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11 SEPTEMBER 2017 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents reading by Tureeda Mikell, open reading follows, need a prompt for the open reading? "Lower Case," hosted by Jim, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (PoetryExpress@gmail.com, poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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12 SEPTEMBER 2017 — tuesday

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  • Poetry at the Albany Library features "The Moon is Almost Full: Chana Bloch's final poems," an open reading by her family, longtime friend and colleague Chana Kronfeld, her poetry group member Dan Bellm, and others, celebrating Chana Bloch by sharing their words or reading their favorite Chana Bloch poem, copies of her posthumously published book, The Moon Is Almost Full, will be available at the event, hosted by Catherine Taylor, second Tuesdays, Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, 1247 Marin Avenue, Albany, free, 7:00-9:00 (510/526-3720, albanylibrary.wordpress.com)
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  • Rafael Jesús González will be named the first official Poet Laureate of the City of Berkeley at the Berkeley City Council meeting, everyone welcome to show support for this exciting project, Berkeley City Hall, City Council Chambers, 2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Berkeley, 6:00 (City Clerk Department: 510/981-6900, www.cityofberkeley.info)
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  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Sarah Page and Tony Robles, curated by Jack Hirschman, North Beach Branch Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30 (415/522-8602, www.friendssfpl.org/events/tuesdays-at-north-beach.html)
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13 SEPTEMBER 2017 — wednesday

14 SEPTEMBER 2017 — thursday

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  • Poet, activist, and community organizer Tongo Eisen-Martin reads from and performs from his new book, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, Pocket Poets Series No. 61, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 8:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Erica Goss, Night Court, and Gillian Wegener, This Sweet Haphazard, 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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  • The SFSU Poetry Center presents a poetry reading and conversation with Martha Ronk, Ocular Proof, and Paul Vangelisti, Solitude, The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/338-2227, www.sfsu.edu)
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  • San Francisco Poet Laureate celebration announces the brand new laureate, Kim Shuck, she will read her poetry and deliver her Inaugural Address to present her plans as poet laureate, a book sale follows the event, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, at Grove, San Francisco, reception: 5:00, program 6:00 (415/557-4277, sfpl.org)
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  • The Holloway Series in Poetry presents a reading by giovanni singleton, AMERICAN LETTERS: works on paper, this year's Holloway Lecturer in Poetry and Poetics, followed by a reception with refreshments in the English Department Lounge, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall, Third Floor, University of California campus, Berkeley, free and open to the public, reading 6:30, reception 7:30 (hollowayreadingseries.wordpress.com)
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15 SEPTEMBER 2017 — friday

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  • A poetry reading by Jerry Ratch, author of thirteen books of poetry, and Ralph Dranow, A New Life, open mic follows, refreshments, Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (510/644-4930, www.expressionsgallery.org)
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16 SEPTEMBER 2017 — saturday

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  • Poetry at Florey's Book Company presents a reading by the new Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, Lisa Rosenberg, and Nan Cohen, an open mic limited to three-minute spots starts the event, potluck refreshments, Florey's Book Company, 2120 Palmetto Avenue, Pacifica, 7:30-9:30 (650/355-8811)
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17 SEPTEMBER 2017 — sunday

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  • "Once and Future Planet: Plants, Water, and People," a meditation on the environment, immigration, corporatization, and the future of our relationship to the planet and each other with Red Hen Press nonfiction author Florencia Ramirez, essayist Pope Brock, and novelist Karen Gettert Shoemaker, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 5:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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  • The 22nd Annual Petaluma Poetry Walk presents a full-day of readings in a walk from venue to venue in downtown Petaluma: 11:00 a.m.: Gregory Mahrer, A Provisional Map of the Lost Continent, Erin Rodoni, Body, in Good Light, and former Modesto poet laureate Gillian Wegener, This Sweet Haphazard, Seed Bank, 199 Petaluma Blvd. North, at Washington; Noon: Beatriz Lagos, The Great Petaluma Mill, Gwynn O'Gara, Snake Woman Poems, Bill Vartnaw, Postcards, Riverfront Art Gallery, 132 Petaluma Blvd. North; 1:00: Geri Digiorno, Rosetta Mary, Gregory W. Randall, A Cartography of Selves, Tom Sharp, Spectacles: A Sampler of Poems and Prose, Cultivate, 5 Petaluma Blvd., South, suite D; 2:00: wandering poet-printer-yogi, Richard Denner a.k.a. Jampa Dorje, potter and writer of epics, Daniel Michael McKenzie, translator and poet, Pat Nolan, North Bay Cafe, 25 Petaluma Blvd, South; 3:00: Terry Ehret, Night Sky, Sonoma County Poet Laureate Iris Jamahl Dunkle, There's a Ghost in this Machine of Air, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street; 4:00: Celebration of poet David Bro mige (1933-2009) and his poems, The Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington Street; 5:00: Sandra Anfang, Looking Glass Heart, Katherine Hastings, Shakespear & Stein Walk Into a Bar, Maya R. Khosla, Song of the Forest After Fire, Petaluma Historical Museum, 20 4th Street; 6:00: Raphael Block, Strings of Shining Silence: Earth-Love Poems, guitarist David Field, Ed Coletti, The Problem with Breathing, musician Justin Coletti, poet and prose writer David Madgalene, bass player Steve Shain, composer and multi-instrumentalist Kirk Charles Heydt, harpist and singer/songwriter Susan T. Mashlyama, Aqus Café, Foundry Whart, 189 H Street (this venue is far from the other venues, prepare for a longer walk or drive to this one); Petaluma, free, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 (petalumapoetrywalk.org)
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18 SEPTEMBER 2017 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents reading by Lenore Weiss, open reading follows, need a prompt for the open reading? Use some English words that are not common anymore, such as "jargogles," "apricity," "monsterful," hosted by Bruce, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (PoetryExpress@gmail.com, poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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19 SEPTEMBER 2017 — tuesday

