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11 OCTOBER 2020 — sunday

  • The Litquake annual festival presents Speaking Axolotl: The San Pancho Edition, a poetry reading featuring four talented poets, Anthony Cody, Borderland Apocrypha, winner of the 2018 Omnidawn Open Book Contest, José Olivarez, whose debut book of poetry, Citizen Illegal, won the 2018 Chicago Review of Books Poetry Prize, Raquel Salas Rivera, poet, translator, and editor, author of while they sleep (under the bed is another country, and Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, artist and poet whose La Movida is forthcoming from Nightboat Books in 2022, hosted by Josiah Luis Alderete, poet and founding member of The Molotov Mouths spoken word troupe, free, online, 5:00-6:15 pm PDT (Register to attend: litquake2020festival.sched.com/event/djDF/speaking-axoloti-the-san-pancho-edition)
  • The Litquake annual festival presents Forests with Obi Kaufmann with Leslie Carol Roberts, Kaufmann discusses his new book, The Forests of California, with author Leslie Carol Roberts; Kaufmann's book is an exploration of the diversity, power, and beauty within California forests, free, online, 7:00-8:15 pm PDT (Register to attend: litquake2020festival.sched.com/event/djDH/forests-obi-kaufmann-with-leslie-carol-roberts)

12 OCTOBER 2020 — monday

  • Left Margin LIT presents the More with Less Short Story, a four-week workshop with Hannah Michell, The Defections; her essays and short stories appear in the San Francisco Chronicle and Asian Review of Books, participants read contemporary short stories and workshop their in-progress drafts, $245, online, 6:00-8:00 pm PDT (Enroll here: www.leftmarginlit.org/do-more-with-less-michell)
  • Litquake, San Francisco's annual festival, presents The Rise of Nancy Pelosi, featuring Molly Ball, TIME National Political Correspondent discussing her book Pelosi, a dynamic biography of Nancy Pelosi, her lifetime of politics and iconic leadership in the Democratic Party, joined by Scott Shafer, of KQED, free, online, 5:00-6:15 pm PDT (Register to attend: litquake2020festival.sched.com/event/djDT/the-rise-of-nancy-pelosi-molly-ball-with-scott-shafer)
  • Litquake, San Francisco's annual festival, presents a Foglifter Press reading, with contributors from the LGBTQ+ journal and press, featuring short readings from Ching-In Chen, Piper J. Daniels, Chekwube Danladi, Cyrée Jarelle Johnson, J.S. Kuiken, t. tran le, Wryly T. McCutchen, heidi andrea restrepo Rhodes, Zak Salih, and Mimi Tempestt, free, online, 7:00-8:15 pm PDT (Register to attend: https://litquake2020festival.sched.com/event/djDW/foglifter-press-eyeing-the-margins)

13 OCTOBER 2020 — tuesday

14 OCTOBER 2020 — wednesday

15 OCTOBER 2020 — thursday

  • Left Margin LIT presents The Memoir of Childhood Memoir Workshop with Tommy Moulton, a John Steinbeck Fellow, focusing on childhood memories and the emotion and truth they evoke as a creative foundation for memoir writing, $245, online, runs four-weeks, 6:00-8:00 pm PDT (Enroll here: https://www.leftmarginlit.org/memoir-of-childhood-mouton)
  • The Mechanics' Institute Library of San Francisco hosts "Write If You Dare," a drop-in writing workshop for all genres and levels with directed free writing and sharing, member-led, free for MI members, 11:00 am–1:00 pm PDT (For questions: tedwards@milibrary.org, online sign up: www.milibrary.org/events)

