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Friday, November 21, 7:30PM

Carl Adamshick and Emily Kendal Frey

All-poetry bookstore Open Books's final reading of 2014 features Portland poets Adamshick (Saint Friend), co-founder of Tavern Books, and Frey (Sorrow Arrow), past winner of the Norma Farber First Book Award.

Saturday, November 22, 4:00PM

David Meltzer Fundraiser

Poets including Jack Hirschman, Joyce Jenkins and Owen Hill read poems and Zan Stewart plays saxophone for this fundraiser for San Francisco Renaissance poet David Meltzer's medical expenses.

Sunday, November 23, 2:00PM

HYBRID: Transported by Word and Image

Kim Blaeser, Matt Rogge, Angie Trudell Vasquez and other poets read to celebrate "HYBRID," an installation of poetry and photography displayed in hybrid taxis in Madison and Milwaukee curated by Sara...

Monday, November 24, 7:00PM

r. erica doyle and Angela Jackson

Norma Farber First Book Award winner doyle (proxyand National Book Award nominated poet Jackson (And All These Roads Be Luminousread new work and talk with Charif Shanahan for "The New Salon," a series...

Tuesday, November 25, 8:00PM

Tanya Larkin and Jamaal May

MacDowell fellow Larkin (My Scarlet Ways) and Beatrice Hawley award winner May (Hum) read for The Blacksmith House Poetry series, founded in 1973 by Gail Mazur and now curated by Andrea Cohen.

Wednesday, November 26, 7:00PM

Sock Puppet Slam

The Wednesday night Berkeley Slam features a special sock puppet slam, as well as comedy by Caitlin Gill and music from Emily Yates, for a special Thanksgiving eve edition.

Friday, November 28, 7:00PM

Sophie Seita and Jenny Zhang

Poet and filmmaker Seita (Fantasias in Counting) and poet and Rookie writer Zhang (Dear Jenny, We Are All Find) read for this long-running series founded by Dorothea Lasky.

Saturday, November 29, 7:00PM

Sarah Kobrinsky and Renee Swindle

Hollie Hardy and Tomas Muniz host the "Saturday Night Special" open mic, this month featuring Emeryville, CA poet laurate Kobrinsky and novelist Swindle.

Sunday, November 30, 1:30PM

Cherrie Amour

Baltimore-based poet Amour returns to Detroit to read from her first poetry collection, Free to Be Me.

Monday, December 1, 8:00PM

Penny Arcade

Arcade—a poet, performance artist, and co-director of The Lower East Side Biography Project—presents a talk on memory, censorship and Jack Smith at the Poetry Project.

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