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22 SEPTEMBER 2017 — friday

  • The New Talkies, live film narration by Jaime Cortez, Tongo-Eisen-Martin, Douglas Kearney, Nicole McJamerson, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, Konrad Steiner, Jennifer Tamayo, Anuj Vaidya, and Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal,
  • Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today presents a reading by Jocelyn Saidenberg and Robert Glück, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, BAMPFA admission free for UC Berkeley students, 6:00 (510/642-0808,,
  • A poetry reading by British poet Clive Wilmer, from Urban Pastorals, his sequence of prose poems about the England of the poet's childhood, and ideas of John Ruskin, paradise, and the ideal society, limited seating, Holton Studio Frame-Makers, 2100 Fifth Street, at Addison, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/450-0350,

23 SEPTEMBER 2017 — saturday

24 SEPTEMBER 2017 — sunday

25 SEPTEMBER 2017 — monday

  • Poetry Express presents reading by Dave Holt, open reading follows, need a prompt for the open reading? "Outer Limits," hosted by J.D., Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (,

26 SEPTEMBER 2017 — tuesday

  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Kristina Brown and Stephen Kessler, curated by Jack Hirschman, North Beach Branch Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30 (415/522-8602,
  • Poet Matthew Zapruder in conversation with Oscar Villalon, managing editor of ZYZZYVA literary journal, celebrating the release of Why Poetry, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193,

27 SEPTEMBER 2017 — wednesday

  • An evening with celebrated poet Yrsa Daley-Ward reading from Bone, a poignant collection of autobiographical poems about the heart, life, and inner self, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:30 (510/649-1320,
  • Josh Weil reads from his new novel, The Age of Perpetual Light, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193,

28 SEPTEMBER 2017 — thursday

  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Thomas Centolella, Almost Human, and Susan Gubernat, The Zoo at Night, request ASL interpreters one week in advance at, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087,
  • The SFSU Poetry Center presents a poetry reading and conversation with Camille T. Dungy, Trophic Cascade, and Javier Zamora, Unaccompanied, The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/338-2227,
  • Celebrating the release of Heaven is All Goodbyes, the much-awaited second book by Tongo Eisen-Martin, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:30 (510/649-1320,
  • Zoe Quinn discusses Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193,

29 SEPTEMBER 2017 — friday

30 SEPTEMBER 2017 — saturday

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