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Maya Khosla

Poetry Walk: Maya Khosla, Beth Spencer, Tongo Eisen-Martin, more

16 SEPTEMBER 2018 — sunday

The 23rd Annual Petaluma Poetry walk presents a full day of readings in a walk from venue to venue in downtown Petaluma: 11:00 a.m.: Fran Claggett-Holland, Moments with Madge: Lux Aeterna, Sonoma County Poet Laureate Maya Khosla, Unknown World on Fire, and Beth Spencer, The Cloud Museum, Hotel Petaluma Ballroom, 205 Kentucky Street; Noon: Sashana Kane Proctor, Cave of the Casting Bones, Chris Olander, River Light, Kate Peper, Dipped in Black Water (New Women's Voices #134), Bump City Bakery, 122 American Alley, B; 1:00: Donna L. Emerson, The Place of Our Meeting, Jackie Huss Hallerberg, Along Poetic Lines, Carolyn Miller Light, Moving, River Front Café, 224 B Street; 2:00: Avotcja With Every Step I Take, Rafael Jesús González, La musa lunática/The Lunatic Muse, and former Ukiah Poet Laureate Jabez (Bill) Churchill, North Bay Café, 25 Petaluma Blvd., South; 3:00: Jodi Hottel, Voyeur, Prartho Sereno, Indian Rope Trick, Andrena Zawinski, Landings, Copperfield's Bookstore, 140 Kentucky Street; 4:00: Dave Holt, Voyages to Ancestral Islands, Linda Noel, Where You First Saw the Eyes of Coyote, Kurt Schweigman, Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California, Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington Street; 5:00: Phyllis Meshulam, Land of My Father's War, and Sonoma County Poetry in the Schools students, Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, 20 Fourth Street; 6:00: Q.R. Hand, Jr., Whose Really Blues: New & Selected Poems, E.K. Keith, Ordinary Villians, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, and San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, Clouds Running In, 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 (www.petalumapoetrywalk.org)




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25 FEBRUARY 2020 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Marcia Chatelain, South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration, discusses her new book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, on the untold history between fast food and black wealth in America, in conversation with Allyson Hobbs, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco, in partnership with MoAD and Green Apple Books, $20, members ten percent off, 7:00 (415/292-1200, www.jccsf.org)
  • John Sayles reads from his fifth novel, Yellow Earth, set in the aftermath of a shayle oil discovery under Yellow Earth, North Dakota, and the Three Nations Indian reservation; he is a screenwriter, actor, and director whose work includes Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nominees Passion Fish and Lone Star, and National Book Award and the National Critics' Circle Award-nominee Union Dues, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00 (www.moesbooks.com)
    NORTH:
  • The Write Spot: Jumpstart Workshop, participants write freely in response to a variety of prompts, facilitated by Marlene Cullen, drop-in, all writers welcome, all writing and conversations confidential, bring notebook and pen, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, 18+, $15 per workshop, 10:00-11:45 a.m. (www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.php)

26 FEBRUARY 2020 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Marcia Chatelain, South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration, discusses her new book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, on the untold history of the relationship between fast food and black wealth in America, in conversation with Allyson Hobbs, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, in partnership with MoAD and Green Apple Books, JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco, $20/members ten percent off, 7:00 (415/292-1200, www.jccsf.org)
    NORTH:
  • The Write Spot: Jumpstart Workshop, participants write freely in response to a variety of prompts, facilitated by Lakin Khan, drop-in, all writers welcome, all writing and conversations confidential, bring notebook and pen, Copperfield's Books, 850 4th Street, San Rafael, 18+, $15 per workshop, 4:30-6:30 (www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.php)

27 FEBRUARY 2020 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a book launch reading celebrating The Collected Poetry and Prose of Lawrence Fixel, with the collection's editor Gerald Fleming, and poets Jack Marshall, Edward Mycue, Jo-Anne Rosen, and Patti Trimble, painter Stephanie Sanchez, photographer Mark Citret, psychotherapist Robert Cantor, and teacher Wendy Berkelman, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)

28 FEBRUARY 2020 — friday

29 FEBRUARY 2020 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Cafe Society presents Jenny Odell, multi-disciplinary artist, on her recent book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy, Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, 7:00-9:00 (www.kaleidoscopecoffee.com)
  • Saturday Night Special, An East Bay Open Mic, monthly literary reading series, bring on/off theme poems, stories, comedy sketches, songs, or dances, three-minute maximum, two featured readers to be announced, theme to be announced at the end of the January reading, hosted by Hollie Hardy and Tomas Moniz, last Saturday of every month, Nick's Lounge, 3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, 21+, free but one drink minimum, cash only, sign up 7:00, show 7:00-9:30 (510/652-NICK, www.nickslounge.com)

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