The Allen Ginsberg Festival in S.F.

The Allen Ginsberg Festival in S.F.

The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s hosting of “Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg” overlaps with City Lights’ celebration of its 60th year this week with…

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Patti Smith

Patti Smith

Bay Area Book Festival in conjunction with City Lights Booksellers present Extraordinary Dreamer: Patti Smith on “Year of the Monkey” Patti Smith in an intimate…

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Punk The Muse LitSeen

The Storming Bohemian Punks The Muse Covid 19 Edition #11 – “Missives of Love”

I don’t believe in monsters. We are all human and empathy and compassion are important human values. We are kindred. I agree with and am…

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Readings at City Lights Bookstore: Emerson Whitney

Readings at City Lights Bookstore: Emerson Whitney

This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other…

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Heaven by Emerson Whitney

Release of Emerson Whitney’s HEAVEN, with Melissa Febos

1Emerson Whitney will be reading from Heaven, followed by a conversation with Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart. Join the conversation and help us celebrate this beautiful…

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Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman: A celebration on his 95th birthday—poetry and jazz

Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman: A celebration on his 95th birthday—poetry and jazz

In celebration of the recent publication of the Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman, edited by Neeli Cherkovski, Raymond Foye, and Tate Swindell, by City Lights…

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front cover for Underground Living

Re/Search Celebrates The Release Of Issue 19: Underground Living

Re/Search celebrates the release of Issue 19: UNDERGROUND LIVING with V. Vale and Rudy Rucker. V. Vale has traversed the major global underground movements of…

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A William S Burroughs Birthday Celebration

A William S Burroughs Birthday Celebration

with Steven Taylor, Peter Hale, Peter Carlaftes, and V Vale celebrating the release of Don’t Hide the Madness: William S. Burroughs in Conversation with Allen Ginsberg Edited…

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Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman's World by Tosh Berman

Tosh: Growing Up in Wallace Berman’s World by Tosh Berman

We are looking forward to celebrating TOSH, published by City Lights! Tosh Berman will be in conversation with Natalia Mount, Executive Director, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland…

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