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January 2019

MEG WOLITZER In Conversation with Adam Gopnik

January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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$29

 Buy Tickets | Buy Series Tickets | 415.392.4400 In her many novels, such as The Interestings, The Uncoupling, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, and The Wife, Meg Wolitzer brings readers deep into the lives of others. A feminist thread runs through Wolitzer’s work, particularly her groundbreaking essay, “The Second Shelf,” an examination of the underrepresentation of women writers. But nowhere is the subject of power more deeply investigated than in her newest novel, The Female Persuasion. Campus assault, intergenerational feminist debate, mentorship, friendship, and ambition make for a…

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The Heart of the Goddess: Art, Myth and Meditations on the World’s Sacred Feminine

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Copperfield’s Books, 138 North Main Street
Sebastopol, CA,
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The Sacred Feminine is rising all over the planet, and with it, the values of compassion, peacemaking, nurturance and love of the Earth. There is renewed awareness of feminine expressions that have been revered for millenia. Hallie Iglehart Austen shares a wide-reaching selection of art, meditations, poetry, prayers, values, and living lessons of Goddess culture. Respect for the Earth, restoration of community, and regaining the long-lost power of women are inseparable. Immerse yourself in a rich, multi-media experience of Goddesses…

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YANovCon at the Millbrae Library

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Millbrae Library, 1 Library Avenue
Millbrae, CA United States
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The Young Adult Novelist Convention (YANovCon) is your exclusive connection to some of today's top authors of books for middle and high school youth (and everyone else who appreciates these amazing talents). This free half-day celebration will include panel discussions, author hangouts, and book signings with at least twenty award-winning, notable, and new YA novelists including: 2018 Printz Medal winner Nina LaCour, 2018 Newbery Medal winner Erin Entrada Kelly, Kristin Elizabeth Clark, J.H Diehl, Heidi Kling, Mitali Perkins, Hugo-nominated Mark Oshiro, 2018 Beatty and Stonewall Book Award winner Dashka Slater, Robin Benway, William…

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Rolling Writers ‘Rolling this Way’

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rolling Out Cafe, 1722 Taraval St
San Francisco, CA 94116 United States
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Submissions are OPEN for our first 2019 reading: Beginnings Saturday, January 26, 2019, 6 pm Rolling Out 1722 Taraval St. San Francisco To submit work for consideration, please write the host, Jon Sindell, at jsind sbcglobal , pasting your work into the body of the email, and marking the subject line as follows: RW Beginnings, . You must submit personally: no submissions by representatives will be considered. Limit prose submissions to 1,200 words. This series primarily features complete works of fiction and memoir,…

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Sarah Stone in Conversation with Sylvia Brownrigg

January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Sarah Stone in Conversation with Sylvia Brownrigg discussing Stone's new novel, Hungry Ghost Theater, "a thrilling hybrid of a novel about the intricacies of family life and the inevitable handing down from one generation to the next of our deepest passions and pathologies. . . . both marvelously inventive and deeply humane."--Ann Packer To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of Hungry Ghost Theater by speaking to a bookseller. Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 3:00pm An inventive, funny, sometimes heart-breaking exploration of the…

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Bazaar Writers Salon

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California St
San Francisco, CA 94121 United States
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The wait is over! Please join us for the relaunch of Bazaar Writers Salon in the newly remodeled Bazaar Café with this fantastic lineup of writers. Readings by Kate Folk, J.P. Grasser, Sarah McColl, and sam sax Hosted by Peter Kline Kate Folk is a fiction writer whose work has appeared most recently in Zyzzyva, The New York Times Magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, and One Story, and is forthcoming in McSweeney's Quarterly. She's an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for…

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Seating #2: The History of Prisons in California

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Manny’s, 3092 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco, 94108 United States
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---SOLD OUT!!---   California's prison system started as a privately-run barge anchored in the Bay, and was embroiled in corruption, political scandal, and violence. Since then, our system has grown to incarcerate more people than the population of Berkeley. Prisons represent the power of the state in its most raw and basic form, and 167 years later Californians are still confronting the same fundamental questions: Why do we incarcerate people, what happens when they leave, and can we do better?…

