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July 2018

Get Lit! Celebrates FIVE Years!

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aqus Petaluma, 101 H St
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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Come celebrate FIVE YEARS of literary fun at our July Get Lit with Melissa Eleftherion, Manjula Martin & Hilary Zaid on Thursday, July 12; 7pm at Aqus Café in Petaluma Something different for this event: we won’t have our traditional open mic this time around. Instead, we’ve invited some alumni readers to share a few short readings in lieu of the regular open mic. We also have a ukulele band performing a few songs for us! Please come out, support…

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WHY THERE ARE WORDS PRESENTS 7 ACCLAIMED AUTHORS

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
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$10

Join Why There Are Words on July 12, 2018, at Studio 333 in Sausalito when seven acclaimed authors take the stage to present their works. Doors open at 7pm; readings begin at 7:15. $10 entry fee at the door (cash or check made payable to Studio 333). Cash bar. Studio 333 is located at 333 Caledonia Street. Mari Coates holds an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers and has published her stories in small literary journals. She is grateful for residencies at I-Park, Ragdale, and…

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Otessa Moshfegh: My Year of Rest and Relaxation

July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94704 United States
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ABOUT MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a novel about a young woman’s efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes Our narrator should be happy, shouldn’t she? She’s young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art…

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Picture Book Surgery!

July 13 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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What makes a great picture book? Let’s find out together! We’ll dissect our favorite picture books, focusing each month on a different angle. We'll go on a book hunt through the bookstore, and then finish up with some time to write down or sketch about what we've discovered.   Illustrators Charlotte Cheng and Diana Toledano lead this workshop/book club where all participants come to learn from each other.   This is the perfect event for author/illustrators looking forward to meet…

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HAIGHT-ASHBURY LITERARY JOURNAL

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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The Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal celebrates its 2018 edition. Featuring readers: ANDRENA ZAWINSKI EILEEN MALONE KIM SHUCK ALICE ROGOFF CESAR LOVE K.R. MORRISON STEPHEN KOPEL ROCIO RAMIREZ

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Ages 8-12! Ann Killion

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Ann Killion presents Champions of Men's Soccer and Champions of Women's Soccer, the ultimate guides for young sports fans from an award-winning sports journalist. To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of either book by speaking to a bookseller or ordering from our website. Friday, July 13, 2018 - 7:00pm Featuring Top Ten Lists and stunning photos of history-making moments, these comprehensive pro soccer collections catalog the greatest international players and the greatest Americans. These are the perfect books for young sports fans eager to kick off their soccer schooling. Ann Killion…

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

July 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Lost Church, 65 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$10

Friday, July 13, 2018 7:30 PM  10:30 PM The Lost Church (map) THIS IS A FRIDAY SHOW!!!! Doors at 7:30pm Show at 8pm $10 online & at the door... TICKETSSSSSS: https://ticketf.ly/2lfDzI YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes... is an open mic event, a communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality, to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love… while all the while making room for simply being…

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When You Die… Workshop and Book Signing

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, 410 13th Street
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Oakland-based conceptual artist Lindsay Tunkl, is pleased to present Parting Practice: Rituals for Endings and Failure. This multifaceted event coincides with the release of the artist’s latest book, When You Die You Will Not Be Scared To Die, a work of conceptual art that reframes death as something to look forward to instead of fight against. To celebrate the release of the new book, a group workshop and book signing will take place at E.M. Wolfman General Interest Bookstore on…

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Open Mic

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Fiestas Fridas open mic All topics/ All skill levels welcome

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POETRY READING & LIVE MUSIC with Swimming in Bengal / Invasive Species

July 14 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Please join us for a wonderful evening of poetry and music! 5:30 Poetry Reading features Michelle Bonilla Garcia Summer Bei Aakash Tyagi 7:30 Live Music Swimming in Bengal (Sacto) https://www.facebook.com/swimminginbengal/   INVASIVE SPECIES https://invasivespeciesduo.bandcamp.com/

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JOURNAL RELEASE: NOMADIC JOURNAL 2017: WONDER (RETRO!)

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Join us at our Uptown, Oakland, location for the much-anticipated release of Nomadic Journal 2017 (Retro!): Wonder! It's going to be an amazing evening of readings, live music, gnosh / refreshments, and friends of Nomadic Press as we launch this treasure of a book into the universe. Readings by TBA and pop-up surprise Nomadic Press readers. Books will be available for purchase and there will be a signing following the event ($15 each). Music by TBA! Hope to see you…

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Jessica Friedmann

July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Australian author Jessica Friedmann discusses her new essay collection Things that helped: on Postpartum Depression. Jessica will be joined by local poet and writer Lauren Levin in a conversation moderated by Lydia Kiesling (editor of the Millions)

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Writers with Drinks

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$5 - $20

Adam Smyer (Knucklehead) Tina LeCount Myers (The Song of All) Cost: $5 to $20, no-one turned away All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture. At The Make Out Room 3225 22nd St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.  

