NAME, M/DD NAME, M/DD NAME, M/DD NAME, M/DD
Daily Listings
join our mailing list

Get selected timely event updates and news about Poetry Flash in your email inbox.

x
Northern California

< previous month  |  show all DECEMBER  |  next month >


7 DECEMBER 2013 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Babylon Salon presents short story writer and essayist Steve Almond, Candyfreak; California Book Award-winning fiction writer Tom Barbash, Stay Up With Me; novelist Kevin Allardice, Any Resemblance to Actual Persons; and fiction writer and Steinbeck Fellow Vanessa Hua, cash bar, Cantina SF, lower level, 580 Sutter Street, San Francisco, free, doors open 6:45, reading 7:15 (www.babylonsalon.com)
    event page
  • The 23rd Annual PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Awards honor writers across the nation, this year's awards go to: Andrew Lam, Birds of Paradise Lost: Thirteen Stories of the Vietnamese Diaspora; Luis J. Rodriguez and Denise M. Sandoval, Rushing Waters, Rising Dreams: How the Arts Are Transforming a Community; Lucille Lang Day, Married at Fourteen, a memoir; Toni Morrison, Home, a novel; Tim Seibles, Fast Animal, poems; Christopher Wagstaff, A Poet's Mind: Collected Interviews of Robert Duncan; Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to novelist Jesse Douglas Allen Taylor, the (anti) Censorship Award goes to journalist Chris Hedges; reception and book signing follows, Oakland Public Library, Rockridge Branch, 5366 College Avenue, Oakland, free, 2:00-5:00 (Kim McMillon: 510/681-5652; Tennessee Reed, 510/206-6107, treedorama@gmail.com)
    event page

8 DECEMBER 2013 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • From Pain Comes Newness, an opening reception with a reading for artist Susan Duhan Felix, incorporating the poetry of the late Morton Felix, with an exhibit of pit fired ceramic plaques by Susan Felix; over two events (today and December 14), the poets reading or who have sent works to read include Al Young, J. Ruth Gendler, Joyce Jenkins, Jonathan Lethem, Kirk Lumpkin, Claire Ortalda, Floyd Salas, David Shaddock, Leah Shelleda, Lisa Smartt, Raymond Nat Turner, more, refreshments, music, Liz Filmer Gallery, 1301 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, 4:00-6:00 (sdfelix@aol.com)
    event page
  • Valona Deli presents poets Peter Kline and Austin Smith, open mic follows, with host Connie Post, Terry Henry Jazz Trio performs after poetry, Valona Deli, 1323 Pomona, Crockett, reading 4:00, open mic 5:00 (510/787-2022)
    event page
  • Writing Teachers Write, Bay Area Writing Project Reading series presents BAWP writer-teachers, open mic follows, light refreshments, Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, free, 3:00-4:30 (510/644-4930, www.expressionsgallery.org)
    event page

9 DECEMBER 2013 — monday

10 DECEMBER 2013 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry at the Albany Library features poet and translator Forrest Gander, Core Samples from the World, and Judy Halebsky, Space/Gap/Internal/Distance, winner of the Sixteen Rivers Press Poets-Under-Forty Chapbook Contest, open mic follows, hosted by Catherine Taylor, Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Avenue, Albany, free, 7:00-9:00 (510/526-3720, albanylibrary.wordpress.com)
    event page
  • City Lights at 60 presents an appreciation of the twentieth-century poet, translator, essayist Kenneth Rexroth, with readings and discussion by Ken Knabb, David Meltzer, and Kim Stanley Robinson, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
    event page
    SOUTH:
  • Write to the End Workshop for all writers and writing genres, drop-in coffee shop workshop, Snake & Butterfly, 191 E. Campbell Avenue, Campbell, 7:00-9:00 (www.writetotheend.com)
    event page

11 DECEMBER 2013 — wednesday

    NORTH:
  • Sunset Poetry by the Bay presents a reading by Joan Gelfand, Scraping Dead Stars Off the Pavement, George Korolog, Gods Vengeful Concubines, Prartho Sereno, Call from Paris, and poet, artist, and teacher Heidi Joseph, founding member of Poetry Farm, a Novato monthly reading forum, Studio 333 Art Gallery, 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, 7:00 (415/331-8272, poetnews@sonic.net, http://isledesk.com/islepress/SunsetPoetry.html)
    event page
    SOUTH:
  • Poetry Center San José's Well-RED Reading Series presents a featured reading, Works/San José, 365 South Market Street, near the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, $2, doors open 6:30, show 7:00 (www.pcsj.org)
    event page

12 DECEMBER 2013 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Alameda Island Poet's Poetry Workshop, every second Thursday monthly, all poets and writers welcome, bring three to five minutes of writing to share and discuss if you wish, hosted by Vince Storti and friends, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru, at Lincoln, Alameda, donation, 7:00-9:00 (vincestorti@hotmail.com, www.frankbettecenter.org)
    event page
  • City Lights at 60 presents Conspiracy of Venus, an all women's a cappella vocal ensemble under the artistic direction of Joyce Todd McBride, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
    event page

