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2 FEBRUARY 2018 — friday

3 FEBRUARY 2018 — saturday

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  • Poetry reading by Sally Love Saunders, open mic follows, La Promenade Café, 3643 Balboa Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00-9:30 (415/221-6063, www.lapromenadecafe.com)
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  • Meir Schneider presents Awakening Your Power of Self-Healing, Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster Street, Oakland, free, 4:00 (oaklandoctopus.org)
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  • Memorial for poet, translator, California Poets in the Schools poet-teacher, and Poetry Flash contributing editor John Oliver Simon (1942-2018), Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, 2:00-4:00, reception follows at Studio One, 365 45th Street (Chapel of the Chimes: 510/455-4004, chapelofthechimesoakland.com)
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4 FEBRUARY 2018 — sunday

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  • Celebration and release reading for Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse, edited by Grace Bauer & Julie Kane, with readers and contributoring poets Cathleen Calbert, Elizabeth Hope, Ellaraine Lockie, Laura Ruth Loomis, Eileen Malone, Melanie Reitzel, Linda Ruhle, Rochelle Spencer, and Andrena Zawinski, followed by an open mic, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, free, 2:00-4:00 (www.birdbeckett.com)
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5 FEBRUARY 2018 — monday

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  • The Diesel Readers Book Group presents a group discussion of Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande, all welcome, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, free, 6:30-8:00 (www.ebbooksellers.com/events)
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6 FEBRUARY 2018 — tuesday

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  • Reading by novelist, poet, creative nonfiction award-winning author Maxine Hong Kingston, The Fifth Book of Peace, and novelist James Janko, The Clubhouse Thief, winner of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for the Novel, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=3117)
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7 FEBRUARY 2018 — wednesday

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  • Celebration for the release of Ransoming Pagan Babies: The Selected Writings of Warren Hinckle, by the late, great San Francisco journalist Warren Hickle, moderated by Heyday publisher Steve Wasserman, with J.K. Dineen, Tosca's Jeanette Etheridge, and Last Gasp publisher Ron Turner, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=event&event_id=3116)
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8 FEBRUARY 2018 — thursday

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  • RADAR Productions presents their kick-off event, Show Us Your Spines, part of the Radar Reading Series, in collaboration with the San Francisco Public Library's Hormel Center featuring QTPOC writers Yolandi Cruz, Thea Matthews, Natalia Vigil, and Jamil Moises, San Francisco Public Library's James Hormel Center, Third Floor, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00 (www.facebook.com/events/806457119556756)
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  • Reading and discussion with poet Judy Halebsky, Tree Lines, and novelist James Janko, The Clubhouse Thief, winner of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for the Novel, moderated by Ellen Greenblatt, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, free, 7:00 (https://www.ebbooksellers.com/)
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  • A.J. Lees reads from and discusses his newly released book, Mentored By A Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=event&event_id=3116)
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9 FEBRUARY 2018 — friday

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  • Last Word Reading Series presents a reading by Berkeley street poet Julia Vinograd, Detour, and poet and prose writer Richard Loranger, Sudden Windows, open reading, support the series by ordering some of the excellent food or a drink, Nefeli Caffe, 1854 Euclid Avenue, near Hearst, Berkeley, free, 7:00 (venue: 510/841-6374, nefelicaffeberkeley.com/41324)
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    NORTH:
  • Reading with poet Judy Halebsky, Tree Lines, and novelist James Janko, The Clubhouse Thief, winner of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for the Novel, Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, free, 7:00 (www.bookpassage.com)
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10 FEBRUARY 2018 — saturday

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  • Poetry reading by Jalyce Fairley and Nichelle Pete, open mic follows, hosted by Jeanne Lupton every second Saturday monthly, Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru Street, Alameda, 7:00 (510/523-6957, www.frankbettecenter.org)
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  • Marilyn Yalom, How the French Invented Love, presents her new book, The Amorous Heart: An Unconventional History of Love, Mrs. Dalloway's Literary & Garden Arts, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:30 (510/704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com)
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11 FEBRUARY 2018 — sunday

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  • The Richmond Poets Laureate present Writes of Winter, a reading of works written in November in response to prompts offered by Daniel Ari, Rob Lipton, and Ciera Jevae-Gordon, Kaleidoscope Cafe, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, free, 7:00-9:00 (kaleidoscopecoffee.com)
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12 FEBRUARY 2018 — monday

13 FEBRUARY 2018 — tuesday

14 FEBRUARY 2018 — wednesday

15 FEBRUARY 2018 — thursday

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  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Hadara Bar-Nadav, The New Nudity, and Dean Rader, Self-Portrait as Wikipedia Entry, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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    NORTH:
  • Marin Poetry Center Third Thursdays series presents John Murillo, Up Jump the Boogie, Pushcart Prize winner, and Nicole Sealey, Ordinary Beast, Cave Canem Executive Director, Falkirk Center, 1408 Mission Street, San Rafael, free, 7:30-9:30 (www.marinpoetrycenter.org/events.php)
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16 FEBRUARY 2018 — friday

17 FEBRUARY 2018 — saturday

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  • Clearly Meant presents Richard Silberg, Poetry Flash Associate Editor and author of six poetry collections, most recently The Horses: New and Selected Poems, reading his poetry, followed by an interview and discussion, free chapbooks of his work will be handed out, Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue Avenue, at Ashby, Berkeley, free, 2:00-3:00 (510/981-6820, www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/events/guest-poet-richard-silberg-claremont)
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18 FEBRUARY 2018 — sunday

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  • Poetry Flash presents a reading and launch celebration for Know Me Here: An Anthology of Poetry by Women, edited by Katherine Hastings, with readings by contributors Susan Cohen, Lucille Lang Day, Miriam Bird Greenberg, Judy Halebsky, Elizabeth C. Herron, Mary Mackey, Connie Post, Julia Vose, Laura Walker, and Kathleen Winter, wheelchair accessible, East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel), 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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19 FEBRUARY 2018 — monday

20 FEBRUARY 2018 — tuesday

21 FEBRUARY 2018 — wednesday

22 FEBRUARY 2018 — thursday

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  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Kathleen Winter to launch her brand new book, I will not kick my friends, winner of the 2017 Elixir Poetry Prize, and Brynn Saito, Power Made Us Swoon, wheelchair accessible, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
Berkeley
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