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Thursday, April 24

2014 Poems Under The Dome | SF City Hall
Thursday, April 24 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall
2014 Poems Under The Dome | SF City Hall

The 9th Annual Poems Under the Dome invites you to celebrate National Poetry Month at San Francisco’s largest open mic poetry event inside City Hall from 5:30-8 pm on Thursday, April 24, 2014.
San Francisco’s Poet Laureate, Alejandro Murguía, will read the first poem, then local poets will …

Friday, April 25

The Escapist Comics Anniversary: Free Food & Music | Berkeley
Friday, April 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Escapist Comic Bookstore
The Escapist Comics Anniversary: Free Food & Music | Berkeley

Escapist Comics turns three years old and you’re invited to their anniversary party at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 25, 2014.
The store hours officially end at 7 pm on Friday, but the doors will stay open. They will have refreshments and music provided by Jessica Schneider and …

Wednesday, April 30

NPR’s “Best Book of the Year” Bookstore Author Talk | SF Main Library
Wednesday, April 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
NPR's

Join up for an author talk from Robin Sloan, whose book is a winner of the Alex Award, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, and named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, Los Angeles Times, and San …

Tuesday, May 6

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, May 6 – 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, May 10

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 10 – 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, May 10 – 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, May 19

The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF
Monday, May 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 when you mention FuncheapSF at the door. Otherwise it's $10.
| 998 Valencia
The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF

The Lit Slam is a monthly, live performance-based poetry anthology that tries to find find the best art at the intersection of page and stage, mixing local and national touring poets. Every third Monday, editors are chosen at random from the audience before each show, and those editors decide which ...

Saturday, June 14

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, June 14 – 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, June 14 – 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, June 16

The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF
Monday, June 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 when you mention FuncheapSF at the door. Otherwise it's $10.
| 998 Valencia
The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF

The Lit Slam is a monthly, live performance-based poetry anthology that tries to find find the best art at the intersection of page and stage, mixing local and national touring poets. Every third Monday, editors are chosen at random from the audience before each show, and those editors decide which ...

Tuesday, July 8

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, July 8 – 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, July 12

Beast Crawl 2014: Huge East Bay Literature Pub Crawl | Oakland
Saturday, July 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Beer Garden
Beast Crawl 2014: Huge East Bay Literature Pub Crawl | Oakland

Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl will hold its annual free literary festival featuring more than 140 writers in a single night, spread out over three hours on July 12, 2014.
Local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts will host dozens of events, including The Uptown, Telegraph Beer …

Tuesday, August 12

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, August 12 – 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, 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...