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28 JANUARY 2019 — monday

  • 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 (
  • 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 (
  • 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,

29 JANUARY 2019 — tuesday

  • 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,
  • East Bay Booksellers welcomes author Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore to discuss her lastest book, Sketchtasy, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, free, 7:00 (

30 JANUARY 2019 — wednesday

  • 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,,

31 JANUARY 2019 — thursday

  • 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,
  • 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,

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