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Isabel Allende

41st Annual NCBA: Isabel Allende, ZYZZYVA, more

11 SEPTEMBER 2022 — sunday

41st Annual Northern California Book Awards, honoring the published works and authors of Northern California, as well as California translators state-wide. FRED CODY AWARD: Isabel Allende, accepting by video. RECOGNITION and GROUNDBREAKER AWARDS to ZYZZYVA literary journal and Mule Kick Blues, Michael McClure, edited by Garrett Caples; Nominees: POETRY: Derrick Austin (Tenderness), Ari Banias (A Symmetry), Mai Der Vang (Yellow Rain), Benjamin Gucciardi (West Portal), Amanda Moore (Requeening), Erin Rodoni (And if the Woods Carry You); FICTION: Chang-rae Lee (My Year Abroad), Tom Lin (The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu), Keenan Norris (The Confession of Copeland Cane), Claire Oshetsky (Chouette), and Shruti Swamy (The Archer); CREATIVE NONFICTION: LaDoris Hazzard Cordell (Her Honor: My Life on the Bench…What Works, What's Broken, and How to Change It), Joan Steinau Lester (Loving before Loving: A Marriage in Black and White), Joshua Mohr (Model Citizen), Shugri Said Salh (The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert), and Liz Tichenor (The Night Lake: A Young Priest Maps the Topography of Grief); GENERAL NONFICTION: Cynthia L. Haven (Czeslaw Milosz: A California Life), Michael Lewis (The Premonition: A Pandemic Story), Michael Pollan (This Is Your Mind on Plants), Rebecca Solnit (Orwell's Roses), and David Talbot and Margaret Talbot (By the Light of Burning Dreams: The Triumphs and Tragedies of the Second American Revolution); CALIFORNIA TRANSLATION IN POETRY: Maria Baranda, edited and partially translated by Paul Hoover (The New World Written: Selected Poems), Shang Qin, translated by John Balcom (The All-Seeing Eye: Collected Poems by Shang Qin(), and Blanca Varela, translated by Lisa Allen Ortiz and Sara Daniele Rivera (The Blinding Star); CALIFORNIA TRANSLATION IN PROSE: Beatriz Bracher, translated by Adam Morris (Antonio), Wendy Guerra, translated by Achy Obejas (I Was Never the First Lady), and José Emilio Pacheco, translated by Katherine Silver (Battles in the Desert); CHILDREN'S LITERATURE, YOUNGER READERS: Mac Barnett (What Is Love?), Mitali Perkins (Home Is in Between), and Elizabeth Shreeve (Out of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric Seas); MIDDLE GRADE: Jennifer L. Holm (The Lion of Mars), Aimee Lucido (Recipe for Disaster), and Shanthi Sekaran (The Samosa Rebellion); YOUNG ADULT: Stacey Lee (Luck of the Titanic), Anna-Marie McLemore (The Mirror Season), and Tess Sharpe (The Girls I've Been), bookselling by Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore follows, in-person, Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 2:00 pm PDT (For more information, poetryflash.org/programs/?p=ncba_2022 or https://sfpl.org/events)




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16 JUNE 2024 — sunday

17 JUNE 2024 — monday

18 JUNE 2024 — tuesday

19 JUNE 2024 — wednesday

20 JUNE 2024 — thursday

  • Book Passage's course on "Crafting Compelling Characters & Dialogue," with Anoop Judge, The Rummy Club, takes place on two Thursdays, June 20 and 27, and will teach students how to craft compelling characters and dialogue for any genre (fiction, essays, nonfiction, or memoir), online, $125, 5:00 pm PDT (For more information, visit: www.bookpassage.com/event/crafting-compelling-characters-dialogue-anoop-judge)
  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by poet and translator Carolyn Tipton, The Poet of Poet Laval, and Sandra Yannone, The Glass Studio, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, two blocks north of Ashby BART, refreshments, free, 7:00 pm PDT (poetryflash.org).

21 JUNE 2024 — friday

  • Community of Writers hosts its annual Benefit Poetry Reading featuring poets Blas Falconer, Forgive the Body this Failure, Brenda Hillman, In a Few Minutes Before Later, Major Jackson, Razzle Dazzle, Patricia Spears Jones, The Beloved Community, Brynn Saito, Under a Future Sky, and Matthew Zapruder, Why Poetry; All proceeds benefit the 2025 Poetry Program scholarship fund; Palisades Tahoe Ski Area, 1990 Olympic Valley Road, Olympic Valley, free or $25 donation, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information, visit: communityofwriters.org/events/event/online-and-in-person-join-us-for-a-benefit-poetry-reading)
  • As part of the San Francisco Flor Y Canto International Literary Festival, Poetry in the Window presents Better Ancestors hosting a poetry reading featuring poets Christine No, Whatever Love Means, Connie Zheng, Kevin Dublin, How to Fall in Love in San Diego, and Michael Warr, The Armageddon of Funk, Medicine for Nightmares, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, 6:30 pm PDT (For more information, visit: medicinefornightmares.com/events/poetry-in-the-window-curated-by-better-ancestors)

22 JUNE 2024 — saturday

23 JUNE 2024 — sunday

  • Sierra Nevada Field Campus at San Francisco State University presents "Gathering Stones: Writing Poetry by the River," a generative workshop led by Emilie Lygren, What We Were Born For, attendees will read the work of other poets as well as take inspiration from the outdoors and natural surroundings to inform their own writing, each day will include two writing sessions, plus time for hiking, swimming, and relaxing, all levels of experience are welcome, $500, runs six-days, June 23-28, near Sierra City in the Sierra Nevada (More information here: sierra.sfsu.edu/gathering-stones-writing-poetry-river#:~:text=Course%20Description,put%20words%20on%20the%20page)

24 JUNE 2024 — monday

25 JUNE 2024 — tuesday

  • City Arts and Lectures welcomes novelists Gabrielle Zevin, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Rebecca Handler, Edie Richter Is Not Alone, Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, $36, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.cityarts.net/event/gabrielle-zevin)

26 JUNE 2024 — wednesday

27 JUNE 2024 — thursday

  • Writers Read Ukiah presents a reading featuring Steve Hellman, followed by an open mic, six-minutes per reader, emceed by Michael Riedell, Grace Hudson Museum, 431 South Main Street, Ukiah, $5 suggested donation, 7:00 pm PDT (Email: innisfreeriedell@gmail.com for more information)

28 JUNE 2024 — friday

29 JUNE 2024 — saturday

  • City Arts and Lectures welcomes memoirist, essayist, and critic Claire Dederer, Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses in conversation with filmmaker Brit Marling, A Murder at the End of the World, discussing Dederer's new book, Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma, an interrogation of art in the age of #MeToo and an elaboration of her essay, "What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?" Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, $39, 7:30 pm PDT (For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: www.cityarts.net/event/claire-dederer)

30 JUNE 2024 — sunday


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