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Beast "Pub" Crawl Oakland

7 JULY 2012 — saturday

BEAST CRAWL, Oakland's first annual literary "pub" crawl, is a free festival featuring more than 150 poets, writers and performance artists in a single night, spread out over three hours and twenty-five local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts; LEG ONE, 5:00: reading curator Lyrics & Dirges presents Cyrus Armajani, James Cagney, Cassandra Dallett, Brian Fugett, Raul Gilbert, Terry Taplin, Arisa White, at Noble Café; Quiet Lightning presents Amanda Snyder, Lizzy Acker, Alia Volz, Nick Johnson, Lauren Becker, Anna Pulley, Chris Peck, Nicole Henares, at Vessel Gallery; Skinless: New & Raw Writing at Stork Club; Rad Dad presents Jeremy Adam Smith, Shawn Taylor, Craig M. Elliott II, at Rock Paper Scissors Collective; Three Times Bad Band/3XBad presents the indie string trio Three Times Bad, Patti Orozco-Cronin, Andrew O. Dugas, Ryan Christopher Parks, at Giant Burger; Lip Service West at The Punchdown; Kelsey Street Press at Awaken Café; Small Press Distribution presents Ben Mirov, Amanda Nadelberg, Lynn Xu, Joshua Edwards, Meg Taylor, JTH, Clay Banes, Peter Van Kleef, at Cafe Van Kleef; Eleven Eleven Journal at Radio Bar; Pandemonium Press at Spice Monkey Café; LEG TWO, 6:30: reading coordinated by Saturday Night Special and The Grinder at Telegraph Beer Garden; Generations Journal presents Chloe Ashley, Samuel Sattin, Muthoni Kiarie, Sean Labrador y Manzano, Jessica Langlois, Michele Serros, at PHOTO Gallery; Red Crow presents Puma Perl, Frank Reardon, Cat/Aurora, Jason Neese, Paul Corman-Roberts, Lynn Alexander, Bill Gainer, at InkWell Tattoo; Frank Bette Reading presents Brent Calderwood, Lisa Martinovic, Kim Shuck, Bonnie Wailee Kwong, at Farley's East; Milvia Street Art and Literary Journal presents Clevon Smith, Linda King, Mary J. Dacorro, Sara Beth Chavanne, hosted by Sharon Coleman, at SomaR Bar; Sexy Beast at Bench and Bar; Poetry from the Heart of Mystery presents Gary Turchin, Judy Wells, Dale Jensen, Larry Beresford, Rose Mark, David Erdreich, Wulf Losee, at Xolo Taqueria; Retard presents Emily Esner, karen penley, Micah Bell, Beth Soloway, at The Layover; LEG THREE, 8:00: East Bay on the Brain presents Peg Alford Pursell, Missy Church, Jesus Angel Garcia, Ben Loory, Ryan Sloan, Maw Shein Win, at The Layover; Tourettes Without Regrets presents Katelyn Lucas, Sam Sax, Cameron Awkward-Rich, Lisa Evans, Bucky Sinister, Janes Judd, Caitlin Gill, at Disco Volante; The Naked Bulb presents Michael Rothenberg, Belo Cipriani, Victoria Massie, Andrew J.Thomas, A. Razor, Iris Berry,at Spice Monkey Café; Hella Sexy: A Night of Literary Porn presents Eni Loicy, Virgie Tovar, Javier O. Huerta, Na'amen Gobert Tilahun, NCN, Audacious Iam, at Feelmore510; Invisible City Audio Tours: The Geography of Me vs. You at The Den at the Fox; Crawling Zygote presents Tim Murray, Frankie Metro, Lindsey Thomas, Rob Pierce, Youssef Alaoui, Steve Goldberg, Michele McDannold, at Xolo; The Kraken: Monsters of Storytelling Hella Eat Oakland at Era Art Bar & Lounge; Hella Soulful at Cafe RandeVu; Anger Management at Club Paradiso; LEG FOUR, 9:00: Beast Crawl After Party at Club Paradiso, 2272 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland (Beast Crawl location address map: goo.gl/maps/vulq; more information: beastcrawl.tumblr.com)




