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21 JUNE 2013 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • A poetry reading by Tom Anderson and Gina Dang, with open mic, hosted by Steve Arntson, near Ashby BART, Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Avenue, free, 7:00 (510/644-4930, www.expressionsgallery.org)
  • Canessa Park Reading Series presents poets Jean Day, Richard Lopez, and Steffi Drewes, Canessa Park Gallery, 708 Montgomery Street, at Columbus, San Francisco, $6, no one turned away for lack of funds, 7:30 (aedburns @yahoo.com)
    EAST:
  • Squaw Valley Community of Writers annual benefit poetry reading features Forrest Gander, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Sharon Olds, Evie Shockley, hosted by Sacramento Poet Laureate Jeff Knorr, proceeds benefit the Poetry Workshop Scholarship Fund, Setzer Auditorium, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento, $22/$16 students with current ID, 7:00 (tickets only available online at BrownPaperTickets: svcwpoetrybenefit.bpt.me; information: 877/644-4930, squawpoet @ureach.com)

22 JUNE 2013 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Film screening of Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton, documentary on the late, great San Francisco poet and filmmaker James Broughton, with appearances in the film by writers Armistead Maupin, Jack Foley, Neeli Cherkovski, and Joel Singer, The Castro, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, $10/$8 members, 4:00 (415/621-6120; tickets: http://ticketing.frameline.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=2900&)

23 JUNE 2013 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • City Lights Bookstore celebrates its 60th Anniversary with music by the Latin Jazz Youth Orchestra, readings by local authors, historic videos from their archives, special in-store discounts, and more, Jack Kerouac Alley, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 2:00-5:00 (415/362-8193, http://www.citylights.com)
  • Ed Hardy and Joel Selvin present Wear Your Dreams, their memoir depicting Hardy's long and famed career as a tattoo artist, studying with renowned tattoo artist Sailor Jerry and masters of tattooing in Japan, becoming a $700 million retail empire, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, free, 7:30 (510/849-2087, moesbooks.com)
  • Poetry Past & Present reading presents Al Young, California Poet Laureate emeritus; Rafael Jesús González, La musa lunática/The Lunatic Muse; poet and percussionist Avotcja Jiltonilro, With Every Step I Take, her award-winning band is Modupue; poet performer Kirk Lumpkin; poet and prose writer Ava Bird, Berkeley Public Library, Central Branch, Third Floor Community Meeting Room, 2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley, free, 2:00 (510/981-6195, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org)
  • Poetry reading featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder with Kashaya Pomo poet Martina Morgan, reading their own poetry as well as work by the first nineteenth century European poets in Russian California, Alexander Rotchev and Adelbert von Chamisso, poetry will be read in English and Russian, a benefit for Fort Ross Conservancy, Fort Ross State Historic Park, 19005 Coast Highway One, Jenner, wine and food, $18 plus park entrance fee, 1:00-4:00 (707/847-3437, info@fortross.org, www.fortross.org)

24 JUNE 2013 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a mystery theme open mic, everyone in attendance will write a theme on a small piece of paper, then a theme will be drawn from a hat, ten percent discount on dinner if you come for the reading, Priya Indian Cuisine, 2702 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00 ( www.facebook.com/poetryexpressberkeley)

25 JUNE 2013 — tuesday

    NORTH:
  • Marin Poetry Center's Summer Traveling Show featuring poets Barbara Brooks, Ella Eytan, Jane Green, Dave Holt, Robin Lee, Sharon Skolnick-Bagnoli, host to be announced, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, 7:00, (415/927-0960, www.marinpoetrycenter.org)

26 JUNE 2013 — wednesday

27 JUNE 2013 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Sara Gottfried, MD, presents The Hormone Cure, Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary and Garden Arts, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/704-8222)
  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by Bruce Isaacson and Jan Steckel, wheelchair accessible, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from editor @poetryflash.org, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, moesbooks.com)

