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 Park





Wednesday, April 1

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

7:00-9:00pm
Alameda Island Poets presents
Terry Ehret & Katherine Hastings
plus an open reading
1601 Paru Street
Alameda

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





Thursday, April 2

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

4:30pm
Stacy Szymaszek & Peter Culley
HUM 512
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco
free

7:30pm
Susan Gevirtz, Steven Seidenberg & Alli Warren
365 45th Street
Oakland
free

7:30pm
Poetry Flash presents
Anita Barrows & Lenore Weiss
2476 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley





Friday, April 3

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





Saturday, April 4

6:00pm doors; 6:30pm reading
D.A. Powell, Hugo Garcia Manriquez, Claire Marie Stancek, Arif Gamal & Zubair Ahmed
in the Maude Fife Room (315 Wheeler Hall)
at University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley
free






Monday, April 6

7:00pm
Book Passage Bookstor & Left Coast Writers present
a reading & craft talk with Rebecca Foust
51 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera





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

7:00-9:00pm
Poetry at the Albany Library
featured reader(s) to be announced + open mic
1247 Marin Avenue
Albany
free

7:00pm
Sister Spit
starring Myriam Gurba, Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl, Mica Sigourney, Tom Cho & Virgie Tovar
with host Michelle Tea
2278 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland
$10





Wednesday, April 8
3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic to be announced

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

8:00pm
Sister Spit
starring Myriam Gurba, Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl, Mica Sigourney, Tom Cho & Virgie Tovar
with host Michelle Tea
701 Mission Street
San Francisco
$10






Thursday, April 9

4:30pm
Arisa White & Raina J. Léon
HUM 512
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco
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
3:00pm
“Cover to Cover” with Jack Foley
featured topic to be announced

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

7:00pm
featuring Berkeley poets Robert Hass, C.S.Giscombe, Al Young, Sandra Gilbert & April Sinclair
in the Joe Henderson Lab
201 Franklin Street
San Francisco
$20 admission; advance tickets can be purchased here

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

7:30pm
Poetry Flash presents
Paul Beslin & Jeanne Foster
2476 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley






Friday, April 17

7:00pm
featuring Oakland poets Tennessee Reed, Theo Konrad Auer, April Sinclair & Avotcja Jiltonilro
in the Joe Henderson Lab
201 Franklin Street
San Francisco
$20 admission; advance tickets can be purchased here






Friday, April 17

7:00pm
featuring San Jose poets Alan Soldosky, Juan Felipe Herera & Neli Moody
in the Joe Henderson Lab
201 Franklin Street
San Francisco
$20 admission; advance tickets can be purchased here






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

7:00pm
featuring San Francisco poets Sharon Doubiago, Z.Z. Packer, Alejandro Murguia, Devorah Major, Alan Kaufman & Genny Lim
in the Joe Henderson Lab
201 Franklin Street
San Francisco
$20 admission; advance tickets can be purchased here






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





Wednesday, April 22

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

3:00-5:30pm
East Bay Poetry Salon
instead of a featured topic, participants are invited to read their own poems or some of their favorite poems
Oakland
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
it would be helpful if you bring around 12 copies of whatever you want to share.

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





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
Maged Zaher, poet, editor and translator of
The Tahrir of Poems: Seven Contemporary Egyptian Poets
HUM 512
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco
free





Friday, April 24

1:00-3:00pm
Poetry Colloquium and conversation with Sina Queyras
330 Wheeler Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley
please email cm.stancek@berkeley.edu for a pre-circulated paper closer to the date

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





Saturday, April 25

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

8:00pm
Sina Queyras, Evelyn Reilly & Maisha Quint
in the Oakland Omni Collective Building
4799 Shattuck 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
featured topic to be announced

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

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





Thursday, April 30

4:30pm
Claudia Keelan & Rusty Morrison
HUM 512
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco
free





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

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





Wednesday, May 6

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





Thursday, May 7

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

4:30pm
Prageeta Sharma & Thomas Devaney
HUM 512
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco
free









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
Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal
2781 24th Street
San Francisco

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






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






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 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