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BAY AREA POETS COALITION (est. 1974)


Presents an OPEN POETRY READING

SATURDAY  March 4, 2017  3:00 - 5:00 PM
And every 1st Saturday of the month (typically)

At STRAWBERRY CREEK LODGE
1320 Addison St., Berkeley (Addison is one block south of and parallel to University Ave.)
between Acton & Bonar St. (Park on the street, NOT in the S.C.L. parking lot)

Open Reading held in the 4TH FLOOR MOVIE ROOM.

ALL AGES WELCOME to come and enjoy a friendly and informal read-around --
3-5 minutes per poet/reader, or "just listening" is fine too :-)

After the reading, join us for dinner if you'd like at BANGKOK THAI CUISINE, 1459 University Ave. (just a couple blocks walk from the Lodge): http://www.bangkokthaicuisine.com/

Note: BAPC Board of Directors Business Meeting will precede the Open Reading, from 2:00-3:00 PM.

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BAPC Members:  Feel free to email ideas/suggestions/comments/questions, etc. to be included in the Board meeting agenda.

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~~~ In Memoriam ~~~

LARRY CHRISPYN, age 69, died unexpectedly of natural causes at his home in El SobranteCA on February 19th. He was to be the featured poet at Poetry Express on Monday, April 24, 2017. Instead we will honor Larry in a “Remembering Larry Chrispyn” Tribute. Read a poem, say farewell, share a memory, give a final salute to the Poet. Location: Himalayan Flavors Restaurant, 1585 University Ave. (at California St.)Berkeley


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The 2017 DANCING POETRY FESTIVAL CONTEST (24th Annual) is open for entries until 4/15/17.
Please see website at http://www.dancingpoetry.com/dpfpoetrycontestrules.html for contest details.

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Wednesday, March 11:15-4:00 PM:  ELDER VOICES PERFORMANCE & OPEN MIC SERIES (this series happens every 1st Wednesday of the month) at NORTH BERKELEY SENIOR CENTER, Multi-purpose Room, 1901 Hearst Ave.Berkeley. OPEN MIC in your own style and form: music, prose, poetry, dance, politics, comedy, memoirs, slice of life comments and anything else we can think up or conjure up, scripted or spontaneous. Program may be filmed/archived. Contact SANDRA GEY, Coordinator: (510) 524-4080 for more info.

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Wednesday, March 1, 7:00-9:00 PM:  ALAMEDA ISLAND POETS (every 1st Wednesday of the month) at FRANK BETTE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 1601 Paru St.Alameda. To honor International Women's Month and Native American Poets, as a tribute to Standing Rock, 3/1 features LINDA NOEL & MURIEL ANTOINE. A break with light refreshments follows, then an OPEN MIC. All are welcome. Hosted by NANETTE DEETZ. For more info, contact: CATHY DANA (AIP Pres.) cathydana@gmail.com / NANETTE DEETZ (AIP Vice-Pres.) nanettedeetz@comcast.net / VINCE STORTI (AIP Board Member) vostorti@gmail.com / Website: http://www.alamedaislandpoets.org/ / https://www.facebook.com/events/1415272511878402/

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Every Wednesday, 7:00 PM sign-up:  OPEN MIC & FEATURE POETS at SACRED GROUNDS CAFE, 2095 Hayes at Cole, San Francisco: (415) 387-3859. Hosted by: DAN BRADY email: creative1@creativeideasforyou.com  / https://www.facebook.com/groups/203539673028715/ 
You can also view in for the live streaming: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sacred-Grounds-cafĂ©
Also, Dan has an ongoing invitation for GUEST CO-HOSTS who’ll assist as they wish or can. Contact him if interested.

