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1 APRIL 2017 — saturday

    NORTH:
  • Writing Memoir Workshop with Jasmin Darznik, The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, $105, register in advance on the Book Passage website, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 (415/927-0960, www.bookpassage.com)
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2 APRIL 2017 — sunday

    NORTH:
  • The Wide Net: a gathering of readers and writers of poetry with poet and editor Terry Lucas, ongoing for eight weeks, this is the eighth meeting, drop in, come with a poem, forty lines or less, by you or a favorite poet, and be prepared to read it aloud, all welcome, Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Avenue, Mill Valley, free, 1:00-3:00 (rsvp: lucas.t274@gmail.com, mtumc.org, www.terrylucas.com)
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3 APRIL 2017 — monday

4 APRIL 2017 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Lisbit Bailey and Jorge Argueta, curated by Jack Hirschman, North Beach Branch Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30 (415/522-8602, www.friendssfpl.org/events/tuesdays-at-north-beach.html)
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  • Dean Rader celebrates the release of his new collection of poetry, Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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5 APRIL 2017 — wednesday

6 APRIL 2017 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Journalist Sasha Abramsky reads from and discusses The House of Twenty Thousand Books, the story of Chimen Abramsky, an extraordinary polymath and bibliophile who asassed a vast collection of socialist literature and Jewish history, Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, 6:00
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  • Photographer and filmmaker Chris Felver presents his new book, Tending the Fire: Native Voices and Portraits, photographs of Native American writers, with a foreword by poet Simon J. Ortiz and an introduction by poet and novelist Linda Hogan, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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7 APRIL 2017 — friday

8 APRIL 2017 — saturday

    EAST:
  • Poetry reading with Amy Uyematsu, Basic Vocabulary, Brynn Saito, Power Made Us Swoon, and Lee Herrick, This Many Miles from Desire, Fresno Arts Council, 1245 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, 4:00 (559/237-9734, fresnoartscouncil.org)
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9 APRIL 2017 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by Martha Rhodes, The Thin Wall, and Bruce Willard, Violent Blues, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from editor@poetryflash.org, wheelchair accessible, Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965, dieselbookstore.com)
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10 APRIL 2017 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Celebrating the life of poet David Meltzer with a poetry reading by old friends and David's former students, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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11 APRIL 2017 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Boadiba and Rafael Jesus Gonzalez, curated by Jack Hirschman, North Beach Branch Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30 (415/522-8602, www.friendssfpl.org/events/tuesdays-at-north-beach.html)
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  • Lloyd Kahn, editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, a California publisher specializing in books on building and architecture, celebrates the release of his new book, Small Homes, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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    SOUTH:
  • Poetry Center San José's Well-RED Reading Series presents Los Angeles poet Yesika Salgado, open mic follows, Works/San José, 365 South Market Street, San Jose, $2, doors open 6:30, reading 7:00 (www.pcsj.org)
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12 APRIL 2017 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Reece Jones, Geography professor at the University of Hawaii in Manoa and author of Border Walls: Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India, and Israel, discusses his new book, Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move, with nonfiction writer Ingrid Contreras Rojas, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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13 APRIL 2017 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Clark Coolidge, Solution Passage, reads from his poetry and celebrates the release of his Selected Poems: 1962-1985, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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14 APRIL 2017 — friday

15 APRIL 2017 — saturday

16 APRIL 2017 — sunday

17 APRIL 2017 — monday

18 APRIL 2017 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Diego De Leo and Adrian Arias, curated by Jack Hirschman, North Beach Branch Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30 (415/522-8602, www.friendssfpl.org/events/tuesdays-at-north-beach.html)
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  • Artist, editor, graphic designer Barbara Alexandra Szerlip presents The Man Who Designed the Future: Norman Bel Geddes and the invention of Twentieth-Century America, on the life and work of Norman Bel Geddes, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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19 APRIL 2017 — wednesday

20 APRIL 2017 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Award-winning journalist and author Omar El Akkad reads from his acclaimed novel, American War, in conversation with fiction writer Micheline Aharonian Marcom, Three Apples Fell From Heaven, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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    NORTH:
  • Third Thursday Poetry & Jazz Improv Reading Series features Charlie Getter, hosted by blake more, reading begins with live jazz by local musicians and an open mic with jazz accompaniment, 215 Main Pub, 215 Main Street, Point Arena, free, 7:00 (707/884-9189, blake@snakelyone.com, www.facebook.com/215Main)
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  • Marin Poetry Center presents a poetry reading by April Ossman, Event Boundaries, and former Livermore Poet Laureate Connie Post, Floodwater, Lyrebird Award-winner from Glass Lyre Press, light refreshments, Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Street, San Rafael, $5 non-members/$3 members, students free, 7:30 (415/388-4033, events@marinpoetrycenter.org, marinpoetrycenter.org/events.php)
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21 APRIL 2017 — friday

22 APRIL 2017 — saturday

23 APRIL 2017 — sunday

24 APRIL 2017 — monday

25 APRIL 2017 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Oakland Noir, a new California noir quotient, crime fiction anthology from Akashic Books, celebrates their latest addition to the anthology with a reading of new stories by poet and fiction writer Kim Addonizio, Nick Petrulakis, Jamie DeWolf, and Joe Loya,moderated by and much more, moderated by noir novelist Eddie Muller, The Distance, and violinist, playwright, and poet Jerry Thompson, co-author of Black Artists in Oakland, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Barbara Paschke and Neeli Cherekovski, curated by Jack Hirschman, North Beach Branch Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30 (415/522-8602, www.friendssfpl.org/events/tuesdays-at-north-beach.html)
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26 APRIL 2017 — wednesday

27 APRIL 2017 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • David Shapiro reads from and celebrates his new poetry collection, In Memory of an Angel, packed with art history, architecture, literature, and Jewish identity themes, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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28 APRIL 2017 — friday

29 APRIL 2017 — saturday

30 APRIL 2017 — sunday


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