Saturday, February 28

8:00pm
Hearts Desire Reading Series presents
in the Oakland Omni Collective Building
4799 Shattuck Avenue
Oakland




Sunday, March 1

2:00-4:00pm
Sugartown Publishing presents
Chantal Guillemin
in a booklaunch reading
248 Utah Street
San Francisco

5:00pm doors; 5:30pm reading
Amy De’Ath, Jennifer Tamayo & Cassandra Troyan
992 Valencia Street (at 21st)
San Francisco
free

6:00pm
2141 Broadway
Oakland




Monday, March 2

6:30pm doors; 7:00pm reading
Quiet Lightning 73 // sparkle + blink 63
with literary mixtape by Alexandra Kostoulas & Evan Karp plus readings by Melissa Tan, Emily Kiernan, Emily Drevets, L.J. Moore, Katie Alifereis, Apollo Papafrangou, Cassandra Dallett, Annelyse Gelman, Jessica Hahn, Siamak Vossoughi, Jeffrery Kingman & Sean Taylor
25 Taylor Street (near Market Street)
San Francisco
$5-10 suggested donations / all ages / free for all WeWokr members




Tuesday, March 3

5:30pm
Amy De’Ath, Jennifer Tamayo & Cassandra Troyan read
in Mills Hall Living Room
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland

6:30-8:30pm
(Tuesdays in March & April)
featuring ruth weiss & Herb Caen with musci by All That Jazz
at Top of the Mark
999 California Street (at Mason Street)
San Francisco




Wednesday, March 4

3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic to be announced

7:00-9:00pm
Alameda Island Poets reading
featuring Sharon Coleman & Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet
plus an open mic
1601 Paru Street
Alameda




Thursday, March 5

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

4:30pm
Australian poet Robert Adamson
HUM 512
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco
free




Friday, March 6

4:30pm
Joanne Kyger & Robert Adamson
1187 Franklin Street (at Geary)
San Francisco
$10 admission/$5 low income/free to SFSU students & Poetry Center members

7:30pm
Laura Mullen, Denise Newman & Dale Going
365 45th Street
Oakland
free

6:00-7:30pm pre-reception panel discussion
followed by 7:30-10:00pm exhibition reception
pre-reception panel discussion & artist talk
with participants Jaime Cortez, Truong Tran, Rebekah Edwards & Deirdre Visser
1453 Mission Street (at 10th Street)
San Francisco




Saturday, March 7

2:00pm
Hybrid Moments Reading Series presents
in the Oakland Omni Collective Building
4799 Shattuck Avenue
Oakland

7:00-9:00pm
panel discussion
in conjunction with two one-person exhibits (“Jaime Cortez: Self Evident” & “Truong Tran: Framed Targets”
with participants Jaime Cortez, Truong Tran, Rebekah Edwards & Deirdre Visser
1453 Mission Street (at 10th Street)
San Francisco

7:30pm doors; 8:00pm reading
Channing Allen, Michele Bigley, Sharon Coleman, 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




Tuesday, March 10

6:00pm
BAI presents
Oliver Mol, Cassandra Dallett, Lake Lady & Katherine Duckworth
410 13th Street
Oakland

6:30-8:30pm
(Tuesdays in March & April)
featuring Charles Curtis Blackwell & Vincent Kobelt
at Top of the Mark
999 California Street (at Mason Street)
San Francisco

7:00-9:00pm
Poetry at the Albany Library
2nd Tuesdays Poetry + Open Mic
featuring Chana Bloch & her students
1247 Marin Avenue
Albany
free




Wednesday, March 11

3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic to be announced

7:30pm
Cedar Sigo
in Claeys Lounge, Soda Center
1928 Saint Mary’s Road
Moraga
free



Thursday, March 12
7:00pm
with music by The Dharma Bums
540 Broadway (at Columbus)
San Francisco





Saturday, March 14
2:00pm
Hybrid Moments Reading Series presents
Jane Gregory & John Sakkis
in the Oakland Omni Collective Building
4799 Shattuck Avenue
Oakland




Sunday, March 15
2:00-4:00pm
Ravenswood Poetry Reading
with Ellen Bass
at Ravenswood (an historic home set amid the Livermore vineyards)
2546 Arroyo Road
Livermore

