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September 2019

Marika Lindholm – – We Got This

September 12 @ 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 Marika Lindholm and more (tba) to celebrate the publication of We Got This: Solo Mom Stories of Grit, Heart, and Humor, on Thursday, September 12th at 7pm. We Got This celebrates the 15 million solo moms who parent on their own in the United States. A compelling, moving, and humorous compilation of essays, poems, and inspirational quotes by moms raising kids on their own, this book gives voice to women who--despite their differences in age, race, culture, sexual…

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Dobby Gibson & Matthew Zapruder reading new poetry

September 12 @ 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 Father's Day - by Matthew Zapruder from Copper Canyon Press and Little Glass Planet - by Dobby Gibson from Graywolf Press about Father's Day: The poems in Matthew Zapruder's fifth collection ask, how can one be a good father, partner, and citizen in the early twenty-first century? Zapruder deftly improvises upon language and lyricism as he passionately engages with these questions during turbulent, uncertain times. Whether interrogating the personalities of the Supreme Court, watching a child grow off…

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WTAW Press 2019 Books Release Celebration

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street
Sausalito , CA 94965 United States
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WTAW PRESS 2019 BOOKS RELEASE CELEBRATION: CHIMERICA AND LIKE WATER AND OTHER STORIES Join WTAW Press on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito for a special book release celebration of our 2019 titles: Chimerica: A Novel by Anita Felicelli and Like Water and Other Stories by Olga Zilberbourg. This event is part of WTAW’s Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series, now in its 10th year of bringing authors and community together in Sausalito. Doors open at 7pm; event begins at 7:15. The celebration…

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Get Lit! Book Party for “All of Me”

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aqus Petaluma, 101 H St
Petaluma, CA 94952 United States
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Dani and Kara are back for a special book party event for "All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger and the Female Body!" Join editor Dani Burlison and contributors Kara Vernor, Nayomi Munaweera, Leilani Clark an others TBA, for reading and celebration of the anthology-- featuring live angry feminist music from Sorry Not Sorry! ---- All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger, and the Female Bodies With women’s anger, empowerment, and the critical importance of intersectional feminism taking center stage…

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Sharon Marcus and David Henkin

September 12 @ 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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Sharon Marcus discusses her new book, The Drama of Celebrity, with David Henkin. About The Drama of Celebrity A bold new account of how celebrity works Why do so many people care so much about celebrities? Who decides who gets to be a star? What are the privileges and pleasures of fandom? Do celebrities ever deserve the outsized attention they receive? In this fascinating and deeply researched book, Sharon Marcus challenges everything you thought you knew about our obsession with fame.…

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

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Lost Church, 65 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$10

Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:30 PM  10:30 PM The Lost Church (map) You’re Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes Open Mic at The Lost Church w/Ned Buskirk $10 in advance and at the door. Tickets: https://sforce.co/2ZXLVXJ Venue: The Lost Church - San Francisco The Lost Church is Cash Only at the door (at this time). Doors at 7:30pm. Show at 8:15pm. All performances end at 10:30pm. Seating is first come, first served. We recommend you buy in advance to ensure…

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Children of Grass: A Portrait of American Poetry

September 13 @ 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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Photographer B.A. Van Sise discusses his new book, Children of Grass: A Portrait of American Poetry. Also featuring readings by poets Jane Hirshfield and Dorianne Laux. Praise for Children of Grass “In Children of Grass, books fly around Alicia Ostriker like birds, Vijay Seshadri stands on a ladder propped against the air itself, and Mark Doty is growing from the forest floor. B.A. Van Sise’s photographs of contemporary poets, paired with their poems, are inspired, playful, and absolutely gorgeous. The word for what…

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Book Launch Celebration: Maestrapeace

