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June 2018

BINDERY: Joel Selvin / Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead’s Long, Strange Trip

June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery is delighted to host Joel Selvin and Pamela Turley for Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead's Long, Strange Trip. Please join us! The Grateful Dead rose to greatness under the inspired leadership of guitarist Jerry Garcia, but the band very nearly died along with him. When Garcia passed away suddenly in August of 1995, the remaining band members experienced full crises of confidence and identity. So long defined by Garcia's vision for the group, the surviving "Core Four," as they…

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Glen David Gold in conversation with Oscar Villalon

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Glen David Gold in conversation with Oscar Villalon Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco discussing Glen David Gold's new memoir I Will Be Complete from Alfred Knopf This event is co-sponsored by Zyzzyva From the best-selling author of Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside, a big-hearted memoir told in three parts: about growing up in the wake of the destructive choices of an extremely unconventional mother. Glen David Gold was raised rich, briefly, in southern California…

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Margot Kahn and Kelly McMasters

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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Please join us on Tuesday, June 26th at 7:00 p.m. when we welcome editor Margot Kahn and award-winning author Pam Houston as they celebrate their new book This is the Place. Praise for This is the Place: "...an honest portrait of the U.S., pieced together like an imperfect American quilt. We need more books like this." — BUST "This collection, encompassing a spectrum of races, ethnicities, religions, sexualities, political beliefs and classes, could not be timelier....open this book, hear its chorus of voices and remember that we…

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SPANISH LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB MEETING

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Please join us for a lively discussion about “Milena o el femur mas bello del Mundo” by Jorge Cepeda Patterson To join the book group please contact iranyi@me.com

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A Poetry Reading with Neeli Cherkovski & Clark Coolidge

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Neeli Cherkovski is the author of many books of poetry, including his most recent collection, Elegy for My Beat Generation (Lithic Press). He was the coeditor of Anthology of L.A. Poets (with Charles Bukowski) and Cross-Strokes: Poetry between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Cherkovski also wrote biographies of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Charles Bukowski, as well as the critical memoir Whitman’s Wild Children (1988). He has lived in San Francisco since 1974. Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, experimental poet and jazz musician Clark Coolidge has been connected to…

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DAN PFEIFFER

June 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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$35

 Buy Tickets | 415.392.4400 Dan Pfeiffer is Obama’s former communications director and current co-host of the popular political podcast Pod Save America. In his forthcoming book, Yes We (Still) Can: Politics in the Age of Obama, Twitter, and Trump, Pfeiffer tells never-before-told stories from Obama’s presidential campaigns to his time in the White House, providing readers with an in-depth, behind the-scenes look at life on the front lines of politics. In it, Pfeiffer details how the “Decade of Obama” was one of massive change…

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Who Will Speak For America?

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Who Will Speak For America? Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco with Veronica Scott Esposito, Charlie Jane Anders, and Craig Santos Perez Drawing on the success of Writers Resist, a national day of literary protest, Who Will Speak for America? presents the best contemporary writing on American identity, justice, and dissent, and asserts a constructive vision of American society. Coedited by Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin. Including essays, poetry, stories, photography, speeches, and cartoons from: Samira Ahmed, Charlie Jane Anders, Cynthia…

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BINDERY: Porochista Khakpour / Sick

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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Booksmith hosts an evening with the author of Sons and Other Flammable Objects and The Last Illusion, Porochista Khakpour for her new book Sick: A Memoir. Porochista will be in conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang (The Border of Paradise). Please join us!   For as long as writer Porochista Khakpour can remember, she has been sick. For most of that time, she didn't know why. All of her trips to the ER and her daily pain and lethargy only ever resulted in one question: How could any one person be this sick? Several drug addictions, three…

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Poetry Jam

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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LONG SHOT & WORKS BY DANNY SHOT

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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appearing with Jack Hirschman and Jessica Loos Works honors the longtime Long Shot magazine, credo of “Writing from the Real World.” This collection of poems traverses a course from the swamps of New Jersey to the endless possibilities of the open road, with rest stops along the way to visit with family ghosts, highlight striking moments encountered during a 30-plus year career as a New York City public high school teacher, and report upon the twilight years of the Beat Generation. Shot’s engaging…

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My Old Faithful: Book Talk and Signing with Author Yang Huang

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA, 94102
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Local author Yang Huang’s new novel My Old Faithful, a Juniper Prize winner, depict the lives of one family over thirty years in China and the United States. Richly textured narratives from the mother, the father, the son, and the daughters paint a nuanced portrait of family life, full of pain, surprises, and subtle acts of courage. Join us to hear about the inspirations for My Old Faithful as a family navigates the children’s adolescent years amidst vast social and economic change. The…

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Dive Deep into Roxane Gay’s Hunger

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mechanics Institute, 57 Post St 4th Floor Boardroom
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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$50

Roxane Gay’s Hunger has been called “Luminous. . . . intellectually rigorous and deeply moving” by The New York Times Book Review. And Entertainment Weekly wrote, "on nearly every page, Gay’s raw, powerful prose plants a flag, facing down decades of shame and self-loathing by reclaiming the body she never should have had to lose.” It was also treasured by readers who devoured it in one sitting, sometimes crying all the way through. Did Hunger rock your world? Want to talk about it with other fans? Join devorah major, activist…

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Bay Area Poetry Marathon

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Readers TBA!