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Saturday, March 4, 7:00-9:30 PM:  POETRY at LA PROMENADE CAFE, 3643 Balboa St. at 38th Ave.San Francisco(Richmond district, across from The Balboa Theatre). 3/4 Features: RICHARD & NATICA ANGILLY, followed by an OPEN MIC. For further info, contact STEPHANIE MANNING: (510) 295-8498. Website: http://www.lapromenadecafe.com/events.html

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SundayMarch 52:00-4:00 PM:  First Sunday Poetry Series at ROSANNA’S EUROPEAN DELIGHTS, 305 First St.,Benicia. Hosted by JOHANNA ELY, Benicia Poet Laureate. 3/5 Featured Poet: NORIS BINET. An OPEN MIC follows with 3 minutes per poet. Everyone is welcome!  jelyabc13@yahoo.com

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Sunday, March 52:00-4:00 PM:  POETRY AT RAVENSWOOD, 2657 Arroyo Rd.Livermore.
3/5 Featured poet: D.A. POWELL. This will be the final Ravenswood event to be officially hosted by KEVIN GUNN who has served as Livermore’s Poet Laureate from 2013 to 2017 (His term completes June 2017). Followed by a short break, then an OPEN MIC around 3 p.m. Admission: $5. Light refreshments served. For more info, contact Kevin Gunn: livermorepoetry@gmail.com

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SundayMarch 54:00-6:00 PM:  A Poetry Evening with DINA ELENBOGEN, reading from her manuscript Most of What is Beautiful. At KEHILLA COMMUNITY SYNAGOGUE, The Fireside Room, 1300 Grand Ave.Piedmont, $10 suggested donation, no one turned away. Light refreshments will be served.

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Sunday, March 5, 5:00-7:00 PM: POETRY OPEN MIC (every 1st Sunday of the Month) at KAWIKA'S OCEAN BEACH DELI, 734 La Playa St.San Francisco(415) 221-2031 / http://www.oceanbeachdeli.com/events.php

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Every Monday7:00-9:00 PM:  POETRY EXPRESS at HIMALAYAN FLAVORS RESTAURANT, 1585 University Ave.(at California St.)Berkeley. February features: 3/6: ROSE BLACK; 3/13: G. MACIAS GUSMAN; 3/20: LEILA RAE; 3/27: All Poets published in January 2017 PoetryExpressed.com Magazine are invited to read as co-features. Hosts: BRUCE BAGNELL, JIM BARNARD, JAN DEDERICK, JEANNETTE DESBOINE (J.D.). email:poetryexpress@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/poetryexpressberkeley/

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Monday, March 6:  Open Mic sign-up 5:45 PM, Reading begins at 6:15 PM: RIVERTOWN POETS meets monthly at the AQUS CAFE, 189 H St.Petaluma. 3/6 Features: NINA LINDSAY & ROSA LANE -- followed by OPEN MIC. Open mic readers have up to three minutes to read or recite. Hosted by: SANDRA ANFANG. email: wrdpntr51@gmail.com /https://www.facebook.com/RivertownPoetsAMuseingMondays

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Tuesday, March 7, 6:30-9:00 PM:  PANDEMONIUM PRESS Presents these featured writers with new and forthcoming books and work: LENORE WEISS, JON SINDELL, MK CHAVEZ, and TONY PRESS. An OPEN MIC follows the featured readers. Everyone Welcome. At SPICE MONKEY, 1628 Webster St. (at 17th St.), Oakland. Hosted by LEILA RAE. Admission FREE. Come early or stay late for food/drink at Spice Monkey. This series in ongoing on the 1st Tuesday of every month. pandemoniumpress@gmail.com / https://www.facebook.com/events/601828930010982/

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Wednesday, March 8, 7:00 PM:  NOT YET DEAD POETS SOCIETY, meeting every 2nd Wednesday of the month, invites you to an unforgettable evening of poetry at THE MAIN GALLERY, 1018 Main St.Redwood City, near the NW corner of Middlefield & Main. 3/8 Features: LISA RIZZO & PETER CARROLL with OPEN MIC to follow. A donation to The Gallery would be appreciated. For more info, contact PATRICK DALY: dalymuse@sonic.net

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Thursday, March 9, 6:30-7:50 PM:  POETRY PROGRAM on 2nd Thursdays at the CLAREMONT BRANCH of the BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 2940 Benvenue Ave., Berkeley(510) 981-6280. Bring in a favorite poem to share and if you write poetry, bring one of your own too. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library. 

