Thursday, September 18

6:30pm
Ed Roberson,
the 2014 Holloway Lecturer in Poetry and Politics,
will give a reading of his work
in the Maude Fife Room of Wheeler Hall
Univerisity of California, Berkeley
Berkeley
free

6:30pm
Kristina Brown & Tony Dingman
at Readers Bookstore, Fort Mason
Building C, South End
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco

7:00pm
Kevin Killian and Jason Jimenez reading
701 Mission Street
San Francisco
bonus -- free admission to the entire exhibition

7:30pm
Poetry for the People
a reading from 99 Poems for the 99 Percent
featuring Ellen Bass, Sally Ashton & Dean Rader
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park

7:30pm
Poetry Flash presents
Jannie M. Dresser & Lester Graves Lennon
2476 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley



Friday, September 19
8:00pm
Sweet Can Productions & The Levins present
“Weaving the wisdom of beloved Persian poet Hafiz into their ‘rich tapestry of unique harmonies,’” The Levins World Folk Ensemble collaborates with Sweet Can Productions to bring you “a concert, a circus, an inspiration.”
at Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street
San Francisco
general tickets are $25 and are available at here



Saturday, September 20
4:00pm
Sweet Can Productions & The Levins present
“Weaving the wisdom of beloved Persian poet Hafiz into their ‘rich tapestry of unique harmonies,’” The Levins World Folk Ensemble collaborates with Sweet Can Productions to bring you “a concert, a circus, an inspiration.”
at Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street
San Francisco
general tickets are $25 and are available at here

6:00pm
plus tug * gut: a solo show by Alyssa Lempesis
801 West Grand Avenue (enter on West Street)
Oakland

6:30-9:00pm
a book release party for
Brent Calderwood
hosted by Baruch Porras-Hernandez
with special guest Kevin Killian, who will introduce Brent’s reading
2919 24th Street (at Alabama)
San Francisco
free with an optional suggested donation to benefit Modern Times

7:00pm
WordTemple Poetry Series presents
Gillian Conoley, Danusha Lameris & William Greenwood
282 South High Street
Sebastopol

7:30pm
Alta Solano: Lit Out Loud presents
Dale Jensen & Mary Mackey
preceded by an open mic
with host Anita May
1861-A Solano Avenue
Berkeley
$5-10 sliding scale donation request; no one will be turned away for lack of funds

8:00pm
Sweet Can Productions & The Levins present
“Weaving the wisdom of beloved Persian poet Hafiz into their ‘rich tapestry of unique harmonies,’” The Levins World Folk Ensemble collaborates with Sweet Can Productions to bring you “a concert, a circus, an inspiration.”
at Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street
San Francisco
general tickets are $25 and are available at here



Sunday, September 21

11:30am-12:30pm
featuring Gloria Frym
with hosts Delia Tramontina, Nicholas Leaskou & Jay Thomas
online at SaveKUSF.org

3:00-5:30pm
Oakland Poetry Salon
featured subject: “Post-War Eastern European Poets”
Rockridge
salon is free and open to the public but reservations are required
to r.s.v.p. and get location information please email janniedres@att.net

4:00pm
Sweet Can Productions & The Levins present
“Weaving the wisdom of beloved Persian poet Hafiz into their ‘rich tapestry of unique harmonies,’” The Levins World Folk Ensemble collaborates with Sweet Can Productions to bring you “a concert, a circus, an inspiration.”
at Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street
San Francisco
general tickets are $25 and are available at here

4:00pm
with host Katherine Hastings
featuring Lee Slonimsky & Beverly Burch
every 3rd Sunday of the month

5:00pm doors; 5:30pm event
An evening with Rachel Zolf, featuring a film, reading and polyvocal performance from Janey’s Arcadia, with special guests Sirama Bajo, David Buuck & Erika Staiti
992 Valencia Street (at 21st)
San Francisco
$6-10 admission (no one turned away from lack of funds) (members free)

7:00pm
Sweet Can Productions & The Levins present
“Weaving the wisdom of beloved Persian poet Hafiz into their ‘rich tapestry of unique harmonies,’” The Levins World Folk Ensemble collaborates with Sweet Can Productions to bring you “a concert, a circus, an inspiration.”
at Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street
San Francisco
general tickets are $25 and are available at here

7:00pm
a class that “will focus on the poetry, poetics, and politics of one of the most challenging figures in European postwar verse culture: Amelia Rosselli, a polyglot poet, transloator, musician, and musicologist born shortly after her father’s escape from the prison island of Lipari and seven years before his assassination upon order of the Italian Fascist regime.”
hosted by Brandon Brown & Jen Scappettone
at The Omni
4799 Shattuck Avenue
Oakland



