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Heaven Was Detroit: Al Young, Greil Marcus, ML Liebler

27 AUGUST 2017 — sunday

Poetry Flash presents a celebration and launch reading for Heaven Was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip-hop and Beyond, with contributors Greil Marcus, Al Young, Melba Joyce Boyd, Brian Jabas Smith, George Moseman, Joel Martin, and Pat Thomas, with editor M.L. Liebler, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from editor@poetryflash.org, wheelchair accessible, Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, 3:00 (510/653-9965, dieselbookstore.com)

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A reading and Bay Area celebration for Heaven Was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip-hop and Beyond, an anthology of writing on Detroit's seminal music and its culture, with editor M.L. Liebler and contributors Greil Marcus, Al Young, Melba Joyce Boyd, Brian Jabas Smith, George Moseman, Joel Martin, and Pat Thomas.
Greil Marcus, author of Mystery Train, Lipstick Traces, and most recently, A History of Rock'n'Roll in Ten Songs.
Al Young, former California Poet Laureate, author of poetry, novels, and memoirs. His most recent poetry collection is Something About the Blues; some forthcoming books are 22 Moon Poems, October Variations, and Love Offline.
M.L. Liebler, poet, literary arts activist, and professor, founder, among much else, of the National Writer's Voice Project in Detroit, author of many books of poetry, including the forthcoming I Want to Be Once, and editor of anthologies including Working Words: Punching the Clock & Kicking Out the Jams and Heaven Was Detroit.
Melba Joyce Boyd, professor, author of nine books of poetry and a number of books, including Wrestling with the Muse: Dudley Randall and the Broadside Press.
Brian Jabas Smith, award-winning journalist, first as a staff writer and columnist for the Phoenix New Times, and then as editor at the Detroit Metro Times, former songwriter and front man for rock'n'roll bands, and author of the short story collection Spent Saints.
George "Moseley the Punk" Moseman, member of the "outside the box" band the Früt.
Joel Martin, well-known Detroit producer, publisher of Eminem's music and producer of The Romantics, Sponge, Sean Forbes, and others.
Pat Thomas, author of Listen, Whitey!: The Sights and Sounds of Black Power, 1965-1975 and the forthcoming Did It!: From Yippie to Yuppie, Jerry Rubin: An American Revolutionary and A&R consultant to various record labels as well as producer of reissues of vintage music by Sly Stone, Carole King, and others.




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Northern California

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23 JULY 2019 — tuesday

    NORTH:
  • Marin Poetry Center Traveling Show presents Prartho Sereno, Kat Crawford, Lynn Axelrod, and Julia Vose in a poetry reading, hosted by Sián Killingsworth, Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax, free, 7:00 (www.marinpoetrycenter.org)
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    EAST:
  • Shut Up and Write: Attending the Muse is a weekly writing workshop where writers of all levels meet up and focus write for one hour, no one will see what you have written or give out unsolicited advice, Baked and Brewed Coffee Shop, 958 Lincoln Way, Auburn, free, 10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. (www.meetup.com/shutupandwritesacto)
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  • Shut Up and Write: Attending the Muse is a weekly writing workshop where writers of all levels meet up and focus write for one hour, no one will see what you have written or give out unsolicited advice, La Bou, 8694 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove, free, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (www.meetup.com/shutupandwritesacto)
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24 JULY 2019 — wednesday

25 JULY 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • Chef and holistic nutritionist Mareya Ibrahim discusses her new cookbook Eat Like You Give a Fork: the Real Dish On Eating to Thrive, Books Inc., 1491 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 (www.booksinc.net)
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    NORTH:
  • Marin Poetry Center Traveling Show presents Diana Lang, Carol Griffin, Susan Zerner, Marilyn King, and Linda Enders in a poetry reading, hosted by Lisa Rubio, Civic Center Library, 3501 Civic Center Dr. #414, San Rafael, free, 7:00 (www.marinpoetrycenter.org)
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26 JULY 2019 — friday

27 JULY 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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    EAST:
  • Writers On the Air (WOA), a local Sacramento spoken word and word artists community which supports and encourages all writers, features poets Bethanie Humphreys, Heather Judy, Jeanine Stevens, and Reneè Marie, hosted by Todd Boyd, plus an open mic, up to six-minutes limit, Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th Street, Sacramento, free, 9:30 a.m.-12:30, open mic 10:00 a.m. (916/240-1897, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com)
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28 JULY 2019 — sunday

29 JULY 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a Birthday Celebration for Avotcja, beloved and celebrated poet/playwright/multi-percussionist, hosted by Jim Barnard, open mic before and after feature reading, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Maverick Night, open mic, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.com)
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    EAST:
  • SPC presents Cassandra Dallett in a poetry reading, hosted by Frank Graham, for the River City Food Bank food drive, Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th Street, Sacramento, free, 7:30-9:00 (916/240-1897, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com)
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30 JULY 2019 — tuesday

    NORTH:
  • Marin Poetry Center Traveling Show presents Sherrie Lovler, Jon Jackson, Mary Kay Sweeney, Deborah Schmidt, and Jayne McPherson in a poetry reading, hosted by Sandy Cross, Marin City Library, 164 Donahue Street, Marin City, free, 7:00 (www.marinpoetrycenter.org)
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    EAST:
  • The Hart Center presents Tuesday Night Workshops with Danyen Powell, all ages welcome, Hart Senior Center, 915 27th Street, Sacramento, free, 7:30 (916/240-1897, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com)
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31 JULY 2019 — wednesday

    EAST:
  • MarieWriters, a free writing workshop led by Bob Stanley, all writers of different experience are welcome, respond to prompts and share writing processes and polish current pieces, Sacramento Poetry Center, 1719 25th Street, Sacramento, free, 6:00-8:00 (916/240-1897, www.sacramentopoetrycenter.com)
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