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Maxine Hong Kingston

Maxine Hong Kingston, Al Young, Arlene Biala, Genny Lim, more

3 MAY 2017 — wednesday

SJSU Annual Legacy of Poetry Day celebrates Asian American poetry, featuring readings by an all-star cast of Bay Area-based Asian American poets, spoken-word artists, and musicians including poet, novelist, and memoirist Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior, To Be the Poet, Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Arlene Biala, her beckoning hands, California Poet Laureate emeritus Al Young, Something About the Blues , poet Barbara Jane Reyes, To Love as Aswang, Metro columnist and poet Gary Singh, Green Tea Ice Cream Stockings, poet Genny Lim, Child of War, accompanied by pianist Jon Jang, percussionist Jimmy Biala, saxophonist Francis Wong of the Pan-Asian Arkestra; San Jose spoken word artists and poets ASHA, Lorenz Dumuk, and Quyhn Nguyen, with musicians and founders of SJ Taiko, P.J. and Roy Hirabayashi, San Jose State University, Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, free, kick off at 5:00, main stage program 7:00 (408/924-8501, lpdsjsufest.com)




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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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