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5 MARCH 2019 — tuesday

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  • A celebration and conversation for the second anniversary of LOGIC, a magazine about technology, special guests include Megan Rose Dickey, Alexis C. Madrigal, Fred Turner, Ellen Ullman, and Julia Carrie Wong, hosted by Jim Fingal, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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6 MARCH 2019 — wednesday

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  • Elinor Lipman reads from and discusses her new novel, Good Riddance, a romantic comedy, to reserve a seat a copy of the book has to be purchased from the store, Mrs. Dalloway's Literary and Garden Arts, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:30 (510/704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com)
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  • Facets of Spirituality presents a reading by Mark Taksa's Poetry Workshop, featuring poets and workshop members Ted Fleischman, Valerie Sopher, Evie Groch, Melissa Hobbs, Judy Maher, and Florence Elon, hosted by Richard Silberg, refreshments, Temple Sinai, Albers Chapel, entrance is on Webster Street, just north of 28th Street beside the parking lot, "2808 Summit" is written above the door, several blocks east of Telegraph Avenue, no driving entry from Broadway, Oakland, free, 7:00 (Phil Rubin, 510/547-8080; www.oaklandsinai.org)
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  • Marsh Rising presents "Trump Sonnets or: How I've Taken on Donald Trump (and won)," written and performed by "Alaska's fiddling poet" Ken Waldman, joined by musical guest, John Pedersen, directed by Ken Waldman; Ken Waldman has processed Donald Trump's unlikely rise by writing 220 sonnets in the two years after the November 2016 election, that's three books, seventy-five poems are in Trump's voice, with 145 poems of commentary; the show is a combination of Appalachian-style string-band music, original poetry, and stories of how Waldman wrote these poems, and what's happened when he's read them around the country, including to arch-conservatives, ages sixteen and over, The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia Street, San Francisco, $15, 7:30 (415/282-3055, themarsh.org/rising/rising)
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  • Novelist Irvine Welsh, Dead Men's Trousers, in conversation with Alan Black, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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7 MARCH 2019 — thursday

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  • Biographer Carolyn Burke presents her new book, Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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8 MARCH 2019 — friday

9 MARCH 2019 — saturday

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  • One-day workshop, "Literary Magazine Publication Nuts and Bolts: Poetry and Prose," with Marin County Poet Laureate Rebecca Foust, examines publishing in literary journals and magazines as well as other forms; the focus will be on poetry and prose, including tips for getting work ready to submit and how to know a piece is "finished," Left Margin Lit, 1543 Shattuck Avenue, Suite B, Berkeley, $150, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 (www.leftmarginlit.org)
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10 MARCH 2019 — sunday

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  • Second Sunday Poetry series presents a reading by Meryl Natchez, Francesca Bell, and William Brewer, curated by Barb Reynolds, Britt-Marie's Restaurant, 1369 Solano Avenue, Albany, free, 3:30-5:00 (510/527-1314, brittmariesolano.com)
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  • Marjorie Lasky, Mary Jo Lazear, Kathryn K. Johnson, Rita Delgado, and Betsy Chafcouloff read their contributions to the anthology, YOU'RE DOING WHAT? Older Women's Tales of Achievement and Adventure, a compilation of sixty-two memorable first-person tales and photos, Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, free, 2:00-4:00 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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  • Second Sunday Poetry series presents a reading by Meryl Natchez, Francesca Bell, and William Brewer, curated by Barb Reynolds, Britt-Marie's Restaurant, 1369 Solano Avenue, Albany, free, 3:30-5:00 (510/527-1314, brittmariesolano.com)
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  • "Word-Play: Poet Meets Pianist" presents California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia with jazz pianist Helen Sung, this is a fund raising event for the Healdsburg Jazz Festival, limited to 50 guests, with appetizers and wines provided by Healdsburg restaurateur Dustin Valette, guest may join a house and sculpture tour prior to performance, Voigt Family Ranch in Geyserville, directions given upon ticket purchase online, $250 per person, tax-deductible, 4:00-6:00 (707/433-4633, www.healdsburgjazzfestival.org/dana-gioia-helen-sung-fundraiser-march-10)
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11 MARCH 2019 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents Collin Edmunds in a reading hosted by Jim Barnard, open mic, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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12 MARCH 2019 — tuesday

