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Beast Crawl: Leg 1

2 SEPTEMBER 2017 — saturday

Beast Crawl: Leg 1 presents "Bay Area Generations" reading by Tongo Eisen-Martin and Avotcja, Anna Avery and Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Nahid Fattahi and Andrew O. Dugas, host Amos White, Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue; "Pandemonium Press: A Wicked Presence" reading by Rafael Jesús González, James Cagney, John Oliver Simon, host Leila Rae, Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster Street; "Word Performances" readings by Delores Churchill, Alvin Orloff, Todd Siegel, Cybele Zufolo, Cee Reiss, host Cybele Zufolo Siegel, The Punchdown Wine Bar, 1737 Broadway; Milvia Street/Poetry Flash readings, Milvia Street: Art and Literary Journal reading by Lisa Jacquline Graves, Nichelle Pete, Anna-Marie Ross, host Sharon Coleman, followed by Poetry Flash reading by Sharon Coleman, Tiffany Higgins, Richard Silberg, host Joyce Jenkins, E.M. Wolfman Bookstore, 410 13th Street; "Kay DeMartini Presents: Exposed!" reading by Doug Cordell and Allison Landa, host Kay DeMartini, Oakland Complex, 420 14th Street; Scarlet Tanager Books: Writing That Soars reading by Richard Michael Levine, Kurt Schweigman, Judy Wells, Andrena Zawinski, host Lucille Lang Day, Sweet Bar Bakery, 2355 Broadway Avenue; Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review/"St. Mary's College: Get to Know Your MFA's" readings, Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review reading by Heather June Gibbons, Margaret Spilman, Danielle Truppi, host Keith Donnell Jr., followed by "St. Mary's College: Get to Know Your MFA's" reading by Sheila Davies Sumner, Robert Andrew Perez, Ani Tascian, Meg Hurtado Bloom, host Kelsay Elizabeth Myers, Kingston 11, 2772 Telegraph Avenue; East Bey Review: This is the Epicenter 2 reading by Michael Sakoda, Abe Becker, Marléne Zadig, Rebecca Chekouras, Zephir O'Meara, Christina Gardner, host Krista Varela, The Golden Bull, 412 14th Street; Nomatic Press: Resist reading by Sonya Renee Taylor, Denise Jolly, Vanessa Rochelle Lewis, Casandra Dallett, Joyce Lee, Azuah, Nazelah L. Jamison, Awaken Café, 1429 Broadway Avenue; Red Light Lit reading by Riss Rosado, Lara Coley, Christine No, Kristina Ten, Miah Jeffra, host Jennifer Lewis, Era Art Bar, 19 Grand Avenue; "Kundiman: Rise & Split" reading by Cathy Linh Che, Chris Santiago, Grace Jahng Lee, Emily Yamauchi, host Mg Roberts, Bel Poblador, Oaklandish, 1444 Broadway Avenue; "Poetry Express"/Poets Reading the News readings by "Poetry Express" reading by Gary Turchin, Elizabeth Alford, host Bruce Bagnell, followed by Poets Reading the News reading by Arisa White, Moira Roth, Jenna Spagnolo, Elle Aviv Newton, hosts Elle Aviv Newton and Jenna Spagnolo, Itani Ramen, 1736 Telegraph Avenue; "Turtle Island to Abya Yala" reading by Nizhoni Ellenwood, Tria Blu Wakpa, Naomi Quiñonez, Hablo Rodriquez-Williams, Maya Chinchilla, host Moon Flower, Creative Growth Arts Center, 355 24th Street, all in downtown Oakland, free, 5:00-6:00 (415/706-9128, beastcrawl.weebly.com)




Daily Listings

Northern California

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24 JUNE 2018 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Kim Addonizio, Mortal Trash, Donna Masini, 4:30 Movie, and Brittany Perham, Double Portrait, wheelchair accessible, East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel), 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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25 JUNE 2018 — monday

    NORTH:
  • Join Marlene Cullen and Susan Bono's Jumpstart, a writing workshop that meets Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings, where creative prompts are used to inspire writing, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, $15 per workshop, 6:30-8:30 (www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.php/)
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26 JUNE 2018 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Novelist Glen David Gold discusses his new memoir, I Will Be Complete, with ZYZZYVA managing editor Oscar Villalon, City Light Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=3215)
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  • Friends of the San Francisco Public Library present "Tuesdays at North Beach," a weekly poetry series celebrating internationally acclaimed poets and showcasing local talent, hosted by Friends' Poet-in-Residence Jack Hirschman, this week features David Volpendesta and Dan Katz, North Beach Public Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:30-8:00 (Byron Spooner, 415/626-7500, sfpl.org)
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    NORTH:
  • Join Marlene Cullen and Susan Bono's Jumpstart, a writing workshop that meets Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings, where creative prompts are used to inspire writing, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, $15 per workshop, 10:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.php)
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27 JUNE 2018 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Veronica Scott Esposito The Doubles, Charlie Jane Anders All the Birds in the Sky, and Craig Santos Perez From Unincorporated Territory discuss the very lively, very angry collection of work from forty novelists, essayists, poets, and artists, Who Will Speak for America, City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, san Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=3216)
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  • An evening with novelist Porochista Khakpour reading from her new book, Sick: A Memoir, with novelist Esmé Weijun Wang, The Border of Paradise, The Bindery, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, free, bar opens 7:00, event 7:30 (www.booksmith.com/event/bindery-porochista-khakpour-sick)
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28 JUNE 2018 — thursday

29 JUNE 2018 — friday

    EAST:
  • The Art of Storytelling and Poetry presents a performance evening with the theme "Taking Stock," The Avid Reader, 1945 Broadway, Sacramento, free, 7:00-8:30 (www.avidreaderonbroadway.com)
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30 JUNE 2018 — saturday


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