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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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