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31 AUGUST 2023 — thursday

  • Medicine for Nightmares presents poet Walter Ancarrow, reading from his debut collection, Etymologies, winner of the 2021 Omnidawn Open, joined by drag performer and poet Robert Andrew Perez, the field, Northern California Book Award finalist 2017, Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00-9:00 pm PDT (More information here:
  • Community of Writers presents "An American Original: A Short Course on the Poetry of C.D. Wright (1949-2016)," on the prolific poet, author of One With Others, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and National Book Award-finalist, led by poets Forrest Gander, Be With, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and Brenda Hillman, In a Few Minutes Before Later, and is designed for those familiar with Wright's work as well as those reading her poetry for the first time, $300, $270 early bird discount by August 17, runs five-weeks, August 31-September 28, online, 4:00-6:00 pm PDT (Enroll here:
  • Mechanics' Institute presents novelist Lydia Kiesling, The Golden State, finalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, discussing her new book, Mobility, in conversation with Heather Bourbeau, online, $5-$10 public sliding scale, members free, Noon PDT (Register to attend:
  • Green Apple Books presents poet and editor Brennan DeFrisco, A Heart with No Scars, celebrating his new book, Honeysuckle & Nightshade, joined by poets Allie Marini, This Apiary, winner of the 2019 Glass Poetry Chapbook Contest, Lauren Parker, We Are Now the Thing in the Woods, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, I Miss You, Delicate, and Katie Aliféris, foolishly optimistic, Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here:

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