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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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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Why There Are Words Presents: Ultimate

Why There Are Words Presents: Ultimate

Join Why There Are Words on December 13, 2018, at Studio 333 in Sausalito when eight acclaimed authors read from their works to help us…

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Why There Are Words Presents: Authors from Nothing Short of 100, with Special Guest R.O. Kwon

Why There Are Words Presents: Authors from Nothing Short of 100, with Special Guest R.O. Kwon

Join Why There Are Words on November 8, 2018, at Studio 333 in Sausalito when authors from the anthology Nothing Short of 100 will read, along with very special…

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great weather for MEDIA Book Release Party

great weather for MEDIA Book Release Party

Celebrate the publication of great sweather for MEDIA’s latest anthology, Suitcase of Chrysanthemums and meet an indie press looking for new voices. Featuring contributors and special guests…

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great weather for MEDIA Book Party & Open Mic

great weather for MEDIA Book Party & Open Mic

Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA’s latest anthology, Suitcase of Chrysanthemums and meet an indie press looking for new voices. Featuring contributors and special guests…

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3 + 3: A Collaboration Between 3 Poets & 3 Musicians

3 + 3: A Collaboration Between 3 Poets & 3 Musicians

Three musician-poet pairs each perform a set—one new poem inspired by an original song, one new song inspired by an original poem, and one piece…

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Lit Crawl: Babar in Exile

Lit Crawl: Babar in Exile

Poets associated with and influenced by the Babarians of the Cafe Babar in the 1980s, the Punks of Poetry, hosted by Richard Loranger in Phase…

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Bay Area Generations Show #62

Bay Area Generations Show #62

A literary salon featuring curated works of San Francisco Bay Area poets, writers and storytellers.

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Why There Are Words Presents a Special Celebration: WTAW Press Book Launch with Very Special Guests

Why There Are Words Presents a Special Celebration: WTAW Press Book Launch with Very Special Guests

Join Why There Are Words on October 11, 2018, at Studio 333 in Sausalito for a special celebration when our WTAW Press authors Sarah Stone and Angela Mitchell will read…

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Why There Are Words Sausalito Presents: A Collaboration with Black Lawrence Press

Why There Are Words Sausalito Presents: A Collaboration with Black Lawrence Press

Join Why There Are Words in Sausalito September 13, 2018, at Studio 333 when the following five authors from Black Lawrence Press will read, along with special…

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Flower Moon Lantern Riddles

Flower Moon Lantern Riddles

Clarion celebrates the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival with poetry, music and lantern riddles. Fusing poetry, music, theater and art, Flower Moon Lantern Riddles features poems from the…

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Epic Poetry Reading, Frederick Glaysher, at Sacred Grounds

Epic Poetry Reading, Frederick Glaysher, at Sacred Grounds

In 1977, Frederick Glaysher took a theatre course in the Interpretative Reading of Poetry, learning that the Greek rhapsodes would travel throughout ancient Greece reciting…

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