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September 2018

SALLY FIELD

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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$29

SALLY FIELD Friday, September 28, 2018, 7:30 pm Venue: Nourse Theater Series: Special Events  Buy Tickets | 415.392.4400 Sally Field is one of the most celebrated, beloved and enduring actors of our time. A two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award-winning actor, Field has portrayed dozens of iconic roles on both the large and small screens. In 2012 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2015 she was honoured by President Obama with the National Medal of Arts.…

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Jessica Hopper

September 28 @ 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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Jessica Hopper, author of The First Collection of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic, dicusses her new memoir, Night Moves. Praise for Night Moves "Jessica Hopper's Night Moves reads like a diary—immediate and urgent. Hopper and her friends prowl the streets of Chicago on bicycles, always moving, surrounded by both the city and a cocoon of occupied affection. It's full of music and pets and friendship and made me feel as if the heating bills in Chicago would be worth it, if one…

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FRAN LEBOWITZ

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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FRAN LEBOWITZ In Conversation with Lawrence Rinder Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:30 pm Venue: Nourse Theater Series: Special Events  Buy Tickets | 415.392.4400 In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators. Often considered heir to the crown of Dorothy Parker, her essays and interviews have been featured in Interview and Mademoiselle. Her books include Metropolitan Life, Social Studies, the children’s book Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meets the Pandas, and the novel Exterior Signs of Wealth. A raconteur if ever there…

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KASSIDAT: Spoken word and music

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Details soon! Featured readers - Musical guests: With your host Bloodflower

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100 Thousand Poets For Change / Bay Area Poetry Marathon joint event

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Curator: Donna de la Perrière ____ Readers:  Info To Come Doors open at 6:30pm.  Readings begin at 7:00pm sharp.

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October 2018

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

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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POETS! – featured readers to be announced followed by an open mic

October 1 @ 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! - featured readers to be announced followed by an open mic

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Juan Gabriel Vasquez discusses his new novel, The Shape of the Ruins

October 1 @ 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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Juan Gabriel Vasquez discusses his new novel, The Shape of the Ruins. Praise for Juan Gabriel Vasquez "Juan Gabriel Vásquez's The Shape of the Ruins is a highly sophisticated, fast-moving political thriller set in Colombia and an excellent read." —Alan Furst "One of the great novels of recent years." —Mario Vargas Llosa "A reinventor of Latin American literature in the 21st century." —Jonathan Franzen "Juan Gabriel Vásquez is a considerable writer." —E. L. Doctorow "I felt myself under the spell of a masterful writer. Juan Gabriel Vásquez…

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H O L L O W A Y : R E A D I N G : S E R I E S Evie Shockley

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maude Fife Room, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Evie Shockley READINGS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  

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Robert Hass and Essy Stone

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Ave
Mill Valley , CA 94941 United States
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This event is cosponsored by Poetry Society of America and the Mill Valley Library. This is sure to be a packed event, so register on the Mill Valley Library website starting on October 15. Robert Hass, former United States Poet Laureate, has illumined the poetic landscape with his many books of poetry, translation, and essays. His honors include the National Book Award, and the Pulitzer Prize. His celebrated books of essays include A Little Book on Form: An Exploration Into the Formal…

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Jazz Stories: Live Jazz. Wonderful Stories.

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pegasus Books on Solano, 1855 Solano Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707 United States
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Tuesday, October 2, 7:30 pm This Recurring Event is at Pegasus Books Solano People love hearing jazz...and hearing about it. Musicians like Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Buddy Rich were original, colorful characters artists who said and did astonishing things. Fortunately their colleagues cared enough to document these moments in stories and pictures and we now have a rich repository of photos and anecdotes about these artists, and about the American songwriters and composers who created the raw material of jazz. Jazz Stories is a performance of the songs of jazz from…

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Hot New Books

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St #170
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Featured readers: Kathleen McClung, Casandra Dallett, Mary Mackay, Ingrid Keir. Open Mic Night follows the featured readers. Sign-up now for Ist Annual Open Mic Award's Contest. Book & Broadside Giveaway. Free, 7-9 pm. The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St., Oakland

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BOOKSMITH: Yung Pueblo / Inward

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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$18.50

