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Jon Bennett, K.R. Morrison, William Taylor, Jr.

18 FEBRUARY 2023 — saturday

The Presidio Poetry Series presents a reading by local poets and musicians, featuring Jon Bennett, The Unfat, K.R. Morrison, Cauldrons, and William Taylor, Jr., Pretty Things to Say, Presidio Meeting Room, San Francisco Public Library, 3150 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, free, 3:00-4:30 pm PST (More information here: sfpl.org/events/2023/02/18/author-jon-bennett-kr-morrison-and-william-taylor-jr)




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3 JUNE 2023 — saturday

  • Poetry Flash and Something About the Blue Organizing Committee presents "Something About the Blues: A Tribute to Al Young, (1939-2021)," featured presenters include Ishmael Reed, California Poet Laureate Lee Herrick, RSVP required: info@poetryflash.org, in person, refreshments, Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, free, 2:00 pm PDT (poetryflash.org).
  • Clearly Meant presents poet and essayist Linda Lancione, The Taste of Blood, reading her poems, followed by an interview and discussion, Claremont Branch of the Berkeley Public Library, 2940 Benvenue Avenue, Berkeley, free, 2:00-3:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/events/clearly-meant-presents-linda-lancione-poetry-reading-interview)

4 JUNE 2023 — sunday

  • Bazaar Writers Salon presents a poetry reading by Heather Bourbeau, Monarch, Jalen Eutsey, and Mukethe Kawinzi, saanens, nubians, one lamancha, winner of the Quarterly West Chapbook Contest, hosted by poet Peter Kline, Mirrorforms, Bazaar Café, 5927 California Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00 pm PDT (More information here: www.facebook.com/BazaarWritersSalon)
  • The San Francisco Public Library presents novelist Christopher Castellani, The Saint of Lost Things, discussing his new book, Leading Men, set in the literary and film circles of 1950s Italy, followed by a Q&A, Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial, 1 Jose Sarria Court, San Francisco, and online, free, 3:30-4:30 pm PDT (Register to attend: sfpl.org/events/2023/06/04/author-christopher-castellani-leading-men)

5 JUNE 2023 — monday

  • Rivertown Poets presents an in-person reading to celebrate their ten-year anniversary, featuring poets Rebecca Patrascu, Before Noon, and Gwynn O'Gara, Sonoma County Poet Laureate emerita and author of Sea Cradles, followed by an open mic, three-minutes per reader, Aqus Café, 189 H Street, Petaluma, free, 6:15 pm PDT (More information here: www.facebook.com/RivertownPoetsAMuseingMondays)

6 JUNE 2023 — tuesday

7 JUNE 2023 — wednesday

8 JUNE 2023 — thursday

  • The Green Arcade presents a reading by poets Susan Gevirtz, Burns, Evan Kennedy, Metamorphoses: City Lights Spotlight No. 22, and Syd Staiti, Seldom Approaches, The Green Arcade, 1680 Market Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here: thegreenarcade.com)
  • Bird & Beckett presents "Beasts, McRedeye, and Homage to Ithaca," a poetry reading featuring Art Goodtimes, Dancing on Edge: The McRedeye Poems, Denise Low, Kansas Poet Laureate emerita and author of A Casino Bestiary, and Art Beck, Angel Rain, Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, free, 7:00 pm PDT (More information here: birdbeckett.com)
  • The San Francisco Public Library presents the monthly Poem Jam, led by San Francisco Poet Laureate emerita Kim Shuck, What Unseen Thing Blows Wishes Across My Surface, featuring writers associated with Beast Crawl, Oakland's beloved literary arts festival, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A, Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00-7:15 pm PDT (More information here: sfpl.org/events/2023/06/08/author-kim-shucks-poem-jam-celebrates-beast-crawl)
  • The San Francisco Public Library celebrates World Oceans Day with a reading by Bay Area poets, reading from recent work inspired by oceans and their connections to the sea, North Beach Library, Community Room, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 2:00-3:30 pm PDT (More information here: sfpl.org/events/2023/06/08/performance-poets-speak-world-oceans-day)

