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Justin Greenwood

Fri., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.
510-547-0905
The local comic illustrator of The Fuse will participate in a panel discussion with Nick Dragotta, Landry Walker, and Eric Jones.
Barnes & Noble 5604 Bay St., Emeryville (map)

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Writing and Publishing Panel

Sat., Aug. 2, 1-2:30 p.m.
510-482-7844
Panel of local writers including Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Cedric Brown, Ericka Lutz, and Renee Swindle explain the process of writing and publishing. free
Oakland Public Library, Dimond Branch 3565 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland (map)

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Derek McCulloch

Sat., Aug. 2, 3-5 p.m.
510-652-6642
Signs his new book, Displaced Persons. free
The Escapist Comic Bookstore 3090 Claremont Ave., Berkeley (map)

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Poetry Flash

Sun., Aug. 3, 3 p.m.
510-653-9965
Julia B. Levine and Alison Luterman read from their new books of poetry.
Diesel, A Bookstore 5433 College Ave., Oakland (map)

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Dancing in the Underworld: The Quest for Wholeness

Sun., Aug. 3, 4-6:30 p.m.
415-595-8822
Naomi Lombardi narrates her mother's journey through the psychiatric system of the 1960's.
Take 5 Cafe 3130 Sacramento St, Berkeley (map)

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Poetry Writing Workshop

Wed., Aug. 6, 6:30-8 p.m.
510-526-3720
Christina Hutchins, Albany poet and author of The Stranger Dissolves, facilitates this writing workshop.
Albany Library 1247 Marin Ave., Albany (map)

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Lucille Lang Day

Wed., Aug. 6, 7 p.m.
510-522-2226
The author will read from her works. The evening will be moderated by Nanette Bradley Deetz and open mic readings will follow the author's reading.
Books Inc. Alameda 1344 Park St., Alameda (map)

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Poetry Flash: Beverly Burch and Katherine Hastings

Thu., Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.
510-849-2087
Poetry reading of new work by Beverly Burch and Katherine Hastings. Free
Moe's Books 2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley (map)

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Last Word Reading Series

Fri., Aug. 8, 7 p.m.
510-841-6374
Readings by authors Ralph Dranow, Carla Kandinsky, and Cyrus Armajani. Free
Nefeli Caffe 1854 Euclid St., Berkeley (map)

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Ghost Month reading

Sun., Aug. 10, 3-4 p.m.
510-548-2350
Author Ed Lin reads from his latest novel, Ghost Month. Free
Eastwind Books of Berkeley 2066 University Ave., Berkeley (map)

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James Penner, "Timothy Leary: The Harvard Years"

Sun., Aug. 10, 3 p.m.
510-653-9965
Author James Penner reads and signs his book,the first collection of Leary’s writings devoted to the years he spent researching psychedelic drugs at Harvard University’s Psychology Department. Free
Diesel, A Bookstore 5433 College Ave., Oakland (map)

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Writers' Group

Sat., Aug. 9, 2-4 p.m. and Mon., Aug. 25, 6-7:30 p.m.
510-293-8685
Peer-supported writers' group facilitated by Bay Area writer Christine Baniewicz.
Hayward Public Library 835 C St., Hayward (map)

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Poetry Writing Workshop

Mon., Aug. 18, 6-7:30 p.m. and Mon., Sept. 15, 6-7:30 p.m.
510-597-5023
With Emeryville poet laureate Sara Kobrinksky.
Oakland Public Library, Golden Gate Branch 5606 San Pablo Ave., Oakland (map)

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Family Storytime

, Saturdays, 10:30-11 a.m.
510-238-7344
With stories, songs, rhymes, and play for all ages. free
Oakland Public Library, Lakeview Branch 550 El Embarcadero, Oakland (map)

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Toddler Storytime

, Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
510-238-3134
Stories, songs, and finger plays for children under 3 years old. free
Oakland Public Library, Main Branch 125 14th St., Oakland (map)

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