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23 JULY 2023 — sunday

  • Poets in the Park presents a reading with Kevin Dublin, Eulogy, Heather Saunders Estes, All in Measure, Robin Michel, Beneath a Strawberry Night Sky, and Angie Minkin, Balm for the Living, followed by an open mic, and magic performance by Magic Dan, books will be available for purchase and signing, the event includes poetry activities for kids of all ages, Tunnel Top Park, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco, free, 1:00-3:00 pm PDT (More information here:
  • City Lights Books celebrates its 70th anniversary with a poetry reading by some of the Bay Area's best poets, featuring Josiah Luis Alderete, James Cagney, Meilani Clay, soledad con carne, Donna de la Perrière, Forrest Gander, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Juba Kalamka, Joseph Lease, D.A. Powell, Jenny Qi, Dean Rader, Barbara Jane Reyes, Kim Shuck, Maw Shein Win, and Matthew Zapruder, musical accompaniment TBA, come celebrate the landmark bookstore and its history of poetry and publishing, Kerouac Alley, next to City Lights Books, between Grant and Columbus Avenues, San Francisco, free, 1:00 pm PDT (More information here:
  • CalPoets' 2023 Statewide Symposium concludes with breakout sessions led by CalPoets' Poet Teachers Dawn Trook and more TBA; come for a weekend of poetry readings and workshops, open to the public and aimed at literary teaching artists, new and experienced, workshops will focus on the theme "The Poetics of Connection," and how poetry can bring communities together and encourage growth, overnight lodgings are available but limited, ticket prices vary $65-$395, depending on lodgings and meals, with special pricing for active poet-teachers, Cal Poly Pomona, 3801 W. Temple Avenue, Pomona, 2:00 pm-8:30 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • Clarion Performing Arts Center presents an open mic music and talent showcase, bring songs or poems to share and enjoy the talents of the other participants, Clarion Performing Arts Center, 2 Waverly Place, San Francisco, pay what you can, 4:00-6:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend:

24 JULY 2023 — monday

  • Blue Light at the Gallery presents a reading with poets from the Blue Light Press Summer Workshop, featuring Jennifer Hawthorne, Anna Kodama, Grace Ocasio, Lisha Adela Garcia, Jean Hackett, Kay Barnes, Nancy Lee Melmon, Pat Barone, Jennifer Lagier, Claudia Reder, Mary Kay Rummel, MJ Moore, Melissa Hobbs, Robin Gabbert, Mylo Schaaf, and Diane Frank, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PDT (RSVP to to receive the Zoom link)

25 JULY 2023 — tuesday

  • Cobalt Poets presents a poetry reading by featured poet Catherine Daly, DaDaDa, Vauxhall, followed by an open mic, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • Poetic License Sonoma, a quarterly reading, features Gwynn O'Gara, We Who Dream, with poets Steve Trenam, Judith Vaughn, Joseph Cutler, Kusum Jain, Susanne Arrhenius, and Leo McCloskey, and guest student poets from SRJC, this reading's topic is Science, Q&A; online via Zoom, $10 suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend:
  • Poetic Tuesdays with MoAD presents a reading by poet and spoken word artist Dazié Rustin Grego-Sykes, Black Faggotry, poet Christell Victoria Roach, Bluesing, performing artist Tossie Long, poet Jessica Ke'mani, Power of Our Wombs, and interdisciplinary artist Troy Rockett, Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Gardens, 760 Mission Street, San Francisco, free, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm PDT (More information here:

26 JULY 2023 — wednesday

  • Left Margin LIT presents novelist Hannah Mitchell, The Defections, discussing her new book, Excavations, in conversation with David Roderick, co-founder of Left Margin LIT, the book will be available for purchase at the event, Berkeley Public Library, North Branch, 1170 The Alameda, Berkeley, free, 6:30 pm-7:30 pm PDT (More information here:

27 JULY 2023 — thursday

  • Beyond Baroque presents poet, screenwriter, and translator Kenneth Reveiz, celebrating their debut collection, MOPES: A Book of Poems in Three Acts, winner of the Fence Modern Poets Series Prize, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, free, 8:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend:

28 JULY 2023 — friday

29 JULY 2023 — saturday

  • Second Sundays presents a special reading, "Pride & Joy,' to finish out Pride Month, featuring queer poets griffin epstein, Nicole Tallman, Lannie Stabile, Andrea Deeken, Ben Kline, and Dior J. Stephens; come hear poetry that celebrates queer joy, online via Zoom, free, 5:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • Marin Poetry Center presents their Summer Traveling Show 2023, featuring poets Carol Sheldon, Morgan Reed, Barry Peterson, Ella Eytan, Angelika Quirk, Simona Carini, hosted by Sandra Cross, Mill Valley Public Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, free, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm PDT (More information here:
  • Beyond Baroque presents poet and visual artist Mahtem Shiferraw, Fuchsia, winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, reading from her newest book, Nomenclatures of Invisibility, joined by poet Jessica Abughattas, Strip, winner of the 2020 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize, book signings will follow the reading, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, free, 7:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend:

30 JULY 2023 — sunday

31 JULY 2023 — monday

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