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Tongo Eisen-Martin

Tongo Eisen-Martin, C. Liegh McInnis, Carlton Turner, Charlie Braxton

26 MAY 2021 — wednesday

The San Francisco Public Library presents the reading "Poetry and Resistance," featuring five poets from Mississippi: C. Liegh McInnis, Matters of Reality: Mind, Body, and Soul, Carlton Turner, co-founder of the performing arts group M.U.G.A.B.E.E., Charlie Braxton, Embers Among the Ashes: Poems in a Haiku Manner, Halima J. Olufemi, member of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and JXN People's Assembly, and Monica "Surreal the Messenger" Atkins, culture worker, labor organizer, and Director of Organizing for the Climate Justice Alliance membership, hosted by San Francisco Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin, free, online, 6:00-7:30 pm PDT (Register to attend: sfpl.org/events/2021/05/26/performance-poetry-and-resistance)




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4 AUGUST 2021 — wednesday

5 AUGUST 2021 — thursday

  • Green Apple Books presents poet Kaveh Akbar, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, reading from his new collection of poems, Pilgrim Bell, online via Zoom as well as in-person at Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:00 pm PDT (Register for the Zoom: www.greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-kaveh-akbar)

6 AUGUST 2021 — friday

7 AUGUST 2021 — saturday

  • City Lights Books presents acclaimed musician Marc Ribot discussing his new book, Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist, a collection of stories and essays playfully exploring assumptions about music, life, and death, in conversation with musician and composer Elliot Sharp, IrRational Music, free, online, Noon PDT (Register to attend: www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=books_events)

8 AUGUST 2021 — sunday

  • The Marin Poetry Center presents the Traveling Show, a series of poetry readings featuring new and longtime members of MPC, this reading features poets Elise Kazanjian, Barbara Swift Bauer, Cathryn Shea, Ann Robinson, Kate Peper, and Karen Pierce Gonzalez, free, online, 3:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.marinpoetrycenter.org/programs/trav-show)

9 AUGUST 2021 — monday

10 AUGUST 2021 — tuesday

11 AUGUST 2021 — wednesday

12 AUGUST 2021 — thursday

13 AUGUST 2021 — friday

14 AUGUST 2021 — saturday

15 AUGUST 2021 — sunday

  • San Francisco Public Library presents a reading featuring Taurean Horn Press poets, including poet and publisher of Taurean Horn Press Bill Vartnaw, Suburbs of My Childhood; poet and musician Avotcja; poets Gail Mitchell, Root Tracings, Bone Songs, and Jeanne Powell, February Voices, Tom Sharp, Spectacles: A Sampler of Poems and Prose, and San Francisco Poet Laureate emeritus Kim Shuck, Clouds Running In, online, free, 2:00-3:30 pm PDT (Register to attend: sfpl.org/events/2021/08/15/performance-poets-taurean-horn-press)

16 AUGUST 2021 — monday

17 AUGUST 2021 — tuesday

  • Cobalt Poets presents a poetry reading featuring Salvatore Roseo, open mic reading to follow, free, online via Zoom, 7:30 pm PDT (Zoom link here: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)
  • City Lights Books presents graphic novelist Jaime Cortez, discussing his debut short fiction collection, Gordo, in conversation with writer and activist Rebecca Solnit, winner of the Northern California Book Award for Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=books_events)

18 AUGUST 2021 — wednesday

  • Green Apple Books presents novelist and short story writer Kyle Beachy, The Slide, discussing his new memoir, The Most Fun Thing: Dispatches from a Skateboard Life, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.greenapplebooks.com/event/virtual-event-kyle-beachy)
  • Book Passage presents novelist Laura Munson, This Is Not the Story You Think It Is, founder of the Haven Writing Retreats and Workshops, reading from and discussing her new novel, Willa's Grove, the story of four women at difficult crossroads in their lives, who come together to Willa's Montana homestead to find solace and companionship, free, online, 5:30 pm PDT (Watch here: www.bookpassage.com/event/laura-munson-willas-grove-online-event)

19 AUGUST 2021 — thursday

  • City Lights Books presents novelist Maurice Carlos Ruffin, We Cast a Shadow, reading from his new collection of stories, The Ones Who Don't Say They Love You, in conversation with best-selling novelist Zakiya Dalila Harris, The Other Black Girl, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=books_events)

20 AUGUST 2021 — friday

21 AUGUST 2021 — saturday

  • CalPoets presents the 2021 Poetry Symposium, a weekend-long, virtual event with poetry readings, workshops, and presentations by and for poet-consultants who teach in the schools, featuring San Francisco Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, Someone's Dead Already, and Shonda Buchanan, Black Indian, poet and editor of Harriet Tubman Press, the symposium also features workshops taught by CalPoets teachers, runs Saturday, August 21-Sunday, August 22, free, donations welcome, online via Zoom, 9:00 am PDT (Register to attend: www.californiapoets.org/events/calpoets-2021-virtual-poetry-symposium-2)

22 AUGUST 2021 — sunday

23 AUGUST 2021 — monday

24 AUGUST 2021 — tuesday

  • City Lights Books presents activist and writer Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, discussing her new book, Not a Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion, examining the pervasive myth that America was founded by and for immigrants, and this harmful ideology used to disguise the country's history of slavery, genocide, and white supremacy, in conversation with poet and fiction writer Alejandro Murguía, Southern Front, This War Called Love, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=books_events)
  • Cobalt Poets presents a poetry reading featuring Kendall Hoeft, open mic to follow, free, online via Zoom, 7:30 pm PDT (Zoom link here: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)
  • Skylight Books, Marin County Office of Equity, and Dominican University of California present Dr. john a. powell, Director of the Othering and Belonging Institute and author of Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Concepts of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society, part of the Community at Table Speaker Series, a series about anti-racism and social justice, free, online, 5:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.bookpassage.com/event/community-table-speaker-series-dr-john-powell-online-event)

25 AUGUST 2021 — wednesday

26 AUGUST 2021 — thursday

27 AUGUST 2021 — friday

28 AUGUST 2021 — saturday

29 AUGUST 2021 — sunday

30 AUGUST 2021 — monday

  • Bookshop Santa Cruz presents journalist Kat Chow, founding member of NPR's Code Switch, reading from and discussing her new book, Seeing Ghosts, a deeply moving memoir about grief and family in the wake of her mother's death, online, free, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.bookshopsantacruz.com/kat-chow)
  • Vroman's Bookstore presents Local Authors Day, featuring three local authors discussing their new work: David W. Reed, Uphill and Into the Wind, a memoir about Reed's odyssey across the United States by bicycle, during the political turmoil of the 1970s; Lin Nelson Benedek with her latest poetry collection, Singing Lessons; and Louise Wannier, Tree Spirits, an interactive picture book illustrated by April Tatiana Jackson; free, online, 6:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.vromansbookstore.com/event/vroman%E2%80%99s-live-presents-local-author-day-featuring-david-w-reed-lin-nelson-benedek-and-louise)

31 AUGUST 2021 — tuesday


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