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Brian Turner

Las Positas College Literary Arts Festival: Brian Turner, Tamim Ansary, more

7 MAY 2022 — saturday

Las Positas College presents the annual Literary Arts Festival, a full day of literary panels and workshops with award-winning authors, music, and kids story times, including "Life and Times: How Memoir and History Intersect," with Tamim Ansary, "The Landscape of War: Love and Loss," with Brian Turner, "Inclusive Characterization: Writing "the other" without Stereotypes and Appropriation," with Michelle Cruz Gonzales, plus a "Poetry Slam Workshop" with Bri and Tri, and more, in person at Mertes Center for the Arts, Building 4000, Lot A, Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, free, 9:30 am-8:30 pm PDT (Register to attend, and view the full line-up here: www.laspositascollege.edu/literary-festival/index.php)




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26 NOVEMBER 2022 — saturday

27 NOVEMBER 2022 — sunday

28 NOVEMBER 2022 — monday

  • City Lights Books presents poet and artist Courtney Faye Taylor, celebrating her debut collection Concentrate: poem, which explores the history of Latasha Harlins, a fifteen-year-old Black girl who was killed by Korean shop owner Soon Ja Du after she was falsely accused of shoplifting a bottle of orange juice, in conversation with Chantz Erolin, writer and editor at Graywolf Press, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)

29 NOVEMBER 2022 — tuesday

  • City Lights Books presents award-winning poet Eileen Myles, celebrating their new collection, Pathetic Literature, joined by writers Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts, Camille Roy, Honey Mine, Laurie Weeks, Zipper Mouth, winner of the Lambda Literary Award, Simone White, House Envy of All the World, and Frank Wilderson, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend: citylights.com/events)
  • Cobalt Poets presents a poetry reading featuring Rawle James, with open mic to follow, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PST (Register to attend: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)
  • The San Francisco Public Library presents a special workshop with poets Zachary Zan and Hanson Lee, discussing and analyzing the famous Chinese poem "Cold Mountain", free, at the North Beach Library Community Room, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30-7:30 pm PST (More information here: sfpl.org/events/2022/11/29/panel-poetry-reading)

30 NOVEMBER 2022 — wednesday

  • Book Passage presents acclaimed writer and musician Patti Smith, Just Kids, winner of the National Book Award, celebrating her new book, A Book of Days, a collection of over 365 images and reflections that reflect the artist's life and unique aesthetic, Dominican University of California, 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, $40, tickets include a copy of the book, 7:00 pm PST (Purchase tickets here: www.bookpassage.com/abookofdays2022)

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