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Aya de León

Aya de León, Brian Copeland, Kia Corthron, Anita Gail Jones, more

19 JUNE 2022 — sunday

Book Passage presents a special presentation of Black writers and activists sharing their reflections on Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the emancipation of those enslaved in the United States, featuring readings by award-winning actor and author Brian Copeland, Not a Genuine Black Man, playwright and novelist Kia Corthron, The Moon and the Mars, artist and writer Anita Gail Jones, The Peach Seed, novelist Aya de León, A Spy in the Struggle, educator and nonfiction writer Jarvis R. Givens, Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching, novelist Robert Jones, Jr., The Prophets, finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction, nonfiction writer Julie Lythcott-Haims, How to Raise an Adult, law professor and writer Rhonda V. Magee, The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness, author Anna Malaika-Tubbs, The Three Mothers, novelist Jason Mott, Hell of a Book, activist Zach Norris, Defund Fear, minister and essayist Danté Stewart, Shoutin' in the Fire: An American Epistle, activist Larry Ward, America's Racial Karma, and physician and writer September Williams, Chasing Mercury, moderated by Paula Farmer, online, free, 4:00 pm PDT (RSVP to attend: www.bookpassage.com/event/special-juneteenth-panel-event-book-passage-online-event)




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9 FEBRUARY 2023 — thursday

  • Open mic reading, anything goes, poetry, recitals, rants, rejoicings, come to read or to listen, and be a part of this collaborative experience, with musical accompaniment by Psi Process, every second Thursday of the month, The Ugly Mug Coffee House, 4640 Soquel Drive, Soquel, free, 5:30-7:15 pm PST
  • The monthly Poem Jam reading series presents writers published in the new anthology Uncommon Ground: BIPOC Journeys to Creative Activism, hosted by San Francisco Poet Laureate emerita Kim Shuck, What Unseen Thing Blows Wishes Across My Surface?, San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00-7:15 pm PST (More information here: sfpl.org/events/2023/02/09/performance-kim-shucks-poem-jam-celebrates-uncommon-ground)

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23 FEBRUARY 2023 — thursday

  • Poet and artist Daniela Molnar celebrates her debut collection, Chorus, winner of the Omnidawn 1st/2nd Book Award, in conjunction with her solo art show of the same name, joined by poet Brenda Hillman, Extra Hidden Life, among the Days, come for an evening of art and poetry reading, Round Weather Gallery, 951 Aileen Street, Suite P, Oakland, free, 5:00 pm PST
  • Kim Shuck, San Francisco Poet Laureate emerita, reads from her new collection of essays, Noodle, Rant, Tangent, San Francisco Public Library, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00-7:15 pm PST (More information here: sfpl.org/events/2023/02/23/author-kim-shuck-noodle-rant-tangent)

24 FEBRUARY 2023 — friday

25 FEBRUARY 2023 — saturday

26 FEBRUARY 2023 — sunday

  • Valley Contemporary SoCal Poets Reading, featuring Laurel Ann Bogen, Washing a Language, Michael C. Ford, Emergency Exits, nominated for a 1998 Pulitzer Prize, Rick Lupert, I am not Writing a Book of Poems in Hawaii, E Amato, Swimming Through Amber, Beth Ruscio, Speaking Parts, Robert Krut, Watch Me Trick Ghosts, and Ashaki Jackson, Language Lesson, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, 2:00 pm PST (RSVP to attend: www.beyondbaroque.org/calendar.html)

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