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Thursday, March 9, 7:00-9:00 PM:  The ALAMEDA ISLAND POETS FREE "POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP" at the FRANK BETTE CENTER FOR THE ARTS,1601 Paru St. (at Lincoln), on the second Thursday each month. (Please enter through the side door on Lincoln.) EMMANUEL WILLIAMS, this month’s presenter, will do some warm-up theater games, then provide a choice of 3 different writing activities. There will be time for optional sharing after the writing. Light refreshments. Workshop coordinators are MARILYN FLOWER & MARY LOUGHRAN. Any member may present an evening. Sign up to lead at some future date. Contact info at (510) 522-0511 / http://www.frankbettecenter.org/alameda-poetry-writers-workshop.html

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Friday, March 10, 7:00-9:00 PM: DOROTHY GILBERT & LENORE WEISS will read their poetry at NEFELI CAFFE, 1854 Euclid Ave., a little north of Hearst, in Berkeley, as part of the LAST WORD READING SERIES (happening every 2nd Friday of the month). This month also marks the 10TH ANNIVERSARY of the series at Nefeli – there will be cake! Cafe phone is (510) 841-6374. There is also an open reading.  Admission is free, but a one-drink or one-plate minimum is suggested. DALE JENSEN, RALPH DRANOW, JOHN ROWE, GRACE GRAFTON are co-hosts. rowepoet@yahoo.com

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Saturday, March 115:00-7:00 PM:  RANDOM ACTS Open Mic at READERS’ BOOKS, 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma, CA - Tel: (707) 939-1779 (Come a little early to Sign Up.)

Random Acts at Sonoma’s Readers’ Books on 2nd Saturdays was created in order to pay for the expense of creating an outdoor “reading patio” at the rear of the bookstore. This open microphone continues to slowly reduce the “Readers’ Patio” bill month by month as well as adding a place at which local writers can voice four and a half minutes’ worth of work to an enthused audience.

For the cost of five dollars, a writer or musician is able to listen to the best which her/his contemporaries can deliver as well as being able to deliver to that audience her/his own material.

Random Acts saves a bookstore, creates a lit-space, and warms an audience. For further info, contact: Catherine Sevenau:  RandomActs.Sonoma@gmail.com

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Saturday, March 11, 7:00-9:00 PM:  POETRY, PROSE & MORE Series (2nd Saturdays) at FRANK BETTE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 1601 Paru St., Alameda. 3/11 Features: DALE JENSEN, BEN SLOMOFF, ROBERT COATS and JOHN HART followed by OPEN MIC. Hosted by JEANNE LUPTON & DEBORAH MEDVICK. Donations welcome. For more info, email: jeany98@aol.com / website: http://www.frankbettecenter.org/poetry-at-the-bette.html

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Sunday, March 123:00-5:00 PM:  VALONA DELI 2ND SUNDAY POETRY SERIES, 1323 Pomona St., Crockett, CA. 3/12 Features: JOSH FERNANDEZ AND JUNE SYLVESTER SARACENO  with OPEN MIC following after break. Hosted by CONNIE POST. Stay after the reading for live music with the TERRY HENRY JAZZ TRIO. Email for info: connie@poetrypost.com / website: http://poetrypost.com/valona-deli-events/

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Friday, March 17, 7:00-9:00 PM:  POETRY READINGS every 3rd Friday of the month at EXPRESSIONS GALLERY,2035 Ashby Ave.Berkeley (1/4 block from Ashby BART). 3/17 Features: TBA followed by an OPEN MIC.http://www.expressionsgallery.org

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Monday, March 20, 6:00-9:00 PM:  CLARION MUSIC CENTER is the home of SAN FRANCISCO POETRY OPEN MIKE PODCAST TV SHOW, produced by JOHN RHODES. The show is co-hosted by CLARA HSU since 2009. Each show has two featured poets – 3/20: TBA -- and the show is taped the 3rd Monday of each month to be aired on Channel 29.

SPECIAL EDITION with STEPHEN KOPEL & JOAN GELFAND: Stephen & Joan discover and feature many known and hidden talents in the Bay Area. Their segments are presented on youtube.

Bring a poem and join our OPEN MIKE. It will also be seen on youtube.


