Thursday, December 4

12:10-12:50pm
Lunch Poems presents
Gillian Conoley
at Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)
UC Berkeley Campus
Berkeley
free

4:30pm
Amarnath Ravva & giovanni singleton
HUM 512
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco
free

7:30pm
Quiet Lightning celebrates five years with three shows
Show #1: Literary mixtape w/cheap Lagunitas drafts
first 100 people get a copy of sPARKLE & bLINK
plus a first look at Quiet Lightning’s first full gallery exhibition
80 Fresno Street
San Francisco
entrance is $7-10




Friday, December 5

6:00pm
Quiet Lightning celebrates five years with three shows
Show #2: Artist reception
an opening reception for Quiet Lightning’s first full gallery exhibition
featuring work by Todd T Brown, Cate White, Tanya Hollis, Nigel Sussman, Maga Rincon, Adam Carlin, Wesley Powell, Fuzz Grant, Luis Pinto, Laura Ceron Melo & Sidney Stretz
80 Fresno Street
San Francisco
free

7:30pm
Rodney Koeneke, Meg Day & Malachi Black
365 45th Street
Oakland
free



Saturday, December 6

10:00am-5:00pm
at Berkeley City College
2050 Center Street
Berkelery

7:00pm
For Ann Boyer
580 Capp Street
San Francisco
$10-20 donation ($5 low in come; free for SFSU students, Poetry Center members; parking at Municipal Garage, 21st Street between Mission & Valencia)




Sunday, December 7

11:30am-12:30pm
subject/feature to be announced
with hosts Delia Tramontina, Nicholas Leaskou & Jay Thomas
online at SaveKUSF.org




Tuesday, December 9
7:00-9:00pm
Poetry at the Albany Library
2nd Tuesdays Poetry + Open Mic
featuring Sandra Gilbert
in the Edith Stone Room
1247 Marin Avenue
Albany
free




Wednesday, December 10
3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic to be announced

7:00pm doors; 7:30pm reading
Canessa Park Reading Series
featuring Bill Berkson & Clark Coolidge
708 Montgomery Street
San Francisco
$6 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)

8:00pm
featured guest to be announced
every Wednesday
at The Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley
$7-10 sliding scale (most nights)




Thursday, December 11
6:30-7:50pm
Poetry Circle at Claremont
the second Thursday of each month
“A new poetry program that features you and what you like on the second Thursday of each month.  Bring a favorite poem, and, if you write poetry, bring one of your own too.”
at The Claremont Branch of the Berkeley Public Library
2940 Benvenue Avenue
Berkeley

7:00-9:00pm
2nd Thursdays
featured reader to be announced
followed by a round-robin open reading
at the Bernal Star
410 Cortland Avenue
San Francisco



Saturday, December 13

3:00pm
a celebration of the publication of a new updated edition of
Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940
featuring editors Genny Lim & Judy Yung
2066 University Avenue
Berkeley

7:00pm
the George Oppen Memorial Lecture
with Maria Damon
580 Capp Street
San Francisco
$10 entrance ($5 low in come; free for SFSU students, Poetry Center members; parking at Municipal Garage, 21st Street between Mission & Valencia)




Sunday, December 14

11:30am-12:30pm
subject/feature to be announced
with hosts Delia Tramontina, Nicholas Leaskou & Jay Thomas
online at SaveKUSF.org

3:00-4:30pm
Omniverse Reading Series presents
Cathering Meng & Jared Stanley
2430 Bancroft Way
Berkeley

6:30pm
Quiet Lightning celebrates five years with three shows
Show #3: on the actual 5-year anniversary
features Chemical Wedding, w/Name Drop Swampo Records
and readings by Benjamin Wachs, Maw Shein Win, Melissa Stein & Jason R Jimenez
with music by Shenandoah Davis and Sean Nelson
and a celebration the launch of vitriol
80 Fresno Street
San Francisco
entrance is $20




Tuesday, December 16
8:00-10:30pm
The WordParty poetry & open mic
(every third Tuesday of the month)
hosted by Jennifer Barone & Ingrid Keir
plus live jazz with Daniel Heffez, Georgide Van Der Bosch & friends
998 Valencia Street
San Francisco
$10 donation; open mic sign-up at 8:00pm sharp



Wednesday, December 17
3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic to be announced

8:00pm
featured guest to be announced
every Wednesday
at The Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley
$7-10 sliding scale (most nights)



Sunday, December 21

11:30am-12:30pm
subject/feature to be announced
with hosts Delia Tramontina, Nicholas Leaskou & Jay Thomas
online at SaveKUSF.org

4:00pm
with host Katherine Hastings
featured topic/readers tba
every 3rd Sunday of the month



Wednesday, December 24
3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic to be announced

8:00pm
featured guest to be announced
every Wednesday
at The Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley
$7-10 sliding scale (most nights)



Sunday, December 28

11:30am-12:30pm
subject/feature to be announced
with hosts Delia Tramontina, Nicholas Leaskou & Jay Thomas
online at SaveKUSF.org




Wednesday, December 30
3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic to be announced

8:00pm
featured guest to be announced
every Wednesday
at The Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley
$7-10 sliding scale (most nights)



Saturday, January 3

7:30pm doors; 8:00pm reading
Malachi Black, MK Chavez, Randall Potts, Mg Roberts, Deborah K. Steinberg & Siamak Vossoughi; with music by Sarah Carpenter
908 Cortland Avenue (at Folsom)
San Francisco
$5 suggested donation; no one is turned away due to lack of funds




