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2 SEPTEMBER 2021 — thursday

  • Point Reyes Books presents Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous People's History of the United States, discussing her latest book, Not "A Nation of Immigrants": Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exposure, debunking the myth that the United States is a nation of immigrants and the history of abuse and violence this myth seeks to erase, free, online, 5:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.ptreyesbooks.com/event/roxanne-dunbar-ortiz)
  • City Lights Books celebrates the publication of writer and translator Archy Obeyas's Boomerang, a bilingual collection of poems about immigration, love, and activism; Archy Obeyas will be in conversation with poet and translator Daniel Borzutzky, The Performance of Becoming Human, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=books_events)
  • Lunch Poems reading series presents Noah Warren, The Complete Stories and The Destroyer in the Glass, chosen for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, hosted by UC Berkeley, free, online, Noon PDT (Register to attend: lunchpoems.berkeley.edu)

3 SEPTEMBER 2021 — friday

  • Virtual Beast, the virtual version of the Beast Crawl Literary Festival, kicks off with Missy Church, Paul Corman-Roberts, and Youssef Alaoui, with singer Madame Chiang performing excerpts from her musical show, "Bolerísimas," inspired by Latin Bolero women composers, and poetry by Eevelyn Mitchell, Poet Laureate of El Cerrito, Greer Nakadegawa-Lee, Oakland Youth Poet Laureate, Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate Emeritus, and Kimi Sugioka, Alameda Poet Laureate, followed by the Reginald Lockett Memorial Open Mic, on Zoom and also streamed on Facebook Live, free, 5:30 pm PDT (RSVP to attend, see website for Zoom links: sites.google.com/view/beastcrawl2021/day-1, www.facebook.com/events/707846527280097; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81339960799)

4 SEPTEMBER 2021 — saturday

  • Virtual Beast continues with a musical performance by Iwalani Venerable, the Sunflower Lioness; 12:30: reading curated by Naked Bulb, with Missy Church; 1:30: more music from Iwalani Venerable; 2:00: Ancestral Future reading with Audrey Williams, Writing Cooperative; 3:00: Music by Brooke Dabalos; 3:30: Nomadic Press reading with publisher J.K. Fowler; 4:30: Music by Brooke Dabalos; 5:00: Lyrics and Dirges reading with Sharon Coleman and M.K. Chavez; 6:00: Music; 6:30: Collapse Press reading with Lynne Alexander, Paul Corman-Roberts; 7:30: Music by Knowledge Bone A.G.E.; 8:00: Moondrop Productions reading with Kelechi Ubozoh, Cassadra Dallett; drop in for a few performances, or stay for the whole thing, free, online, Noon-9:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend, see website for Zoom links: sites.google.com/view/beastcrawl2021/day-2, www.facebook.com/events/707846527280097)
  • San Diego Writers, Ink, offers a four-week workshop, "Demystifying Poetry," led by poet and editor Leah Claire Kaminski, Live oak nearly on fire; attendees will learn to approach poetry more openly and intuitively, rather than as something difficult that needs decoding; there is no one correct way to read poetry, runs online September 4- 25, $144 members, $168 nonmembers, 10:00 am-Noon PDT (Enroll here: www.sandiegowriters.org/demystifying-poetry-leah-claire-kaminski)

5 SEPTEMBER 2021 — sunday

  • Virtual Beast concludes, 10:30 am: Musical performance by Blackberri Singer; 11:00 am: Fierce Words, An Allgender Reading, special presentation by Natasha Dennerstein; and readings including Fierce Words: An Allgender Reading; Noon: Musical performance by Blackberri Singer; 12:30: To Live and Write Reading Series event; 1:30: Music by Cristian Avecillas; 2:00: #we event with Richard Loranger; 3:00: Music with singer Madame Chiang; 3:30: Speaking Axolotl, with Josiah Luis Alderete; 4:30: Music by Adrel Romero; 5:00: My Word, with Kelliane Parker; 6:00: Music; 6:30: J Desalvo's Pedestrian Open Mic, memorial reading for J de Salvo, writer, poet, publisher, free, online, 10:30 am-7:30 pm PDT (RSVP to attend, see website for Zoom links: sites.google.com/view/beastcrawl2021/day-3, www.facebook.com/events/707846527280097)

6 SEPTEMBER 2021 — monday

7 SEPTEMBER 2021 — tuesday

  • Cobalt Poets presents poet Lynda V.E. Crawford, with open mic to follow, free, online via Zoom, 7:30 pm PDT (Zoom link here: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)
  • City Lights Books presents feminist poet and translator Margaret Randall, author of over 150 books including Ruins and To Change the World: My Years in Cuba, celebrating the launch of two new books, Thinking About Thinking: not quite essays and Out of Violence into Poetry, the first a collection of essays examining the process of thinking using a wide range of subjects, the second Randall's most recent book of poetry dealing with language, loss, and love, in a time when words are often distorted by those seeking power and control, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=books_events)

