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4 OCTOBER 2018 — thursday

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  • Poetry Flash presents a Watershed Environmental Festival Kick Off reading by Ann Fisher-Wirth, Mississippi and The Ecopoetry Anthology, a past featured reader at Watershed, and Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Interrupted Geographies, who is reading at the Strawberry Creek Walk and the Watershed Festival on October 13, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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5 OCTOBER 2018 — friday

6 OCTOBER 2018 — saturday

7 OCTOBER 2018 — sunday

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  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by Terese Svoboda, Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet, with Heather June Gibbons, Her Mouth as Souvenir, wheelchair accessible, East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel), 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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8 OCTOBER 2018 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Saswati Das, open mic, hosted by Jim Barnard, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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9 OCTOBER 2018 — tuesday

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  • Humble Pie magazine presents a reading by Joseph Lease, The Body Ghost, with Writing and Literature students Kevin Hatch and Chess McWilliams, A2 Café, California College of Arts campus, Oakland, 8:00-10:00 (www.facebook.com/events/312271936020565)
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10 OCTOBER 2018 — wednesday

11 OCTOBER 2018 — thursday

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  • The Irish Studies Program presents a poetry reading by Paul Muldoon, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley, free and open to the public, 6:00 (hollowayreadingseries.wordpress.com)
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12 OCTOBER 2018 — friday

13 OCTOBER 2018 — saturday

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  • Poetry reading by Susan Cohen and Martin Hiemstra, followed by an open mic, hosted by Jeanne Lupton every second Saturday monthly, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru Street, Alameda, 7:00 (510/523-6957, www.frankbettecenter.org)
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  • Strawberry Creek Walk, part of the Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, poetry, talk, and easy walk along beautiful Strawberry Creek through UC Berkeley and its underground path, in a culvert, through downtown Berkeley to the Watershed Festival at Civic Center Park, led by Nevada City poet/eco-educator Chris Olander, with poetry readings by Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Joan Gelfand, Maya Khosla, eco-dance by Sharon Coleman in the eucalyptus grove, and commentary by a naturalist; presented by Poetry Flash and the Ecology Center, 100 Thousand Poets for Change event, meet in the Cypress Grove, often called the Redwood Grove (southeast corner of Oxford at Center, near the sculpture of the World Globe as you enter the UC campus) free, 10:00 a.m. (510/525-5476, info@poetryflash.org)
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  • 23rd Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival, "Stand Up for the Earth" with dynamic readings of over thirty poets and writers, including Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman reading from her newest, Extra Hidden Life, among the Days, Forrest Gander, Be With, and featuring the launch of Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, a new anthology edited by Lucille Lang Day and Ruth Nolan, more featured poets and speakers to be announced; California Poets in the Schools students reading led by poet-teacher Maureen Hurley; We Are Nature Open Mic, (to read, enter drawing at noon); Richard Silberg and Kirk Lumpkin emcee, music; River Village exhibits include Scarlet Tanager Books, Sixteen Rivers Press, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal; Pegasus Downtown book tent with books for sale and signing; 100 Thousand Poets for Change event, sponsored by Poetry Flash, Ecology Center, Pegasus Books Downtown, Moe's Books; wheelchair accessible, Civic Center Park, Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and Center Street, downtown Berkeley, noon-4:30 (510/525-5476; to table or exhibit, e-mail: info@poetryflash.org)
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14 OCTOBER 2018 — sunday

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  • Litquake reading, "Women Poets of North Beach," featuring Sharon Doubiago, Jennifer Barone, Agneta Falk-Hirschman, Rosemary Manno, Kristina Brown, Jessica Loo, Caffe Trieste, 601 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, 6:00 (www.litquake.org)
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  • Litquake reading for the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, 2:00-3:30 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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15 OCTOBER 2018 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Constance Mastores, open mic, hosted by Bruce Bagnell, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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  • San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck and Lee Slonimsky read their poetry, open mic follows, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, 7:00-9:00 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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16 OCTOBER 2018 — tuesday

17 OCTOBER 2018 — wednesday

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  • Dutch poet, playwright, actor, and children's author Jaap Robben in a discussion with Jeroen Dewulf and reading from his award-winning novel, You Have Me to Love, an unforgettable story about lost childhood innocence, isolation, guilt and mother-son relationships, to reserve your seat, purchase a copy of the book by speaking to a bookseller or ordering via website, Mrs. Dalloway's Literary & Garden Arts, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, reserved seating, 7:30 (510/704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com)
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18 OCTOBER 2018 — thursday

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  • The Holloway Series and the English Department present a poetry reading by Tom Pickard, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall, University of California, Berkeley, free and open to the public, 6:30 (hollowayreadingseries.wordpress.com)
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19 OCTOBER 2018 — friday

20 OCTOBER 2018 — saturday

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  • Litquake Lit Crawl reading, "Birds of Paradise, Feather Press: Phase 2," featuring San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, Jennifer Barone, Raina J. León, Saeeda Hafiz, Sarah Kobrinsky, hosted by Ingrid Keir, Wildhawk, 19th Street, San Francisco, 6:30 (www.litquake.org)
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21 OCTOBER 2018 — sunday

22 OCTOBER 2018 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Andrew J. Thomas, open mic, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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23 OCTOBER 2018 — tuesday

24 OCTOBER 2018 — wednesday

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  • American biographer, literary, art and film critic Jeffrey Meyers presents Resurrections: Authors, Heroes, and a Spy, portraits of writers and artists including Ian Watt, Paul Theroux, James Salter, and Anthony Blunt, to reserve your seat, purchase a copy of the book by speaking to a bookseller or ordering via website, Mrs. Dalloway's Literary & Garden Arts, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, reserved seating, 7:30 (510/704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com)
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25 OCTOBER 2018 — thursday

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  • Pulitzer Prize journalist Fox Butterfield, author of China: Alive in the Bitter Sea which one the National Book Award, presents In My Father's House: A New View of How Crime Runs in the Family, a path breaking examination of our huge crime and incarceration problem that looks at the influence of the family, specifically one Oregon family with a generations-long legacy of lawlessness; to reserve your seat, purchase a copy of the book by speaking to a bookseller or ordering via website, Mrs. Dalloway's Literary & Garden Arts, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, reserved seating, 7:30 (510/704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com)
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26 OCTOBER 2018 — friday

27 OCTOBER 2018 — saturday

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  • Leif Enger celebrates the publication of his new novel, Virgil Wander, there will be a special screening of Cinema Paradiso in connection with the reading and signing, buy your tickets, with or without book, through Eventbrite or at Mrs. Dalloway's Literary & Garden Arts, additional copies of the book and Peace Like a River will be for sale at the event, Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, 2966 College Avenue, Berkeley, tickets on Eventbrite, 11:00 a.m. (510/704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com, www.eventbrite.com/e/mrs-dalloways-hosts-leif-enger-tickets-48929794332)
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28 OCTOBER 2018 — sunday

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  • Poetry Flash presents a celebration for America, We Call Your Name, the new Sixteen Rivers anthology, with an all-star contributors reading by Susan Griffin, Forrest Hamer, Chiyuma Elliott, Dawn McGuire, Matthew Zapruder, Peter Dale Scott, and Don Stang, wheelchair accessible, East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel), 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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29 OCTOBER 2018 — monday

30 OCTOBER 2018 — tuesday

31 OCTOBER 2018 — wednesday


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