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Oakland Book Festival

21 MAY 2017 — sunday

The Oakland Book Festival is a one-day, annual literary event dedicated to books, ideas, and the pleasures of literacy, aiming to serve the reading public, to encourage debate, and celebrate the City of Oakland while presenting more than ninety writers; City Hall hearing rooms host panels in which journalists, fiction writers, poets, editors, critics, and memoirists discuss challenges of gentrification, cosmopolitan, diversity, tolerance, conflict, education, more, audience participation is encouraged; live performances for all ages as well as a dedicated children's area featuring readings hosted by the Oakland Public Library, book-making projects sponsored by Oakland's Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA), and interactive programs courtesy of Fairyland, book vendors and publishers exhibit [Visit our booth! Come see the latest books on pop culture from Manic D Press and pick up Poetry Flash poem bookmarks, find out more about the Northern California Book Awards!], Oakland City Hall and Frank Ogawa Plaza, downtown Oakland, free, 10:30 a.m.-6:00 (www.oaklandbookfestival.org)




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29 MAY 2017 — monday

30 MAY 2017 — tuesday

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  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Virginia Barrett and Q.R. Hand, curated by Jack Hirschman, North Beach Branch Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30 (415/522-8602, www.friendssfpl.org/events/tuesdays-at-north-beach.html)
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31 MAY 2017 — wednesday


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