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3 NOVEMBER 2017 — friday

    NORTH:
  • Poetry Society of American returns for their national series "Air This Pain and Alter It: What Can Poetry Do?" to present Brian Turner, Here, Bullet, Brenda Hillman, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, and Atsuro Riley, Romey's Order, reading their own poems and those of others, PSA Executive Director Alice Quinn moderates discussion and Q&A, wine reception at 6:30 for pre-registered guests; registration recommended, adults and high school students only, Main Reading Room, Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, 7:00 (415/389-4292, www.millvalleylibrary.org)
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4 NOVEMBER 2017 — saturday

5 NOVEMBER 2017 — sunday

6 NOVEMBER 2017 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents reading by Charlie McCauley, open reading follows, hosted by Jan, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (PoetryExpress@gmail.com, poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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    SOUTH:
  • Poetry Center San José and Gordon Biersch present The San Jose Poetry Slam, featuring poetry by Tshaka Campbell, hosted by Mighty Mike McGee, doors open at 7:30; sign-up sheet to compete goes out at 7:30, cash prizes for first, second, and third place winners, admission $5; $10 if you're able (cash or credit), Gordon Biersch (event room next to patio), 33 East San Fernando Street, downtown San Jose, 8:00 (408/294-6785, www.pcsj.org)
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7 NOVEMBER 2017 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Lynne Barnes and Jessica Loos, 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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  • Barbara Jane Reyes reads from her new City Lights poetry book, Invocation to Daughters, prayers, psalms, and odes for Filipina girls and women, David Brazil will also read, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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8 NOVEMBER 2017 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry reading by Maxine Chernoff, Camera, and Gillian Conoley, Peace, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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  • The Holloway Series in Poetry presents a reading by Farid Matuk, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall, Third Floor, University of California campus, Berkeley, free and open to the public, 6:30 (hollowayreadingseries.wordpress.com)
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  • Facets of Spirituality, a poetry reading by Claudia Giselle Reet, Fill It A Heart Full, Deborah Dashow Ruth, Joyriding on an Updraft, and reader and event host Richard Silberg, The Horses: New and Selected Poems, refreshments, Temple Sinai, Albers Chapel, entrance is on Webster Street, just north of 28th Street beside the parking lot, "2808 Summit" is written above the door, several blocks east of Telegraph Avenue, no driving entry from Broadway, Oakland, free, 7:00 (Phil Rubin, 510/547-8080; www.oaklandsinai.org)
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    SOUTH:
  • The Not Yet Dead Poets Society presents an Open Poetry Reading to celebrate "El Noche de los Not Yet Muertos," The Main Gallery, 1018 Main Street, near the NW corner of Middlefield and Main, Redwood City, 7:00 (dalymuse@sonic.net)
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9 NOVEMBER 2017 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry reading with featured readers Gene Berson and Julie Rogers, plus open mic, hosted Jerry Ferraz, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, 7:00-9:00 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Susan Kolodny, Preserve, and Seattle poet Carolyne Wright, This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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10 NOVEMBER 2017 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • The Writing Salon presents Carolyne Wright, editor of Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace, joined by five Bay Area contributors for a poetry reading from the award-winning anthology including Judith Ayn Bernhard, Prisoners of Culture; poet Cathleen Calbert, The Afflicted Girls; fiction and nonfiction writer Laura Ruth Loomis, Lost in Translation; poet Kathleen McClung, Almost the Rowboat; and poet Andrena Zawinski, Landings, The Writing Salon, 2042 Balboa Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00-8:00 (510/982-6252, www.writingsalons.com/event/raising-lilly-ledbetter-anthology-reading)
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11 NOVEMBER 2017 — saturday