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July 2018

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

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Quiet Lightning

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Readers Bookstore, Fort Mason Center, Building C
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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$5 - $20

Read/perform with Quiet Lightning on July 2nd — all forms of writing are accepted, and all selected writers are paid! Curated through a blind process by Lapo Guzzini and Romalyn Schmaltz, this show will be held at Readers Bookstore at Fort Mason. Submissions are open through end of day Wednesday, June 13 — send ’em here! Entry to this show is $5-20 sliding, with 100% of the door going to the authors. The first 100 people will receive a book featuring all of the selected writing and cover art…

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BINDERY: Amber Tamblyn / Any Man

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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In her electric and provocative debut novel Any Man, Amber Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture. A violent serial rapist is on the loose, who goes by the name Maude. She hunts for men at bars, online, at home -- the place doesn't matter, neither does the man. Her victims then must live the aftermath of…

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Poetry Event: GEARS TURNING w/ Kim Shuck

July 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join us for an afternoon of wonderful poetry by SF Bay Area based poets, artists, and musicians with your host Kim Shuck. To participate in the open mic sessions, please arrive by 4 and plan to listen to all of the featured poets. Seating/space is limited.

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Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Presents Poetic Tuesdays with Litquake

July 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Jessie Square, 736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents Poetic Tuesdays guest curated by Litquake, Poetic Tuesdays features an array of poets and music.

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Poetic Tuesdays with Jason Bayani

July 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens, 750 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work in the great outdoors. This year see’s a new host and curator, Jason Bayani, artistic director for Kearny Street Workshop (the oldest multi-disciplinary Asian Pacific American multi-disciplinary arts organization in the country) as well as a Kundiman fellow and a veteran of the National Poetry Slam scene whose work has been published in Fourteen Hills, Muzzle Magazine, Mascara Review, the National Poetry Slam anthology Rattapallax, Write Bloody’s…

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Edna in a Bottle (tastes funny)

July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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$12 - $15

Edna in a Bottle (tastes funny) is a new San Francisco comedy hour at The Bindery in the Haight district. Edna and her friends are trapped in a bottle and dying to perform! A colorful splash of sketch scenes, story-telling, circus talent and wacked-out adult comedy. And there's nothing wrong with an eating contest here and there. Mark your calendars and come let us out of the bottle!   Tickets can be purchased in advance for $12. If available, tickets at…

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Shipwreck Presents: A Streetcar Named Desire

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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$12 - $15

Sexual tension, heavy drinking, sensitive characters, intolerable heat, and it all ends in madness? Yep, sounds like Shipwreck. Join us for the GOAT: Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. NOTE: Second Thursday because of your inevitable July 4th vacation plans. Featured writers TBA. Tickets on sale now! $12 advance, $15 door, ticket includes *open bar* for 21+, and admission to the afterparty at The Bindery (1727 Haight). Seats tend to sell out fast; we encourage you to buy early. Please remember: Shipwreck tickets are non-transferable…

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Launch for Katrina McHugh / Pop Charts (with live music by Laura Weinbach)

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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$12 - $42

The Bindery hosts an evening of art, design and music as we celebrate the launch of Pop Charts: 100 Iconic Song Lyrics Visualized a collection of art prints by local artist and authorKatrina McHugh, paired with a live music performance byLaura Weinbach of Foxtails Brigade. Please join us!   Please note: this is a ticketed event -- advance tickets are available at a discount.     Test your musical knowledge with this fun compilation, filled with 100 beautifully designed infographics, that pays homage…

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Writers with Drinks

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$5 - $20

Adam Smyer (Knucklehead) Tina LeCount Myers (The Song of All) Cost: $5 to $20, no-one turned away All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture. At The Make Out Room 3225 22nd St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM.  

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POETS! – featured readers followed by an open mic

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pride Poetry Palooza

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith hosts The Perfectly Queer reading series for their annual celebration of queerness at Pride Poetry Palooza! Eight amazing LGBTQ poets will read from new work and discuss queer poetic inspiration. Book signings follow. Free admission, free and delicious refreshments. Queer (and poetic) door prizes awarded at 7pm. More about Perfectly Queer here.   More info to come. Save the date and join us!

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