8 SEPTEMBER 2021 — wednesday

  • Bookshop Santa Cruz presents best-selling poet and novelist Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street, Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, reading from and discussing her new book, Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo, a poignant story of three women who become friends in the art scene in Paris, only to drift apart and fall out of touch, until a mysterious letter calls back the past, available in a dual-language edition, $16, ticket includes a copy of the book, online, 7:00 pm PDT (Purchase tickets here: www.bookshopsantacruz.com/sandra-cisneros)
  • Red Hen Press presents a conversation between poets Nicole Stellon O'Donnell, You Are No Longer in Trouble, and M. Soledad Caballero, I Was a Bell, winner of the 2019 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Prize; they will discuss poetry and history, identity, and ways poets connect to themselves and the past, free, online, 4:00 pm PDT (Watch here: redhen.org/event-calendar/hen-house-at-home-poetic-identity)

9 SEPTEMBER 2021 — thursday

  • City Lights Books presents novelist and short story writer Jai Chakrabarti, reading from and discussing his debut novel, A Play for the End of the World, a love story set in the political upheaval in 1970s rural India, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=books_events)
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes Padma Lakshmi, best-selling author and host of acclaimed shows Top Chef and Taste the Nation, presenting her new children's book, Tomatoes for Neela, a celebration of food and family, illustrated by Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal, $5, $24 includes a signed copy of the book, all tickets include a donation to FoodWhat?!, a local youth food justice organization, online, 6:00 pm PDT (Purchase tickets here: www.bookshopsantacruz.com/padma-lakshmi)
  • "Upon a Phrase: A Matchbook Performance," by Counter Pulse and San Francisco Center for the Book, a multidisciplinary collaboration between performance artist Hanna Meleokaiao Ayasse and visual artist Casey Gardner, in conjunction with the current exhibition at San Francisco Center for the Book, Reclamation; collected works of Gardner will be displayed for the audience to read and touch, the audience will choose phrases from the books that will be used by Ayasse for an improvised performance in the parking lot; there will be a discussion following the performance with drinks and light snacks provided, attendance for this event is capped at 35 people max, free, San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, 7:00-8:30 pm PDT (Visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/upon-a-phrase-a-matchbook-performance-tickets-166557334471)
  • Point Reyes Books presents poet and critic Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts, Bluets, reading from and discussing her new book, On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint, a forceful look at the nuances and uses of freedom, through four distinct spaces: art, sex, drugs, and climate, conversation partner TBD, free, online, 7:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.ptreyesbooks.com/event/maggie-nelson)

10 SEPTEMBER 2021 — friday

11 SEPTEMBER 2021 — saturday

  • The O'Hanlon Center for the Arts presents a reading featuring poet Clive Matson, Mainline to the Heart, Squish Boots, the reading will take place during the open reception for a show of the fiber artist Arlene Wohl, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, 16 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, free, 6:30 pm PDT

12 SEPTEMBER 2021 — sunday

  • The Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium presents a reading with poets John Dotson, The Enduring Voice, Love For Ever Meridian, and Peter Thabit Jones, The Fire in the Wood, Whispers of the Soul, online via Zoom, free, 2:00 pm PDT (Email: jfellguth@sbcglobal.net by Saturday, September 11 to receive the Zoom link)
  • Second Sunday Poetry Series holds its first reading, featuring poets Georgina Marie, Finding the Roots of Water, Siân Killingsworth, and MK Chavez, Mothermorphosis, Dear Animal, part of a monthly reading series held every second Sunday, online via Zoom, free, 3:00 pm PDT (Register in advance for the reading: us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwucOuhrDsqEtROFUuuvMrKWlfyRkppsjv5)

13 SEPTEMBER 2021 — monday

  • Odd Mondays presents a reading with novelist Matthew Clark Davison, Doubting Thomas, and short story writers Bradford Philen, When the Color Started, and Angelo Presicci, Fighting the Bad War, reading from new work, online, free, 7:00-8:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.facebook.com/events/274331397477542)

