for Corruption, published by Harper Perennial in 2005), Rain, Like a…

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Erica Jong and Francesca Bell

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael, 94903
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Kanbar Auditorium, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael This special event is cosponsored by the Marin JCC and Red Hen Press. Fear of Flying, Erica Jong’s first and most famous novel, published in 1973, blew conventional thinking about women, marriage and sexuality out of the water, selling over 37 million copies and translated into over 45 languages including Chinese and Arabic. Her novel articulated what women thought but which, through decades of silent complicity with…

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Literary Cafe presents: An Evening with Erica Jong

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts, 200 N. San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, 94903
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$8 – $12.

Erica Jong, author of the acclaimed Fear of Flying, reads selections from her new book of poetry, The World Began with Yes (Red Hen Press). In a dark time, poems celebrate life. The evening will include a poetry reading by Francesca Bell, audience Q&A, and book signings. Fear of Flying, Erica Jong's first and most famous novel, published in 1973, blew conventional thinking about women, marriage and sexuality out of the water, selling over 37 million copies and translated into…

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Poet Laureate Celebration

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave
San Rafael , CA 94901 United States
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Rebecca Foust, outgoing poet laureate of Marin County will host this event, welcoming the new poet laureate and honoring previous poets laureate. The evening will feature brief readings by all. Rebecca’s books include Paradise Drive (Press 53 Award), reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement and The San Francisco Chronicle, and the Georgia, Harvard, and Hudson Reviews. The Unexploded Ordnance Bin won the 2018 Swan Scythe chapbook prize and is forthcoming in 2019. Recognitions include the Cavafy and James Hearst Poetry Prizes, the Lascaux and American Literary Review Fiction Prizes, and fellowships from Hedgebrook,…

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May 2019

Why There Are Words Presents: Strange

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
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$10

Aren’t the strangest experiences often the most relatable—the most memorable? Join Why There Are Words on May 9, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito for an extraordinary night of uncanny readings as six spectacular authors read on the theme of “Strange.”   Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the website, www.whytherearewords.com. For more details about WTAW Press, of which the reading…

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Sixteen Rivers Anthology Celebration

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave
San Rafael , CA 94901 United States
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America, We Call Your Name: Poems of  Resistance and Resilience, was conceived in response to the 2016 presidential election, combines the voices of poets from across America—from red states and blue states, high schools and nursing homes, big cities and small towns—with the voices of poets from other countries and other times. From Virgil and Dante to Claudia Rankine and Mai Der Vang, from Milton to Merwin, from Po Chü-i to Robin Coste Lewis, these voices—now raucous, now muted, now lyric, now…

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Memorial Tribute to Linda Gregg

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave
San Rafael , CA 94901 United States
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Falkirk Cultural Center This tribute celebrates Linda Gregg’s life and work, with poems and stories from poets and friends. Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Forrest Gander, Jane Hirshfield and other poets and friends will gather to read and speak about Linda. Refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend and/or read, please RSVP to events@marinpoetrycenter.org so we can plan appropriately. Doors open at 6:30, event starts at 7. Parking is in the lot below Falkirk Center. Please allow time to park and…

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June 2019

Ilya Kaminsky and Heather Altfeld

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road
San Rafael, CA 94903 United States
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Kurland Lounge, Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 200 N San Pedro Rd, San Rafael This special event is cosponsored by the Marin JCC. Admission is free, but RSVP is required. To register for a seat, click HERE. Ilya Kaminsky, a Russian Jew, was born in Odessa (in the former Soviet Union) in 1977 and arrived to the United States in 1993, when his family was granted asylum by the American government. He has been awarded both a Guggenheim Fellowship, and Lannan Foundation’s Literary Fellowship.…

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After Hours – Naked Truth: real.stories.live.

