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28 MAY 2018 — monday

  • Poet and writer Patti Trimble leads a two-day writing retreat, Sunday, May 27 to Monday, May 28, with workshops for new poetry and prose, and time for writing and walking, there are options to stay extra nights before or after to write on your own, $160 includes Sunday overnight, shared rooms, nice old redwood retreat center, potluck dinner, St. Columba's Retreat on the Inverness Mesa, West Marin ( for information or to register)

29 MAY 2018 — tuesday

  • Friends of the San Francisco Public Library present "Tuesdays at North Beach," a weekly poetry series celebrating internationally acclaimed poets and showcasing local talent, hosted by Friends' Poet-in-Residence Jack Hirschman, this week features Boadiba and Jami Proctor-Xu, North Beach Public Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:30-8:00 (Byron Spooner, 415/626-7500,
  • Martha K. Davis reads from her new novel Scissors, Paper, Stone, Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:30 (
  • Point Reyes Books presents Man Booker Prize-winning writer Michael Ondaatje reading from Warlight, his first novel in seven years, Toby's Feed Barn, 11250 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, $30 includes book, 6:30-8:30 (

30 MAY 2018 — wednesday

  • Hisrotian Jesse Berrett reads from his newest book, Pigskin Nation: How the NFL Remade American Politics, Granny Smith Room, Green Apple Books on Clement Street, 506 Clement Street, San Francisco, free, 6:30 (
  • Jessica Weisberg discusses her debut novel Asking for a Friend: Three Centuries of Life, Love, Money, and Other Burning Questions from a Nation Obsessed, with feminist and author Courtney Martin, Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:30 (
  • The Bindery presents the second installment of the new nonfiction series "On the Cusp," on the theme "A Taxing Season," featuring novelist Joyce Maynard, poets Maw Shein Win, Miriam Bird Greenberg, and James Cagney, and crime fiction author and editor Joe Clifford, $5 advance, $10 door, bar opens 7:00, event 7:30 (

31 MAY 2018 — thursday

  • Aunt Lute, feminist book publisher, hosts an open-mic featuring Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate, fifteen available open slots, sign up on arrival, Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, 6:30 (
  • Marin Poetry Center presents William Brewer, I Know Your Kind, reads from his moving and dramatic poems that tackle the pain of the opioid addiction in West Virgina, Mill Valley Library, 375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, free 7:00-9:00 (

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