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December 2018

Marcia Douglas: Natural Herstory Remix

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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In 2008, Douglas began performing Natural Herstory, a one-woman multimedia performance drawing from her poetry and fiction to explore Jamaican women's voices. Natural Herstory Remix is a continuation of that project, with a focus on The Marvellous Equations of the Dread, examining what a hybrid (fiction/poetry/one-drop beat) novel might become when given voice and stage. It is directed by University of Colorado Theatre professor Cecilia Pang. celebrating the release of The Marvellous Equations of the Dread published by New Directions Books About The Marvellous Equations of…

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YOU’RE GOING TO DIE PRESENTS: LOVE, LOSS & FIRE – A CAMP FIRE FUNDRAISER

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The San Francisco Columbarium, 1 Loraine Ct
San Francisco, CA 94118
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 7:00 PM  10:00 PM The San Francisco Columbarium (map) You're Going to Die Presents... Love, Loss & Fire - A Camp Fire Fundraiser Let's gather together, out of the smoke & heartbreak, to honor & support community affected by the deadliest fire in California history - an open mic offering, w/special musical guests... Bobby Jo Valentine Chelsea Coleman Scott Ferreter Morgan Bolender & more... Doors at 7pm Show at 7:30pm Ends at 10pm @ The San Francisco Columbarium 1…

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Sara Mumolo and Caroline O’Connor Thomas

December 13 @ 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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Sara Mumolo and Caroline O'Connor Thomas read from their latest poetry collections, Day Counter and Unusual Light Source. Sara Mumolo’s previous book is Mortar. Her poems have appeared in 1913: a journal of forms, Action Yes, Entropy, Lana Turner, PEN Poetry Series, Typo, and Volt, among others. She serves as the associate director for the MFA in Creative Writing program at Saint Mary’s College of California.   Caroline O'Connor Thomas is a writer currently residing in the Bay Area. Originally from the east coast,…

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City Arts & Lectures JAMES FORMAN, JR.

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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$29

JAMES FORMAN, JR. In Conversation with Lara Bazelon Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:30 pm Venue: Nourse Theater Series: Cultural Studies  Buy Tickets | Buy Series Tickets | 415.392.4400 James Forman, Jr. has devoted his life to fighting institutionalized racism. After clerking for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Forman joined the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C., where for six years he represented both juveniles and adults charged with crimes. Frustrated with the lack of education and job training opportunities for his clients, Forman founded the Maya Angelou Public…

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Bawdy Story Telling ‘HAPPY ENDINGS’

December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St
San Francisco , CA 94110 United States
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$25 - $35

Thursday, December 13th, 2018 at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco CA Remember: Bang-O & Games at 7 PM, Stories at 8 PM Want a sample? Listen to our podcast at http://bit.ly/bawdypodcast •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This evening of 'Yeah, We go there' stories & songs includes: ❤ Hosted by Sexual Folklorist & Storyteller Dixie De La Tour ❤ YOU? I'm reviewing story pitches now! (send your pitch to Dixie@BawdyStorytelling.com) ❤ Custom Bawdy Songs by Rachel Lark ❤ Play Bang-O, Bawdy's beloved icebreaker ❤ WIN…

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LABORFEST ANTHOLOGY – ‘GIVING VOICE’

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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LABORFEST ANTHOLOGY – ‘GIVING VOICE’ FRI. DEC. 14TH, 7PM Join us for a reading celebrating the release of Giving Voice, a LaborFest anthology spanning 2005-2017. Readers: Nellie Wong Jerry Path Margaret Cooley Keith Cooley Alice Rogoff Phyllis Holliday Adele Kearney We are involved in the struggles to have our voices heard, our outsider voices. Even though our writing appears in the same anthology, please recognize that we are all very different. The themes and concerns of our writing are as varied…

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Michael Wall in conversation with Jonathon Keats

December 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bar Fluxus, 18 Harlan Place
San Francisco, 94108 United States
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discussing Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel at the fabulous Bar Fluxus, 18 Harlan Place, San Francisco, CA 94108 celebrating the release of Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious) by Michael Wall published by Grand Central Publishing We've all asked ourselves the question. It's impossible to look up at the stars and NOT think about it: Are we alone in the universe? Books, movies and television shows proliferate that…