    EAST:
  • The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, in collaboration with Stories on Stage Sacramento, presents Janet Fitch, White Oleander, in conversation with Beth Ruyak on her new book, The Revolution of Marina M., the interview interspersed with dynamic readings from the book by a professional actor, Beaucoup Chapeaux performs Eastern European and Balkan Traditional folk songs, benefit for the Community of Writers, Russian sweet and vodka, a beneit for the Community of Writers, The Auditorium at CLARA, 1425 24th Street, between 24th and 25th, from N Street to O Street, midtown Sacramento, advance tickets $30/$15 students, at the door, $35/$18 students, 7:00 (530/470-8440, communityofwriters.org)
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12 NOVEMBER 2017 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • "Three on a Match": The New and Improved Reading Series featuring poet Paul Fericano, The Hollywoood Catechism; writer Don Skiles, Rain After Midnight; and poet Phyllis Klein, hosted by klipschutz, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, 2:00 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by Jack Marshall, Fugitive in Full View, and Gerald Fleming, One, wheelchair accessible, East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel), 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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  • David Meltzer Memorial Tribute for the late, beloved poet associated with both the Beat Generation and the San Francisco Renaissance (1937-2016), with Clark Coolidge, Diane di Prima, recorded message from Lawrence Ferlinghetti, George Herms, Jack Hirschman, Marina Lazarra, Michael McClure, Julie Rogers, Jerome Rothenberg, and Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, emcee Garrett Caples, opening by Steve Dickison, co-sponsored by The Poetry Center and City Lights Books, refreshments, Humanities Auditorium, HUM 133, San Francisco State University campus, 1600 Holloway Avenue, entrance near Tapia Drive, just off Holloway, San Francisco, free and open to the public, 3:00-5:00 (415/338-2227, poetry.sfsu.edu)
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13 NOVEMBER 2017 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express feature to be announced, open reading follows, hosted by Jim, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (PoetryExpress@gmail.com, poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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  • Reading of poetry and poetry in translation by Willis Barnstone, Poets of the Bible, and his son, Tony Barnstone, Tongue of War, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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14 NOVEMBER 2017 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry at the Albany Library presents "Fall Into Haiku," a reading and autumn haiku open mic with a featured reading by Andrew O. Dugas, whose work has appeared in Acorn, Wild Plum, Mayfly, The Heron's Nest, Bones Journal, and A Hundred Gourds; also reading will be Jeanne Lupton, em>but then you danced, tanka, and Amos White, author, producer, and activist known for his western interpretations of Japanese haiku, hosted by Catherine Taylor, Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Avenue, Albany, free, 7:00-9:00 (510/526-3720, albanylibrary.wordpress.com)
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  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Rosemary Manno and Clif Ross, 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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  • Café Society presents Elizabeth Rosner, Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labryrinth of Memory, in conversation with The News Hour's Elizabeth Farnsworth, Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, free street parking on Railroad Avenue, 7:00-8:30 (www.caesociety.coffee)
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  • Poetry reading by Seattle poet and editor Carolyne Wright and poet Andrena Zawinski, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, 7:00-8:30 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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15 NOVEMBER 2017 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Lyrics and Dirges monthly reading series features emerging writers to highlight the diverse literary community of the Bay Area, this event celebrates "All Ages of Humankind" with readings by poet Lee Herric, poet Ingrid Keir, poet Sherry Wilson, Moroccan American Latino poet Youssef Alaoui, story writer nancy Au, and prose writer Jon Sindell, hosted by Mk Chavez, Sharon Coleman, and Lark Omura, this is their last reading of 2017, with complimentary refreshments and bookstore cats, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (www.pegasusbookstore.com)
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  • East Bay book launch and reading by Hilton Obenzinger from his new poetry collection, Treyf Pesach, (Unkosher Passover), wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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  • SMC MA in Creative Writing presents Gabrielle Selz, Distinguished Visitng Writer in Creative Nonfiction, author of Unstill Life; she is currently writing the biography of the artist, Sam Francis, De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, St. Mary's College campus, Moraga, 7:30 (www.stmarys-ca.edu/mfa-in-creative-writing)
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16 NOVEMBER 2017 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by Randall Mann, Proprietary, and Barbara Jane Reyes, Invocation to Daughters, wheelchair accessible, East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel), 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 7:30 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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    NORTH:
  • Third Thursday Poetry & Jazz Improv Reading Series features Dan Wormhouldt, hosted by blake more, reading begins with live jazz by local musicians and an open mic with jazz improve, 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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    SOUTH:
  • The Eighth Annual Morton Marcus Poetry Reading features Dorianne Laux, The Book of Men, and the announcement of Elizabeth Dutton as the winner of the 2017 Morton Marcus Poetry Contest, judged by Ellen Bass; Elizabeth Dutton will also read her winning poem, book sales, signing, and reception to follow, University of California, Santa Cruz, Humanities Lecture Hall 206, Cowell College, UCSC campus, 5:30 (directions: ihr.ucsc.edu/directions)
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17 NOVEMBER 2017 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • The Holloway Series in Poetry presents a reading by Black Took Collective, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall, Third Floor, University of California campus, Berkeley, free and open to the public, 4:00 (hollowayreadingseries.wordpress.com)
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  • SMC MA in Creative Writing presents a literary evening and conversation with poet Christopher Sindt, System and Population, followed by book signing and Q&A, Pro Arts Gallery, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, 6:00-8:00 (www.stmarys-ca.edu/mfa-in-creative-writing)
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    EAST:
  • The Other Voice presents a poetry reading by Traci Gourdine, Ringing in the Wild, and Dr. Andy Jones, Poet Laureate of Davis and host of "Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour" on KDVS radio, followed by open mic for two poems or five-minutes, in the Library, Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road, Davis, 7:30 (www.facebook.com/PoetryReadingAndWorkshop)
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18 NOVEMBER 2017 — saturday

