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23 FEBRUARY 2021 — tuesday

  • Jack Foley, along with Nina Serrano, Jovelyn Richards, and Jennifer Stone, hosts Cover to Cover, a radio show celebrating poetry and prose of all sorts, Tuesdays on KPFA in Berkeley, free, online, 2:00 pm PST (For more information:
  • Cobalt Poets presents a reading featuring poet Trish Hopkinson, open mic to follow, free, online via Zoom, 7:30 pm PST (Zoom link here:
  • The Museum of the African Diaspora, in conjunction with Litquake, celebrates the launch of Raceless: In Search of Family, Identity and the Truth About Where I Belong by journalist Georgina Lawton, in conversation with journalist and model Jess Cole, free, with a pay-what-you-can option, online, 12:00-1:00 pm PST (Register to attend: :
  • Join Poetic License Sonoma every fourth Tuesday for an evening of poetry readings featuring the nine poets that make up Poetic License Sonoma, Susanne Arrhenius, Jeffrey Bartfeld, Joseph Cutler, Paul DeMarco, Kusum Irene Jain, Leo McCloskey, Steve Trenam, Judith Vaughn, and Jaime Zukowski, this reading featuring special guest Prartho Sereno, Poet Laureate emeritus of Marin County, emceed by Joe Cutler, free, with additional donations welcome, 7:00 pm PST (Register to attend:

24 FEBRUARY 2021 — wednesday

  • City Lights Books presents a discussion of music critic Daphne A. Brooks' latest book, Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound, an examination of Black women in music and how these figures, despite their popularity, are often overlooked and placed on the outskirts of the music industry, in conversation with Ann Powers, music critic and correspondent for NPR, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PST (RSVP to attend:

25 FEBRUARY 2021 — thursday

  • The Center for Literary Arts of San Jose presents a reading and discussion of Trust Exercise, by novelist Susan Choi, winner of the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, in conversation with Noelle Brada-Williams, founder of the journal Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies, free, online, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Mechanics' Institute presents a reading and discussion of In the Company of Men, a novel by Véronique Tadjo, which uses real accounts of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa within the story, in conversation with memoirist Faith Adiele, co-sponsored by Museum of the African Diaspora, free for members, $5-$10 for nonmembers, online, Noon PST (Register to attend:
  • City Lights Books presents a reading of new work with novelists Lidia Yuknavich, reading from Verge: Stories, and Lance Olsen, reading from My Red Heaven, free, online, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:

26 FEBRUARY 2021 — friday

  • Small Press Traffic presents the High Dawn Reading Series, this month featuring readings from Stephon Lawrence, artist and writer, and Muriel Leung, poet and author of Bone Confetti, introduced by poet Angie Sijun Lou, with music performed by Beast Nest, a performing project by Sharmi Basu, free, online, 6:00-7:00 pm PST (RSVP to attend:

27 FEBRUARY 2021 — saturday

28 FEBRUARY 2021 — sunday

  • Poetry Flash presents a virtual poetry reading by Nathalie Anderson, Stain, and Terry Tierney, The Poet's Garage, online via Zoom, free, 3:00 pm PST (Register to attend: please click here; you will receive an email with a link to join the reading)

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