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Nick Paleologos, with open mic

17 JANUARY 2023 — tuesday

Cobalt Poets presents a reading featuring poet Nick Paleologos, Ad Versus Reaction, with open mic to follow, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PST (Register to attend: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)




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25 JUNE 2024 — tuesday

  • Left Margin Lit presents a two-day (June 18 and June 25) writing course as a part of their "Blank Page Series," with emerging author Rhea Bryce, day one will handle debunking writing myths and day two will discuss how writers can find inspiration when confronted with the blank page, Left Margin Lit, 1543 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, $60, 6:30 pm PDT (For more information, visit: leftmarginlit.org)
  • Warwick's welcomes novelist Claire Lombardo, The Most Fun We Ever Had, to discuss her latest book, Same As It Ever Was, joined in conversation by artist and podcaster Jason Blitman, Gays Reading, Warwick's, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, free, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.warwicks.com/event/lombardo-2024)
  • Green Apple Books welcomes Madeleine Cravens to celebrate the launch of her new poetry collection, Pleasure Principle, joined in conversation by Angie Sijun Lou, Dark Soil, Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-madeleine-cravens-angie-sijun-lou)
  • City Arts and Lectures welcomes novelists Gabrielle Zevin, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Rebecca Handler, Edie Richter Is Not Alone, Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, $36, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.cityarts.net/event/gabrielle-zevin)

26 JUNE 2024 — wednesday

  • The Booksmith welcomes poet K-Ming Chang,Bestiary, reading from Cecilia, and poet Jennifer Tseng, The Passion of Woo & Isolde, reading from Thanks for Letting Us Know You Are Alive: Poems, The Booksmith, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.booksmith.com/event/chang-tseng)
  • Warwick's welcomes bestselling nonfiction author Eric Blehm, Fearless, to discuss his latest book, The Darkest White: A Mountain Legend and the Avalanche That Took Him, Warwick's, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, free, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.warwicks.com/event/blehm-2024)
  • Afikomen Judaica welcomes poet Anna Goodman Herrick for a celebration of her new release, A Speaker is a Wilderness: Poems on the Sacred Path from Broken to Whole, Afikomen Judaica, 3042 Claremont Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.afikomen.com/upcoming-events/anna-goodman-herrick)
  • Skylight Books welcomes essayist Jennifer Kabat to discuss her new memoir, The Eighth Moon: A Memoir of Belonging and Rebellion, in conversation with Chris Kraus, After Kathy Acker: A Literary Biography, Skylight Books, 1818 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.skylightbooks.com/event/skylight-jennifer-kabat-presents-eight-moon-w-chris-kraus)
  • Green Apple Books welcomes journalist Carvell Wallace to celebrate the launch of his memoir, Another Word for Love, joined in conversation by R.O. Kwon, Exhibit, Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-carvell-wallace-ro-kwon)

27 JUNE 2024 — thursday

  • Pegasus Books presents an evening of music and storytelling with Alan Bern, who will be reading from his book In the Pace of the Path, reading will be accompanied by cellist Gael Alcock, who will perform Bach's Cello Suite #4 in honor of Larry Bensky, host of KPFA's "Sunday Salon" and "Piano," Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.pegasusbookstore.com/bern)
  • Literary Speakeasy is celebrating Pride Month by pairing up with the LGBTQ+ literary organization, Foglifter, readings by Foglifter editorial team or those who have been published by Foglifter including poet Nefertiti Asanti, Fist of Wind, novelist/poet K-Ming Chang, Bestiary, author Luiza Flynn-Goodlett, Tender Age, Edward Gunawan, The Way Back, and saahil m., Martuni's, 4 Valencia Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.sfstation.com/literary-speakeasy-celebrates-foglifter-e2472397 or visit the Literary Speakeasy Facebook page)
  • Warwick's welcomes journalist Maggie Mertens to discuss her latest book, Better Faster Farther: How Running Changed Everything We Know about Women, Warwick's, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, free, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.warwicks.com/event/mertens-2024)
  • "Skulls & Stairs" features poets and writers with punk and rebel attitudes including Omar Bárcena,Poemas desde el otro lado, Lily Lady, quickie, Jack Skelley, Myth Lab: Theories of Plastic Love, and Brittany Menjivar, Parasocialite, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, free, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/skulls-stairs-brittany-menjivar-omar-barcena-lily-lady-jack-skelley-tickets-920364142927)
  • Writers Read Ukiah presents a reading featuring Steve Hellman, followed by an open mic, six-minutes per reader, emceed by Michael Riedell, Grace Hudson Museum, 431 South Main Street, Ukiah, $5 suggested donation, 7:00 pm PDT (Email: innisfreeriedell@gmail.com for more information)

