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27 JANUARY 2019 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Screening of Lifelines and Deadlines, a documentary film on Chana Bloch, includes a reading of her final poems, physician and co-creator Dr. Lonny Shavelson speaks; Chana Bloch was an internationally acclaimed poet and beloved Village member who died in 2017, the film shows Chana reading poems about her four-year ordeal with cancer and discussing her creative approaches, the DVD will be available for purchase, open to all, Epworth United Methodist Church, 1953 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, free, must call or email to RSVP, (<510-204-9200, info@ashbyvillage.org, www.ashbyvillage.org)
  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by James M. LeCuyer, from his new collection of short stories, Duck Lessons, and poet Devreaux Baker, Hungry Ghosts, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, wheelchair accessible, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
    NORTH:
  • A reading to celebrate the anthology Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, co-edited by Lucille Lang Day, who will host read, and featuring contributors Iris Jamahi Dunkle, Terri Glass, Tobey Hiller, Stephanie Noble, and Patti Trimble, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, 4:00 (www.bookpassage.com)

28 JANUARY 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Rose Mark and Larry Beresord, open mic, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
  • The Octopus Literary Salon hosts a weekly open mic with Alexander McAlister, sign up online or just show up, The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster Street at 22nd Street, Oakland, free, 6:30 (oaklandoctopus.org)
    EAST:
  • Joshua McKinney in a poetry reading from his new book, Small Sillion, hosted by Tim Kahl, Sacramento Poetry Center,1719 25th Street, Sacramento, free, 7:30 (916/240-1897, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com.org)

29 JANUARY 2019 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Novelist, media theorist, professor, and documentarian Douglas Rushkoff, Team Human, discusses his new book, a manifesto of his thoughts on anti-human machinery and what aspects of society nurture humanity, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
  • East Bay Booksellers welcomes author Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore to discuss her lastest book, Sketchtasy, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, free, 7:00 (https://www.ebbooksellers.com/event/mattilda-bernstein-sycamore-sketchtasy)

30 JANUARY 2019 — wednesday

    NORTH:
  • Hand to Mouth/ WORDS SPOKEN OUT #101 presents a reading by Yvonne Postelle, Family Matter and Margaret Stawowy, plus open mic, Rebound Bookstore, 1611 4th Street, San Rafael, free event but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (415/482-0550, reboundbooksore@aol.com, www.reboundbookstore.com)

31 JANUARY 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Novelist Tom Barbash reads from The Dakota WintersFourth Floor Meeting Room, Mechanics' Institute Library, 57 Post Street, San Francisco, $5/free for members of Mechanics' Institute, 6:30 (415/393-0100, www.milibrary.org)
  • Writer and poet Tosh Berman, son of a famed Beat artist, Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman's World, in conversation with the Executive Director of Pro Arts Gallery, Natalia Mount, and Filmmaker/screenwriter Roman Coppola, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)

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