14 SEPTEMBER 2021 — tuesday

  • Catamaran celebrates the launch of its 34th issue, with a reading featuring poets and writers Michelle Bitting, Peter Converse, Sam Feldman, Steve Gutierrez, Dorianne Laux, Marie Marchand, Sharon McElhone, John Struloeff, Richard Tillinghast, Alison Turner, Laurie Woodford, Jake Young, and Na Zhong, online, 5:00-6:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: catamaranliteraryreader.com/events-2021)
  • Cobalt Poets presents poet George Wylie, Why Did I Remain in the Garden?, with open mic to follow, free, online via Zoom, 7:30 pm PDT (Zoom link here: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)
  • City Lights Books presents author and editor Jim Downs, Sick From Freedom: African American Sickness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction, Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation, discussing his new book, Maladies of Empire: How Colonialism, Slavery, and War Transformed Medicine, in conversation with award-winning author Allyson Hobbs, A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=books_events)
  • Mechanics' Institute presents historian and writer Anne B. Gass, Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine's Fight for Women's Suffrage, discussing her new book, We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip, about the 1915 cross-country trip to get Congress to pass a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote, online, free, Noon-1:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.milibrary.org/events/we-demand-suffrage-road-trip-sep-14-2021)
  • Coastside Poetry presents a reading with poet Veronica Kornberg, whose work has appeared in numerous journals including Indiana Review, Tar River Poetry, and Valparaiso Poetry Review, online via YouTube Live, free, 6:00-8:00 pm PDT (Watch here: coastsidepoetry.org/current-features)
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz presents best-selling novelist Jewell Parker Rhodes, Ninth Ward, Magic City, reading from and discussing her new novel, Paradise on Fire, a coming-of-age story exploring issues of race, class, and climate change, in conversation with novelist and poet Samira Ahmed, Love, Hate, & Other Filters, online, free, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.bookshopsantacruz.com/jewell-parker-rhodes)

15 SEPTEMBER 2021 — wednesday

  • San Francisco Public Library presents Post Pandemico Poesia, a lunchtime reading that celebrates Latinx poetry, featuring poets Alan Chazaro, This is Not a Frank Ocean Cover Album, Florencia Milito, Ituzaingó: Exiles and Reveries/ exilios y ensueños, and Susana Praver-Perez, Hurricanes, Love Affairs and Other Disasters, hosted by Josiah Luis Alderete, curator and host of Speaking Axolotl, on the Larkin Street Steps, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, Noon-1:00 pm PDT (For more information: sfpl.org/events/2021/09/15/performance-post-pandemico-poesia)
  • Left Margin LIT offers the workshop "Writing the Personal Essay," led by journalist and writer Lauren Markham, The Far Away Brothers, attendees will read and discuss published personal essays and create their own works that delve into the personal while connecting with the experiences of others, runs six weeks (September 15-October 20), online via Zoom, $395, 6:00-8:00 pm PDT (Enroll here: www.leftmarginlit.org/fall-2021-classes)

16 SEPTEMBER 2021 — thursday

17 SEPTEMBER 2021 — friday

  • Green Apple Books presents Grant Faulkner, essayist and executive director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), discussing his new collection of stories, All the Comfort Sin Can Provide, in conversation with novelist Melanie Abrams, Playing, Meadowlark, free, online via Zoom and in-person, Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, 6:00 pm PDT (Register for the Zoom link here: www.greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-grant-faulkner-and-melanie-abrams)
  • Small Press Traffic presents a reading featuring poet and fiction writer Camille Roy and poet and novelist Claudia La Rocco, The Best Most Useless Dress, celebrating Roy's latest collection of stories, Honey Mine, with an exhibition and talk by artist ZH Leonard, hosted by Anne Walsh, part of the High Dawn reading series, online and in-person at The Lab, 2948 16th Street, San Francisco, free, 7:30 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.smallpresstraffic.org/upcomingevents/high-dawn-sept-2021)

18 SEPTEMBER 2021 — saturday

  • Michael McClure Memorial Celebration presents music, poetry, and a celebration of the late, great poet Michael McClure's life and artistic legacy (Michael McClure, 1932-2020); featuring poet Juvenal Acosta, musician George Brooks, City Lights editor Garrett Caples, poet-musician Clark Coolidge, actor Peter Coyote, poet Jack Foley, musician Henry Kaiser, City Lights publisher Elaine Katzenberger, poet-translator Andrew Schelling, author Rebecca Solnit, plus Paul Nelson, Gyan Riley, Michael Rothenberg, Frank Wildman, and other speakers; before entering, all guests must show either proof of full vaccination or a negative test within the preceding 72 hours, masks may be required, the gate opens at noon, eventbrite.com rsvp required, California Shakespeare Theater, 100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm PDT (Register in advance: www.eventbrite.com/e/michael-mcclure-memorial-celebration-tickets-166467505791)

