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Isidra Mencos

29 OCTOBER 2022 — saturday

Join essayist Isidra Mencos as she celebrates her debut book, Promenade of Desire, a rich memoir about the author's life growing up in 1960s Spain, and her activism, sexual awakening, and search for intimacy in the aftermath of a repressive dictatorship, with a reading and Q&A with Brooke Warner, publisher of She Writes Press, followed by a salsa lesson with Felipe EldelaClave and party with DJ Luis Medina, in person, The Beat Dance Studio, 2560 Ninth Street, Suite 119, Berkeley, free, 7:30-10:30 pm PDT

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30 NOVEMBER 2023 — thursday

  • City Lights Books presents Oscar Peñaranda, poet, activist, and founding member of the Filipino American National Historical Society, for an evening of storytelling and literary pyrotechnics, featuring a reading from Peñaranda's latest book, Follower of the Seasons, joined by Shirley Ancheta, Joaquin Tuason Cruz, and Jason Bayani, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Raffi Del Bourgo, A Tune Both Familiar and Strange, forthcoming, and David Watts, Katy Bridge, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, two blocks north of Ashby BART, refreshments, free, 7:00 pm PST (

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