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Lucille Lang Day

Lucille Lang Day, Stephen Meadows, Kurt Schweigman

30 JUNE 2024 — sunday

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).


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MORE ABOUT THE READERS

Lucille Lang Day is the author of four poetry chapbooks and seven full-length collections, most recently Birds of San Pancho and Other Poems of Place. Left Margin LIT's David Roderick says, "Very few poets possess the acute observational power on display in Lucille Lang Day's Birds of San Pancho. In lyric, narrative, and meditative forms, Day's curiosity and love for the world radiate from every page. The life affirming vision in this book makes it a perfect read for our fraught time." She edited the anthology Poetry and Science: Writing Our Way to Discovery, coedited Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California and Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California, and authored two children's books and a memoir. Her honors include the Blue Light Poetry Prize, two PEN Oakland, Josephine Miles Literary Awards, the Joseph Henry Jackson Award, and eleven Pushcart Prize nominations. The founder and publisher of Scarlet Tanager Books, she is of Wampanoag, British, and Swiss/German descent.

Stephen Meadows's latest book of poems is Winter Work. Kitty Costello says, "These poems offer clear, clean witnessing of our beautiful aching world…Meadows brings us into deep sensory presence, filling us with reverence for each living moment, with grief for each precious, passing being." His previous collections include Releasing the Days, The Sounds of Rattles and Clappers, and The Dirt is Red Here. A descendant of the Ohlone peoples who built the Carmel Mission, gold rush families, and a farm family in Carmel Valley, his work has appeared in Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California and Red Indian Road West as well as the spoken word CDs Red Smoke Dawn Wind and Mignon Geli's Under a Buffalo Sun. His poem "For the Living" can be found on a bronze plaque along the Embarcadero on San Francisco's waterfront. Among his many occupations he worked for thirty years as a public radio programmer of folk music; he also worked for more than twenty years as an educator and mentor in public schools.

Kurt Schweigman's new book of poems is Confluences of Solitude. Jimmy Santiago Baca says, "Boisterous as rapids after rainfall, subversive and tactful, here's a poetry raised on fire and ice, love and loathing, sorrow and quiet joy. It bursts upon the reader like a wave of wind that unsettles our assumptions." Oglala/Sicangu Lakota born and raised in South Dakota, he formerly performed and published under the nom de plume of Luke Warmwater. With well over 200 featured readings he toured extensively across the United States and Europe with his spoken word poetry. Although long retired from competition, he won more than a few Poetry Slams. Published in several literary journals and anthologies, his forthcoming bilingual poetry book, Roots Define the Reach of my Branches, will be published by Gilgamesh Press in Mantua, Italy. Currently he is writing his first novel titled Sitting Bull in Paris, a work that is both contemporary and historical. He lives in Sonoma County, California.




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22 JULY 2024 — monday

23 JULY 2024 — tuesday

  • Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore welcomes Amy Stewart, The Drunken Botanist, to discuss her latest book, The Tree Collectors, a collection of vignettes describing the transformation of individuals obsessed with trees, Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.mrsdalloways.com/events/amy-stewart-presents-her-new-book-tree-collectors)
  • KALW presents a poetry reading, "Bay Writers: Sex, Intimacy, and the Body," on desire and sex, featuring poets Brittany Newell, Malcolm Squire, Sloka Krishnan, Theadora Walsh, and Wren Farrell, at KALW's pop-up community events space, 220 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/bay-writers-sex-intimacy-and-the-body-tickets-933602128097?aff=ebdssbdestsearch)
  • Warwick's welcomes journalist/author Dean Calbreath, The Wrong Stuff: The Extraordinary Saga of Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the Most Corrupt Congressman Ever Caught, to discuss his latest book, The Sergeant: The Incredible Life of Nicholas Said, Warwick's, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, free, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.warwicks.com/event/calbreath-2024)
  • Poetic License Sonoma Poetry Reading, "Water" is the theme, with guest poet and translator William Greenwood, Landscape/Cityscape, and poets Steve Trenam, Judith Vaugh, Leo McCloskey, Susanne Arrhenius, Kusum Jain, Joan Osterman; this not an open mic, it is a Zoom poetry series beamed from the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, registration is required by 3pm the day of the event to receive the Zoom link, a donation of $10 is also required for the link, you must receive notification of registration to log on, 1:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.sebarts.org/classeslectures/p/poetic-license-sonoma-topic-water-with-special-guest-poet-william-greenwood)
  • San Francisco Public Library welcomes indigenous poets from Oceania and Turtle Island to share poetry and stories, hosted by scholar and community organizer Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu, with poet Kim Shuck, online, free, 5:30 pm PDT (For more information, visit: sfpl.org/events/2024/07/23/performance-poetry-oceania-and-turtle-island)

