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April 2017

Trane to Africa

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Celebrating National Poetry Month!

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Shanghai Faithful: Jennifer Lin

April 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Chinatown Meeting Room, 1135 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Jennifer Lin dramatizes her family history in her new book, Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family

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Poetry Workshop: Writing Home

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento St
San Francisco , CA 94115 United States
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The workshop includes a discussion and featured readings by Nathalie Khankan, Lena Khalif Tuffah, + Priscilla Wathington.

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Call & Response: Readings by 100 Days Action Poets

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Clarion Alley, Clarion Alley
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Clarion Alley reading series for an afternoon of solidarity, joy, grim resilience, and a way forward.

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Michael Chabon

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Michael Chabon joins us on Independent Bookstore Day to read from his new novel, Moonglow. The classic arcade game Moon Patrol will also be available to play!

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Donna Levin

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness
San Francisco , CA 94107 United States
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Local author, editor, and writing teacher Donna Levin celebrates the launch of her captivating new work of fiction, There's More Than One Way Home. Refreshments will be served.

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Stranger Than Fiction reading series

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St
San Francisco , CA 94109 United States
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Please join co-hosts Alan Black and Frances Stroh for this not-to-be-missed event!

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Donna Levin

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness
San Francisco , CA 94107 United States
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Local author, editor, and writing teacher Donna Levin celebrates the launch of her captivating new work of fiction, There's More Than One Way Home.

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May 2017

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

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A night of readings!

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Quiet Lightning at Galería de la Raza!

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Galería de la Raza, 2857 24th Street
San Francisco , CA 94110 United States
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A literary mixtape selected through a blind submission-based process.

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James Nolan

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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celebrating the release of Flight Risk: Memoirs of a New Orleans Bad Boy.

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Marissa Moss

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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Marissa Moss reading from and discussing her graphic memoir Last Things.

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Paul Madonna

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith is thrilled to welcome Paul Madonna back to the store for the release of his new book, On to the Next Dream.

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Humble Pie Volume 14 Launch Party

May 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A2 Cafe, 5212 Broadway St
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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Join us in celebrating the launch of everyone's favorite pie -- Humble Pie, that is! We're throwing a party in honor of the launch of Volume 14!

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Kevin Allardice

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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Please join Green Apple Books on Clement street as we welcome Author Kevin Allardice, reading from and discussing his book Family, Genus, Species.

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David Brazil, Sara Larsen, Rebecca Eland, + Andrew Schelling

May 4 @ 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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Reading by and conversation with four poets based in the Bay Area and in Boulder, Colorado

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Hazel Reading Series – May Edition

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Hazel Reading series features readings by Natasha Dennerstein, Jennifer Barone, Alexandra Mattraw, Jenny Irizary, and Stacy Carlson.

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Yaa Gyasi w/ Jeff Chang

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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Yaa Gyasi in conversation with Jeff Chang about her novel Homegoing.

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Drop Leaf Press: Taitano + Shanley

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Drop Leaf Press returns with a reading at Alley CatBooks to celebrate the release of two poetry chapbooks: Lehua Taitano’s SONOMA and Maxwell Shanley’s forthcoming chapbook.

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Embodied Writing Workshop: Movement, Writing & Tea

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center SF, 548 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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with Jennifer Barone (innerlotusyoga.com) and Ingrid Keir (featherpress.org) Did you know the body has a story to tell? Using breath, movement and meditation techniques from Yoga, Kundalini, Qi Gong and more, we will bring awareness to our body and practice writing from a place of deep listening, allowing our stories to rise through a series of writing exercises and movement. For writers and yogis of all levels. Stay after to mingle and enjoy The Center SF’s beautiful tea room and a…

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Truth to Power: Writers Respond to the Rhetoric of Hate and Fear

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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A reading by contributors.

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Bazaar Writers Salon

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California St
San Francisco, CA 94121 United States
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Readings by Adam Giannelli, Ben Hoffman, + Edgar Kunz.

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Perfectly Queer: Manic D Press Authors

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro Street
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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Readings from Manic D Press!

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Bayani, Lee, Rader, Roberts, + Lin

May 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Esplande, Yerba Buena Gardens, 761 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation! 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.

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Irene Mathieu

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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We welcome Author Irene Mathieu and a collection of special guest readers for an evening of Poetry.

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