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John Burroughs

19 JULY 2017 — wednesday

John Burroughs a.k.a. Jesus Crisis, dynamic performer of poetry, founding editor of Crisis Chronicles Press, Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster Street, Oakland, free, 7:00 (510/844-4120, oaklandoctopus.org)




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24 JANUARY 2020 — friday

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  • Cafe Society presents novelist Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, A Kind of Freedom, National Book Award-nominee, reading from her new historically inspired novel The Revisioners, wine, conversation, and book signing to follow, Kaleidoscope Coffee, 109 Park Place, Point Richmond, 7:00 (www.cafesociety.coffee)
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  • SPD Presents, a bi-monthly reading series that aims to foster connections within the national small press community, celebrates the release of Jennifer Soong's new book of poetry, Near, At, readings by Jennifer Soong, Trisha Low, author of Socialist Realism, Alli Warren, author of Little Hill, and Nora Treatbaby, whose work has appeared in Weakly and The Shotgun, refreshments, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00 (www.moesbooks.com)
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25 JANUARY 2020 — saturday

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  • Saturday Night Special, An East Bay Open Mic presents Out of the Dark, bring on/off theme poems, stories, comedy sketches, songs, or dances, three-minute maximum, featured readers, poet Vernon Keeve III, Southern Migrant Mixtape, recipient of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and memorist Alvin Orloff, Disasterama!: Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977-1997, hosted by Hollie Hardy, last Saturday of every month, Nick's Lounge, 3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, 21+, free but one drink minimum, cash only, sign up 7:00, reading 7:00-9:30 (510/652-NICK, www.nickslounge.com)
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26 JANUARY 2020 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Wendy Barker, Gloss, and NCBA Cody Award-winner Sandra M. Gilbert, Judgment Day, East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, wheelchair accessible, 3:00 (510/653-9965, ebbooksellers.com)
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27 JANUARY 2020 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Dan Lineham, author of the multimedia serial novel The Princess of the Bottom of the World, open mic before and after, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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28 JANUARY 2020 — tuesday

    CENTRAL:
  • A reading by Bob Perelman, from his new poetry book Jack and Jill in Troy, poet Norman Fischer, On a Train at Night and Untitled Series: Life As It is, serial poems, and Experience: Thinking, Writing, Language and Religion, prose, and poet James Sherry, Entangled Bank: A Conceptual Memoir of Language Ecosystems, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:00 (www.moesbooks.com)
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29 JANUARY 2020 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • #we music, bi-monthly talk and performance series of queer perspectives, presents Sidney Chen, Chinese-American vocalist and performance artist, giving a talk on "Mother Tongues: Reclaiming a Discarded Self," with a vocal and handmade music box performance, and Rybree Tree, non-binary singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, giving a talk on "In Between: Visions from the Outskirts & People People," with a musical performance, hosted by Richard Loranger, ProArts Gallery & Commons, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, free/a hat will be passed, 7:00-9:00 (www.proartsgallery.org)
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30 JANUARY 2020 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • John Curl reads from his new novel, Outlaws of Maroon, an adult novel about two children set in the 1950s, New York, McCarthy era, and poet Jack Foley, When Sleep Comes: Shillelagh Songs, performs with Sangye Land, Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, Glen Park, San Francisco, 6:30-8:00 (415/586-3733, www.birdbeckett.com)
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  • "In DNA, Secrets & Inheritance," Dani Shapiro, author of memoirs and novels including Hourglass and Black & White, is joined by Dr. Abraham Verghese, Professor and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University and author of Cutting for Stone, to discuss Shapiro's memoir Inheritance, exploring the combination of factors that make us who we are, in partnership with Jewish Film Institute, SF Hillel, The Writers Grotto, the Jewish Community Library, and JIMENA, bookseller Green Apple Books, JCCSF, 3200 California Street, San Francisco, $30/members ten percent off, tickets include a copy of Inheritance, 7:00 (415/292-1200, www.jccsf.org)
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31 JANUARY 2020 — friday


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