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July 2019

Kalyn Josephson with Tara Sim

July 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025 United States
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We’re launching Kalyn Josephson's debut novel, The Storm Crow a thrilling new fantasy that follows a fallen princess as she ignites a rebellion to bring back the magical elemental crows that were taken from her people. In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything. That terrible night throws Princess Anthia into a deep depression. Her sister Caliza is busy running the kingdom after their mother's…

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Writers with Drinks

July 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$5

Saturday, July 13, 2019: Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes a Breath, America) Sarah Gailey (Magic For Liars) Troy Jollimore (Syllabus of Errors: Poems) Grace Lavery (Quaint, Exquisite: Victorian Aesthetics and the Idea of Japan) Natasha Dennerstein (Anatomize) Cost: $5 to $20, no-one turned away All proceeds benefit a local nonprofit, TBA. At The Make Out Room 3225 22nd St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.  

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GEARS TURNING w/ Kim Shuck

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join us for an afternoon of wonderful poetry by SF Bay Area based poets, artists, and musicians with your host Kim Shuck. To participate in the open mic session, please arrive by 4 and plan to listen to all of the featured poets. Seating/space is limited.

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LOTERÍA READING SERIES, No. 4: El Gallo, La Calavera

July 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Loft, 1687 Market Street
San Francisco, 94103
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Free

INSTITUTE OF advanced UNCERTAINTY is pleased to present: LOTERÍA READING SERIES, No. 4: El Gallo, La Calavera With CASSANDRA DALLETT & JAMES CAGNEY Curated by MK CHAVEZ Hosted by McRoskey Mattress Company SUNDAY | JULY 14th| 4:30 – 5:30 PM  | DOORS: 4 PM McRoskey 3RDFloor Factory Loft 1687 Market Street, S.F., CA   BART ➬Van Ness Station MUNI METRO ➬F | K | L | M | N | 6 | 7

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POETS! – featured readers followed by an open mic

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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POETS! – David Holper + 1 followed by an open mic

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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David Holper is a performing poet and Professor of English at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, California. He recently published his second book of poems, The Bridge, with (Sequoia Song Publishing). Many of the poems in that collection have already been published, and a number of have won prizes. Times Standard article, April 5, 2019

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Jasmine Guillory – – The Wedding Party

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome our friend Jasmine Guillory to celebrate the publication of her third novel, The Wedding Party, on Monday, July 15th at 7pm. The new exhilarating romance from The New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal, a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick! Maddie and Theo have two things in common: 1. Alexa is their best friend 2. They hate each other After an "oops, we made a mistake" night together, neither one can stop thinking about the other. With Alexa's…

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Short, Shorter, Shortest Fiction, an Odd Mondays Reading

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Folio Books, 3957 24th St
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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Free

Short stories are back in vogue now. Collections are being published by large, medium, and small publishers alike. Short stories also come in large, medium, and small--from 20,000 words to flash fiction of a few hundred. Monday, July 15, three excellent short story authors read from their newest collections, 7pm at Folio Books San Francisco, 3957 24th St. in San Francisco. Rita Bullwinkel is the author of the story collection Belly Up, which won the 2018 Believer Book Award. Bullwinkel’s…

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Helen Phillips with Sarah Rich / The Need

July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Helen Phillips for her new novel The Need. She'll be in conversation with Sarah Rich. Please join us! When Molly, home alone with her two young children, hears footsteps in the living room, she tries to convince herself it’s the sleep deprivation. She’s been hearing things these days. Startling at loud noises. Imagining the worst-case scenario. It’s what mothers do, she knows. But then the footsteps come again, and she catches a glimpse of movement. Suddenly Molly finds herself face-to-face with an…

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Karl Marlantes

July 15 @ 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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Karl Marlantes discusses his new novel, Deep River. Praise for Deep River “Marlantes poignantly depicts the intimacies of personal dramas that echo the twentieth century’s unprecedented political storms and yet in surprising ways reprise Finland’s oldest mythologies…An unforgettable novel.”—Booklist (starred review) “Inspired by family history, Marlantes offers a sprawling, painstakingly realistic novel about Finnish immigrants in the Pacific Northwest during the first half of the 20th century… Marlantes’s epic is packed with intriguing detail about Finnish culture, Northwest landscapes, and 20th-century American…

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Get Lit Reading Series

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ale Industries, 3096 E 10th Street
Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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$10 – $25

July 16: August: 20: September 17: October: 15: November 19: December 17: Suggested donations of $10-25 will be kindly requested at the door, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds (NOTAFLOF). Safe Space Statement Nomadic Press events are safe spaces for those who have been silenced and marginalized. There is no room for racism, misogyny, homophobia, or transphobia whether in the content of one's reading or in one's interactions with members of the community. We will…

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The B Stands for Bi, a Perfectly Queer Reading

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro Street
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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Free

There are many ways to be Queer, being Bi, for instance. Does being Bi influence an author's writing--what they write about, who their characters are, what genre they choose, how they write about sex? Come hear three authors who are Bi read from their latest work Tuesday, July 16, 7pm at Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro St. in (you guessed it) The Castro. Free refreshments, free admission. Door prizes for the prompt at 7pm! Meg Elison is a science…

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Litquake 20th Anniversary Party