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  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Jeanne Powell and Clyde Always, curated by Jack Hirschman, North Beach Branch Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30 (415/522-8602, www.friendssfpl.org/events/tuesdays-at-north-beach.html)
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  • Karen Tei Yamashita celebrates the release of her new work of experimental fiction, Letters to Memory, an excursion through the Japanese internment, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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20 SEPTEMBER 2017 — wednesday

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  • Lyrics & Dirges monthly reading series presents Sara Campos, Maya Chinchilla, Leticia Hernández-Linares, Adela Najarro, and León Salvatierra, with guest host Harold Terezón, hosted and curated by MK Chavez and Sharon Coleman, refreshments, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:30 (510/649-1320, www.pegasusbookstore.com)
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  • Brontez Purnell reads from his new novel, Since I Laid My Burden Down: An Uninhibited Exploration of Growing Up Gay in 1980s Alabama, with a special appearance by The Younger Lovers, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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  • KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents a Tribute to Margaret Randall, writer, poet, feminist, photographer, and international activist, with Alejandro Murguía, former San Francisco Poet Laureate, Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, $18 door/advance tickets $15 from independent bookstores in Berkeley or brownpapertickets.com, 7:30 (510/967-4495, https://kpfa.org/events/category/kpfa-benefits)
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21 SEPTEMBER 2017 — thursday

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  • Reception and book signing celebrating Francis Ford Coppola's Live Cinema and Its Techniques, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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  • The SFSU Poetry Center presents a poetry reading and conversation with Douglas Kearney Patter, and Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, The Easy Body, The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/338-2227, www.sfsu.edu)
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  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Brittany Perham, Double Portrait, and Matthew Siegel, Blood Work, 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 Ida Egli, 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, 7:00 (707/884-9189, blake@snakelyone.com, www.facebook.com/215Main)
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22 SEPTEMBER 2017 — friday

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  • The New Talkies, live film narration by Jaime Cortez, Tongo-Eisen-Martin, Douglas Kearney, Nicole McJamerson, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, Konrad Steiner, Jennifer Tamayo, Anuj Vaidya, and Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal,
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  • Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today presents a reading by Jocelyn Saidenberg and Robert Glück, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, BAMPFA admission free for UC Berkeley students, 6:00 (510/642-0808, communalpresence.com, bampfa.org)
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  • A poetry reading by British poet Clive Wilmer, from Urban Pastorals, his sequence of prose poems about the England of the poet's childhood, and ideas of John Ruskin, paradise, and the ideal society, limited seating, Holton Studio Frame-Makers, 2100 Fifth Street, at Addison, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/450-0350, www.holtonframes.com)
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23 SEPTEMBER 2017 — saturday

24 SEPTEMBER 2017 — sunday

25 SEPTEMBER 2017 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents reading by Dave Holt, open reading follows, need a prompt for the open reading? "Outer Limits," hosted by J.D., Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (PoetryExpress@gmail.com, poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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26 SEPTEMBER 2017 — tuesday

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  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Kristina Brown and Stephen Kessler, curated by Jack Hirschman, North Beach Branch Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30 (415/522-8602, www.friendssfpl.org/events/tuesdays-at-north-beach.html)
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  • Poet Matthew Zapruder in conversation with Oscar Villalon, managing editor of ZYZZYVA literary journal, celebrating the release of Why Poetry, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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27 SEPTEMBER 2017 — wednesday

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  • An evening with celebrated poet Yrsa Daley-Ward reading from Bone, a poignant collection of autobiographical poems about the heart, life, and inner self, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:30 (510/649-1320, www.pegasusbookstore.com)
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  • Josh Weil reads from his new novel, The Age of Perpetual Light, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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28 SEPTEMBER 2017 — thursday

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  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Thomas Centolella, Almost Human, and Susan Gubernat, The Zoo at Night, 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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  • The SFSU Poetry Center presents a poetry reading and conversation with Camille T. Dungy, Trophic Cascade, and Javier Zamora, Unaccompanied, The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/338-2227, www.sfsu.edu)
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  • Celebrating the release of Heaven is All Goodbyes, the much-awaited second book by Tongo Eisen-Martin, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:30 (510/649-1320, www.pegasusbookstore.com)
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  • Zoe Quinn discusses Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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29 SEPTEMBER 2017 — friday

30 SEPTEMBER 2017 — saturday


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