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Upcoming Events

Trisha Low + Syd Staiti

Trisha Low and Syd Staiti, reading and in conversation

Thursday, September 26 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, Humanities 512, San Francisco State University

Myra Melford + Fay Victor

In Common Writers Series: Fay Victor and Myra Melford, workshop performance and conversation

Thursday, October 3 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
The Poetry Center, Humanities 512, San Francisco State University

Myra Melford + Fay Victor

In Common Writers Series: Fay Victor and Myra Melford, in performance and conversation

Thursday, October 3 - 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street (near Market), San Francisco

Caren Beilin + Amy Berkowitz

In Common Writers Series: Caren Beilin and Amy Berkowitz, reading and in conversation

Thursday, October 17 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, Humanities 512, San Francisco State University

Amy Berkowitz +Caren Beilin

In Common Writers Series: Amy Berkowitz and Caren Beilin, reading and in conversation

Friday, October 18 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
E. M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, 410 13th Street (near 12th St. BART), Oakland

Peter Nachtrieb

Mazza Writer in Residence Peter Nachtrieb + Guests, reading of a new play-in-progress

Monday, October 21 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Z Space, 450 Florida Street (at 17th), San Francisco

Peter Nachtrieb

Mazza Writer in Residence Peter Nachtrieb, a playwriting workshop and conversation

Thursday, October 24 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, Humanities 512, San Francisco State University

Giancarlo Huapaya + Omar Pimienta + José Antonio Villarán

Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series: Cardboard House Press/Cartonera Collective: Giancarlo Huapaya, Omar Pimienta, José Antonio Villarán

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

Giancarlo Huapaya +José Antonio Villarán + Omar Pimienta

Tripwire Cross-Cultural Poetics Series: Cardboard House Press/Cartonera Collective: Giancarlo Huapaya, Omar Pimienta, José Antonio Villarán

Friday, November 8 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market Street (at Gough), San Francisco

Bao Phi + Sarah Menefee

The Poetry Center Book Award: Bao Phi with Sarah Menefee, reading and in conversation

Thursday, November 14 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, Humanities 512, San Francisco State University

Raquel Salas Rivera + Vanessa Angélica Villarreal

In Common Writers Series: Raquel Salas Rivera and Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, reading and in conversation

Thursday, November 21 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, Humanities 512, San Francisco State University

Vanessa Angélica Villarreal + Raquel Salas Rivera

In Common Writers Series: Vanessa Angélica Villarreal and Raquel Salas Rivera, reading and in conversation

Friday, November 22 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue (btw Haste and Dwight Way), Berkeley

Tyrone Williams

The George Oppen Memorial Lecture: Tyrone Williams

Friday, December 6 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Unitarian Center, 1187 Franklin (at Geary), San Francisco

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge + Ching-In Chen + Andrea Abi-Karam

Kelsey St. Press 45th Anniversary Celebration: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Ching-In Chen, Andrea Abi-Karam

Friday, December 13 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
McRoskey Mattress Co., 1687 Market Street (at Gough), San Francisco

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