28 JUNE 2013 — friday

29 JUNE 2013 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Cypress Tree Studios, where Poetry Flash is located, celebrates summer with a multiple studio open house including the Poetry Flash office, featuring visual artworks, poetry broadsides, and a brief poetry reading by associate editor Richard Silberg, The Horses: New and Selected Poems, music follows, 1450 Fourth Street, Berkeley, between Jones and Page Streets, reading 3:45, music follows, Elite Eats Hot Dogs food truck from 4:00 on, studios open all afternoon, noon-6:00
  • Small Press Traffic's Endless Summer: Two-Day Marathon Reading with Alana Siegel, Alan Bernheimer, Andrew Joron, Andrew Kenower, Angela Hume, Alexandra Mattraw, Ben Bellizzi, Ben Mirov, Bill Berkson, Brent Cunningham, Brian Lucas, Candy Shue, Caroline Goodwin, Carrie Hunter, Cedar Sigo, Charity Coleman, Chloe Veylit, Cynthia Sailers, Dana Teen Lomax, Dan Fisher, David Buuck, David Lau, Dee Dee Kramer, Del Ray Cross, Della Watson, Denise Newman, Dillon Westbrook, Elaine Kahn, Elise Ficarra, Elizabeth Treadwell, Erika Staiti, Evan Karp, Eve Haghighi, Farnoosh Fathi, Francois Luong, Genine Lentine, Gillian Conoley, Gloria Frym, Hazel White, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, JTH, Jean Day, Jeff Chon, Jennifer Manzano, Jessica Wickens, Jill Kolongowski, Jill Stengel, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Johnny Hernandez, Joseph Kim, Juvenal Acosta, Karen Penley, Kate Haskell, Katie Wheeler-Dubin, Kit Robinson, Laura Morriarty, Laurel DeCou, Loretta Clodfelter, Maria Judnick, Mary Burger, Megan Breiseth, Melissa Eleftherion, Melissa Mack, MG Roberts, Michael Nicoloff, Michael Sakoda, Nathan Gale, Nicole Trigg, Oki Sogumi, Pam Martin, Patricia Diestfrey, Paul Ebenkamp, RJ Ingram, Rachel de Jong, Rebecca Farivar, Rob Halpern, Robin Tremblay-McGaw, Ronaldo Wilson, Samantha Giles, Sarah Ann Cox, Sara Wintz, Sean Manzano, Sean Negus, Shelby Hinte, Steffi Drewes, Steve Dickison, Susan Griffin, Tessa Micaela, Ted Rees, Tanya Hollis, Taylor Brady, Teresa Walsh, Tiff Dressen, Tinker Greene, Tom Comitta, Vincent Cheng, Vu Dinh, Wendy Trevino, William Moor, Yedda Morrison, Zack Haber, Public School, 2141 Broadway, Oakland, buy tickets online, $10, VIP ticket with food and drink $25, noon-midnight (tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/392724, smallpresstraffic.org)

30 JUNE 2013 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • SpeCt! Books, based in Oakland, presents a release reading for Flagelliforms by Shane Book, also featuring readings by SpeCt! poets David Lau and Steffi Drewes, University Press Books, Garden Patio, 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, 4:00-5:30 (510/548-0585, www.universitypressbooks.com)
  • Small Press Traffic's Endless Summer: Two-Day Marathon Reading with Alana Siegel, Alan Bernheimer, Andrew Joron, Andrew Kenower, Angela Hume, Alexandra Mattraw, Ben Bellizzi, Ben Mirov, Bill Berkson, Brent Cunningham, Brian Lucas, Candy Shue, Caroline Goodwin, Carrie Hunter, Cedar Sigo, Charity Coleman, Chloe Veylit, Cynthia Sailers, Dana Teen Lomax, Dan Fisher, David Buuck, David Lau, Dee Dee Kramer, Del Ray Cross, Della Watson, Denise Newman, Dillon Westbrook, Elaine Kahn, Elise Ficarra, Elizabeth Treadwell, Erika Staiti, Evan Karp, Eve Haghighi, Farnoosh Fathi, Francois Luong, Genine Lentine, Gillian Conoley, Gloria Frym, Hazel White, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, JTH, Jean Day, Jeff Chon, Jennifer Manzano, Jessica Wickens, Jill Kolongowski, Jill Stengel, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Johnny Hernandez, Joseph Kim, Juvenal Acosta, Karen Penley, Kate Haskell, Katie Wheeler-Dubin, Kit Robinson, Laura Morriarty, Laurel DeCou, Loretta Clodfelter, Maria Judnick, Mary Burger, Megan Breiseth, Melissa Eleftherion, Melissa Mack, MG Roberts, Michael Nicoloff, Michael Sakoda, Nathan Gale, Nicole Trigg, Oki Sogumi, Pam Martin, Patricia Diestfrey, Paul Ebenkamp, RJ Ingram, Rachel de Jong, Rebecca Farivar, Rob Halpern, Robin Tremblay-McGaw, Ronaldo Wilson, Samantha Giles, Sarah Ann Cox, Sara Wintz, Sean Manzano, Sean Negus, Shelby Hinte, Steffi Drewes, Steve Dickison, Susan Griffin, Tessa Micaela, Ted Rees, Tanya Hollis, Taylor Brady, Teresa Walsh, Tiff Dressen, Tinker Greene, Tom Comitta, Vincent Cheng, Vu Dinh, Wendy Trevino, William Moor, Yedda Morrison, Zack Haber, Gloria Frym's private home in Berkeley, buy tickets online, $10, VIP ticket with food and drink $25, 3:00-7:00 (tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/392724, smallpresstraffic.org)

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