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April Martin Chartrand, Author/Illustrator speaks about her new book: "ANGEL'S DESTINY: A Novel Story of Poems & Illustrations" reading Thursday, Oct. 21, 7-8:30 PM with Imani M. Harrington, at The Green Arcade, 1680 Market Street, S.F.(415) 431-6800. Visit http://www.youtube.com/user/AprilMartinChartrand Francine Cavanaugh, co-director, "ON COAL RIVER," 81 min, USA, at SF Doc Fest., Friday, October 22, 9:30 PM; Monday, October 25, 7:15 PM. With the recent April 2010 Massey Energy Company coal mine disaster in West Virginia, On Coal River could not be more relevant. When residents of the Coal River Valley begin noticing that a host of medical problems are linked to a Massey-owned coal-waste dumping ground that sits above the local elementary school…they join together in a David-and-Goliath struggle to draw national attention to the dangers they face on a daily basis. -Silverdocs. Visit oncoalriver.com Zack Rogow is the author, editor, or translator of eighteen books or plays. Currently he teaches in the MFA in Writing Program at the California College of the Arts and in the low-residency MFA at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. A staged reading of his new play based on the poetry and life of Nazim Hikmet, Turkey's greatest modern poet, entitled "Things I Didn't Know I Loved," is presented by Lunch Poems at UC Berkeley, Monday, October 25, 7:00 p.m. in the Maude Fife Room, 322 Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley. Free. Dir. Willem Alkema, 74 min, (Netherlands) at SF Doc Fest @ the Roxie in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 28, 9:30 PM, http://www.slystonedocumentary.com/ A filmic tribute to persistence, Dutch filmmaker Alkema spent years playing hide-and-seek with his elusive musical idol, Sly Stone. He found Stone in Southern CA recovering from a motorcycle accident . . . then five more years of emails, calls, and promises later, Stone finally agreed to sit down for his first filmed interview in over 20 years. Music this show, "Sly and the Family Stone: Family Affair."