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13 NOVEMBER 2016 — sunday

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  • Poetry Flash presents a Four Way Books poetry reading by Karen Brennan and Elizabeth T. Gray, Jr., request ASL interpreters one week in advance from editor@poetryflash.org, wheelchair accessible, Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965, dieselbookstore.com)
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  • Bay Area Writing Project presents a poetry reading by Joyce Young and Glenn Ingersoll, open mic before featured reading, hosted by Judy Bebelaar, refreshments; the Bay Area Writing Project is a collaborative program between UC Berkeley and Bay Area schools dedicated to improving writing and teaching at all levels, in all disciplines, Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, free, 3:00-4:30 (judy@judybebelaar.com, www.bayareawritingproject.org)
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  • Children's book author and illustrator LeUyen Pham reads from The Bear Who Wasn't There, Diesel, A Bookstore, 2419 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, free, 1:00-1:30 (415/785-8177, www.dieselbookstore.com)
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14 NOVEMBER 2016 — monday

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  • Silicon Valley lawyer Lawrence Levy discusses and signs To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History, Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, free, 7:00 (510/653-9965, www.dieselbookstore.com)
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  • Distinguished Writers Series, Department of English at Cal State East Bay presents a reading by Latino novelist and painter Maceo Montoya, The Scoundrel and the Optimist and The Deportation of Wopper Barraza, hosted by Steve Gutierrez, Cal State East Bay, University Library Biella Room,
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  • Poetry Express presents a featured reader, plus an open reading, hosted by Jim Barnard, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (PoetryExpress@gmail.com, poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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  • Drop-in freewrite group for poets, creative prose writers, playwrights, and other creative writers led by poet, prose writer and director Robin Leslie Jacobson, meets second Monday of the month, Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission, at E, San Rafael, free, 7:00-9:00 (marinpoetrycenter.org/programs.php)
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15 NOVEMBER 2016 — tuesday

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  • As part of the 2016 Dada World Fair, poet and translator Alan Bernheimer discusses and signs his translation of the French literary classic, Philippe Soupault's Lost Profiles: Memoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism, joining him will be editor Garrett Caples; the classic book, appearing for the first time in English, is a first-person account of a crucial period in modernism, the transition from Dada to Surrealism through personal portraits of Joyce, Proust, Apollinaire, Reverdy, Cendrars, and more by the co-founder of the Surrealist Movement, Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, free, 7:00 (510/653-9965, www.dieselbookstore.com, www.dadaworldfair.net)
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16 NOVEMBER 2016 — wednesday

17 NOVEMBER 2016 — thursday

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  • Poetry Flash presents poetry in translation by three Bay Area translators reading from their new books: Dan Bellm reads from his translations of French poet Pierre Reverdy, Stephen Kessler reads his translations of Argentinian poet Julio Cortázar, and Carolyn L. Tipton reads her translations of Spanish poet Rafael Alberti, request ASL interpreters one week in advance at editor@poetryflash.org, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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  • Third Thursday Poetry & Jazz Improv Reading Series features Albert Flynn DeSilver, hosted by blake more, reading begins with live jazz by local musicians and an open mic with jazz improv, 215 Main Pub, 215 Main Street, Point Arena, free, 7:30 (707/884-9189, blake@snakelyone.com, www.facebook.com/215main)
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  • Marin Poetry Center presents "A Panel on Diversity in Literature: Inviting the Quieted Voices to Speak," featuring poets Bonnie Wai-Lee Kwong, Danusha Lameris, Susan Terris, Amos White, and Javier Zamora, light refreshments, Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Street, San Rafael, $5/$3 members, students free, 7:30 (415/388-4033, www.marinpoetrycenter.org)
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18 NOVEMBER 2016 — friday

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  • Celebration for the new issue of the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, with poets Joanne Mallari, Cesar Love, Alice Rogoff, Will Walker, and others, The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, at Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 7:00-9:00 (www.kerouac.com)
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19 NOVEMBER 2016 — saturday

20 NOVEMBER 2016 — sunday

21 NOVEMBER 2016 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents a featured reader, plus an open reading, hosted by Bruce Bagnell, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (PoetryExpress@gmail.com, poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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22 NOVEMBER 2016 — tuesday

23 NOVEMBER 2016 — wednesday

24 NOVEMBER 2016 — thursday

25 NOVEMBER 2016 — friday

26 NOVEMBER 2016 — saturday

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  • A reading of flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and poetry by Kevin Gunn, Rob Lipton, Clive Matson, Jayne McPherson, Christine No, John Panzer, and Connie Post, music by cellist Gael Alcock, Bazaar Café, 5927 California Street, San Francisco, 7:00-9:30
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27 NOVEMBER 2016 — sunday

28 NOVEMBER 2016 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents an open reading on the writing prompt "Pool"; Prompt Nights "the group nominates a work which then is eligible for publication in our online magazine at the end of the year," hosted by Liz Alford, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (PoetryExpress@gmail.com, poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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29 NOVEMBER 2016 — tuesday

30 NOVEMBER 2016 — wednesday


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