28 JUNE 2024 — friday

  • The Beach City Writers Conference is an annual conference where educators, writers, and lovers of literature can come together to discuss and celebrate the transformative power of literature; Gathering of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of The Community Literature Initiative (CLI) includes workshops, panels, and lectures, Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey, starts at $125, 11:00 am PDT (For more information, visit: www.clibcwc.com)
  • Book Soup welcomes Essie Chambers to read from and discuss her new novel, Swift River, Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, Los Angeles, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.booksoup.com/event/essie-chambers)
  • Skylight Books presents "Women in Horror," a panel featuring women horror writers including Monika Kim,The Eyes Are the Best Part, CJ Leede, Maeve Fly, Jennifer Thorne, Diavola, and Liz Kerin, First Light, moderated by filmmaker/writer Brea Grant, Torn Hearts, Skylight Books, 1818 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.skylightbooks.com/event/skylight-women-horror-panel-moderated-brea-grant)

29 JUNE 2024 — saturday

  • The Beach City Writers Conference is an annual conference where educators, writers, and lovers of literature can come together to discuss and celebrate the transformative power of literature; Gathering of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of The Community Literature Initiative (CLI) includes workshops, panels, and lectures, University Southern California -Taper Hall, 3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, starts at $125, 9:30 am PDT (For more information, visit: www.clibcwc.com)
  • City Arts and Lectures welcomes memoirist, essayist, and critic Claire Dederer, Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses in conversation with filmmaker Brit Marling, A Murder at the End of the World, discussing Dederer's new book, Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma, an interrogation of art in the age of #MeToo and an elaboration of her essay, "What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?" Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, $39, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.cityarts.net/event/claire-dederer)
  • Writing from Your Soul, created and hosted by Fairfield Poet Laureate Suzanne Bruce, Her Visions—Her Voices, presents poetry and music by poet and cellist, Diane Frank, While Listening to the Enigma Variations, and an open mic, Fairfield Cordelia Library, 5500 Business Center Drive, Fairfield, free, 1:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: allevents.in/fairfield/writing-from-your-soul-poetry-event/200026579054320, or email fairfieldpoetlaureate@gmail.com)

30 JUNE 2024 — sunday

  • The Beach City Writers Conference is an annual conference where educators, writers, and lovers of literature can come together to discuss and celebrate the transformative power of literature; Gathering of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of The Community Literature Initiative (CLI) includes workshops, panels, and lectures, University Southern California -Taper Hall, 3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, starts at $125, 9:30 am PDT (For more information, visit: www.clibcwc.com)
  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by Lucille Lang Day, Birds of San Pancho and Other Poems of Place, Stephen Meadows, Winter Work, and Kurt Schweigman, Confluences of Solitude, Jered's Pottery, 5743 A Horton Street, Emeryville, refreshments, free, 3:00 pm PDT (poetryflash.org, jeredspottery.com).
  • Hip Pocket Press presents a book launch for their new publications, featuring readings by D. James Smith via audio/video from his new book, Cafe Dissertation; Charles Entrekin who will be present and read poems from his new book, Poems from the Threshold; Gene Berson, The Work Ethic of the Shopping Cart Shaman; and Gail Entrekin, Poetry Editor of Hip Pocket Press, reading from her 2023 book, Walking Each Other Home, Yggdrasil Garden, 575 H Street, Benicia, free, 2:00 pm PDT (For more information, contact: gailentrekin@gmail.com)

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