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October 2019

Unholy Trinity: A Lovecraft Triptych

October 10 @ 8:00 pm - November 2 @ 10:00 pm
EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102
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$20 – $30

Thursday - Saturday @ 8PM, until November 2 Inspired by the supernatural fiction of HP Lovecraft, an early 20th century writer known for creating his own mythos, Unholy Trinity is San Francisco writer/director Stuart Bousel’s adaptation and staging of “The Dunwich Horror,” “Nyarlathotep,” and “The Dreams in the Witch House.” Celebrate the Halloween season with these unholy works of classic horror. Featuring Adrian Deane, Ellen Dunphy, Kyle Goldman, Tirumari Jothi, Brian Martin, Kyle McReddie, Sarah Negron, & Ron Talbot.  …

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Poetic Tuesdays with Litquake at Jessie Square

October 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Jessie Square, 736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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The monthly collaboration between Litquake: San Francisco’s Literary Festival and the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival features an array of Bay Area poets and musicians.

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Jeanette Winterson – Litquake 2019

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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$30

Jeanette Winterson - Litquake 2019 Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m., Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118 City Lights in conjunction with Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and Litquake present Jeanette Winterson in a special performance and booksigning celebrating the release of her new novel Frankissstein published by Grove Atlantic Press at Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118 Admission: $30.00 for ticket purchase visit: https://www.jccsf.org/ In…

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An Evening with Tommy Orange

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Knuth Hall, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco, California 94132
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Free

Join us for an incredible evening celebrating literature with the Pulitzer Prize finalist author of There, There. Tommy Orange is a graduate of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he now teaches. An enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, he was born and raised in Oakland, California. His first novel There There won the PEN/Hemingway Award, was 2019 Pulitzer Fiction finalist, was longlisted for a National Book Award, and was named…

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Hexing the Patriarchy with Ariel Gore

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join us for a magical evening with Ariel Gore, Michelle Gonzales (The Spitboy Rule), MK Chavez (Dear Animal), Dani Burlison (All of Me), Michelle Threadgould, and Four Elements Fitness (Oakland).

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TA-NEHISI COATES In Conversation with Chris Jackson

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$49

TA-NEHISI COATES In Conversation with Chris Jackson Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 7:30 pm Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater Series: Special Events  Buy Tickets | 415.392.4400 Note: Ta-Nehisi Coates will be appearing at the Sydney Goldstein Theater on both Monday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 15, at 7:30pm Each ticket includes a copy of Coates’ new novel, The Water Dancer In his debut novel, The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates tells the story of a young man born into slavery, who journeys from the plantation-dense South to the rebellious rumblings of…

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Dr. M Jackson: The Secret Lives of Glaciers

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Dr. M Jackson discusses her new book, The Secret Lives of Glaciers. Praise for The Secret Lives of Glaciers "This outrageous book, rich with revelation and stewardship, is, at its deepest level, an icy blue love story to make us reconsider what it means to be fully alive - and open to wonder - in our ever-changing world." Kim Heacox, Author, John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire "M Jackson brings a powerful combination of skills to bear in her ambitious task…

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LAUNCH for Rachel Swaby and Kit Fox / Mighty Moe: The True Story of a Thirteen-Year-Old Women’s Running Revolutionary

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith celebrates the launch of the new book by Rachel Swaby and Kit Fox, Mighty Moe: The True Story of a Thirteen-Year-Old Women's Running Revolutionary. please join us! “A story lost to history illuminates the unique way sports supports feminism . . . A story about what running really is: competing with other runners and not against them.” – Kirkus Reviews Fifty-two years ago, a girl known as Mighty Moe broke the women’s world marathon record at a small race in Toronto. This was an…

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LOGIC MAGAZINE: print/ops – Litquake 2019

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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LOGIC MAGAZINE: print/ops - Litquake 2019 Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco print/ops : a roundtable about technology with Jim Fingal and friends When developing software systems, engineers typically seek to automate repetitive tasks to reduce toil — defined as tasks that are manual, repetitive, tactical, devoid of enduring value, and that scale linearly as a system grows. That works great in the electronic world software systems — but how does this…

