Thursday, April 23

2:00-3:30pm
Sina Queyras presents Canada in the Classroom
Queyras will visit an undergraduate classroom for a reading and Q&A which will be open to all.
330 Wheeler Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley

4:30pm
HUM 512
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco
free

7:30pm
Poetry Flash presents
Lola Haskins & Lynne Knight
2476 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley





Friday, April 24

1:00-3:00pm
Poetry Colloquium and conversation with Sina Queyras
the manifesto can be found here
300 Wheeler Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley

6:00-9:00pm
Omnidawn presents
featuring Gillian Conoley, Paul Hoover, Angela Hume, Dean Rader, Bin Ramke & Susan Terris
2430 Bancroft Way
Berkeleyplus a raffle after the reading including rare & exclusive gift sets from local booksellers and fellow small presses
with wine & hors d’oeuvres provided by The Musical Offering Cafe
$20 suggested donation for entry; no one turned away for lack of funds

7:00pm
580 Capp Street (at 21st)
San Francisco
$10 ($5 low income; free to SFSU students & Poetry Center members)

7:00pm
featuring Lisa Robertson presenting
“A Form of Sentences: Speaking with the Dead
or
Grammar is not Abstract”
in the Maude Fife Room (Wheeler Hall #315)
at The University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley
free






Saturday, April 25

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

7:00-9:00pm
Ekphrasis Poetry Reading
featuring Maw Shein Win, Kristen Hanlon, Inna Nopuente, Jennifer Arcuni, Joyce Jenkins & Sharon Coleman
in conjunction with Monumental: large scale woodcuts and monotypes by Sirima Sataman & Barry Ebnor
614 Alabama Street
San Francisco

8:00pm
in the 2nd Floor Disco Room
4799 Shattuck Avenue
Oakland






Sunday, April 26

5:00-9:00pm
2:00pm
Hybrid Moments
4799 Shattuck Avenue
Oakland

6:00-8:00pm
featuring Dean Rader, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Cedar Sigo, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Zoe Tuck & Tessa Micaela
826 Valencia Street
San Francisco






Monday, April 27

7:00-9:00pm
Amber Tamblyn & Matthew Zapruder
for a reading & Q+A
3354 Grand Avenue
Oakland





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
3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featuring a tribute to California poet George Sterling (1869-1926)

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

7:00-9:00pm
plus an open mic
hosted by Dan Brady
at Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes Street (at Cole)
San Francisco





Thursday, April 30

4:30pm
HUM 512
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco
free

6:30-8:00pm
American Poetry in the 21st Century: A Close-Reading Group
with Barbara Claire Freeman
(this is the second monthly meeting)
2430 Bancroft Way
Berkeley
suggested $20 donation (students rates available)
space is limited so please RSVP to outreach@universitypressbooks.com






Saturday, May 2

4:00-7:00pm
The Muir Poetry Project presents
the 2nd annual Ecopoetry Festival
featuring Al Young,m Ellery Akers, Traci Gourdine, Christina Hutchins, Dan Alter & Eliot Schain
in Muir’s Parlor
at the John Muir National Historical Site
4202 Alhambra Avenue
Martinez
free

5:30-10:00pm
A Spoken Word Event
confirmed artists include Winston Tong with Lx Rudis and Moucci, Patrick O’Neil, Jeorgia Anderson, Brixton Key, Eddive Valentine, Jennifer Blowdryer, Marc Olmsted, Joel Landmine, Anne Leonard, Regi Mentle, Peter Urban, D Mickey Sampson & Michael Reid.
80 Fresno Street
San Francisco
donations at the door and at the cash bar go to benefit The Emerald Tablet

6:00-8:00pm
Claire Becker, Paul Ebenkamp & Norma Cole
plus the exhibit “New Paintings: new work that speaks to the act of painting through programmed strokes, pneumatic drips, self-aware idioms, layered time, and tactile impersonations” featuring Tara de la Garza, William Emmert, Adam Hathawaym, Clive McCarthy & Evan Reiser
801 West Grand Avenue (enter on West Street)
Oakland






Sunday, May 3
1:00pm
The 34th Annual Northern California Book Awards
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco
free

