Poets Laureate on Social Justice in Vallejo

Poets Laureate on Social Justice in Vallejo

Date/Time Date(s) – 12/09/2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Location 505 Santa Clara St Joseph Room at the John F. Kennedy Library, Vallejo, CA, with:…

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Odd Mondays Fall Fiction: A Poet, Novelist, & Short Story Author Walk Into a Bookstore...

Odd Mondays Fall Fiction: A Poet, Novelist, & Short Story Author Walk Into a Bookstore…

Poet Jeanne Powell, novelist C O R E Y M. P., and short story author Olga Zilberbourg will walk into Folio Books San Francisco, 3957…

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SPD Presents: Small Press Distribution’s 50th Anniversary Reading & Celebration

SPD Presents: Small Press Distribution’s 50th Anniversary Reading & Celebration

Established in 1969, Small Press Distribution (SPD) of Berkeley celebrates 50 years as the nation’s only literary nonprofit book distributor. SPD is honored to distribute…

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Clearly Meant presents Lucille Lang Day

Clearly Meant presents Lucille Lang Day

Lucille Lang Day reads her poems, followed by an interview and discussion. Lucille Lang Day was born in Oakland, where she still lives. Day has…

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The Mystical Voice: San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman

The Mystical Voice: San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman

San Francisco Poet Laureate Jack Hirschman speaks about the mystical strain of Judaism, popularly called Kabbalah. This short, lunchtime gallery talk is inspired by the…

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Why There Are Words Presents: Wilderness

Why There Are Words Presents: Wilderness

Journey into the wild with Why There Are Words on August 8, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito for a thrilling night of readings from six accomplished authors on…

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The B Stands for Bi, a Perfectly Queer Reading

The B Stands for Bi, a Perfectly Queer Reading

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,…

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Why There Are Words Presents: Origins and Destinations

Why There Are Words Presents: Origins and Destinations

There’s no better place to begin and end your Thursday evening than with Why There Are Words on June 13, 2019, at Studio 333 in…

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Why There Are Words Presents: Strange

Why There Are Words Presents: Strange

Aren’t the strangest experiences often the most relatable—the most memorable? Join Why There Are Words on May 9, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito for…

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The Saint Mary’s College of California MFA in Creative Writing : Graduate Student Reading

The Saint Mary’s College of California MFA in Creative Writing : Graduate Student Reading

Join the SMC MFA program on May 7, 2019, at the SMC campus in Moraga, for a night of electrifying readings from our very own…

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Have a Poet for Lunch: Jocelyn Saidenberg

Have a Poet for Lunch: Jocelyn Saidenberg

Hear Bay Area poet Jocelyn Saidenberg present work in dialogue with the exhibition “Show Me as I Want to Be Seen.” Many of the poets…

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National Poetry Month Open Mic at Odd Mondays

National Poetry Month Open Mic at Odd Mondays

All poetry is local, specific to one place and one person, writing into the universal void, but join with us to celebrate National Poetry Month…

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Literary Cafe presents: An Evening with Erica Jong

Literary Cafe presents: An Evening with Erica Jong

Erica Jong, author of the acclaimed Fear of Flying, reads selections from her new book of poetry, The World Began with Yes (Red Hen Press)….

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New Poetry & 100 Years of Ferlinghetti at Odd Mondays

New Poetry & 100 Years of Ferlinghetti at Odd Mondays

Shauna Hannibal, Fernando Martí, and Zack Rogow, three poets with new collections, read from their work and from the work of Lawrence Ferlinghetti at “New…

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Why There Are Words Presents: Familiar

Why There Are Words Presents: Familiar

Join Why There Are Words on April 11, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito for a familiarly spectacular night of readings as six acclaimed authors…

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Why There Are Words Presents: Witness

Why There Are Words Presents: Witness

Join Why There Are Words on March 14, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito and bear witness to a spectacular evening of readings, as six…

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Classical Mediterranean Poetry: Greek, Roman, Hebrew, & Egyptian

Classical Mediterranean Poetry: Greek, Roman, Hebrew, & Egyptian

Local poets and authors read from Classic Mediterranean poetry on Sunday, March 10, 4pm to 5pm at Olive This Olive That, 304 Vicksburg St., just…

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Noe Valley Authors Festival

Noe Valley Authors Festival

The 5th Noe Valley Authors Festival will feature local authors like best-selling novelist Cara Black, award-winning historian and war correspondent Mary Jo McConahay, children’s book…

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Jan Steckel and Tom Odegard at #we

Jan Steckel and Tom Odegard at #we

#we presents Tom Odegard speaking on “Being Intersex” and reading poetry on the subject, and Jan Steckel speaking on “Bi Babes in the Woods” and reading…

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Clearly Meant presents James Cagney

Clearly Meant presents James Cagney

James Cagney is a poet from Oakland. He has performed in venues and museums throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. His first book, Black…

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Why There Are Words Presents: Somewhere Else

Why There Are Words Presents: Somewhere Else

Ever feel like being somewhere else? There’s no better place to be than with Why There Are Words on February 14, 2019, at Studio 333…

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Books, Bitters, & Chocolate! A Valentine's Party at Odd Mondays

Books, Bitters, & Chocolate! A Valentine’s Party at Odd Mondays

Red wine, chocolate, & words of love! Join Odd Mondays for its Valentine’s party Books, Bitters, & Chocolate!, Monday, February 11, from 7pm to 8pm…

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Why There Are Words Presents a Special Celebration: WTAW 9th Anniversary!

Why There Are Words Presents a Special Celebration: WTAW 9th Anniversary!

Join Why There Are Words on January 10, 2019, at Studio 333 in Sausalito for a special celebration: Our 9th anniversary! A spectacular line up…

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Raise the Bay: In Her Voice

Raise the Bay: In Her Voice

Speak Your Truth presents its fourth event, “Raise the Bay: In Her Voice” on January 10, 2019. Raise the Bay will highlight female-identifying singer/songwriters and…

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Poetry Circle @BPL Claremont

Poetry Circle @BPL Claremont

The Poetry Circle at the Claremont Branch of the Berkeley Public Library features you and what you like. Come with a favorite poem — or…

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