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25 AUGUST 2020 — tuesday

  • Join a diverse community of poets at Berkeley City College in Sharon Coleman's Poetry Writing class, all levels, exploring surrealist poetics and games, Engl 91A, 92A, 93A, 94, online, this is the first day of a sixteen-week semester for about $150, Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm PDT (Sign up in advance at ; for more information and how to bypass the pre-rec, email
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz presents presents Dan Pfeiffer—White House Communications Director under President Obama (2009-2013), Senior Advisor to the President (2013-2015), and co-host of Pod Save America—discussing his book, Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again, with Santa Cruz County Supervisor Zach Friend, ticketed, online, 7:00 pm PDT (To buy tickets:

26 AUGUST 2020 — wednesday

27 AUGUST 2020 — thursday

  • Bookshop Santa Cruz presents neuroscientist David Eagleman discussing his new book on neuroplasticity, Livewired, free, online, 7:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • The Museum of African Diaspora hosts Open Mic Night with featured reader New York poet Raymond Nat Turner, hosted by Nia McAllister, online, 6:00-8:00 pm PDT (For links to sign up for Open Mic and attend:
  • The Racket Weekly presents six to eight writers and poets, hosted by Noah Sanders, every Thursday, online, 7:00-8:00 pm PDT (See Facebook page for Zoom link:
  • The Mechanics' Institute Library of San Francisco hosts "Write If You Dare," a drop-in writing workshop for all genres and levels with directed free writing and sharing, member-led, free for MI members, 11:00 am–1:00 pm PDT (For questions:, online sign up:

28 AUGUST 2020 — friday

  • Nomadic Press hosts a virtual open mic with thirty slots, hosted by Nazelah Jamison, every Friday, three minutes per reader, 6:00–7:30 pm PDT (Sign up to read:; online Zoom link is posted on Nomadic Press Facebook invitation)

29 AUGUST 2020 — saturday

30 AUGUST 2020 — sunday

31 AUGUST 2020 — monday

  • Rivertown Poets present Aqus Poetry Open Mic, hosted by Sandra Anfang every Monday, three minutes per reader, sign up in advance, 8:15-8:30 pm PDT (, Zoom:

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