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April 2017
$105

Ellen Sussman: Creativity + Writing

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
San Francisco Mechanics’ Institute, 57 Post Street
San Francisco , CA 94104 United States
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Each Master Class Mixer is limited to just 15 students, lasts for three hours, and concludes with a reception with the author.

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Free - $15

Karen Kao: The Dancing Girl & The Turtle

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Chinese Historical Society of America, 965 Clay St.
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

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Sixteen Rivers Press Reading

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Book Passage Marin, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925 United States
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Join Sixteen Rivers Press poets Erin Rodoni and Gillian Wegener for an evening of reading and discussion.

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$125

Gala celebrating 35 years of SF Shakespeare Festival

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Marines’ Memorial Club, 609 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Join us in the Crystal Ballroom of the Marines' Memorial Club on April 22 to celebrate 35 years of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival! Festivities inlcude passed hors d'oeuvres, Freemark Abbey wine tasting, 3-course dinner, live and silent auction and more. Black tie optional, dramatic accessories encouraged. Every dollar raised will support San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of ‘Hamlet’ and its vital arts-education programs.

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Amy S. Peele

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Passage Marin, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925 United States
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Amy S. Peele presents her book, Cut.

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Free

Kanishk Tharoor w/ Aaron Bady)

April 22 @ 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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Kanishk Tharoor discusses his new story collection, Swimmer Among the Stars, with Aaron Bady.

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$20

Poetry Weekend: Al Young + Dan Robbins

April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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A special night of readings!

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West Marin Review VII Reading

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 5433 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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Readings from the contributors of the West Marin Review VII.

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Be About It Presents: Julie Mannell + Friends

April 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, 410 13th Street
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Join us for a fun afternoon in Oakland! After the reading, we will meet at the Fairlyland sign at Lake Merritt for open mic readings and a low-rent afterparty.

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$20

Poetry Weekend: White, Davis, Ellis, + McZeal

April 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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The CJC is proud to present four local poets, George Davis, Amos White, Amber McZeal, and James Ellis for our final day of Poetry Weekend.

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Donna Seaman

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book Passage Marin, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925 United States
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An award-winning writer rescues seven first-rate twentieth-century women artists from oblivion—their lives fascinating, their artwork a revelation.

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$7

Bay Area Generations #44

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bellevue Club, 525 Bellevue Drive
Oakland, CA 94610 United States
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Suggested donation $7.00 (admission), $10.00 with a souvenir chapbook!

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Free

The Racket #6: Drugz

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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We're gathering some fantastic writers to share their thoughts on, well, drugs.

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Kristen Radtke

April 24 @ 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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Susan Steinberg talks with Kristen Radtke about her debut graphic novel, Imagine Wanting Only This.

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Oakland Noir

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Moderated by Eddie Muller & Jerry Thompson with Kim Addonizio, Nick Petrulakis, Jamie DeWolf, Joe Loya.

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Andres Barba + Yiyun Li

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Andres Barba discusses his new novel, Such Small Hands, with Yiyun Li, followed by a party sponsored by Transit Books.

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Jacqueline Winspear

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Jacqueline Winspear reads from her latest Maisie Dobbs adventure, In This Grave Hour.

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Anselm Berrigan + Hoa Nguyen

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith is delighted to host local literary nonprofit Small Press Traffic as they present two superb visiting poets, Anselm Berrigan + Hoa Nguyen.

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Matthew Isaac Sobin

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Passage San Francisco, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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In The Last Machine in the Solar System, life on Earth ended billions of years ago, but the last machine carries on.

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Red Light Lit: Happy Hour

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PianoFight, 144 Taylor St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Featured readers include: Peter Thomas Bullen, Allyson Darling, Fred Dodsworth, Nick Jaina, Ari Moskowitz, Xan Roberti and more.

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Andrés Barba

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 5433 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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Andrés Barba discusses and signs "Such Small Hands".

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Perfectly Queer East Bay Reading “National Poetry Month”

April 26 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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What you will donation, free refreshments, and door prizes for the prompt!

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$29

Rebecca Skloot

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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Skloot specializes in narrative science writing and has explored a wide range of topics, including tissue ownership rights, race and medicine, and food politics in The New York Times Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, Discover, and elsewhere.

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John Waters

April 26 @ 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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John Waters reads from his new book, Make Trouble, and delivers advice for artists, graduates and anyone trying to make a living as a creative person.

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Shanthi Sekaran

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
A2 Cafe, 5212 Broadway St
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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She's a member of the SF Writers' Grotto and the Portuguese Artists Colony.

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