San Francisco Public Library presents The Presidio Poetry Series, with readings highlighting local poets, writers, and musicians, featuring poets Jessica Loos and Neeli Cherkovski, recipient of the PEN Josephine Miles National Award and author of ABC's, Presidio Meeting Room in the Presidio Branch Library, 3150 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, free, 2:00-3:00 pm PST (More information here: sfpl.org/events/2023/11/18/author-jessica-loos-and-neeli-cherkovski)
Point Reyes Books presents writer and editor Susan Ito, celebrating her new memoir, I Would Meet You Anywhere, in conversation with Eirinie Carson, program coordinator at Mesa Refuge and author of The Dead are Gods, Dance Palace, 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, free, 2:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.ptreyesbooks.com/event/susan-ito-and-eirinie-carson)
Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Anders Carlson-Wee, Disease of Kings, and Marin County Poet Laureate, Francesca Bell, What Small Sound, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, two blocks north of Ashby BART, refreshments, free, 3:00 pm PST (poetryflash.org).
Join acclaimed poet Sally Love Saunders, Sally's Casserole, in an online reading, bring a poem of your own to read or come to listen to others, hosted by John Rowe, Bay Area Poets Coalition, online via Zoom, free, 11:00 am PDT (Email: email@example.com for Zoom information; more information here: www.sallylovesaunders.org)
City Lights Books presents novelist and poet Gail Scott, Permanent Revolution, shortlisted for the Le Grand Prix du livre de Montreal, reading from her new collection, Furniture Music, in conversation with poet and playwright Camille Roy, Sherwood Forest, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)
Cobalt Gallery presents Poetry at the Cobalt, a new reading series to be held on the last Sunday of the month, featuring poets Mary Rose Kaczorowski and Jamie Armstrong, followed by an open mic, five minutes per reader, Cobalt Gallery, 430 Main Street, Fort Bragg, free, 4:00-6:00 pm PST (For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Medicine for Nightmares presents the Odd Verse open mic, a justice-oriented open mic every final Sunday of the month, aimed at amplifying voices of underrepresented communities and calls to collective action for justice and liberation, come for an evening of powerful poetry, art, and community, Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, sign-ups at 5:00 pm, reading 4:30-7:00 pm PST (More information here: medicinefornightmares.com/events)
Cobalt Poets presents a reading with featured poet and novelist Lana Hechtman Ayers, When All Else Fails, followed by an open mic, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PST (Register to attend: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)
Lyrics and Dirges, a monthly reading series featuring a variety of prominent and emerging poets, hosted by poets MK Chavez, Dear Animal, and Sharon Coleman, Paris Blinks, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 pm PST (More information here: www.pegasusbookstore.com/event)
City Lights Books presents Oscar Peñaranda, poet, activist, and founding member of the Filipino American National Historical Society, for an evening of storytelling and literary pyrotechnics, featuring a reading from Peñaranda's latest book, Follower of the Seasons, joined by Shirley Ancheta, Joaquin Tuason Cruz, and Jason Bayani, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)
Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Raffi Del Bourgo, A Tune Both Familiar and Strange, forthcoming, and David Watts, Katy Bridge, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, two blocks north of Ashby BART, refreshments, free, 7:00 pm PST (poetryflash.org).