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25 OCTOBER 2022 — tuesday

26 OCTOBER 2022 — wednesday

27 OCTOBER 2022 — thursday

  • Writers Read Ukiah presents a reading featuring poet Armand Brint, first Poet Laureate of Ukiah, recipient of a Jane Reichhold International Haiku Prize, and author of In the Name of Wonder, Brint's reading will be followed by an open mic, six minutes per reader, Grace Hudson Museum, 431 South Main Street, Ukiah, free, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here:
  • Book Passage presents award-winning author Joan Frank, Where You're All Going: Four Novellas, winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize for Short Fiction, reading from and discussing two new books, Late Work, a literary autobiography in essays, and Juniper Street, a novel, winner of the C&R Press 2021 Fiction Award, Book Passage, 51 Tama Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, free, 6:00 pm PDT (More information here:
  • Left Margin Lit presents the workshop "When Life Gives You Lemons: Embracing Cliché," led by poet Shara Lessley, The Explosive Expert's Wife, winner of the Sheila Margaret Motton Book Prize, attendees of the workshop will examine cliché as a generative resource and inspiration, as well as how to reevaluate language and make what is old new again, two Thursdays, October 27 and November 3, online via Zoom, $195, 6:00-8:00 pm PDT (Enroll here:
  • City Lights Books presents poet J. Estanislao Lopez, discussing his new collection, We Borrowed Gentleness, in conversation with poet and editor Kaveh Akbar, Pilgrim Bell, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • Beyond Baroque presents a reading by two Los Angeles-based indie presses, SunFlower Station and Not A Cult, featuring poets Sheila J. Sadr, Alexandra Jade, Tori Gesualdo, Edwin Bodney, A Study of Hands, and Paasha Motamedi, with a DJ set by DJ Ghosthouse, in-person and livestreamed on YouTube, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, free, 7:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:

28 OCTOBER 2022 — friday

  • Westside Sparkling presents "A Flight of Poets," an evening of poetry paired with sparkling wines, featuring poet and translator Brenda Hillman, In A Few Minutes Before Later, former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, Time and Materals, winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and poet Iris Jamahl Dunkle, West: Fire: Archive, Westside Sparkling, 14210 Bacchus Landing Way, Healdsburg, $55, each ticket includes the wine tasting, a charcuterie box, and a choice of a signed copy of Hillman, Hass, or Dunkle's book, 5:30-7:00 pm PDT (Purchase tickets here:
  • Join poet Ellen Bass, Indigo for the fifth series of Living Room Craft Talks, a series of talks exploring the craft of poetry with a different guest poet each week, with guest appearances from Ada Limón, recently named U.S. Poet Laureate and author of The Hurting Kind, Chris Abani, Smoking the Bible, Diane Seuss, Frank: Sonnets, Donika Kelly, The Renunciations, Naomi Shihab Nye, The Tiny Journalist, and Jane Hirshfield, Ledger, each week focuses on a different subject of poetry and teaches practical techniques that students can integrate into their own writing, online, runs six weeks, October 28-December 9, with a break on November 25, $300, full and partial scholarships available for BIPOC writers and those with financial needs, 9:00-11:15 am PDT (Register to attend:

29 OCTOBER 2022 — saturday

  • Point Reyes Books presents award-winning poets Brenda Hillman, Practical Water, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry, and Robert Hass, Time and Materials, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, reading and discussing Hillman's new collection, In a Few Minutes Before Later, in person, Dance Palace, 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, free, 4:00 pm PDT (More information here:
  • Join essayist Isidra Mencos as she celebrates her debut book, Promenade of Desire, a rich memoir about the author's life growing up in 1960s Spain, and her activism, sexual awakening, and search for intimacy in the aftermath of a repressive dictatorship, with a reading and Q&A with Brooke Warner, publisher of She Writes Press, followed by a salsa lesson with Felipe EldelaClave and party with DJ Luis Medina, in person, The Beat Dance Studio, 2560 Ninth Street, Suite 119, Berkeley, free, 7:30-10:30 pm PDT

30 OCTOBER 2022 — sunday

31 OCTOBER 2022 — monday

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