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1 JULY 2015 — wednesday

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  • Pegasus Books Downtown presents a reading by Fayette Fox of her new novel The Deception Artist, about the dark heart of an ordinary family where make-believe is not just for kids, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (www.pegasusbookstore.com)
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2 JULY 2015 — thursday

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  • Quiet Lightning and ArtSpan present readings by Randall Babtkis, Jason Magabo Perez, Brynn Saito, and Ahmunet Jessica Joron in response to Modern Eden Gallery's annual group portrait show, "Superhero"; the authors will read their responses, and the audience will be encouraged to sketch their own; ArtSpan, co-presenting the show, will hand out sketchbooks (while supplies last); free draft beer, courtesy of Lagunitas, reading guest curated by Carolyn Cooke, Modern Eden Gallery, 801 Greenwich Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00-8:00 (rsvp: https://www.facebook.com/events/1412460145745838)
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  • April Dammann reads from her biography Corita Kent: Art and Soul, about the rebel nun who was also an artist and activist, Four-Eyed Frog Books, 39138 Ocean Drive, Gualala, 5:00 (www.foureyedfrog.com)
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3 JULY 2015 — friday

4 JULY 2015 — saturday

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  • Linda Lambert reads from her third and final novel in The Justine Trilogy, A Rapture of Ravens, set in Taos, New Mexico, archaeologists search for evidence of the movements of D.H. Lawrence with the Egyptian revolution in the background, Four-Eyed Frog Books, 39138 Ocean Drive, Gualala, 4:00 (www.foureyedfrog.com)
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5 JULY 2015 — sunday

    NORTH:
  • Redwood Café First Sunday Series presents an evening of poetry and music featuring highlights from David Madgalene's collection of songs and poems, Call Down the Angel, with Steve Shain on acoustic bass, poet Ed Coletti, and The Word-Music Continuum poet Kirk Lumpkin and musicians Paul Mills and Mark Wieder, hosted by Geri DiGiorno and Bill Vartnaw, Redwood Café, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati, 5:00 (http://www.redwoodcafe.com)
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6 JULY 2015 — monday

    NORTH:
  • Rivertown Poets presents "A-Muse-ing Mondays," featuring Gary Turchin and Dave Holt, a poetry and jazz CD release party hosted by Chuck Sher follows, no open mic at this event, Aqus Café, 189 H Street, Petaluma, 6:00 (www.aquscafe.com)
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7 JULY 2015 — tuesday

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  • Pegasus Books Solano presents Jazz Stories: The Jazz Guitar – From Dixie to Brazil, an evening of jazz and stories about jazz with Richard Leiter, Cayce Carnahan, Teerth Gonzalez, and Bob Scheeter, Pegasus Books on Solano, 1855 Solano Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (www.pegasusbookstore.com)
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  • Rebecca Makkai, in conversation with Ann Packer, on Makkai's new short story collection Music for Wartime, Mrs. Dalloway's Literary and Garden Arts, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com)
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    SOUTH:
  • Jessica Jackley celebrates the Kiva, the microlending platform she co-created ten years ago, and her new book, Clay Water Brick, that tells the story of the nonprofit's evolution, Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, 7:30 (www.keplers.com)
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8 JULY 2015 — wednesday

9 JULY 2015 — thursday

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  • The Poetry Circle is a participation-based reading, bring original work or poems from any person, period, and place, Claremont Branch Library, 2940 Benvenue Avenue, Berkeley, 6:30 (510/981-6820, www. berkeleypubliclibrary.org/events/poetry-circle-claremont)
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  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by Andy Clausen, Bruce Isaacson, and Pamela Twining, hosted by Richard Silberg, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from editor@poetryflash.org, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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10 JULY 2015 — friday

11 JULY 2015 — saturday

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  • Beast Crawl features more than 200 writers in a single night, in dozens of events, spread out over three hours and thirty local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, performance spaces, and storefronts, each leg lasts one hour, with a half hour break between legs, chose one reading per leg, Oakland, free, 5:00-9:00 (beastcrawl.weebly.com)
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  • Litquake presents editor and writer David Colin Carr leading a class on the editing process, he talks on self-editing and criticism, asking for help, and thinking like an editor, Mechanics Institute, 57 Post Street, San Francisco, $75, 1:00-4:00 (www.litquake.org)
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    NORTH:
  • Chuck Allen reads from his guide to local art and businesses of northwestern California, Souvenirs from the Redwood Coast, Four-Eyed Frog Books, 39138 Ocean Drive, Gualala, 4:00 (www.foureyedfrog.com)
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12 JULY 2015 — sunday

