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24 FEBRUARY 2023 — friday

  • Skylight Books presents novelist Jac Jemc, My Only Wife, finalist for the 2013 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and winner of the Paula Anderson Book Award, discussing her new book, Empty Theatre, in conversation with fiction writer and essayist Amelia Gray, Isadora, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:00 pm PST (More information here:

25 FEBRUARY 2023 — saturday

  • Medicine for Nightmares presents poet and fiction writer Leticia Del Toro, reading from her debut chapbook, All We Are Told Not to Touch, in conversation with Norma Liliana Valdez, founder of the Xingona Collective and author of Preparing the Body, joined by guest poet Yaccaira Salvatierra and singer and jarana player Maria de la Rosa, Medicine for Nightmares, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00-8:30 pm PST (More information here:
  • Book Passage presents Brooklyn journalist Jake Bittle, discussing his book The Great Displacement, about those who are experiencing life on the move due to climate change. Book Passage 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, free, 1:00 pm PST (More information here: )
  • Book Passage presents H.H. Leonards, founder of The Mansion on O Street in Washington D.C., discussing her new book, Rosa Parks Beyond the Bus: Life, Lessons, and Leadership, a collection of memories and stories gathered from the decade that Rosa Parks was a guest in H.H. Leonards' home, in conversation with Dr. LaDonna Boyd, president of R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation, online, free, 4:00 pm PST (RSVP to attend:
  • 33rd Annual African American Celebration Through Poetry, featuring Oakland Poet Laureate Ayodele Nzinga, joined by Raymond Nat Turner, Karla Brundage, Darlene Roberts, Halima Oluyemi, Adrienne Danyelle Oliver, Gene Howell, Dajhila O'Blenis, Damu Sudi Alii, Zakiyyah G. E. Capehart, Bryant Bolling, Tanya Lazar Lea, Andre Le Mont Wilson, Garrett Murphy, Genay Markham, David Osaodion Odiase, and Zouhair Mussa, hosted by Wanda Sabir, online, free, 10:00 am-1:00 pm PST (RSVP to attend:
  • Book Passage presents novelist Tara Ison, reading from and discussing her new book, At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf, a story taking place during World War II France detailing the life of a twelve-year-old Parisian-Jewish girl disguised as a Catholic orphan, in conversation with Meridith Hall, author of Without a Map. Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, free, 3:00 pm PST (More information here: )
  • Fourth Saturdays presents a poetry reading by Kareem Tayyar, Let Us Now Priase Ordinary Things, and B.H. Fairchild, Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest, National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry-winner, reading from his new book, An Ordinary Life, Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Avenue, Claremont, free, 2:00 pm PST (More information here:

26 FEBRUARY 2023 — sunday

  • Valley Contemporary SoCal Poets Reading, featuring Laurel Ann Bogen, Washing a Language, Michael C. Ford, Emergency Exits, nominated for a 1998 Pulitzer Prize, Rick Lupert, I am not Writing a Book of Poems in Hawaii, E Amato, Swimming Through Amber, Beth Ruscio, Speaking Parts, Robert Krut, Watch Me Trick Ghosts, and Ashaki Jackson, Language Lesson, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, 2:00 pm PST (RSVP to attend:
  • Book Passage presents criminal justice journalist Graham Rayman, The NYPD Tapes, reading from Rikers: An Oral History, about Rikers Jail told by those whose lives have been changed by injustice, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, free, 1:00 pm PST (More information here: )
  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by Genny Lim Kra!, Maya Khosla All the Fires of Wind and Light, Chris Olander, River Light, John Curl, Rainbow Weather, online, via Zoom, free, 3:00 pm PST (Register to attend: please click here; you will receive an email with a link to join the reading)

27 FEBRUARY 2023 — monday

28 FEBRUARY 2023 — tuesday

  • Book Passage presents author and activist Lesley-Ann Brown, Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son, discussing her new book, Blackgirl on Mars, a profound memoir that follows the author's two years of travel in search of "home," in conversation with actor Elisa Donovan, who starred in the movie Clueless and authored the memoir Wake Me When You Leave, online, free, 1:00 pm PST (RSVP to attend:
  • Cobalt Poets presents a reading featuring poet George Hammons, Hungry to Bed/Love Poems, with open mic to follow, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore presents award-winning novelist Amy Poeppel, reading from and discussing her new book, The Sweet Spot, in conversation with editor and writer Anika Streitfeld, book signing to follow, free, Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-8:30 pm PST (More information here:
  • City Lights Books presents poet, essayist, and activist Margaret Randall, reading from two new books, Lupe's Dream and other stories, her first collection of fiction, and Vertigo of Risk: poems, joined in conversation by Garrett Caples, poet and editor at City Lights Books, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Medicine for Nightmares presents Earth Sessions, an eco-poetry reading and workshop, featuring readings from poets Leah Thomas, The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet, and Diandra Marizet, with a workshop led by Kiana Kazemi, environmental activist and storyteller, Medicine for Nightmares, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00-8:30 pm PST (More information here:

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