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May 2017

Sarah Gailey

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Sarah Gailey's wildfire debut River of Teeth is a rollicking alternate history adventure that Charlie Jane Anders calls "preposterously fun."

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Jennifer Finney Boylan

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness
San Francisco , CA 94107 United States
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Nationally recognized civil rights advocate and New York Times-bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan discusses her new work of fiction, Long Black Veil.

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MARY: A Journal of New Writing Print Issue Release Party

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St #170
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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A release party for the latest print edition of MARY Journal!

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At The Inkwell Reading Series

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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At The Inkwell returns with its usual variety of tender mayhem.

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Flash Fiction Forum Reading

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
364 S. Market St., 364 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Flash Fiction Forum Reading Series event.

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Flash Fiction Forum Reading

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
364 S. Market St., 364 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Flash Fiction Forum reading.

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Megan Miranda

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Book Passage Marin, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925 United States
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Megan Miranda presents her new book, The Perfect Stranger.

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Mike Marinacci Reads

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Florey’s Book Co., 2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044 United States
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Mike Marinacci will read and sign his new book, California Jesus, at Florey's Books, Pacifica.

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Revolutionary Poets Against Fascism

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Notable poets and musicians will come together in this, the second in a series of events to express our shared solidarity as we declare "All are welcome here!"

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Norman Zelaya

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Galería de la Raza, 2857 24th Street
San Francisco , CA 94110 United States
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A celebration for the book launch of Orlando & Other Stories, a collection of poetry by Norman Zelaya published by Pochino Press.

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Oakland Book Festival 2017

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaze
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The Oakland Book Festival hosts over 100 novelists, poets, historians, philosophers, journalists, editors, and activists at City Hall, engaging event goers in panels, interviews, and open debate. This year’s Festival will feature Angela Davis, Judith Butler, Danielle Allen, Jeff Chang, Arlie Hochschild, Sheryl Oring, Mistah F.A.B, Wendy Brown, Ishmael Reed, Laura Albert and Anthony Marra (among many others).

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Poets @ Play

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Edwin Markham House in History Park, 1650 Senter Road
San Jose, 95112 United States
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Free parking in the Staff/Volunteer lot on Phelan Avenue. Please enter History Park from the Phelan Avenue side. Questions? Call 408-368-0353 RSVP recommended but not required: poetsatplay@pcsj.org With this month's leader Pushpa MacFarlane.

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Sydney Clemens

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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A Q&A period and an open mic will follow Sydney's reading.

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Alan Fleishman

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Belmont Library, 1110 Alamade de las Pulgas
Belmont, CA 94002 United States
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Alan Fleisman shares his new work of historical fiction, Odyssey of Chaos: And Other Stories.

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Poetry Reading: Kassidat

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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An afternoon of Bay Area poetry, hosted by Bloodflower.

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Cole Swensen

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Nightboat books presents legendary poet Cole Swensen reading from her new book "Walking On." Additional readers include Susan Gevirtz and more TBA.

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Amber Flame w/ Arisa White

May 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith is excited to host Amber Flame for the San Francisco launch of her debut poetry collection, Ordinary Cruelty! With Amber will be the poet Arisa White—please join us!

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Peter Cole w/ Matthew Zapruder

May 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Peter Cole discusses his new collection Hymns & Qualms with fellow poet Matthew Zapruder.

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Clark Coolidge

May 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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Moe's welcomes poet, musician and old friend Clark Coolidge in celebration of two new releases.

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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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