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Ann Pelletier

Dan Bellm and Ann Pelletier

25 MAY 2017 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Dan Bellm, Deep Well, and Ann Pelletier, Letter That Never, request ASL interpreters one week in advance at editor@poetryflash.org, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)


MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Dan Bellm's new book of poems is Deep Well. Alicia Ostriker says, "With a touch on the keys of language as light as the air we breathe, Dan Bellm traces his mother's death, and abides her continuing presence…Deep Well is a book of the purest poetry I have read in a long time. I am grateful for it." He's published three previous collections, including Practice, which won the 2009 California Book Award. He's also a translator, whose books include Speaking in Song by Mexican poet Pura López Colomé, Description of a Flash of Cobalt Blue by Mexican poet Jorge Esquinca, and The Song of the Dead by French poet Pierre Reverdy. His honors include a prize from the Cleveland State University Poetry Center and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council.
Ann Pelletier's debut full-length book of poems is Letter That Never. Carol Snow says, "With each of these 'imagined autobiographies'—unnamed, evocative, formally inventive—Ann Pelletier seeks, seeks to offer, a haunting solace at the edge of forgetting and being forgotten." Raised in upstate New York; Madrid, Spain; and New Hampshire, she has been published in The Antioch Review, New American Writing, Volt, and elsewhere.




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Northern California

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17 NOVEMBER 2017 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • The Holloway Series in Poetry presents a reading by Black Took Collective, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall, Third Floor, University of California campus, Berkeley, free and open to the public, 4:00 (hollowayreadingseries.wordpress.com)
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  • SMC MA in Creative Writing presents a literary evening and conversation with poet Christopher Sindt, System and Population, followed by book signing and Q&A, Pro Arts Gallery, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, 6:00-8:00 (www.stmarys-ca.edu/mfa-in-creative-writing)
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    EAST:
  • The Other Voice presents a poetry reading by Traci Gourdine, Ringing in the Wild, and Dr. Andy Jones, Poet Laureate of Davis and host of "Dr. Andy's Poetry and Technology Hour" on KDVS radio, followed by open mic for two poems or five-minutes, in the Library, Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road, Davis, 7:30 (www.facebook.com/PoetryReadingAndWorkshop)
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18 NOVEMBER 2017 — saturday

19 NOVEMBER 2017 — sunday

20 NOVEMBER 2017 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents reading by Phyllis Meshulam, Land of My Father's War, open reading follows, hosted by Bruce, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (PoetryExpress@gmail.com, poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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  • Poetry reading with featured readers David Volpendesta and Barbara Paschke, plus open mic, hosted Jerry Ferraz, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, 7:30-9:30 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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21 NOVEMBER 2017 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Avotcja and David Hathwell, 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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22 NOVEMBER 2017 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Celebration for poet Latif Harris, Barter Within the Bark of Trees, Bodhisattva's Busted Truth, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, 7:30-9:30 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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23 NOVEMBER 2017 — thursday

24 NOVEMBER 2017 — friday

25 NOVEMBER 2017 — saturday

26 NOVEMBER 2017 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Walker Talks! A literary discussion by Walker Brents III, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, 2:30-4:00, (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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27 NOVEMBER 2017 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents reading by Elizabeth Alford, open reading follows, hosted by J.D., Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (PoetryExpress@gmail.com, poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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28 NOVEMBER 2017 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Gail Mitchell and Michael Koch, 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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29 NOVEMBER 2017 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • SMC MFA in Creative Writing Open House and Happy Hour, meet the faculty and learn about the application process, De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, St. Mary's College campus, Moraga, 6:00-7:30 (www.stmarys-ca.edu/mfa-in-creative-writing)
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  • SMC MFA in Creative Writing Graduate Student Reading and Potluck featuring students Ryan Jones, Emily Ratto, Amy George, and David Zumwalt, the reading is curated and hosted by a committee of Creative Writing grad students, De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, St. Mary's College campus, Moraga, free and open to the public, 7:45-9:30 (www.stmarys-ca.edu/mfa-in-creative-writing)
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    EAST:
  • Sacramento Poetry Center presents its Annual Fundraising Party at the home of Mimi and Burnett Miller, poetry by Indigo Moor, music by CSUS Vocal Jazz Ensemble, followed by raffle and silent auction, 1224 40th Street, Sacramento, $40 per person and $30 for members, pay at door, 6:00-8:00 (916/240-1897, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com)
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30 NOVEMBER 2017 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Dan Gerber, Particles: New & Selected Poems, and Joseph Stroud, Of This World: New and Selected Poems, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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