19 NOVEMBER 2017 — sunday

20 NOVEMBER 2017 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents reading by Phyllis Meshulam, Land of My Father's War, open reading follows, hosted by Bruce, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (PoetryExpress@gmail.com, poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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  • Poetry reading with featured readers David Volpendesta and Barbara Paschke, plus open mic, hosted Jerry Ferraz, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, 7:30-9:30 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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21 NOVEMBER 2017 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Avotcja and David Hathwell, 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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22 NOVEMBER 2017 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Celebration for poet Latif Harris, Barter Within the Bark of Trees, Bodhisattva's Busted Truth, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, 7:30-9:30 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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23 NOVEMBER 2017 — thursday

24 NOVEMBER 2017 — friday

25 NOVEMBER 2017 — saturday

26 NOVEMBER 2017 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Walker Talks! A literary discussion by Walker Brents III, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, 2:30-4:00, (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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27 NOVEMBER 2017 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents reading by Elizabeth Alford, open reading follows, hosted by J.D., Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (PoetryExpress@gmail.com, poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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28 NOVEMBER 2017 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Gail Mitchell and Michael Koch, 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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29 NOVEMBER 2017 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • SMC MFA in Creative Writing Open House and Happy Hour, meet the faculty and learn about the application process, De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, St. Mary's College campus, Moraga, 6:00-7:30 (www.stmarys-ca.edu/mfa-in-creative-writing)
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  • SMC MFA in Creative Writing Graduate Student Reading and Potluck featuring students Ryan Jones, Emily Ratto, Amy George, and David Zumwalt, the reading is curated and hosted by a committee of Creative Writing grad students, De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, St. Mary's College campus, Moraga, free and open to the public, 7:45-9:30 (www.stmarys-ca.edu/mfa-in-creative-writing)
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    EAST:
  • Sacramento Poetry Center presents its Annual Fundraising Party at the home of Mimi and Burnett Miller, poetry by Indigo Moor, music by CSUS Vocal Jazz Ensemble, followed by raffle and silent auction, 1224 40th Street, Sacramento, $40 per person and $30 for members, pay at door, 6:00-8:00 (916/240-1897, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com)
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30 NOVEMBER 2017 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Dan Gerber, Particles: New & Selected Poems, and Joseph Stroud, Of This World: New and Selected Poems, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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