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October 2018

Red Light Lit with Josiah Johnson

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoFight, 144 Taylor St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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$15

Red Light Lit is a mashup of live music, photography, storytelling and poetry set to a live score. Featuring musician Josiah Johnson (The Head and The Heart), photographer Erin Wilson (aka #ErinTheArtist), poets Thea Matthews & Christine No, and writers Peter Bullen, Matt Carney, Jessie Carver and Ari Moskowitz. Self-Portrait by Erin Wilson, @psychodelicpandaparty PianoFight’s not just a theater, it’s also a restaurant and bar! ★★★★½ on Yelp ★★★★½ on Google ★★★★★ on Facebook “Reasonably priced New American bites and cocktails…

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BINDERY: an afternoon with children’s books authors Jim Averbeck, Julie Downing, Christy Hale, and Yuyi Morales

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts a special afternoon of readings by children's books authors Jim Averbeck (Trevor), Julie Downing (Tessa Takes Wing), Christy Hale (Water Land: Land and Water Forms from Aroud the World), and Yuyi Morales (Dreamers). Please join us!   Trevor  by Jim Averbeck   Trevor is a lonely yellow canary looking for a friend. He stretches his wings the width of his boring cage and notices the tree outside stretching its branch. And on the end of that branch? Another canary! But he’s so shy and quiet. Trevor…

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Terrian Walling and George Gerard

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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Join us at Green Apple Books on Clement street on Sunday, October 7th at 7:00 p.m. to welcome Terrian Walling and George Gerard as they read from their (with Ramazan Saral) collection of collaborative poems and prose, Tegara.    About Tegara Tegera is a collection of collaborative poems and prose written by three individuals who live on different parts of the planet. As you journey through the book, you will realize that Tegera is not a classical poem book. The reader becomes a traveller and…

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BINDERY: Launch for Cary McClelland / Silicon City

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts the launch party for Cary McClelland andSilicon City: San Francisco in the Long Shadow of The Valley, an intimate, eye-opening portrait of San Francisco transformed by the tech boom. More TBA soon -- save the date and join us!   San Francisco is changing at warp speed. Famously home to artists and activists, and known as the birthplace of the Beats, the Black Panthers, and the LGBTQ movement, in recent decades the Bay Area has been reshaped by Silicon Valley,…

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Poetic Tuesdays with Jason Bayani

October 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens, 750 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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FREE! 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. This year see’s a new host and curator, Jason Bayani, artistic director for Kearny Street Workshop (the oldest multi-disciplinary Asian Pacific American multi-disciplinary arts organization in the country) as well as a Kundiman fellow and a veteran of the National Poetry Slam scene whose work has been published in Fourteen Hills, Muzzle Magazine, Mascara Review, the National Poetry…

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Voices of Witness @ City Lights

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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with Mateo Hoke, Taylor Pendergrass, and Mohammed "Mike" Ali celebrating the release of Six By Ten: Stories From Solitary Confinement Edited by Mateo Hoke and Taylor Pendergrass, published by Haymarket Books This compelling collection of stories told directly by people personally impacted by solitary confinement is the first book in a new Voice of Witness series with Haymarket Books. An estimated 80,000 Americans are held in solitary confinement in prisons across the country. Solitary confinement, often in cells no bigger than six-by-ten-feet, means twenty-four hours…

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Writing Hope: Queer Authors in Times of Oppression

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dog Eared Books, 900 Valencia St
San Francisco , CA 94110 United States
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The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence present hopeful readings from various Queer Authors written during time of oppression

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BINDERY: Lisa Brennan-Jobs / Small Fry

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Lisa Brennan-Jobs for Small Fry, her smart, frank, and captivating coming-of-age memoir.   Note: Seating is limited for what will surely be a big night. If you would like to reserve a seat, please pre-order a copy of Small Fry below, and put your request in the 'comments' field. Thanks!    Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents—artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs—Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s…

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Writers with Drinks

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$20

Rachel Kramer Bussel (Best Women's Erotica, Sex and Cupcakes) Cassandra Dallett (Collapse) Christine No (The Rumpus, Story Magazine) 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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Heather Havrilesky

October 10 @ 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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Heather Havrilesky discusses her new essay collection, What If This Were Enough? Praise for What If This Were Enough? "Heather Havrilesky is a singular talent and an indomitable force. When it comes to the tension between thinking and feeling, of being out in the world and being alone with yourself, there is no one sharper, wiser, funnier, most honest, or more insightful. In What If This Were Enough, readers will find a splendid mix of Havrilesky’s familiar and intimate 'Ask Polly' voice…

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Irish Arts & Writers Festival

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - October 15 @ 7:00 pm
Los Gatos CA, Los Gatos
California, CA 95030
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$50 - $150

The Irish Arts & Writers Festival brings together Irish writers and audiences in the historic and intimate town of Los Gatos, CA (located an hour south of San Francisco) for an arts and culture festival held in several venues over three days. Additional events in 2018 are scheduled for Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco.

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Voz Sin Tinta: Our monthly bilingual poetry series and open mic.

