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17 JULY 2022 — sunday

18 JULY 2022 — monday

  • City Lights Books presents novelist Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Fruit of the Drunken Tree, winner of the silver medal in First Fiction from the California Book Awards, discussing her new memoir, The Man Who Could Move Clouds, a passionately written exploration of her family's otherworldly legacy and the power of storytelling, in conversation with essayist Esmé Weijun Wang, The Collected Schizophrenias, in person in Kerouac Alley, next to City Lights Bookstore, between Columbus and Grant Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:00 pm PDT (More information here: citylights.com/events)

19 JULY 2022 — tuesday

  • Community of Writers presents a reading-discussion featuring novelist Leland Cheuk, No Good Very Bad Asian, novelist Meg Waite Clayton, The Postmistress of Paris, novelist and short fiction writer Karen Joy Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, winner of the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award, and novelist Lysley Tenorio, The Son of Good Fortune, in person, Olympic House, 1990 Shirley Canyon Road, Olympic Valley, $25 general admission, $10 students, 7:30 pm PDT (Register to attend: communityofwriters.org/public-events-in-olympic-valley)
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz presents award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist Erika Sánchez, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, discussing her new memoir, Crying in the Bathroom, a hilarious, insightful, and brutally honest collection of essays in which Sánchez delves into a range of topics from sex to white feminism to depression, in person, Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, free, 7:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.bookshopsantacruz.com/erika-sanchez)
  • Cobalt Poets presents a poetry reading by Iván Salinas, with open mic to follow, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)

20 JULY 2022 — wednesday

  • Aunt Lute Books presents Home in the Bay, a reading series featuring the voices of those experiencing houselessness, gentrification, migration, and colonization, asking the question, What does home mean to you?, emceed by San Francisco Poet Laureate emerita Kim Shuck, Exile Heart, readers TBA, co-presented by Sogorea Te' Land Trust, POOR Magazine, Poets Reading the News, Black Freighters Press, and the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, online, free, 5:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.eventbrite.com/e/home-in-the-bay-a-reading-series-the-third-event-tickets-348191208277)
  • City Lights Books presents award-winning viral curator and poet Natasha Marin, reading from and discussing her new book, Black Powerful: Black Voices Reimagine Revolution, a breathtaking collection of reflections exploring the resilience, joy, and triumph of Black people everywhere, from over one-hundred Black voices, co-presented with McSweeney's, online, free, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)
  • Community of Writers presents "Memoir Evening," featuring novelist Alex Espinoza, The Five Acts of Diego León, winner of a 2014 American Book Award, novelist Sands Hall, Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology, finalist for the Northern California Book Award, dancer and choreographer Kris O'Shee, Our Last Blue Moon, and editor David Ulin, The Lost Art of Reading: Books and Resistance in a Troubled Time, come for an evening of reading and conversation centered around memoirs, in person, Olympic House, 1990 Shirley Canyon Road, Olympic Valley, $25 general admission, $10 students, 7:30 pm PDT (Register to attend: communityofwriters.org/public-events-in-olympic-valley)
  • City Lights Books presents novelist Jamil Jan Kochai, 99 Nights in Logar, reading from his new book, The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)
  • Bird & Beckett Books & Records presents poet and translator Zack Rogow, reading from his latest collection, Irreverent Litanies, joined by fiction writer and poet Judith Serin, Gravity, in person, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here: birdbeckett.com)
  • Skylight Books presents short story writer Chelsea T. Hicks, reading from and discussing her new book, A Calm and Normal Heart, a collection of stories grounded in an overlooked diaspora within America, that of young Native people, in person, Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 pm PDT (More information here: www.skylightbooks.com/event/skylight-chelsea-t-hicks-presents-calm-and-normal-heart)