June 7 @ 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 - Naked Truth: real.stories.live. Friday, June 7th | 7:00pm Wine reception at 6:30pm for registered guests. Internationally acclaimed comedian and storyteller Dhaya Lakshminarayanan emcees a night of engaging stories with JP Frary, Trina Michelle Robinson, Kathleen Auterio and Kyle Metzner. Throw your name in the hat to tell a one-minute story in the Lightning Round. Kathleen Auterio is a heavy metal and horror movie fanatic in a constant battle with gravity and reality. When not disregarding medical advice to travel thousands…

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Why There Are Words Presents: Origins and Destinations

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
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There’s no better place to begin and end your Thursday evening than with Why There Are Words on June 13, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito. Join us for an unforgettable night of readings as six spectacular authors read on the theme of “Origins and Destinations.”   Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door. Cash bar. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the website, www.whytherearewords.com. For more details about WTAW…

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After Hours: Shoulder Pads + Shermer High School

June 28 @ 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, June 28th | 7:00pm Wine reception at 6:30pm for registered guests. Join Tom Barbash (The Dakota Winters) and Kevin Smokler (Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies) in conversation about the decade of Rubik's Cubes, Slap Bracelets, the Walkman and The Breakfast Club as seen in both reality and our imagination. How do we write about the 80s, remember and see it in light of 80s nostalgia of Stranger Things, Ready Player One, and the reboot of Ghostbusters? Adults and high school students only. Registration recommended. Registration opens…

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July 2019

After Hours – Eric Kleinenberg: Palaces for the People

July 19 @ 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 - Eric Kleinenberg: Palaces for the People Friday, July 19th | 7:00pm Wine reception at 6:30pm for registered guests. Eric Klinenberg (Heat Wave, Fighting for Air, Going Solo) makes the case for how social infrastructure can help fight inequality, polarization and the decline of civic life, the subject of his latest book. He is a Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU. Adults and high school students only. Registration recommended. Registration opens July…

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August 2019

BAPC OPEN POETRY READING

August 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Strawberry Creek Lodge, 1320 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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BAPC OPEN POETRY READING   Upcoming First Saturday Readings in 2019:  August 3, September 7 3:00 - 5:00 PM     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…

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After Hours: Jason Rezaian

August 9 @ 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: Jason Rezaian Friday, August 9th | 7:00pm Wine reception at 6:30pm for registered guests. Marin County native Jason Rezaian, former Tehran Bureau Chief for the Washington Post, was detained on false charges in Iran and spent 544 days in prison. He will give a behind the scenes look at the ordeal including the high-stakes diplomacy and extraordinary efforts that led to his release from the notorious Evin prison. Adults and high school students only. Registration recommended. Registration opens July…

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September 2019

WTAW Press 2019 Books Release Celebration

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
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Free

WTAW PRESS 2019 BOOKS RELEASE CELEBRATION: CHIMERICA AND LIKE WATER AND OTHER STORIES Join WTAW Press on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito for a special book release celebration of our 2019 titles: Chimerica: A Novel by Anita Felicelli and Like Water and Other Stories by Olga Zilberbourg. This event is part of WTAW’s Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series, now in its 10th year of bringing authors and community together in Sausalito. Doors open at 7pm; event begins at 7:15. The celebration…

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Get Lit! Book Party for “All of Me”

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aqus Petaluma, 101 H St
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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Dani and Kara are back for a special book party event for "All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger and the Female Body!" Join editor Dani Burlison and contributors Kara Vernor, Nayomi Munaweera, Leilani Clark an others TBA, for reading and celebration of the anthology-- featuring live angry feminist music from Sorry Not Sorry! ---- All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger, and the Female Bodies With women’s anger, empowerment, and the critical importance of intersectional feminism taking center stage…

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Poetry in Parks 2019

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ayala Cove, Angel Island CA United States + Google Map
Angel Island by Evan Karp

The 5th Annual Poetry in Parks / Ayala Cove on Angel Island Sunday, Sept 15, 2019, 11a – 4pm Youth readings A literary mixtape curated by Katie Tandy and July Westhale Neighborhood Heroes curated by Kearny Street Workshop Music + Dance curated by Kearny Street Workshop Live painting by ArtSpan Beer courtesy Lagunitas RSVP / SUBMIT About Quiet Lightning Now in its 10th year, Quiet Lightning is a San Francisco-based literary nonprofit with the mission to foster community based on literary expression and to provide a safe and supportive arena for said expression.…

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