November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Michael Eric DysonAuthor most recently of "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America," Michael Eric Dyson returns to the Bay Area for a conversation with Carvell Wallace as part of City Arts & Lectures' Cultural Studies series. Dyson is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and a contributing editor of both The […]
- Matthew McIntoshMatthew McIntosh reads from his second novel, "theMystery.doc" (Grove). The book follows a young writer and his wife in the decade post-9/11 as he sets out to find, in the follow-up to his first novel, a form that will express the world as it has become, and is becoming. A man wakes daily without any […]
- Daniel EllsbergFamously blowing the whistle on the Nixon administration by leaking the Pentagon Papers in 1971, Senior Fellow of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Daniel Ellsberg has been an activist for freedom of the press, whistleblowers' rights and government accountability in the years since. Presented by the Commonwealth Club, he discusses his new book "The Doomsday […]
- Fritjof CapraAuthor of the influential book "The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism," which has been published in 43 editions and 23 languages, physicist and systems theorist Fritjof Capra, Ph.D, discusses the nature of experience and the challenges of forming a science of experience. He is hosted by […]
- Karen and Jim ShepardKaren and Jim Shepard celebrate dual releases from Tin House: Karen's first collection of stories, "Kiss Me Someone," and Jim's collection of essays on movies and politics, "The Tunnel at the End of the Light." Karen is the author of four novels, including "An Empire of Women," and Jim is the author of seven novels […]
- Sam Sax and D. A. PowellSelected by Terrance Hayes as the winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series Competition, Sam Sax returns to the Bay Area to celebrate the publication of his debut collection, "Madness" (Penguin), with a reading at City Lights. He's joined by D. A. Powell ("Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys"). The vast range in tone […]
- Rita DoveEmeritus Poet Laureate of the U.S. and winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for "Thomas and Beulah," Rita Dove visits UC Berkeley to read as part of the acclaimed Lunch Poems series. Author most recently of "Collected Poems 1974-2004" (2016) and "Sonata Mulattica" (2009), Dove received the National Medal of Arts from President […]
- Rabih AlameddineAuthor of six books including the widely celebrated novel "Unnecessary Woman" (a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award), Rabih Alameddine visits the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library to read from his latest, "The Angel of History," which is set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a […]
- Charif Shanahan and Sam SaxIn this rare opportunity to see two brilliant young poets celebrating their debut collections, Stegner Fellow Charif Shanahan ("Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing," winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award), reads with Sam Sax ("Madness," winner of the National Poetry Series Competition).
- Javier ZamoraBay Area poet Javier Zamora launches his highly anticipated debut collection, "Unaccompanied" (Copper Canyon), with a reading at Book Passage Corte Madera. Having emigrated from El Salvador when he was nine, Zamora grew up in San Rafael and graduated from Cal, then NYU's MFA program. He is a 2016-2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.