Wednesday, September 24
3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featuring a tribute to Denise Levertov / Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival



Thursday, September 25

6:30pm
Nina Serrano & James Tracy
at Readers Bookstore, Fort Mason
Building C, South End
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco

7:00pm
a one year anniversary
plus a celebration of issue #5
featuring prose & verse by Aaron Shurin, Maureen Alsop, Gillian Conoley, Marianne Villanueva, Rachel Nagelberg, Laia García Sánchez & more
emceed by Stephen Beachy & Karen Biscopink
3036 24th Street
San Francisco



Friday, September 26

7:30pm
Omnidawn celebrates its fall 2014 books
featuring Sara Deniz Akant, Ewa Chrusciel, Joshua Corey, Bin Ramke & Cole Swensen
2476 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley

7:30pm
featuring Michael Warr, Joel Gregory, Fia Maxwell, Matt Gonzalez & Wundercabinet
80 Fresno Street
San Francisco



Saturday, September 27

all day long
more information to be announced
this is a global multi-location event
to learn more or to sign up to participate click here

10:00am
Strawberry Creek Walk
a walk along Strawberry Creek to the UC Berkeley campus to the Watershed festival led by Chris Olander, with featured readings by Doreen Domb, Sharon Coleman, Traci Gourdine, Tiffany Higgins & Eliot Schain, plus an onsite dance movement piece by Patricia Bullitt and commentary by Tim Pine
meet at Oxford and Center Streets at 10:00am for this walk
Berkeley

12:00pm to 4:30pm
featuring Anne Waldman, Kay Ryan, Dean Rader, jazz & poetry with Al Young, Randall Potts, Lucille Lang Day, Dick Bakken, Chris Olander, Sharon Coleman, Doreen Domb, Traci Gourdine, Tiffany Higgins, Eliot Schain, The Barry Finnerty Trio, K-12 student poets from California Poets in the Schools, Poetry Inside Out and River of Words international poetry and art contest winners will read under the guidance of poet-teachers John Oliver Simon, Maureen Hurley & J. Rugth Gendler, plus a We Are Nature open reading & more
plus a tribute to Denise Levertov by David David Shaddock
on the Festival Main Stage
at Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park at Berkeley Farmers’ Market
at 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way (between Allston Way & Center Street)
near downtown Berkeley BART Station
Berkeley

7:00pm
Backyards: Poets for Local Change 2014
featuring Wilfred Galila, Kristen Hanlon, John Isles, Sara Anika Mithra, Rafael Jesus Rodriguez, Vince Storti, Harold Terezon & Joyce Young, with host Jeanne Lupton and MC and curator Sharon Coleman
1601 Paru Street
Alameda
free

7:00pm
2014 100 Thousand Poets for Change Bay Area Poetry Marathon event
featuring Dodie Bellamy, Johnny Hernandez, RJ Ingram, Nomy Lamm, Lorelei Lee, Ben Mirov, Colin Partch, Monica Storss & Sunnylyn Thibodeaux
80 Fresno Street
San Francisco

7:00pm
featuring MK Chavez, Kiala Givehand, Judy Halebsky & Genine Lentine
3130 24th Street
San Francisco



Sunday, September 28

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

5:00pm doors; 5:30pm reading
Canessa Park Reading Series
featuring George Albon, Joshua Corey & Catherine Meng
708 Montgomery Street
San Francisco
$6 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)

7:00pm
Anna Avery, Cynthia Sailers, Joel Gregory & Melissa Mack
3124 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley



Wednesday, October 1
3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic tba

7:00-9:00pm
Lee Slonimsky & George Higgins
1501 Washington Avenue
Albany
free

7:00pm
Saint Mary’s College Creative Writing Reading Series welcomes
Hoa Nguyen & Rachel Zucker
in Claeys Lounge, Soda Center
1928 Saint Mary’s Road
Moraga

7:30pm
Kevin Killian & Brent Calderwood
2275 Market Street
San Francisco



Thursday, October 2

12:10-12:50pm
Lunch Poems presents
Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems Turns 50: An Anniversary Celebration
at Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)
UC Berkeley Campus
Berkeley
free

4:30pm
the Poetry Center Book Award Reading
with Stephen Ratcliffe
HUM 512
San Francisco State University
San Francisco

6:00pm
Authors’ Night: a fundraiser for the Center for Independent Living
featuring Robert Hass & Brenda Hilliman, reading and answering questions
at the Ed Roberts Campus (ERC)
3075 Adeline Street
Berkeley
$20 tickets.  or $50 (which has a $30 tax deduction)