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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When : Thu, October 11, 6:30pm – 9:00pm Description : Sponsored by Alejandro Murguia, curated by Marguerite Munoz and Rene Vaz. This month's readers TBD.

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Steven Seidenberg and Jared Stanley, reading and in conversation

October 11 @ 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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Fellow poets and friends Steven Seidenberg and Jared Stanley, respectively from San Francisco and Reno, Nevada, will read from their work then join in conversation with each other and in response to questions from the audience. Note: this event is re-scheduled from an earlier date (the SFSU campus was unexpectedly closed due to a massive campus-wide power outtage last Fall 2017). Free and open to the public. Writer and artist Steven Seidenberg is the author of Pipevalve: Berlin (Lodima Press, 2017), a collection of photographs with…

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Walter Mosley

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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reading from his new novel John Woman published by Atlantic Monthly Press Walter Mosely requires no introduction. His award-winning, critically-adored body of work has sold millions of copies the world over. Though he is perhaps best known for his mysteries featuring the character Easy Rawlins, over the course of his long and prolific career, he has also written a handful of penetrating literary novels that wrestle with questions political and philosophical. His latest book is such a novel: the result…

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Psychic Bandwidth – San Francisco

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Luggage Store, 1007 Market Street
San Francisco , CA 94103 United States
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$6 - $15

  PSYCHIC BANDWIDTH San Francisco   POETRY MUSIC DANCE   http://events-cillavee.blogspot.com/2018/08/psychic-bandwidth-san-francisco.html   WHO Cilla Vee Life Arts – with Cilla Vee, Gino Robair, Cheryl Leonard, Ivy Johnson, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Eric Kupers and the CSU East Bay Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble (plus others TBA)   WHAT Psychic Bandwidth – chance operations of cross-disciplinary performance modes   WHEN Thursday October 11th – 8pm -10pm   WHERE Luggage Store Gallery – 1007 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94103   HOW MUCH Sliding scale $6…

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Bikes to Books five-year anniversary October ride

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jack London Street, Jack London Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
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Celebrate five years of Bikes to Books with our October anniversary ride!   Combining San Francisco history, art, literature, cycling, and urban exploration, Bikes to Books began as an homage to the 1988 street-naming project spearheaded by City Lights founder and former San Francisco Poet Laureate, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, in which twelve San Francisco streets were renamed for famous artists and authors who had once made San Francisco their home. This anniversary ride marks the thirty-year anniversary of the naming of the…

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Author Event! C. Arellano / E. de la Cruz / D. Foxx / L. Herrera y Lorenzo

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Please  join authors Cathy Arellano, Estela de la Cruz, Dino Foxx, and Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano, a multi-generational group representing voices of various genders and sexualities. Some of our friendships go back decades, some of us met in community in more than one location, and some of us will be meeting for the first time. But we all know the highs and lows of hooking up, breaking up, and falling apart. Books featured: I Love My Women, Sometimes They Love Me by Cathy…

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Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal for Litquake

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal for Litquake

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Poetry Event: GEARS TURNING w/ Kim Shuck

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join us for an afternoon of wonderful poetry by SF Bay Area based poets, artists, and musicians with your host Kim Shuck. To participate in the open mic sessions, please arrive by 4 and plan to listen to all of the featured poets. Seating/space is limited.

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POETS! – featured readers followed by an open mic

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck + open mic

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck + open mic

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Advice: A Night of Stories with Porchlight

October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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$20 - $25

We could all stand to hear some wisdom and guidance right about now. The Bay Area’s long-running Porch Light Storytelling Series returns with "advice"-themed tales from Steve Almond, Dickson Lam, Sands Hall, Writer, Sisonke Msimang, Maggie Rowe, and Betty Charbonnet Reid Soskin, the nation's oldest park ranger. Co-hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick. Music by Marc Capelle. Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm. $20 adv / $25 door

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Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Presents Poetic Tuesdays with Litquake

October 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Jessie Square, 736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents Poetic Tuesdays guest curated by Litquake, Poetic Tuesdays features an array of poets and music.

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John Freeman in conversation with Rebecca Solnit

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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This event cosponsored by LITQUAKE in conjunction with City Lights and Grove Press celebrating the release of Freeman's Literary Journal: POWER Issue published by Grove Press From the voices of protestors to the encroachment of a new fascism, everywhere we look, power is revealed. Spouse to spouse, soldier to citizen, looker to gazed upon, power is never static: it is either demonstrated or deployed. Its hoarding is itself a demonstration. This thought-provoking issue of the acclaimed literary annual Freeman's explores who gets…

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John Jay Osborn

October 16 @ 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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John Jay Osborn discusses his new novel Listen to the Marriage. About Listen to the Marriage Gretchen and Steve have been married for a long time. Living in San Francisco, recently separated, with two children and demanding jobs, they've started going to a marriage counselor. Unfolding over the course of ten months and taking place entirely in the marriage counselor's office, John Jay Osborn's Listen to the Marriage is the story of a fractured couple in a moment of crisis, and of the…

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