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21 OCTOBER 2019 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents a featured poetry reading by Georgette Howington, open mic before and after featured reading, hosted by Bruce Bagnell, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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  • The Poetry Center's Mazza Writer-in-Residence, playwright Peter Nachtrieb reads from a new play-in-progress, guests and friends join in conversation, Z Space, 450 Florida Street, at 17th Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00-9:00 (415/338-2227, poetry.sfsu.edu)
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22 OCTOBER 2019 — tuesday

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  • Gillian Conoley reads from her new collection, A Little More Red Sun On The Human: New and Selected Poems, Donna de la Perriére reads from her new collection, Works of Love and Terror, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com/bookstore)
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  • KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents co-authors Nolan Higdon and Mickey Huff reading from their new book, United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (And What We Can Do About It), a critique on how media gave rise to misinformation, intolerance, and divisiveness as well as how to combat it, proceeds support KPFA Radio, Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, $15, 7:30 (kpfa.org, brownpapertickets.com)
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23 OCTOBER 2019 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Under the Skylight, a new series in the Mission, features the revoluntionary poetry of Sarah Menefee, Martin Hickel, Lisbit Bailey, with music by Robert Carr and to be announced, plus surprises, Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, 7:30-9:30 (www.alleycatbookshop.com )
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24 OCTOBER 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Benedicte Maurseth reads from her new book, To Be Nothing: Conversation with Knut Hamre, Hardanger Fiddle Master, conversations between students and master musicians discussing learning, teaching, and the healing power of art, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com/bookstore)
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  • The Poetry Center's Mazza Writer-in-Residence for fall 2019, Peter Nachtrieb, leads a open playwriting workshop and conversation, The Poetry Center, Humanities 512, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00-9:00 (415/338-2227, poetry.sfsu.edu)
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    SOUTH:
  • CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS - Center For Literary Arts of San Josè presents Carmen Maria Machado reading from her award-winning short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, Linda Castillo conducts an onstage interview after the reading, book signing and sales, MACLA, 510 South 1st Street, San Jose, free, 7:00-10:00 (www.litart.org)
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25 OCTOBER 2019 — friday

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  • Mangalam Center's Mindful Art Gallery presents "The Joy of Being a Poet: Mindful Expression Through Poetry," fifteen selected poets read from their work, choses by a mindful panel and performing with mindful music, in conjunction with "The Hidden Heart of Freedom' exhibit, light snacks, free/donations welcome, Mangalam Center, 2018 Allston Way, Berkeley, 6:30-8:30 (www.eventbrite.com/e/the-joy-of-being-a-poet-tickets-77056587327)
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26 OCTOBER 2019 — saturday

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  • Saturday Night Special presents featured poets, hosted by Holly Hardy, three-minute maximum open mic on the theme of exploring boundaries between public and private, all creative work welcomed, must be twenty-one, Nick's Lounge, 3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, free but one drink minimum, 7:00-9:30 (510/652-6425, nickslounge.com)
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  • Marin Poetry Center reading by Deborah Landau, Soft Targets, director of the Creative Writing Program at New York University, and Matthew Zapruder, Sun Bear and Why Poetry, Tara Hall Pittman South Branch Berkeley Public Library, 1901 Russell Street, Berkeley, free, 4:00 (www.marinpoetrycenter.org)
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    NORTH:
  • Fariba Bogzaran of Lucid Art Foundation discusses the life and work of Inverness painter Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man on a Green Island, the first volume that reflects on his life and work, Point Reyes Books, 11315 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, free, 4:00 (415/663-1542, www.ptreyesbooks.com)
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27 OCTOBER 2019 — sunday

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  • CANCELED (BOOKSTORE CLOSED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE) - Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Barbara Berman, Currents, and poet and translator Zack Rogow, Irreverent Litanies, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, wheelchair accessible, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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  • Live Poets Society poetry reading features Thomas Stanton and David Rosenthal, plus open mic, hosted by Orinda/Lafayette Poet Laureate Amy Glynn, sponsored by Lamorinda Arts Council on the last Sunday of each month, Orinda Books, 276 Village Square, Orinda, free parking, 1:00 (Amy Glynn, amyglynn@pastemagazine.com)
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28 OCTOBER 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a featured poetry reading by Grace Marie Grafton, open mic before and after featured reading, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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29 OCTOBER 2019 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Novelist Jarett Kobek reads from Only Americans Burn in Hell, set in 2019, a billionaire philanthropist called Dennis is president and basic human rights are being stripped away—but everything is fine, City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com/bookstore)
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30 OCTOBER 2019 — wednesday

    NORTH:
  • Hand to Mouth/Words Spoken Out #104 presents Linda Watanabe McFerrin reading from her new multi-genre book, Navigating the Divide, poetry, essays, and fiction, with novelist Joanna Biggar, Melanie's Song, open mic follows, 5-minute maximum, refreshments, Rebound Bookstore, 1611 4th Street, San Rafael, 7:00-9:00 (reboundbookstore@aol.com)
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31 OCTOBER 2019 — thursday


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