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Susan Sibbet's "Great Blue": Nina Lindsay, Carolyn Miller, more

5 MARCH 2017 — sunday

Poetry Flash presents a reading for Susan Herron Sibbet's posthumously published poetry collection, Great Blue, with Terry Ehret, Steve Gilmartin, and the book's editors, Nina Lindsay, Carolyn Miller, and LeeAnn Pickrell, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from editor@poetryflash.org, wheelchair accessible, Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965, dieselbookstore.com)


MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Great Blue by Susan Herron Sibbet is a posthumous collection of poems, from Sixteen Rivers Press, across the three decades from her first published poems to her death in 2013. A founding member of Sixteen Rivers Press and a devoted participant in California Poets in the Schools as a teacher as well as turns as acting director and president of the board, she published one previous book of poems, No Easy Light, and several chapbooks. Her fictional memoir by Theodora Bosanquet, amanuensis to Henry James, The Constant Listener, was published in 2016. Susan Wooldridge says of No Easy Light, "What a gorgeous book of poems! Wide spaces and sprinkles of stars surround the most intimate details of life in kitchens and gardens…No Easy Light is a playful, brilliant song to life, with one woman's love the glowing circle around it all." The readers will be:

Terry Ehret is one of the founders of Sixteen Rivers Press. She has published four collections of poetry, most recently Night Sky Journey. Her awards include the National Poetry Series, California Book Award, Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, a nomination for the Northern California Book Award, and five Pushcart Prize nominations. From 2004-2006, she served as the poet laureate of Sonoma County.

Steve Gilmartin is the author of a chapbook of mistranslations of Emily Dickinson from the German, Comes Up to Face the Skies. His fiction and poetry have appeared in many print and online journals, including and/or, Big Bridge, Café Irreal, Concis, Drunken Boat, Eleven Eleven, Mad Hatters' Review, Otoliths, Rivet, and Unlikely Stories.

Nina Lindsay has published two books of poems with Sixteen Rivers Press, Today's Special Dish and her new collection Because. She's been awarded the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize. She is one of the three editors of Great Blue.

Carolyn Miller's new book of poems is Route 66 and Its Sorrows. She's published two previous collections with Sixteen Rivers Press, After Cocteau and Light, Moving. Her poems have been featured on Poetry Daily and The Writer's Almanac and anthologized in Garrison Keillor's Good Poems, American Places and elsewhere. She is one of the three editors of Great Blue.

LeeAnn Pickrell works as a freelance editor and writes poetry and prose. She is also the managing editor of Jung Journal: Culture & Psyche. Her work recently appeared in Eclectica Magazine's anthology of best poetry. Currently, she is working on a long essay about her experience in the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. She is one of the three editors of Great Blue.




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25 FEBRUARY 2020 — tuesday

    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 between fast food and black wealth in America, in conversation with Allyson Hobbs, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco, in partnership with MoAD and Green Apple Books, $20, members ten percent off, 7:00 (415/292-1200, www.jccsf.org)
  • John Sayles reads from his fifth novel, Yellow Earth, set in the aftermath of a shayle oil discovery under Yellow Earth, North Dakota, and the Three Nations Indian reservation; he is a screenwriter, actor, and director whose work includes Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nominees Passion Fish and Lone Star, and National Book Award and the National Critics' Circle Award-nominee Union Dues, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00 (www.moesbooks.com)
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  • The Write Spot: Jumpstart Workshop, participants write freely in response to a variety of prompts, facilitated by Marlene Cullen, drop-in, all writers welcome, all writing and conversations confidential, bring notebook and pen, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, 18+, $15 per workshop, 10:00-11:45 a.m. (www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.php)

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)
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  • 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

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  • 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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