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17 JULY 2021 — saturday

Community of Writers presents Festival Day, a free, day-long event featuring readings, panels, and craft talks, with writers and special guests including best-selling novelist Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club, and actor Anna Deavere Smith, craft talks with novelists Janet Fitch, Michelle Latiolais, and screenwriter Megan Fay Raveneau, a virtual nature walk through Paige Meadows with naturalist Will Richardson, readings by Karen Joy Fowler, Tom Lutz, Peter Orner, and more, concluding with a reading by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, Time and Materials, with music by the CE Trio, free, with suggested donation, online, 8:30 am-7:00 pm PDT (Reserve your ticket here:

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30 SEPTEMBER 2023 — saturday

  • The Dancing Poetry Festival presents a memorial concert in honor of poet Richard Angilly, co-founder of the Poetic Dance Theater Company and who served as president of the Ina Coolbrith Circle for thirty years; the performance celebrates Angilly's life as well as the arts of poetry and dance together, Social Hall of Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington, free, 1:00-4:00 pm PDT (Email: to RSVP)
  • 42nd Annual Northern California Book Awards, honoring the published works and authors of Northern California, as well as California translators state-wide, presenting the FRED CODY AWARD, RECOGNITION and GROUNDBREAKER AWARDS, and awards in FICTION, POETRY, CREATIVE NONFICTION, GENERAL NONFICTION, CALIFORNIA TRANSLATION IN POETRY, CALIFORNIA TRANSLATION IN PROSE, CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, YOUNGER READERS, MIDDLE GRADE, YOUNG ADULT, bookselling follows, selected by Northern California Book Reviewers and sponsored by Poetry Flash, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 2:00 pm PDT (Check back for updates, or
  • Sacramento Poetry Alliance presents a poetry reading by Camille Norton, Corruption, and Stella Beratlis, Dust Bowl Venus, Sacramento Poetry Alliance, 1169 Perkins Way, Sacramento, free, 4:00 pm PDT (More information here:

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