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January 2020

The Grave on the Wall – Brandon Shimoda

January 8 @ 5:00 pm
Japanese American Museum of Oregon, 121 NW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Brandon Shimoda, yonsei, is a descendant of Japanese American incarceration. His grandfather, Midori Shimoda —an immigrant/photographer from Hiroshima—was incarcerated in a Department of Justice prison in Missoula, Montana, under suspicion of being a spy for Japan. Other family members were incarcerated in Heart Mountain and Poston. He is the author of several books of poetry and prose, most recently The Grave on the Wall (City Lights. currently long-listed for the PEN Open Book Award). Shimoda is the curator of The…

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Troublemaker for Justice – Jacqueline Houtman

January 8 @ 6:30 pm
Boswell Book Company, 2559 N Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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Jacqueline Houtman discusses the life of Bayard Rustin and her new biography of him,Troublemaker for Justice! Boswell's is located at 2559 N Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 5321. For more info call 414-332-1181 or email info@boswellbooks.com

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D.S. Marriott

January 13 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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D.S. Marriott reading from selected poetry DS Marriot is a poet and critic, and Professor in the Department of History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and in the Department of Philosophy at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park. His areas of interest and expertise include literature and literary theory; psychoanalysis; Black cultural theory and philosophies of race; African American/Black Studies; African Diaspora; Critical Race and Ethnic Studies; and Critical Theory. Marriott is the author of On…

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The Grave on the Wall – Brandon Shimoda

January 13 @ 7:00 pm
Wolfman Books, 410 13th st
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Brandon Shimoda's recent books are The Grave on the Wall (City Lights) and The Desert (The Song Cave). He is currently writing a book on the afterlife of Japanese American incarceration, passages from which have appeared in The Asian American Literary Review, Hyperallergic, The Nation, and The New Inquiry. He is also the curator of the Hiroshima Library, a collection of books on the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, currently installed in the Japanese American National Museum in LA. The Poet Dot Devota is the author of The Division…

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Zyzzyva celebrates their BAY AREA Issue !

January 14 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Moderated by Oscar Villalon with Meg Hurtado Bloom, Rita Bullwinkel, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Chia-Chia Lin, Kevin Simmonds, and Paul Wilner ZYZZYVA's latest volume—the Bay Area Issue—features new writing and poetry from the East Bay to San Francisco, from the North Bay to the Peninsula. Join them for a lively reading featuring six of the contributors to Issue No. 117: Meg Hurtado Bloom, Rita Bullwinkel, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Chia-Chia Lin, Kevin Simmonds, and Paul Wilner. Emceed by ZYZZYVA Managing Editor Oscar…

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Retablos-Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border Octavio Solis

January 15 @ 6:30 pm
Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Brazos Bookstore and the Alley Theatre present Octavio Solis reading from and discussing Retablos! Brazos is located at 2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005. For more info call 713-523-0701 or email Traci Thiebaud  at traci@brazosbookstore.com

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Mapping the Bay: with Kim Shuck and friends

January 15 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Mapping the Bay: with Kim Shuck and friends poetry and discussion exploring the pathways, language takes through land, water, and air. Poetry is all around us. Hidden in the trauma and joys of a life lived in full witness of the events of the last few centuries on a peninsula haunted by languages lost but reclaimed, hidden, yet in plain sight. Local poets read from new and old works. What does it mean to stand as witness to lost histories?…

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TWW Workshop

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 18, 2020

Keynote Used Records & Books, 2660 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 United States
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An open workshop for writers of any genre, meets every other Tuesday but check this calendar for exact dates or our Facebook page.

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Gibby Haynes

January 21 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Gibby Haynes reading from his new novel Me and Mr. Cigar published by Soho Press From the wild and wonderful mind of Gibby Haynes—world famous Butthole Surfers front man/lyricist and self-proclaimed eternal Texan adolescent—comes the surreal tale of seventeen-year-old Oscar Lester and his trusted dog, Mr. Cigar. Oscar and his dog have made a pretty good life for themselves, despite the fact that Oscar's family has all but vanished—his father is dead; his mother has a new boyfriend. His older…

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David Talbot

January 22 @ 7:00 pm
City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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David Talbot discussing his new book Between Heaven and Hell: The Story of My Stroke from Chronicle Prizm Acclaimed writer, bestselling author, and founder of Salon magazine, David Talbot has brought us masterful and explosive headline-breaking stories for over 25 years with books like the New York Times bestsellers Brothers, The Devil's Chessboard, and nationally recognized Season of the Witch. Now for the first time, journalist and historian David Talbot turns inward in this intimate journey through the life-changing year…

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