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1 DECEMBER 2021 — wednesday

  • City Lights Books, along with Kaya Press, present poet Truong Tran, The Book of Perceptions, four letter words, celebrating the launch of his new book, The Book of the Other: Small in Comparison, in conversation with Muriel Leung from Kaya Press, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:

2 DECEMBER 2021 — thursday

  • Lunch Poems reading series presents poet and editor Callie Garnett, whose works include Hallelujah, I'm a Bum, On Knowingness, and Wings in Time, hosted by UC Berkeley, free, online, Noon PST (Register to attend:
  • The Green Arcade presents artist and writer Dmitry Samarov, reading and discussing two new books, All Hack and Old Style, in conversation with Ben Terrall, producer of the cult zine Namaste Motherfu**er, free, in-person, The Green Arcade, 1680 Market Street, San Francisco, 7:00 pm PST (More information here:

3 DECEMBER 2021 — friday

  • Small Press Traffic presents a reading featuring Bay Area poets Truong Tran and Aja Couchois Duncan, in celebration of their new books, book of the other and Vestigial, respectively, joined by poets Mihee Kim and Jean Day, Late Human, online and in-person, The Lab, 2948 16th Street, San Francisco, free, 7:30 pm PDT (RSVP to attend:

4 DECEMBER 2021 — saturday

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7 DECEMBER 2021 — tuesday

  • The Green Arcade presents wilderness writer Brooke Williams, Open Midnight: Where Ancestors and Wilderness Meet, discussing his new book, Mary Jane Wild, about his experiences in the Mary Jane Wilderness of southern Utah, free, online via Zoom, 6:30 pm PST (RSVP to attend:
  • City Lights Books presents a reading in celebration of Poor Press's 2021 fall releases, featuring writers Audrey CandyCorn, Oakland Iraq, Ingrid DeLeon, Las palabras tienen poder para construir y destruir/Words have power to construct and destroy, Lisa Ganser, What's My Address?, Angel Heart, Kai Talks about the Missions, Muteado Silencio, Chimalli, and Val Vera, Crip Lyrics: The Unapologetic Poetry of Disability, hosted by poet and journalist Lisa Gray-Garcia and San Francisco Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin; Poor Press/Prensa Pobre is a poor people- and indigenous people-led nonprofit arts organization that provides education, art, and advocacy to silenced people in poverty around the world, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Cobalt Poets presents a reading featuring poet and performing artist Karla Cordero, Grasshoppers Before God, How to Pull Apart the Earth, with open mic to follow, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PST (Register to attend:

8 DECEMBER 2021 — wednesday

  • City Lights Books presents writer Nancy Perloff, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Collections at the Getty Research Institute, celebrating the launch of her new books, Concrete Poetry: A 21st Anthology, a wide-ranging collection of poetry that reflects and re-evaluates the concrete poetry movement, in conversation with editor and writer Antonio Sergio Bessa, Öyvind Fahlström: The Art of Writing, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:

9 DECEMBER 2021 — thursday

  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Elena Karina Byrne, If This Makes You Nervous, and Gail Wronsky, Under the Capsized Boat We Fly: New & Selected Poems, online via Zoom, free, 7:00 pm PST (Register to attend: please click here; you will receive an email with a link to join the reading)

10 DECEMBER 2021 — friday

11 DECEMBER 2021 — saturday

  • The Poetry Center presents the 36th annual George Oppen Memorial Lecture, this year given by poet and scholar Chris Nealon, The Shore, his subject will be "George Oppen and the Future," introduced by Brandon Brown, in person at East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street, Berkeley, free, 7:00 pm PST (For more information:

12 DECEMBER 2021 — sunday

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15 DECEMBER 2021 — wednesday

  • City Lights in conjunction with New York Review Books celebrate Gloria Gervitz's new collection of poetry, Migrations, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (For more information:
  • City Lights Books presents poet and translator Gloria Gervitz, reading and discussing her new book, Migrations, a collection of poems forty-four years in the making, in conversation with Mark Schafer, visual artist and translator of the book, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:

16 DECEMBER 2021 — thursday

  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by Jack Foley, When Sleep Comes: Shillelagh Songs, with Sangye Land, and Deborah Bachels Schmidt, Stumbling Into Grace, online via Zoom, free, 7:00 pm PST (Register to attend: please click here; you will receive an email with a link to join the reading)

17 DECEMBER 2021 — friday

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21 DECEMBER 2021 — tuesday

  • City Lights Books celebrates two new issues of Freeman's literary magazine, Love and Change, hosted by John Freeman, founder and editor of the magazine, featuring readings by novelists Lina Meruane, Nervous System, Seeing Red, and Sayaka Murata, Convenience Store Woman, free, online, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Cobalt Poets presents a poetry reading featuring Deborah P. Kolodji, Highway of Sleeping Towns, with open mic to follow, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PST (Register to attend:

22 DECEMBER 2021 — wednesday

23 DECEMBER 2021 — thursday

  • Sacramento Poetry Alliance presents award-winning poet and biographer Iris Jamahl Dunkle discussing her new book, Charmian Kittredge London: Trailblazer, Author, Adventurer, about the American writer and wife of Jack London, hosted by Literary Lectures, free, online, 7:00-8:15 pm PST (RSVP to attend:

24 DECEMBER 2021 — friday

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26 DECEMBER 2021 — sunday

27 DECEMBER 2021 — monday

  • Bird & Beckett Books and Records presents Poets! Zoom, a twice-monthly poetry reading open mic, hosted by San Francisco Poet Laureate emeritus Kim Shuck, Deer Trails, bring a poem to share or come along to hear others read, free, online via Zoom, 7:00 pm PST (Register to attend:

28 DECEMBER 2021 — tuesday

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31 DECEMBER 2021 — friday

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