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1 MAY 2018 — tuesday

2 MAY 2018 — wednesday

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  • Greg Sarris and Robert McNally discuss their recent works, Greg Sarris is author of How a Mountain Was Made, sixteen interconnected stories inspired by traditional Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo creation tales, Robert McNally is author of Modoc War, a history of a violent war fought between the United States and the Modocs, a Native American people living in northeastern California and south-central Oregon, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, free, 7:00 (www.ebbooksellers.com)
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3 MAY 2018 — thursday

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  • Alexandra Kostoulas teaches Jack Grapes' "Method Writing Program: Finding Your Voice in Poetry & Prose," a workshop for beginners and advanced writers, using writing exercises to find their deep voice in poetry and prose and produce a chapbook of work, Jack Grapes' textbook, Level 1: Jack Grapes' Method Writing: The First Four Concepts, will be used, Wework Golden Gate, 25 Taylor Street, San Francisco, $425 for eight sessions, 6:00-9:00 (www.methodwritingsf.com)
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  • Poetry in Davis Reading Series features two Sacramento poets, Jeff Knorr, The Third Body, Keeper, and Standing Up to the Day, and Stanley Zumbiel, Standing Watch, open mic with five-minute limit, John Natsoulas Art Gallery, 521 1st Street, Davis, free, open mic sign up 7:45, readings begin at 8:00 (www.poetryindavis.com)
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4 MAY 2018 — friday

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  • Tessa Fontaine reads from her new book, The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 (www.moesbooks.com)
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  • Book launch for Jessica Sun Lee's Keurium, the story of an adopted Korean American and her quest for family, sanity, and survival, attendees are invited to perform a short piece related to the Korean word "keurium": a longing for what has left a deep impression in the heart, The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St, Oakland, free, 7:00 (www.oaklandoctopus.org)
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5 MAY 2018 — saturday

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  • Sixteen Rivers Press poetry reading featuring two new releases, Lynne Knight's The Language of Forgetting and founder of Bear Star Press Beth Spencer's The Cloud Museum, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, free, 4:00 ( www.sixteenrivers.org)
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6 MAY 2018 — sunday

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  • Poetry Flash presents a Sixteen Rivers Press Double Book Launch for Lynne Knight, The Language of Forgetting and Beth Spencer, The Cloud Museum, wheelchair accessible, East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel), 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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  • Fifteenth Annual Judith Lee Stronach Memorial Lecture on the Teaching of Poetry, "Writing a Homeland," will be delivered by poet and translator Salman Masalha, Ishq Mu'ajjal (Deferred Love), who writes and translates in both Arabic and Hebrew; distinguished poetry translator Chana Kronfeld, The Full Severity of Compassion: the Poetry of Yehuda Amichai, will introduce him, a reception follows the lecture, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, free, 3:00 (magnes.berkeley.edu)
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  • Greg Sarris reading from How a Mountain Was Made, sixteen interconnected stories inspired by traditional Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo creation tales, fundraiser for Literacyworks Center, a project that assists underserved, low-income, low-literacy adult students and their families, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, free, 4:00 (www.copperfieldsbooks.com)
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7 MAY 2018 — monday

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  • The Odd Mondays Series presents the Merry Month of May Potpourri Part One, featuring Zen teacher, writer, and performer Mel Ash, novelist Tsun Yuan Chen, with his autobiographical novel Along Alien Roads, and Eveline Landau, a literary translator of German poetry and prose, with her latest original collection, A Coin Worn Thin, Folio Books, 3957 24th Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00, no-host dinner at The Haystack Pizza, 3881 24th Street, $15-$20, 5:30 (www.oddmondays.com)
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  • The Diesel Readers Book Group discuss Evicted by Matthew Desmond, an account of eight families in Milwaukee struggling to keep a roof over their heads, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, free, 7:00 (www.ebbooksellers.com)
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  • Open mic with Alexander McAlister, sign up on the website or just show up, The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster Street, Oakland, free, 6:30 (www.oaklandoctopus.org)
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8 MAY 2018 — tuesday