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Mesha Maren and M. Randal O’Wain

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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M. Randal O'Wain and Mesha Maren discuss their new works, Meander Belt: Family, Loss and Coming of Age in the Working Class South and Sugar Run. About Meander Belt In Meander Belt M. Randal O’Wain offers a reflection on how a working-class boy from Memphis, Tennessee, came to fall in love with language, reading, writing, and the larger world outside of the American South. This memoir examines what it means for the son of a carpenter to value mental rather than physical labor and what this does…

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Caleb Woods / Harnessing Darkness: Expressing Mental Illness Through Poetry

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Caleb Woods for his first book, Harnessing Darkness: Expressing Mental Illness Through Poetry. Please join us! Harnessing Darkness traces the struggle of living with mental illness. Through sections aptly titled Birth, Life, Death, and Rebirth, Caleb Woods gives readers the experience of what it's like to live in the mind of someone who struggles with a roller coaster of emotions on a daily basis. Caleb chooses to open the doors of his mind, allowing you to see not only the dark, but…

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ZADIE SMITH

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$29

ZADIE SMITH Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 7:30 pm Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater Series: "On Arts" Benefiting 826 Valencia Scholarship Program  Buy Tickets | Buy Series Tickets | 415.392.4400 Zadie Smith is known for her emotionally rich stories, superb dialogue, and unique perspective on contemporary culture. Smith wrote her widely acclaimed debut novel White Teeth during her final year at Cambridge before going on to cement her reputation as one of the most important voices of her generation with Swing Time, The Autograph Man, On Beauty, and NW. Grand Union, her debut short-story…

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Betabrand Podcast Theatre with Mary Ladd and Don Asmussen

October 17 @ 6:30 pm
Betabrand, 780 Valencia Street
San Francisco, 94110
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A Betabrand Podcast Theatre event featuring author Mary Ladd and illustrator Don Asmussen.

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In Common Writers Series: Caren Beilin, reading and in conversation with Amy Berkowitz

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco , CA 94132 United States
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In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund Free and open to the public Details soon

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The Velvet Underground Experience – Litquake 2019

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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The Velvet Underground Experience - Litquake 2019 Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco   Hat & Beard Press, the San Francisco Rock & Roll Book Club, and Litquake present an evening about The Velvet Underground with  JC Gabel, ML Heath, and Richie Unterberger  with rare screenings of Velvet Underground footage. celebrating the release of two new books from Hat & Beard Press The Velvet Underground Experience Edited by JC Gabel and Margot Ross and My…

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Joanna Howard with Rita Bullwinkel & Forrest Gander

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Joanna Howard discusses her new memoir Rerun Era with Rita Bullwinkel and Forrest Gander. Praise for Rerun Era ”Rerun Era is both a romp and a deep dive through a late-70s-and-80s childhood, where many of us were remanded to the television for caretaking, fueled on the intoxicants of processed foods, where the day was vast and sometimes, particularly if you were down south, crushing with heat or emptiness or endless lots of red mud. There is a warm hilarity that moves through this…

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In Common Writers Series: Amy Berkowitz and Caren Beilin, reading and in conversation

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore, 410 13th Street
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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In Common Writers Series, supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund Free and open to the public Details soon

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APAture 2019 & Litquake present Proclaim (a literary arts showcase)

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Arc Studios & Gallery, 1246 Folsom St.
San Francisco, California 94103
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$10 – $30

Co-presented by Litquake 2019 Join us at Arc Gallery & Studies for APAture 2019 presents Proclaim (a literary arts showcase)! Featuring Jennifer S. Cheng, Jayinee Basu, Sagaree Jain, Celeste Chan, Christine No, Lisa Kee Hamasaki, Jen Soong, Angie Sijun Lou. For artist bios click here! This year, in honor of the 20th anniversary of APAture, our theme is DECLARE. DECLARE is an acknowledgement of both the legacies of our past and the legacies we'll establish in the future. We invite…