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  • Happy Endings reading series that showcases new writing, this month's theme is "Bad Advice and Lucky Breaks," featuring five writers with a piece they've prepared in response to a prompt, a panel of judges will be selected from the audience, and the panel will pick a winner, The Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco, $10 or what you can pay, 7:00-8:30 (www.facebook.com/happyendingsreading)
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  • Nina Revoyr reads from her latest novel, A Student of History, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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13 MARCH 2019 — wednesday

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  • Actor, comedian, and novelist Ali Liebegott, The Summer of Dead Birds, in a reading, joined by special guests, writers Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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14 MARCH 2019 — thursday

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  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Scott Edward Anderson, Dwelling: an ecopoem, and Lucille Lang Day, Becoming an Ancestor, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)
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  • Sally Wen Mao, Oculus: Poems, reading and in conversation with poet Jennifer S. Cheng, MOON: Letters, Maps, Poems, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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  • Why There Are Words Literary Reading Series presents poets and/or fiction writers together, tonight featuring short story writer Tim Fitts, Hypothermia, Stephen D. Gutierrez, The Mexican Man in His Backyard: Stories and Essays, novelist Susan Hayden, Cat Stevens Saved My Life, fiction writer Keenan Norris, By the Lemon Tree, Soma Mei Sheng Frazier, Don't Give Up on Alan Greenspan, prose chapbook, and short story writer Tracy Winn, Mrs. Somebody Somebody, Studio 333, 333 Caledonia Street, Sausalito, $10 door (cash or check to Studio 333), cash bar, doors open 7:00, reading 7:15 (whytherearewords@gmail.com, www.whytherearewords.com)
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15 MARCH 2019 — friday

16 MARCH 2019 — saturday

17 MARCH 2019 — sunday

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  • Poetry Flash presents a book launch reading by Linda Elkin, Navigation, with Steven Rood, I Say Your Name, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, wheelchair accessible, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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  • The San Francisco Public Library celebrates Ferlinghetti's 100th birthday with a celebration and reading of his poetry and shared stories by Jack Hirschman, Aggie Falk, Kim Shuck, Linda Noel, Dean Rader, devorah major, Alejandro Murguía, Genny Lim, Janice Mirikitani, and more, emceed by Neeli Cherkovski and co-sponsored by City Lights Books, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 1:00 (www.sfpl.org, www.citylights.com)
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18 MARCH 2019 — monday

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  • Poets! Featured poets and open mic the first and third Monday of each month, Jerry Ferraz hosts two featured poets, open mic follows, Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, donation, 7:00-9:00 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Lenore Weiss, open mic, hosted by Bruce Bagnell, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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19 MARCH 2019 — tuesday

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  • A reading and celebration for Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, with co-editor and contributor Lucille Lang Day, and contributing poets Marin Poet Laureate Rebecca Foust, Berkeley Poet Laureate Rafael Jesús González, Susan Gubernat, Nellie Hill, and Andrena Zawinksi, California State University East Bay, University Library, Biella Room, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, free, 6:00 (www.scarlettanager.com)
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  • Get Lit is a community gathering of twelve to fifteen writers reading never-before-read material within a three-minute time limit, live music, beer made by Ale Industries on site, and wonderful food by Guadalajara Restaurant and Tequila Bar, Ale Industries, 3096 East 10th Street, Oakland, $10-$25 requested, no one turned away for lack of funds, 7:00 (www.facebook.com/events/2175076879224820)
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20 MARCH 2019 — wednesday

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  • Joyce Carol Oates reads from and discusses her new novel, Hazards of Times Travel , to reserve a seat a copy of the book has to be purchased from the store, Mrs. Dalloway's Literary and Garden Arts, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:30 (510/704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com)
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21 MARCH 2019 — thursday