Booksmith hosts a special evening with Yung Pueblo, to celebrate his first book Inward. Please join us!   Please note: this is a ticketed event, to be held at Booksmith, 1644 Haight St. in San Francisco. The price of admission is equal to the cost of Inward, which is included with each ticket.   You can purchase tickets here.   From poet, meditator, and speaker Yung Pueblo comes the revised and expanded edition of Inward, a collection of poetry and prose that explores the…

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7pm Book Club

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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book club

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BINDERY: Reyna Grande with Carolina De Robertis / A Dream Called Home

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts the San Francisco launch for Reyna Grandeand her new memoir A Dream Called Home. She'll be in conversation with Carolina De Robertis. Please join us!   From bestselling author Reyna Grande—whose remarkable memoir The Distance Between Us has become required reading in schools across the country—comes an inspiring account of one woman’s quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a…

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Fady Joudah

October 4 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Fady Joudah's fourth and most recent poetry collection is Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance. He is the recipient of a Yale Younger Poets prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, Lannan Residency, and the Griffin International Poetry prize. He is the translator of several volumes of Arabic poetry into English. He is also a practicing physician of internal medicine in Houston, TX.

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Mazza Writer in Residence Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta with special guest Daisy Zamora, reading and in conversation

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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As part of their Mazza Writer in Residency for October 1–6, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta will be joined by celebrated Nicaraguan poet—and SF State faculty member in Latina/Latino Studies—Daisy Zamora, with the two poets reading from their works, followed by a conversation between them and in response to their audience. Supported by the Sam Mazza Foundation, this event is free and open to the public. Please join us! A Nicaraguan Californian via Mexico raised both in Huntington Park and Highland Park neighborhoods of Los…

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Shipwreck Presents: The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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$12 - $15

Murakami has a new book out on 10/9 (preorder link below), and censors in Hong Kong have declared it 'obscene,' so naturally, we're going in. Don't worry if you haven't read The Wind-up Bird Chronicle: consider this a gross Murakami bingo night, with swag, and probably copies of the new book to give away to lucky folks. BYO Cutty Sark. $12 advance, $15 door, ticket includes *open bar* for 21+, and admission to the afterparty at The Alembic (1725 Haight). Seats tend to sell out…

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John Sims

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Multi-media conceptual artist, writer and activist visits City Lights to celebrate the release of his video poem chapbook, A Blazing Grace and the AfroDixieRemixes: The San Francisco Session The AfroDixie music project confronts the song "Dixie" - the anthem of the Confederacy subversively by remixing, remapping and cross-appropriation with a collection of 14 tracks of Dixie in the many genres of black music: Spiritual, Blues, Gospel, Jazz, Funk Calypso, Samba, Soul, R&B, House, Hip Hop. To critically engage this project with both…

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Man Booker International Prizewinners Olga Tokarczuk and Jennifer Croft

October 4 @ 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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Man Booker International Prizewinners Olga Tokarczuk and Jennifer Croft discuss Flights. Sponsored by The Center for the Art of Translation. About Flights Flights is a novel about travel in the 21st century and human anatomy. From the 17th  century, we have the story of the real Dutch anatomist Philip Verheyen, who dissected and drew pictures of his own amputated leg, discovering in so doing the Achilles tendon. From the 18th century, we have the story of a North African-born slave turned Austrian courtier stuffed…

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Kai Carlson-Wee — RAIL

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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Friday, October 5 7:00pm MORE INFO TO COME Event date: Friday, October 5, 2018 - 7:00pm Event address: East Bay Booksellers 5433 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618

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Poetry Flash – featuring Terese Svoboda

October 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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Sunday, October 7 3:00pm EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome back our friends from Poetry Flash on Sunday, October 7th at 3pm. Terese Svoboda will be discussing her book Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet. Author, poet, and memoirist Svoboda takes the reader on a fascinating journey from Ridge's childhood as a newly arrived Irish immigrant in the grim mining towns of New Zealand, to her years as a budding writer in Sydney, Australia, to her…

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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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The Diesel Readers book group discuss MANHATTAN BEACH

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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East Bay Booksellers invites you to The Diesel Readers Book Group's discussion of Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan, on Monday October 8th at 7pm. Anna Kerrigan, nearly twelve years old, accompanies her father to visit Dexter Styles, a man who, she gleans, is crucial to the survival of her father and her family. She is mesmerized by the sea beyond the house and by some charged mystery between the two men. ‎Years later, her father has disappeared and the country is at war. Anna works…

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