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Disasterama! Release Party

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro Street + Google Map

Celebrate the release of Disasterama!: Adventures in The Queer Underground 1977 - 1997 by Alvin Orloff. A compelling and hilarious memoir of social life in the queer underground at a time when the manic frivolity of queer liberation and youth collided with the deadly reality of plague. Orloff will be in conversation with Alia Volz, author of the forthcoming memoir,  Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco. There will also be a show from The Disasterama…

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K.R. MORRISON, WILLIAM TAYLOR JR, ZARINA ZABRISKY, JON BENNETT, JULIE VALIN, TODD CIRILLO

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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K.R. MORRISON, WILLIAM TAYLOR JR, ZARINA ZABRISKY, JON BENNETT, JULIE VALIN, TODD CIRILLO FRI. OCT. 18TH, 7PMAn evening of poetry and music featuring the following Bay Area writers: K.R. MORRISON WILLIAM TAYLOR JR. ZARINA ZABRISKY JON BENNETT Songcraft by San Francisco writer/songwriter JULIE VALIN from Grass Valley, CA TODD CIRILLO from New Orleans, LA

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Ed Hardy: Deeper Than Skin

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Legendary American tattoo artist Ed Hardy discusses his groundbreaking tattoos, flash, drawings, and artworks with Jeff Gunderson, contributor to Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin:Art of the New Tattoo. About Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin Ed Hardy's (b. 1945) unique vision spans decades, creating an indelible mark on popular culture. Accompanying a major exhibition, this profusely illustrated survey of his life in art traces his inspirations, rooted both in traditional American tattooing of the first half of the twentieth century and in the…

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2019 Moby Dick Reading Marathon

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - October 20 @ 12:00 pm
Free
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Breaching on Saturday, October 19: San Francisco’s 2019 Moby Dick reading marathon. Mark your calendars for this tribute to a classic American novel - and start storing up sleep for this 24-hour literary voyage. Info at: https://maritime.org/events/mobydick/

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Pam Grossman / Waking the Witch

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts a special late afternoon event in conjunction with the Modern Witches Confluence, presenting Pam Grossman for her new book Waking the Witch. Please join us! Please note: This is a ticketed event. Seats are limited, and advance tickets are highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased here. Unless otherwise noted here tickets will be available at the door. Witches have been with us for centuries and have a long history of being associated with evil and diabolism. But beginning in the 19th century,…

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Hazel Reading Series at Litcrawl 2019

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
the woods, 910 Valencia st.
San Francisco, CA - California United States
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Hazel Reading Series is back and is excited to participate at Litcrawl 2019 with some of the best writers of 2019! Join us on October 19th, Phase II, 6:30-7:30 pm, at The Woods, for another unforgettable night of prose and poetry. Featuring: Celeste Chan Kirin Khan Raina León Sara Marinelli Dominica Phetteplace The readers Celeste Chan teaches creative writing to LGBTQ youth with Queer Ancestors Project and coordinates QTPOC Free School. A Hedgebrook, Lambda, and VONA fellow, she works across…

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Nia King – – Queer and Trans Artists of Color Vol III ft. Anthony James Williams, Luna Merbruja, Paradise Khanmalek, and co-editor Maliha Ahmed

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is so excited to welcome back Nia King to discuss her new anthology Queer and Trans Artists of Color Volume Three. She will be joined by several contributors including, Anthony James Williams, Luna Merbruja, Paradise Khanmalek, and co-editor Maliha Ahmed. For the last year, Nia King and co-editor Maliha Ahmed have been hard at work on Queer & Trans Artists of Color, Volume 3, featuring interviews with Anthony J. Williams, Osa Atoe, Venus Di'Khadijah Selenite, Ah Mer Ah Su, Gabby Rivera, Joamette Gil, Mey…

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