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M. Nourbese Philip

M. NourbeSe Philip, reading and in conversation: 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

Leroy Moore and Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia

“Stop Sweeping Us, We Are Not Trash”: Leroy F. Moore Jr. and Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia

Thursday, November 1 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco

May-lee Chai and Junse Kim

May-lee Chai and Junse Kim: Prose at The Poetry Center

Thursday, November 8 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University

Janice Lee

In Common Writers Series: Janice Lee, reading and in conversation with Brenda Iijima

Thursday, November 29 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco

Janice Lee and Brenda Iijima

In Common Writers Series: Janice Lee and Brenda Iijima, reading from their works

Saturday, December 1 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco

Kiese Laymon

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

Thursday, December 6 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Poetry Center, HUM 512, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco

Kiese Laymon and Tongo Eisen-Martin

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

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

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