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Oakland Book Festival: Angela Davis, Ishmael Reed, Laura Albert, more

21 MAY 2017 — sunday

The Oakland Book Festival presents one hundred writers in fifty events on one day, this year featuring writers Angela Davis, Judith Butler, Danielle Allen, Jeff Chang, Arlie Hochschild, Sheryl Oring, Mistah F.A.B., Wendy Brown, Ishmael Ree, Laura Albert, and Anthony Marra among many others; this literary event is dedicated to books, ideas, and the pleasures of literacy, aiming to serve the reading public, to encourage debate, and celebrate Oakland; the City Hall hearing rooms host panels in which journalists, fiction writers, poets, editors, critics, and memoirists discuss challenges of gentrification, cosmopolitan, diversity, tolerance, conflict, education, more, audience participation is encouraged; live performances for all ages as well as a dedicated children's area featuring readings hosted by the Oakland Public Library, book-making projects sponsored by Oakland's Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA), and interactive programs courtesy of Fairyland, book vendors and publishers exhibit [Visit Poetry Flash and Manic D Press at Booth 33! Come see the latest books on pop culture from Manic D Press and pick up free Poetry Flash poem bookmarks and the latest on the 2017 Northern California Book Awards], Oakland City Hall and Frank Ogawa Plaza, downtown Oakland, free, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 (www.oaklandbookfestival.org)




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Northern California

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9 DECEMBER 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Feminist activist and writer Silvia Federici in conversation with National Women's Liberation organizer Jenny Brown, Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women's Work, and Dani Burilson, editor of All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger, and the Female Body, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 (www.moesbooks.com)
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  • Poetry Express presents a featured poetry reading, open mic before and after featured reading, hosted by Jim Barnard, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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10 DECEMBER 2019 — tuesday

11 DECEMBER 2019 — wednesday

12 DECEMBER 2019 — thursday

13 DECEMBER 2019 — friday

    NORTH:
  • Poetry Connection reading series presents Joan Baranow, In the Next Life, and Erin Rodoni, Body, in Good Light, hosted by Terry Lucas, Marin County Poet Laureate, open mic to follow, light refreshments, The Fireside Room, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael, free, 7:00-9:00 (www.terrylucas.com/schedule.html)
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14 DECEMBER 2019 — saturday

15 DECEMBER 2019 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck reads from her two new books, Deer Trails, City Lights Books Poet Laureate Series, and Murdered Missing, with book sales and signing to follow, San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 2:00 (sfpl.org)
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16 DECEMBER 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a featured poetry reading by Andrena Zawinski, open mic before and after featured reading, hosted by Bruce Bagnell, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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17 DECEMBER 2019 — tuesday

18 DECEMBER 2019 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Lyrics and Dirges monthly reading series features emerging writers to highlight the diverse literary community in the Bay Area, hosted by MK Chavez and Sharon Coleman, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:30 (510/649-1320, pegasusbookstore.com)
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19 DECEMBER 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck presents Poem Jam poetry reading series with special guests, usually takes place on the second Thursday of each month, except this month, San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00 (415/557-4400, sfpl.org)
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20 DECEMBER 2019 — friday

21 DECEMBER 2019 — saturday

22 DECEMBER 2019 — sunday

23 DECEMBER 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a featured poetry reading, open mic before and after featured reading, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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24 DECEMBER 2019 — tuesday

25 DECEMBER 2019 — wednesday

26 DECEMBER 2019 — thursday

27 DECEMBER 2019 — friday

28 DECEMBER 2019 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Saturday Night Special presents featured poets, hosted by Holly Hardy, three-minute maximum open mic on the theme of exploring boundaries between public and private, all creative work welcomed, must be twenty-one, Nick's Lounge, 3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, free but one drink minimum, 7:00-9:30 (510/652-6425, nickslounge.com)
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29 DECEMBER 2019 — sunday

30 DECEMBER 2019 — monday

31 DECEMBER 2019 — tuesday


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