21 JULY 2022 — thursday

  • Point Arena Third Thursday Poetry presents a reading featuring poet Melissa Eleftherion-Carr, field guide to autobiography, prism maps, with open mic to follow, hosted by blake more, Poet Laureate of Point Arena, online via Zoom, free, 7:00 pm PDT (Email blake@snakelyone.com for the Zoom link, or to sign up for the open mic)
  • Point Arena Third Thursday Poetry and Jazz presents a reading by Ukiah Poet Laureate Melissa Eleftherion, field guide to autobiography, trauma suture, followed by an open mic, and a live improv jazz performance by the Original Ensemble, in person, Arena Market Café, 185 Main Street, Point Arena, and online via Zoom, free, 7:00 pm PDT (Zoom link here: us02web.zoom.us/j/85881482990?pwd=L0NjNUhpeU5aeEdhVzRTVy9rUjIxUT09)
  • Community of Writers presents the 2022 Published Alumni Reading Series, with readings by novelist Caroline Frost, Shadows of Pecan Hollow, essayist and novelist Gail Reitano, Italian Love Cake, journalist Katherine Seligman, and novelist Monica West, Revival Season, a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, come celebrate these writers and hear them read from their work, in person, Olympic House, 1990 Shirley Canyon Road, Olympic Valley, , free, 5:30 pm PDT (More information here: communityofwriters.org/public-events-in-olympic-valley)
  • Community of Writers presents a reading and discussion with authors Susan Henderson, Sameer Pandya, Members Only, finalist for the California Book Award, and Tiphanie Yanique, Wife, winner of the 2016 Bocas Prize in Caribbean Poetry, introduced by novelist Alex Espinoza, The Five Acts of Diego León, in person, Olympic House, 1990 Shirley Canyon Road, Olympic Valley, $25 general admission, $10 students, 7:30 pm PDT (Register to attend: communityofwriters.org/public-events-in-olympic-valley)
  • California Institute of Integral Studies presents activist, biologist, and writer Julia Serano, Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, discussing her new book, Sexed Up: How Society Sexualizes Us, and How We Can Fight Back, online, pay-what-you-can, suggested admission $10, 7:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.ciis.edu/public-programs/event-calendar/serano-julia-july-21-2022)
  • Medicine for Nightmares presents Speaking Axolotl, a monthly Chicanx/Latinx reading series, with two featured readers TBA, ten-slot open mic to follow, hosted by poet Josiah Luis Alderete, Baby Axolotls y Old Pochos, this is a hybrid event, both in person and on Zoom, Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore & Gallery, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00-9:00 pm PDT (More information here: medicinefornightmares.com/events)
  • City Lights Books presents novelist and short story writer K-Ming Chang, author of Bestiary, longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, reading from her new collection, God of Want, stories centered around myth and memories, bodies, and the relationships of Asian American women, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)
  • The Poetry Night Reading Series presents Matt Mitchell and Mo Stoycoff, reading on the rooftop of the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 1st Street, Davis, free, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.natsoulas.com/poetry-night)
  • The Sacramento Poetry Alliance presents a reading by poet and translator Paco Marquez, Portraits in G Minor, in person, The Russ Room at Solomon's, 8th and K Street, Sacramento, free, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.facebook.com/events/1044499689532013)
  • 18th Annual San Francisco Writers Conference, keynote speakers include Charlie Jane Anders, Annalee Newitz, and Lysley Tenorio, presenters include agents, publishers, editors, authors, and book marketing professionals, $75-$795, this conference was re-scheduled from February, in-person, Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, (For more information: www.sfwriters.org)
  • Rivertown Poets presents a three-way poetry reading featuring Kelliane Parker, Down the Foggy Streets of My Mind, Dee Allen, A Bony Framework for the Tangible Universe, and Kimi Sugioka, Wile & Wing, Alameda Poet Laureate, followed by an open mic, ten-available slots, first come first read, hosted by poet and artist Sande Anfang, Xylem Highway, online, free, 6:15 pm PDT (More information here: aqus.com/rivertownpoets)

22 JULY 2022 — friday

  • 18th Annual San Francisco Writers Conference, keynote speakers include Charlie Jane Anders, Annalee Newitz, and Lysley Tenorio, presenters include agents, publishers, editors, authors, and book marketing professionals, $75-$795, this conference was re-scheduled from February, in-person, Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, (For more information: www.sfwriters.org)
  • Beyond Baroque and the World Stage Press present a poetry reading in celebration of between good men & no man at all, the newest release by poet and novelist Pam Ward, joining Ward are poets Tricia Cochée, The Orisha Talks: Tales of Lust, Love and Herstorical Memory, Karo Ska, loving my salt-drenched bones, and Jaha Zainabu, I'm Writing to Tell You, in person, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, free, 8:00-10:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html)