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  • Jamel Brinkley, A Lucky Man, nine stories that examine the relationships black men and boys have with their families and a world shaped by race, gender, and class, novelist D. Wystan Owen, author of the forthcoming Other People's Love Affairs, joins him in conversation, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, free, 7:00-8:30 (www.ebbooksellers.com)
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  • Fiction writer Rita Bullwinkel celebrates the release of Belly Up: Stories and illustrator Lisa Brown presents a sneak preview of an upcoming new graphic novel forthcoming in late 2018, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/bookstore)
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9 MAY 2018 — wednesday

10 MAY 2018 — thursday

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  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Jacqueline Berger, The Day You Miss Your Exit, and Michael Brooks Cryer, Selected Proverbs, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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  • Babar in Exile, a revival and commemoration of the Café Babar, Paradise Lounge, and Club Chameleon reading events in San Francisco during the 1990s, featuring Daphne Gottlieb, Pretty Much Dead, short stories about people hanging on to the edge of the world in San Francisco, Alvin Orloff, author of queer novels such as I Married an Earthling and manager of San Francisco's Dog Eared Books, with "honorary Babarian", writer, musician, and photographer Giavanna Ortiz de Candia, hosted by Paul Corman-Roberts and Richard Loranger, The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster Street, Oakland, free, 7:00 (www.oaklandoctopus.org/babar-exile-7pm-free-0)
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  • Goethe-Institut San Francisco and City Lights Books present a reading and discussion on the occasion of the 200th Anniversary of Karl Marx's birthday, with guest appearances by Jale Yoldas, Alan Black, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Richard Walker, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Street, San Francisco, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=event&event_id=3171)
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11 MAY 2018 — friday

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  • Last Word Poetry Series presents a reading featuring poet and art writer Ramsay Bell Breslin and poet and short fiction writer Tobey Hiller, with open mic, Nefeli Caffe, 1854 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 (café: 510/841-6374)
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12 MAY 2018 — saturday

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  • Poetry reading by Lynne Barnes and Kerry Campbell, followed by an open mic, hosted by Jeanne Lupton every second Saturday monthly, Frank Bette and Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru Street, Alameda, 7:00 (510/523-6957, www.frankbettecenter.org)
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  • B. Lynn Goodwin discusses her latest book, Never Too Late, about late-in-life marriage and relationships, with poet Aline Soules, Meditation on Women, and Marianne Rogoff reading from a piece called "Twelve Hours in Barcelona", which appeared in Travelers' Tales, The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster Street, Oakland, free, 4:00 (www.oaklandoctopus.org)
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  • Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reads from her newest work, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, necessary context about the persistence of the national gun crisis, Book Passage-Sausalito, 100 Bay Street, Sausalito, 4:00 (www.bookpassage.com/category/event-classes-categories/sausalit -events)
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  • Word Temple Poetry Series presents a reading by Melissa Stein, Terrible Blooms, and poet-translator Paul Hoover, The Book of Unnamed Things, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, free/donation, 7:00 (Word Temple: Gregory W. Randall, gwr4745@aol.com; sebarts.org.com)
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  • The Ecopoetry Festival features Sacramento Poet Laureate Indigo Moor, In the Room of Thirsts & Hungers, and poets John Shoptaw, Times Beach, winner of the Northern California Book Award in Poetry, Gillian Wegener, This Sweet Haphazard, and special guests, The John Muir House, John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Avenue, Martinez, free but reservations required, 5:00-8:00 (rsvp: Eliot Schain, eschain@martinez.k12.ca.us, or James McDonald, John Muir House, 925/228-8860x6431)
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13 MAY 2018 — sunday

14 MAY 2018 — monday

15 MAY 2018 — tuesday

16 MAY 2018 — wednesday

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  • Historian, writer, and feminist, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, presents her latest book, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, The Green Arcade Bookstore, 1680 Market Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.thegreenarcade.com)
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  • Poetry reading featuring visual poet giovanni singleton, AMERICAN LETTERS: works on paper, and Carmen Giménez Smith, Cruel Futures, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 (www.moesbooks.com)
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  • Michelle Tea celebrates the release of her new book Against Memoir: Complaints, Questions & Criticisms, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=event&event_id=3116)
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17 MAY 2018 — thursday