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  • Edna in a Bottle (tastes funny) is a new San Francisco comedy hour at The Bindery in the Haight District featuring a colorful splash of sketch scenes, storytelling, circus talent, and wacked-out adult comedy, eighteen and over, The Bindery, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, $12-$20 sliding scale, RSVP preferred, 8:00-9:30 (www.booksmith.com/event/bindery-edna-bottle-tastes-funny-3)
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  • Kurt Eichenwald reads from his new memoir, A Mind Unraveled, to reserve a seat a copy of the book has to be purchased from the store, Mrs. Dalloway's Literary and Garden Arts, 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:30 (510/704-8222, www.mrsdalloways.com)
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  • A book release party and celebration for Little Boy, the new novel just released by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, with an opening statement by Peter Maravelis of City Lights, and featuring readings by Maxine Hong Kingston, Michael Krasny, Armistead Maupin, Joyce Carol Oates, Julien Poirier, Andrew Sean Greer, and Shobha Rao, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com)
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22 MARCH 2019 — friday

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  • The Nomadic Press Open Mic presents six open-mic slots filled on a first-come, first-serve basis with to-be-announced music and features curated and emceed by Rene Vaz, fourth Friday of every month, Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Avenue, $10 sliding scale, sign up list opens 7:00 sharp, 7:00-9:00 (www.nomadicpress.org)
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23 MARCH 2019 — saturday

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  • Filmmaker and photographer Christopher Felver screens his celebrated documentary, Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder (88 minutes), preceded by an interview with the director, Felver, and Peter Maravelis from City Lights Books; this definitive documentary film crafts an incisive, sharply wrought portrait of Ferlinghetti that reveals his true role as catalyst to so many literary careers and the Beat movement itself, Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, $12, 1:30-3:30 (ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/6218?siteToken=4m48btf3yavn7xjk5yxk6nc40c)
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24 MARCH 2019 — sunday

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  • A Gala Open House 100th Birthday Party for Lawrence Ferlinghetti headquartered at City Lights with concurrent programming throughout the afternoon at three other North Beach venues: Canessa Gallery, 708 Montgomery Street, 1:00-5:00; Café Zoetrope, 916 Kearny Street, 2:00-3:00; Vesuvio's, 255 Columbus Avenue, 3:00-4:00; readings and festivities, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 1:00-5:00 (www.citylights.com)
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  • As part of the "Ferlinghetti in Photographs," exhibition, Lawrence: A Lifetime in Poetry, a documentary film by Giada and Elisa Polimeni, wil be screened, check websites for times to be announced, Canessa Gallery, 708 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, exhibit runs through March 28 (www.canessa.org, www.citylights.com)
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25 MARCH 2019 — monday

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  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Mary Mackey, open mic, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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  • Adobe Books hosts a monthly writing workshop in their community space, Adobe Books, 3130 24th Street, San Francisco, to participate please email imagdaleno@gmail.com, 6:30-9:30 (www.adobebooks.com)
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26 MARCH 2019 — tuesday

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  • KPFA presents acclaimed poet Carolyn Forché reading from and discussing What You Have Heard is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance, Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, a benefit for KPFA FM, $12 advance tickets online, or at Pegasus Books, Moe's Books, Mrs. Dalloways, and Books Inc. in Berkeley; Walden Pond Bookstore and East Bay Booksellers in Oakland, $15 at door, 7:30 (brownpapertickets.com)
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  • Book release party and celebration for The People v. Ferlinghetti: The Fight to Publish Allen Ginsberg's HOWL, with Ronald Collins and David Skover, City Lights Books, 261 Colombus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com)
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27 MARCH 2019 — wednesday

28 MARCH 2019 — thursday

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  • Photographer Ruby Ray celebrates the release of her new book, Ruby Ray: Kalifornia Kool/Photographs 1976-1982, a collection of photographs from the music, art, and literature of the industrial and punk scenes of San Francisco in the late 1970s and early 1980s, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193, www.citylights.com)
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29 MARCH 2019 — friday

30 MARCH 2019 — saturday

31 MARCH 2019 — sunday

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  • Walker Talks, the last Sunday of each month, Walker Brent III delivers his wide-ranging investigations into topics literary, mythological, and otherwise, Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, free, 2:30-4:00 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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