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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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