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25 AUGUST 2021 — wednesday

  • City Lights Books presents poet Iván Argüelles, "That" Goddess, Happax Legomenon, and poet and playwright Solomon Rino, Deity Men, Reb gong Tibetan Trance Mediums in Transition, discussing their new book of poetry, Field Hollars, a collaboration interweaving two voices from opposite sides of the Bay, free, online, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • Red Hen Press presents The Hen House at Home: The Cli-Fi Special, featuring two writers of environmental fiction, Thea Prieto, From the Caves, winner of the 2019 Red Hen Press Novella Award, and Cai Emmons, Weather Woman and its standalone sequel, Sinking Islands, free, online on YouTube and Facebook, 4:00 pm PDT (For more information:
  • Green Apple Books presents novelist Marc Anthony Richardson, Year of the Rat, American Book Award-winner, reading from and discussing his new novel, Messiahs, in conversation with novelist and translator Carolina de Robertis, Cantoras, The Gods of Tango, Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:00 pm PDT (More information here:

26 AUGUST 2021 — thursday

27 AUGUST 2021 — friday

28 AUGUST 2021 — saturday

  • Join poet Stella Beratlis, Dust Bowl Venus, Alkali Sink, for the free, one-time workshop "Writing Your Poetry Manifesto: The Ars Poetica Poem"; attendees will learn about ars poetica poems that explore the act of writing and the poet's relationship with the poem, and write through a few prompts in a relaxed environment, open to all writing levels, free, online via Zoom, 1:00 pm PDT (Zoom link here:
  • Poets Anastasia Vassos, Nike Adjusting Her Sandal, and Eileen Cleary, 2 a.m. with Keats, read from and discuss their work, part of the Poets in Conversation series, hosted by Phyllis Klein, free, online via Zoom, 4:00 pm PDT (RSVP to for the Zoom link)

29 AUGUST 2021 — sunday

  • Sixteen Rivers Press presents a poetry reading featuring poets Dane Cervine, Earth Is a Fickle Dancer, The Gateless Gate: Polishing the Moon Sword, and Stella Beratlis, Dust Bowl Venus, Alkali Sink, free, Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda, Berkeley, 3:00 pm PDT (For more information:

30 AUGUST 2021 — monday

  • Bookshop Santa Cruz presents journalist Kat Chow, founding member of NPR's Code Switch, reading from and discussing her new book, Seeing Ghosts, a deeply moving memoir about grief and family in the wake of her mother's death, online, free, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • Vroman's Bookstore presents Local Authors Day, featuring three local authors discussing their new work: David W. Reed, Uphill and Into the Wind, a memoir about Reed's odyssey across the United States by bicycle, during the political turmoil of the 1970s; Lin Nelson Benedek with her latest poetry collection, Singing Lessons; and Louise Wannier, Tree Spirits, an interactive picture book illustrated by April Tatiana Jackson; free, online, 6:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend:

31 AUGUST 2021 — tuesday

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