Wednesday 2/7: Release for Ransoming Pagan Babies: The Selected Writings of Warren Hinckle. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (SF).
Pandemonium Press presents “With Love,” featuring Robert Pesich, Rose Black, Cassandra Dallett, and Rafael Jesús González. Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).
Exploring Identity in Spanish California, with authors and professors Rose Marie Beebe, Cutcha Risling Baldy, and Carlos Salomon. $10, 6 p.m., California Historical Society (SF).
Thursday 2/8: Voz Sin Tinta bilingual poetry reading and open mic. Free, 6:30 p.m., Alley Cat Books (SF).
A.J. Lees discusses his new book Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (SF).
Babar In Exile poetry open mic. Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).
Derek Thompson reads from his book Hit Makers: How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction. Free, 7 p.m., Towne Center Books (Pleasanton).
Friday 2/9: Cleave: Bay Area Women Writers 2nd anniversary party. Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).
Peninsula Literary presents an evening of poetry and prose. Free, 7 p.m., Gallery House (Palo Alto).
Sunday 2/11: Richmond poets laureate Daniel Ari, Ciera-Jevai Gordon, and Rob Lipton present “Writes of Winter”. Free, 7 p.m., Kaleidoscope Coffee (Point Richmond).
Black Mountain Circle and Point Reyes Books host a release party for West Marin Review Volume 8. Free, 4 p.m., The Dance Palace (Point Reyes Station).
Monday 2/12: Writer and photographer Kim Steinhardt discusses his new book The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of California’s Coast. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).
Perfectly Queer presents Valentine’s Day Romance, featuring Anna Pulley, Meg Elison, and Monica Nolan. Free, 7 p.m., Dog Eared Books Castro (SF).
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