Wednesday 10/18: Open Mic Poetry! Boom! with host Helen Hyojoo Kang. Free, 7 p.m., The Laundry.
California Historical Society and Shaping San Francisco present “Stop the Draft, Now! Remembering Oakland Stop the Draft Week.” Free, 6 p.m., Oakland Public Library.
End of the World Literary Cabaret featuring Sam J. Miller, Juliette Torrez, Michelle Gonzales, and Tomas Moniz. Free, 7 p.m., The Green Arcade.
Lyrics & Dirges presents “The Business of War,” curated by Mk Chavez and Sharon Coleman. Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books.
Thursday 10/19: Bawdy Storytelling presents “Sexual Napalm.” $20, 8 p.m., Verdi Club.
Friday 10/20: Bring your own typewriter for the Typewriter Jam, a casual evening of typewriter appreciation and typewriting fun. Free, 6 p.m., San Francisco Center for the Book.
Saturday 10/21: Bikes to Books 4th Anniversary Ride. Free, 1 p.m., meet at City Lights Books.
The Third Annual San Jose Poetry Festival presents a day of readings. $20, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Poetry Center San Jose.
Sunday 10/22: Words-n-punks is a reading/discussion hosted by Ben Sizemore featuring Michelle Gonzales, Lynn Breedlove, Shawna Kenney, Rich Dollinger, and A.C. Thompson. Free, 5 p.m., land and sea (Oakland).
Tuesday 10/24: University Press Books presents “Rafael Alberti and Luis Cernuda: Spanish Poets of Love & Exile” with translators Carolyn Tipton and Stephen Kessler. Free, 5:30 p.m., University Press Books (Berkeley).
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