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  • Marin Poetry Center Third Thursdays series presents poet Dorianne Laux, Only As the Day is Long, and Joshua Mensch, Because: A Lyric Memoir, founding editor of the online literary journal B O D Y, Falkirk Center, 1408 Mission Street, San Rafael, free, 7:30-9:30 (www.marinpoetrycenter.org/events.php)
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  • Author Rebecca Rosenberg leads a writing workshop on the theme, "The Devil is in the Details," students learn how props and surroundings transform characters into "real" people, all writers welcome, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, free, 6:30-8:00 (www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/writers-forum-presents-rebecca-rosenberg)
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18 MAY 2018 — friday

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  • New York Times best-selling author Christopher Moore reads from his new novel, Noir, set in the streets of post-World War II San Francisco, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, free, 7:00 (www.copperfieldsbooks.com)
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  • Richard A. Walker presents Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area, on the growth of the Greater Silicon Valley and its impact on the urban scene, Copperfield's Books, 850 4th Street, San Rafael, free, 7:00 (www.copperfieldsbooks.com)
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19 MAY 2018 — saturday

20 MAY 2018 — sunday

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  • Mediterranean Garden Society talk with Jason Dewees on his new book, Designing with Palms, signing to follow, Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, free, 3:00 (www.mrsdalloways.com/events)
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  • Britt-Marie's Second Sunday Poetry Series (moved to this date this month only because of Mother's Day) features Donna Emerson, Cathryn Shea, and Susan Suntree, hosted by Barb Reynolds, Britt-Marie's Wine Bar and Restaurant, 1369 Solano Avenue, Albany, 3:30 (brittmariesolano.com)
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  • Poetry & Place | El Cerrito, a celebratory reading and fund raiser with Maw Shein Win, El Cerrito Poet Laureate; Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate; Rafael Jesús González, Berkeley Poet Laureate; and Indigo Moor, Sacramento Poet Laureate; live music by Dan Plonsey, Ethan Port, and Thomas Scandura, in their debut as Moeser, performing music created for this event; all-ages open mic; this event is in conjunction with Poetry Flash, now celebrating their 45th anniversary, local literary presses, magazines, and art organizations will table, including Poetry Flash, Sixteen Rivers Press, Manic D Press, Nomadic Press, Work and Conversations, Left Margin Lit, Bay Area Generations, and others, silent auction and raffle will benefit Poetry Flash, refreshments, El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito, free admission, 1:30-5:00 (Maw Shein Win: elcerritopoet@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/events/155754105130147)
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21 MAY 2018 — monday

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  • Join Marlene Cullen and Susan Bono's Jumpstart, a writing workshop that meets Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings, where creative prompts are used to inspire writing, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, $15 per workshop, 6:30-8:30 (www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.php/)
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  • Sacramento Poetry Center presents a reading by poets Cynthia Linville, The Lost Things, and Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas, Hasty Notes in No Particular Order, with host Penny Kline, open mic follows, Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th Street, Sacramento, free, 7:30 (www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com/calendar-of-events)
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22 MAY 2018 — tuesday

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  • The Bindery hosts novelist Lucy Jane Bledsoe reading from her new novel, The Evolution of Love, with novelist Rabih Alameddine The Angel of History, winner of the Northern California Book Award in Fiction, The Bindery, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, Bar opens 7:00, event 7:30 (www.booksmith.com/event/bindery-lucy-jane-bledsoe-evolution-love)
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  • Friends of the San Francisco Public Library present "Tuesdays at North Beach," a weekly poetry series celebrating internationally acclaimed poets and showcasing local talent, hosted by Friends' Poet-in-Residence Jack Hirschman, this week features poet David Watts and translator Barbara Paschke, North Beach Public Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:30 (Byron Spooner, 415/626-7500, sfpl.org)
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  • Jenny Xie reads from her poetry collection, Eye Level, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=event&event_id=3174)
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  • Join Marlene Cullen and Susan Bono's Jumpstart, a writing workshop that meets Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings, where creative prompts are used to inspire writing, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, $15 per workshop, 10:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.php/)
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  • Open poetry readings in the afternoon and evening are part of the Mendocino Spring Poetry Celebration, drawing together the best poets and work from the north counties of California, sign up to read an hour before each reading, Hill House, 10701 Palette Drive, Mendocino, free, first reading 1:00, second reading 6:00 (www.artsmendocino.org/event/mendocino-spring-poetry-celebration)
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23 MAY 2018 — wednesday

