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August 2018

POETS! – featured readers followed by an open mic

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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an evening with williwaw

August 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The highly protracted world tour lives ever on, as our amp'd uke comrade williwaw applies a sonic salve to the Paris of the West with some fine films as visual counterpoint. Sounds, sights and perpetual fog.   Translation: live scores of Scottish film, with processed ukelele! Come grab a drink or two and settle in for a squall.   Here's an example of what a williwaw experience might look like:   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8lik-qoZD4] williwaw : www.donkeyscratch.com willicamp : williwaw.bandcamp.com willicloud : www.soundcloud.com/williwaw willitube : www.youtube.com/user/donkeyscratch   RSVP…

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Hazel Reading Series – August 2018 edition

August 20 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St
San Francisco , CA 94110 United States
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$5 - $10

It's August, and Hazel Reading Series is back after the summer break! Join us for a late-summer night of poetry and prose by women. Featuring Charity Yoro nominated by Sophia Aguinagua Ciera-Jevae Gordon nominated by Hazel Series Mei Li Ooi nominated by Sasha Wright Venuri Siriwardane nominated by Simmi Aujla Wesley Cohen nominated by Luiza Flynn-Goodlett Guest reader: Heather June Gibbons Hosted by Sara Marinelli 5-10$ Suggested donations. No one turned away for lack of funds. Heather June Gibbons is…

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Look Big: And Other Tips for Surviving Animal Encounters of All Kinds by Rachel Levin

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mechanics Institute, 57 Post St 4th Floor Boardroom
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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Look Big: And Other Tips for Surviving Animal Encounters of All Kinds is a lighthearted but legitimately helpful illustrated field guide for what to do in the face of 50 of our most feared—or frustrating—animals. From mountain lions to moose, bears to bees, rats, raccoons, mice… even lice!  As humans encroach on wild places, encounters with animals have become increasingly commonplace. But what are the rules for facing a moose up close? Do you run from a coyote or stand your ground? How…

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ELIXIR

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Public Works, 161 Erie Street
San Francisco , CA 94103 United States
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$15 - $25

Tales of alchemical brews & magical medicines; marvelous mixtures, dubious concoctions & potions passed as perfect remedies ELIXIR Tuesday, Aug 21 Public Works SF: 161 Erie St, San Francisco ~Speakers & Stories TBA~ Curated by Tre Balchowsky Doors at 6:30 for pre-salon cocktails and conversation; talks begin at 7:30 General Admission $15 Limited Reserved tickets $25 Ages 21 Artwork by Imogen Speer GET TICKETS>

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North Beach Poetry Reading with Heather Bourbeau and Steven Gray

August 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
North Beach, SF Public Library, 850 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Come listen to Heather Bourbeau and Steven Gray read their works as part of Tuesdays at North Beach, a highly-respected weekly poetry series celebrating internationally acclaimed poets and showcasing local talent. Steven Gray has lived in San Francisco since the 1970s and reads his work all over town. Sometimes he accompanies other poets on guitar. He has two books of poetry: Shadow on the Rocks (2011), and Jet Shock and Culture Lag (2012). He also writes reviews for Litseen. Heather…

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The WordParty Poetry & Jazz Night : Kelechi Ubozoh

August 21 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoFight, 144 Taylor St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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at PianoFight: 144 Taylor Street (between Turk & Eddy), San Francisco, CA 94102 – Powell Street BART Hosted by Jennifer Barone, Ingrid Keir, live jazz with Daniel Heffez, Geordie Van Der Bosch and friends. Open Mic sign-up for poetry only starts at 6:45pm – 3min time limit, pick your best poem to read with live jazz accompaniment, a few open slots to read without music mid-set. FREE admission. Full menu and bar available.