Sunday, October 5

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



Monday, October 6

7:00-9:00pm
featuring Anthony Adrian Xavier Pino
plus an open mic
1585 University Avenue
Berkeley



Wednesday, October 8
3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic tba



Thursday, October 9
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

7:00pm
Joanna Diaz
1680 Market Street
San Francisco




Friday, October 10
starting at 6:00pm
Litquake 2014 (day 1)
at various location
for more information



Saturday, October 11
starting at 10:00am
Litquake 2014 (day 2)
at various location
for more information

7:00pm
Ed Roberson and Michael Palmer
1187 Franklin Street (at Geary)
San Francisco
$10 ($5 low income; free for SFSU students & Poetry Center members)

8:00pm
Lark Readings presents
its second Saturday poetry series
featuring Susana Gardner, Nada Gordon & Rodney Koeneke
3234 Grand Avenue
Oakland



Sunday, October 12

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

starting at 12:30pm
Litquake 2014 (day 3)
at various location
for more information



Monday, October 13

starting at 3:00pm
Litquake 2014 (day 4)
at various location
for more information

7:00pm
featuring Laura Schulkind
plus an open mic
1585 University Avenue
Berkeley



Tuesday, October 14
starting at 3:00pm
Litquake 2014 (day 5)
at various location
for more information



Wednesday, October 15
3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic tba

starting at 6:00pm
Litquake 2014 (day 6)
at various location
for more information

7:00pm
“Here on the Edge”: World War II Conscientious Objectors and Their Legacy of Art and Peace
with Steve McQuiddy & Vladimir Dupre
260 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco
$10 ($5 low income; free for SFSU students & Poetry Center members)
co-sponsored by City LIghts Bookstore and LitQuake
free

7:00pm
Litquake’s 2014 Poetry World Series
emceed by Daniel Handler and judged by Ellen Bass
3225 22nd Street
San Francisco




Thursday, October 16
starting at 10:00am
Litquake 2014 (day 7)
at various location
for more information

3:30pm
Dawn Lundy Martin & Anne Lesley Selcer
HUM 512
San Francisco State University
San Francisco
free

7:00pm
a reading and book party with
Dawn Lundy Martin & Anne Lesley Selcer
1680 Market Street
San Francisco
free



Friday, October 17
starting at 10:00am
Litquake 2014 (day 8)
at various location
for more information



Saturday, October 18
starting at 11:00am
Litquake 2014 (day 8)
at various location
for more information

6:00pm
a LitCrawl SlamFest at the Arcade
Pierced!  Poets take aim at Ithuriel’s Spear
1680 Market Street
San Francisco

7:00pm
WordTemple Poetry Series presents
Robin Becker & Brian Komei Dempster
282 South High Street
Sebastopol



Sunday, October 19
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, October 21
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, October 22
3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic tba



Thursday, October 23
7:30pm
Ellen Bass & Robin Becker
2476 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley
3:30pm
Cincinnati to San Francisco
with Catherine Wagner, Dana Ward & Tyrone Williams
580 Capp Street
San Francisco
$10 ($5 low income; free for SFSU students and Poetry Center members)




Sunday, October 26

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



Tuesday, October 28
7:00pm
Jim Nisbet
1680 Market Street
San Francisco



Wednesday, October 29
3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic tba



Saturday, November 1

7:30pm doors; 8:00pm reading
Claire Chafee, Hollie Hardy, Sarah Kobrinsky, Jacques Rancourt, Ethel Rohan & Austin Smith; with music by Hao Tran
908 Cortland Avenue (at Folsom)
San Francisco
$5 suggested donation; no one is turned away due to lack of funds



Sunday, November 2

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



Wednesday, November 5
3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic tba

7:00-9:00pm
Alice Jones & Wong Yoo-Chong
1501 Washington Avenue
Albany
free



Thursday, November 6

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



Monday, November 10

7:00pm
featuring Roy Mash
plus an open mic
1585 University Avenue
Berkeley



Wednesday, November 12

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



Thursday, November 13
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



Saturday, November 15

day-long event (exact timing tbd)
a celebration of subversive books
at Mission High School
3750 18th Street
San Francisco



Sunday, November 16
4:00pm
with host Katherine Hastings
featured topic/readers tba
every 3rd Sunday of the month



Tuesday, November 18
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



Thursday, December 4

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



Friday, December 5

7:30pm
Rodney Koeneke & Malachi Black
365 45th Street
Oakland


Wednesday, December 10
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)



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



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



Sunday, December 21
4:00pm
with host Katherine Hastings
featured topic/readers tba
every 3rd Sunday of the month



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



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



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



Thursday, February 5

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



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




Thursday, April 2

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




Thursday, May 7

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

free