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Poets Julie Rogers & Gene Berson read their work

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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Poets Julie Rogers & Gene Berson read their work

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Human, a film by Mojo Adam

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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$15

The Bindery presents a screening of the short film Human byMoJo Adam, created to the poem of the same name by Arielle Estoria. The film is a collaborative human observation on #blacklivesmatter, and will screen in conjunction with the Director's Guild of American Student Film Award Winner Be the Man and Choices, recipient of the Caucus Foundation Grant and shot courtesy of the Kodak Emerging Filmmaker Award.   Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance here. If available, tickets will also be available at…

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Poetry!

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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featuring Kyle Schlesinger  and Tim Shaner Hosted by Kevin Killian

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POETS! – featured readers followed by an open mic

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pride Poetry Palooza

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith hosts The Perfectly Queer reading series for their annual celebration of queerness at Pride Poetry Palooza! Eight amazing LGBTQ poets will read from new work and discuss queer poetic inspiration. Book signings follow. Free admission, free and delicious refreshments. Queer (and poetic) door prizes awarded at 7pm. More about Perfectly Queer here.   More info to come. Save the date and join us!

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POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday Monday, July 16th – 7-9 pm Kathleen McClung & Dawn McGuire, followed by an open mic

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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Kathleen McClung is the author of two collections of poetry, The Typists Play Monopoly (2018) and Almost the Rowboat (2013). Her poetry, memoir, and fiction appear widely in journals and anthologies. Recipient of the Rita Dove Poetry Award from Salem College 2012 International Literary Awards, Kathleen was selected by Naomi Shihab Nye as the winner of the 2012 National Poetry Competition sponsored by the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Nye also honored Kathleen’s work in The MacGuffin’s 2017 National Poet…

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An evening of poetry

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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an evening of poetry with Matt Potter, Carly Moore, and Dia Felix Hosted by Kevin Killian

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GET LIT #38 (MUSIC BY TBD)

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ale Industries, 3096 E 10th Street
Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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$10 - $25

Doors open at 7:00 PM; show starts at 7:30 PM SHARP! An amazing gathering of 12-15 writers will read NEVER-BEFORE-READ material (rough drafts / debuts) within a three-minute time limit. Featured lineup of writers TBA Suggested donations of $10-25 will be kindly requested at the door, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds (NOTAFLOF). Beer made by Ale Industries on site and wonderful food by Guadalajara Restaurant & Tequila Bar just down the block. All ages…

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Lisa Jensen, Beast

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz , CA 95060 United States
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This is an advanced event listing. Please check back for updated information, or sign up for our events emails. This free event will take place in Bookshop Santa Cruz. Chairs are usually set up for open seating about an hour before the event start time. They say Château Beaumont is cursed. Servant-girl Lucie can’t believe such foolishness about handsome Jean-Loup, Chevalier de Beaumont, master of the estate. But the chevalier's cruelty is revealed, and Lucie vows to see him suffer. A…

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Cara Black’s Murder on the Left Bank book reading & signing

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Noe Valley Metting Room, 451 Jersey St
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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Join Cara Black, New York Times bestselling author of the Aimée Leduc series (set in Paris) AND Noe Valley resident for a special Summer Stride post-Bastille Day author talk! She will read from her latest book, Murder on the Left Bank, which will be released on June 19, 2018. Her previous book, Murder in Saint-Germain, is on the list of Kirkus Reviews' "Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2017" list. Whether you're a Francophile or just love mysteries, please join us for…

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Summer Reading at the El Cerrito Library

July 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
El Cerrito Public Library, 6510 Stockton Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530 United States
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Please join Baruch Porras-Hernandez and Maw Shein Win on Tuesday, July 17th at the El Cerrito Library. We'll begin with an open mic followed by readings & a short Q&A. Bring a poem to share and hope to see you there! Food and bevs courtesy of the Friends of the El Cerrito Library. Bios Baruch Porras-Hernandez moved to El Cerrito his sophomore year of high school and lived here for 11 years till he moved to San Francisco. His mother…

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Elizabeth Rush

July 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Elizabeth Rush discusses her new book, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore. Praise for Rising “Sea level rise is not some distant problem in a distant place. As Elizabeth Rush shows, it’s affecting real people right now. Rising is a compelling piece of reporting, by turns bleak and beautiful.”―Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction “A smart, lyrical testament to change and uncertainty. Elizabeth Rush listens to both the vulnerability and resiliency of communities facing the shifting shorelines of extreme weather. These are the…

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