VIDEO + AUDIO In Common Writers Series, six programs (13 events), Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

VIDEO + AUDIO for each In Common Writers Series program for 2018–19 is available at event links below.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, The Poetry Center is thrilled to present our new In Common Writers Series. We'll be organizing six double-programs (twelve events in all) during 2018–19, featuring a series of remarkable writers from across the US, paired in conversation and performance with (for the most part) local area writers with whom they share strong affinities.

Each featured guest writer appears at The Poetry Center—we're doing outreach in particular to students and faculty in SF State's College of Ethnic Studies, as part of our audience—reading then in conversation with their paired guest writer. Then, moving off-campus, both writers read their work at one of the Bay Area's local bookstores. We want to recognize our local bookstores as crucial cultural centers and, paradoxically maybe, among the most long-lived and durable cultural sites in this violently gentrified region. Details for each program below, with links to streaming video for each completed program.
 

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

Thursday NOV 29
7:00 pm @ The Poetry Center, HUM 512, SFSU, free and open to the public
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In Common Writers Series
Janice Lee and Brenda Iijima
reading from their works

Saturday DEC 1
4:00 pm @ Alley Cat Books, 3036 24thStreet (at Treat), San Francisco, free and open to the public
supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund

In Common Writers Series
Jasmine Gibson
reading and in conversation with Juliana Spahr

Thursday FEB 7
7:00 pm @ The Poetry Center
HUM 512, San Francisco State University, free and open to the public
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In Common Writers Series
Jasmine Gibson and Juliana Spahr
reading from their work

Friday FEB 8
7:00 pm @ Moe’s Books
2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, free and open to the public
supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund

In Common Writers Series
Maryam Ivette Parhizkar
reading and in conversation with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
Thursday MARCH 14
7:00 pm @ The Poetry Center
HUM 512, San Francisco State University, free and open to the public
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In Common Writers Series
Maryam Ivette Parhizkar and Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
reading from their work

Friday MARCH 15
7:00 pm @ University Press Books
2430 Bancroft Avenue, Berkeley, free and open to the public
supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund

In Common Writers Series
Feliz Lucia Molina
reading and in conversation with Alli Warren

Thursday APRIL 11
7:00 pm @ The Poetry Center
HUM 512, San Francisco State University, free and open to the public
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In Common Writers Series
Feliz Lucia Molina and Alli Warren
reading from their work

Friday APRIL 12
7:00 pm @ The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street (at Gough), San Francisco, free and open to the public
supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund

In Common Writers Series
Darius James and Val Jeanty
workshop performance and conversation

Thursday APRIL 18
7:00 pm @ The Poetry Center
HUM 512, San Francisco State University, free and open to the public
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In Common Writers Series
Darius James and Val Jeanty
West Coast Premier Performance

Friday APRIL 19
7:00 pm @ The Lab
2948 16th Street (at Capp), San Francisco, $
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In Common Writers Series
Darius James
solo reading from Negrophobia

Sunday APRIL 21
7:00 pm @ City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue (at Broadway), San Francisco, free and open to the public
supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund

In Common Writers Series
Tim Z. Hernandez
reading and in conversation with Marguerite Muñoz and René Juarez-Vazquez

Thursday MAY 9
1:00 pm @ The Poetry Center
HUM 512, San Francisco State University, free and open to the public
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In Common Writers Series, with Voz Sin Tinta
Tim Z. HernandezMarguerite Muñoz and René Juarez-Vazquez
reading from their work

Thursday MAY 9
7:00 pm @ Alley Cat Books
3036 24th Street (at Treat), San Francisco, free and open to the public
supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund

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