Sunday, January 4

11:30am-12:30pm
subject/feature to be announced
with hosts Delia Tramontina, Nicholas Leaskou & Jay Thomas
online at SaveKUSF.org




Wednesday, January 7
3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic to be announced

8:00pm
featured guest to be announced
every Wednesday
at The Starry Plough Pub
3101 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley
$7-10 sliding scale (most nights)




Thursday, January 8
6:30-7:50pm
Poetry Circle at Claremont
the second Thursday of each month
“A new poetry program that features you and what you like on the second Thursday of each month.  Bring a favorite poem, and, if you write poetry, bring one of your own too.”
at The Claremont Branch of the Berkeley Public Library
2940 Benvenue Avenue
Berkeley

7:00-9:00pm
2nd Thursdays
featured reader to be announced
followed by a round-robin open reading
at the Bernal Star
410 Cortland Avenue
San Francisco




Saturday, January 10

4:30-6:30pm
its Inaugural Benefit
“The Architecture of Poetry”
365 45th Street
Oakland
$30 gets you in to the reading & reception only
(there is a $100 VIP-Tea-Talk with Murray Silverstein from 3-4pm)
tickets for both fundraising events are available here



Sunday, January 11

11:30am-12:30pm
subject/feature to be announced
with hosts Delia Tramontina, Nicholas Leaskou & Jay Thomas
online at SaveKUSF.org




Tuesday, January 13
7:00-9:00pm
Poetry at the Albany Library
2nd Tuesdays Poetry + Open Mic
Remember Carolyn Kizer
in the Edith Stone Room
1247 Marin Avenue
Albany
free




Wednesday, January 14
8:00pm
featured guest to be announced
every Wednesday
at The Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley
$7-10 sliding scale (most nights)




Saturday, January 17
7:30pm
Alta Solano: Lit Out Loud
featuring Elise Peeples (didgeridoo master) and special guests
1861-A Solano Avenue
Berkeley
$5-10 sliding scale




Sunday, January 18
11:30am-12:30pm
subject/feature to be announced
with hosts Delia Tramontina, Nicholas Leaskou & Jay Thomas
online at SaveKUSF.org

4:00pm
with host Katherine Hastings
featured topic/readers tba
every 3rd Sunday of the month




Tuesday, January 20
8:00-10:30pm
The WordParty poetry & open mic
(every third Tuesday of the month)
hosted by Jennifer Barone & Ingrid Keir
plus live jazz with Daniel Heffez, Georgide Van Der Bosch & friends
998 Valencia Street
San Francisco
$10 donation; open mic sign-up at 8:00pm sharp




Saturday, January 24

7:00pm
WordTemple Poetry Series presents
Ellery Akers
282 South High Street
Sebastopol




Sunday, January 25

11:30am-12:30pm
subject/feature to be announced
with hosts Delia Tramontina, Nicholas Leaskou & Jay Thomas
online at SaveKUSF.org




Sunday, February 1

11:30am-12:30pm
subject/feature to be announced
with hosts Delia Tramontina, Nicholas Leaskou & Jay Thomas
online at SaveKUSF.org




Thursday, February 5

12:10-12:50pm
Lunch Poems presents
Joshua Weiner
Morrison Library in Doe Library
UC Berkeley Campus
Berkeley
free




Sunday, February 15
4:00pm
with host Katherine Hastings
featured topic/readers tba
every 3rd Sunday of the month




Saturday, January 17
7:30pm
Alta Solano: Lit Out Loud
featuring Joyce Jenkins & Betty Roszak
1861-A Solano Avenue
Berkeley
$5-10 sliding scale




Saturday, February 21

7:00pm
WordTemple Poetry Series presents
Tsering Wanpo Dhompa & Patti Trimble
with musician Peter Whitehead
282 South High Street
Sebastopol




Thursday, March 5

12:10-12:50pm
Lunch Poems presents
Harmony Holiday
Morrison Library in Doe Library
UC Berkeley Campus
Berkeley
free




Saturday, March 7

7:30pm doors; 8:00pm reading
Channing Allen, Michele Bigley, Sharon Coleman, Courtney Moreno, Kate Peterson, Xan Roberti & Candy Shue; with music by Barry Ebner
908 Cortland Avenue (at Folsom)
San Francisco
$5 suggested donation; no one is turned away due to lack of funds




Sunday, March 15
4:00pm
with host Katherine Hastings
featured topic/readers tba
every 3rd Sunday of the month




Saturday, March 21

11:30am-1:00pm
Poetry and Psychoanalysis presents
poet Brian Komei Dempster interviewed by Forrest Hamer
at the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP)
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco
free




Thursday, April 2

12:10-12:50pm
Lunch Poems presents
Jane Hirschfield
Morrison Library in Doe Library
UC Berkeley Campus
Berkeley
free




Sunday, April 19
4:00pm
with host Katherine Hastings
featured topic/readers tba
every 3rd Sunday of the month




Saturday, April 25

7:00pm
WordTemple Poetry Series presents
Paul Hoover (with his translations of Mariìa Baranda) & Michael Palmer
282 South High Street
Sebastopol




Thursday, May 7

12:10-12:50pm
Lunch Poems presents
Student Reading
Morrison Library in Doe Library
UC Berkeley Campus
Berkeley

free