Friday, January 30

7:00pm
The Hundy: a 15 day poetry extravaganza (day 14)
hosts & readers to be announced
410 13th Street
Oakland
free




Saturday, January 31

7:00pm
The Hundy: a 15 day poetry extravaganza (day 15)
hosts & readers to be announced
410 13th Street
Oakland
free




Sunday, February 1

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




Wednesday, February 4

6:00pm
Note a Luxury: Artists & Activists Remember Queer Black Poets
featuring Arisa White, Kevin Simmonds, Joshua Merchant, Adrienne Torf & Scot Nakagawa
in the Latino Reading (in the basement level)
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco
free





Thursday, February 5

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

8:30pm-12:15am
featuring stand up comedy, burlesque, beat-boxing, slam poetry, freestyle battle, dirty haiku bout & crazy contests
poets to be featured include Jared Paul, Mighty Mike McGee, Prisoners of Love, Cassandra Dallett, Abdul Kenyatta, Joyce Lee, Jane Harrison & Maggie Tokuda-Hall
630 3rd Street
Oakland
18+, full bar with ID, $10 admission





Saturday, February 7

7:00pm
Aaron Kunin & Andrew Maxwell
365 45th Street
Oakland
free

7:00-9:00pm
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival presents
Shakespeare’s Sonnets for Valentine’s DAy
San Francisco Shalkespeare Festival Residents Artists perform a selection of Shakespeare’s best-loved sonnets, narrated by Artistic Director Rebecca J. Ennals.  Audience members are invited to bring your favorite Shakespeare sonnet for an “open-mike” opportunity at the close of the evening. Suggested for adults and older teens.
50 Moraga Avenue
San Francisco
for more information contact John Western at sfshakes@sfshakes.org






Tuesday, February 10

4:00-5:30pm
MakeArt Workshop at the Portrero Public LIbrary: Illustrate a Poem
“description: create an original work based on a poem by an African-American poet.  there will be multiple poems to choose from and we wil have them in printed and recorded form.”
for children ages 8-12; children 6-7 welcome when accompanied by adult
1616 20th Street
San Francisco
free
for information contact Natasha Glushkoff at Nglushkoff@sfmcd.org




Saturday, February 14

6:30pm doors; 7:30-9:30pm reading
Writers with Drinks!
featuring Ruth Ozeki, David Koehn & Kate Willett
plus other to be announced
3225 22nd Street
San Francisco
$5-20 with all proceeds going to the CSC




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

5:00pm
Lucas de Lima & Wendy S. Walters
992 Valencia Street (at 21st)
San Francisco





Wednesday, February 18

3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featuring Maria Mazziotti Gillan (part 1)





Saturday, February 21

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

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





Wednesday, February 25

3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featuring Maria Mazziotti Gillan (part 2)




Tuesday, March 3

7:00-9:00pm
(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





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




Tuesday, March 10

7:00-9:00pm
(Tuesdays in March & April)
featuring Charles Curtis Blackwell & Vincent Kobelt
at Top of the Mark
999 California Street (at Mason Street)
San Francisco




Wednesday, March 11

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




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




Tuesday, March 17

7:00-9:00pm
(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




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




Wednesday, March 25

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




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




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