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March 2019

Chip Conley The Modern Elder and the Intergenerational Workplace

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Price TBA, free for members

Chip Conley is a hospitality entrepreneur, founding boutique hotel brand Joie de Vivre Hospitality at 26 and running it as CEO for 24 years. He then served as Airbnb's Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy for 4 years, and remains involved as a strategic advisor. He is author of 5 books including his most recent, Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder. Chip Conley's Homepage Chip Conley's Wikipedia page Chip Conley is a hospitality entrepreneur, founding boutique hotel brand…

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Story Time with Christian Robinson

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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In Another, his eagerly anticipated debut as author-illustrator, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree and store favorite Christian Robinson brings young readers on a playful, imaginative journey into another world. A wordless picture book, Another recounts the dream journey of a little girl and her cat, a thought-provoking celebration of imagination and wonder that is wide open to interpretation and a joy to read. What if you saw yourself in a book – literally? What might happen? What if you……

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

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Thu, March 14, 6:30pm – 9:00pm DescriptionSponsored by Alejandro Murguia, curated by Marguerite Munoz and Rene Vaz. This month's readers TBD.

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Cara Black Takes Us to Paris! reading & talk

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
La Boulangerie de Noe, 3898 24th Street
San Francisco, 94114
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Free

Each year, Noe Valley author Cara Black takes a few lucky readers on a real tour of the Paris she writes about in her bestselling Aimee Leduc mysteries. She has set her novels in 18 of the 20 Paris arrondisements, or, en anglais, districts. Her latest book, Murder on the Left Bank, was set in the 13th Arrondisement, which, as Cara tells it, is not all Left Bank coffee houses and famous bookstores. It’s also home to Paris’ Quartier Asiatique,…

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Sally Wen Mao

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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reading and in conversation with Jennifer S. Cheng celebrating the release of Oculus: Poems published by Graywolf Press In Oculus, Sally Wen Mao explores exile not just as a matter of distance and displacement, but as a migration through time and a reckoning with technology. The title poem follows a girl in Shanghai who uploaded her suicide onto Instagram. Other poems cross into animated worlds, examine robot culture, and haunt a necropolis for electronic waste. A fascinating sequence speaks in the voice…

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Eleanor Burke on Walking Manhattan’s Neighborhoods

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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Eleanor Burke, author of A Walker's Sketchbook of San Francisco, discusses her new book Walking Manhattan's Neighborhoods. About Walking Manhattan's Neighborhoods Walking Manhattan's Neighborhoods is a chronicle, with sketches and commentary, by local artist Eleanor Burke, who brought us Sketching San Francisco's Neighborhoods and Walker's Sketchbook of San Francisco.  Here is her description of the creative process behind her latest book: "I’ve walked the streets of Manhattan (not as ambitiously as I did in SF, where I walked every step of every street…in…

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In Common Writers Series: Maryam Ivette Parhizkar, reading and in conversation with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

March 14 @ 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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               …collectivity as a part of speech:   come again. The radio channeling an exaltation of larks:   what it is to be euphonious.  In a dream I was an organ tuner  knifing the pipes to make the building run. This well tempering as the articulation as the maladjustment of the details: … —from “I hold it towards you,” Maryam Ivette Parhizkar The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series features poet, musician and scholar Maryam Ivette Parhizkar, reading from her writings and in conversation with…

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Mesha Maren and Randal O’Wain

March 14 @ 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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Mesha Maren discusses her new novel, Sugar Run with Randal O'Wain. Praise for Sugar Run “A heady admixture of explosive plot and taut, burnished prose . . . Mesha Maren writes like a force of nature.” —Lauren Groff, author of Florida “Strong and insightful . . . Maren puts stories to lives that are ordinarily overlooked, exploring damaged souls and damaged land, the need for that redemptive sense of connection to places and people. Maren writes prose that moves us ever deeper into her world…

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YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: POETRY, PROSE & EVERYTHING GOES…

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Lost Church, 65 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$10

Thurday, February 14, 2019 7:30 PM  10:30 PM The Lost Church (map) You’re Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes Open Mic at The Lost Church w/Ned Buskirk $10 in advance and at the door. Tickets: http://bit.ly/YG2D_Feb13 Venue: The Lost Church - San Francisco The Lost Church is Cash Only at the door (at this time). Doors at 7:30pm. Show at 8:15pm. All performances end at 10:30pm. Seating is first come, first served. We recommend you buy in advance to ensure being a part of…

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Word for Word Reads “The Widow Dreams”

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Folio Books, 3957 24th St
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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Members of the Charter Group of Word for Word, a program of Z Space will present a reading of "The Widow Dreams," a narrative of transformation, at 7pm on Friday, March 15 at Folio Books San Francisco, 3957 24th St. in Noe Valley. In women’s voices, the piece chronicles the author's journey through loss, grief, and anger, to the restoration of wholeness, creativity, and new life. The dreams will be read by Sheila Balter and Jeri Lynn Cohen, along with…

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Helen Oyeyemi and Stephen Sparks

March 15 @ 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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Helen Oyeyemi discusses her new novel, Gingerbread with Stephen Sparks. About Gingerbread The prize-winning, bestselling author of Boy, Snow, Bird and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours returns with a bewitching and inventive novel. Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children's stories—equal parts wholesome and uncanny, from the tantalizing witch's house in "Hansel and Gretel" to the man-shaped confection who one day decides to run as fast as he can—beloved novelist Helen Oyeyemi invites readers into a delightful tale of a surprising…

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Amber Tamblyn / Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts a special evening with Amber Tamblyn, to celebrate her new book of essays Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution. We had a packed house for Amber when she came through town for Any Man, so if you want to make sure you get a seat we strongly recommend you purchase advance tickets. Join us!   Please note: This is a ticketed event, with the price of admission equal to the cost of Era of…

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San Francisco Shakespeare Festival “Did Shakespeare Really Write That?”

