Listen to past events

July 15, 2015: Joanne Kyger and Cedar Sigo

May 28, 2015: Milvia Street Night

May 18, 2015: Cuban writer Aida Bahr and translator Dick Cluster

May 15, 2015: Harvey L. Smith on Berkeley in the New Deal

April 28, 2015: Milvia Street, The Berkeley City College Literary Magazine

March 27, 2015: OmniDawn Night

March 11, 2015: Bill Berkson

June 9th, 2014: James Fearnley of the Pogues

October 24th: Rae Armantrout and Alli Warren

October 23rd: Joanne Kyger and John Brandi

October 22nd: Annie Finch and Brenda Hillman

October 2nd: The Collected Poems of Philip Lamantia

September 28th: Jonathan Lethem

September 20th: Omnidawn Night

August 26th: Michael Rothenberg, El Habib Louai and Youssef Alaoui-Fdili

July 28th: Gloria Frym

June 23rd: Don 'Ed' Hardy and Joel Selvin

June 18th: Michelle Tea

May 22nd: Susan Gevirtz and Benjamin Hollander

May 15th: Yannis Toussulis

May 1st: Judy Juanita and Ishmael Reed

April 24th, Philip Kerr

April 16th: Culture Ireland with Patrick Cotter and Matthew Sweeney

March 22nd: Omnidawn night

March 19th: Vincent Katz and Cedar Sigo

February 27th: Jerry Stahl, Rich Ferguson and Bill Moody

February 12th: Poets Douglas Blazek and Andrew Joron

January 30th, 2013: Poets Joesph Lease and David Lloyd

November 7th: Rachel Neumann, author of Not Quite Nirvana

October 28th: Cole Swensen, Steve Dickison and Lindsey Boldt

October 10th: Jacob Needleman

October 9th: Poets Hoa Nguyen and Gloria Frym

September 21st: Sylvie Simmons on Leonard Cohen

September 19th: Omnidawn Night with kathryn Pringle, Richard Meier, Norma Cole and Virginie Lalucq

September 18th: Al-Matanabbi Street Starts Here: poets and writers respond to the March 5, 2007, bombing of Baghdad's "Street of Booksellers"

September 12th: Kim Stanley Robinson, Tom Killion, Carter Scholz and Ken Knabb talk about Kenneth Rexroth

August 18th: A Malawi Anthology

July 18th: Jerry Mander

July 11th: Kaya Oakes and the Conspiracy of Beards

June 19th: Noel Anderson Black, Brian Lucas and Cralen Kelder

June 4th, 2012: Barry Gifford

April 30th, 2012: Chef Bryant Terry

April 19th, 2012: Poet Julian Talamantez Brolaski

January 25th, 2012: Michael Lerner

November 22nd, 2011: The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick

November 8th, 2011: The Cork Literary Review

November 7th, 2011: Tess Gallagher

October 26th, 2011: Garrett Caples and Micah Ballard

October 25th, 2011: Art scholar Kevin Power

October 18th, 2011: Poets Denise Leto and Amber DiPierta

September 27th, 2011: Rachel Saunders, author of the Blue Chair Jam Cookbook

September 24th, 2011: 100,000 Poets for Change

August 31st, 2011: Bill Berkson reads the poetry of Frank O'Hara and Edwin Denby

August 30th, 2011: Poets Tiff Dressen and Avery Burns

August 3rd, 2011: Steve Englehart (images only)

July 13, 2011: David Darlington reads and gives a wine tasting

July 12, 2011: Investigative journalist John Gibler

July 1, 2011: Jeff Fort talks about Franz Kafka

June 29, 2011: Poets David Meltzer and Julie Rogers

June 8, 2011: Bill Berkson and Clark Coolidge talk about Philip Guston

May 10, 2011: Artist Paul Madonna

May, 3, 2011: Milvia Street Literary Journal

April 27, 2011: Poet Paul Vangelisti

April 13, 2011: Civilization and Its Discontents with Sasha Lilley and David McNally

April 12, 2011: Poet Joseph Lease

March 30, 2011: Poets Ron Silliman and Steven Farmer

March 23, 2011: Patrick Dunagan and Julien Poirier

March 9, 2011: Poets David Gitin and George Mattingly

February 22, 2011: Cheetah Chrome, Bob Pfeifer and Mike Hudson

February 17, 2011: Trinh Minh-ha

January 26, 2011: David Lance Goines

December 8: Eric Drooker talks about animating Howl

December 7: Associate Editor Benjamin Griffin on Mark Twain

November 10: Rebecca Solnit, editor of Infinite City

November 9: Peter Conners, author of White Hand Society.

October 27: Left in the Dark - Portraits of San Francisco Movie Theatres

October 21: Rock critic Joel Selvin discusses his new book Smart Ass 

October 19: Omnidawn Press Night

October 18: Switchblade Press presents Hard-Boiled for Hard Times

October 11: Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Books Club, reads from her collection of short stories

October 5: Four poets from Ireland come visit and read from their work

September 19: Poets Susan Browne and Alison Luterman

September 11: Author William Gibson read from his new book Zero History 

August 20: Author Neal Pollack reads from his book Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude 

August 17: On the occassion of the publishing of the Atonalist, a number of writers and poets read their works in connection to it.

August 10: The Louisiana Bucket Brigade has a fundraiser with many local poets reading

August 3: Andrew Beahrs reads from his book, Twain's Feast: Searching for America's Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens




100,000 Poets for Change 9/24
Micah Ballard 10/26
Bill Berkman reads John O'Hara and Edwin Denby 8/31
Avery Burns 8/30
Garrett Caples 10/26
Amber diPierta 10/18
Tiff Dressen 8/30
Patrick Dunagan 3/23
Steven Farmer 3/30
David Gitin 3/9
Joseph Lease 4/12
Denise Leto 10/18
George Mattingly 3/9
David Meltzer 6/29
Julien Poirier 3/23
Julie Rogers 6/29
Ron Silliman 3/30
Paul Vangelisti 4/27

Novelists, Journalists, Artists, etc.

Bill Berkson and Clark Coolidge on Philip Guston 6/8
David Darlington gives a wine tasting 7/13
Jeff Fort on Franz Kafka 7/1
John Gibler on the Mexican Drug Wars 7/12
David Lance Goines 1/26
Trinh Min-ha 2/17
Paul Madonna 5/10
Art Scholar Kevin Power 10/25
Rachel Saunders of Blue Chair Jam

Panels, Music, etc.

Capital and Its Discontents with Sasha Lilley and David McNally 4/13
The Cleveland Confidential Tour, with Cheetah Chrome, Bob Pfeifer and Mike Hudson 2/22
Milvia Street Journal 5/3