Daily Listings

Northern California

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17 JUNE 2018 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • The Bindery hosts Jared Brock reading from his new book, The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War, along with a screening of the corresponding thirty-nine minute documentary film, Josiah, narrated by Danny Glover, Q&A and signing follows, The Bindery, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, free, 4:00-5:30 (www.booksmith.com/event/bindery-jared-brock-road-dawn)
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18 JUNE 2018 — monday

    NORTH:
  • Join Marlene Cullen and Susan Bono's Jumpstart, a writing workshop that meets Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings, where creative prompts are used to inspire writing, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, $15 per workshop, 6:30-8:30 (www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.php/)
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19 JUNE 2018 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • 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 John Curl and Nadine Lockhart, North Beach Public Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:30-8:00 (Byron Spooner, 415/626-7500, sfpl.org)
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  • Writer and poet Yrsa Daley-Ward reads from her new book, The Terrible: A Storyteller's Memoir, The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, free, 7:30-9:00 (www.booksmith.com/event/booksmith-yrsa-daley-ward-terrible)
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  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes discusses his new book, Energy: A Human History, highlighting the successes and failures that led breakthroughs in energy production, City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=3240)
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    NORTH:
  • Join Marlene Cullen and Susan Bono's Jumpstart, a writing workshop that meets Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings, where creative prompts are used to inspire writing, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, $15 per workshop, 10:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.php/)
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20 JUNE 2018 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Ana Raquel Minian explores the history of Mexican migration in her new book Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration, with The Nation blogger Laura Bogado, City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=3214)
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  • Moriel Rothman-Zecher reads from his new novel, Sadness Is a White Bird, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 (www.moesbooks.com)
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21 JUNE 2018 — thursday

    NORTH:
  • Marlene Cullen's Writer's Forum, a literary workshop on the craft and business of writing presents romantics Georgia James and Deborah Parrish, Home Sweet Sonoma, speaking on "The Language of Love in Today's Changing Times: How to Write Empowering Love Connections that Embrace Passion and Intimacy," Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, free, 6:30-8:30 (www.thewritespot.us/forum.php/)
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22 JUNE 2018 — friday

23 JUNE 2018 — saturday

24 JUNE 2018 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Kim Addonizio, Mortal Trash, Donna Masini, 4:30 Movie, and Brittany Perham, Double Portrait, wheelchair accessible, East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel), 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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25 JUNE 2018 — monday

    NORTH:
  • Join Marlene Cullen and Susan Bono's Jumpstart, a writing workshop that meets Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings, where creative prompts are used to inspire writing, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, $15 per workshop, 6:30-8:30 (www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.php/)
    event page

26 JUNE 2018 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Novelist Glen David Gold discusses his new memoir, I Will Be Complete, with ZYZZYVA managing editor Oscar Villalon, City Light Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=3215)
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  • 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 David Volpendesta and Dan Katz, North Beach Public Library, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:30-8:00 (Byron Spooner, 415/626-7500, sfpl.org)
    event page
    NORTH:
  • Join Marlene Cullen and Susan Bono's Jumpstart, a writing workshop that meets Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings, where creative prompts are used to inspire writing, Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma, $15 per workshop, 10:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (www.thewritespot.us/jumpstart.php)
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27 JUNE 2018 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Veronica Scott Esposito The Doubles, Charlie Jane Anders All the Birds in the Sky, and Craig Santos Perez From Unincorporated Territory discuss the very lively, very angry collection of work from forty novelists, essayists, poets, and artists, Who Will Speak for America, City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, san Francisco, free, 7:00 (www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=3216)
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  • An evening with novelist Porochista Khakpour reading from her new book, Sick: A Memoir, with novelist Esmé Weijun Wang, The Border of Paradise, The Bindery, 1727 Haight Street, San Francisco, free, bar opens 7:00, event 7:30 (www.booksmith.com/event/bindery-porochista-khakpour-sick)
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28 JUNE 2018 — thursday

29 JUNE 2018 — friday

    EAST:
  • The Art of Storytelling and Poetry presents a performance evening with the theme "Taking Stock," The Avid Reader, 1945 Broadway, Sacramento, free, 7:00-8:30 (www.avidreaderonbroadway.com)
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30 JUNE 2018 — saturday


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