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  • Valona Deli presents a poetry reading by Allegra Silberstein and Francisco X. Alarcón, Borderless Butterflies/Mariposas sin fronterasCanto hondo/Deep Song, open mic follows, hosted by Connie Post, Terry Henry Jazz Trio performs after poetry, Valona Deli, 1323 Pomona Street, Crockett, reading 4:00, open mic 5:00 (510/787-2022)
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  • The Bay Area Writing Project presents a reading by poets of The Women's Poetry Potluck and Salon as part of the reading series Writing Teachers Write, featured readers include poets Carol Dorf, Lucille Lang Day, Grace Marie Grafton, Katharine Harer, Tobey Kaplan, Andrena Zawinski, Antoinette Constable, Judy Wells, Lenore Weiss, Kathleen McClung, Marianne Betterly, and poet and publisher Gail Entrekin, novelist Judy Juanita, Writer-Coach Connection teacher and writer Ruby Bernstein, Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, 3:00 (510/644-4930, www.expressionsgallery.org)
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  • Litquake presents Paths-to-Publishing Boot Camp's program "Fifty Shades of Publishing: All the Ways You Can Create a Winning Book," a workshop on shaping a story, sign up for both Paths-to-Publishing events for a $20 discount, Mechanics Institute, 57 Post Street, San Francisco, $75, 1:00-4:00 (www.litquake.org)
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13 JULY 2015 — monday

14 JULY 2015 — tuesday

    SOUTH:
  • Ernest Cline reads from his science fiction novel, Armada, Kepler's Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, 7:30 (www.keplers.com)
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15 JULY 2015 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Pegasus Books Downtown presents Lyrics and Dirges: The Diverse Voices of the East Bay, a poetry reading by local writers, featuring Kaveh Bassiri, Barbara Campbell, Audrey Esquivel, Raina Leon, and John Shoptaw, hosted by Sharon Coleman, free refreshments, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (www.pegasusbookstore.com)
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  • Poetry reading by Andy Clausen, Home of the Blues, and A.D. Winans, North Beach Poems, The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, San Francisco, 4:00 (415/399-9626, www.kerouac.com)
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16 JULY 2015 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry reading by Andy Clausen, Home of the Blues, and A.D. Winans, North Beach Poems, The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, San Francisco, 4:00 (415/399-9626, www.kerouac.com)
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17 JULY 2015 — friday

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  • Expressions Gallery presents a reading by featured poets Dale Jensen, Yew Nork and Judy Wells, The Glass Ship, Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00 (510/644-4930, www.expressionsgallery.org)
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18 JULY 2015 — saturday

19 JULY 2015 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents an installment of the Marin Poetry Center's Traveling Show featuring poets Susan Browne, Catharine Clark-Sayles, Susan Cohen, Roy Mash, Robert Aquinas McNally, and Robert Sward, co-hosted by Rose Black and Richard Silberg, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from editor@poetryflash.org, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 3:00 (510/649-1320, www.pegasusbookstore.com)
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  • The Healdsburg Literary Guild presents a poetry reading by Casey FitzSimons, Against the Familiar Wall and Eugene McCreary, Gift of the Tiger, The Bean Affair, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, 1:00 (www.hglitguild.org)
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20 JULY 2015 — monday

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  • Ed Coletti celebrates the San Francisco launch of his poetry collection, The Problem with Breathing, he reads with poet David Beckman, open mic follows, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, 7:00 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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21 JULY 2015 — tuesday

22 JULY 2015 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Pegasus Books Downtown presents a reading by Edan Lepucki from her bestselling novel, California, as part of her paperback tour, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (www.pegasusbookstore.com)
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23 JULY 2015 — thursday

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  • Follow-up event to last year's reading of poems from the collection Stay Amazed, written for Berkeley Art Ambassador Susan Duhan Felix, readings of the tribute poems by California poet laureate emeritus Al Young, Bruce Bierman, Sylvia Boorstein, Sandi Cohn, Marisa Handler, Gary Lapow, Zigi Lowenberg, Yiskah Rosenfeld, and many more, songs by Lester Chambers (of The Chambers Brothers), Linda Hischhorn, and Betsy Rose, live klezmer music and dancing led by Bruce Bierman, all book sales benefit Poetry Flash, Jewish Community Center, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, donation, 7:30 (510/848-0237x148, www.jcceastbay.org)
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24 JULY 2015 — friday

25 JULY 2015 — saturday

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  • The California Writers Club presents Presenting You, a panel on public speaking, featuring author Judith Marshall, CWC Berkeley Branch president Kymberlie Ingalis, and marketing and sales professional Roger Ingalis, Oakland Main Library, 125 14th Street, 2:30 (www.cwc-berkeley.org)
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  • Litquake presents Paths-to-Publishing Boot Camp's program "Fifty Shades of Publishing: Marketing, Author Platform, and Distribution for Your Self-Pubbed Book," a workshop on self-publishing, sign up for both Paths-to-Publishing events for a $20 discount, Mechanics Institute, 57 Post Street, San Francisco, $75, 1:00-4:00 (www.litquake.org)
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26 JULY 2015 — sunday

27 JULY 2015 — monday

28 JULY 2015 — tuesday

29 JULY 2015 — wednesday

30 JULY 2015 — thursday

31 JULY 2015 — friday


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