2:00-4:00pm
Drop Leaf Press presents
readers include Susan Calvillo, Christopher Chen, Tiffany Higgins, Caitlin Myer, Lehua M. Taitano, Sunnylynn Thibodeaux & Nicholas James Whittington
80 Fresno Street
San Francisco
$5-10

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






Monday, May 4

time to be announced
featuring a trivia contest with literary celebrities as team captains
with Josh Kornbluth as referee and Laura Sydell, Jacqueline Luckett, Porter Shreve & Joshua Morh as team captains
plus there will be silent and live auctions that will include personalized poems and art actions from Anselm Berrigan and Karen Weiser, Cecilia Vicuña & others
20 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco
tickets start at $75 and are available here






Wednesday, May 6

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

7:30-9:30pm
Soda Activity Center: Claeys Lounge
1928 Saint Mary’s Road
Moraga
free






Thursday, May 7

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

4:30pm
HUM 512
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco
free

6:30-8:00pm
Michelle Tea, Eileen Myles & Jill Soloway in conversation
736 Mission Street
San Francisco
tickets are $10 for museum members, $15 general, and are available here






Friday, May 8

7:00pm
Krupskaya Books Launch Party
3036 24th Street
San Francisco





Wednesday, May 13

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





Saturday, May 16

time tba
4:30pm
The Poetry Center & Flor y Canto Festival present
2781 24th Street
San Francisco

11:00am-5:00pm
The 13th Annual Berkeley Poetry Festival
a book fair of small local presses begins at 11am
readings begin at noon
with a lifetime achievement award going to Rafael Jesús González, an invocation by Avotcja, and readings by Maw Shein Win, Mg Roberts, Joseph Rios, Sarah Kobrinskey, Joyce E. Young, Gabriel Cortz, Lauren Traetto, Youssef Aloui-Fdili, James Cagney, A. Razor, Elmaz Abinadar, Al Young, Brad Penner, Katherine Gallagher, Lark Omura & Paul Elias Taylor
with host Baruch Porras-Hernandez
“come early and put your name in the hat for an open mike slot!!”
free

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





Wednesday, May 20

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

7:00pm
Murmurations: A Reading Seris
featuring Tiff Dressen & Nico Peck
653 Chenery Street
San Francisco




Thursday, May 21

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






Wednesday, May 27

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






Thursday, May 28

6:30-8:00pm
American Poetry in the 21st Century: A Close-Reading Group
with Barbara Claire Freeman
(this is the second monthly meeting)
2430 Bancroft Way
Berkeley
suggested $20 donation (students rates available)
space is limited so please RSVP to outreach@universitypressbooks.com






Wednesday, June 3

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






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






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

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






Saturday, July 25

7:00pm
Murmurations: A Reading Seris
featuring Toni Miresevich, Tod Thilliman & Lewis Warsh
653 Chenery Street
San Francisco






Saturday, July 18

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





Saturday, August 15

7:30-9:00pm
Alta Solano: Lit Out Loud
featuring Jeanne Lupton & John Oliver Simon
1861-A Solano Avenue
Berkeley
$5-10 sliding scale; no one is turned away for lack of funds





Saturday, September 19

7:30-9:00pm
Alta Solano: Lit Out Loud
featuring Janell Moon & Maureen Micus Crisick
1861-A Solano Avenue
Berkeley
$5-10 sliding scale; no one is turned away for lack of funds





Saturday, October 17

7:30-9:00pm
Alta Solano: Lit Out Loud
featuring Annie Stenzel, Carol Dorff & Chana Bloch
1861-A Solano Avenue
Berkeley
$5-10 sliding scale; no one is turned away for lack of funds





Saturday, November 21

7:30-9:00pm
Alta Solano: Lit Out Loud
featuring Natica Angilly, Richard Angilly & Claire Baker
1861-A Solano Avenue
Berkeley
$5-10 sliding scale; no one is turned away for lack of funds





Saturday, December 19

7:30-9:00pm
Alta Solano: Lit Out Loud
featuring Kirk Lumpkin & David Shaddock
1861-A Solano Avenue
Berkeley

$5-10 sliding scale; no one is turned away for lack of funds