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POETS! – featured readers followed by an open mic

December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The JCCSF Presents TA-NEHISI COATES

December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
JCCSF, 3200 California St
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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$45 - $125

Monday, Dec 17 Starts at: 7:00 pm TICKETS Standard  $45 Premium  $125 Members get 10% off. ______________________________________________________ Join us for a conversation with one of the most influential black intellectuals of his generation, Ta-Nehisi Coates. “The Case for Reparations,” his George Polk Award-winning cover story on slavery and race for The Atlantic, was one of the most talked-about pieces of nonfiction in recent memory. Between the World and Me, an exploration of racial history written to his young son, was awarded the…

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January 2019

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

January 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gigi Pandian: The Alchemist’s Illusion

January 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Passage San Francisco, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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Gigi Pandian presents The Alchemist’s Illusion, a story of the centuries-old alchemist Zoe Faust who is tired of running from her past. She’s finally got her life on track in Portland, Oregon, gardening and cooking in her fixer-upper house with her mischievous best friend, Dorian the gargoyle chef. It seems like the perfect life for Zoe―until she discovers that her old mentor Nicolas Flamel, who she thought had abandoned her, has been imprisoned. Book Passage San Francisco 1 Ferry Building San…

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Public Speaking for Authors

January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Writers specialize in carefully chosen words. But when it comes time to share their work, they must learn to think on their feet, compose with their tongues, and look their readers in the eye. Sponsored by the Bay Area Authors Guild, this program will provide practical tips for writers seeking to make their readings, interviews and other public appearances as compelling as their texts.   A National Best-Selling author and Hall of Fame Speaker with a Ph.D. in communications, Bay Area Authors Guild…

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The Match Book: Tenderloin Historical Ephemera Project

January 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St
San Francisco , CA United States
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Join the Tenderloin Museum for the opening reception of our Matchbook Map Exhibit, featuring a searchable, interactive touchscreen map that connects matchbook imagery to historical info on the associated business and address, and links to information about the present day site. We’ll be presenting this new permanent exhibit in conjunction with a temporary exhibit, the Tenderloin Ephemera Exhibition, featuring historical Tenderloin ephemera from the 1920’s-1950’s — including bar signs, glassware, postcards, menus, matchbooks et al. These small, seemingly ordinary mementos…

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ANGELA Y. DAVIS & IBRAM X. KENDI

January 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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ANGELA Y. DAVIS & IBRAM X. KENDI In Conversation with Jeff Chang Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7:30 pm Venue: Nourse Theater Series: Cultural Studies  Buy Tickets | Buy Series Tickets | 415.392.4400 A teacher, writer, scholar, and activist, Angela Y. Davis first received national attention in 1969, after being removed from her teaching position at UCLA for her social activism and membership to the Communist Party. In 1970, she was placed on the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted List” on false charges, which culminated in one of the most…

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Writers with Drinks

January 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$5 - $20

Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019: Colin Winnette (The Job of the Wasp) Simon Sheppard (Man on Man: The Best of Simon Sheppard) Izzy Oneiric (The Year Is Sunday: a lyric memoir) John Briscoe (Crush: The Triumph of California Wine) Cost: $5 to $20, no-one turned away All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture. At The Make Out Room 3225 22nd St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.  

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JENN STROUD ROSSMAN at Books Inc. in The Marina

January 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. in The Marina, 2251 Chestnut St
San Francisco , CA 94123 United States
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Pushcart Prize-nominee Jenn Stroud Rossman shares her witty debut novel, The Place You're Supposed to Laugh. It's 2002 in Silicon Valley. 9/11's still fresh, the dot-com bubble has burst, and holy calamity is raining down on 14-year-old Chad Loudermilk. His father is about to lose his job, his mother isn't the same since Chad's grandma died, and as one of the few black kids at tony Palo Alto High School, Chad's starting to wonder about his birth parents. Next door lives dot-com mogul…

