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Marilyn Chin

Marilyn Chin and Genny Lim

20 NOVEMBER 2019 — wednesday

Poetry Flash and PEN West co-present a poetry reading by Marilyn Chin, A Portrait of the Self as Nation: New and Selected Poems, and Genny Lim, KRA!, note different day of the week for this special event, refreshments, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, wheelchair accessible, 7:30 (510/849-2087, www.moesbooks.com)


MORE ABOUT THE READERS
Marilyn Chin's new book of poems is A Portrait of the Self as Nation: New and Selected Poems. Adrienne Rich said, "Marilyn Chin's poems excite and incite the imagination through their brilliant cultural interfacings, their theatre of anger, 'fierce and tender,' their compassion, and their high mockery of wit." Born in Hong Kong, currently living in San Diego, she is the author of four previous poetry collections and a novel. Widely anthologized, in Best American Poetry, The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women, and elsewhere, her honors include five Pushcart Prizes, the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, and fellowships from the United States Artists Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She serves as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
Genny Lim—San Francisco Jazz Poet Laureate, born in San Francisco—is the author of the poetry collections Winter Place, Child of War, and Paper Gods and Rebels. She also wrote the plays Paper Angels and Bitter Cane and the children's book Wings for Lai-Ho, among other works. Winner of the American Book Award in 1981, she founded the theater company Paper Angels Productions, later known as XX Theater, and produced many experimental performance pieces. Recipient of the Bay Guardian Goldie for Local Discovery in 1991, she went on to record and collaborate with musician-composers Jon Jang, Francis Wong, Anthony Brown, the late Max Roach, and Herbie Lewis. Her new poetry book KRA! is a power house political and historical, biographical work invoking figures such as James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Francisco X. Alarcon, Fred Ho, and Alfonso Texidor, and is a salute to Flint, Michigan, Standing Rock, and Black Lives Matter.





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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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