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Upcoming Events

Forrest Gander, reading and in conversation

Thursday, September 6 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco

Tommy Pico and Brontez Purnell, reading and in conversation

Thursday, September 13 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco

MK Chavez and Heather June Gibbons, reading and in conversation

Thursday, September 20 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco

Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series: Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, reading from their poetry

Wednesday, September 26 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, 410 13th Street (near 12th Street BART), Oakland

Antena: a language justice and language experimentation collaborative, Jen Hofer and John Pluecker

Thursday, September 27 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco

“I have decided to wholeheartedly consecrate myself to my art” Mazza Writer in Residence, Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta

Monday, October 1 - 12:00 pm to Saturday, October 6 - 9:00 pm
Various locations: The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, and The Green Arcade

Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta and Daisy Zamora, reading and in conversation

Thursday, October 4 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco

Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta in performance

Saturday, October 6 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market Street (at Gough), San Francisco

Steven Seidenberg and Jared Stanley, reading and in conversation

Thursday, October 11 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University

Kiese Laymon

In Common Writers Series: Kiese Laymon, reading and in conversation with Tongo Eisen-Martin

Thursday, October 25 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco

In Common Writers Series: Kiese Laymon and Tongo Eisen-Martin, reading their work

Thursday, October 25 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Marcus Books Oakland, 3900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way (one block west of MacArthur BART), Oakland

M. Nourbese Philip

M. NourbeSe Philip: the Leslie Scalapino 21st Century Innovative Writers Series

Saturday, October 27 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
McRoskey Mattress Co., 1687 Market Street (at Gough), San Francisco

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