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Spanish Book Discussion Group

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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El Impostor - Javier Cercas ¿Quién es Enric Marco? Un nonagenario barcelonés que se hizo pasar por superviviente de los campos nazis y que fue desenmascarado en mayo de 2005, después de presidir durante tres años la asociación española de los supervivientes, pronunciar centenares de conferencias, conceder decenas de entrevistas, recibir importantes distinciones y conmover en algún caso hasta las lágrimas a los parlamentarios españoles reunidos para rendir homenaje por vez primera a los republicanos deportados por el III Reich.…

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Douglas Rushkoff

January 29 @ 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 Team Human published by W.W. Norton Though created by humans, our technologies, markets, and institutions often contain an antihuman agenda. Douglas Rushkoff, digital theorist and host of the NPR-One podcast Team Human, reveals the dynamics of this antihuman machinery and invites us to remake these aspects of society in ways that foster our humanity. In 100 aphoristic statements, his manifesto exposes how forces for human connection have turned into ones of isolation and repression:…

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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore: Sketchtasy

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore presents Sketchtasy. Sketchtasy brings 1990s gay culture startlingly back to life, as Alexa and her friends grapple with the impact of growing up at a time when desire and death are intertwined. With an intoxicating voice and unruly cadence, this is a shattering, incandescent novel that conjures the pain and pageantry of struggling to imagine a future. East Bay Booksellers 5433 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618

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BINDERY: Sam Lipsyte / Hark

January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Sam Lipsyte for his brilliant new novel Hark. Please join us!   In an America convulsed by political upheaval, cultural discord, environmental collapse, and spiritual confusion, many folks are searching for peace, salvation, and -- perhaps most immediately -- just a little damn focus. Enter Hark Morner, an unwitting guru whose technique of “Mental Archery” -- a combination of mindfulness, mythology, fake history, yoga, and, well, archery -- is set to captivate the masses and raise him to near-messiah status.…

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Joel Simon: This is Now with Angie Coiro

January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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"America does not negotiate with terrorists." But are we sure we should keep it that way? Last year there were nearly nine thousand international terrorist abductions. The US refuses to pay ransoms, holding that it would only fuel more kidnappings. Other countries pay-up to free their citizens taken hostage. Statistics tell the grim result: according to New America, "since 2001, American hostages taken captive by terrorist, militant, and pirate groups have been more than twice as likely to remain in…

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The American Welfare State in the Age of Trump

January 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Free - $10

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse What are some of the current challenges to maintaining social welfare programs for the nation's most vulnerable people in the Trump era? Tina Sacks is assistant professor at UC Berkeley's School of Social Welfare. Her fields of interest include racial disparities in health; social determinants of health; race, class and gender; and poverty and inequality. Prior to joining Berkeley Social Welfare, Dr. Sacks spent nearly a decade in federal service at the Centers for Disease Control…

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The American Welfare State in the Age of Trump

January 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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$10

What are some of the current challenges to maintaining social welfare programs for the nation's most vulnerable people in the Trump era? Tina Sacks is assistant professor at UC Berkeley's School of Social Welfare. Her fields of interest include racial disparities in health; social determinants of health; race, class and gender; and poverty and inequality. Prior to joining Berkeley Social Welfare, Dr. Sacks spent nearly a decade in federal service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and has also served as legislative…

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MIKE CHEN at Books Inc. Palo Alto

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Palo Alto, 74 Town & Country Village
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States
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With pieces featured in The Mary Sue, The Portalist, and Tor, local writer Mike Chen shares his debut novel, Here and Now and Then. To save his daughter, he'll go anywhere--and any-when... Kin Stewart is an everyday family man: working in IT, trying to keep the spark in his marriage, struggling to connect with his teenage daughter, Miranda. But his current life is a far cry from his previous career...as a time-traveling secret agent from 2142.Stranded in suburban San Francisco since the 1990s after a…

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Sally Wen Mao

January 30 @ 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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Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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$20