March 16 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey Street
San Francisco, 94114
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Free

It is estimated that William Shakespeare used 31,000 different words in his writing and that some had hidden meanings. He also invented over 30 new words which are now in our vocabulary. What is the true meaning of his words? Join Word Week 2019 as the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival players act out 400 of his most famous words for us. Adults and children are welcome at this event, which will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 1:30pm-2:30pm in…

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Alice Pettway

March 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Alice Pettway is the author of three books of poetry: The Time of Hunger (2017), Moth (2019) and Station Lights (forthcoming 2021). Her poetry, nonfiction and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in The Bitter Oleander, The Colorado Review, The Miami Herald, The Progressive, Teaching Tolerance, The Threepenny Review, WomenArts Quarterly and many others. Currently, Pettway lives and writes in Shanghai, China. https://www.alicepettway.com

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POETS! – featured readers followed by an open mic

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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POETS! – Beau Beausoleil and Tamsin Smith, followed by an open mic

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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POETS! - Beau Beausoleil and Tamsin Smith, followed by an open mic

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Salvatore Scibona

March 18 @ 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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Salvatore Scibona discusses his new novel, The Volunteer. Praise for The Volunteer “Salvatore Scibona is gravely, terminally, a born writer—a high artist and exquisite craftsman. Yes his sentences are perfect but not merely; a surplus of dark and tender wisdom, who knows its source, makes his language—and the world—glow with meaning.”  —Rachel Kushner, author of The Mars Room “Salvatore Scibona couldn’t write poorly if he tried. The Volunteer is a wonder right from page one, lovely in its language and aching in its insights.…

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Richard Chiem

March 19 @ 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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Richard Chiem discusses his debut novel, King of Joy. Praise for King of Joy "What a funny, fresh, bittersweet masterpiece—there is no one else in the world writing like Richard Chiem. From the sentence-level wizardry to the racing plot, I feel smarter just having read this. Every page brings a new set of wonders." —Alissa Nutting, author of Made for Love   "This novel is transfixing: an imaginative meditation on emotional survival, isolation, and the beauty and limitations of human connection. I…

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Jacob Tobia / Sissy: A Coming-Of-Gender Story

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Jacob Tobia for their first book, Sissy: A Coming-Of-Gender Story. Please join us!   A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it’s like to grow up not sure if you’re (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above. “When the political reality facing this country seems dark, we need shinier, sparklier thinkers in the public eye. With a signature style matched only by their wit, Jacob fits that bill perfectly.” –…

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Prose at The Poetry Center: R.O. Kwon and Nona Caspers, reading and in conversation

March 20 @ 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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Wednesday, March 20 - 7:00 pm The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University Join us for a special Wednesday evening devoted to new fiction, with acclaimed novelist R.O. Kwon and Nona Caspers, reading from their work and talking with one another and the audience. Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, this event is free and open to the public. R.O. Kwon is the author of The Incendiaries, published by Riverhead (U.S.) and Virago (U.K.). The Incendiaries was an American Booksellers Association Indie Next…

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Book Launch for Julia Plevin, author of The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing, at The Bindery

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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On March 20, The Bindery is hosting the launch party for Julia Plevin and her first book, The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing! The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing is an engaging guide to the art of forest bathing, inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, for anyone who wants to explore the transformative power of nature in promoting health and happiness. Author Julia Plevin takes a traditional Japanese healing practice and presents her own unique program for those who…

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Tenderloin Cocktail Culture

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St
San Francisco , CA United States
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Thursday, March 21, 2019 7:00 PM  9:00 PM Google Calendar  ICS As San Francisco’s roaring vice district, the Tenderloin of the early 20th century figures greatly into the development of cocktail culture. Many of the bars, restaurants, and hotels represented in The Match Book: Tenderloin Historical Ephemera Project played a role in San Francisco cocktail history. Join us for a survey of the neighborhood's historic bar culture and recipes from the innovators who shaped the modern cocktail landscape through a historical discussion,…

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Benefit For Camp Fire Victims With a Literary Bent – Still Great Need in the Paradise Area

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Loft, 1687 Market Street
San Francisco, 94103
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Last fall's Camp Fire in Butte County was the worst wildfire in California history killing at least 88 people (23 are listed as missing with most presumed to be dead), destroying over 18,000 structures and doing an estimated $13 billion in damage. The flames were finally doused at the end of November, but thousands of local residents are still struggling to find proper housing, thousands are unemployed and all while dealing with the trauma of a disaster of biblical proportions.…

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An Instinctive Feeling of Innocence: Dana Grigorcea and Alta L. Price

March 21 @ 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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Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Avenue | San Francisco, CA RSVP Swiss-Romanian writer Dana Grigorcea and translator Alta L. Price discuss An Instinctive Feeling of Innocence. An Instinctive Feeling of Innocence (Seagull Books) is the stunning second novel from Swiss-Romanian writer Dana Grigorcea and translated by Alta L. Price. With humor and wit, An Instinctive Feeling of Innocence describes a world full of myriad surprises where new and old cultures weave together—a world bursting with character and spirit.Victoria has just recently…

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Edna in a Bottle (tastes funny)

March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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$12 – $20

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 are $12-20, sliding. Seating is limited, and this show often sells…

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