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Judy Maher

Grace Marie Grafton and Judy Maher

8 AUGUST 2019 — thursday

Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Grace Marie Grafton, Lens, and Judy Maher, Dear Circus God, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)


MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Grace Marie Grafton's new book of poems is Lens. Tobey Hiller says, "The book is a paean to the nature and majesty of California, to the peoples and animals that have lived within her changing, rich landscape, and to the importance of knowledge, contemplation, and art." She is the author of six previous books of poems, including Jester; Whimsy, Reticence and Laud; and Other Clues. Widely published in literary journals and anthologies, she has also taught for thirty years through the California Poets in the Schools program, winning twelve Artist in Residence grants from the California Arts Council for her teaching. She was awarded "Teacher of the Year" by the River of Words Poetry & Art Competition for K-12 students, sponsored by Robert Hass.
Judy Maher's debut collection is Dear Circus God. Her book is divided into four sections, beginning with circus metaphors and ending at new starting points, with poems of humor and compassion throughout. Born in Asheville, North Carolina to a minister father, she lived with her family in many temporary homes across the country; then she travelled more with her husband, including a three-year adventure in Saudi Arabia. Having raised two children, they've since settled in Oakland, where she's blossoming as a poet.




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Northern California

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9 DECEMBER 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Feminist activist and writer Silvia Federici in conversation with National Women's Liberation organizer Jenny Brown, Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women's Work, and Dani Burilson, editor of All of Me: Stories of Love, Anger, and the Female Body, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 (www.moesbooks.com)
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  • Poetry Express presents a featured poetry reading, open mic before and after featured reading, hosted by Jim Barnard, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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10 DECEMBER 2019 — tuesday

11 DECEMBER 2019 — wednesday

12 DECEMBER 2019 — thursday

13 DECEMBER 2019 — friday

    NORTH:
  • Poetry Connection reading series presents Joan Baranow, In the Next Life, and Erin Rodoni, Body, in Good Light, hosted by Terry Lucas, Marin County Poet Laureate, open mic to follow, light refreshments, The Fireside Room, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael, free, 7:00-9:00 (www.terrylucas.com/schedule.html)
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14 DECEMBER 2019 — saturday

15 DECEMBER 2019 — sunday

    CENTRAL:
  • San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck reads from her two new books, Deer Trails, City Lights Books Poet Laureate Series, and Murdered Missing, with book sales and signing to follow, San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 2:00 (sfpl.org)
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16 DECEMBER 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a featured poetry reading by Andrena Zawinski, open mic before and after featured reading, hosted by Bruce Bagnell, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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17 DECEMBER 2019 — tuesday

18 DECEMBER 2019 — wednesday

    CENTRAL:
  • Lyrics and Dirges monthly reading series features emerging writers to highlight the diverse literary community in the Bay Area, hosted by MK Chavez and Sharon Coleman, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:30 (510/649-1320, pegasusbookstore.com)
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19 DECEMBER 2019 — thursday

    CENTRAL:
  • San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck presents Poem Jam poetry reading series with special guests, usually takes place on the second Thursday of each month, except this month, San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Room, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00 (415/557-4400, sfpl.org)
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20 DECEMBER 2019 — friday

21 DECEMBER 2019 — saturday

22 DECEMBER 2019 — sunday

23 DECEMBER 2019 — monday

    CENTRAL:
  • Poetry Express presents a featured poetry reading, open mic before and after featured reading, hosted by Gary Turchin, Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, back room, 1585 University Avenue, Berkeley, free but donations appreciated, 7:00-9:00 (poetryexpressberkeley.blogspot.com)
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24 DECEMBER 2019 — tuesday

25 DECEMBER 2019 — wednesday

26 DECEMBER 2019 — thursday

27 DECEMBER 2019 — friday

28 DECEMBER 2019 — saturday

    CENTRAL:
  • Saturday Night Special presents featured poets, hosted by Holly Hardy, three-minute maximum open mic on the theme of exploring boundaries between public and private, all creative work welcomed, must be twenty-one, Nick's Lounge, 3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, free but one drink minimum, 7:00-9:30 (510/652-6425, nickslounge.com)
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29 DECEMBER 2019 — sunday

30 DECEMBER 2019 — monday

31 DECEMBER 2019 — tuesday


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