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23 OCTOBER 2017 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents reading by Melinda Clemmons, open reading follows, need a prompt?: "fish cry," comes from Thoreau, "Who hears the fishes when they cry," hosted by J.D., Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (PoetryExpress@gmail.com, poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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24 OCTOBER 2017 — tuesday

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  • Writer and poet Barry Gifford reads from his new fiction book, The Cuban Club: Stories, the ultimate coming-of-age story told as sixty-four linked tales, a creation of myth of the Fall as seen through the eyes of an innocent child on the cusp of becoming an innoncent man, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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  • Tuesdays at North Beach, a weekly poetry series celebrating international poets and showcasing local talent, presents a reading by Karen Melander Magoon and Nina Serrano, 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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25 OCTOBER 2017 — wednesday

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  • Tara Jepsen reads from her new novel Like a Dog, a scrappy young skateboarder's story of underground worlds and fringe existences, confusing family relationships, and the struggle for intimacy, in conversation with Brontez Purnell, author of the cult zine Fag School, frontman of the band The Younger Lovers, and founder-choreographer of the Brontez Purnell Dance Company, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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26 OCTOBER 2017 — thursday

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  • The SFSU Poetry Center presents a poetry reading and conversation with Helen Dimos, No Realtor Was Compensated for This Sale, and William Rowe, Collected Poems, The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/338-2227, www.sfsu.edu)
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  • City Lights, UnityMart, and Pave the Way Skateboards present an East Bay celebration and book release for Tara Jepsen's Like a Dog with fellow queer skaters and book-makers Brontez Purnell, Miriam Klein Stahl, and Kate Schatz; Wolfman New Life Quarterly Bookstore provide books for purchase, MacArthur Annex, 644 40th Street, Oakland, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by writer-performer Raphael Cohen Rebel Elegant, and Jonathan Moody, Olympic Butter Gold, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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27 OCTOBER 2017 — friday

28 OCTOBER 2017 — saturday

29 OCTOBER 2017 — sunday

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  • Chris Robé discusses his new book Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchis Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas, the first full-length study that charts the historical trajectory of anarchist-inflected video activisim from the late 1960s to the present, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 5:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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30 OCTOBER 2017 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents Maverick Night, subject to be announced, hosted by Bruce, Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00-9:00 (PoetryExpress@gmail.com, poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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31 OCTOBER 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 Pauline Craig and Stephen Kopel, 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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