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April 2019

KASSIDAT: Spoken word and music

April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Featured readers and Musical guests: tba With your host Bloodflower   Posted in LIVE POETRY

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Darius James

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University and New York Review Books in conjunction with City Lights present an afternoon with Darius James celebrating the eagerly awaited re-release of his seminal novel Negrophobia: An Urban Parable introduction by Amy Abugo Ongiri published by New York Review Books Darius James's scabrous, unapologetically raunchy, truly hilarious, and deeply scary Negrophobia is a wild-eyed reckoning with the mutating insanity of American racism. A screenplay for the mind, a performance on the page, a work…

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SPANISH LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB MEETING

April 23 @ 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: (author will not be present) To join the book group please contact iranyi@me.com

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Book Launch with ALLIE LARKIN at Books Inc. in The Marina

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Books Inc. in The Marina, 2251 Chestnut St
San Francisco , CA 94123 United States
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Join internationally bestselling author Allie Larkin for a Book Launch celebrating her charming new novel, Swimming for Sunlight. When recently divorced Katie Ellis and her rescue dog Bark move back in with Katie's grandmother in Florida, she becomes swept up in a reunion of her grandmother's troupe of underwater performers--finding hope and renewal in unexpected places, in this sweet novel perfect for fans of Kristan Higgins and Claire Cook. Aspiring costume designer Katie gave up everything in her divorce to gain custody of…

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Ed Bok Lee

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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reading from Mitochondrial Night: Poems from Coffee House Press Poems that trace paths through time, genealogy, and geography, locating the generational legacy of history. Taking mitochondrial DNA as his guide, Ed Bok Lee explores familial and national legacies, and their persistence across shifting boundaries and the erosions of time. In these poems, the trait of an ancestor appears in the face of a newborn, and in her cry generations of women's voices echo. Stories, both benign and traumatic, travel as…

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A Necessary Darkness: Barbara Guest and The Open Chamber

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FR 125 – Maraschi Room, USF, 2130 Fulton St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24 7 – 9 p.m. Fromm Hall - FR 125 - Maraschi Room Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the editor of There You Are: Interviews, Journals, and Ephemera, on Joanne Kyger (forthcoming from Wave Books, 2017), and author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including Royals (Wave Books, 2017), Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014), Stranger in Town (City Lights, 2010), Expensive Magic (House Press,…

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Myla Goldberg / Feast Your Eyes

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith hosts Myla Godberg reading from her new novel Feast Your Eyes. More information to be announced soon, but please save the date and join us for Myla's only Bay Area appearance!   Feast Your Eyes, framed as the catalogue notes from a photography show at the Museum of Modern Art, tells the life story of Lillian Preston: “America’s Worst Mother, America’s Bravest Mother, America’s Worst Photographer, or America’s Greatest Photographer, depending on who was talking.” After discovering photography as a teenager through…

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Neda Atanasoski in conversation with Kalindi Vora

April 25 @ 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 their new book Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures published by Duke University Press (part of the Perverse Modernities Series edited by Lisa Lowe and Jack Halberstam) In Surrogate Humanity Neda Atanasoski and Kalindi Vora trace the ways in which robots, artificial intelligence, and other technologies serve as surrogates for human workers within a labor system entrenched in racial capitalism and patriarchy. Analyzing myriad technologies, from sex robots and military drones to sharing-economy platforms,…

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Franny Choi and sam sax / Soft Science

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Franny Choi (Floating, Brilliant, Gone), in town to read from her second collection of poems, Soft Science. Joining her is sam sax (Madness and Bury It). Don't miss this evening of readings with these phenomenal young poets!   In Franny Choi's highly-anticipated collection, Soft Science, she uses the myth of the cyborg to explore queer, Asian American femininity. A series of Turing Test-inspired poems guides readers as Choi asks questions not just of identity, but of consciousness -- of how to speak and love, in a world filled with…

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Independent Bookstore Day

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00pm Independent Bookstore Day is two things: your one & only chance to buy one-of-a-kind, limited edition books and literary gifts.  Never again; never online. AND it's a party in a bookstore! We're still developing the plans for the day, but so far we know we'll have: free on-demand poetry by Silvi of The Poetry Store from noon to 2pm.  Her time is on us, but tips are appreciated. a free scavenger hunt around the store free beer (locally made, of course)…

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INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY!

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Grace Schulman

April 29 @ 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 her book Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage published by Turtle Point Press Grace Schulman is an award-winning poet and the author of seven collections of poems. She has had long posts as Poetry Editor of the Nation magazine, Director of the Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y, and Distinguished Professor at CUNY's Baruch College, where she still teaches. But her love for her scientist husband and her care for him through his long illness proved to…

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SAMIN NOSRAT & LINDY WEST In Conversation with Allison P. Davis

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

SAMIN NOSRAT & LINDY WEST In Conversation with Allison P. Davis Monday, April 29, 2019, 7:30 pm Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater Series: Social Studies Tickets Sold Out! Samin Nosrat is a cook, teacher, and author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. She is an Eat columnist at The New York Times Magazine and the host and executive producer of the Netflix original documentary series based on her book. Nosrat learned to cook at Chez Panisse, alongside Benedetta Vitali and Dario Cecchini in Italy,…

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D. Watkins

April 29 @ 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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D. Watkins discusses his new book We Speak For Ourselves: A Word From Forgotten Black America. Praise for We Speak for Ourselves “D. Watkins is uniquely equipped to communicate our political and social challenges of urban America, not only through the lens of academia but through empirical knowledge as well. He is the voice of the future seamlessly blending the wisdom of the streets and intellectual prowess in a way I have never experienced before.” —Jada Pinkett Smith “Reading We Speak for Ourselves, I…

