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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 (

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11 DECEMBER 2018 — tuesday

  • Poets Emily Yoon, A Cruelty Special to Our Species, Sam Sax, Bury It, and Monica Sok, Year Zero, read from their latest work, Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Avenue, San Franciso, free, 7:30 (415/742-5833,
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12 DECEMBER 2018 — wednesday

13 DECEMBER 2018 — thursday

  • Sara Mumolo and Caroline O'Connor Thomas read from their new poetry collections, Day Counter and Unusual Light Source, Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Avenue, San Franciso, free, 7:30 (415/742-5833,
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14 DECEMBER 2018 — friday

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17 DECEMBER 2018 — monday

  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Barbara West, open mic, hosted by Bruce Bagnell, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (
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18 DECEMBER 2018 — tuesday

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21 DECEMBER 2018 — friday

22 DECEMBER 2018 — saturday

  • Gearbox Poetry presents a reading by Judith Offer, Double Crossing, poems about Oakland, open mic follows, hosted by David Zeltzer, unfortunately this will be the last reading in this reading series, so come and celebrate the wonderful readings that have taken place there this year, Gearbox Gallery, 770 West Grand Avenue, Oakland, free, 2:00-4:00, open mic sign up starts 1:30 (
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23 DECEMBER 2018 — sunday

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27 DECEMBER 2018 — thursday

  • Celebrating an Evening with Al Young, a tribute to the acclaimed poet, writer, educator, and California Poet Laureate emeritus, hosted by Kim McMillon, Jack Foley, and San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck; a collaborative poem is being created especially for this celebration of Al Young, if you wish to add a line or two to this collective effort, please email your contribution to Jack Foley (; the poem begins with the line, "Al is great"; there are also plans to publish a chapbook in honor of Al, to contribute a poem, email Jack Foley, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, 6:00-7:30 (
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