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Mia Ayumi Malhotra

"The Making of a Poet" with Mia Ayumi Malhotra

24 JANUARY 2023 — tuesday

Left Margin LIT presents "The Making of a Poet," a workshop led by poet Mia Ayumi Malhotra, Isako Isako, a California Book Award finalist and winner of the Alice James Award, this workshop looks at "mothering" as a radical practice and examines elements of craft in the work of women and nonbinary poets, six Tuesdays, January 24-February 28, online via Zoom, $395, 6:30-8:30 pm PST (Enroll here: www.leftmarginlit.org/the-making-of-a-poet-malhotra)





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4 FEBRUARY 2023 — saturday

5 FEBRUARY 2023 — sunday

  • The San Francisco Public Library presents a reading of environmental poetry, featuring Dee Allen, Elohi Unitsi, Avotcja, John Curl, Rainbow Weather, Lucille Lang Day, Birds of San Pancho and Other Poems of Place, Genny Lim, Winter Place, and devorah major, and then we became, hosted by playwright and editor Dr. Kim McMillon, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 1:00-2:30 pm PST (More information here: sfpl.org/events/2023/02/05/performance-environmental-poetry)
  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by Beverly Burch, Leave Me a Little Want, and Robert Thomas, Sonnets with Two Torches and One Cliff, in person, 2727 California Street, between Ward and Stuart Streets, Berkeley, free, 3:00 pm PST (poetryflash.org).
  • Book Passage presents best-selling author Patricia Engel, The Veins of the Ocean, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, discussing her new book, The Faraway World, a beautiful collection of stories exploring the spectrum of Latin American immigration, Book Passage, 51 Tama Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, free, 1:00 pm PST (More information here: www.bookpassage.com/event/patricia-engel-faraway-world-corte-madera-store)
  • San Diego Writers, Ink, presents an open mic reading with Poets Underground, held the first Sunday of each month, in person at Inspirations Gallery, upstairs in Barracks 16, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, #204, San Diego, donations at the door, 6:00 pm PST (More information here: www.sandiegowriters.org/2022-in-person-open-mic-sundays-with-poets-underground)

6 FEBRUARY 2023 — monday

  • Green Apple Books presents novelist Patricia Engel, Vida, winner of the Premio Biblioteca de Narrativa Colombiana and finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Fiction Award, celebrating the release of her short story collection, The Faraway World, Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PST (More information here: www.greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-patricia-engel)

7 FEBRUARY 2023 — tuesday

  • Green Apple Books presents poet Tina Cane, Body of Work, reading from and discussing her latest collection, Year of the Murder Hornet, joined by Tongo Eisen-Martin, Poet Laureate of San Francisco and author of Heaven Is All Goodbyes, winner of the California Book Award for Poetry and an American Book Award, and San Francisco Poet Laureate emerita Kim Shuck, Exile Heart, Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PST (More information here: www.greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-tina-cane-tongo-eisen-martin-and-kim-shuck)
  • Cobalt Poets presents a reading featuring poet Susan Nguyen, Dear Diaspora, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, with open mic to follow, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PST (Register to attend: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)
  • City Lights Books presents writer and editor Peter Turchi, discussing his new book, (Don't) Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before (and Other Essays on Writing Fiction), published by Trinity University Press, in conversation with best-selling author Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)

8 FEBRUARY 2023 — wednesday

  • City Lights Books presents award-winning novelist Isabel Waidner, Corey Fah Does Social Mobility, discussing their new book, Sterling Karat Gold, in conversation with poet and playwright Maxe Crandall, The Nancy Reagan Collection, finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Poetry, online via Zoom, free, Noon PST (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)

9 FEBRUARY 2023 — thursday

  • Open mic reading, anything goes, poetry, recitals, rants, rejoicings, come to read or to listen, and be a part of this collaborative experience, with musical accompaniment by Psi Process, every second Thursday of the month, The Ugly Mug Coffee House, 4640 Soquel Drive, Soquel, free, 5:30-7:15 pm PST
  • The monthly Poem Jam reading series presents writers published in the new anthology Uncommon Ground: BIPOC Journeys to Creative Activism, hosted by San Francisco Poet Laureate emerita Kim Shuck, What Unseen Thing Blows Wishes Across My Surface?, San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00-7:15 pm PST (More information here: sfpl.org/events/2023/02/09/performance-kim-shucks-poem-jam-celebrates-uncommon-ground)

10 FEBRUARY 2023 — friday

11 FEBRUARY 2023 — saturday

12 FEBRUARY 2023 — sunday

13 FEBRUARY 2023 — monday

14 FEBRUARY 2023 — tuesday

15 FEBRUARY 2023 — wednesday

16 FEBRUARY 2023 — thursday

17 FEBRUARY 2023 — friday

18 FEBRUARY 2023 — saturday

19 FEBRUARY 2023 — sunday

20 FEBRUARY 2023 — monday

21 FEBRUARY 2023 — tuesday

22 FEBRUARY 2023 — wednesday

23 FEBRUARY 2023 — thursday

  • Poet and artist Daniela Molnar celebrates her debut collection, Chorus, winner of the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Book Award, in conjunction with her solo art show of the same name, joined by poet Brenda Hillman, Extra Hidden Life, among the Days, come for an evening of art and poetry reading, Round Weather Gallery, 951 Aileen Street, Suite P, Oakland, free, 5:00 pm PST
  • Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate emerita, reads from her new collection of essays, Noodle, Rant, Tangent, San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00-7:15 pm PST (More information here: sfpl.org/events/2023/02/23/author-kim-shuck-noodle-rant-tangent)

24 FEBRUARY 2023 — friday

25 FEBRUARY 2023 — saturday

26 FEBRUARY 2023 — sunday

  • Valley Contemporary SoCal Poets Reading, featuring Laurel Ann Bogen, Washing a Language, Michael C. Ford, Emergency Exits, nominated for a 1998 Pulitzer Prize, Rick Lupert, I am not Writing a Book of Poems in Hawaii, E Amato, Swimming Through Amber, Beth Ruscio, Speaking Parts, Robert Krut, Watch Me Trick Ghosts, and Ashaki Jackson, Language Lesson, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, 2:00 pm PST (RSVP to attend: www.beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html)

27 FEBRUARY 2023 — monday

28 FEBRUARY 2023 — tuesday


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