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17 DECEMBER 2022 — saturday

  • Medicine for Nightmares presents an evening of poetry, experimental films, and indigenous Hip Hop, featuring the films of Chuli 1312, poetry by Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, La Movida, Wendy Trevino, Cruel Fiction, and special guest Bishop Underdog, Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore and Gallery, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00-10:00 pm PST (More information here:
  • JOAN and Deluge, an experimental queer press, present a reading to commemorate artist Aimee Goguen's show Mountain of the Collapse, joining Goguen to read are Deluge authors Emily Segal, founder of the press and author of the novel Mercury Retrograde, K Allado-McDowell, Amor Cringe, and Jeanetta Rich, Black Venus Flytrap, JOAN, 1206 S. Maple Avenue, Suite 715, Los Angeles, free, 4:00-6:00 pm PST (More information here:

18 DECEMBER 2022 — sunday

  • Medicine for Nightmares presents Po Poets Project, a group of houseless and formerly houseless poets and writers from POOR Magazine, a liberation movement led by poor people and indigenous people, sharing poetry, theater, and visionary solutions to homelessness that they are implementing, as well as their new textbook Poverty Scholarship: poor people-led theory, art, words, and tears, published by PoorPress, and an excerpt from their new play Crushing Wheelchairs, Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore & Gallery, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, 6:00-8:00 pm PST (More information here:

19 DECEMBER 2022 — monday

  • City Lights Books presents poet Mosab Abu Toha, celebrating his debut collection, Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear: Poems from Gaza, winner of a 2022 Palestine Book Award, Toha will be signing copies of his book at the event, free, at 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:00 pm PST (More information here:

20 DECEMBER 2022 — tuesday

  • Medicine for Nightmares presents poet and artist Adrian Arias in a celebration of his new collection, Mar De Las Palabras Para Amar, joined by special guest Anaís Azul, composer and singer-songwriter, Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore and Gallery, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, 6:30-8:00 pm PST (More information here:
  • Cobalt Poets presents a reading featuring poet Layla Lenhardt, Mother Tongue, with open mic to follow, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PST (Register to attend:

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27 DECEMBER 2022 — tuesday

  • Bird & Beckett Books and Records presents a poetry reading by Steven Rood, Naming the Wind, Lucille Lang Day, Birds of San Pancho and Other Poems of Place, short story writer Jim LeCuyer, Duck Lessons, Joyce Jenkins, Poetry Flash editor, Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, free, donations welcome, 7:00 pm PST (More information here:

28 DECEMBER 2022 — wednesday

  • Point Reyes Books presents novelist Selby Wynn Schwartz, The Bodies of Others: Drag Dances and Their Afterlives, finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, celebrating her new book, After Sappho, longlisted for the Booker Prize, free, at Dance Palace Church Space, Point Reyes Station, 4:00 pm PST (RSVP to attend:

29 DECEMBER 2022 — thursday

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31 DECEMBER 2022 — saturday

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