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4 AUGUST 2018 — saturday

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  • Starting From San Francisco: The Baby Beat Generation and the Second San Francisco Renaissance, with Third Mind Books, presents a Beat literary reunion and reading with Thomas Rain Crowe, Neeli Cherkovski, Kaye McDonough, Jack Hirschman, Philip Daughtry, Sharon Doubiago, Clive Matson, B. Alexandra Szerlip, Anne Valley-Fox, Jim Dallesandro, and Joe Provenzano, also featuring Third Mind Books founder Arthur S. Nusbaum's pioneering presentation on the Baby Beat Generation and the Second San Francisco Renaissance, "Beat Mentors & Their Progeny" as delivered at the 2017 European Beat Studies Network Conference in Paris, France, The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, San Francisco, free, 6:00-9:00 (www.kerouac.com)
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  • The International Hotel Eviction Commemoration remembers the night in 1977 when seniors were evicted from the original hotel and protests took place over the destruction of the last vestige of San Francisco's once prospering Manilatown; that historic event foretold the San Francisco housing crisis; the Commemoration features the opening for an exhibit of I Hotel "Family Portraits," historic black and white photographs by photographer Steven C. Wilson; exhibit runs from August 2-30, International Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, between Washington Street and Jackson Street, San Francisco, 4:00-6:00 (415/291-0175, manilatown.org)
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5 AUGUST 2018 — sunday

6 AUGUST 2018 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Steve Arntson and Loie Johnson, open mic, hosted by Jan Dedrick, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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7 AUGUST 2018 — tuesday

8 AUGUST 2018 — wednesday

9 AUGUST 2018 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry panel with reading and discussion features Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Extra Hidden Life, among the Days, and Matthew Zapruder, Why Poetry, Books Inc, 1491 Shattuck Ave-nue, Berkeley, 7:00 (510/525-7777, booksinc.net)
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    NORTH:
  • Why There Are Words presents a theme reading, "Back from Vacation," featur-ing seven accomplished poets and/or fiction writers, featuring poet Maw Shein Win, Invisible Gifts, poet Valerie Wallace, House of McQueen, Susanna Solomon, Montana Rhapsody, fiction writer Audrey Kalman, Tiny Shoes Dancing: Short Stories, Juniper Prize for Fiction-winner Yuan Huang, My Old Faithful, Tucson, Ari-zona poet Geraldine Connolly, Aileron, and poetry and prose writer Mathieu Cailler, May I Have This Dance?, Studio 333, 333 Caledo-nia Street, Sausalito, $10 door (cash or check to Studio 333), cash bar, doors open 7:00, reading 7:15 (whytherearewords@gmail.com, www.whytherearewords.com)
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10 AUGUST 2018 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • Last Word Reading Series presents a reading with poet, editor, and novelist Charles Entrekin, Art of Healing, Gail Rudd Entrekin, editor of the online environmental literary magazine Canary, and Gene Berson, raveling travel, open reading follows, Nefeli Caffe, 1854 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, free, one-drink or one-plate minimum order suggested, 7:00 (caffe: 510/841-6374, http://nefelicaffeberkeley.com)
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11 AUGUST 2018 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Marin Poetry Center Traveling Show features poetry readings by Claire Baker, Jeanne Rana, Larry Ruth, Lucille Lang Day, and Richard Levine, hosted by Meryl Natchez, Berkeley Library North Branch, 1170 The Alameda, Berkeley, 2:30 (travelingshow@marinpoetrycenter.org, www.marinpoetrycenter.org)
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    SOUTH:
  • Peninsula Literary presents an evening of poetry and prose featuring short story writer Dallas Woodburn, whose debut short story collection Woman, Run-ning Late, in a Dress won the 2018 Cypress & Pine Short Fiction Award, and narrative writer and memorist Vanessa Grubbs, M.D., Hundreds of In-terlaced Fingers: A Kidney Doctor's Search for the Perfect Match, with Patrick Daly, Charlotte Muse, Haoning Jiang, Veronica Montes, and Jack Rigoni, Gallery House, 320 California Avenue, Palo Alto, 7:00 (peninsulaliterary.wordpress.com)
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12 AUGUST 2018 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Britt-Marie's Second Sunday Poetry Series features Whit Schweizer, Penelope Barnes Thompson, and Jennifer Lagier, hosted by Barb Reynolds, Britt-Marie's Wine Bar and Restaurant, 1369 Solano Avenue, Albany, 3:30 (brittmariesolano.com)
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13 AUGUST 2018 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a reading by poet/percussionist Avotcja, open mic, hosted by Jim Barnard, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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14 AUGUST 2018 — tuesday