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D. Wystan Owen

August 22 @ 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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D. Wystan Owen discusses his new story collection, Other People's Love Affairs. Praise for Other People's Love Affairs “I think this is an absolutely brilliant book from an extraordinarily gifted writer…The stories are patient, exquisite, written with an attention to and reverence for character that astonishes me. D. Wystan Owen writes…stories that lodge somewhere in my chest and keep detonating—loudly, devastatingly—again and again.”—Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You “D. Wystan Owen’s sentences are so breath-catchingly elegant, his paragraphs so honed for gut-punching power…

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Russell Hill

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 7:00pm This event will be held at our Clement street location. Please join us at Green Apple Books on Clement street on Thursday, August 23rd at 7:00 p.m. as we welcome Russell Hill to read from his new novel, The Egret. A hit and run driver pinwheeled his daughter's car into the waters of Tomales Bay and his life is turned upside down. Then the sheriff's detective tells him he may have found the driver, a rich man who lives nearby.…

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The Racket #22: PETS

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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We love pets. We love videos of other people's pets licking lemons or getting stuck in boxes or smiling like they've just huffed down a special cigarette. We love them dearly and we can't wait to see what dark or devious or delightful paths our readers take us down in terms of them. The Readers: DB Finnegan Jared Roehrig Krista Varela Posell Mk Chavez Thea Sullivan J. K. Fowler Ayodele Nzinga Also, free beer. We'll see you there.

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Ada Limon and Matthew Zapruder

August 23 @ 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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   Ada Limon discusses her new poetry collection, The Carrying, with Matthew Zapruder. Praise for The Carrying “ new collection is her best yet, a much needed shot of if not hope, then perseverance amidst much uncertainty.”―NPR “In her dazzling, precise, transformative collection, The Carrying, Ada Limón offers us meditations on mortality, womanhood, the body, and that which grows in the earth, all the while slyly positing: How we should treat each other in this precarious life? Like humans, is her answer.…

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RETURN TO THE PEOPLES

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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FRI. AUGUST 24TH, 7PM presented by WORLD POETRY MOVEMENT Medellin, Colombia THE REVOLUTIONARY POETS BRIGADE San Francisco Corporatism is the fascism that is manifesting in governments throughout the world by producing nationalist and populist leaders of negation and powerful military forces bent on war. Like students murdered en masse in schools in the U.S., like the tsunami of women jailed as drug offenders because work under capitalism makes body and soul miserable, the World Poetry Movement (WPM) and the Revolutionary…

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Laura Van Den Berg and Anthony Marra

August 27 @ 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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Laura Van Den Berg discusses her new novel, The Third Hotel with Anthony Marra. Praise for The Third Hotel “I love Laura van den Berg for her eeriness and her elegance, the way the fabric of her stories is woven on a slightly warped loom so that you read her work always a bit perturbed. The Third Hotel is artfully fractured, slim and singular; it’s a book that sings, but always with a strange pressure more felt than heard beneath the song.” —Lauren Groff,…

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SPANISH LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB MEETING

August 28 @ 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 “La Balsa de Piedra” by Jose Saramago To join the book group please contact iranyi@me.com

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Genevieve Hudson, Thomas Moniz, and Nancy Au

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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This event will be held at our Clement street location. Please join us at Green Apple Books on Clement street on Tuesday, August 28th at 7:00 p.m. as we welcome Genevieve Hudson to celebrate her debut collection of stories (from Future Tense Books), Pretend We Live Here. Genevieve will be joined by two more readers; Tomas Moniz, creator of the popular zine Rad Dad, and Nancy Au, a writer, artist, and teacher living in Oakland. Editor and publisher Brian Hurley will be moderating the reading. Genevieve Hudson. In her debut collection of stories, Pretend We Live…

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BINDERY: Mara Altman / Gross Anatomy

August 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts an evening with Mara Altman, as she celebrates her new book Gross Anatomy. Please join us!   Mara Altman's volatile and apprehensive relationship with her body has led her to wonder about a lot of stuff over the years. Like, who decided that women shouldn't have body hair? And how sweaty is too sweaty? Also, why is breast cleavage sexy but camel toe revolting? Isn't it all just cleavage? These questions and others like them have led to the…