19 SEPTEMBER 2021 — sunday

  • The Before Columbus Foundation presents the 2021 American Book Awards, celebrating outstanding literary achievement from America's diverse literary community, honoring the winners: Ayad Akhtar (Homeland Elegies: A Novel, Maisy Card (These Ghosts Are Family), Anthony Cody (Borderland Apocrypha), Ben Ehrenreich (Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time), Johanna Fernández (The Young Lords: A Radical History), Carolyn Forché (In the Lateness of the World: Poems), John Giorno (Great Demon Kings: A Memoir of Poetry, Sex, Art, Death, and Enlightenment), Cathy Park Hong (Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning), Randall Horton ({#289-128}: Poems), Gerald Horne (The Drawing of the Apocalypse: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century), Robert P. Jones (White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity), Judy Juanita (Manhattan my ass, you're in Oakland), William Melvin Kelley and Aiki Kelley, illustrator (Dunfords Travels Everywheres); the Lifetime Achievement Award winner: Dr. Maryemma Graham; the Walter and Lillian Lowenfels Award for Criticism winner: Shana Redmond (Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson); and the Anti-Censorship Award winner: Jacob Soboroff (Separated: Inside an American Tragedy); celebrate these writers and their work, free, online, 2:00-4:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.beforecolumbusfoundation.com)
  • Poetry Flash presents a virtual Zeitgeist Press poetry reading by Bruce Isaacson, Leningrad to Las Vegas, and Jan Steckel, Like Flesh Covers Bone; poet and editor Deborah Fruchey presents the late Rudy Jon Tanner's If Thirst is Proof of Water, online via Zoom, free, 3:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: please click here; you will receive an email with a link to join the reading)

20 SEPTEMBER 2021 — monday

  • Rivertown Poets presents an open mic poetry reading, three-minutes per reader, hosted by poet and artist Sande Anfang, Xylem Highway, held the first and third Mondays of the month, free, online via Zoom, 6:15 pm PDT (Register to attend/sign up for open mic: aqus.com/rivertownpoets)
  • Rivertown Poets presents a monthly reading, this month featuring poets Diane Lee Moomey, Figure in a Landscape, and Florencia Milito, Ituizángo: Exiles and Reveries, followed by an open mic reading, three minutes per reader, hosted by poet Sande Anfang, online via Zoom, free, 6:15 pm PDT (Register to attend/sign up for open mic: aqus.com/rivertownpoets)
  • Join novelist Nathaniel Rich, Losing Earth, Odds Against Tomorrow, and nonfiction writer Chris Jennings, Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism, for a discussion of George R. Stewart's eco-novel, Storm, first published in 1941, the prescient novel is a pioneer in the genre examining humans' relationship to the natural world, hosted by Point Reyes Books, free, online, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.ptreyesbooks.com/event/nathaniel-rich-and-chris-jennings)

21 SEPTEMBER 2021 — tuesday

  • Red Hen Press presents a reading and conversation with four women authors who all have interesting, non-literary professions: nurse Yu-Han Cho, lawyer Joan Nockels Wilson, fisher and engineer Mia Heavener, and researcher and activist Florencia Ramirez, discussing how they balance work with the creative process and book promotion, online via YouTube Live, ree, 6:30-7:30 pm PDT (Watch here: www.pw.org/literary_events/rhp_x_annenberg_beach_house_work_work_balance)
  • Cobalt Poets presents poet Diane Funston, with open mic to follow, free, online via Zoom, 7:30 pm PDT (Zoom link here: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)
  • Gatsby Books presents a poetry reading with open mic, featuring GoldScriptCo, a publishing company of chapbooks and poetry, followed by a book signing, in-person, Gatsby Books, 5535 E Spring Street, Long Beach, free, 6:30-9:00 pm PDT (For more information: www.gatsbybooks.com/events)