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Avenune
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102 United States
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This event is in celebration of the seven amazing female muralists who created San Francisco's iconic Women's Building- and the launch of their new book, Maestrapeace: San Francisco’s Monumental Feminist Mural, published by Heyday Books, featuring Juana Alicia, Miranda Bergman, Edythe Boone, Susan Kelk Cervantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton, and Irene Pérez Foreword by Angela Davis. 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of Maestrapeace, the monumental and fabulously detailed mural that adorns two sides of the The Women's Building in San…

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VIVA! Still Here SF: Queer and Trans Latinx Writers in This City

September 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library Mission Branch, 300 Bartlett St.
San Francisco, California 94110
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Join us for an afternoon of #StillHereSF QTPOC Latinx Voices! Featuring: Cathy Arellano Tina Valentin Aguirre Prado Gomez Mason J. Cristina Mitra Amanda Vigil Amelia Vigil Natalia M. Vigil Chloe X. This non-fiction reading from Queer and Trans Latinx raised in San Francisco. They will share their love for the Mission and their pieces from Still Here San Francisco’s new anthology edited by Mason J. & Natalia Vigil presented by Foglifter Press. (Books available for purchase following the program) Founded…

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Babylon Salon: Daniel Handler, Jenny Odell, Namwali Serpell, Nancy Au, Jason Sheeler: Fall

September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Armory Club, 1799 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Babylon Salon presents our Fall Reading Saturday, Sept 14, 2019, 6.00 pm  at The Armory Club 1799 Mission Street  (downstairs performance space)   featuring -- Daniel Handler (Bottle Grove; A Series of Unfortunate Events) “Set in San Francisco during the Big Bang of tech, Bottle Grove sees two marriages form and mutate under the influence of greed, secrets, and income inequality. With this dark, timely comedy, Handler continues to prove himself a writer of prodigious gifts.” –  Esquire, "Most Anticipated Books of the Year" “Oh lucky you to…

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Daniel Handler: Fall 2019 Babylon Salon

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Armory Club, 1799 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Daniel Handler: Fall 2019 Babylon Salon presents our Fall Reading Saturday, Sept 14, 2019, 6.00 pm  at The Armory Club 1799 Mission Street (downstairs performance space)  featuring Daniel Handler (Bottle Grove; A Series of Unfortunate Events) “Set in San Francisco during the Big Bang of tech, Bottle Grove sees two marriages form and mutate under the influence of greed, secrets, and income inequality. With this dark, timely comedy, Handler continues to prove himself a writer of prodigious gifts.” –  Esquire, "Most Anticipated Books of the Year" “Oh…

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Writers With Drinks

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$5

Yangsze Choo (The Night Tiger) Fonda Lee (Jade City, Cross Fire) Evan Ramzipoor (The Ventriloquists) Molly Tanzer (Creatures of Will and Temper) Shelly Oria (Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings From the #MeToo Movement) Pete Bailey (Trans Homo... Gasp!) 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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Poetry in Parks 2019

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ayala Cove, Angel Island CA United States + Google Map
Angel Island by Evan Karp

The 5th Annual Poetry in Parks / Ayala Cove on Angel Island Sunday, Sept 15, 2019, 11a – 4pm Youth readings A literary mixtape curated by Katie Tandy and July Westhale Neighborhood Heroes curated by Kearny Street Workshop Music + Dance curated by Kearny Street Workshop Live painting by ArtSpan Beer courtesy Lagunitas RSVP / SUBMIT About Quiet Lightning Now in its 10th year, Quiet Lightning is a San Francisco-based literary nonprofit with the mission to foster community based on literary expression and to provide a safe and supportive arena for said expression.…

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Chuck Poling’s “Growing Up Bernal”

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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Anna Merlan

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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discussing the subject of her recently released book Republic of Lies:American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power from Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt & Co. A riveting tour through the landscape and meaning of modern conspiracy theories, exploring the causes and tenacity of this American malady, from Birthers to Pizzagate and beyond. American society has always been fertile ground for conspiracy theories, but with the election of Donald Trump, previously outlandish ideas suddenly attained legitimacy. Trump himself is a conspiracy…

