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May 2017

Smut: An Unseemly Story (The Greening of Mrs. Donaldson)

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - June 11 @ 11:30 pm
Z Space, 450 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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One of England’s finest and most loved writers, Alan Bennett, explores the uncomfortable and tragicomic gap between people’s public appearance and their private desires in this tender and surprising story.

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China Miéville

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Discussing the subject of his new book: October: The Story of the Russian Revolution.

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Madison Smartt Bell

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DIESEL, A Bookstore, 5433 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618 United States
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DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Madison Smartt Bell to the store to discuss and sign his novel, Behind the Moon.

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6 Years in Gay Conversion Therapy

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro Street
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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Peter Gajdics is the author of The Inheritance of Shame, just published by Brown Paper Press, which tells the harrowingly true story of his six years in Gay conversion therapy.

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Jeffrey Gettleman

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Berkeley, 1491 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley , CA 94710 United States
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Jeffrey Gettleman will discuss his memoir about finding love and finding a calling in one of the most violent and yet most beautiful places in the world.

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Mary Gordon

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Mary Gordon reads from her new novel, There Your Heart Lies.

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Mat Callahan

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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The Explosion of Deferred Dreams: Musical Renaissance and Social Revolution in San Francisco, 1965-1975 offers a critical re-examination of the interwoven political and musical happenings in San Francisco in the Sixties.

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Whistlestop Writers Open Mic

May 24 @ 6:45 am - 8:45 pm
Swirl on the Square, 21 S Livermore Ave
Livermore, CA 94550 United States
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Another Whistlestop Writers Open Mic at Swirl on the Square is rolling into town. The event, which is open to writers of all genres (and lit lovers), occurs on Wednesday, May 24th at 6:45 p.m. Come join us!

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Magazine Launch Party: Forum (CCSF)

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Forum Magazine is a student-produced publication of the City College of San Francisco.

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David Brazil w/ Julien Poirier

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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David Brazil celebrates the release of Holy Ghost.

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Perfectly Queer-East Bay: Sea Change Story Hour

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Readings + music!

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Claire Dederer w/ Peggy Orenstein

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Join us as we welcome Claire Dederer to celebrate Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning. She'll be reading and in conversation with Peggy Orenstein!

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InsideStorytime DEFIANCE

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ale Industries, 3096 E 10th Street
Oakland, CA 94601 United States
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Michele Aharaonian Marcon, Brynn Saito, and Vernon Keeve III, and others reading.

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Joel Selvin + John Hell

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Folio Books, 3957 24th St
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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An in-depth Q & A about one of rock music’s most notorious moments.

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$15 - $40

Jeffrey Tambor

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA United States
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Booksmith Presents: Jeffrey Tambor (at the Roxie).

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6 Years in Gay Conversion Therapy

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Laurel Book Store, 1423 Broadway
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Free admission and free refreshments. A book signing follows the discussion.

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Alan Lessik

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness
San Francisco , CA 94107 United States
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Alan Lessik shares his debut work of fiction, The Troubleseekers.

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Ada Calhoun + T.J. Stiles

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Ada Calhoun and T.J. Stiles in conversation about Calhoun's essay collection, Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give.

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Dan Bellm + Ann Pellertier

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Poetry Flash presents Dan Bellm and Ann Pellertier.

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Kerry Egan: On Living

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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Kerry Egan discusses her new book, On Living with Victoria Sweet.

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Maggie Scott: Still Here

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Maggie Scott in discussion of her book Still Here.

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Uptown Fridays: MG Roberts + Melissa Eleftherion

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nomadic Press: Uptown, 2301 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Uptown Fridays reading featuring MG Roberts and Melissa Eleftherion, with music guest Heather Jovanelli.

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Kevin Killian Book Release

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Kevin Killian book release with Andrew Durbin

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STANZA: summer throwback fundraiser party

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Temescal Brewery, 4115 Telegraph
Oakland, CA 94609 United States
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It's a literary party-slash-fundraiser for STANZA--hosted by the delectable Temescal Brewery in Oakland.

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Bikes to Books Springtime Ride

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jack London Street, Jack London Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
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Combining San Francisco history, art, literature, cycling, and urban exploration.

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