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April 2021

National Poetry Month – Jesse DeLong with Jason McCall and Peter Streckfus

April 21 @ 4:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Thursdays in April are for National Poetry Month! Join us on our YouTube page, April 15 at 4pm for live readings from Jesse DeLong, Jason McCall, and Peter Streckfus; hosted by Danilo Thomas. Jesse DeLong's debut manuscript, The Amateur Scientist's Notebook, was published by Baobab Press. Other work has appeared in the anthologies Best New Poets 2011 and Feast: Poetry and Recipes for a Full Seating at Dinner. His chapbooks, Tearings and Other Poems and Earthwards, were released by Curly Head Press. Other than…

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Marie Mutsuki Mockett in conversation with Garnette Cadogan

April 21 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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discussing her new book American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland published by Graywolf Press This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom. ---------- Event is free, but registration is required. (CLICK HERE) to register. For over one…

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Unity and Struggle: A collective inaugural address

April 21 @ 6:00 pm

Please join Tongo Eisen-Martin, San Francisco’s 8th Poet Laureate, and family for an evening of poetry and exposition on the revolutionary potentials of art; as beautifully no incarnation of craft exists outside of the movements, renaissances; the people who pass us through. Featuring: Marc Bamuthi Joseph Biko Eisen-Martin Mahogany Browne Jive Poetic Joyce Lee Eisen-Martin was appointed as San Francisco’s 8th Poet Laureate in January 2021 by Mayor London N. Breed. Eisen-Martin is a poet and the founder of Black…

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National Poetry Month – Ann Keniston, Kate Fennimore, Courtney Cliften

April 22 @ 4:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Thursdays in April are for National Poetry Month! Join us on our YouTube page, April 22 at 4pm for live readings from Ann Keniston, Kate Fennimore, and Courtney Cliften; hosted by Shaun Griffin. Ann Keniston is the author of several poetry collections, including Somatic (Terrapin, 2020), and coeditor of The New American Poetry of Engagement: A 21st Century Anthology (McFarland 2012). Her poems have appeared in Yale Review, Gettysburg Review, Literary Imagination, and elsewhere. She teaches at the University of Nevada, Reno. Kate Fennimore is currently in the MFA program at the…

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Mira Sethi

April 22 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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reading from her new fiction collection Are You Enjoying? published by Alfred Knopf This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom. ---------- Event is free, but registration is required. (CLICK HERE) to register. An exhilarating debut by a young writer…

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Sesshu Foster & Arturo Ernesto Romo in conversation with Carribean Fragoza

April 22 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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celebrating the book launch of ELADATL: A History of the East Los Angeles Dirigible Air Transport Lines, published by City Lights Books. Sesshu & Arturo will be in conversation with their fellow City Lights author Carribean Fragoza! Event is free, but registration is required. (Click Here) to register.  

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Independent Bookstore Day

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Join us on Saturday, April 24, all day, for Independent Bookstore Day, 2021! Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Wear your mask and arrive early for your chance at exclusive day-of merchandise created especially for Independent Bookstore Day by major publishers and authors. Since its inception in 2014, more than 200 authors have demonstrated their support for independent bookstores by donating work for…

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TWW Workshop

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 22, 2021

The TWW workshops are free and open to the public. Writers of all genres and anyone who appreciates the written word are welcome. Work is submitted a week prior to workshop (Tuesday), and a workshop notice is emailed (Thursday/Friday). The pieces to be critiqued can then be dowloaded and read. We critique a maximum of fifty total pages per workshop. At the beginning of each workshop, the group spends some time discussing "Trials and Tribs." This provides the opportunity for…

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Carribean Fragoza in conversation with Héctor Tobar

April 28 @ 6:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Carribean Fragoza celebrates the launch of her new book Eat the Mouth That Feeds You, published by City Lights Books. She'll be in conversation with novelist Héctor Tobar. Event is free, but registration is required. (CLICK HERE) to register.

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National Poetry Month – June Saraceno, Krista Lukas, Tom Meschery

April 29 @ 4:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Thursdays in April are for National Poetry Month! Join us on our YouTube page, April 29 at 4pm for live readings from June Saraceno, Krista Lukas, and Tom Meschery; hosted by Shaun Griffin. June Sylvester Saraceno’s third collection of poetry, The Girl from Yesterday, was released by Cherry Grove in January 2020. Her two previous books of poetry are Of Dirt and Tar and Altars of Ordinary Light. Her first novel, Feral, North Carolina, 1965 was published by Southern Fried Karma Publishing in November 2019. Krista Lukas is the author of a…

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