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Peter J. Harris, Timothy Steele, Dana Johnson, Shonda Buchanan, more

9 SEPTEMBER 2022 — friday

Beyond Baroque presents a night of poetry and prose, featuring fellows from the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, Peter Harris, Safe Arms: 20 Love & Erotic Poems (w/ an Ooh Baby Baby moan), Timothy Steele, Toward the Winter Solstice, Dana Johnson, In the Not Quite Dark, Shonda Buchanan, Black Indian, winner of the 2020 Indie New Generation Book Award, Janice Littlejohn, Josh Kun, Audiotopia: Music, Race, and America, Lynne Thompson, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles and author of Beg No Pardon, and Cody Sisco, Broken Mirror, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, $10 general admission, members free, 7:00-9:00 pm PDT (Purchase tickets here:

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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:
  • 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:
  • 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:

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:

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