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Connie Post

Connie Post and Zara Raab

16 JANUARY 2014 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a book launch reading by Connie Post, Floodwater, and Zara Raab, reading from Rumpelstiltskin, or What's in a Name, a finalist for the Dana Award, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from editor@poetryflash.org, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)

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Connie Post's new book of poems is Floodwater. Ellen Bass says, "Connie Post writes 'there are lost fish swimming at our feet' and indeed these poems are filled with the losses of a lifetime. Yet time and again, Connie has the courage to reach for healing.… "Floodwater is a brave book full of lyric moments." She was Livermore's first Poet Laureate (2005-2009), creating two popular reading series during her term. Winner of the 2009 Caesura Poetry Award, she was short-listed for the Comstock Review's Muriel Craft Bailey Award five times.
Zara Raab's new book of poems is Fracas & Asylum. Jean Nordhaus says of it, "Her language is playful, even mischievous at times, always surprising and original. In her formal daring and thematic breadth, Raab bears witness to much that is broken and awry in the world and labors in her poetry towards a restoration of wholeness." Her first two collections are The Book of Gretel and Swimming the Eel. Her chapbook, a finalist for the Dana Award, Rumpelstiltskin, or What's in a Name, has just been published, and that is what she'll be reading from at this event. Her essays and reviews are widely published; she's also contributing editor to Redwood Coast Review and Poetry Flash.




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26 FEBRUARY 2020 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Marcia Chatelain, South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration, discusses her new book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, on the untold history of the relationship between fast food and black wealth in America, in conversation with Allyson Hobbs, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, in partnership with MoAD and Green Apple Books, JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco, $20/members ten percent off, 7:00 (415/292-1200, www.jccsf.org)
    NORTH:
  • The Write Spot: Jumpstart Workshop, participants write freely in response to a variety of prompts, facilitated by Lakin Khan, drop-in, all writers welcome, all writing and conversations confidential, bring notebook and pen, Copperfield's Books, 850 4th Street, San Rafael, 18+, $15 per workshop, 4:30-6:30 (www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.php)

27 FEBRUARY 2020 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a book launch reading celebrating The Collected Poetry and Prose of Lawrence Fixel, with the collection's editor Gerald Fleming, and poets Jack Marshall, Edward Mycue, Jo-Anne Rosen, and Patti Trimble, painter Stephanie Sanchez, photographer Mark Citret, psychotherapist Robert Cantor, and teacher Wendy Berkelman, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)

28 FEBRUARY 2020 — friday

29 FEBRUARY 2020 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Cafe Society presents Jenny Odell, multi-disciplinary artist, on her recent book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, 7:00-9:00 (www.kaleidoscopecoffee.com)
  • Saturday Night Special, An East Bay Open Mic, monthly literary reading series, bring on/off theme poems, stories, comedy sketches, songs, or dances, three-minute maximum, two featured readers to be announced, theme to be announced at the end of the January reading, hosted by Hollie Hardy and Tomas Moniz, last Saturday of every month, Nick's Lounge, 3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, 21+, free but one drink minimum, cash only, sign up 7:00, show 7:00-9:30 (510/652-NICK, www.nickslounge.com)

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