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12 MAY 2019 — sunday

13 MAY 2019 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents a reading by John Garry, hosted by Jim Barnard, open mic, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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14 MAY 2019 — tuesday

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  • Poetry open mic, reading and music, San Francisco Public Library, Park Meeting Room, 1833 Page Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00-8:30 (sfpl.org)
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15 MAY 2019 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Novelist Saskia Vogel reads from Permission, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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16 MAY 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Speaking Axolotl, a latinx poetry reading series and open mic, every third Thursday, tonight's featured readers: Aideed Medina and poet/translator Hugo Garcia Manriquez, "The Chapel" at Nomadic Press, 111 Fairmount Avenue, Oakland, free, 8:00-10:00 (www.nomadicpress.org)
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  • A reading by novelist Namwali Serpell, The Old Drift, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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17 MAY 2019 — friday

18 MAY 2019 — saturday

19 MAY 2019 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by acclaimed poet and translator Willis Barnstone, Poets of the Bible, with his son and noted poet and translator Tony Barnstone, Pulp Fiction, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, wheelchair accessible, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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  • Second Sunday Poetry series presents a reading by Amanda Moore, Ken Haas, Janey Jennings, and Barb Reynolds, curated by Barb Reynolds, Britt-Marie's Restaurant, 1369 Solano Avenue, Albany, free, 3:30-5:00 (510/527-1314, brittmariesolano.com)
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20 MAY 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poets! Featured poets and open mic the first and third Monday of each month, Jerry Ferraz hosts two featured poets, open mic follows, Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, donation, 7:00-9:00 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Carla Williams-Namboodiri, open mic, hosted by Bruce Bagnell, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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21 MAY 2019 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Get-Lit #44-55 presents twelve to fifteen writers reading never-before-read material within a three-minute time limit, live music, beer made by Ale Industries on site, readers to be announced, Nomadic Press, 111 Fairmount Avenue Oakland, $10-15, 7:00-9:00 (www.nomadicpress.org)
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  • Max Porter reads from his new book, Lanny: a novel, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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    NORTH:
  • Memorial Tribute for the late poet Linda Gregg, featured readers include Robert Hass, Forrest Gander, Jane Hirshfield, Brenda Hillman, others will gather to read and speak about Linda Gregg, Garden Room, Edgehill Mansion, 75 Magnolia Avenue, San Rafael, free, RSVP required, 7:00 (www.marinpoetrycenter.org)
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22 MAY 2019 — wednesday

23 MAY 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry at Pegasus presents Matthew Cooperman, Aby Kaupang, Margaret Ronda, and Kristen George Bagadov, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:30 (510/525-6888, www.pegasusbookstore.com)
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24 MAY 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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25 MAY 2019 — saturday

26 MAY 2019 — sunday

27 MAY 2019 — monday

28 MAY 2019 — tuesday

29 MAY 2019 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Zephyr Omeira, hosted by Gary Turchin, open mic, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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30 MAY 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Jennifer Elise Foerster, Bright Raft in the Afterweather, and Chad Sweeney, Little Million Doors, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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  • Congresswoman Jackie Speier discusses her inspiring and powerful memoir Undaunted: Surviving Jonestown, Summoning Courage, and Fighting Back, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:30 (510/525-6888, www.pegasusbookstore.com)
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    NORTH:
  • Terry Ehret reads from her poetry, Grace Hudson Museum, open mic follows, Grace Hudson Museum, 431 South Main Street, Ukiah, 7:00
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31 MAY 2019 — friday


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