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Tuesday, March 21, 6:30-9:00 PM:  (3rd Tuesday each month) COASTSIDE POETRY READING AND OPEN MIC NIGHT at CAFE SOCIETY in HALF MOON BAY. Doors open at 6:30 PM, with featured readers starting at 7 PM. 3/21 Features: TBA. Cafe Society, 522 Main St.Half Moon Bay. For more info, contact: RYAN WARREN r_p_warren@yahoo.com / https://www.facebook.com/coastsidepoetry

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Saturday, March 25, 2:00 PM: THE INA COOLBRITH CIRCLE (meets monthly, Saturdays, September through May) at Lafayette / Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Dr.Lafayette. Featured reading/program followed by OPEN MIC for ICC members and guests, then refreshments and social. www.coolpoetry.org

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Saturday, March 253:00-5:00 PM: Join us the 4th Saturday of the Month for LA PALABRA MUSICAL / THE MUSIC OF THE WORD (still in English, Spanish, Spanglish y Lo Que Sea) and always the Word Party to remember! No Cover. Hosted by Avotcja (Donations accepted & don’t forget to bring your Congas, Guiros, Maracas, Panderetas etc.) 3/25 Features: CATHY ARRELLANO, SANDRA GARCIA RIVERA, CHOKWADI & KIM SHUCK. At CESAR E. CHAVEZ BRANCH, Suite 271, OAKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, 3301 East 12th St. @ 33rd Ave. (1/2 block North of Fruitvale BART & 1 block South of International) (510) 535-5620. http://oaklandlibrary.org/events/cesar-e-chavez-branch/la-p alabra-musical-music-word or  www.Avotcja.org

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Saturday, March 25, 7:30-9:30 PM: The POETRY SERIES (last Saturday of the month, typically) at FLOREY'S BOOK COMPANY, 2120 Palmetto Ave., Pacifica. 3/25 features poets DEBORAH FRUCHEY & CORDELIA LEONCIO. Followed by a break with refreshments, then OPEN MIC. Series coordinated and hosted by SHERRI ROSE-WALKER:sherrirose-walker@hotmail.com

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Monday, March 27, Doors open 7 PM; show begins at 7:30 PM:  BAY AREA GENERATIONS presents an intergenerational literary series featuring readers of different generations performing their work in tandem. Announcing New Rolling Submissions Guidelines: Bay Area Generations now accepts submissions at any time for possible inclusion in the next month's show. For the upcoming show, all submissions received no later than March 1st will be considered for Edition #43 on 3/27 at HOTEL REX in San Francisco. Submissions received after 3/1, will be considered for the April show at THE BELLEVUE CLUB in Oakland. Please note that returning performers are welcome. Submit as often as you like: https://bayareagenerations.com/how-to-submit/guidelines/

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SAN FRANCISCO PEACE AND HOPE is an online publication, along with an award-winning inaugural book in 2015, that promotes peace through poetry, writing and visual art. SFP&H #5 is now live online (as of September 2016). http://www.sfpeaceandhope.com/

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CALIFORNIA POETS website http://californiapoets.net (launched January 2015 by JANNIE DRESSER). Contact & Guidelines for Submissions: http://californiapoets.net/contact__guidelines_for_submission

Jannie also offers Bay Area salons/classes/workshops.

For more info, email: janniedres@att.net

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Links to Bay Area calendars of poetry/literary events:

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NEW BOOKS by BAPC MEMBERS
(announcements posted for 3 consecutive months; 1 listing per member per year):

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Raised in the Shadow of the Bomb by D. LEAH STEINBERG is available at Pegasus Bookstores in downtownBerkeley and Oakland and at Sleepy Cat Books in Orinda. Also check out her webpage for more info about the book and to order online: http://www.raisedintheshadowofthebomb.com

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[ Members, email your book info to poetalk@aol.com ]


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SOME INTERNET RADIO PROGRAMS FOR POETS AND WRITERS:


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JOHN ROWE, President

BAPC
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Berkeley, CA  94707-2209

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BAPC Board of Directors 2016-2017
President: John Rowe
Vice-President: Wulf Losee
Treasurer: Jan Dederick
Secretary: Elana Levy
Board Member At Large: David Erdreich

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