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Friday, August 22

Father & Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World | Omnivore Books
Friday, August 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Father & Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World | Omnivore Books

Once a week in the Kurlansky home, Mark spins a globe and wherever his daughter’s finger lands becomes the theme of that Friday night’s dinner.
Their tradition of International Night has afforded Mark an opportunity to share with his daughter, Talia–and now the readers of International …

Sunday, August 24

Punk Cooking: Recipes Paired with Music | Omnivore Books
Sunday, August 24 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Punk Cooking: Recipes Paired with Music | Omnivore Books

Theresa Wahl, chef-owner of L.A.’s Auntie Em’s Kitchen, showcases her simple and beloved recipes for breakfast, brunch, and dessert in a cookbook that celebrates seasonal and local flavors.
Drawing inspiration from her past as a punk guitarist, Wahl pairs her recipes with a playlist, sharing her …

Tuesday, August 26

Happy Hour Stories | Berkeley
Tuesday, August 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pegasus Books (Solano)
Happy Hour Stories | Berkeley

Happy Hour Stories at Pegasus Books on Solano is story time – for adults. Every last Tuesday, starting at 7:30 pm, listen to a selection of short stories on a selected theme read aloud by Pegasus employees and friends, while enjoying a cool drink and ...

Wednesday, August 27

Jessica Battilana’s “Corn” Cookbook | Omnivore Books
Wednesday, August 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Omnivore Books on Food
Jessica Battilana's

Jessica Battilana writes about food and the people who make it.
A former cheesemonger, caterer and private chef (and East coast transplant), she now lives in San Francisco and spends her days chronicling chefs and restaurants, developing and testing recipes, co-writing cookbooks, and otherwise messing around …

Monday, September 8

The New Parkway’s Book Club | Oakland
Monday, September 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
The New Parkway's Book Club | Oakland

The New Parkway book club offers a laid back atmosphere aimed at reading and discussing your favorite books-turned-movies. It’s fun, it’s chill, it’s free and it meets on the second Monday of every month.

Tuesday, September 9

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, September 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

The RADAR Reading Series is a periodic series of independent and underground writers, emerging voices and bona fide superstars at the San Francisco Public Library. Local author Michelle Tea (Valencia, Sister Spit tour) hosts this showcase of underground heroes. Each RADAR Reading features four dynamic performers and is followed ...

Saturday, September 13

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, September 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, September 13 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

Monday, September 15

Poetry Workshop w/ Emeryville Poet Laureate | Oakland
Monday, September 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Branch (Oakland Library)
Poetry Workshop w/ Emeryville Poet Laureate | Oakland

Learn from a talented and inspiring writer at a Poetry Writing Workshop with Emeryville Poet Laureate Sarah Kobrinsky.
Sarah Kobrinsky helps participants discover their inner poet in a series of thought-provoking guided exercises.

The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF
Monday, September 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 when you mention FuncheapSF at the door. Otherwise it's $10.
| The Shelton Theatre
The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF

The Lit Slam is a monthly, live performance-based poetry anthology that tries to find the best art at the intersection of page and stage, mixing local and national touring poets. Every third Monday, it’s a poetry competition with a twist. Editors are chosen at random from the audience before ...

Tuesday, September 16

Poetic Tuesdays at Jessie Square | SoMa
Tuesday, September 16 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jessie Square
Poetic Tuesdays at Jessie Square | SoMa

Curated by Litquake’s Robin Ekiss, Poetic Tuesday features poets and original music in Jessie Square near the Contemporary Jewish Museum from 12:30-1:30 pm.
2014 Poetic Tuesdays Schedule

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Tuesday, September 30

Happy Hour Stories | Berkeley
Tuesday, September 30 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pegasus Books (Solano)
Happy Hour Stories | Berkeley

Happy Hour Stories at Pegasus Books on Solano is story time – for adults. Every last Tuesday, starting at 7:30 pm, listen to a selection of short stories on a selected theme read aloud by Pegasus employees and friends, while enjoying a cool drink and ...

Tuesday, October 7

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, October 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

The RADAR Reading Series is a periodic series of independent and underground writers, emerging voices and bona fide superstars at the San Francisco Public Library. Local author Michelle Tea (Valencia, Sister Spit tour) hosts this showcase of underground heroes. Each RADAR Reading features four dynamic performers and is followed ...

Saturday, October 11

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, October 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, October 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

Monday, October 13

The New Parkway’s Book Club | Oakland
Monday, October 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
The New Parkway's Book Club | Oakland

The New Parkway book club offers a laid back atmosphere aimed at reading and discussing your favorite books-turned-movies. It’s fun, it’s chill, it’s free and it meets on the second Monday of every month.

Monday, October 20

The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF
Monday, October 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 when you mention FuncheapSF at the door. Otherwise it's $10.
| The Shelton Theatre
The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF

The Lit Slam is a monthly, live performance-based poetry anthology that tries to find the best art at the intersection of page and stage, mixing local and national touring poets. Every third Monday, it’s a poetry competition with a twist. Editors are chosen at random from the audience before ...

Tuesday, November 4

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, November 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

The RADAR Reading Series is a periodic series of independent and underground writers, emerging voices and bona fide superstars at the San Francisco Public Library. Local author Michelle Tea (Valencia, Sister Spit tour) hosts this showcase of underground heroes. Each RADAR Reading features four dynamic performers and is followed ...

Tuesday, December 9

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, December 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

The RADAR Reading Series is a periodic series of independent and underground writers, emerging voices and bona fide superstars at the San Francisco Public Library. Local author Michelle Tea (Valencia, Sister Spit tour) hosts this showcase of underground heroes. Each RADAR Reading features four dynamic performers and is followed ...