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Poetry Walk: Gregory Mahrer, Erin Rodoni, Gillian Wegener, more

17 SEPTEMBER 2017 — sunday

The 22nd Annual Petaluma Poetry Walk presents a full-day of readings in a walk from venue to venue in downtown Petaluma: 11:00 a.m.: Gregory Mahrer, A Provisional Map of the Lost Continent, Erin Rodoni, Body, in Good Light, and former Modesto poet laureate Gillian Wegener, This Sweet Haphazard, Seed Bank, 199 Petaluma Blvd. North, at Washington; Noon: Beatriz Lagos, The Great Petaluma Mill, Gwynn O'Gara, Snake Woman Poems, Bill Vartnaw, Postcards, Riverfront Art Gallery, 132 Petaluma Blvd. North; 1:00: Geri Digiorno, Rosetta Mary, Gregory W. Randall, A Cartography of Selves, Tom Sharp, Spectacles: A Sampler of Poems and Prose, Cultivate, 5 Petaluma Blvd., South, suite D; 2:00: wandering poet-printer-yogi, Richard Denner a.k.a. Jampa Dorje, potter and writer of epics, Daniel Michael McKenzie, translator and poet, Pat Nolan, North Bay Cafe, 25 Petaluma Blvd, South; 3:00: Terry Ehret, Night Sky, Sonoma County Poet Laureate Iris Jamahl Dunkle, There's a Ghost in this Machine of Air, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street; 4:00: Celebration of poet David Bro mige (1933-2009) and his poems, The Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington Street; 5:00: Sandra Anfang, Looking Glass Heart, Katherine Hastings, Shakespear & Stein Walk Into a Bar, Maya R. Khosla, Song of the Forest After Fire, Petaluma Historical Museum, 20 4th Street; 6:00: Raphael Block, Strings of Shining Silence: Earth-Love Poems, guitarist David Field, Ed Coletti, The Problem with Breathing, musician Justin Coletti, poet and prose writer David Madgalene, bass player Steve Shain, composer and multi-instrumentalist Kirk Charles Heydt, harpist and singer/songwriter Susan T. Mashlyama, Aqus Café, Foundry Whart, 189 H Street (this venue is far from the other venues, prepare for a longer walk or drive to this one); Petaluma, free, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 (petalumapoetrywalk.org)




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Northern California

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16 AUGUST 2018 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • You're Going to Die: Poetry, Prose, and Everything Goes, come and wear mor-tality on your sleeve, all open mic, five minutes, get there early to perform, The Lost Church, 65 Capp Street, San Francisco, $10, get tickets online or at the door, doors open 7:30, show 8:00-10:30 (510/525-7777, www.ticketfly.com)
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    NORTH:
  • Marlene Cullen's Writer's Forum presents author Christine Falcon-Daigle, This is What I Know, on the subject of "Writing as a Tool for Transformation," how to best shape experiences into stories that will heal both the storyteller and the reader, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, free, 6:30-8:30 (www.thewritespot.us/forum.php)
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17 AUGUST 2018 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry reading by Barbara Tomash, PRE-, Jennifer Firestone, Story, and Joseph Lease, The Body Ghost, Alley Cat Books & Gallery, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, 7:00 (415/824-1761, in-fo@alleycatbookshop.com)
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18 AUGUST 2018 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • The Richmond Poets Laureate (there are more than one) present a reading of poetry followed by a round table discussion moderated by Richmond Poet Laureate Rob Lipton, featuring a panel of Bay Area poets including Rene Vaz, Berkeley Poet Laureate Rafael Jesús González, Amos White, Alison Luterman, and Fred Dodsworth, Bridge Storage and ArtSpace, 23 Maine Avenue, Richmond, free, 5:00-6:30 (RSVP: political-poetry-discussion.eventbrite.com)
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19 AUGUST 2018 — sunday

    SOUTH:
  • Poetry Santa Cruz presents Poet/Speak Open Reading, an all open reading, meets every third Sunday, Santa Cruz Library, upstairs Training Room, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz, 2:00-4:00 (www.poetrysantacruz.org)
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20 AUGUST 2018 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a reading by poet Judy Bebelaar, open mic, hosted by Bruce Bagnell, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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21 AUGUST 2018 — tuesday

22 AUGUST 2018 — wednesday

23 AUGUST 2018 — thursday

24 AUGUST 2018 — friday

25 AUGUST 2018 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry reading by Jeannette DesBoine aka JD, prolific poet, creative writing coach, and reporter, open mic follows, hosted by David Zeltzer, meets every fourth Saturday of every month, Gearbox Gallery, 770 West Grand Avenue, Oak-land, 2:00-4:00, open mic sign up starts 1:30 (dzeltzer@acm.org, www.gearboxgallery.com)
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  • Poetry reading by Alison Luterman, Desire Zoo, The Dream Institute of Northern California, 1672 University Avenue, Berkeley, 3:00-4:30 (www.dream-institute.org)
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26 AUGUST 2018 — sunday

27 AUGUST 2018 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Clive Matson, open mic, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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28 AUGUST 2018 — tuesday

29 AUGUST 2018 — wednesday

30 AUGUST 2018 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Joseph Lease, The Body Ghost, Donna de la Perrière, Night Calendar, and Natasha Sajé, Vivarium, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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  • The International Hotel Eviction Commemoration (on August 4) remembered the night in 1977 when seniors were evicted from the original hotel and protests took place over the destruction of the last vestige of San Francisco's once pros-pering Manilatown; that historic event foretold the San Francisco housing cri-sis; the event featured the opening of an exhibit of I Hotel "Family Portraits," Au-gust 2-30, historic black and white photographs by photographer Steven C. Wil-son; this is the last day to see that historic photo exhibit; International Hotel Ma-nilatown Center, 868 Kearny Street, between Washington Street and Jackson Street, San Francisco, 4:00-6:00 (415/291-0175, manilatown.org)
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31 AUGUST 2018 — friday


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