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August 2019

The End of the End of the World Literary Café Presents: Benjamin Heim Shephard and Lynn Breedlove

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Hosted by James Tracy, author of Dispatches Against Displacement (AK Press), Hillbilly Nationalists (Beacon Press) and the forthcoming (with Hilary Moore) No Fascist USA! The John Brown Anti-Klan Committee and Lessons for Today's Movements (City Lights) Illuminations on Market Street is a heartbreaking, bitterly funny, and revelatory look back at a time of crisis in San Francisco, at the height of the AIDS epidemic. This roman à clef proves the personal is political. It was written with great insight and punishing honesty by veteran social justice and queer activist…

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Tupelo Hassman: gods with a little g

August 21 @ 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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Tupelo Hassman discusses her new novel, gods with a little g, with Laura Albert. About gods with a little g From the acclaimed author of Girlchild, this gritty, irreverent novel sees a young misfit grow into hope Rosary, California, is not an easy place to grow up, particularly without a mom. So cut off from the rest of the world that even the Internet is blocked, Rosary is a town run by evangelicals but named by Catholics (and the evangelicals aren’t particularly happy…

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THE RACKET! #33

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Details soon! Hosted by Noah B. Sanders

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LAUNCH for Susan Steinberg w/Ryan Van Meter / Machine

August 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery is thrilled to host the launch for Susan Steinberg's first novel, Machine. She'll be joined in conversation by Ryan Van Meter. Please join us! Susan Steinberg’s first novel, Machine, is a dazzling and innovative leap forward for a writer whose most recent book,Spectacle, gained her a rapturous following. Machinerevolves around a group of teenagers—both locals and wealthy out-of-towners—during a single summer at the shore. Steinberg captures the pressures and demands of this world in a voice that effortlessly slides from collective to singular,…

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BEAT UP & BEAT DOWN

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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FRI. AUGUST 23RD, 7:30PM We’re super happy to announce our cross-country collaboration with NYC Beat poet George Wallace of POETRYBAY, Great Weather for Media, and poet in residence at Walt Whitman Birthplace; Mahnaz Badihian, Iranian-San Franciscan passion poet and translator for Jack Hirschman; and Youssef Alaoui, Moroccan-American roaming, raving bard of the central California coast.

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Meet the 2020 Candidate: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Manny’s, 3092 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco, 94108 United States
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$50 – $500

The Next 50 is excited to host another 2020 contender in the San Francisco Bay Area: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. To secure a place at this intimate event, register via a donation to Senator Gillibrand's campaign here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/aug26sfgr The event will include an update on Senator Gillibrand's experience on the campaign trail, a Q&A with attendees, and everyone's favorite - selfie opportunities with the candidate. Want to learn more about this event and future candidate events? Join the Meet the Candidate…

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Rick Moody: The Long Accomplishment

August 26 @ 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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Rick Moody discusses his new memoir, The Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Hope and Struggle in Matrimony. Praise for The Long Accomplishment “Touching. . . . In heart-wrenching detail, Moody . . . weaves in of hardship. . . . A revealing, intimate memoir—and a moving love letter.” —Publishers Weekly “In unflinching, diary style . . . Moody balances emotional adversity with poignant digressions. . . . And his clever turns of phrase hint at a sense of wonder . . .…

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Scott Hylbert: Task Lyst

August 27 @ 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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Scott Hylbert joins us to discuss his new novel, Task Lyst. About Task Lyst Do you need to have someone walk your dog? How about to deliver your groceries? Or your drugs? How about carry out a hit? Are you looking for a side hustle to pay the rent, but want to hide your influx of cash in bitcoin? Then the new on-demand services app, Task Lyst is all you need. Elliott is a struggling musician who is trying to piece…

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Kimberly King Parsons / Black Light: Stories

August 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Kimberly King Parsons for her new story collection, Black Light. More to be announced soon, but please save the date and join us! “The stories in Black Light are grimy and weird, surprising, utterly lush… I loved every moment of this book.” – Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties With raw, poetic ferocity, Kimberly King Parsons exposes desire’s darkest hollows—those hidden places where most of us are afraid to look. In this debut collection of enormously perceptive and brutally unsentimental short…

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P. E. Moskowitz / The Case Against Free Speech: The First Amendment, Fascism, and the Future of Dissent

August 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith hosts P. E. Moskowitz for their new book, The Case Against Free Speech: The First Amendment, Fascism, and the Future of Dissent. Please join us for what promises to be a stimulating conversation! There’s a critical debate taking place over one of our most treasured rights: free speech. We argue about whether it’s at risk, whether college students fear it, whether neo-Nazis deserve it, and whether the government is adequately upholding it. But as P. E. Moskowitz provocatively shows in The Case Against…

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September 2019

POETS! – featured readers to be announced followed by an open mic

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Silent Reading Party

September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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Presented by Lemony Snicket and Radio Silence. Bring a book to read to yourself in silence. Drinks and light snacks will be available. There is no admission cost and no reservations necessary. Proceeds from drink sales will benefit a public school in San Francisco, TBD. Directly following Silent Reading Party we will celebrate the launch of Bottle Grove, the new novel by Lemony Snicket's alter ego, Daniel Handler. More information coming soon. Sign up to receive emails about upcoming Silent Reading Parties here.

