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20 MARCH 2022 — sunday

  • The Presidio Theatre presents a performance of the play Colette Uncensored, about the life, loves, and work of French novelist and activist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954), best known for her novella Gigi; the play is a one-woman show performed by actor and playwright Lorri Holt, co-written by Holt and playwright Zack Rogow, and inspired by Rogow's translation of Shipwrecked on a Traffic Island, a new collection of Colette's work, Presidio Theatre Performing Arts Center, 99 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco, $30, 2:00 pm PDT (Purchase tickets here:
  • The California Writers Club presents "Editing Your Manuscript: The Whys, Whats, and Hows," a talk led by editor and book coach Ericka McIntyre about different types of editing, as well as professional publishing and self-publishing, part of a monthly speaker series, online via Zoom, $5 for members/$10 for nonmembers, 1:45 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • Skylight Books presents poet Garrett Hongo, Coral Road, discussing his latest book, The Perfect Sound: A Memoir in Stereo, in conversation with novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer, in-person event, Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 5:00 pm PDT (More information here:
  • Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center and the Los Angeles Spoonie Collective present the reading "The Future Lives in Our Bodies: Poetry and Disability Justice," featuring poets Kyle Johnson, Drawing a Blank, Joshua Corwin, Becoming Vulnerable, and L.A. Youth Poet Laureate Jessica Kim, L(EYE)GHT, with open mic to follow, online, free, 2:00-4:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • Small Press Traffic presents "The Writing on the Wall: The Abolitionist Poetics of Bob Kaufman and Pat Parker," a talk on the poetry and activism of Bob Kaufman (1925-1986) and Pat Parker (1944-1989) and the poetry protests of 1950s-1970s San Francisco, celebrating the recent publication of new collections of their poetry, led by scholar and archivist Joan Lubin, Pulp Sexology: Paperback Revolution, Gay Liberation, online, free, 11:00 am PDT (RSVP to attend:
  • Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival presents "We Are Nature" Open Reading, with host blake more, Point Arena Poet Laureate, who will also read from her poetry; a featured ecopoetry presentation by Santa Clara University EcoLiterature Senior Seminar students, Shenir Dennis, Jaden Fong, Mac Mann-Wood will open the program; three-minute reading spots, please sign up in advance by emailing; write "WATERSHED OPEN READING" in the subject line; there may be "first come, first serve" last-minute sign-up opportunities in the Zoom Chatbox; poems on environmental justice, nature, eco-poetics, and more are welcome, online via Zoom, free, 1 pm-2 pm PDT (For Zoom registration link, see:
  • Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival presents "Watershed: Writers, Nature, & Community: Photo Montage," archival photographs by Steven C Wilson, followed by a poetry reading by Linda Hogan, A History of Kindness, Barbara Jane Reyes, Letters to a Young Brown Girl, Marsha de la O, Every Ravening Thing, Patti Trimble with musician Peter Whitehead, Lisa Rosenberg, A Different Physics, Caroline Goodwin, Old Snow, White Sun, hosted by Joyce Jenkins, online via Zoom, free, 3 pm-5 pm PDT (For Zoom registration link, see:

21 MARCH 2022 — monday

  • Left Margin LIT presents the workshop "Building Your Poetry Foundations," led by poet Jason Bayani, Locus, Amulet, attendees will explore the concept of voice in poetry through a different set of writing principles each week, runs four weeks, March 21 to April 11, $265, online via Zoom, 6:00-8:00 pm PDT (Enroll here:

22 MARCH 2022 — tuesday

23 MARCH 2022 — wednesday

  • City Lights Books presents poet and novelist John Elizabeth Stintzi, Vanishing Monuments, Junebat, reading from their new novel, My Volcano, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:

24 MARCH 2022 — thursday

  • The Hammer Museum presents a reading featuring poet Henri Cole, author of Middle Earth, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Blizzard, hosted by poet and critic Stephen Yenser, in-person, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, free, 7:30 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • Ventura County Poetry Project presents a reading featuring poet Millicent Borges Accardi, Only More So, Through a Grainy Landscape, with open mic to follow, hosted by poet Phil Taggart, free, online via Zoom, 6:30 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • Come join the open mic reading "You're Going to Die: Poetry, Prose, and Everything Goes…," live and in-person for the first time in two years, hosted by Ned Buskirk, with music by The Singer and the Songwriter, open mic sign up at the event, The Lost Church, 427 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, $12, 7:30 pm PDT (Purchase tickets here:

25 MARCH 2022 — friday

  • Beyond Baroque presents poet and historian Marjorie Becker, Dancing on the Sun Stone: Mexican Women and the Gendered Politics of Octavio Paz, Body Bach, reading from her latest collection, The Macon Sex School: Songs of Tenderness and Resistance, introduced by poet David St. John, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, free, 8:00-10:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • Youth Speaks presents the 2022 Teen Poetry Slam Semifinals, where Bay Area youth poets perform their best original poems, a unique event that showcases young poets, performers, and storytellers in competition, in-person event, Bayview Opera House, 4705 3rd Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00-9:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:

26 MARCH 2022 — saturday

  • The Kaplan Center presents Marcia Falk, poet, painter, and Judaic scholar, discussing her new Haggadah, Night of Beginnings: A Passover Haggadah, in conversation with liturgy scholar Eric Caplan, part of the B'Yachad: Reconstructing Judaism Together convention, online via Zoom, ticket prices begin at $72, Noon PDT (Register to attend:
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz presents a reading featuring poets Maggie Paul, Scrimshaw, Borrowed World, Stephen Kessler, Last Call, Garage Ellegies, and Christina Waters, Inside the Flame, co-presented by phren-Z and The Hive Poetry Collective, free, online via Zoom, 4:30 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Book Passage presents nonfiction writer and novelist Lee Kravetz, Strange Contagion: Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves, discussing his new novel, The Last Confessions of Sylvia P., a multigenerational story that blends fiction and biography, inspired by the life and work of the poet Sylvia Plath, in conversation with novelist Janis Cooke Newman, A Master Plan for Rescue, free, in-person at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, 1:00 pm PDT (More information here:
  • Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore and Gallery presents an evening of art, photography, poetry, and music, featuring artist Joi Ward, short story writer Monica Zarazua, Slide, and poet Christian Martinez, all part of Latitude 37.8, a high school with an emphasis on Project-Based Learning, arts, and technology, Medicine for Nightmares, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00-9:00 pm PDT (More information here:

27 MARCH 2022 — sunday

  • The Richmond Literary Arts Center presents a Truchas Gathering of Poets, featuring readings by Robin S. Chapman, The Only Home We Know, Susan Sonde, In the Longboats with Others, and Abegunde, facilitated by Rob Lipton, free, with donations welcome, this reading will raise money for writers in Odessa, Ukraine, online via Zoom, Noon PDT (RSVP to attend:
  • The Claremont Library's Fourth Sundays Reading Series features poets Tim Hatch, Wild Embrace, and Hari B., She Speaks to the Birds at Night While They Sleep, in-person event, Louise Roberts Room, Guild Hall, at the Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 W. Harrison Avenue, Claremont, 2:00 pm PDT (More information here:
  • Bird & Beckett Books and Records presents a reading in celebration of the posthumous publication of Rock Tao by David Meltzer, featuring poets Julie Rogers, Marina Lazzara, Micah Ballard, Garrett Caples, Neeli Cherkovski, Gene Berson, Agneta Falk Hirschman, Sarah Menefee, and Genny Lim, in-person, Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, free, 2:00 pm PDT (More information here:

28 MARCH 2022 — monday

29 MARCH 2022 — tuesday

  • City Lights Books presents Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rae Armantrout, Wobble, Entanglements, reading from and discussing her latest book, Finalists, which includes Armantrout's two most recent projects combined in one book, including the long form poem Threat Landscape, in conversation with poet and translator Lyn Hejinian, My Life, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Join poet and radio host Jack Foley, along with Nina Serrano, Jovelyn Richards, and Jennifer Stone, for a weekly celebration of poetry and prose; this week with a tribute to the late poet Robert Sward (1933-2022), author of Uncle Dog & Other Poems, God is in the Cracks, and more, available to listen to online 94.1 KPFA, free, 2:00 pm PDT (Listen here:

30 MARCH 2022 — wednesday

  • Diesel, A Bookstore presents a talk by Kenneth Kales, founder and publisher of Kales Press, for "How Publishing Works for Independent Publishers," including discussion on the book In the Shadows of Paris: The Nazi Concentration Camp That Dimmed the City of Light by Anne Sinclair, a finalist for the 2021 National Jewish Book Award for Nonfiction, in conversation with John Evans of Diesel, A Bookstore, online, free, 4:00-5:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • The Center for the Art of Translation presents Spanish poet Elena Medel, My First Bikini, discussing her debut novel, The Wonders, in conversation with translator Lizzie Davis and writer Anna Solomon, online, free, 4:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:

31 MARCH 2022 — thursday

  • Writers Read presents Ukiah poet Mark McGovern, When My Hat, Loose Dogs on the Freeway, with open mic to follow, free, with suggested donation of $5, in-person, Grace Hudson Museum, 431 South Main Street, Ukiah, 7:00 pm PDT

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