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Foucault in California

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Heather Dundas in conversation with David Wade celebrating the release of Foucault in California : A True Story—Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death by Simeon Wade, Foreword by Heather Dundas published by Heyday Books In The Lives of Michel Foucault, David Macey quotes the iconic French philosopher as speaking "nostalgically…of 'an unforgettable evening on LSD, in carefully prepared doses, in the desert night, with delicious music, nice people.'" This came to pass in 1975, when Foucault spent…

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COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE WITH BILL MCKIBBEN & MUSTAFA SANTIAGO ALI In Conversation with May Boeve

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE WITH BILL MCKIBBEN & MUSTAFA SANTIAGO ALI In Conversation with May Boeve Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7:30 pm Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater Series: Conversations on Science  Buy Tickets | Buy Series Tickets | 415.392.4400 Bill McKibben is an author, environmentalist, activist, and the co-founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement. His first book,The End of Nature, is considered the first book about climate change written for a general readership. McKibben has been awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, The Gandhi Prize, a…

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May 2019

READING Jenn McCreary and Norma Cole

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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READING Jenn McCreary and Norma Cole May 1, 2019 7:00 PM Artists' Television Access 992 valencia street, san francisco, ca FREE Free for members

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DAVID BROOKS In Conversation with Ryan Bauer

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$49

DAVID BROOKS In Conversation with Ryan Bauer Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 7:30 pm Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater Series: Special Events  Buy Tickets | 415.392.4400 David Brooks is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and appears regularly on PBS NewsHour, NPR’s All Things Considered, and Meet the Press. He is the author of The Road to Character; The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement; Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There; and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future…

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Barry Gifford

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Seven Stories and City Lights present Barry Gifford celebrating the release of Southern Nights Trilogy: Night People, Arise and Walk, Baby Cat Face from Seven Stories Press Barry Gifford's three Southern Gothic novels, Night People, Arise and Walk, and Baby Cat-Face, may be among the weirdest and best of Gifford's novels for their sheer velocity--the copious, raw violence; the invented religions and gods that make people do things; and how the horrors somehow cohabit—affably—with the genuine pathos and loveliness of the unforgettable characters…

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Miriam Toews and Lydia Kiesling

May 2 @ 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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Miriam Toews discusses her new novel, Women Talking with Lydia Kiesling. Praise for Women Talking “This amazing, sad, shocking, but touching novel, based on a real-life event, could be right out of The Handmaid's Tale.” --Margaret Atwood, on Twitter “An astonishment, a volcano of a novel with slowly and furiously mounting pressures of anguish and love and rage. No other book I've read in the past year has spoken so lucidly about our current moment, and yet none has felt as timeless; the always-wondrous…

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Have a Poet for Lunch: Jocelyn Saidenberg

May 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Free – $14
Have a Poet for Lunch: Jocelyn Saidenberg

Hear Bay Area poet Jocelyn Saidenberg present work in dialogue with the exhibition "Show Me as I Want to Be Seen." Many of the poets speaking in this bi-weekly series are rooted in the New Narrative tradition, an experimental writing movement and theory that evolved in San Francisco. "Show Me as I Want to Be Seen" presents the work of groundbreaking French Jewish artist, Surrealist, and activist Claude Cahun (1894-1954) and her lifelong lover and collaborator Marcel Moore (1892-1972) in…

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Brenda Shaughnessy, D.A. Powell, and Roberto Santiago

May 3 @ 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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Brenda Shaughnessy reads from her new collection, The Octopus Museum. Also featuring readings by D.A. Powell, and Roberto Santiago. About The Octopus Museum This collection of bold and scathingly beautiful feminist poems imagines what comes after our current age of environmental destruction, racism, sexism, and divisive politics. Informed by Brenda Shaughnessy's craft as a poet and her worst fears as a mother, the poems in The Octopus Museum blaze forth from her pen: in these pages, we see that what was once a generalized…

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Bronze Age Greece: Mycenaeans & the Origins of Western Civilization

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Marine’s Memorial Theater, 609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, 94102
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$25 – $80

Discover the magnificence of the Mycenaeans. Humanities West brings together a panel of noted scholars to present talks uncovering the Mycenaean story, from ancient tales to the latest archaeological finds, in an effort to deepen our understanding of the roots of Western Civilization. When the Bronze Age ended, oral tales of the Mycenaeans remained and were composed half a millennium later by Homer in the stories of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Most assumed these Homeric tales and the society…

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Dmitry Samarov: A Talk, a Slide-show

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Dmitry Samarov: A Talk, a Slide-show Introduced by Ben Terrall, publisher of the cult 'zine Namaste Motherfu**er Author and artist Dmitry Samarov talks about and shows slides of art from his new book Music to My Eyes. Samarov has written for The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader, and more; in Music to My Eyes he turns his eye and pen towards the musical stage, sketching and describing a host of independent musicians he’s seen, crossed paths with, offered sofa space to, and taken out…

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Wild Geese Sorrow

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
North Beach Library, 850 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco,
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Join poet and writer Jeffrey Thomas Leong as he takes us through the hidden history of the Chinese wall inscriptions at Angel Island. Drawing from his recent published works, Wild Geese Sorrow: The Chinese Wall Inscriptions at Angel Island and Writ, Jeff will give us a glimpse at this dark, yet relevant periods of the Chinese American experience. Jeffrey Thomas Leong is a poet and writer, born in Southern California and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.  For over two decades, he worked…

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