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Incantatory Prophet: Raúl Zurita / Norma Cole and Forrest Gander in conversation

January 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Norma Cole and Forrest Gander discuss and read from the work of one of Latin America's most celebrated and controversial poets, Raúl Zurita celebrating the release of INRI by Raúl Zurita, translated by William Rowe, forward by Norma Cole published by New York Review Books In 2001, the president of Chile publicly acknowledged that many of the bodies of the people who had disappeared under the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet would never be recovered. The victims had been flown…

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Brittany Ackerman and Francesca Bell

January 15, 2019 @ 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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Brittany Ackerman discusses her new memoir, The Perpetual Motion Machine, with Francesca Bell. About The Perpetual Motion Machine Inspired by a brother's high school science project--a perpetual motion machine that could save the world--the Perpetual Motion Machine is a memoir in essays that attempts to save a sibling by depicting the visceral pain that accompanies longing for some past impossibility. The collection has been a science project in its study of memory, in the calculation and plotting of the moments that make up a…

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ANA ARANDA at Books Inc. Opera Plaza

January 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness
San Francisco , CA 94107 United States
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Join internationally exhibited artist Ana Aranda in celebration of her delightful new bilingual picture book, ¡Our Celebración!: ¡la Celebracion! (Ages 5+) It's a sunny summer day. Come join the crowd headed for the parade! Marvel at the people riding motorcycles, bicycles, tricycles, and unicycles. Duck out of the way as firefighters spray water on hot spectators. Clap to the music as bands of musicians playing clarinetes, saxophones, flautas, trumpets, and drums march by. Feast on lemonade, watermelon, tacos, and ice cream. Wave to the corn…

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Jessica Trounstine

January 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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discussing the subject of her new book Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities from Cambridge University Press Segregation by Design draws on more than 100 years of quantitative and qualitative data from thousands of American cities to explore how local governments generate race and class segregation. Starting in the early twentieth century, cities have used their power of land use control to determine the location and availability of housing, amenities (such as parks), and negative land…

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BINDERY: Jeremy N. Smith / Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called “Alien”

January 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Jeremy N. Smith for Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien". Please join us!   When she arrived at MIT in the 1990s, Alien was quickly drawn to the school’s tradition of high-risk physical trespassing: the original “hacking.” Within a year, one of her hallmates was dead and two others were arraigned. Alien’s adventures were only just beginning.   After a stint at the storied, secretive Los Alamos National Laboratory, Alien was recruited by a top…

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Stevan Allred and Renee Macalino Rutledge

January 16, 2019 @ 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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Stevan Allred discusses his new novel, The Alehouse at the End of the World with Renee Macalino Rutledge. About The Alehouse at the End of the World When a fisherman receives a mysterious letter about his beloved's demise, he sets off in his skiff to find her on the Isle of the Dead. The Alehouse at the End of the World is an epic comedy set in the sixteenth century, where bawdy Shakespearean love triangles play out with shapeshifting avian demigods and a…

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Rachel Roy & Ava Dash: 96 Words for Love

January 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Passage San Francisco, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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Rachel Roy & Ava Dash: 96 Words for Love 01/17/2019 - 6:00pm Fiction Reading/Talk Ever since her acceptance to UCLA, 17-year-old Raya Liston has been quietly freaking out. She feels simultaneously lost and trapped by a future already mapped out for her. Then her beloved grandmother dies, and Raya jumps at the chance to spend her last free summer at the ashram in India where her grandmother met and fell in love with her grandfather. Raya hopes to find her…

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BINDERY: Edna in a Bottle (tastes funny)

January 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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$12 - $15

Edna in a Bottle (tastes funny) is a new San Francisco comedy hour at The Bindery in the Haight district. Edna and her friends are trapped in a bottle and dying to perform! A colorful splash of sketch scenes, story-telling, circus talent and wacked-out adult comedy. And there's nothing wrong with an eating contest here and there. Mark your calendars and come let us out of the bottle!   Tickets can be purchased in advance for $12. If available, tickets at the…

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POETS! – featured readers followed by an open mic

January 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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