    SOUTH:
  • Poetry Santa Cruz presents a Favorite Poem Reading featuring a diverse selec-tion of community members reading their favorite poem; following the guide-lines from former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, each reader will have five-minutes to read the poem and talk about its significance for them, all ages wel-come, the poem can't be by yourself or a friend or relative, to participate contact Len Anderson, Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, 7:30 (Len Anderson: 831/464-8983, lenand@cruzio.com; Favorite Poem Project: www.favoritepoem.org/about.html)
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15 AUGUST 2018 — wednesday

16 AUGUST 2018 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • You're Going to Die: Poetry, Prose, and Everything Goes, come and wear mor-tality on your sleeve, all open mic, five minutes, get there early to perform, The Lost Church, 65 Capp Street, San Francisco, $10, get tickets online or at the door, doors open 7:30, show 8:00-10:30 (510/525-7777, www.ticketfly.com)
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  • Marlene Cullen's Writer's Forum presents author Christine Falcon-Daigle, This is What I Know, on the subject of "Writing as a Tool for Transformation," how to best shape experiences into stories that will heal both the storyteller and the reader, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, free, 6:30-8:30 (www.thewritespot.us/forum.php)
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17 AUGUST 2018 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry reading by Barbara Tomash, PRE-, Jennifer Firestone, Story, and Joseph Lease, The Body Ghost, Alley Cat Books & Gallery, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, 7:00 (415/824-1761, in-fo@alleycatbookshop.com)
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18 AUGUST 2018 — saturday

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  • The Richmond Poets Laureate (there are more than one) present a reading of poetry followed by a round table discussion moderated by Richmond Poet Laureate Rob Lipton, featuring a panel of Bay Area poets including Rene Vaz, Berkeley Poet Laureate Rafael Jesús González, Amos White, Alison Luterman, and Fred Dodsworth, Bridge Storage and ArtSpace, 23 Maine Avenue, Richmond, free, 5:00-6:30 (RSVP: political-poetry-discussion.eventbrite.com)
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19 AUGUST 2018 — sunday

    SOUTH:
  • Poetry Santa Cruz presents Poet/Speak Open Reading, an all open reading, meets every third Sunday, Santa Cruz Library, upstairs Training Room, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz, 2:00-4:00 (www.poetrysantacruz.org)
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20 AUGUST 2018 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a reading by poet Judy Bebelaar, open mic, hosted by Bruce Bagnell, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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21 AUGUST 2018 — tuesday

22 AUGUST 2018 — wednesday

23 AUGUST 2018 — thursday

24 AUGUST 2018 — friday

25 AUGUST 2018 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry reading by Jeannette DesBoine aka JD, prolific poet, creative writing coach, and reporter, open mic follows, hosted by David Zeltzer, meets every fourth Saturday of every month, Gearbox Gallery, 770 West Grand Avenue, Oak-land, 2:00-4:00, open mic sign up starts 1:30 (dzeltzer@acm.org, www.gearboxgallery.com)
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  • Poetry reading by Alison Luterman, Desire Zoo, The Dream Institute of Northern California, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, 3:00-4:30 (www.dream-institute.org)
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26 AUGUST 2018 — sunday

27 AUGUST 2018 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Clive Matson, open mic, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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28 AUGUST 2018 — tuesday

29 AUGUST 2018 — wednesday

30 AUGUST 2018 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Joseph Lease, The Body Ghost, Donna de la Perrière, Night Calendar, and Natasha Sajé, Vivarium, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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  • The International Hotel Eviction Commemoration (on August 4) remembered the night in 1977 when seniors were evicted from the original hotel and protests took place over the destruction of the last vestige of San Francisco's once pros-pering Manilatown; that historic event foretold the San Francisco housing cri-sis; the event featured the opening of an exhibit of I Hotel "Family Portraits," Au-gust 2-30, historic black and white photographs by photographer Steven C. Wil-son; this is the last day to see that historic photo exhibit; International Hotel Ma-nilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, between Washington Street and Jackson Street, San Francisco, 4:00-6:00 (415/291-0175, manilatown.org)
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31 AUGUST 2018 — friday


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