GET TICKETS co-presented with the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco Join us for a conversation with Tracy K. Smith, the current Poet Laureate of the United States. In that role, she has traveled the country on a quest to bring poetry to people living in rural America. Smith authored the critically-acclaimed memoir Ordinary Light and three books of poetry including her most recent, Wade in the Water. Her collection Life on Mars won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and was selected as the New York Times Notable…

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BINDERY: On the Cusp

January 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The events that define us aren't always immediately apparent. That's the idea behind On the Cusp, a quarterly reading series that seeks to explore the meaning of life's smaller moments ... and their lasting significance. Authors TBA soon -- stay tuned, save the date, and join us!     Admission for this event is $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Advance tickets are available at this link.   RSVP appreciated but not required. This is an all ages event. The…

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Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman’s World by Tosh Berman

January 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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We are looking forward to celebrating TOSH, published by City Lights! Tosh Berman will be in conversation with Natalia Mount, Executive Director, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland   The triumphs and tragedies of growing up as the son of a famous Beat artist. TOSH is a memoir of growing up as the son of an enigmatic, much-admired, hermetic, and ruthlessly bohemian artist during the waning years of the Beat Generation and the heyday of hippie counterculture. A critical figure in the history of…

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The Racket!

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Details soon! Hosted by Noah B. Sanders

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February 2019

Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman’s World

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Free
Tosh

TOSH is a memoir of growing up as the son of an enigmatic, much-admired, hermetic, and ruthlessly bohemian artist during the waning years of the Beat Generation and the heyday of hippie counterculture. A critical figure in the history of postwar American culture, Tosh Berman's father, Wallace Berman, was known as the "father of assemblage art," and was the creator of the legendary mail-art publication Semina. Wallace Berman and his wife, famed beauty and artist's muse Shirley Berman, raised Tosh…

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Kristen Tracy with Daniel Handler / Half-Hazard

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery is pleased to host Kristen Tracy for her first book of poems, Half-Hazard, winner of the Emily Dickinson First Book Award from the Poetry Foundation. Joining Kristen in conversation is Daniel Handler. Please join us!   Half-Hazard is a book of near misses, would-be tragedies, and luck. As Kristen Tracy writes in the title poem, “Dangers here. Perils there. It’ll go how it goes.” The collection follows Tracy’s wide curiosity, from her growing up in a small Mormon farming community to her exodus out…

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BAPC OPEN POETRY READING

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Strawberry Creek Lodge, 1320 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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STRAWBERRY CREEK LODGE 1320 Addison St., Berkeley, CA   Addison is one block south of and parallel to University Ave. between Acton & Bonar St. Parking on the street (NOT in the S.C.L. parking lot) Check in at the front desk and you will be directed to the meeting location (usually Movie Room, or backyard garden)   All Ages Welcome Come and enjoy a friendly and informal read-around -- 3-5 minutes per poet/reader, or "just listening" is fine too :-)     After the reading,…

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Fourteen Hills Presents Kimberly Reyes

February 2 @ 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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Free
MRBA book release

Kimberly Reyes reads from her new collection Life During Wartime, winner of the 2018 Michael Rubin Book Award. With additional readings from Kar Johnson, Truong Tran, Max Shanley and Alanna Rae. Sponsored by Fourteen Hills. Kimberly Reyes is a poet and essayist who has received fellowships from the Poetry Foundation, Columbia University, Callaloo, and San Francisco State University. Her nonfiction has appeared or is upcoming in The Associated Press, The Atlantic, Entertainment Weekly, Time.com, The New York Post, The Village Voice, Alternative Press, ESPN the Magazine, NY1…

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City Lights presents “The Poetic City” at the Night of Ideas.

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA, 94102
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City Lights presents "The Poetic City" at the Night of Ideas. Saturday, February 2nd, 8:00-9:00pm, San Francisco, CA: SF Library, Main Branch https://www.nightofideassf.com/   What is the "Poetic City" of San Francisco? The City at our feet, the City behind us, the one in our heads, the one breathing down our necks? Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? Poems, songs, anti-poems, and more from an inspired crew of local artists and writers including: Julien Poirier,…

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