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POETS! 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 7-9 pm Featured poets + open mic hosted by Jerry Ferraz

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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POETS! 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 7-9 pm Featured poets + open mic hosted by Jerry Ferraz   On the first and third Monday of each month, Jerry Ferraz hosts a poetry reading that showcases local legends, poets passing through and folks from around the Bay -- typically two featured poets followed by an open mic. We can count on a warm group of poets and poetry fans eager to hear the features and the potpourri of poets of…

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SF LAUNCH for Daniel Handler w/Dan Stone / Bottle Grove

September 3 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts a special evening to celebrate Daniel Handler's new novel Bottle Grove. With him in conversation is Dan Stone, and we'll have specialty cocktails created by Alembic, inspired by the book. Please join us! Please note: >  This is a free event, but seating is limited and advance tickets are recommended. Tickets are available here, with the option of ordering a discounted cocktail and/or book. >  Directly preceding this event, The Bindery will be hostingSilent Reading Party, presented by Misters Handler & Stone. This…

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Chuck Forester: Eat, Sleep, Love

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center of San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St. San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Eat, Sleep, Love, by Chuck Forester, is a fond look back on a brief time when life opened up for gay men only to collapse with the deadly arrival of AIDS that marked the end of an era. It’s 1971 and Charlie McKey, a young gay man from Point Reyes Station, California, arrives in San Francisco, where free love and gay liberation abound. Newly out but open to experiencing the new wonders that suddenly surround him, Charlie jumps in headfirst, immersing himself…

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Mark Arax

September 4 @ 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 THE DREAMT LAND: Chasing Water and Dust Across California published by Alfred Knopf A vivid, searching journey into California's capture of water and soil–the epic story of a people's defiance of nature and the wonders, and ruin, it has wrought Mark Arax is from a family of Central Valley farmers, a writer with deep ties to the land who has watched the battles over water intensify even as California lurches from drought to…

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Carolina De Robertis w/R. O. Kwon / LAUNCH for Cantoras

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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Carolina De Robertis w/R. O. Kwon / LAUNCH for Cantoras Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 7:30pm Body: The Bindery hosts a special evening to launch Carolina De Robertis' new novel, Cantoras. She'll be in conversation with R. O. Kwon. Please join us! From the highly acclaimed, award-winning author of The Gods of Tango, a revolutionary new novel about five wildly different women who, in the midst of the Uruguayan dictatorship, find one another as lovers, friends, and ultimately, family. In 1977 Uruguay, a…

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Hot Boxx Girls by Darwin Bell

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tenderloin Museum, 398 Eddy St
San Francisco , CA United States
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September 5, 6pm-9pm Opening Reception A free public celebration of the third Aunt Charlie’s art exhibition, featuring the work of Darwin Bell. Recently named “Best Street Photographer” by SF Weekly, Darwin Bell has captures the queens of the Hot Boxx Girls befriending and befamilying adoring crowds every weekend at Aunt Charlie’s. --- Darwin Bell has lived in San Francisco for almost 30 years and sees the city as his photographic canvas. Specializing in colors and compositions, he takes the big…

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John Billheimer

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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John Billheimer joins us to discuss his new book, Hitchcock and the Censors. About Hitchcock and the Censors Throughout his career, Alfred Hitchcock had to deal with a wide variety of censors attuned to the slightest suggestion of sexual innuendo, undue violence, toilet humor, religious disrespect, and all forms of indecency, real or imagined. From 1934 to 1968, the Motion Picture Production Code Office controlled the content and final cut on all films made and distributed in the United States. Code…

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Daniel Handler as Daniel Handler

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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reading from his new novel Bottle Grove published by Bloomsbury Books A razor-sharp tale of two couples, two marriages, a bar, and a San Francisco start-up from a best-selling, award-winning novelist. This is a story about two marriages. Or is it? It begins with a wedding, held in the small San Francisco forest of Bottle Grove--bestowed by a wealthy patron for the public good, back when people did such things. Here is a cross section of lives, a stretch of…

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Mike Isaac w/Casey Newton / SF Launch for Super Pumped

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith hosts New York Times technology correspondent Mike Isaac for the San Francisco launch ofSuper Pumped: The Battle for Uber. With Mike in conversation is Casey Newton (The Interface). Please join us! In June 2017, Travis Kalanick, the hard-charging CEO of Uber, was ousted in a boardroom coup that capped a brutal year for the transportation giant. Uber had catapulted to the top of the tech world, yet for many came to symbolize everything wrong with Silicon Valley. Award-winning New York Times technology correspondent Mike Isaac’s Super Pumped presents the…

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Launch for Vivian Ho / Those Who Wander: America’s Lost Street Kids

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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The Booksmith hosts the launch for former San Francisco Chronicle criminal justice reporter Vivian Ho's debut book, Those Who Wander: America's Lost Street Kids. More information to be announced soon, but please save the date and join us! Please note: Booksmith will donate 100% of proceeds from purchases of Those Who Wander to the Homeless Youth Alliance. About the book, from the publisher: In 2015, the senseless Bay Area murders of twenty-three-year-old Audrey Carey and sixty-seven-year-old Steve Carter were personal tragedies for the victims’ families. But they also…

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Poetic Tuesdays with Litquake at Jessie Square

September 10 @ 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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Susan Steinberg

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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reading from her debut novel Machine published by Graywolf Press Susan Steinberg's first novel, Machine, is a dazzling and innovative leap forward for a writer whose most recent book, Spectacle, gained her a rapturous following. Machine revolves around a group of teenagers—both locals and wealthy out-of-towners—during a single summer at the shore. Steinberg captures the pressures and demands of this world in a voice that effortlessly slides from collective to singular, as one girl recounts a night on which another girl drowned. Hoping to assuage her guilt and evade a similar…

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Jairus Grove in conversation with David Goldberg

September 11 @ 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 Savage Ecology: War and Geopolitics at the End of the World by Jairus Grove from Duke University Press Jairus Victor Grove contends that we live in a world made by war. In Savage Ecology he offers an ecological theory of geopolitics that argues that contemporary global crises are better understood when considered within the larger history of international politics. Infusing international relations with the theoretical interventions of fields ranging from new materialism to political theory, Grove shows how…

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