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Maxine Chernoff

Poetry Walk: Maxine Chernoff, Forrest Gander, Maya Khosla, more

15 SEPTEMBER 2019 — sunday

The 24th Annual Petaluma Poetry walk presents a full day of readings in a walk from venue to venue in downtown Petaluma: 11:00 a.m.: Barbara Swift Brauer, Rain, Like a Thief, Sonoma County Poet Laureate Maya Khosla, All the Fires of Wind and Light, and Camille Norton, A Folio for the Dark, Hotel Petaluma Ballroom, 205 Kentucky Street at Washington; Noon: Terri Glass, Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, Martin Hickel, and Erin Rodini, Body, in Good Light, The Bank, 199 Petaluma Blvd. North; 1:00: Diane Frank, Canon for Bears and Ponderosa Pines, poet and translator William Greenwood, and Jeanne Powell, River Front Café, 224 B Street; 2:00: Arnoldo García, Poets Against War & Racism, and Nina Serrano, poet and KPFA producer/host, North Bay Café, 25 Petaluma Blvd., South; 3:00: Poet and fiction writer Maxine Chernoff, Camera, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Forrest Gander, Be With, Copperfield's Bookstore, 140 Kentucky Street; 4:00: Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California anthology reading, with co-editors and contributors Lucille Lang Day, Ruth Nolan, and contributors Susan Cohen, Jack Foley, and Barbara Quick, Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington Street; 5:00: Phyllis Meshulam, Land of My Father's War, presents students from California Poets in the Schools (CalPoets) and Poetry Out Loud, with bilingual poetry in English and Spanish and other languages, Petaluma Historical Museum, 20 Fourth Street; 6:00: Raphael Block, Strings of Shining Silence: Earth Silence: Earth-Love Poems, former Marin County Poet Laureate Albert Flynn DeSilver, Letters to Early Street, poet and visual artist Maureen Hurley, poet, translator, visual artist Michael Koch, Street Theology, and Gail Mitchell, Bone Songs, Aqus Café, Foundry Wharf, 189 H Street (this venue is far from the other venues, prepare for a longer walk or drive to this one); Petaluma, free, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 (707/347-9793, www.petalumapoetrywalk.org)




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4 APRIL 2020 — saturday

5 APRIL 2020 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • This event is postponed. Check back for updates. A memorial poetry reading to honor the life of Les Gottesman, beloved writer, teacher, activist, and founder-publisher of Omerta Publications, with a reading of his work, as well as readings by Omerta poets, including Alan Senauke, Bill Crossman, Genny Lim, Hilton Obenzinger, Jack Hirschman, and Julie Rogers, piano by Bill Crossman, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, all are invited to bring food and drinks, donations in Les Gottesman's name may be made to Bird & Beckett, Omerta books will be available for purchase, 2:00-3:30 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)

6 APRIL 2020 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a featured poetry reading, open mic before and after, hosted by Elaine Brown, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)

7 APRIL 2020 — tuesday

8 APRIL 2020 — wednesday

9 APRIL 2020 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • This event is postponed. Check back for updates. Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Animal Children, and Sarah Kobrinsky, Nighttime on the Other Side of Everything, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)

10 APRIL 2020 — friday

    NORTH:
  • Poetry Connection reading series presents Albert Flynn DeSilver and Judy Halebsky, hosted by Terry Lucas, Marin County Poet Laureate, open mic to follow, light refreshments, The Fireside Room, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael, free, 7:00-9:00 (www.terrylucas.com/schedule.html)

11 APRIL 2020 — saturday

12 APRIL 2020 — sunday

13 APRIL 2020 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a featured poetry reading, open mic before and after, hosted by Jim Barnard, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)

14 APRIL 2020 — tuesday

15 APRIL 2020 — wednesday

    EAST:
  • The Distinguished Writers Series presents a poetry reading by Ilya Kaminsky, Deaf Republic, a finalist for the National Book Awards 2019, joined by student winners of the DeClercq Poetry Contest, Q&A and book signing to follow, sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, California State University, East Bay, Library, Biella Room, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, free and open to the public, 6:00-7:00 (www.csueastbay.libcal.com)

16 APRIL 2020 — thursday

17 APRIL 2020 — friday

18 APRIL 2020 — saturday

19 APRIL 2020 — sunday

20 APRIL 2020 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a featured poetry reading by Tony Aldarondo, Puerto Rican writer, actor, and musician, open mic before and after, hosted by Bruce Bagnell, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)

21 APRIL 2020 — tuesday

22 APRIL 2020 — wednesday

23 APRIL 2020 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • This event is postponed. Check back for updates. Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Meryl Natchez, Time Crunch, and Dion O'Reilly, Ghost Dogs, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)

24 APRIL 2020 — friday

    CENTRAL:
  • Cafe Society presents a reading and discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Forrest Gander, Be With, and Tess Taylor, reading from her new book of poetry Rift Zone, Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, 7:00-9:00 (www.kaleidoscopecoffee.com)

25 APRIL 2020 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Saturday Night Special, An East Bay Open Mic, monthly literary reading series, bring on/off theme poems, stories, comedy sketches, songs, or dances, three-minute maximum, theme announced at end of previous month's open mic, readings by two featured writers, hosted by Hollie Hardy and Tomas Moniz, last Saturday of every month, Nick's Lounge, 3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, 21+, free but one drink minimum, cash only, sign up 7:00, show 7:00-9:30 (510/652-NICK, www.nickslounge.com)

26 APRIL 2020 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • This event is postponed. Check back for updates. Poetry Flash presents a Sixteen Rivers Press book launch reading by Patrick Cahill, The Machinery of Sleep, Terry Ehret, co-translator of Plagios/Plagiarisms by Ulalume González de León, and Eliot Schain, The Distant Sound, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, wheelchair accessible, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)

27 APRIL 2020 — monday

28 APRIL 2020 — tuesday

29 APRIL 2020 — wednesday

30 APRIL 2020 — thursday


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