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Lisa Rosenberg

Keith Emmons and Lisa Rosenberg

3 MARCH 2019 — sunday

Poetry Flash presents a reading by Keith Emmons, Moondrifter Reverie, and Lisa Rosenberg, A Different Physics, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, wheelchair accessible, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)


MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Keith Emmons’s debut book of poems is Moondrifter Reverie. David Landau says, “Moondrifter Reverie invests the anxious 1970s with nobility and even, dare I say, with dignity. [It] recreates the sheer loveliness under the hustle bustle and delivers it fresh, via the poet’s handsome language.” A cum laude graduate of Harvard College, he lived for ten years in a waterfront houseboat community during the 1970s, where he wrote and also designed and built a floating home that won a first place award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Widely published in journals in the Bay Area, he now lives off the grid in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Lisa Rosenberg’s debut book, A Different Physics, won the 2017 Red Mountain Poetry Prize (both of these books are from Red Mountain Press). Kenneth Fields says, “Trained as a scientist and poet, Lisa Rosenberg brings both disciplines together in ways that are quietly terrifying…In landscape, as beautifully rendered as in any modern writer, she sees the potential for destruction familiar to us in the daily news.…” She holds degrees both in Physics and Creative Writing and served as Poet Laureate for San Mateo County 2017-2018. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford, she’s widely published in literary journals. She also worked as an engineer in the space program, founded a consulting practice, and flew as a private pilot. She has a craft essay forthcoming in The WAVES Anthology about her years in the military-industrial complex.




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22 MARCH 2019 — friday

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  • The Nomadic Press Open Mic presents six open-mic slots filled on a first-come, first-serve basis with to-be-announced music and features curated and emceed by Rene Vaz, fourth Friday of every month, Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Avenue, $10 sliding scale, sign up list opens 7:00 sharp, 7:00-9:00 (www.nomadicpress.org)
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23 MARCH 2019 — saturday

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  • Filmmaker and photographer Christopher Felver screens his celebrated documentary, Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder (88 minutes), preceded by an interview with the director, Felver, and Peter Maravelis from City Lights Books; this definitive documentary film crafts an incisive, sharply wrought portrait of Ferlinghetti that reveals his true role as catalyst to so many literary careers and the Beat movement itself, Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, $12, 1:30-3:30 (ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/6218?siteToken=4m48btf3yavn7xjk5yxk6nc40c)
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24 MARCH 2019 — sunday

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  • A Gala Open House 100th Birthday Party for Lawrence Ferlinghetti headquartered at City Lights with concurrent programming throughout the afternoon at three other North Beach venues: Canessa Gallery, 708 Montgomery Street, 1:00-5:00; Café Zoetrope, 916 Kearny Street, 2:00-3:00; Vesuvio's, 255 Columbus Avenue, 3:00-4:00; readings and festivities, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 1:00-5:00 (www.citylights.com)
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  • As part of the "Ferlinghetti in Photographs," exhibition, Lawrence: A Lifetime in Poetry, a documentary film by Giada and Elisa Polimeni, wil be screened, check websites for times to be announced, Canessa Gallery, 708 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, exhibit runs through March 28 (www.canessa.org, www.citylights.com)
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25 MARCH 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Mary Mackey, open mic, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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  • Adobe Books hosts a monthly writing workshop in their community space, Adobe Books, 3130 24th Street, San Francisco, to participate please email imagdaleno@gmail.com, 6:30-9:30 (www.adobebooks.com)
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26 MARCH 2019 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • KPFA presents acclaimed poet Carolyn Forché reading from and discussing What You Have Heard is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance, Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, a benefit for KPFA FM, $12 advance tickets online, or at Pegasus Books, Moe's Books, Mrs. Dalloways, and Books Inc. in Berkeley; Walden Pond Bookstore and East Bay Booksellers in Oakland, $15 at door, 7:30 (brownpapertickets.com)
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  • Book release party and celebration for The People v. Ferlinghetti: The Fight to Publish Allen Ginsberg's HOWL, with Ronald Collins and David Skover, City Lights Books, 261 Colombus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com)
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27 MARCH 2019 — wednesday

28 MARCH 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Photographer Ruby Ray celebrates the release of her new book, Ruby Ray: Kalifornia Kool/Photographs 1976-1982, a collection of photographs from the music, art, and literature of the industrial and punk scenes of San Francisco in the late 1970s and early 1980s, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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29 MARCH 2019 — friday

30 MARCH 2019 — saturday

31 MARCH 2019 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Walker Talks, the last Sunday of each month, Walker Brent III delivers his wide-ranging investigations into topics literary, mythological, and otherwise, Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, free, 2:30-4:00 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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