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April 2017

Stranger Than Fiction reading series

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St
San Francisco , CA 94109 United States
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Please join co-hosts Alan Black and Frances Stroh for this not-to-be-missed event!

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Donna Levin

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness
San Francisco , CA 94107 United States
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Local author, editor, and writing teacher Donna Levin celebrates the launch of her captivating new work of fiction, There's More Than One Way Home.

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Guts, Grit & Glory Poetry Night

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Two Jacks Denim, 2355 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Featuring Readings by Three Stanford Wallace Stegner Fellows.

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May 2017

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

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A night of readings!

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Quiet Lightning at Galería de la Raza!

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Galería de la Raza, 2857 24th Street
San Francisco , CA 94110 United States
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A literary mixtape selected through a blind submission-based process.

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James Nolan

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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celebrating the release of Flight Risk: Memoirs of a New Orleans Bad Boy.

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Marissa Moss

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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Marissa Moss reading from and discussing her graphic memoir Last Things.

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Paul Madonna

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith is thrilled to welcome Paul Madonna back to the store for the release of his new book, On to the Next Dream.

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Humble Pie Volume 14 Launch Party

May 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A2 Cafe, 5212 Broadway St
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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Join us in celebrating the launch of everyone's favorite pie -- Humble Pie, that is! We're throwing a party in honor of the launch of Volume 14!

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Lunch Poems Student Reading

May 4 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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One of the year’s most lively events!

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Story Hour in the Library Student Reading

May 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley, 2000 Carleston Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Story Hour in the Library celebrates the writers in our campus community with an annual student reading.

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Reed Magazine: 150th Anniversary Party

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Jose City Hall Rotunda, 200 E Santa Clara St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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A night of readings to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Reed Magazine.

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Kevin Allardice

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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Please join Green Apple Books on Clement street as we welcome Author Kevin Allardice, reading from and discussing his book Family, Genus, Species.

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David Brazil, Sara Larsen, Rebecca Eland, + Andrew Schelling

May 4 @ 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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Reading by and conversation with four poets based in the Bay Area and in Boulder, Colorado

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Babar in Exile

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St #170
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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The Octopus Literary Salon is proud to present Babar in Exile, a quarterly commemoration and revival of the high energy San Francisco reading series of the 1990’s, Café Babar and Paradise Lounge.

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Free

Hazel Reading Series – May Edition

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Hazel Reading series features readings by Natasha Dennerstein, Jennifer Barone, Alexandra Mattraw, Jenny Irizary, and Stacy Carlson.

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$29

Yaa Gyasi w/ Jeff Chang

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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Yaa Gyasi in conversation with Jeff Chang about her novel Homegoing.

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Duncan McNaughton and Norma Cole

May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Readings by two poets in our Reading Room, programmed by Sunnylyn Thibodeaux. Duncan McNaughton has lived in and around the Bay Area since 1973 and established the Poetics Program at New College of California with Louis Patler. His recent books include Tiny Windows and Altoon’s Frog. Norma Cole is a poet living in the sanctuary city of San Francisco whose books include Win These Posters and Other Unrelated Prizes Inside. Her new translation of Jean Daive’s White Decimal is forthcoming…

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Drop Leaf Press: Taitano + Shanley

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Drop Leaf Press returns with a reading at Alley CatBooks to celebrate the release of two poetry chapbooks: Lehua Taitano’s SONOMA and Maxwell Shanley’s forthcoming chapbook.

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$5 - $25

Uptown Fridays w/ Shideh Etaat & Ingrid Rojas Contreras

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Shideh Etaat and Ingrid Rojas Contreras read for Nomadic Press' Uptown Fridays series, with music by Phillip Michael Hermans.

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Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel, 최 Lindsay, and Lorraine Lupo

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Studio One Arts Center, 365 45th Street
Oakland, CA 94609 United States
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The release of Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel's occident, featuring Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel, 최 Lindsay and Lorraine Lupo!

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Free

Homegoing: An Evening with Yaa Gyasi

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94704 United States
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Yaa Gyasi appears at Pegasus Books Downtown for the paperback release of her celebrated debut novel Homegoing.

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Pittsburghers by the Bay

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St #170
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Celebrate the Steel City with a reading by four transplanted yinzers - Laura Davis, Molly Prosser, Turi Fesler Steffen, and Laura Vrcek

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Bay Area Poets Coalition First Saturday

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Strawberry Creek Lodge, 1320 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
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Come and enjoy a friendly and informal read-around.

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Embodied Writing Workshop: Movement, Writing & Tea

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Center SF, 548 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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with Jennifer Barone (innerlotusyoga.com) and Ingrid Keir (featherpress.org) Did you know the body has a story to tell? Using breath, movement and meditation techniques from Yoga, Kundalini, Qi Gong and more, we will bring awareness to our body and practice writing from a place of deep listening, allowing our stories to rise through a series of writing exercises and movement. For writers and yogis of all levels. Stay after to mingle and enjoy The Center SF’s beautiful tea room and a…

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