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free

Help the Bay Area literary community celebrate two decades (to the day) of the world-famous festival known as Litquake. Founded in a dive bar 20 years ago, Litquake returns to its roots to host this action-packed literary bash. Hear highlights for the upcoming 20th anniversary festival. Mingle with the word nerds. Hear readings and stories from LQ veterans. Slake your thirst on discounted specials from Fort Point Beer Company. Watch in amazement as five author bands take the stage in…

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Peg Alford Pursell with Caille Millner / Launch for A Girl Goes into the Forest

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts the launch for Peg Alford Pursell's new book, A Girl Goes into the Forest. She'll be in conversation with Caille Millner, and there will be live music bySugartown! More information to be announced soon, but please save the date and join us! Following her acclaimed debut, Show Her a Flower, A Bird, A Shadow, award-winning author Peg Alford Pursell explores and illuminates love and loss in 78 hybrid stories and fables. A Girl Goes into the Forest immerses readers in the complex desires, contradictions,…

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Brandon Brown presents The Apollo Chronicles: Engineering America’s First Moon Missions

July 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Brandon Brown presents The Apollo Chronicles: Engineering America's First Moon Missions, a uniquely earthbound story of space travel that follows a handful of surviving engineers from the time through their longest days, tightest deadlines, and most confounding challenges.  has captured the soul of what was arguably the most challenging and significant engineering accomplishment of the 20th century…a great read for all audiences…I learned things about ‘my era’ that I never knew!”--Gerry Griffin, Former Director of the Johnson Space Center, and former flight director for the…

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Bruce Conforth on Robert Johnson

July 17 @ 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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Bruce Conforth discusses his new book, Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Rovert Johnson. Praise for Up Jumped the Devil “This is the book the blues world has been waiting for. Authored by two uniquely qualified scholars following years of extensive interviews and exhaustive research, the result is fascinating, important, and factual, without agenda or embellished narrative. . . . It is in my view a far more moving account than many others that have been obscured by so…

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Bruce Conforth on Robert Johnson

July 17 @ 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

Bruce Conforth discusses his new book, Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson. Praise for Up Jumped the Devil “This is the book the blues world has been waiting for. Authored by two uniquely qualified scholars following years of extensive interviews and exhaustive research, the result is fascinating, important, and factual, without agenda or embellished narrative. . . . It is in my view a far more moving account than many others that have been obscured by so…

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Marin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Marin Poetry Center Summer Traveling Show July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hear local poets read their poems!   READERS: TBA   Click here for more information about the Marin Poetry Center. FREE – Donations accepted

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THE RACKET!

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Details soon! https://www.facebook.com/theracketseries/

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Lily Bernheimer: The Shaping of Us

July 18 @ 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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Lily Bernheimer discusses her new book, The Shaping of Us: How Everyday Spaces Structure Our Lives, Behavior, and Well-Being. About The Shaping of Us Spaces we live in define our identity and sense of community. Using international examples of environmental architecture and design, The Shaping of Us reveals the often imperceptible ways that our surroundings influence our behavior and quality of life. Lily Bernheimer explores productivity in work environments, biophilia, and pop culture phenomena such as "the IKEA effect," NIMBYism, and…

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Edna in a Bottle (tastes funny)

July 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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$12 – $25

Edna in a Bottle (tastes funny) is a new San Francisco comedy hour at The Bindery in the Haight district. Edna and her friends are trapped in a bottle and dying to perform! A colorful splash of sketch scenes, story-telling, circus talent and wacked-out adult comedy. And there's nothing wrong with an eating contest here and there. Mark your calendars and come let us out of the bottle! Tickets are $12-25, sliding. Seating is limited, and this show often sells out…

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After Hours – Eric Kleinenberg: Palaces for the People

July 19 @ 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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After Hours - Eric Kleinenberg: Palaces for the People Friday, July 19th | 7:00pm Wine reception at 6:30pm for registered guests. Eric Klinenberg (Heat Wave, Fighting for Air, Going Solo) makes the case for how social infrastructure can help fight inequality, polarization and the decline of civic life, the subject of his latest book. He is a Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU. Adults and high school students only. Registration recommended. Registration opens July…

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Susannah Rodríguez Drissi discusses & signs “The Latin Poet’s Guide to the Cosmos”

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Award-winning Cuban poet, playwright, translator, and scholar, Susannah Rodríguez Drissi discusses and signs "The Latin Poet's Guide to the Cosmos." A delightfully choreographed and ultimately scintillating hoodwink, this extraordinary collection of poetry constitutes a cross-linguistic poetic event in which the correspondence between Romance languages is as close as to approach the condition of a new vernacular; and where the very issue of movement between languages is somehow central, and sound and rhythm are the fundamental characteristics of poetry. Written at…

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Lary Bloom on Sol LeWitt

July 19 @ 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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Lary Bloom discusses his new biography, Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas. About Sol LeWitt Sol LeWitt (1928-2007), one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, upended traditional practices of how art is made and marketed. A key figure in minimalism and conceptualism, he proclaimed that the work of the mind is much more important than that of the hand. For his site-specific work--wall drawings and sculpture in dozens of countries--he created the idea and basic plan and then…

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Larry Bloom on Sol LeWitt

July 19 @ 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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Lary Bloom discusses his new biography, Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas. About Sol LeWitt Sol LeWitt (1928-2007), one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, upended traditional practices of how art is made and marketed. A key figure in minimalism and conceptualism, he proclaimed that the work of the mind is much more important than that of the hand. For his site-specific work--wall drawings and sculpture in dozens of countries--he created the idea and basic plan and then…

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