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Diesel Books: Cassidy Lucas

5 OCTOBER 2020 — monday

Diesel Books presents Cassidy Lucas, aka the writing duo Julia Fierro and Caeli Wolfson Widger, discussing their book Santa Monica, the story of an elite LA community rocked by a murder, revealing that things aren't as perfect as they seem for the residents of this wealthy neighborhood, Fiero and Widger will also sign the book for purchase through Diesel in Santa Monica, free, online, 6:30 pm PDT (Register to attend:

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1 MARCH 2021 — monday

  • Bookshop Santa Cruz presents best-selling author Anne Lamott discussing her latest book, Dusk Night Dawn: Notes on Courage, $21, all tickets come with a copy of the book, online, 6:00 pm PST (Purchase tickets here:
  • Rivertown Poets presents a reading featuring Sonoma County Poet Laureate Phyllis Meshulam, and Sonoma-based poets Donna Emerson and Jodi Hottel, open mic to follow, hosted by Sande Anfang, free, online, 6:15 pm PST (Sign up for the open mic/Zoom link:

2 MARCH 2021 — tuesday

3 MARCH 2021 — wednesday

4 MARCH 2021 — thursday

  • Poet and translator Mary Jo Bang, whose works include A Doll for Throwing and Elegy, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, reads for this noontime reading series, Lunch Poems, hosted by UC Berkeley, free, online, 12:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • Vroman's Bookstore presents a discussion featuring two authors and their latest novels, Auriane Desombre (I Think I Love You) and Monica Gomez-Hira (Once Upon a Quinceñera), in conversation with writer and dancer Rachel Lynn Solomon, free, online, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • PEN Out Loud presents a discussion with Nobel laureate novelist Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day, on his new novel, Klara and the Sun, in conversation with Jia Tolentino, staff writer for The New Yorker, presented in collaboration with the Asian American Writers' Workshop, $20, online, 6:00-7:00 pm PST (Purchase tickets here:
  • Litquake presents the Seismic Salon series, this week featuring a discussion with Alka Joshi about her debut novel, The Henna Artist, and the challenges and rewards of writing a historical novel, limited to 10 participants, $100, online, 5:00-6:15 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz presents activist Mikki Kendall discussing her latest book, Hood Feminism, a collection of essays about the often-overlooked women of color who play a huge part in the feminist movement, calling for a kind of feminism that recognizes and fights for those who are marginalized in society, free, online, 7:00 pm PST (Register to attend:

5 MARCH 2021 — friday

6 MARCH 2021 — saturday

  • The Center for Literary Arts of San Jose offers the workshop "Using Invented and Foreign Languages as Tools for World Building: A Fiction Workshop," led by Rita Bullwinkel, short-story writer, editor, and translator, workshop runs six weeks (March 6 to April 10), $250, 10:00 am-Noon PST (Enroll here:
  • San Diego Writers, Ink, offers the workshop "Prose and Poetry in Forms," led by Ron Salisbury, inaugural Poet Laureate of San Diego, attendees study different forms of poetry and analyze a book of poetry to present to the class, runs for five weeks (March 6 to April 3), $180 members, $216 nonmembers, online, 2:30-4:45 pm PST (Enroll here:

7 MARCH 2021 — sunday

8 MARCH 2021 — monday

  • PEN Out Loud presents a discussion with Isabel Allende, The Soul of a Woman, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, in conversation with New York Times reporter Concepión de León, with a reading by Kali Fajardo-Anstine, novelist and finalist for the PEN/Bingham Prize, $35, online, 8:00-9:00 pm PST (Purchase tickets here:

9 MARCH 2021 — tuesday

10 MARCH 2021 — wednesday

11 MARCH 2021 — thursday

  • Kim Shuck's Poetry Night at the San Francisco Public Library features readings by poets Elaine Brown aka Poet E Spoken, Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu, Connie Post, and Jacki Rigoni, this reading inspired by the memoir Know My Name by Chanel Miller, the selection for this year's One City One Book event, free, online, 6:00-7:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Join translators Jessica Cohen, Allison Charette, and Brian Bergstrom for a discussion of Elemental: Earth Stories, latest book in the Calico Series, a collection of translated fiction from around the world, published by Two Lines Press, presented by Point Reyes Books, in conjunction with the Center for the Art of Translation, free, donations welcome, online, 5:30 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents poet and translator Martín Espada, in conversation with Dennis Bernstein, poet and investigative journalist, with a reading from and discussion of Floaters, Espada's new collection of poetry, suggested donation $1-$20, online, 6:00-8:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz presents novelist Joe Ide, discussing his new book Smoke, the latest in his IQ series, following unlicensed detective Isaiah Quintabe and his sidekick Juanell Dodson, free, online, 7:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Copperfield's Books presents investigative reporter Michael Moss discussing his book Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions, free, online, 7:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Litquake presents Lysley Tenorio, novelist and short story writer, discussing his latest novel The Son of Good Fortune, part of the Seismic Salon series, an intimate setting with an author and a small audience, $100, limit ten participants, online, 5:00 pm PST (Purchase tickets here:

12 MARCH 2021 — friday

13 MARCH 2021 — saturday

14 MARCH 2021 — sunday

15 MARCH 2021 — monday

  • Rivertown Poets presents a poetry reading featuring Susana Praver-Perez and Terri Glass, Being Animal, open mic to follow, hosted by Sande Anfang, free, online, 6:15 pm PDT (Sign up for the open mic/Zoom link:

16 MARCH 2021 — tuesday

  • City Lights Books presents a book launch for Kim Addonizio's Now We're Getting Somewhere: Poems, she will be joined by poets Brittany Perham, Peter Kline, and Tracey Knapp, free, online, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • Point Reyes Books presents a discussion of Northern Light: Power, Land, and the Memory of Water, a nonfiction work by poet and essayist Kazim Ali, about the Pimicikamak community in Manitoba, Canada, and the environmental damage caused by the Jenpeg dam in the area, in conversation with poet and National Book Award finalist Natalie Diaz, free, online, 7:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • Cobalt Poets presents a poetry reading featuring Mike Hickey, open mic to follow, free, online via Zoom, 7:30 pm PDT (Zoom link here:

17 MARCH 2021 — wednesday

18 MARCH 2021 — thursday

  • City Lights Books presents a book launch for novelist Patricia Engel, Infinite Country, she will be joined by journalists Roberto Lovato and Jean Guerrero, and writer and historian Juliana Delgado Lopera, free, online, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:

19 MARCH 2021 — friday

20 MARCH 2021 — saturday

21 MARCH 2021 — sunday

  • Omnidawn Publishing offers the workshop "Prosody and Revision", led by poet David Koehn, where attendees will focus on revision and workshopping their own poems each week, with a guest poet each week giving a short talk and Q&A, runs for 6 weeks (March 21 – April 25), with two sections, enrollment is first come, first serve, tuition is $1100-1400, some partial scholarships available, email for more info, online, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm PST (Enroll here:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Maxima Kahn, Fierce Aria, and Indigo Moor, Everybody's Jonesin' for Something , online via Zoom, free, 7:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: please click here; you will receive an email with a link to join the reading)

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