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Carolyn Tipton

Carolyn Tipton and Stephen Kessler

9 MAY 2019 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Carolyn Tipton, The Poet of Poet Laval, and Stephen Kessler, Garage Elegies, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087,

Stephen Kessler's new book of poems is Garage Elegies. Author of several previous collections, he is an all-around man of letters, perhaps best known as a translator from Spanish: his translations of Luis Cernuda have won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Men's Poetry, the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy of American Poets, and the PEN Center USA Translation Award. His version of Julio Cortázar's Save Twilight: Selected Poems won a Northern California Book Award. He is also the editor and principle translator of The Sonnets by Jorge Luis Borges. Author of one novel, The Mental Traveler, he has edited numerous magazines and newspapers, including The Redwood Coast Review, four-time winner of the California Library Association's PR Excellence Award.
Carolyn Tipton's debut book of poems is The Poet of Poet Laval. She is also a noted translator from Spanish. She has translated two books of poems by Rafael Alberti: the first, To Painting: Poems by Rafael Alberti won the National Translation Award; the second, Returnings: Poems of Love and Distance, won the Cliff Becker Translation Prize. Among her honors are fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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20 JUNE 2019 — thursday

  • UC Associate Professor of Medicine and fiction writer Louise Aronson presents her new book, Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193,
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21 JUNE 2019 — friday

22 JUNE 2019 — saturday

23 JUNE 2019 — sunday

  • 38th Annual Northern California Book Awards, Northern California authors are honored in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Translation, and Children's Literature with brief readings and remarks; presentation of the Fred Cody Lifetime Achievement Award and NCBR Recognition Award; presented by the Northern California Book Reviewers, Poetry Flash, San Francisco Public Library and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, PEN West, Women's National Book Association-SF Chapter, and Mechanics' Institute Library, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, enter on Grove, SF, free, 1:00, book signing and lively reception follows (510/525-5476, 510/612-3958,,
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24 JUNE 2019 — monday

  • Poetry Express presents a reading by Kitty Costello, open mic, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00-9:00 (
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25 JUNE 2019 — tuesday

26 JUNE 2019 — wednesday

27 JUNE 2019 — thursday

  • Composer and writer Elliott Sharp presents his new book, IrRational Music, in conversation with David Rothenberg, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00 (415/362-8193,
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28 JUNE 2019 — friday

29 JUNE 2019 — saturday

30 JUNE 2019 — sunday

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