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Juan Felipe Herrera

Legacy of Poetry: Juan Felipe Herrera with Alan Soldofsky

9 APRIL 2018 — monday

2018 SJSU Legacy of Poetry Festival: Poetry of Migration and Disapora poetry reading and conversation with former U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, in conversation with Alan Soldofsky, poet and SJSU Director of Creative Writing, Steinbeck Center, Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Rooms225/229, 150 E. San Fernando Street, San Jose, free, 7:00-8:00 (www.legacyofpoetry.com)




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Northern California

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15 SEPTEMBER 2019 — sunday

    NORTH:
  • The 24th Annual Petaluma Poetry walk presents a full day of readings in a walk from venue to venue in downtown Petaluma: 11:00 a.m.: Barbara Swift Brauer, Rain, Like a Thief, Sonoma County Poet Laureate Maya Khosla, All the Fires of Wind and Light, and Camille Norton, A Folio for the Dark, Hotel Petaluma Ballroom, 205 Kentucky Street at Washington; Noon: Terri Glass, Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, Martin Hickel, and Erin Rodini, Body, in Good Light, The Bank, 199 Petaluma Blvd. North; 1:00: Diane Frank, Canon for Bears and Ponderosa Pines, poet and translator William Greenwood, and Jeanne Powell, River Front Café, 224 B Street; 2:00: Arnoldo García, Poets Against War & Racism, and Nina Serrano, poet and KPFA producer/host, North Bay Café, 25 Petaluma Blvd., South; 3:00: Poet and fiction writer Maxine Chernoff, Camera, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Forrest Gander, Be With, Copperfield's Bookstore, 140 Kentucky Street; 4:00: Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California anthology reading, with co-editors and contributors Lucille Lang Day, Ruth Nolan, and contributors Susan Cohen, Jack Foley, and Barbara Quick, Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington Street; 5:00: Phyllis Meshulam, Land of My Father's War, presents students from California Poets in the Schools (CalPoets) and Poetry Out Loud, with bilingual poetry in English and Spanish and other languages, Petaluma Historical Museum, 20 Fourth Street; 6:00: Raphael Block, Strings of Shining Silence: Earth Silence: Earth-Love Poems, former Marin County Poet Laureate Albert Flynn DeSilver, Letters to Early Street, poet and visual artist Maureen Hurley, poet, translator, visual artist Michael Koch, Street Theology, and Gail Mitchell, Bone Songs, Aqus Café, Foundry Wharf, 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.-8:00 (707/347-9793, www.petalumapoetrywalk.org)
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16 SEPTEMBER 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a poetry reading by poet and KPFA radio host Dennis J. Bernstein, hosted by Bruce Bagnell, open mic before and after featured reading, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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    EAST:
  • Writers On the Air (WOA), a Sacramento spoken word and word artists community that supports and encourages all writers, presents an open mic, five to seven-minutes, after each reading there will be a short positive critique on request, hosted by Todd Boyd, Creekside Cafè, 1750 Oaks Drive #170, Sacramento, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (www.meetup.com/Writers-On-the-Air)
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17 SEPTEMBER 2019 — tuesday

18 SEPTEMBER 2019 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Lyrics and Dirges monthly reading series features emerging writers to highlight the diverse literary community in the Bay Area, hosted by MK Chavez and Sharon Coleman, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:30 (510/649-1320, pegasusbookstore.com)
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19 SEPTEMBER 2019 — thursday

    NORTH:
  • Marin Poetry Center reading by Irish poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama and Matthew Siegel, Blood Work, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, free, 7:00 (www.marinpoetrycenter.org)
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    SOUTH:
  • Live Lit: Poetry and Story Open Mic series, every Thursday, hosted by Santa Clara Country Poet Laureate Mighty Mike McGee, open to the public, bring stories, poetry, rants, raves, and missives, Caffe Frascati, 315 South First Street, San Jose, free, sign up at 7:00, open mic 7:30 (www.pcsj.org)
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  • Poetry Center San Jose presents Third Thursdays at Willow Glen Library, featuring a poetry reading by Ruth G. Mota, Willow Glen Library, 1157 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, free and open to the public, 7:00 (408/808-3045, 408/266-1361, www.pcsj.org)
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20 SEPTEMBER 2019 — friday

21 SEPTEMBER 2019 — saturday

22 SEPTEMBER 2019 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by poet and translator Jeffrey Thomas Leong, Wild Geese Sorrow: The Chinese Wall Inscriptions at Angel Island, and poet Brian Komei Dempster, Topaz, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, wheelchair accessible, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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23 SEPTEMBER 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a poetry reading by Sandra Anfang, hosted by Gary Turchin, open mic before and after featured reading, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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    EAST:
  • Writers On the Air (WOA), a Sacramento spoken word and word artists community that supports and encourages all writers, presents an open mic, five to seven-minutes, after each reading there will be a short positive critique on request, hosted by Todd Boyd, Creekside Cafè, 1750 Oaks Drive #170, Sacramento, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (www.meetup.com/Writers-On-the-Air)
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24 SEPTEMBER 2019 — tuesday

    NORTH:
  • Isabella Tree, award-winning British author, travel writer, and manager of The Knepp Wildland Project, presents her new book, Wilding: Returning Nature to Our Farm, Point Reyes Books, 11315 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, free, 7:00 (415/663-1542, www.ptreyesbooks.com)
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25 SEPTEMBER 2019 — wednesday

26 SEPTEMBER 2019 — thursday

    SOUTH:
  • Live Lit: Poetry and Story Open Mic series, every Thursday, hosted by Santa Clara Country Poet Laureate Mighty Mike McGee, open to the public, bring stories, poetry, rants, raves, and missives, Caffe Frascati, 315 South First Street, San Jose, free, sign up at 7:00, open mic 7:30 (www.pcsj.org)
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27 SEPTEMBER 2019 — friday

28 SEPTEMBER 2019 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Saturday Night Special presents featured poets, hosted by Holly Hardy, three-minute maximum open mic on the theme of exploring boundaries between public and private, all creative work welcomed, must be twenty-one, Nick's Lounge, 3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, free but one drink minimum, 7:00-9:30 (510/652-6425, nickslounge.com)
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29 SEPTEMBER 2019 — sunday

30 SEPTEMBER 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a Maverick Night writing prompt open mic, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
    event page
    EAST:
  • Writers On the Air (WOA), a Sacramento spoken word and word artists community that supports and encourages all writers, presents an open mic, five to seven-minutes, after each reading there will be a short positive critique on request, hosted by Todd Boyd, Creekside Cafè, 1750 Oaks Drive #170, Sacramento, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (www.meetup.com/Writers-On-the-Air)
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