9 JUNE 2023 — friday

  • Village Well presents an open mic reading, open mic performances must be family-friendly, part of a monthly reading series every second Friday of the month, Village Well Books and Coffee, 9900 Culver Blvd., Culver City, free, 7:00 pm PDT

10 JUNE 2023 — saturday

11 JUNE 2023 — sunday

  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by Mary Mackey, Creativity: Where Poems Begin, and Judy Wells, Night at the Musée d'Orsay: Poems of Paris & Other Great European Cities, in person, 2727 California Street, a Cooperative Art Gallery, Berkeley, free, 3:00 pm PDT (www.2727.today).
  • Second Sunday Readings presents poets Amanda Moore, Requeening, and Chloe Martinez, Corner Shrine, hosted by curator Siân Killingsworth, online via Zoom, registration is free and required for attendance, 3:00 pm PDT (More information here: secondsundayreadings.com)

12 JUNE 2023 — monday

13 JUNE 2023 — tuesday

14 JUNE 2023 — wednesday

  • A poetry reading by Stewart Florsheim, Amusing the Angels, Gail Newman, Blood Memory, and reader and host Richard Silberg, The Horses: New and Selected Poems, refreshments, Temple Sinai, Albers Chapel, entrance is on Webster Street, just north of 28th Street beside the parking lot, "2808 Summit" is written above the door, several blocks east of Telegraph Avenue, no driving entry from Broadway, Oakland, free, 7:00 PDT (Phil Rubin, 510/547-8080; www.oaklandsinai.org)

15 JUNE 2023 — thursday

16 JUNE 2023 — friday

17 JUNE 2023 — saturday

  • 3rd Saturday Poetry features a reading by Nina Serrano and Scott Bird, plus open mic, Clarion Performing Arts Center, 2 Waverly Place, Chinatown neighborhood, San Francisco, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm PDT (www.theclarionsf.org)

18 JUNE 2023 — sunday

  • The San Francisco Public Library presents historian Louis Niebur, Special Sound: The Creation and Legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, discussing his new book, Menergy: San Francisco's Gay Disco Sound, which follows the birth of high energy dance music in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood and its influence on gay liberation, in conversation with sociologist James Gamson, Modern Families: Stories of Extraordinary Journeys of Kinship, James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 2:00-3:00 pm PDT (More information here: sfpl.org/events/2023/06/18/author-louis-niebur-discusses-menergy-san-franciscos-gay-disco-sound)

19 JUNE 2023 — monday

20 JUNE 2023 — tuesday

  • Cobalt Poets presents a reading with featured poet Elyse Hart, Poems for Squares, followed by an open mic, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PDT (Register to attend: www.poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt/calendar.html)
  • The San Francisco Public Library presents Zinething, a monthly LGBTQ zine-making meetup, come to make and learn about zines, co-presented by SF Zine Fest and the Hormel LGTQIA Center, open to new and experienced zine-makers, every third Tuesday of the month, Martin Paley Conference Room, San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, free, 6:00-7:30 pm PDT (More information here: sfpl.org/events/2023/06/20/activity-zinething)

21 JUNE 2023 — wednesday

22 JUNE 2023 — thursday

23 JUNE 2023 — friday

24 JUNE 2023 — saturday

  • "A Bert Meyers Tribute," part of Fourth Saturdays: Poetry at the Claremont Library, the reading, by poets Amy Gerstler, co-editor Dana Levin, Maurya Simon, and Bert Meyer's son Daniel Meyers, celebrates the publication of Bert Meyers: On the Life and Work of an American Master, edited by Dana Levin and Adele Elise Williams, Claremont Helen Renwick Public Library, 208 N. Harvard Avenue, Claremont, 2:00 pm PDT

25 JUNE 2023 — sunday

  • Poetry Flash presents a reading by Gail Rudd Entrekin, Walking Each Other Home, and Elizabeth C. Herron, In the Cities of Sleep, in person, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, two blocks north of Ashby BART, free, 3:00 pm PDT (poetryflash.org).

26 JUNE 2023 — monday

27 JUNE 2023 — tuesday

28 JUNE 2023 — wednesday

29 JUNE 2023 — thursday

30 JUNE 2023 — friday


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