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February 2018

Shaina Hammerman / Silver Screen, Hasidic Jews

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Shaina Hammerman as she launches her first book, Silver Screen, Hasidic Jews. Joining her in conversation is Helene Wecker (The Golem and the Jinni). Don't miss it!   Motivated by Woody Allen’s brief comedic transformation into a Hasidic Jew in Annie Hall, cultural historian Shaina Hammerman examines the effects of real and imagined representations of Hasidic Jews in film, television, theater, and photography. Although these depictions could easily be dismissed as slapstick comedies and sexy dramas about forbidden relationships, Hammerman uses this ethnic…

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THE RACKET! #16 – Grief

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Featuring: Sarah Klineman, Amy Harcourt, Vincent Chu, Galadrielle Allman, Elizabeth Bernstein, Jacqueline Hampton and Jennifer Lewis Hosted by Noah B. Sanders https://www.facebook.com/events/165709004068905/

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Nancy Huang / Favorite Daughter

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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In town from Austin, TX, Nancy Huang will be reading from her first book of poems, Favorite Daughter. Reading with her are Bay Area poets Arati Warrier and Kiana Young—join us!   Favorite Daughter is a poetry collection trying to uproot America from inside the body, and find where China is buried underneath. Divided into four parts, Daughter explores ideas like navigating hybridity, localism, and harmony in ways that disturb commonly-held notions about broad terms like “belonging” and “cultural struggle.” A compilation of immigration stories, Chinese radio…

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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Vincent Chu / Like a Champion

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery is thrilled to host the launch for Vincent Chu's debut story collection, Like a Champion! Please join us. In eighteen stories that shine a light on people who are far from champions, Like a Champion is an ode to underdogs and long shots, sad office parties and one-sided basketball games, disappointed worker bees and hopeful lovers. A lonely businessman on a cruise finds comfort in an unlikely companion. Two high school friends try to survive their last backyard wrestling match only…

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Rebecca Solnit and Joan Halifax

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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Rebecca Solnit is a writer, historian, and activist. A long-time resident of San Francisco, she has written on geography, community, the environment, art, politics, hope, and feminism in her seventeen books including Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas, Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, and  2016’s Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, River of Shadows, Men Explain Things to Me, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, and Hollow City: The Siege of San Francisco and the Crisis of American Urbanism. A product of the California…

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André Aciman / Call Me By Your Name & Enigma Variations

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith is thrilled to host André Aciman reading from his sensational novels Call Me By Your Name—now a major motion picture nominated for three Golden Globes—andEnigma Variations. Please note: Due to popular demand, this event has been moved to Booksmith (1644 Haight St.). The event is free to attend, but seating is limited.  André Aciman's Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian…

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March 2018

Lily Hoang + Jackie Wang

March 1 @ 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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Poets Lily Hoang + Jackie Wang read from their work, in their first-ever appearances at The Poetry Center.

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Brittney Cooper: Eloquent Rage

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery is thrilled to welcome Brittney Cooper to read from and discuss Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower.

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Shipwreck Presents READY PLAYER ONE (w/ Komedio!)

March 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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$12 - $15

This March, we're partnering with local geniuses Komedio Comedy to imagine a world that revolves around the specific movies and video games that One Dude likes.

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Will Boast + Molly Antopol

March 1 @ 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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Will Boast discusses his new novel, Daphne w/ Molly Antopol.

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You’re Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes…

March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Lost Church, 65 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$10

Thursday, March 1, 2018 7:30 PM  10:30 PM The Lost Church (map) Doors at 7:30pm Show at 8pm $10 online & at the door... TICKETSSSSSS: http://ticketf.ly/2C4dYMP YOU’RE GOING TO DIE: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes... is an open mic event, a communal offering for us to explore the conversation of death & dying, to embrace our losses & mortality, to grieve, bereave & honor those we’ve lost & love… while all the while making room for simply being ALIVE. Sign-ups will be the…

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Caroline Goodwin / The Paper Tree

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith hosts an evening of poetry and conversation with Caroline Goodwin (The Paper Tree) and Linda Norton (The Public Gardens). Please join us for this special Friday evening event!   The poems in The Paper Tree are redolent in sound and rich in the details of place. Caroline Goodwin deeply knows these landscapes of which she writes, goat hair and fireweed and cedar. She spins words with such velocity and cunning that the poems weave a spell. One arrives out the other…

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Writers and Wine: 16th Annual MFA Scholarship Fund Benefit

March 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dolby Chadwick Gallery, 210 Post Street, Suite 205
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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$250

A tasting of wines paired with writers, Karen Joy Fowler, Chang-Rae Lee, Forrest Gander and more TBA.

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Babylon Salon Spring Reading

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Armory Club, 1799 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free readings!

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Jackie Wang w/ Lily Hoang

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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A reading + book party!

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AUTHOR EVENT! NorCalzone: a California Reading (Disorder Press )

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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NorCalzone: a California Reading READERS: Joseph Graham Ben Loory Mira Gonzalez Gene Morgan Mallory Whitten Timothy Willis Sanders http://disorderpress.com

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Bazaar Writers Salon

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California St
San Francisco, CA 94121 United States
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Readings by Micah Ballard, Jennifer Elise Foerster, Jenn Alandy Trahan, and Kathleen Winter Hosted by Peter Kline Micah Ballard is author of three full-length collections of poetry, Afterlives (Bootstrap Press, 2016), Waifs and Strays (City Lights Books, 2011), which was nominated for a California Book Award, and Parish Krewes (Bootstrap Press, 2009), and over a dozen small books, including Vesper Chimes (Gas Meter, 2014), Evangeline Downs (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2006) and Negative Capability in the Verse of John Wieners (Auguste…

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

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Writers on Writing: Tongo Eisen-Martin

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco , CA 94132 United States
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Tongo Eisen-Martin reads from and discusses his poetry.

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Quiet Lightning at Dogeared Books

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro Street
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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Our 116th show!

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Shobha Rao

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Book Release Party for Girls Burn Brighter published by Flatiron Books.

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Shobha Rao

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Shobha Rao Book Release Party for Girls Burn Brighter published by Flatiron Books A searing, electrifying debut novel set in India and America, for readers of Rupi Kaur, about the EXTRAORDINARY BOND BETWEEN TWO GIRLS driven apart by circumstances but relentless in their search for one another. Poornima and Savitha have three strikes against them. They are poor. They are driven. And they are girls. When Poornima was just a toddler, she was about to fall into a river. Her mother, beside herself,…

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Bonnie Siegler: Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America

March 6 @ 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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Bonnie Siegler discusses her new book, Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America with Roman Mars. About Signs of Resistance In hundreds of iconic, smart, angry, clever, unforgettable images, Signs of Resistance chronicles what truly makes America great: citizens unafraid of speaking truth to power. Two hundred and forty images—from British rule and women’s suffrage to the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War; from women’s equality and Black Lives Matter to the actions of our forty-fifth president and the Women’s…

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Solmaz Sharif

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave
San Francisco , CA 94132 United States
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Solmaz Sharif, author of Look (Graywolf Press, 2016) and a National Book Award finalist, reads from her poetry and essays.

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