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Grace Schulman
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Grace Schulman and Rosa Lane

28 APRIL 2019 — sunday

Poetry Flash presents a reading by acclaimed poet and memorist Grace Schulman, Without a Claim, and Rosa Lane, Chouteau's Chalk, winner of the Georgia Poetry Prize, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, wheelchair accessible, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)


MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Rosa Lane's new book of poems, Chouteau's Chalk, is the winner of the Georgia Poetry Prize. Dawn McGuire says, "In Chouteau's Chalk, Rosa Lane becomes a lionhearted singer of the erotic: as life force, as madness, as mentor, as inventor…Lane's technical mastery serves the fierce music of the body, which, like desire itself, did bring me to my knees." Her previous collections are Tiller North and Roots and Reckonings. She an architect as well as a poet, and she splits her time between coastal Maine and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Grace Schulman's new book of poems is Without a Claim. Philip Schultz says, "Without a Claim is a modern book of Psalms. Indeed, the glory in these radiant sacred songs meld an art of high music with a nuanced love of the world unlike any we've heard before." She'll also be reading from her newly published memoir Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage, which tells the moving story of her love for her scientist husband, her care for him during a long, terminal illness, and her subsequent harrowing grief. Author of seven books of poems, including this new one and Days of Wonder: New and Selected Poems, which was a Library Journal Best Book of the Year, she is a Distinguished Professor of English at Baruch College, a former director of the Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y, and a former poetry editor at The Nation. Her honors include a Frost Medal for Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in American Poetry, the highest award of the Poetry Society of America, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and four Pushcart Prizes.




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23 AUGUST 2019 — friday

24 AUGUST 2019 — saturday

25 AUGUST 2019 — sunday

26 AUGUST 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents poet, novelist, and memorist Jerry Ratch, hosted by Gary Turchin, open mic before and after featured reading, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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  • Open Mic with Alexander McAlister, sign up through Facebook or just show up, The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster Street, Oakland, free, 6:30 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/870788299728965, oaklandoctopus.org)
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    EAST:
  • Writers On the Air (WOA), a Sacramento spoken word and word artists community that supports and encourages all writers, presents an open mic, five to seven-minutes, after each reading there will be a short positive critique on request, hosted by Todd Boyd, Creekside Cafè, 1750 Oaks Drive #170, Sacramento, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (www.meetup.com/Writers-On-the-Air)
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27 AUGUST 2019 — tuesday

    NORTH:
  • Marin Poetry Center Traveling Show presents Susan Gunter, Catharine Clark-Sayles, Marvin R. Hiemstra, Jeanne Rana, and Sandra Anfang in a poetry reading, hosted by Julia Vose, Rebound Books, 1611 4th Street, San Rafael, free, 7:00 (415/482-0550, www.marinpoetrycenter.org)
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28 AUGUST 2019 — wednesday

29 AUGUST 2019 — thursday

    NORTH:
  • Marin Poetry Center Traveling Show presents Kathleen McClung, Diane Kirsten Martin, Sandy Cross, David Glick, and Shelley Chesley in a poetry reading, hosted by Amanda Moore, Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, free, 7:00 (415/389-4292, www.marinpoetrycenter.org)
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    SOUTH:
  • Live Lit: Poetry and Story Open Mic series, every Thursday, hosted by Santa Clara Country Poet Laureate Mighty Mike McGee, open to the public, bring stories, poetry, rants, raves, and missives, Caffe Frascati, 315 South First Street, San Jose, free, sign up at 7:00, open mic 7:30 (www.pcsj.org)
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30 AUGUST 2019 — friday

31 AUGUST 2019 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Saturday Night Special presents featured poets, hosted by Holly Hardy, three-minute maximum open mic on the theme of exploring boundaries between public and private, all creative work welcomed, must be twenty-one, Nick's Lounge, 3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, free but one drink minimum, 7:00-9:30 (510/652-6425, nickslounge.com)
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