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BOOKSMITH: Thomas Page McBee / Amateur

August 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith hosts an evening with Thomas Page McBee as he celebrates his new book, Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man. Please join us!   From an award-winning writer whose work bristles with "hard-won strength, insight, agility, and love" (Maggie Nelson), an exquisite and troubling narrative of masculinity, violence, and society.   In this groundbreaking new book, the author, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between…

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BINDERY: MariNaomi / Losing the Girl

August 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts MariNaomi as she presents her new book Losing the Girl, the first of the three-book series Life on Earth. Please join us!   Claudia Jones is missing. Her classmates are thinking the worst… or at least the weirdest. It couldn't be an alien abduction, right?   None of Claudia's classmates at Blithedale High know why she vanished -- and they're dealing with their own issues. Emily's trying to handle a life-changing surprise. Paula's hoping to step out of Emily's shadow.…

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Paul McHugh and Leah Garchik

August 30 @ 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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Paul McHugh discusses his new novel The Blind Pool with  Leah Garchik. Praise for The Blind Pool “A taut thriller by a terrific storyteller. The political headlines of today make it timely as hell.” Dan Rather “You’ll rip through pages to find out what happens!”– Rorke Denver, former Navy SEAL, New York Times best-selling-author of “Damn Few” and star of the film “Act of Valor.” About The Blind Pool A Russian crime ring scores entry to the USA by forging an alliance with…

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Paco Marquez

August 31 @ 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 at Green Apple Books on Clement on Friday, August 31st at 7pm as we welcome Paco Márquez to read from his new collection of poetry, Portraits in G Minor. Praise for Portraits in G Minor Reveling in the mystic wonders that can emerge even from “the palm of a corporate boss,” the poems of Paco Márquez “splash the sky wide,” exposing the magic in the quotidian — the “unnoticed silhouettes / imprinted in the grass.” In the tender violence of these portraits, “that which…

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Flower Moon Lantern Riddles

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Clarion Music Performing Arts Center, 816 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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$20 - $25

Clarion celebrates the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with poetry, music and lantern riddles. Fusing poetry, music, theater and art, Flower Moon Lantern Riddles features poems from the present to the 7th century BCE. Some of these poems will be sung in ancient melodies as well as modern compositions. Poems are recited in Cantonese and English. Solving riddles on lanterns was a form of group entertainment in ancient China. We will recreate this activity and give out prizes for those who guess the…

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September 2018

POETS! – featured readers to be announced followed by an open mic

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gabriela Alemán

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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with special guests Mauro Javier Cardenas and Dick Cluster celebrating the release of Poso Wells published by City Lights Books An ABA Summer/Fall 2018 Indies Introduce Selection Celebrated Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán's first work to appear in English: a noir, feminist eco-thriller in which venally corrupt politicians and greedy land speculators finally get their just comeuppance! In the squalid settlement of Poso Wells, women have been regularly disappearing but the authorities have shown little interest. When the leading presidential candidate comes to town,…

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Arjun Singh Sethi / American Hate: Survivors Speak Out

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith hosts an evening with Arjun Singh Sethi, editor ofAmerican Hate: Survivors Speak Out. More information TBA soon -- save the date and join us!   “Why am I in this country now? Should I move elsewhere? Do I want to raise my kids in this country, where hate is so visible and rampant? I’ve been in this fight for decades, but even I struggle. Deep down, though, I know we need to stay the course and continue the fight.” – Marwan…

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Lydia Kiesling Book Release

September 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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Lydia Kiesling joins us to celebrate the release of her new novel, The Golden State, with Ismail Muhammad. Praise for The Golden State “The Golden State is a perfect evocation of the beautiful, strange, frightening, funny territory of new motherhood. Lydia Kiesling writes with great intelligence and candor about the surreal topography of a day with an infant, and toggles skillfully between the landscape of Daphne’s interior and the California desert, her postpartum body and the body politic. A love story for our fractured…

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