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May 2017

The WordParty Poetry & Jazz Night

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PianoFight, 144 Taylor St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Open Mic for poetry with a 3 minute time limit, read with live jazz accompaniment.

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Jeff VanderMeer

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Acclaimed science fiction writer Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach trilogy, discusses his new novel, Borne.

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Granta: Best of Young American Novelists

May 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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ThReadings from some of the Best Young American Novelists

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Gordon Ball

May 17 @ 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 short story collection On Tokyo's Edge from Red Mountain Press.

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Rakesh Satyal

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Rakesh Satyal presents his new novel, No One Can Pronounce My Name.

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$20 - $30

Bawdy Storytelling’s ‘#NerdSex

May 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St
San Francisco , CA 94110 United States
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Remember: Bang-O at 7:00 PM, Stories at 8:00 PM.

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Sustainability Made Simple: An Evening of Learning and Ideas

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Third Plateau, 209 Kearny Street, 3rd Fl
San Francisco, CA United States
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A night of sharing ideas!

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The Worlds of João Gilberto Noll: Adam Morris + Scott Esposito

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Scott Esposito will be in conversation with João Gilberto Noll and translator Adam Morris.

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Fourteen Hills Release Party – Issue 23.2

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Fourteen Hills Press is proud to announce the release party for issue 23.2! Join us for wine, snacks, and readings by the following contributors: JEN SULLIVAN BRYCH has published most recently in sPARKLE + bLINK and The Bygone Bureau. Past publications include The Rumpus, The Los Angeles Timesand Wired. Her plays have also been read and performed in various Bay Area theaters. She’s currently working on a novel and advising Forum, CCSF’s literary magazine. SYLVIA CHAN is a poet from…

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Sarah Gailey

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Sarah Gailey's wildfire debut River of Teeth is a rollicking alternate history adventure that Charlie Jane Anders calls "preposterously fun."

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Jennifer Finney Boylan

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness
San Francisco , CA 94107 United States
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Nationally recognized civil rights advocate and New York Times-bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan discusses her new work of fiction, Long Black Veil.

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At The Inkwell Reading Series

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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At The Inkwell returns with its usual variety of tender mayhem.

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Flash Fiction Forum Reading

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
364 S. Market St., 364 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Flash Fiction Forum Reading Series event.

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Mike Marinacci Reads

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Florey’s Book Co., 2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044 United States
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Mike Marinacci will read and sign his new book, California Jesus, at Florey's Books, Pacifica.

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Revolutionary Poets Against Fascism

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Notable poets and musicians will come together in this, the second in a series of events to express our shared solidarity as we declare "All are welcome here!"

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Norman Zelaya

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Galería de la Raza, 2857 24th Street
San Francisco , CA 94110 United States
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A celebration for the book launch of Orlando & Other Stories, a collection of poetry by Norman Zelaya published by Pochino Press.

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Sydney Clemens

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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A Q&A period and an open mic will follow Sydney's reading.

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Poetry Reading: Kassidat

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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An afternoon of Bay Area poetry, hosted by Bloodflower.

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Cole Swensen

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Nightboat books presents legendary poet Cole Swensen reading from her new book "Walking On." Additional readers include Susan Gevirtz and more TBA.

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$7 - $10

Bay Area Generations #45

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Bay Area Generations: a literary reading series features notable authors, poets, writers, playwrights and musicians in a paired reading show, monthly.

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Amber Flame w/ Arisa White

May 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith is excited to host Amber Flame for the San Francisco launch of her debut poetry collection, Ordinary Cruelty! With Amber will be the poet Arisa White—please join us!

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Peter Cole w/ Matthew Zapruder

May 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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Peter Cole discusses his new collection Hymns & Qualms with fellow poet Matthew Zapruder.

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China Miéville

May 23 @ 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 his new book: October: The Story of the Russian Revolution.

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6 Years in Gay Conversion Therapy

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro Street
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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Peter Gajdics is the author of The Inheritance of Shame, just published by Brown Paper Press, which tells the harrowingly true story of his six years in Gay conversion therapy.

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Mat Callahan

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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The Explosion of Deferred Dreams: Musical Renaissance and Social Revolution in San Francisco, 1965-1975 offers a critical re-examination of the interwoven political and musical happenings in San Francisco in the Sixties.

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