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22 JANUARY 2019 — tuesday

23 JANUARY 2019 — wednesday

24 JANUARY 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a reading from the new anthology, Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, with co-editor Lucille Lang Day and contributors Marcia Falk, Ben Gucciardi, Tiffany Higgins, and Jeanne Wagner, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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  • Let's Talk About Sex is a monthly discussion about sex—the good, bad, and gray areas—community members are encouraged, but not required, to listen, share poetry, short stories, essays, music, and spoken word related to the themes of sex, intimacy, and trauma, The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster Street at 22nd Street, Oakland, free, 7:00 (https://oaklandoctopus.org)
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  • Left Margin Lit has opened enrollment for the "Writing 'Truthful' Fiction" workshop with instructor Lauren Markham, every Thursday from January 24-March 14 (no class on February 7 and 14), designed to help writers bring stories to life and learn what elements bring the writing alive, registration required, Left Margin Lit, 1543 Shattuck Avenue, Suite B, Berkeley, $355, 7:00-9:00 (www.leftmarginlit.org)
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  • Immigration lawyer J.J. Mulligan Sepulveda presents the new book No Human is Illegal: An Attorney on the Frontlines of the Immigration War along with conversation with Attorney Holly Cooper, co-sponsored by the California Historical Society, Fourth Floor Meeting Room, Mechanics' Institute Library, 57 Post Street, San Francisco, $5/free for members of Mechanics' Institute and Calfiornia Historical Society, 6:30 (415/393-0100, www.milibrary.org)
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25 JANUARY 2019 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • The Nomadic Press Open Mic presents six open-mic slots filled on a first-come, first-serve basis with to-be-announced music and features curated and emceed by Rene Vaz, fourth Friday of every month, Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Avenue, $10 sliding scale, sign up list opens 7:00 sharp, 7:00-9:00 (www.nomadicpress.org)
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26 JANUARY 2019 — saturday

    EAST:
  • Writers on the Air Open Mic features the theme, "Favorite True/(Almost) True Stories," host and featured artist is Todd Boyd, and featuring special guests Kim Edwards, Frederick Foote, Lynette Blumhardt, Karen Durham, and Gena Barton, Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th Street, Sacramento, free, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 (916/240-1897, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com/2019/01/)
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27 JANUARY 2019 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Screening of Lifelines and Deadlines, a documentary film on Chana Bloch, includes a reading of her final poems, physician and co-creator Dr. Lonny Shavelson speaks; Chana Bloch was an internationally acclaimed poet and beloved Village member who died in 2017, the film shows Chana reading poems about her four-year ordeal with cancer and discussing her creative approaches, the DVD will be available for purchase, open to all, Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, free, must call or email to RSVP, (<510-204-9200, info@ashbyvillage.org, www.ashbyvillage.org)
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  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by James M. LeCuyer, from his new collection of short stories, Duck Lessons, and poet Devreaux Baker, Hungry Ghosts, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, wheelchair accessible, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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    NORTH:
  • A reading to celebrate the anthology Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, co-edited by Lucille Lang Day, who will host read, and featuring contributors Iris Jamahi Dunkle, Terri Glass, Tobey Hiller, Stephanie Noble, and Patti Trimble, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, 4:00 (www.bookpassage.com)
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28 JANUARY 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Rose Mark and Larry Beresord, open mic, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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  • The Octopus Literary Salon hosts a weekly open mic with Alexander McAlister, sign up online or just show up, The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster Street at 22nd Street, Oakland, free, 6:30 (oaklandoctopus.org)
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    EAST:
  • Joshua McKinney in a poetry reading from his new book, Small Sillion, hosted by Tim Kahl, Sacramento Poetry Center,1719 25th Street, Sacramento, free, 7:30 (916/240-1897, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com.org)
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29 JANUARY 2019 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Novelist, media theorist, professor, and documentarian Douglas Rushkoff, Team Human, discusses his new book, a manifesto of his thoughts on anti-human machinery and what aspects of society nurture humanity, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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  • East Bay Booksellers welcomes author Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore to discuss her lastest book, Sketchtasy, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, free, 7:00 (https://www.ebbooksellers.com/event/mattilda-bernstein-sycamore-sketchtasy)
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30 JANUARY 2019 — wednesday

    NORTH:
  • Hand to Mouth/ WORDS SPOKEN OUT #101 presents a reading by Yvonne Postelle, Family Matter and Margaret Stawowy, plus open mic, Rebound Bookstore, 1611 4th Street, San Rafael, free event but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (415/482-0550, reboundbooksore@aol.com, www.reboundbookstore.com)
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31 JANUARY 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Novelist Tom Barbash reads from The Dakota WintersFourth Floor Meeting Room, Mechanics' Institute Library, 57 Post Street, San Francisco, $5/free for members of Mechanics' Institute, 6:30 (415/393-0100, www.milibrary.org)
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  • Writer and poet Tosh Berman, son of a famed Beat artist, Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman's World, in conversation with the Executive Director of Pro Arts Gallery, Natalia Mount, and Filmmaker/screenwriter Roman Coppola, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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