24 JULY 2024 — wednesday

  • The Booksmith presents a book launch for Sarah Manguso, Very Cold People, for her new novel, Liars, in conversation with columnist Moira Donegan, The Guardian, The Booksmith, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.booksmith.com/event/manguso-liars)
  • Green Apple Books welcomes physician Dr. Dean-David Schillinger to discuss his nonfiction book, Telltale Hearts: A Public Health Doctor, His Patients, and the Power of Story, joined in conversation by José Vadi, Chipped: Writing from a Skateboarder's Lens, a memoir-in-essays, Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-dr-dean-david-schillinger-jos%C3%A9%C2%A0vadi)

25 JULY 2024 — thursday

  • Bookshop West Portal welcomes Catherine Newman, We All Want Impossible Things , to discuss her latest novel, Sandwich, in conversation with Jenny True, You Look Tired: An Excruciatingly Honest Guide to New Parenthood, Bookshop West Portal, 80 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.bookshopwestportal.com/event/catherine-newman-sandwich)
  • The Booksmith welcomes teacher/journalist Erik Davis, High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies, to present his most recent book, Blotter: The Untold Story of an Acid Medium, that covers the history of blotter paper, used in the distribution of LSD, in conversation with the "head of an LSD conspiracy that gained a new generation to the cause of LSD," Mark McCloud, The Booksmith, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.booksmith.com/blotterbook)
  • Warwick's welcomes poet/author Kamla K. Kapur to discuss her latest book, The Privilege of Aging: Savoring the Fullness of Life, Warwick's, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, free, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.warwicks.com/event/kapur-2024)
  • Green Apple Books welcomes fiction writer Molly Giles, Iron Shoes, to discuss her memoir, Life Span, Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-molly-giles)
  • Poetry Flash presents an exciting poetry reading by Dorianne Laux, Life and Earth, and Lynne Thompson, Blue on a Blue Palette, part of Poetry Flash's 50+ Anniversary celebration, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, two blocks north of Ashby BART, refreshments, free, 7:00 pm PDT (poetryflash.org).

26 JULY 2024 — friday

  • Green Apple Books welcomes journalist Jesse Katz for the release of his book, The Rent Collectors: Exploitation, Murder, and Redemption in Immigrant LA, Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-jesse-katz)

27 JULY 2024 — saturday

  • Warwick's welcomes historical-fantasy novelist Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches to discuss her latest in the All Souls series, The Black Bird Oracle, offsite at IPJ Theatre, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, 5555 Marian Way, San Diego, free, 2:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.warwicks.com/event/harkness-2024)
  • Marin Poetry Center's Traveling Show will visit Berkeley for an afternoon of poetry featuring readers: Judy Juanita, The High Price of Freeways, Judy Bertelsen, Susan Cohen, Democracy of Fire, Jeanne Wagner, Everything Turns Into Something Else, and Carol Dorf, Berkeley Public Library Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch, 1901 Russell Street, Berkeley, 2:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: marinpoetrycenter.org/programs/traveling-show-3)
  • The CODEX Foundation Logan Book Arts Center presents a two-day poetry printing workshop with Jonathan Gerkin; the class will honor Navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui, Flood Song, by teaching to print using one of his poems, CODEX Foundation, 1331 Seventh Street, Unit D, Berkeley, $320, 9:30 am PDT (For more information, visit: www.codexfoundation.org/events)

28 JULY 2024 — sunday

  • The CODEX Foundation Logan Book Arts Center presents a two-day poetry printing workshop with Jonathan Gerkin; the class will honor Navajo poet Sherwin Bitsui, Flood Song, by teaching to print using one of his poems, CODEX Foundation, 1331 Seventh Street, Unit D, Berkeley, $320, 9:30 am PDT (For more information, visit: www.codexfoundation.org/events)
  • Join Genie Cartier and special guests for "the Curve!" a special show that combines spoken word poetry, comedy, and acrobatics, Circus Center Theater, 755 Frederick Street, San Francisco, $18, 6:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-curve-an-acro-poem-tickets-929837768797?aff=ebdssbdestsearch)

29 JULY 2024 — monday

30 JULY 2024 — tuesday

  • ZYZZYVA Magazine presents Movie Night at the Roxie with novelists Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Fruit of the Drunken Tree, and R.O. Kwon, Exhibit; the featured film will be Secretary, Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, $15, 6:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: roxie.com/film/zzyva-movie-night-secretary)

31 JULY 2024 — wednesday

  • City Lights Bookstore welcomes poet and translator Daniel Borzutzky, The Performance of Becoming Human, discussing his latest book, The Murmuring Grief of the Americas, in conversation with Ricardo Alberto Maldonado, The Life Assignment, virtual on Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: citylights.com/events/daniel-borzutzky-in-conversation-with-ricardo-alberto-maldonado)
  • Lyrics & Dirges reading series presents Anastasia Lê, Taneesh Kaur, Linette Escobar, Jessica Ke'mani, Abby Bogomolny, hosted by MK Chávez and Sharon Coleman, curated by Sharon Coleman, Pegasus Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, refreshments, 7:00-9:00 pm PDT (www.pegasusbookstore.com)
  • Green Apple Books welcomes author Willy Vlautin, The Night Always Comes, to celebrate the release of his new book, The Horse; Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, Free, 7:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-willy-vlautin)

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