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25 SEPTEMBER 2019 — wednesday

  • Alternative Exposure Round 13-Info Session Four is a grant program that supports independent, self-organized work of artist and small groups that play a critical and significant role within the San Francisco Bay Area, attendance isn't required to apply, E. M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, 410 13th Street, Oakland, free, 7:00-8:30 (510/679-4650,
  • The Racket monthly series presents Leland Cheuk reading from his new novel No Good Very Bad Asian, readers are Leland Cheuk, Jared Roehrig, Kirin Khan, Preeti Vangani, Yalitza Ferreras, Benjamin Bac Sierra, Vincent Chu, and Kim Magowan, there will be beer, Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, 7:00-9:00 ( )

26 SEPTEMBER 2019 — thursday

  • Performer and poet Trisha Low and poet Syd Staiti their poetry, The Poetry Center, Humanities 512, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, free, 7:00-9:00 (415/338-2227,
  • Live Lit: Poetry and Story Open Mic series, every Thursday, hosted by Santa Clara Country Poet Laureate Mighty Mike McGee, open to the public, bring stories, poetry, rants, raves, and missives, Caffe Frascati, 315 South First Street, San Jose, free, sign up at 7:00, open mic 7:30 (

27 SEPTEMBER 2019 — friday

28 SEPTEMBER 2019 — saturday

  • 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,

29 SEPTEMBER 2019 — sunday

  • Live Poets Society poetry reading by Francesca Bell, Bright Stain, and Melissa Stein, Terrible Blooms, plus open mic, hosted by Orinda/Lafayette Poet Laureate Amy Glynn, sponsored by Lamorinda Arts Council on the last Sunday of the month, Orinda Books, 276 Village Square, Orinda, free parking, 1:00 (Amy Glynn,>

30 SEPTEMBER 2019 — monday

  • Poetry Express presents a Maverick Night writing prompt open mic, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (
  • Writers On the Air (WOA), a Sacramento spoken word and word artists community that supports and encourages all writers, presents an open mic, five to seven-minutes, after each reading there will be a short positive critique on request, hosted by Todd Boyd, Creekside Cafè, 1750 Oaks Drive #170, Sacramento, 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (

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