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Athena Kashyap and Arisa White

26 APRIL 2012 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Athena Kashyap, Crossing Black Waters, and Arisa White, Hurrah's Nest, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com; wheelchair accessible, ASL interpreters for the deaf and hearing impaired may be requested a week in advance by email, editor@poetryflash.org)

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Athena Kashyap's first book of poems is Crossing Black Waters; the late Stacy Doris says, "In Crossing Black Waters, Athena Kashyap offers us poetically sensitive, tensile works on politically sensitive, tense topics. These poems are important for their themes of rarely discussed Indian history and immigrant experience, as well as for their artistically investigative approach and awareness." She is well published in literary journals and widely anthologized in the U.S. and the U.K.
Arisa White's first book of poems is Hurrah's Nest. Tyehimba Jess says, "Arisa White's poems allow us to bear witness alongside her to the sound and vision of a family desperately searching for itself inside its wounds, afflictions and brief triumphs. It is a requiem for her loved ones, 'polished until it's opal.' So polished that it's not hard to see our own faces, our own families speaking back to us through each unflinching mirror that she holds up to herself and her kin in the guise of poetry." A Cave Canem fellow, she is the author of two chapbooks, Disposition for Shininess and Post Pardon and is also author of the recently produced play Frigidare. Her poetry is featured on the recording WORD with the Jessica Jones Quartet.




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25 APRIL 2018 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reads from Loaded: A Disarming History o the Second Amendent, on the persistence of our national gun crisis, hosted by Joanna Manqueros, St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, $15 at door/$12 advance, 7:30 (800-838-3006, https://kpfa.org/event/roxanne-dunbar-ortiz, brownpapertickets.com)
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26 APRIL 2018 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Yang Huang reads from her short story collection My Old Faithful, winner of the 2017 Juniper Prize, Mrs. Dalloway's Literary & Garden Arts, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:30 (510/704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com)
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  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Maw Shein Win, Invisible Gifts, and Arisa White, You're the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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27 APRIL 2018 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry reading by Amanda Nadelberg, Songs from a Mountain, David Lau, and Emily Liebowitz, National Park, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 (www.moesbooks.com)
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  • In celebration of Poets in the Schools, Richmond's Three Poet Laureates introduce the winners of the Richmond Writes Competition, this year the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission challenged students to write on the subject of change, Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, 7:00 (www.cafesociety.coffee/events)
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    NORTH:
  • National Book Award-winning author Richard Powers reads from and discusses his new novel, The Overstory, called "beyond special" by environmentalist Bill McKibben, Benicia Public Library, 150 East L Street, Benicia, free and open to the public, 7:00 (707/746-4340, www.benicialibrary.org)
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28 APRIL 2018 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • The fourth annual Bay Area Book Festival is one of the West Coast's premier celebrations of writers, readers and the written world; nearly 500 authors and exhibitors-from around the world come together for the two-day event with tens of thousands of book enthusiasts in Berkeley for presentations, panels, keynotes, films, performances, participatory activities, exhibits, and a lively outdoor fair; visit local publisher exhibits including Manic D Press, Aunt Lute Books, many others; literary programs range from science fiction, history, mysteries, memoir, poetry, food writing, children's literature and more, with special tracks this year on women, Native storytelling and youth literature; literary sessions take place in venues throughout the downtown area and on outdoor stages, downtown Berkeley, events range from free to $15, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 (www.baybookfest.org)
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  • Georgeanne Brennan presents Windows on Provence: Musings on the Food, Wine, and Culture of the South of France, Mrs. Dalloway's Literary & Garden Arts, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley; to reserve your seat, purchase a copy of Windows on Provence speak to a bookseller, 3:00 (510/704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com)
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  • Artists' Television Access and San Francisco Public Library present a collection of short films from the 1960s including Richard O. Moore's USA Poetry: Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the program also features films by Alan Kondo and Stuart O'Brien, Latino Hispanic Room, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, 11:00 a.m. (www.sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1031608401)
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  • A new stage play adaptation of Persian twelfth century Sufi poet Attar's poem The Conference of the Birds, adapted and translated by poet and translator Sholeh Wolpé and directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone, a new translation by Sholeh Wolpé of The Conference of the Birds has just been published by Norton, Inferno Theatre, 1635 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley, $12, 8:00 (www.infernotheatre.org)
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    NORTH:
  • A group reading by women poets whose work appears in editor Katherine Hastings's anthology Know Me Here: An Anthology of Poetry by Women, The Sitting Room Library, 2025 Curtis Drive, Penngrove, free, 2:00 (www.sittingroom.org)
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29 APRIL 2018 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • The fourth annual Bay Area Book Festival is one of the West Coast's premier celebrations of writers, readers and the written world; nearly 500 authors and exhibitors-from around the world come together for the two-day event with tens of thousands of book enthusiasts in Berkeley for presentations, panels, keynotes, films, performances, participatory activities, exhibits, and a lively outdoor fair; visit local publisher exhibits including Manic D Press, Aunt Lute Books, many others; literary programs range from science fiction, history, mysteries, memoir, poetry, food writing, children's literature and more, with special tracks this year on women, Native storytelling and youth literature; literary sessions take place in venues throughout the downtown area and on outdoor stages, downtown Berkeley, events range from free to $15, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 (www.baybookfest.org)
    event page
  • A new stage play adaptation of Persian twelfth century Sufi poet Attar's poem The Conference of the Birds, adapted and translated by poet and translator Sholeh Wolpé and directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone, a new translation by Sholeh Wolpé of The Conference of the Birds has just been published by Norton, Inferno Theatre, 1635 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley, $12, 8:00 (www.infernotheatre.org)
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30 APRIL 2018 — monday


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