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5 MARCH 2020 — thursday

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  • Lunch Poems series presents a reading by acclaimed novelist and poet Ocean Vuong, Night Sky with Exit Wounds, poetry, and On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, his debut novel, Morrison Library, 101 Doe Library, University of California campus, Berkeley, free, 12:10-12:50 (lunchpoems.berkeley.edu)

6 MARCH 2020 — friday

7 MARCH 2020 — saturday

8 MARCH 2020 — sunday

9 MARCH 2020 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents Laura Schulkind, The Long Arc of Grief, a chapbook, in a featured poetry reading, open mic before and after, hosted by Jim Barnard, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)

10 MARCH 2020 — tuesday

11 MARCH 2020 — wednesday

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  • THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A reading with Colum McCann, Apeirogon: A Novel, exploring the relationship between two fathers: one Palestinian and one Israeli, and Isabel Allende, The House of the Spirits, whose new historical novel, A Long Petal of the Sea, tells the story of a family who immigrate from Spain to Chile during the Spanish Civil War, in partnership with The Writers Grotto, Litquake, Poetry Flash, Narrative 4, and Books Inc. Laurel Village, JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco, $30, members ten percent off, 7:00 (415/292-1200, www.jccsf.org)

12 MARCH 2020 — thursday

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  • Poem Jam presents San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck and special guests, San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, lower level, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00 (415/557-4400, www.sfpl.org)

13 MARCH 2020 — friday

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  • Poetry Connection reading series presents Rebecca Foust and Dawn McGuire, hosted by Terry Lucas, Marin County Poet Laureate, open mic to follow, light refreshments, The Fireside Room, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael, free, 7:00-9:00 (www.terrylucas.com/schedule.html)

14 MARCH 2020 — saturday

15 MARCH 2020 — sunday

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  • THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Judy Halebsky, Spring and a Thousand Years (Unabridged), and Susan Briante, The Market Wonders, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, wheelchair accessible, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)

16 MARCH 2020 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents Lynne Barnes in a featured poetry reading, open mic before and after featured reading, hosted by Bruce Bagnell, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)

17 MARCH 2020 — tuesday

18 MARCH 2020 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • CANCELED - Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Maria Mazziotti Gillan, What Blooms in Winter, Richard Silberg, The Horses: New and Selected Poems, and Matthew Siegel, Blood Work; please note the different, special day of the week for this event, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)

19 MARCH 2020 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Cleveland Wall, former San Franciscan, reads from her new poetry collection Let X = X, San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, lower level, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00 (415/557-4400, www.sfpl.org)

20 MARCH 2020 — friday

21 MARCH 2020 — saturday

22 MARCH 2020 — sunday

23 MARCH 2020 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents prolific poet Tom Odegard (aka Tom/Ms.G), in a featured poetry reading in memory of his wife, Connie, open mic before and after, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)

24 MARCH 2020 — tuesday

25 MARCH 2020 — wednesday

26 MARCH 2020 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Poetry Flash presents a rare Bay Area poetry reading by LA poet Cathy Colman, Time Crunch, with a poet to be announced, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)

27 MARCH 2020 — friday

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  • Cafe Society presents Lewis Watts, photographer, archivist/curator, and co-author of Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era and New Orleans Suite: Music and Culture in Transition, in conversation with Jan Wurm, artist, educator, and curator, Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, 7:00-9:00 (www.kaleidoscopecoffee.com)

28 MARCH 2020 — saturday

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  • Saturday Night Special, An East Bay Open Mic, monthly literary reading series, bring on/off theme poems, stories, comedy sketches, songs, or dances, three-minute maximum, theme announced at end of previous month's open mic, readings by two featured writers, hosted by Hollie Hardy and Tomas Moniz, last Saturday of every month, Nick's Lounge, 3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, 21+, free but one drink minimum, cash only, sign up 7:00, show 7:00-9:30 (510/652-NICK, www.nickslounge.com)

29 MARCH 2020 — sunday

30 MARCH 2020 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a Poetry Expressed Magazine Reading, all who have been published in Poetry Expressed are invited to read their work from the annual online magazine, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
  • Aaron Shurin, pioneer in LGBTQ+ studies and innovative verse, in a poetry reading for his new book, The Blue Absolute, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00 (www.moesbooks.com)

31 MARCH 2020 — tuesday


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