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26 JUNE 2022 — sunday

  • Bay Area Poets Coalition presents a special Zoom reading featuring poet Sally Love Saunders, Fresh Bread, and friends, hosted by John Rowe, online, free, 11:00 am PDT (Zoom link here:
  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by short story writer James M. Lecuyer, Duck Lessons, Richard Silberg, Associate Editor of Poetry Flash, and Steven Rood, Naming the Wind, Omnidawn Publishers, online via Zoom, free, 3:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: please click here; you will receive an email with a link to join the reading)
  • Ventura County Poetry Project presents a reading featuring poet and editor Christopher Buckley, Naming the Lost: The Fresno Poets), with open mic to follow, hosted by poet Phil Taggart, free, online via Zoom, 6:30 pm PDT (Register to attend:

27 JUNE 2022 — monday

  • Skylight Books presents nonfiction author Ada Calhoun, St. Marks Is Dead, discussing her latest book, Also a Poet: Frank O'Hara, My Father, and Me, a memoir exploring her father's unfinished biography of the poet Frank O'Hara, blending literary history with her own complicated relationship with her father, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here:
  • Independent Writers of Southern California present a discussion about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion for writers, featuring a panel of writers and publishers including screenwriter and author Sherly Benko, The Last of Will, best-selling author William Bernhardt, Primary Justice, poet and educator M.J. Fievre, Badass Black Girl: Questions, Quotes, and Affirmations for Teens, actor Mikki Hernandez, activist and writer Angela Shanté Johnson, The Noisy Classroom, and literary agent Amanda Orozco, moderated by Desireé Duffy, founder of The BookFest, Books That Make You, and Black Château, free for members, $20 for nonmembers, online via Zoom, 7:00-9:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • San Diego Writers, Ink, presents a reading from A Year in Ink, Volume 15, the latest edition of the annual anthology of San Diego County writers, featuring numerous genres of writing, including short stories, novel excerpts, poetry, creative nonfiction, and satire, come for a celebration of local writers in the San Diego community, in person, Lightbox Theater at Liberty Station, 2590 Truxtun Road, #205, San Diego, $10, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here:

28 JUNE 2022 — tuesday

  • Come join the 2021-22 Poets Underground/San Diego Poetry Annual open reading, all authors, fans of literary arts, and poets looking to publish are welcome, with special guests poet and novelist Kazim Ali, Inquisition, poet Alana Contreras-Rodríguez, and publicist and poet Susan J. Farese, hosted by SDPA publisher Anthony Blacksher, sign up for the open reading by email at or by text (619) 957-3264, in person, Amplified Ale Works, East Village, 1429 Island Avenue, San Diego, free, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here:
  • Lyrics & Dirges, a monthly reading series featuring both prominent and emerging poets in the Bay Area, presents poets Julian Trinetizen and Keith Donnell Jr., The Move, hosted by poets MK Chavez and Sharon Coleman, online via Zoom and Facebook Live, free, 7:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend:
  • Cobalt Poets presents a poetry reading featuring BJ Ward, Jackleg Opera: Collected Poems, 1990-2013, with open mic to follow, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PDT (Register to attend:

29 JUNE 2022 — wednesday

30 JUNE 2022 — thursday

  • Skylight Books presents fiction writer and cartoonist Lydia Conklin discussing their new book, Rainbow Rainbow, a collection of stories celebrating queer and trans experience through uncertain identities and queer joy, in conversation with short story writer Claire Vaye Watkins, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, in person, Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, free, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here:
  • City Lights Books presents translators Ali Kinsella and Zenia Tompkins, celebrating the book Love in Defiance of Pain: Ukrainian Stories, a rich collection of contemporary Ukrainian literature, edited by Kinsella and Tompkins, all proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend:
  • Green Apple Books presents best-selling novelist Lidia Yuknavitch, The Book of Joan, discussing her new book, Thrust, a story of a girl living in the late twenty-first century who has the ability to travel through time with the power of meaningful objects, with essayist Esmé Weijun Wang, The Collected Schizophrenias, winner of the Whiting Award for Nonfiction and the Northern California Book Award, in person, Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here:

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