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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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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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Peg Alford Pursell + Robert Thomas Reading

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mad Monk Center for Anachronistic Media, 2454 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Readings by local authors!

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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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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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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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An Evening of Political Writing from CWC Authors

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Laurel Book Store, 1423 Broadway
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Love politics? Hate politics? Come out and show your support!

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Saturday Night Special: An “invisible” Open Mic

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Nick’s Lounge, 3218 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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An open mic reading series exploring the theme of invisibility.

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Sunday of the Spirit: Bhagavad Gita Workshop w/ Navina Nirada Dad

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mad Monk Center for Anachronistic Media, 2454 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Free workshop!

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Folio Night, LIVE!: Open Mic Night

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Folio Books, 3957 24th St
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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Our third community open mic night with featured reader, Bay Area poet Tongo Eisen-Martin, and host Wayne Goodman.

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Alexandra Teague

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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Alexandra Teague reads from her new novel, The Principles Behind Flotation.

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Cornelia Nixon

May 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, 2904 College Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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Cornelia Nixon reads from her new novel, The Use of Fame.

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Martha Grover

May 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Selected by Maggie Nelson as a 2017 finalist for the Oregon Book Award in Creative Nonfiction.

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