One City One Book: African-American Tech Pioneers in Silicon Valley. Free with registration, 7 p.m., Walnut Creek Library.
Perfectly Queer East Bay: Queer Realities, with readings curated by Richard Loranger. Free, 7 p.m., Nomadic Press.
Thursday 9/98: The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents Saudi poet and human rights activist Ahmed Al Mulla reading his poetry in Arabic with English translations. Free, 5:30 p.m., Wheeler Hall (UC Berkeley).
Silent Book Club. Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon.
Friday 9/29: It’s the last day to see the faculty exhibition at California College of the Arts featuring writing, design, animation, and graphic art. Free, gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tecoah Bruce Gallery (CCA).
100 Thousand Poets for Change and the Bay Area Poetry Marathon present an evening curated by Donna de la Perrière featuring May-lee Chai, Rachelle Linda Escamilla, Edward Foster, Caroline Goodman, Daphne Gottleib, Julie Lythcott-Haims, and Melissa Ramos. Free, 7 p.m., Alley Cat Books.
Sunday 10/1: Bazaar Writer’s Salon hosted by Peter Kline. Free, 6 p.m., Bazaar Cafe.
Pandemonium Press presents riverbabble poetry and flash fiction with music from Hao C. Tran and an open mic after the featured readers. Free, 6:45 p.m., Spice Monkey.
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