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17 DECEMBER 2020 — thursday

  • Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center presents Part IV of "The Poetry Stage Redux," a series of readings that were planned for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Poetry Stage 2020, featuring poets Joshua Bennett, Gillian Conoley, Heid E. Erdrich, Forrest Gander, Carmen Giménez Smith, Mark Irwin, Didi Jackson, Elizabeth Jacobson, Patricia Smith, Page Starzinger, and Tess Taylor, free, online, 6:00-7:00 pm PST (Register to attend: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-poetry-stage-redux-part-iv-tickets-129624210503)
  • Copperfield's Books presents Deborah Madison, author of fourteen cookbooks and chef at Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, discussing her latest book, An Onion in My Pocket: My Life with Vegetables, a warm and insightful memoir that delves into the vegetarian movement, in conversation with novelist Rachel Khong, free, online, 7:00 pm PST (Register to attend: www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/deborah-madison-conversation-rachel-khong)
  • The San Francisco Public Library presents an evening of poetry, storytelling, and song in honor of renowned Samoan poet, novelist, and playwright Albert Wendt, hosted by Tongan scholar and poet Dr. Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu, assisted by poet activists Kevin Aipopo Henderson and Lisiate Vuna, featuring presenters Dr. Caroline Sinavaiana Gabbard, Dr. Craig Santos Perez, Herman Wainggai, Kathy Jentil-Kijiner, Dr. Ngahuia te Awekotuku, Terisa Siagatonu, Dr. Lee Kava, Dr. No'u Revilla, Tigilau Ness, Commissioner Faauunga Molinga, and Commissioner Manufou Liaiga-Anoa'l, free, online via Zoom and YouTube Live, 6:00-7:15 pm PST (RSVP to attend: sfpl.org/events/2020/12/17/performance-our-moana-nui-we-are-pacific-islander-studies)
  • Poetry Center San Jose and Willow Glen Library for Third Thursdays, a monthly poetry reading, this event features poets Connie Post, first Poet Laureate of Livermore, author of Prime Meridian, and Kelly Grace Thomas, open mic to follow, free, online via Zoom, 7:00-9:00 pm PST (Register to attend: sjpl.bibliocommons.com/events/search/index/event/5e4f3161095b6d154e103622)
  • The Ventura County Poetry Project presents a reading by featured poet Kim Young, hosted by Phil Taggart, open mic to follow, free, online via Zoom, 7:30 pm PST (Zoom link here: vcpoetryproject.org/ventura-county-poetry-project-events-calendar)

18 DECEMBER 2020 — friday

19 DECEMBER 2020 — saturday

20 DECEMBER 2020 — sunday

21 DECEMBER 2020 — monday

  • Aqus presents their bimonthly Poetry Open Mic, hosted by poet and artist Sande Anfang, held the first and third Monday of each month, with three-minute slots per reader, free, online via Zoom, 6:15 pm PST (Sign up for the open mic/RSVP to attend: aqus.com/rivertownpoets/)

22 DECEMBER 2020 — tuesday

23 DECEMBER 2020 — wednesday

24 DECEMBER 2020 — thursday

25 DECEMBER 2020 — friday

26 DECEMBER 2020 — saturday

  • The Community of Writers presents "The Art of the Sentence," a workshop led by best-selling novelist Janet Fitch, deadline for early bird registration is December 26, workshop runs for five two-hour sessions January 22-24, 2021, early bird tuition $280, regular tuition $330, online via Zoom, 6:00-8:00 pm PST on Friday, 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm PST on Saturday and Sunday (Enroll here: communityofwriters.org/events/event/the-art-of-the-sentence)
  • San Diego Writers, Ink, presents the workshop "Meditate and Write Flash," yoga and meditation instructor Rebecca Jane leads the session in guided meditation, followed by a writing prompt, share a meditative space with others and generate a piece of flash fiction, $5 donation, online, 1:00-2:00 pm PST (Register here: www.sandiegowriters.org/2020-12-26-online-meditate-write-flash-rebecca-jane)

27 DECEMBER 2020 — sunday

28 DECEMBER 2020 — monday

29 DECEMBER 2020 — tuesday

  • Cobalt Poets presents a poetry reading by Lynne Bronstein, open mic to follow, free, online via Zoom, 7:30 pm PST (Zoom link here: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)
  • "Cover to Cover," a radio show celebrating poetry and prose of all sorts, presents host Jack Foley's annual tribute to poet Dylan Thomas (1914-1953); Dylan Thomas is heard reading his classic story, "A Child's Christmas in Wales," along with other poems, Tuesdays on KPFA in Berkeley, free, online, 2:00-2:30 pm PST (For more information and live stream: kpfa.org/program/cover-to-cover/)

30 DECEMBER 2020 — wednesday

31 DECEMBER 2020 — thursday


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