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Posts by: Emmy Komada

Notable San Francisco 6/17-6/22

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Monday 6/17: Porchlight reading series presents Impostors: “an unforgettable evening of stories about the terrible and surprising things we do for fame, fortune, and revenge.” 8pm, Verdi Club.

Tuesday 6/18: Modern Times Books opens its doors for a future program and events brainstorming session to bring four decades of community engagement into the future.

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Notable San Francisco 6/10-6/15

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Monday 6/10: The SHOUT is back with readings from Nina G, Blythe Baldwin, James Monroe Iglehart, Sekou Nitoto, Zappo Dickinson, and six wildcards from the audience. $5-20 suggested Grand Lake Coffee House.

Tuesday 6/11: Ourshelves lending library holds Excerpts, a monthly audience-curated reading series.

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Notable San Francisco 5/6-5/11

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Don’t forget your mamas this Sunday, friends.

Monday 5/6: ODC teams with visual artists, musicians, choreographers, scientists, and interdisciplinary thinkers for The Deep End, a performance examining “psychiatric and/or neurological disorders through artistic and scientific/medical lenses.” Free, 7pm.

Tuesday 5/7: FlipSide brings it with the local history, focusing this month on the storied past and mysterious reopening of the Old Mint over drinks + discussion with historians Nancy Oliver and Richard Kelly.

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Notable San Francisco 4/8-4/13

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Monday 4/8: SF native funnyman Nato Green teams up with 3200Stories to present “a series of public conversations and live podcast recordings with famous smart people.” Tonight features graphic novel and comic book writer Gerard Jones. 7pm, $15, Stagewerx.

Tuesday 4/9: CCA’s month of open studios gets literary with the monthly HearSay series turning its spotlight on graduate writing work.

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Notable San Francisco: 3/25-3/29

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Monday 3/25: Poet, musician, and first wave punk pioneer Richard Hell reads from his memoir, I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp, at City Lights. Free 7pm.

Tuesday 3/26: Inside Storytime hosts Mesmerisms at the Make Out room, featuring surreal and hypnotic  storytelling from Susan Steinberg, Thaisa Frank, Michael Bernard Loggins and Doug Cordell.

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Notable San Francisco 3/18-3/23

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Monday 3/18: The Porchlight reading series brings you Law and Order: Stories From All Sides. Featuring firsthand narratives from a corporate lawyer, a 9th circuit judge, a criminal defense attorney, and a Marin county coroner alongside local authors, comedians, and poets.

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Notable San Francisco 3/4-3/9

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Monday 3/4: Poet and translator Mary Winegarden discusses her new volume The Translator’s Sister, and her decades working with Russian literature at SF State. Free, 7pm.

Tuesday 3/5: The Al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition was founded after a car bomb went off in 2007 on Baghdad’s Al-Mutanabbi street, and commemorates “not just the tragic loss of life, but also the idea of a targeted attack on a street where ideas have always been exchanged.” Join the coalition’s annual celebration tonight, with readings by poets and writers, a film screening and exhibition of fifty-four artists’ books.

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Notable San Francisco 2/4-2/9

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This week in SF

Monday 2/4: SMITH Magazine holds Reboot featuring six storytellers’ Six-Word Memoirs. With comedian Aurora Simcovich, musician Aaron Glass, Wise Sons Deli owner Leo Beckerman , writer Josh Healy, singer Rebecca Bortman, poet Dyanna Loeb, and Aviva Frank. 7pm, $5 Elbo Room.

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Notable San Francisco 1/28-2/1

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This week in San Francisco, rejoice, for many staples of the literary city have returned for their first shows of 2013

Monday 1/28: Lit Slam,the monthly, live performance-based poetry anthology showcasing the best art at “the intersection of page and stage,” kicks off 2013 with Daphne Gottlieb.

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Notable San Francisco 1/14-1/19

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This week in San Francisco!

Monday 1/14: The Shout, Oakland’s monthly live storytelling event, is back for 2013. This month features five locals telling ten minute true life stories, with time for audience members to join in. $5-$20 suggested donation.

Tuesday 1/15: Erica Lorraine Scheidt is at Green Apple Books for the launch of coming-of-age novel Uses For Boys.

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Notable San Francisco: 12/10-12/15

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This week in SF!
The campaign to film-ify Happy Baby, authored by Stephen Elliott aka Mr. Rumpus, is in its final stretch. Check out the promo and chip in here, and read an excerpt here.

Monday 12/10: Brush up on local history with the Incite/Insight film series, screening Redevelopment, “a complicated look at the callous redevelopment policies that cleared several working-class neighborhoods in San Francisco during the 1960s and early 1970s.” Free, 8pm.

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Notable San Francisco 11/26-12/1

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This week in SF!

Monday 11/26: Novelist and “media inventor” Robin Sloan discusses Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, a “tale of code-breaking, high-tech data visualization, global conspiracy, young love, and typography — mostly set in a hole-in-the-wall North Beach bookstore.” Free, 6pm Arion Press.

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