23 JULY 2022 — saturday

  • Fourth Saturdays Reading Series presents poets Nikia Chaney, to stir &, selected for the 2022 Hilary Tham Capital Collection, and Karen Greenbaum-Maya, Burrowing Song, in person, Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Avenue, Claremont, free, 2:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.facebook.com/fourthsaturdayspoetry)
  • Beyond Baroque presents an evening of poetry, in celebration of poet James Cushing's new book, Tangled Hologram, Cushing is joined by poets Phoebe MacAdams, The Large Economy of the Beautiful: New and Selected Poems, Harry Northup, Love Poem to MPTF, and Jeanette Clough, Flourish, co-presented by Cahuenga Press, in person, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, free, 7:00-9:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html)
  • Community of Writers presents a reading and discussion by novelist Louis Edwards, Ramadan Ramsey, short story writer Claire Vaye Watkins, Battleborn, editor and fiction writer Andrew Tonkovich, The Diary of Anne Frank and More Wish Fulfillment, and novelist Rhoda Huffey, The Hallelujah Side, in person, Olympic House, 1990 Shirley Canyon Road, Olympic Valley, $25 general admission, $10 students, 7:30 pm PDT (Register to attend: communityofwriters.org/public-events-in-olympic-valley)
  • Come celebrate the release of Cutting Teeth, the debut collection by poet Ivan Hobson, reading along with Hobson are Bay Area poets Rick Delia, Justin Etc. (Justin McElfresh), and Jaden Adams-Thomas, with musical performances by Helios, in person, Trade Brewing, 731 1st Street, Napa, free, 3:00 pm PDT
  • San Diego Poetry Annual reading, featuring special guest Jack Webb, founder and director of the Border Voices Poetry Program, with open mic to follow, all authors, fans of literary arts, and poets looking to publish are welcome, hosted by Seretta Martin, Managing Editor at SDPA, sign up to read by emailing mkklam@gmail.com or text 619-957-3264, in person, La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, free, 2:00-5:00 pm PDT (More information here: poetryandartsd.com/2022/07/15/sdpa-reading-la-jolla-7-23-poetry-by-ameya-pandit)
  • 18th Annual San Francisco Writers Conference, keynote speakers include Charlie Jane Anders, Annalee Newitz, and Lysley Tenorio, presenters include agents, publishers, editors, authors, and book marketing professionals, $75-$795, this conference was re-scheduled from February, in-person, Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, (For more information: www.sfwriters.org)

24 JULY 2022 — sunday

  • 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents a reading with poet Dana Levin, Now Do You Know Where You Are, and fiction writer ZZ Packer, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, in person, McCarthy Library Courtyard, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, $20 at the door, free for students with ID, 6:30 pm PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)
  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by D. Nurkse, A Country of Strangers: New and Selected Poems, and Eliot Schain, The Distant Sound, 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)
  • 18th Annual San Francisco Writers Conference, keynote speakers include Charlie Jane Anders, Annalee Newitz, and Lysley Tenorio, presenters include agents, publishers, editors, authors, and book marketing professionals, $75-$795, this conference was re-scheduled from February, in-person, Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, (For more information: www.sfwriters.org)

25 JULY 2022 — monday

  • 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents Patricia Smith, poet, four-time champion of the National Poetry Slam, and author of eight books including Incendiary Art, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, gives a talk about poetry, in person, Performing Arts Center, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, $25 at the door, $15 for students with ID, 9:00 am PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)
  • 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents the talk "The Work of Imagination," led by novelist Michelle Huneven, Search, in person, Performing Arts Center, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, $25 at the door, $15 for students with ID, 1:30 pm PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)
  • 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents poet and translator Forrest Gander, Be With, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, giving a talk on translation, "The Rich Rewards of Translation," in person, Performing Arts Center, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, $25 at the door, $15 for students with ID, 3:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)
  • 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents poet Caroline Goodwin, Custody of the Eyes, discussing the work of Jane Hirshfield and Kevin Brockmeier, in person, McCarthy Library Community Room, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, free, 4:30 pm PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)
  • Left Margin Lit presents the fiction workshop, "Opening Pages and Urgency," led by short story writer Sindya Bhanoo, Seeking Fortune Elsewhere, students will do close studies of four short stories and one piece of literary journalism, paying attention to opening pages, followed by writing prompts inspired by the readings, runs five days, July 25-July 29, online via Zoom, $350, 5:30-7:00 pm PDT (Enroll here: www.leftmarginlit.org/summer-camps-for-adults-2022)
  • 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents a reading by poet Jane Hirshfield, Ledger, The Beauty, and fiction writer Kevin Brockmeier, The Ghost Variations, in person, McCarthy Library Courtyard, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, $20 at the door, free for students with ID, 6:30 pm PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)

