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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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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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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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Such a Nasty Woman: Female Writers Respond to Trump

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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This panel of brave, outspoken, and articulate authors will ask some tough questions about women's role in a Trump era.

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June 2017

2017 San Francisco Silent Film Festival

June 1 @ 12:00 am - June 4 @ 11:30 pm
Castro Theater, 429 Castro Street
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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Each year the Center for the Art of Translation sponsors new translations of silent film intertitles for the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

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*RADAR SuperStars

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SF Public Library, 100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, 94102 United States
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Join RADAR for its annual birthday and SuperStar Pride Program.

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Scaachi Koul + Doree Shafrir

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Book Passage San Francisco, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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A conversation between Saachi Koul and Doree Shafrir.

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Radar Superstar: A Queer AF Variety Show

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Annual celebration showcase featuring 4 incredible queer artists.

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$10

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Meron Hadero

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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A conversation about Kintu with author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi and Meron Hadero. The program will include a wine reception and booksigning. Tickets are $10 for non-members, free for members of MoAD.

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Weekday DONderlust

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Celebration of Don George's Birthday, as well as the new release of The Best Women's Travel Writing.

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Flash Fiction Collective

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Flash Fiction Collective is thrilled to feature Jimin Han, Julia Halprin Jackson, and Gary Singh at our June reading!

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$10

YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Lost Church, 65 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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If cost is a concern, please contact ned@yg2d.com.

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Mark Lukach + Sachi Cunningham

June 1 @ 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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Join Mark Lukach and Sachi Cunningham in conversation about mental health, family, and creativity as Mark releases his new book, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward.

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Have a Poet for Lunch w/ Juliana Delgado Lopera

June 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
contemporary jewish museum, 736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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FREE with regular admission as follows: General Admission, $14; Students with a valid ID and Seniors, $12; Members and Youth 18 and under, free.

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San Francisco Grotto Writers: 3 Minute Reads

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Book Passage San Francisco, 1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111 United States
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50+ Writers, 3 Minutes Each!

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Brian Hassett’s Beat Cafe

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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This appearance is celebrating a new special “Summer of Love Edition” of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Jack Kerouac with additional photos, bringing the total in the book to 70!

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RHINO Poetry Magazine’s 40th Anniversary Reading Series

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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RHINO Poetry magazine's 40 Readings in 40 Cities tour as part of their 40th anniversary.

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$5 - $10

Poets of Color Podcast

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Galería de la Raza, 2857 24th Street
San Francisco , CA 94110 United States
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The Poets of Color Podcast is dropping June 2017 and your host's Asha Sudra & Chris "L7" Cuadrado need your help to make it happen!

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Drag Queen Story Hour

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Drag Queen Story Hour is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in the library. DQSH captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models.

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Youth Poetry Workshop w/ Kim Shuck + Dan Vera

June 3 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Poets Kim Shuck and Dan Vera will host a poetry workshop for young adults, by drawing on the poetry anthology, Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands

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Babylon Salon

June 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Armory Club, 1799 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Babylon Salon is a San Francisco-based showcase and community of writers, performers, readers, singers, musicians, magicians, imbibers (of spirits and spirit), and revelers.

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Imaniman: A Night of Poetry

June 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join contributors from Imaniman: Poets Writing in the Anzaldúan Borderlands for an evening of poetry and reflections on fronteras, identity, and art.

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Bazaar Writers Salon Reading

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California St
San Francisco, CA 94121 United States
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Readings by Aamina Ahmad, Peg Alford Pursell, Michael Shewmaker, + Shelley Wong.

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Quiet Lightning

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clarion Music Performing Arts Center, 816 Sacramento St.
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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This will be a free show, and the first 100 people will receive a book featuring all of the selected writing and cover art by a local artist.

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