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10 JUNE 2018 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Britt-Marie's Second Sunday Poetry Series features Jacqueline Berger, The Day You Miss Your Exit, Edie Hartshorne, K.T. Landon, hosted by Barb Reynolds, Britt-Marie's Wine Bar and Restaurant, 1369 Solano Avenue, Albany, 3:30 (brittmariesolano.com)
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11 JUNE 2018 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Best-selling author David Graeber discusses his new book Bullshit Jobs: A Theory, regarding the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs and their consequences, City Lights Booksellers, 2261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=3227)
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12 JUNE 2018 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • 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 Carol Denney and Patti Trimble, 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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  • Berkeley poet Alexandra Mattraw launches her debut novel small siren, reading with Tiff Dressen, SONGS FROM THE ASTRAL BESTIARY, and poet Norman Fischer On a Train at Night, City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=3195)
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  • Turk & Divis (Evan and Miles Karp) launch the Quiet Lightning album, featuring eleven tracks of original music scored to excerpts of fifty Bay Area writers performing live in last year's Quiet Lightning show, the night will include a listening/screening party with performances by the album's contributors such as Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Margaret McCarthy, Matt Liebel, Miah Jeffra, AshleyRose Sanchez, Matt Carney, Roberto F. Santiago, Rayam Mustafa, Kristin Ten, Linette Escobar, Riss Rosado, John Panzer, Danielle Bero, Abe Becker, Cassandra Dallett, and Paul Corman-Roberts, plus open mic, sign up to read/perform during an improv set by Turk & Divis, The Bindery, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, free, all ages, doors open 6:00, show 7:00-10:00 (www.booksmith.com/event/bindery-turk-divis-quiet-lightning-album-release-party)
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    SOUTH:
  • Coastside Poetry Community presents poet Andrena Zawinski, Landings, and Santa Cruz poet Magdalena Montagne, Earth, My Witness, in a featured reading followed by an open mic, ten open slots for poets to sign up and read for five minutes, sign up sheets are available at the coffee bar, along with food and drinks, Café Society, 522 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, free, doors open 6:30, reading 7:00 (www.coastsidepoetry.org)
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13 JUNE 2018 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • June is Pride Month! The Bindery hosts a Bookswap, bring the queerest book you love, cocktails and snacks available, $15 admission includes drink ticket, swag, and twenty percent off book purchases at The Bindery and The Booksmith for the evening, bar opens 6:30, fun starts 7:00 (www.booksmith.com/event/bindery-bookswap-pride-edition)
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14 JUNE 2018 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Paul Hoover from his new collection, The Book of Unnamed Things, with Gillian Conoley, Peace, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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  • Tommy Orange, 2014 MacDowell Fellow and 2016 Writing by Writers Fellow, reads from his new novel There There, City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=3196)
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15 JUNE 2018 — friday

16 JUNE 2018 — saturday

17 JUNE 2018 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • The Bindery hosts Jared Brock reading from his new book, The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War, along with a screening of the corresponding thirty-nine minute documentary film, Josiah, narrated by Danny Glover, Q&A and signing follows, The Bindery, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, free, 4:00-5:30 (www.booksmith.com/event/bindery-jared-brock-road-dawn)
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18 JUNE 2018 — monday

    NORTH:
  • 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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19 JUNE 2018 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • 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 John Curl and Nadine Lockhart, 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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  • Writer and poet Yrsa Daley-Ward reads from her new book, The Terrible: A Storyteller's Memoir, The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, free, 7:30-9:00 (www.booksmith.com/event/booksmith-yrsa-daley-ward-terrible)
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  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes discusses his new book, Energy: A Human History, highlighting the successes and failures that led breakthroughs in energy production, City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=3240)
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    NORTH:
  • 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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20 JUNE 2018 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Ana Raquel Minian explores the history of Mexican migration in her new book Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration, with The Nation blogger Laura Bogado, City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=3214)
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  • Moriel Rothman-Zecher reads from his new novel, Sadness Is a White Bird, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 (www.moesbooks.com)
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21 JUNE 2018 — thursday

    NORTH:
  • Marlene Cullen's Writer's Forum, a literary workshop on the craft and business of writing presents romantics Georgia James and Deborah Parrish, Home Sweet Sonoma, speaking on "The Language of Love in Today's Changing Times: How to Write Empowering Love Connections that Embrace Passion and Intimacy," Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, free, 6:30-8:30 (www.thewritespot.us/forum.php/)
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22 JUNE 2018 — friday

23 JUNE 2018 — saturday

24 JUNE 2018 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Kim Addonizio, Mortal Trash, Donna Masini, 4:30 Movie, and Brittany Perham, Double Portrait, wheelchair accessible, East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel), 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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25 JUNE 2018 — monday

    NORTH:
  • 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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26 JUNE 2018 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Novelist Glen David Gold discusses his new memoir, I Will Be Complete, with ZYZZYVA managing editor Oscar Villalon, City Light Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=3215)
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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 David Volpendesta and Dan Katz, 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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    NORTH:
  • 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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27 JUNE 2018 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Veronica Scott Esposito The Doubles, Charlie Jane Anders All the Birds in the Sky, and Craig Santos Perez From Unincorporated Territory discuss the very lively, very angry collection of work from forty novelists, essayists, poets, and artists, Who Will Speak for America, City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, san Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=3216)
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  • An evening with novelist Porochista Khakpour reading from her new book, Sick: A Memoir, with novelist Esmé Weijun Wang, The Border of Paradise, The Bindery, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, free, bar opens 7:00, event 7:30 (www.booksmith.com/event/bindery-porochista-khakpour-sick)
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28 JUNE 2018 — thursday

29 JUNE 2018 — friday

    EAST:
  • The Art of Storytelling and Poetry presents a performance evening with the theme "Taking Stock," The Avid Reader, 1945 Broadway, Sacramento, free, 7:00-8:30 (www.avidreaderonbroadway.com)
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30 JUNE 2018 — saturday


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