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




Tuesday, March 17

2:30-5:00pm in talks and conversation
5:30pm reading
Trans Lit Now
featuring Ariel Goldberg, Rachel Pollack & Trish Salah
in talks and conversation
in the Bender Room
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland

6:30-8:30pm
(Tuesdays in March & April)
featuring A.D. Winans, Neeli Cherkovski, William Taylor Jr. & Cassandra Dallett
at Top of the Mark
999 California Street (at Mason Street)
San Francisco




Wednesday, March 18

3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic to be announced

6:30pm
Fred Moten & Daniel Benjamin
in the Maude Fife Room (Wheeler Hall #315)
at The University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley
free

7:00pm
The Poetry Center & City Lights Books present
Breathturn Into Timestead
The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan
with poet-translator Pierre Joris & multimedia by Nicole Peyrafitte
260 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco
free

7:00pm
Omnidawn & San Jose Poetry Center present
“How the Book Began”
a reading and talk with Omnidawn authors Gillian Conoley, Angela Humer, Dean Rader & Susan Terris
at WORKS/San Jose
365 South Market Street


7:30
Lyrics & Dirges
featuring Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Roberto F. Santiago, Ocean Capewell, Jo Roberts & Dan Lau
hosted by Baruch Porras-Hernandez
2349 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley
free




Thursday, March 19

4:30pm
Pierre Joris & Nicole Peyrafitte
HUM 512
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco
free

7:30-9:30pm
Dan Bellm & Robert Sward
1408 Mission
San Rafael
$5 general admission; $3 for Marin Poetry Center members




Friday, March 20
7:00pm
more details forthcoming
540 Broadway (at Columbus)
San Francisco




Saturday, March 21

11:30am-1:00pm
r44 Natoma Street
San Francisco
free

7:30-9:00pm
Alta Solano: Lit Out Loud
featuring Jon Sindell & Chantal Guillemin with host Kimberly Satterfield
1861-A Solano Avenue
Berkeley
$5-10 sliding scale; no one is turned away for lack of funds




Sunday, March 22

5:00pm
a celebration of the work of Kathleen Fraser on her 80th birthday
at the CCA Graduate Writing Studio
participants include Bev Dahlen, Frances Richard, John Sakkis, Brenda Hillman, Robin Tremblay-McGaw, Linda Russo, Brian Teare, Latasha Diggs, Elena Rivera, Lauren Shufran, Stephen Motika & Susan Gevirtz
195 De Haro Street (at 15th Street)
San Francisco
$10 admission/$5 low income/free to SFSU students & Poetry Center & SPT members




Tuesday, March 24

6:30-8:30pm
(Tuesdays in March & April)
featuring poets & musicians from The Word Party series & the Nova Jazz Band, including Jennifer Barone (poet & host) and Daniel Heffez (on saxophone)
at Top of the Mark
999 California Street (at Mason Street)
San Francisco




Wednesday, March 25

3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic to be announced

7:30pm
featuring Simon Neely, Ani Tascian, Elizabeth Wright, Andrew Shigo, Tara Galvez & Mar Cisper
at Soda Activity Center, Claeys Lounge
1928 Saint Mary’s Road
Moraga
free




Thursday, March 26

6:30-8:00pm
WritersCorps youth and teaching artists Sandra Garcia Rivera & Rose Tully share the stage for an evening of multi-generational readings, video, and literary performances to celebrate the organization’s 20th anniversary
736 Mission Street
San Francisco
free (teens only)




Wednesday, March 27

7:00pm
Omnidawn’s Spring 2015 Book Release Party
featuring C. Violet Eaton, Eric Akstrand, Claudia Keelan, Richard O. Moore, Donald Revell & Susan Terris
2476 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley




Sunday, March 29

4:00pm
Omnidawn’s Spring 2015 Authors’ Reading
featuring C. Violet Eaton, Claudia Keelan, Richard O. Moore, Donald Revell & Susan Terris
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera




Tuesday, March 31

6:30-8:30pm
(Tuesdays in March & April)
featuring COPUS, spoken word/world-beat ensemble featuring SF poet Royal Kent, composer Wendy Loomis, flautist Monica Williams, bassist Patrick Mahon, drummer Greg McRay & percussionist Omar Clark Taylor
at Top of the Mark
999 California Street (at Mason Street)
San Francisco