26 JULY 2022 — tuesday

  • Cobalt Poets presents a poetry reading featuring JR Turek, named Long Island Poet of the Year in 2019 and the author of several collections including A is for Almost Anything, Imagistics, and They Come and They Go, open mic to follow, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)
  • City Lights Books celebrates Issue 123 of the esteemed literary journal ZYZZYVA, with appearances from contributors to the journal, novelist Maggie Millner, Couplets: A Love Story, poet Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Quiet, novelist Ruth Madievsky, All-Night Pharmacy, and poet Chris Carosi, Fictions, hosted by Oscar Villalon, writer and managing editor of ZYZZYVA, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)
  • part of the 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents poet Dana Levin, Now Do You Know Where You Are, giving a talk about poetry titled "House of Feels: Image & Transformation," in person, Performing Arts Center, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, $25 at the door, $15 for students with ID, 9:00 am PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)
  • 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents fiction writer ZZ Packer, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, giving a talk about fiction writing, "Advanced Narrative Techniques," in person, Performing Arts Center, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, $25 at the door, $15 for students with ID, 1:30 pm PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)
  • 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents poet Caroline Goodwin, Custody of the Eyes, discussing the works of Major Jackson and Lan Samantha Chang, in person, McCarthy Library Community Room, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, free, 4:30 pm PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)
  • 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents a reading by poet Major Jackson, The Absurd Man, and Lan Samantha Chang, director of the renowned Iowa Writers' Workshop and author of The Family Chao, in person, McCarthy Library Courtyard, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, $20 at the door, free for students with ID, 6:30 pm PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)

27 JULY 2022 — wednesday

  • Medicine for Nightmares presents poet and educator Gustavo Barahona-Lopez, reading from his new book, Loss and Other Rivers That Devour, joined by poets Alan Chazaro, This Is Not a Frank Ocean Cover Album, Muriel Leung, Imagine Us, The Swarm, and Jenny Qi, Focal Point, winner of the 2020 Steel Toe Books Poetry Award, in person, Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore & Gallery, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, 6:30-8:00 pm PDT (More information here: medicinefornightmares.com/events)
  • 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents poet and translator Jane Hirshfield, Ledger, The Beauty, giving a talk about poetry, in person, Performing Arts Center, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, $25 at the door, $15 for students with ID, 9:00 am PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)
  • 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents fiction writer Kevin Brockmeier, The Ghost Variations, giving a talk about fiction writing titles "An Animal Within to Give Its Blessing: On the Value of Nonhuman Creatures in Fiction," in person, Performing Arts Center, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, $25 at the door, $15 for students with ID, 1:30 pm PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)
  • 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents poet Caroline Goodwin, Custody of the Eye, discussing the works of Patricia Smith and Michele Huneven, in person, McCarthy Library Community Room, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, free, 4:30 pm PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)
  • 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents a poetry reading by Patricia Smith, four-time champion of the National Poetry Slam, and author of eight books including Incendiary Art, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and fiction writer Michele Huneven, Search, in person, McCarthy Library Courtyard, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, $20 at the door, free for students with ID, 5:30 pm PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)
  • Skylight Books presents best-selling author Isaac Fitzgerald, How to Be a Pirate, discussing his new book, Dirtbag, Massachusetts: A Confessional, a memoir-in-essays filled with warmth and humor, recounting his journey from trauma to self-acceptance, in conversation with novelist Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven, free, in person at 1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.skylightbooks.com/event/skylight-isaac-fitzgerald-presents-dirtbag-massachusetts-emily-st-john-mandel)

