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23 AUGUST 2017 — wednesday

24 AUGUST 2017 — thursday

  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by California Poet Laureate emeritus Al Young, poet and biographer Melba Joyce Boyd, poet M.L. Liebler, I Want to Be Once, and short story writer Brian Jabas Smith, Spent Saints & Other Stories, request ASL interpreters one week in advance at, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087,

25 AUGUST 2017 — friday

26 AUGUST 2017 — saturday

  • La Palabra Musical featuring Kim Shuck, Jennifer Barone, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Kirk Lumpkin, hosted by Avotcja Jiltonilro, Cesar E. Chavez Branch, Oakland Public Library, 3301 East 12th Street, Oakland, free, 3:00-5:00 (510/535-5620,
  • The 15th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival features readings by Tongo Eisen-Martin, Leticia Hernández-Linares, Cassandra Dallett, Tiff Dressen, Nancy Aidé González, Juba Kalamka, Marguerite Munoz, Greer Nakadegawa-Lee, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, René Vaz, Shelley Wong, and Milvia Street literary journal contributors Youssef Ahalla, Jalyce Fairley, Fungai Gora, Julian Mithra, and Julie Southworth, Invocation of the Muse by John Oliver Simon, hosted by Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Lifetime Achievement Awardee: Naomi Helena Quiñonez, co-directed by MK Chavez and Sharon Coleman, sponsored by the City of Berkeley and Berkeley City College, plus open mic, book fair, Berkeley City College Student Lounge, Fifth Floor, 2050 Center Street, downtown Berkeley, free, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 (,

27 AUGUST 2017 — sunday

  • Poetry Flash presents a celebration and launch reading for Heaven Was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip-hop and Beyond, with contributors Greil Marcus, Al Young, Melba Joyce Boyd, Brian Jabas Smith, George Moseman, Joel Martin, and Pat Thomas, with editor M.L. Liebler, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from, wheelchair accessible, Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965,

28 AUGUST 2017 — monday

  • Poetry Express presents reading by Georgette Howington; open reading follows, need a prompt for the open reading? "Long Hair," hosted by J.D., Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (,
  • Poetry reading by Sixteen Rivers Press poets Gillian Wegener and Erin Rodoni, hosted by Tim Kahl, Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th Street, Sacramento, 7:30 (

29 AUGUST 2017 — tuesday

  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Jennifer Barone and James Cagney, curated by Jack Hirschman, North Beach Branch Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30 (415/522-8602,

30 AUGUST 2017 — wednesday

31 AUGUST 2017 — thursday

  • The Holloway Series in Poetry presents the Annual Faculty Reading, featuring C.S. Giscombe, Robert Hass, Lyn Hejinian, Geoffrey G. O'Brien, and John Shoptaw, joined by giovanni singleton, this year's Holloway Lecturer in Poetry and Poetics, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall, Third Floor, University of California campus, Berkeley, free and open to the public, 6:30 (

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