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POETS! – featured readers followed by an open mic

September 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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POETS! 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 7-9 pm Featured poets + open mic hosted by Jerry Ferraz

September 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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POETS! 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 7-9 pm Featured poets + open mic hosted by Jerry Ferraz On the first and third Monday of each month, Jerry Ferraz hosts a poetry reading that showcases local legends, poets passing through and folks from around the Bay -- typically two featured poets followed by an open mic. We can count on a warm group of poets and poetry fans eager to hear the features and the potpourri of poets of every…

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The Diesel Readers Book Group – – Future Home of the Living God

September 16 @ 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 Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich, on Monday September 16th at 7pm. Louise Erdrich, the New York Times bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of LaRose and The Round House, paints a startling portrait of a young woman fighting for her life and her unborn child against oppressive forces that manifest in the wake of a cataclysmic event. The world as we know it is ending. Evolution has reversed itself, affecting every living creature on…

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Janaka Stucky

September 17 @ 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 his new book Ascend Ascend from Third Man Books Written over the course of twenty days, coming in and out of trance states brought on by intermittent fasting and somatic rituals while secluded in the tower of a 100-year-old church, Ascend Ascend is Janaka Stucky's most powerful book to date. Rooted in the Jewish mystical tradition of Hekhalot literature, which chronicles an ascent up the Kabbalistic Tree of Life to witness the Merkabah, or "chariot of God," this…

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Launch for Anniqua Rana / Wild Boar in the Cane Field

September 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 Anniqua Rana's debut novel, Wild Boar in the Cane Field. More information to be announced soon, but please save the date and join us! One day, a baby girl, Tara, is found, abandoned and covered in flies. She is raised by two mothers in a community rife with rituals and superstition. As she grows, Tara pursues acceptance at all costs. Saffiya, her adoptive mother, and Bhaggan, Saffiya's maidservant, are victims of the men in their community,…

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Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement

September 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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Editor Shelly Oria discusses the new collection Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement  with Rita Bullwinkel, Thea Matthews and Yalitza Ferreras. Praise for Indelible in the Hippocampus “This book is a proper danger to patriarchal silencing.” —Ashley Judd  “This anthology does so much to humanize, again, the stories that have emerged from the #MeToo Movement, already much dismissed and pushed off to the margins. And while that would be enough, it is more than that. There are many beloved writers…

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Sarah M. Broom — The Yellow House

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes Sarah Broom to discuss her expansive yet probing biography The Yellow House on Wednesday, September 18th at 7pm. In 1961, Sarah M. Broom's mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. It was the height of the Space Race and the neighborhood was home to a major NASA plant--the postwar optimism seemed assured. Widowed, Ivory Mae remarried Sarah's father Simon Broom; their combined family would eventually…

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Catherine Flynn

September 18 @ 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 her new book James Joyce and the Matter of Paris published by Cambridge University Press In James Joyce and the Matter of Paris, Catherine Flynn recovers the paradigmatic city of European urban modernity as the foundational context of Joyce's imaginative consciousness. Beginning with Joyce's underexamined first exile in 1902–03, she shows the significance for his writing of the time he spent in Paris and of a range of French authors whose works inflected his experience of that city.…

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Avan Jogia / Mixed Feelings

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith hosts a special evening with actor Avan Jogia for his debut book, Mixed Feelings: Poems and Stories. This will be his only SF/Bay Area appearance. 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 Mixed Feelings, which is included with each ticket. Tickets can be purchased here. In a raw and moving collection of poetry, stories, and art about living as a…

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Caitlin Doughty (TICKETED)

September 18 @ 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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$30

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location. This is a ticketed event. Tickets available here. Caitlin Doughty discusses her new book, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death. Please note this is a TICKETED event. Tickets available here. Ticket includes a copy of Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs. Seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis. Ticket does not guarantee a seat. There will be standing room available when all the seats are filled. By Caitlin…

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