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Maxine Hong Kingston

Maxine Hong Kingston, Al Young, Arlene Biala, Genny Lim, more

3 MAY 2017 — wednesday

SJSU Annual Legacy of Poetry Day celebrates Asian American poetry, featuring readings by an all-star cast of Bay Area-based Asian American poets, spoken-word artists, and musicians including poet, novelist, and memoirist Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior, To Be the Poet, Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Arlene Biala, her beckoning hands, California Poet Laureate emeritus Al Young, Something About the Blues , poet Barbara Jane Reyes, To Love as Aswang, Metro columnist and poet Gary Singh, Green Tea Ice Cream Stockings, poet Genny Lim, Child of War, accompanied by pianist Jon Jang, percussionist Jimmy Biala, saxophonist Francis Wong of the Pan-Asian Arkestra; San Jose spoken word artists and poets ASHA, Lorenz Dumuk, and Quyhn Nguyen, with musicians and founders of SJ Taiko, P.J. and Roy Hirabayashi, San Jose State University, Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, free, kick off at 5:00, main stage program 7:00 (408/924-8501, lpdsjsufest.com)




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28 MARCH 2020 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Saturday Night Special, An East Bay Open Mic, monthly literary reading series, bring on/off theme poems, stories, comedy sketches, songs, or dances, three-minute maximum, theme announced at end of previous month's open mic, readings by two featured writers, hosted by Hollie Hardy and Tomas Moniz, last Saturday of every month, Nick's Lounge, 3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, 21+, free but one drink minimum, cash only, sign up 7:00, show 7:00-9:30 (510/652-NICK, www.nickslounge.com)

29 MARCH 2020 — sunday

30 MARCH 2020 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a Poetry Expressed Magazine Reading, all who have been published in Poetry Expressed are invited to read their work from the annual online magazine, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
  • Aaron Shurin, pioneer in LGBTQ+ studies and innovative verse, in a poetry reading for his new book, The Blue Absolute, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00 (www.moesbooks.com)

31 MARCH 2020 — tuesday


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