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October 2021

Reading, Writing, Robots: AI and Literature

October 10 @ 6:30 pm

Litquake 2021 in conjunction with City Lights, Gray Area, The Grid, and the Goethe-Institut San Francisco present Reading, Writing, Robots: AI and Literature Moderated by Vanessa Chang and Bettina Wodianka. with Catherine Flynn, Chen Quifan, and Robin Sloan When GPT-3, OpenAI’s language generator, launched last year, people across the Internet fed it reams of literary data to create poems, plays, scripts and stories. Computational tools allow distant reading at a scale far beyond the scope of human comprehension. As texts…

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TWW Workshop

October 12 @ 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 January 8, 2022

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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Garrett Caples and Cedar Sigo reading from new work

October 12 @ 6:00 pm

Garrett Caples reading from Lovers of Today Cedar Sigo reading from All This Time both books are published by Wave Books about Lovers of Today In Lovers of Today, Garrett Caples is his most playful and heartfelt. Here are poems that generously place the reader in a particular poetic moment that is both elegiac and also wildly entertaining. Taken from a bar of the same name in the Lower East Side in New York City, Lovers of Today is a…

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Steven Johnson Five Things I’ve Learned About Where Creativity Comes From

October 13 @ 5:00 pm

Join best-selling author Steven Johnson in this live, two-hour class and discover the five things he’s learned about the critical tools innovative thinkers use to nurture their creative practice – and the five key questions consistently innovative people ask themselves most often. Online Event Details Single ticket for session - $60.00

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Amitava Kumar in conversation with Aleksandar Hemon

October 13 @ 6:00 pm

Amitava Kumar in conversation with Aleksandar Hemon discussing Amitava Kumar’s new novel A Time Outside This Time published by Alfred Knopf A blistering novel about fake news, memory, and the ways in which truth gives over to fiction. When Satya, a professor and author, attends a prestigious artists’ retreat to write, he finds the pressures of the outside world won’t let up: the president rages online; a dangerous virus envelops the globe; and the twenty-four-hour news cycle throws fuel on…

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Amy J. Hammer and Michelle Lassaline, How to Grow A Baby

October 14 @ 4:00 pm
Sundance Bookstore, 121 California Avenue
Reno, NV 89509
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Join us on YouTube October 14, at 4pm for a conversation with Amy J. Hammer and Michelle Lassaline, the author and illustrator of How to Grow A Baby: A Science-based Guide to Nurturing New Life from Pregnancy to Childbirth and Beyond. Packed with practical information and helpful infographics, Amy J. Hammer helps you create the optimal environment for growing a baby and navigating the major transitions in a pregnancy--including nurturing pelvic floor health, the fetal and parental microbiome, and the…

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Perla Batalla Five Things I’ve Learned About Leonard Cohen: His Women, Onstage and Backstage

October 14 @ 5:00 pm

In conversation with Sylvie Simmons Presented in partnership with The Contemporary Jewish Museum Join singer-songwriter Perla Batalla in this live 90-minute class and discover the five things she’s learned about the essential role women played again and again in Leonard Cohen’s life and music. Online Event Details Single ticket - $40.00

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Ari Banias with Lara Mimosa Montes

October 14 @ 6:00 pm

Ari Banias celebrates the launch of his new poetry collection A Symmetry
 published by W.W. Norton Ari Banias in conversation with Lara Mimosa Montes Unsettling the myth of an ordered reality through uncanny repetitions and elliptical inquiry, A Symmetry considers the inscriptions of nationhood, language, and ancestral memory. A window washer wields an impossibly long mop in the mirrored pane of a Greek government building; strangers mesmerize us while they fold sheets into perfect corners. “Artists who design border wall…

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Writers in the Woods – Pablo Cartaya

October 15 - October 16
Sierra Nevada College, 291 Country Club Dr
Incline Village, NV 89451 United States
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Pablo Cartaya is an award-winning author, speaker, educator, (and occasional actor). He is the author of the acclaimed novels: The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora, Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish, Each Tiny Spark, and the forthcoming The Last Beekeeper. His novels have received numerous honors and starred reviews, been featured on many Best Books of the Year and state award lists, and been reviewed by the NY Times and Washington Post. "Pablo Cartaya's sensational debut is a love letter to…

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Sidewalk Ecosex Clinic with Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens

October 17 @ 3:00 pm

Join Annie Sprinkle, Beth Stephens and their delightful friends as they help save the planet by imagining the Earth as their lover, and make the environmental movement more sexy, fun and diverse. Talk with Dr. Annie and Dr. Beth, and their “ecosex clinicians” about what ails you and they’ll write you a (collectable) prescription. Then sign and decorate their books into art. The booth will be located in Kerouac Alley, next to City Lights, between Columbus and Grant, Broadway and…

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