22 SEPTEMBER 2021 — wednesday

23 SEPTEMBER 2021 — thursday

  • San Francisco Public Library presents a reading featuring poets Josiah Luis Alderete, Baby Axolotls & Old Pochos; Ricardo Tavarez, Pan Dulce Poets; Monica Zarazua, co-founder of Pochino Press; hector son of hector, Jose Hector Cadenas, and Lourdes Figueroa, Ruidos = To Learn Speak; all members of the San Francisco International Flor y Canto, a literary festival celebrating the literature and culture of San Francisco's Mission District, free, online via Zoom, 6:30-7:30 pm PDT (Register to attend: sfpl.org/events/2021/09/23/performance-reading-flor-y-canto)
  • City Lights Books presents a reading featuring poet CA Conrad, While Standing in Line for Death, reading from their new collection, Amanda Paradise: Resurrect Instinct Vibration, and artist and poet Sawako Nakayasu, Pink Waves, reading from her new book, Some Girls Walk Into the Country They Are From, finalist for the Big Other Award in Poetry, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=books_events)
  • The Poetry Center presents poets Keith Donnell, Jr., The Move, and Anthony Fangary, HARAM, reading and in conversation, in-person at The Poetry Center, Humanities 512, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, free, 1:00 pm PDT (For more information: poetry.sfsu.edu/events/29199-keith-donnell-jr-and-antony-fangary-reading-and-conversation)
  • Point Reyes Books presents Pulitzer Prize-winner and best-selling novelist Richard Powers, The Overstory, discussing his new book, Bewilderment, the heartrending story of an astrobiologist raising his son after the death of his wife, and the ties of family, the natural world, and what lies beyond, free, online, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.ptreyesbooks.com/event/richard-powers)

24 SEPTEMBER 2021 — friday

25 SEPTEMBER 2021 — saturday

26 SEPTEMBER 2021 — sunday

  • The Claremont Library presents a reading with poet Andrea Carter Brown, September 12, and poet and playwright Beverly Lafontaine, part of the Fourth Sundays reading series, Louise Roberts Room, Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 W Harrison Avenue, Claremont, free, 2:00 pm PDT (For more information: www.facebook.com/events/3736094436495622)
  • The Claremont Library's Fourth Sundays Reading Series presents a poetry reading featuring Andrea Carter Brown, The Disheveled Bed, Brook & Rainbow, and Beverly Lafontaine, published in Blue Satellite, Waves, and elsewhere, Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 Harrison Avenue, Claremont, free, 2:00-4:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.facebook.com/events/3736094436495622)
  • The San Francisco Public Library presents writer and artist Jaime Cortez, Sexile, discussing his debut collection of short stories, Gordo, a queer, coming-of-age story set in a 1970s migrant workers camp near Watsonville, California, in conversation with poet Yosimar Reyes, For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly…), online, free, 2:00-3:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: sfpl.org/events/2021/09/26/author-jaime-cortez-conversation-yosimar-reyes)
  • Sixteen Rivers Press presents a reading featuring poets Denise Low, Shadow Light, Wing, and Kim Shuck, Exile Heart, Deer Trails, in-person in the Sacred Hoop Garden, Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda, Berkeley, free, 3:00 pm PDT
  • San Francisco Center for the Book presents the 18th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival; this year's classic print artists are Katherine Case, Danguole Kuolas, Rik Olson, Erik Rewitzer, Michelle Wilson, SFCB, 375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, between 16th and 17th, San Francisco, free, 11:00 am-4:00 pm (Visit: sfcb.org/Roadworks2021)

27 SEPTEMBER 2021 — monday

  • Green Apple Books presents Keith Boykin, CNN political commentator and best-selling author of Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies, and Denial in Black America, discussing his new book, Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America, a call to fight racism, xenophobia, sexism, and homophobia, free, online via Zoom and in person, Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, 6:00 pm PDT (Register for the Zoom link here: www.greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-keith-boykin)
  • The Center for Literary Arts of San José is pleased to present Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen: An American Lyric, a reflection on racial inequalities through personal, professional and artistic lenses, in a reading and conversation with Jalylah Burrell, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at San José University, online via Crowdcast, free, 5:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.crowdcast.io/e/cla-presents-claudia/register)
  • City Lights Books presents Steven Reigns, first Poet Laureate of West Hollywood, Inheritance, reading from and discussing his new book, A Quilt for David, which uncovers the hidden history of the life and death of Dr. David Acer, a gay man accused of infecting his patients with HIV, and the media hysteria and scapegoating that overshadowed his life, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=books_events)

28 SEPTEMBER 2021 — tuesday

29 SEPTEMBER 2021 — wednesday

  • City Lights Books presents a reading of Project 1521, a collection of Southern California poets, artists, and scholars, featuring poets Gloria Enedina Alvarez, Yago S. Cura, Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, Arminé Ikandossian, Darren J. de Leon, Diana Magaloni, Linda Ravenswood de Montaño, and visual artist Sandy Rodriguez, hosted by Josiah Luis Alderete, poet and host of the reading series "Speaking Axolotl", reading from their new collection, You Will Not Be Forgotten, the debut volume of poetry from the group, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz presents novelist and filmmaker Ruth Ozeki, My Year of Meats, All Over Creation, discussing and reading from her new novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, online, $34, ticket includes a copy of the book, 6:00 pm PDT (Purchase tickets here: www.bookshopsantacruz.com/ruth-ozeki)

30 SEPTEMBER 2021 — thursday


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