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  • Aja Gabel reads from her debut novel, The Ensemble, with writer and San Francisco Chronicle columnist Vanessa Hua, Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:30 (www.greenapplebooks.com)
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  • The Booksmith presents novelist Andrew Sean Greer reading from Less, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, for the paperback launch, novelist R.O. Kwon also reads, The Bindery, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, free, bar opens 6:30, event 7:00 (www.booksmith.com/event/bindery-andrew-sean-greer-less)
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  • Daegan Miller discusses his new book This Radical Land: A Natural History of American Dissent, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 7:00 ( www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=event&event_id=3175)
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  • Poetry reading by Wendy Trevino, whose first full-length book of poetry, Cruel Fiction, is forthcoming in fall 2018, Jane Gregory, and Geoffrey G. O'Brien, Experience in Groups, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 (www.moesbooks.com)
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  • Poetry reading featuring Paradise the Poet, poet, musician, and activist, he was recently honored with his own day by the City of Berkeley for his years of community service in the arts and poetry scene, plus open mic, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (www.poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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24 MAY 2018 — thursday

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  • Barbara Berman reads from her new collection of poetry, Currents, Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:30 (www.greenapplebooks.com)
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  • Essayist Chuck Klosterman reads from X: A Highly Specific Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century to celebrate the paperback release, The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, free, limited seating, 7:00 (www.booksmith.com/event/booksmith-chuck-klosterman-x-highly-specific-defiantly-incomplete-history-early-21st-century)
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  • The Bindery explores "the body" in fiction and nonfiction with a presentation from these writers on the theme: Lone Mørch, Embody; Sarah Kornfeld, What Stella Sees; writer and filmmaker September Williams, Chasing Mercury; novelist Kristin Kaye Tree Dreams, The Bindery, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, free, bar opens 7:00, event 7:30 (www.booksmith.com)
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  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Carol Muske-Dukes, Blue Rose, and Jane Mead, World of Made and Unmade, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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  • Goethe Institut San Francisco, in conjunction with City Lights Books and New York Review Books, presents Weimar Mirror: Revisiting Alfred Döblin (1878-1957), re-explores the classic work of German writer Alfred Döblin, Berlin Alexanderplatz, the great novel of Berlin and the doomed Weimar Republic, on the publication of the new translation by Michael Hoffmann, opening statement by National Book Award-winner William T. Vollmann, presentations and roundtable participation by Adrian Daub, Thomas O. Haakenson, Mel Gordon, Deniz Göktürk, and William T. Vollmann, hosted by Peter Maravelis, Goethe Institut San Francisco, 530 Bush Street, Suite 204, San Francisco, free, 7:00 ( www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=event&event_id=3176)
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25 MAY 2018 — friday

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  • Daniel Gumbiner discusses his debut novel published by McSweeney's, The Boatbuilder, with artist, writer, and musician Ross Simonini, Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:30 (www.greenapplebooks.com)
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  • Brenda Hillman reads from and discusses her new book of poetry, Extra Hidden Life, among the Days, Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, 7:00 (www.cafesociety.coffee/events)
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  • Teacher, author, and farmer Eli Jaxon-Bear reads from his latest book, An Outlaw Makes It Home, book signing follows, Green Apple Books on Clement Street, 506 Clement Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.greenapplebooks.com)
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  • The Art of Storytelling and Poetry presents a performance evening with the theme "Making a Home," The Avid Reader, 1945 Broadway, Sacramento, free, 7:00-8:30 (www.avidreaderonbroadway.com)
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26 MAY 2018 — saturday