28 JULY 2022 — thursday

  • Mrs. Dalloway's Richard J. Nevle, deputy director of the Earth Systems Program at Stanford University, and poet Steven Nightingale, The Hot Climate of Promises and Grace, reading from and discussing their new book, The Paradise Notebooks: 90 Miles Across the Sierra Nevada, a collection of essays and poetry contemplating natural phenomena in the Sierra Nevada, co-authored by Nevle and Nightingale, in person, Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-8:30 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.mrsdalloways.com/events)
  • 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents poet Major Jackson, The Absurd Man, giving a talk about poetry, "Our Disenfranchised Sublime: Symmetry as Aesthetic Value in Poetry," in person, Performing Arts Center, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, $25 at the door, $15 for students with ID, 9:00 am PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)
  • 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents Lan Samantha Chang, director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and author of The Family Chao, giving a talk about fiction writing,"The Muddled Middle," in person, Performing Arts Center, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, $25 at the door, $15 for students with ID, 1:30 pm PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)
  • 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson, Fretwork, winner of the Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize, giving a talk, "On Literary Citizenship: Reflections from the Poet Laureate of Los Angeles," in person, McCarthy Library Community Room, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, free, 4:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)
  • 41st Napa Valley Writers' Conference public event series presents a reading by poet and translator Forrest Gander, Be With, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, conference participants will also present their best works on this last night of the conference, in person, McCarthy Library Courtyard, Napa Valley College, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, $20 at the door, free for students with ID, 6:30 pm PDT (More information here: www.napawritersconference.org)

29 JULY 2022 — friday

30 JULY 2022 — saturday

  • Come celebrate the seventh anniversary of Literary Speakeasy, with readings by poet Katie Aliféris, fool[ishly optimistic], short fiction writer Kate Folk, Out There: Stories, performance poet Nazelah Jamison, Evolutionary Heart, and short story writer Danny Thanh Nguyen, with musical performance by Ken Newman, hosted by poet James J. Siegel, The God of San Francisco, free, in person at Martuni's, 4 Valencia Street, San Francisco, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.facebook.com/LiterarySpeakeasy/)
  • Ancestral Futures presents a reading in celebration of the forthcoming anthology, Black Rootedness: 54 Poets from Africa to America, from Elyssar Press, a poetic exchange between Patrice Lumumba Writing Collective in East Oakland and Kistrech Poets in Kisii, Kenya, featuring a reading by San Francisco Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, Christopher Okemwa, Sabina and the Mystery of the Ogre, Alfred Nyamwange, Chasejamison Manar-Spears, Cornelius Kipkosgei, Darius Simpson, Halima J. Olufemi, LadiRev, Mauti Ndege Josephat, Rebecca Mose, Seestah IMAHKÜS Njinga, and Zakiyyah G.E. Capehart, hosted by WOWA West Oakland to West Africa Poetry Exchange, online, free, 9:00-11:00 am PDT (RSVP to attend: www.facebook.com/WO2WA)
  • Sebastopol Center for the Arts celebrates the new Sonoma County Poet Laureate Elizabeth C. Herron, poet and essayist whose work focuses on art and ecology, the public reception will also honor Phyllis Meshulam, the outgoing Poet Laureate, co-hosted by the Sonoma County Poet Laureate Selection Committee, in person, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 South High Street, Sebastopol, free, 4:00-6:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.sebarts.org)
  • Medicine for Nightmares presents short story writer Norman Antonio Zelaya, celebrating his new book, Gente, Folks, joined by multimedia artist Vero Majano, Felipe Velez, and poet Cathy Arellano, with musical performances by Deuce Eclipse and Wonway Posibul, this is a hybrid event, both in person and on Zoom, Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore & Gallery, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00-8:00 pm PDT (More information here: medicinefornightmares.com/events)
  • Point Reyes Books presents renowned author and publisher Malcolm Margolin, celebrating his new book, Deep Hanging Out: Wanderings and Wonderment in Native California, in conversation with California Indian cultural leaders Gregg Castro (Salinan-Rumsien/Ramaytush Ohlone), Michelle La Pena (Pit River), Jennifer Bates (Northern Sierra Mewuk), and Theresa Harlan (Tewa/Santo Domingo Pueblo and adopted Coast Miwok), with other special guests to be announced, moderated by Claire Greensfelder, Associate Director of the California Institute for Community, Art & Nature, in person, Toby's Feed Barn, 11250 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, free, donations welcome, 3:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.ptreyesbooks.com/event/malcolm-margolin-and-friends)
  • Craft Contemporary presents a poetry reading featuring Los Angeles Poet Laureate Lynne Thompson, Fretwork, winner of the Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize, poets Matthew Dickman, Wonderland, and Michelle Bitting, Nightmares & Miracles, with special guest poet Patricia Smith, Incendiary Art, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, in person, Craft Contemporary, 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, free, 6:00-8:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.craftcontemporary.org/programs)

31 JULY 2022 — sunday


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