7:30pm
Jane Hirshfield in conversation with Ellen Bass
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Perk




Wednesday, April 1

3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic to be announced




Thursday, April 2

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



Tuesday, April 7

6:30-8:30pm
(Tuesdays in March & April)
featuring Michelle Tea presenting RADAR: An Evening of Edgy Literary Performance from San Francisco’s Underground
at Top of the Mark
999 California Street (at Mason Street)
San Francisco




Wednesday, April 8
6:30pm
Fanny Howe & David Vandeloo
in the Maude Fife Room (Wheeler Hall #315)
at The University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley
free




Saturday, April 11

11:30am-4:00pm
with guest speaker Ellen Bass
611 Gregory Lane
Pleasant Hill
$30

7:30-9:00pm
Alta Solano: Lit Out Loud
featuring Ellen Bass & Alison Luterman
1861-A Solano Avenue
Berkeley
$5-10 sliding scale; no one is turned away for lack of funds




Tuesday, April 14

6:30-8:30pm
(Tuesdays in March & April)
featuring the wordWind chorus performing with q.r. hand jr. (poetry, voice), Lewis Jordan (saxophone, poetry, voice) & Brian Auerbach (poetry, voice)
at Top of the Mark
999 California Street (at Mason Street)
San Francisco




Wednesday, April 15
7:30pm
featuring Andrea Firth, RJ IOngram, La’Vonnda Haynes, Jeff Marcus Wheeler & Michael Caligaris
De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge
1928 Saint Mary’s Road
Moraga
free




Thursday, April 16

7:30-9:30pm
Chana Bloch & Maria Hummel
1408 Mission
San Rafael
$5 general admission; $3 for Marin Poetry Center members





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

5:00pm
a reading with Rodrigo Toscano & Aisha Sasha John
992 Valencia Street (at 21st)
San Francisco
$6-10 admission/members free/no one turned away for lack of funds





Tuesday, April 21

6:30-8:30pm
(Tuesdays in March & April)
featuring Jack Hirschman performing with Agneta Falk; with George Lang on saxophone
at Top of the Mark
999 California Street (at Mason Street)
San Francisco




Saturday, April 25

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




Tuesday, April 28

6:30-8:30pm
(Tuesdays in March & April)
featuring ruth weiss & All That Jazz (with Doug O’Connor, Rent Romus & Hal Davis)
at Top of the Mark
999 California Street (at Mason Street)
San Francisco




Wednesday, April 29
2:30-3:30pm
“Stalked by Form”
De La Salle Hall: Hagerty Lounge
1928 Saint Mary’s Road
Moraga
free




Sunday, May 3
5:00pm
a reading with erica kaufman & Frank Sherlock
992 Valencia Street (at 21st)
San Francisco
$6-10 admission/members free/no one turned away for lack of funds




Thursday, May 7

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




Saturday, May 16

7:30-9:00pm
Alta Solano: Lit Out Loud
featuring Rusty Morrison & Gillian Hamel
1861-A Solano Avenue
Berkeley
$5-10 sliding scale; no one is turned away for lack of funds




Sunday, May 17
5:00pm
a conversation with Andy Fitch, in conversation and with readings by Juliana Leslie, Brandon Brown, Amanda Nadelberg, Laura Wertherington & more
992 Valencia Street (at 21st)
San Francisco
$6-10 admission/members free/no one turned away for lack of funds




Thursday, May 21

7:30-9:30pm
Richard Newman & Lee Rossi
1408 Mission
San Rafael
$5 general admission; $3 for Marin Poetry Center members





Sunday, June 7
5:00pm
the Leslie Scalapino Lecture in 21st Century Poetics
with Ronaldo Wilson
location to be announced




Saturday, Jun 20
all day long
Endless Summer, A Maraton Reading
location to be announced




Saturday, June 20

7:30-9:00pm
Alta Solano: Lit Out Loud
featuring Constance Rowell Mastores & Diane DePisa
1861-A Solano Avenue
Berkeley
$5-10 sliding scale; no one is turned away for lack of funds