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26 MAY 2023 — friday

  • Beyond Baroque presents "Grief Speak," a poetry reading on loss and healing, featuring Crystal AC Salas, Grief Logic, co-winner of the inaugural Alta California Prize, Cynthia Guardado, Cenizas, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Ghost Of, finalist for the National Book Award, and Nicholas Reiner, Levitations, co-winner of the inaugural Alta California Chapbook Prize, a brief Q&A will follow the reading, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, free, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend:

27 MAY 2023 — saturday

  • A memorial for Indigo (Joanne) Hotchkiss, a founder of the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Sacred Grounds Café, 2095 Hayes Street, at Cole, San Francisco, Noon PDT (415/387-3859, or see the Haight Ashbury Literary Journal Facebook page for details)
  • Fourth Saturdays Reading Series presents poets Donna Spruijt-Metz, General Release from the Beginning of the World, and Carol V. Davis, Below Zero, Helen Renwick Library, Claremont, free, 2:00 pm PDT (More information here:
  • Apogee Press presents poet Barbara Tomash, celebrating her new book, Her Scant State, joined in a reading by poets Gillian Conoley, Notes from the Passenger, Elizabeth Robinson, Also Known As, Cole Swensen, Art in Time, and Brian Teare, The Empty Form Goes All the Way to Heaven, free, online via Zoom, 11:00 am PDT (Zoom link here:

28 MAY 2023 — sunday

29 MAY 2023 — monday

  • Come celebrate the book launch of When the Moon Had Antlers, the debut collection by Tresha Faye Haefner; she reads with poets Tracey Knapp, Mouth, and David Perez, former Santa Clara County Poet Laureate, Bazaar Café, 5927 California Street, San Francisco, free, 4:00-6:30 pm PDT (More information here:

30 MAY 2023 — tuesday

31 MAY 2023 — wednesday

  • Bird & Beckett presents short story writer Angelo Presicci, reading from his book, Fighting the Bad War, a collection of vivid stories based on his experiences as a gay draftee in Vietnam, free, Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here:

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