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  • San Francisco International Arts Festival presents the world premiere of DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE Requiem for a King, an instrumental and vocal multi-movement jazz and spoken word work, featuring spoken word written for this performance by educator, scholar, activist and author Angela Davis, music composed by Anthony Brown and performed by the Asian American Orchestra and Voices Of A Dream vocal ensemble; DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE honors the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the legacy of the civil rights movement; the evening length concert includes Anthony Brown's seminal work GO FOR BROKE!, composed for the 75th anniversary of the February 1942 signing of Executive Order 9066, which forced over 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry into interment camps during World War II, the performance features a reading by former San Francisco Poet Laureate and community activist Janice Mirikitani, Cowell Theatre, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, 2 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, $25-$65 reserved seating, 8:00 (www. sfiaf.org/2018_anthony_brown_and_angela_davis)
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  • GearBox Poetry presents a reading by poet, musician, singer, bird watcher, and gardener David Erdreich, Mr. E's Mystery, hosted by David Zeltzer, series meets every fourth Saturday of the month for a featured reading and open mic, GearBox Gallery, 770 West Grand Avenue, Oakland, free, open mic sign up 1:30 in the gallery, event 2:00-4:00 (www.gearboxgallery.com/gearboxpoetry.html)
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27 MAY 2018 — sunday

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  • Poet and writer Patti Trimble leads a two-day writing retreat, Sunday, May 27 to Monday, May 28, with workshops for new poetry and prose, and time for writing and walking, there are options to stay extra nights before or after to write on your own, $160 includes Sunday overnight, shared rooms, nice old redwood retreat center, potluck dinner, St. Columba's Retreat on the Inverness Mesa, West Marin (pmtrim@gmail.com for information or to register)
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28 MAY 2018 — monday

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  • Poet and writer Patti Trimble leads a two-day writing retreat, Sunday, May 27 to Monday, May 28, with workshops for new poetry and prose, and time for writing and walking, there are options to stay extra nights before or after to write on your own, $160 includes Sunday overnight, shared rooms, nice old redwood retreat center, potluck dinner, St. Columba's Retreat on the Inverness Mesa, West Marin (pmtrim@gmail.com for information or to register)
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29 MAY 2018 — tuesday

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  • Friends of the San Francisco Public Library present "Tuesdays at North Beach," a weekly poetry series celebrating internationally acclaimed poets and showcasing local talent, hosted by Friends' Poet-in-Residence Jack Hirschman, this week features Boadiba and Jami Proctor-Xu, North Beach Public Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:30-8:00 (Byron Spooner, 415/626-7500, sfpl.org)
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  • Martha K. Davis reads from her new novel Scissors, Paper, Stone, Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:30 (www.greenapplebooks.com)
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  • Point Reyes Books presents Man Booker Prize-winning writer Michael Ondaatje reading from Warlight, his first novel in seven years, Toby's Feed Barn, 11250 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, $30 includes book, 6:30-8:30 (www.ptreyesbooks.com)
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30 MAY 2018 — wednesday

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  • Hisrotian Jesse Berrett reads from his newest book, Pigskin Nation: How the NFL Remade American Politics, Granny Smith Room, Green Apple Books on Clement Street, 506 Clement Street, San Francisco, free, 6:30 (www.greenapplebooks.com/event/clement-jesse-berrett)
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  • Jessica Weisberg discusses her debut novel Asking for a Friend: Three Centuries of Life, Love, Money, and Other Burning Questions from a Nation Obsessed, with feminist and author Courtney Martin, Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:30 (www.greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-jessica-weisberg)
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  • The Bindery presents the second installment of the new nonfiction series "On the Cusp," on the theme "A Taxing Season," featuring novelist Joyce Maynard, poets Maw Shein Win, Miriam Bird Greenberg, and James Cagney, and crime fiction author and editor Joe Clifford, $5 advance, $10 door, bar opens 7:00, event 7:30 (www.booksmith.com/event/bindery-cusp-taxing-season/)
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31 MAY 2018 — thursday

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  • Aunt Lute, feminist book publisher, hosts an open-mic featuring Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate, fifteen available open slots, sign up on arrival, Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, 6:30 (www.alleycatbookshop.com)
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  • Marin Poetry Center presents William Brewer, I Know Your Kind, reads from his moving and dramatic poems that tackle the pain of the opioid addiction in West Virgina, Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, free 7:00-9:00 (www.marinpoetrycenter.org/blog/events)
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