13 DECEMBER 2013 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • Last Word Reading Series presents a poetry reading by Jack Foley, EYES: Selected Poems, Adelle Foley, Along the Bloodline, and Evelyn Posamentier, Poland at the Door, open reading follows, co-hosts Dale Jensen, Ralph Dranow, John Rowe, Grace Grafton, Nefeli Caffé, 1854 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, free but a one-drink or one-plate minimum is requested, 7:00 (Caffé: 510/841-6374)
    event page

14 DECEMBER 2013 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • From Pain Comes Newness, an opening reception with a reading for artist Susan Duhan Felix, incorporating the poetry of the late Morton Felix, with an exhibit of pit fired ceramic plaques by Susan Felix; over two events (December 8 and today), the poets reading or who have sent works to read include Al Young, J. Ruth Gendler, Joyce Jenkins, Jonathan Lethem, Kirk Lumpkin, Claire Ortalda, Floyd Salas, David Shaddock, Leah Shelleda, Lisa Smartt, Raymond Nat Turner, more, refreshments, music, Liz Filmer Gallery, 1301 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, 4:00-6:00 (sdfelix@aol.com)
    event page
  • A reading by poet, scholar, and memoirist Judy Grahn, A Simple Revolution: The Making of an Activist Poet, and poet-physician Dawn McGuire, The Aphasia Café, open mic follows, hosted by Jeanne Lupton, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru, at Lincoln, Alameda, donation, 7:00-9:00 (jeany98@aol.com, www.frankbettecenter.org)
    event page
  • The SFSU Poetry Center presents Joseph Donahue delivering the annual George Oppen Memorial Lecture, Meridian Gallery, 535 Powell Street, above Stockton, San Francisco, $10/$5, no one turned away for lack of funds, 7:30 (www.sfsu.edu/~poetry)
    event page

15 DECEMBER 2013 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Small Press Traffic presents Amanda Davidson and Jaime Cortez, Artists' Television Access, 922 Valencia Street, at 21st Street, San Francisco, $6-$10, no one turned away for lack of funds, doors open 5:00, reading 5:30 (smallpresstraffic.org)
    event page

16 DECEMBER 2013 — monday

17 DECEMBER 2013 — tuesday

    SOUTH:
  • Write to the End Workshop for all writers and writing genres, drop-in coffee shop workshop, Snake & Butterfly, 191 E. Campbell Avenue, Campbell, 7:00-9:00 (www.writetotheend.com)
    event page

18 DECEMBER 2013 — wednesday

19 DECEMBER 2013 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Berkeley Poets Cooperative Workshop meets on the third Thursday of each month, drop-in okay, give feedback and share your poetry, 609 Curtis Street, near Thousand Oaks, Albany, 7:30 (510/367-4248)
    event page
    NORTH:
  • Marin Poetry Center presents a Holiday Party for members and Read Around, Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Street, San Rafael, party 6:30, reading 7:30 (events@marinpoetrycenter.org, www.marinpoetrycenter.org)
    event page
    SOUTH:
  • Poetry Center San José presents reading by Nils Peterson, open mic follows, Willow Glen Library, 1157 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, 7:00 (408/808-3045, or 408/266-1361, www.pcsj.org, willowglenpoetry.com)
    event page
    EAST:
  • Third Thursdays in the Central Library, open reading of your favorite poems, preferably by someone else, hosted by Lawrence Dinkins and Mary Zeppa, Sacramento Poetry Center, Central Library, 828 I Street, Sacramento, free, noon-1:00 (www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com)
    event page

20 DECEMBER 2013 — friday

21 DECEMBER 2013 — saturday

22 DECEMBER 2013 — sunday

    NORTH:
  • Writers Read Winter Solstice party, potluck and open mic, no featured reader, hosted by Dan Barth and Mary Miller, 1001 Recreation Road, Ukiah, 6:00 (707/367-6581, barth.dan@gmail.com)
    event page

23 DECEMBER 2013 — monday

24 DECEMBER 2013 — tuesday

25 DECEMBER 2013 — wednesday

26 DECEMBER 2013 — thursday

27 DECEMBER 2013 — friday

28 DECEMBER 2013 — saturday

29 DECEMBER 2013 — sunday

30 DECEMBER 2013 — monday

31 DECEMBER 2013 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Love & Taxes, comic storyteller Josh Kornbluth's hit one-man show, Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Avenue, Alameda, wheelchair accessible, $35, $45 for midnight show includes champagne toast, two shows at 7:00 and 10:00 (www.rhythmix.org)
    event page

< previous month  |  show all DECEMBER  |  next month >

Loading

© 1972-2016 Poetry Flash. All rights reserved.  |