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Kazim Ali, Blas Falconer, Forrest Gander, Robert Hass, more

24 JUNE 2021 — thursday

Community of Writers presents the 2021 Benefit Poetry Reading, featuring poets Kazim Ali, The Voice of Sheila Chandra, Blas Falconer, Forgive the Body This Failure, Forrest Gander, Be With, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry), Robert Hass, The Apple Trees at Olema, Time and Materials, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award), Brenda Hillman. Extra Hidden Life, among the Days, Seasonal Works With Letters on Fire, winner of the 2014 Griffin International Poetry Prize, Sharon Olds, Arias, Stag's Leap, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and Evie Shockley, the new black, semiautomatic, both winners of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, emceed by poet Ananda Lima, Mother/land; this event benefits the Community of Writers' scholarship fund, event free, donations welcome, online via Zoom, 5:30 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: communityofwriters.org/events/event/2021-benefit-poetry-reading)




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27 SEPTEMBER 2021 — monday

  • Green Apple Books presents Keith Boykin, CNN political commentator and best-selling author of Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies, and Denial in Black America, discussing his new book, Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America, a call to fight racism, xenophobia, sexism, and homophobia, free, online via Zoom and in person, Green Apple Books, 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco, 6:00 pm PDT (Register for the Zoom link here: www.greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-keith-boykin)
  • San Jose State University presents a SJSU Craft Talk by poet Claudia Rankine, Citizen: An American Lyric, online via Zoom, free, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm PDT (Enter the talk with this Zoom link: sjsu.zoom.us/j/84103691348?pwd=OE85NGplZC82YXY3bXZVSmZwK051QT09)
  • The Center for Literary Arts of San José is pleased to present Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen: An American Lyric, a reflection on racial inequalities through personal, professional and artistic lenses, in a reading and conversation with Jalylah Burrell, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at San José University, online via Crowdcast, free, 5:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.crowdcast.io/e/cla-presents-claudia/register)
  • City Lights Books presents Steven Reigns, first Poet Laureate of West Hollywood, Inheritance, reading from and discussing his new book, A Quilt for David, which uncovers the hidden history of the life and death of Dr. David Acer, a gay man accused of infecting his patients with HIV, and the media hysteria and scapegoating that overshadowed his life, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.citylights.com/bookstore/?fa=books_events)

28 SEPTEMBER 2021 — tuesday

29 SEPTEMBER 2021 — wednesday

  • City Lights Books presents a reading of Project 1521, a collection of Southern California poets, artists, and scholars, featuring poets Gloria Enedina Alvarez, Yago S. Cura, Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, Arminé Ikandossian, Darren J. de Leon, Diana Magaloni, Linda Ravenswood de Montaño, and visual artist Sandy Rodriguez, hosted by Josiah Luis Alderete, poet and host of the reading series "Speaking Axolotl", reading from their new collection, You Will Not Be Forgotten, the debut volume of poetry from the group, free, online via Zoom, 6:00 pm PDT (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)
  • Bookshop Santa Cruz presents novelist and filmmaker Ruth Ozeki, My Year of Meats, All Over Creation, discussing and reading from her new novel, The Book of Form and Emptiness, online, $34, ticket includes a copy of the book, 6:00 pm PDT (Purchase tickets here: www.bookshopsantacruz.com/ruth-ozeki)

30 SEPTEMBER 2021 — thursday


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