16 OCTOBER 2020 — friday

  • The Elysian Valley Arts Collective and Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center in Venice present Reading the River: The Poetry of Lewis MacAdams, a celebration of the life and work of Lewis MacAdams (1944-2020), poet, activist, and founder of Friends of the Los Angeles River, where he worked to clean up the Los Angeles River and advocated for its preservation; featuring readings of MacAdam's poetry by poets Adam Saroyan, Mike Sonksen, and some surprise guests, moderated by journalist Rex Weiner, free, online, 5:00-6:00 pm PDT (Register for the Zoom event here: www.evartscollective.com/event-details/reading-the-river-the-poetry-of-lewis-macadams)
  • Nomadic Press hosts a virtual open mic with thirty slots, hosted by Nazelah Jamison, every Friday, three minutes per reader, 6:00–7:30 pm PDT (Sign up to read: forms.gle/1ZNKSnnzRZpXxvUE7; online Zoom link is posted on Nomadic Press Facebook invitation)
  • San Diego Writers, Ink presents Using Tarot to Write Love Poems Workshop with poet Tania Pryputniewicz, November Butterfly, on the connection between tarot, poetry, love, and the emphatic emotional connection they draw, $15 members/$20 nonmembers, online, Noon-1:45 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.sandiegowriters.org/ffw-tarot-love-poems-tania-pryputniewicz)
  • San Diego Writers, Ink presents Adapting for Artists, a workshop session with Tim West, noted actor, playwright, and theatre artist, demonstrating that the process of adaptation is a necessary tool for artists, across genres or mediums, $15 members/$20 nonmembers, online, 10:00-11:45 am PDT (Register to attend: http://www.sandiegowriters.org/ffw-adapting-for-artists-tim-west)

17 OCTOBER 2020 — saturday

  • Jingletown Reading & Open Mic celebrates writers committed to social justice: José Héctor Cadena, Kin Folkz, Aimee Suzara, open mic limited to five readers, hosted by harold terezόn and Adela Najarro, online, 2:00-3:30 pm PDT (Online: Zoom: 992 1716 1772, password: justice, Facebook Live)
  • San Diego Writers, Ink presents an Online Showcase: Healing Through Story, performances and readings by students of the six-week class run by Brenda Adelman, actor and storyteller, whose one-woman show My Brooklyn Hamlet has toured in four countries and ten states, $5, online, 7:00-8:30 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.sandiegowriters.org/online-showcase-healing-through-story-brenda-adelman)

18 OCTOBER 2020 — sunday

  • Poetry Flash presents a virtual poetry reading by Karen Kevorkian, Quivira, and Ramón García, The Chronicles, online via Zoom, free, 3:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: please click here; you will receive an email with a link and information on how to join the reading)

19 OCTOBER 2020 — monday

20 OCTOBER 2020 — tuesday

21 OCTOBER 2020 — wednesday

22 OCTOBER 2020 — thursday

  • The Mechanics' Institute Library of San Francisco hosts "Write If You Dare," a drop-in writing workshop for all genres and levels with directed free writing and sharing, member-led, free for MI members, 11:00 am–1:00 pm PDT (For questions: tedwards@milibrary.org, online sign up: www.milibrary.org/events)

23 OCTOBER 2020 — friday

  • Nomadic Press hosts a virtual open mic with thirty slots, hosted by Nazelah Jamison, every Friday, three minutes per reader, 6:00–7:30 pm PDT (Sign up to read: forms.gle/1ZNKSnnzRZpXxvUE7; online Zoom link is posted on Nomadic Press Facebook invitation)

24 OCTOBER 2020 — saturday

25 OCTOBER 2020 — sunday

26 OCTOBER 2020 — monday

27 OCTOBER 2020 — tuesday

28 OCTOBER 2020 — wednesday

29 OCTOBER 2020 — thursday

  • The Mechanics' Institute Library of San Francisco hosts "Write If You Dare," a drop-in writing workshop for all genres and levels with directed free writing and sharing, member-led, free for MI members, 11:00 am–1:00 pm PDT (For questions: tedwards@milibrary.org, online sign up: www.milibrary.org/events)

30 OCTOBER 2020 — friday

  • Nomadic Press hosts a virtual open mic with thirty slots, hosted by Nazelah Jamison, every Friday, three minutes per reader, 6:00–7:30 pm PDT (Sign up to read: forms.gle/1ZNKSnnzRZpXxvUE7; online Zoom link is posted on Nomadic Press Facebook invitation)

31 OCTOBER 2020 — saturday


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