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26 JANUARY 2017 — thursday

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  • Jennifer Monahan presents This Trip Will Change Your Life: Shaman's Story of Spirit Evolution, Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, free, 6:00 (415/835-1020, www.bookpassage.com)
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  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Rachel Richardson, Hundred-Year Wave, and Martin Rock, Residuum, 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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  • Will Schwalbe reads from Books for Living, his personal celebration of reading and how it helps to make sense of the world, Mrs. Dalloway's Literary & Garden Arts, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:30 (510/704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com)
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  • Melissa Hartwig and Danielle Walker discuss their cookbooks, Whole30 Cookbook and Against All Grain Celebrations, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, free, 7:00 (415/927-0960, www.bookpassage.com)
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  • Writers Read presents a poetry reading by Theresa Whitehill, Blake More, and Devreaux Baker, Ukiah Art Center, S. State and Church Streets, Ukiah, 7:00 (jabezw@sonic.net)
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27 JANUARY 2017 — friday

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  • Heavy Breathing Reading Group is a launch event for the Heavy Breathing Reader, a compilation of writing and art that responds to the recent series of Heavy Breathing workshops (combining somatic exercise with critical discourse) at BAMPFA, with poet and performer Claudia La Rocco, The Best Most Useless Dress and petit cadeau, editor of SFMOMA's Open Space, and other guest artists, Berkeley Art Museum, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, event included with museum admission, 6:00-8:00 (www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/event/heavy-breathing-reading-group)
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  • Jon Else reads from True South: Henry Hampton and "Eyes on the Prize," the Landmark Television Series That Reframed the Civil Rights Movement, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, free, 7:00 (415/927-0960, www.bookpassage.com)
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  • The Other Voice presents a poetry reading by Susan Kelly-DeWitt, Spider Season, and Carlena Wike, open mic follows, hosted by Allegra Silberstein, refreshments, in the Library, Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road, Davis, 7:30 (530/753-2581, www.uudavis.org)
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28 JANUARY 2017 — saturday

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  • The Ina Coolbrith Circle meeting features poet David Alpaugh, in a reading and talk, "Let There Be Light (Verse)!" on the light verse and the work of Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Ogden Nash, and Dorothy Parker, Lafayette/Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive, Lafayette, 2:00 (www.coolpoetry.org)
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  • Poetry at Florey's presents a reading by poet and visual artist Diane Moomey and Ryan Warren, three-minute limit open mic follows, bring a snack, drink, or paper goods, cups, plates, or napkins, to share during the break, hosted by Sherri Rose-Walker, Florey's Book Company, 2120 Palmetto Avenue, Pacifica, 7:30 (650/355-8811, SherriRose-Walker@hotmail.com)
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  • Dr. Rachel Abrams discusses Bodywise: Discovering Your Body's Intelligence for Lifelong Health and Healing, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, free, 11:00 a.m. (415/927-0960, www.bookpassage.com)
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  • Steph Jagger discusses Unbound, his story of skiing, courage, and self-discovery, Unbound, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, free, 1:00 (415/927-0960, www.bookpassage.com)
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  • Best-selling fiction author Jeffrey Tiger reads from his political thriller, Santorini Caesars, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, free, 4:00 (415/927-0960, www.bookpassage.com)
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29 JANUARY 2017 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Celebrating Diverse Children's Books, a panel discussion featuring local authors and San Francisco Public Library librarians, Children's Center, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, 2:00-3:30 (415/557-4400, sfpl.org)
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  • Poetry Flash presents a reading and celebration for the anthology Far Out: Poems of the '60s, with contributing poets Chana Bloch, Lucille Lang Day, Sandra Gilbert, and Kathleen Winter, 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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  • Paulette Jiles reads from her new novel, News of the World, longlisted for the National Book Award in Fiction, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, free, 4:00 (415/927-0960, www.bookpassage.com)
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30 JANUARY 2017 — monday

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  • Bay Area Generations presents writers of different generations in pairs through its submission-based reading series, curated by Amos White and Sherry Wilson, submissions for this reading closed January 1, see guidelines on their website, full bar, Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, $7/$10 admission with chapbook of work by the readers, doors open 7:00, show 7:30 (Hotel Rex: 415/433-4434, bayareagenerations.com)
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  • Susan Sherman reads from her second novel, If You Are There, set in early 1900s Paris and featuring the great Marie and Pierre Curie, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, free, 7:00 (415/927-0960, www.bookpassage.com)
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31 JANUARY 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 Judith Ayn Bernhard and Romeo Alcala Cruz, 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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  • Alexandra Kenin presents Urban Trails: San Francisco, the first ever guidebook to hiking in San Francisco, Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building, San
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  • Brunonia Barry reads from her new suspense novel, The Fifth Petal, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, free, 7:00 (415/927-0960, www.bookpassage.com)
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