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Jack Hirschman, Lynne Barnes, Kathy Evans, more, open mic

9 AUGUST 2021 — monday

Bird and Beckett Books celebrates the publication of Fog and Light: San Francisco Through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here, an anthology of poems exploring San Francisco off the beaten path, with readings by poets Jack Hirschman All That's Left, Lynne Barnes, Falling Into Flowers, Kathy Evans, Imagination Comes to Breakfast, Heather Saunders Estes, Cloudbreak, Elise Kazanjian, Jane Rades, A Rosary of Poems, Alice Rogoff, Mural, and Diane Frank, While Listening to the Enigma Variations, with open mic to follow, free, online via Zoom, 7:00 pm PDT (Zoom link here: birdbeckett.com/monday-august-9-on-zoom-at-7pmthe-bird-beckett-poetszooma-new-release-celebration-readingfog-light-san-francisco-poets-on-their-home-porteight-featured-readers-plus-an-open-mic)




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27 OCTOBER 2021 — wednesday

  • City Lights Books presents a memorial tribute to poet Diane di Prima (1934-2020), marking one year since she passed in October 2020, with numerous special guest readers including Hanif Abdurraqib, Garrett Caples, Cedar Sigo, and more to be announced, celebrating the publication of two new books of Diane di Prima's work, Revolutionary Letters: 50th Anniversary Edition and Spring and Autumn Annals, online, free, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)

28 OCTOBER 2021 — thursday

  • The Poetry Center presents poet and editor jayy dodd, Mannish Tongues, reading from her new book, The Black Condition ft. Narcissus, a beautiful profile of Black trans life during political turmoil, winner of the Poetry Center Book Award, in conversation with poet Lourdes Figueroa, Ruidos = To Learn Speak, online, free, 7:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: poetry.sfsu.edu/events/29204-poetry-center-book-award-reading-jayy-dodd-and-lourdes-figueroa)
  • The Center for Literary Arts of San José presents novelist and short story writer Patricia Engel reading from her New York Times best seller, Infinite Country, Hammer Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio (between 2nd and 3rd Street), downtown San José, free, 6:00 pm PDT (For more information: www.clasanjose.org)

29 OCTOBER 2021 — friday

30 OCTOBER 2021 — saturday

  • Point Reyes Books presents acclaimed essayist and memorist Rebecca Solnit, winner of the Northern California Book Award in Nonfiction for Recollections of My Nonexistence, discussing her new book, Orwell's Roses, a reexamination of George Orwell's life and writings through the lens of his passion for gardening, in conversation with artist and writer Jenny Odell, in-person event, Dance Palace, 503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, $28, ticket includes a copy of the book, 6:00 pm PDT (Purchase tickets here: www.ptreyesbooks.com/event/rebecca-solnit-and-jenny-odell)

31 OCTOBER 2021 — sunday


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