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June 2019

POETS! – featured readers followed by an open mic

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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POETS! – featured readers followed by an open mic

June 17 @ 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! - featured readers followed by an open mic

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Robert Macfarlane and Steve Silberman / Underland

June 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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$30.50

Robert Macfarlane, who has been called the "greatest nature writer of his generation," makes a rare West coast visit to celebrate the publication of his masterpiece, Underland. He'll be joined in conversation by science writer and author Steve Silberman. Please note: This is a ticketed event -- tickets can be purchased in advance here. The price of admission is equal to the cost of Underland, which is included with each ticket. Hailed as "the great nature writer of this generation" (Wall Street Journal), Robert Macfarlane…

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Launch for Dr. Naomi Wolf / Outrages: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love

June 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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$33

Booksmith hosts a special event to launch Dr. Naomi Wolf's new book Outrages: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love. More information to be announced soon, but please save the date and join us! Please note: This is a ticketed event -- tickets can be purchased in advance here. The price of admission is equal to the cost of Outrages, which is included with each ticket. Until 1857, the State did not link the idea of homosexuality to deviancy. In the same year, the…

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Ocean Vuong and Rebecca Solnit

June 18 @ 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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Ocean Vuong discusses his new novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous with Rebecca Solnit. Praise for On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous “A bruised, breathtaking love letter never meant to be sent. A powerful testimony to magic and loss. A marvel.” —Marlon James, author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf “On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous will be described — rightly—as luminous, shattering, urgent, necessary. But the word I keep circling back to is raw: that's how powerful the emotions here are, and how you'll feel after reading it – scoured…

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Punk Rock Is Cool for the End of the World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed Smith

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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with David Trinidad, Amy Gerstler, D.A. Powell, Kevin Killian, Dodie Bellamy, Randall Mann, and Roberto Bedoya celebrating the release of Punk Rock Is Cool for the End of the World: Poems and Notebooks of Ed Smith by Ed Smith, Edited by David Trinidad published by Turtle Point Press In Punk Rock Is Cool for the End of the World, David Trinidad brings together a comprehensive selection of Ed Smith's work: his published books; unpublished poems; excerpts from his extensive notebooks;…

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Alex Espinoza / Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime

June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Alex Espinoza for his new bookCruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime. With him in conversation is the one and only Carla Trujillo! Please join us! Acclaimed author Alex Espinoza takes readers on an uncensored journey through the underground, to reveal the timeless art of cruising. Combining historical research and oral history with his own personal experience, Espinoza examines the political and cultural forces behind this radical pastime. From Greek antiquity to the notorious Molly houses of 18th century…

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Stephen Markley / Ohio

June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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The Booksmith hosts Stephen Markley for Ohio. Join us! Since the turn of the century, a generation has come of age knowing only war, recession, political gridlock, racial hostility, and a simmering fear of environmental calamity. In the country’s forgotten pockets, where industry long ago fled, where foreclosures, Walmarts, and opiates riddle the land, death rates for rural whites have skyrocketed, fueled by suicide, addiction and a rampant sense of marginalization and disillusionment. This is the world the characters in Stephen Markley’s Ohio inherit. This…

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Bawdy Storytelling ‘BEST FIENDS’

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St
San Francisco , CA 94110 United States
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$25 – $35

Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco CA Remember: Bang-O & Games at 7 PM, Stories at 8 PM Want a sample? Listen to our podcast at http://bit.ly/bawdypodcast •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This evening of 'That came outta nowhere!' stories & songs includes: ❤ Hosted by Sexual Folklorist Dixie De La Tour ❤ Play Bang-O, Bawdy's beloved icebreaker ❤ WIN Prizes from Good Vibrations - yeah, baby! ❤ Lube Giveaways from UberLube & Good Clean Love ❤ Condom Giveaways from Lucky…

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Shipwreck Returns to Booksmith! Mary Poppins Edition

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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$12 – $15

Shipwreck Returns! Join us for a Very Special One-Off event as San Francisco's premier Literary Erotic Fanfiction Competition gets the band back together: Amy hosts, Baruch reads, and Casey records. Hop on that East Wind: we're doing a Mary Poppins adaptation that's sure to be even worse than the 2018 Emily Blunt vehicle (probably). Join us to get all those chimney sweep jokes out of your system. Costumes encouraged. Get scared.   Featured writers: Returning champs Joe Wadlington & Maggie Tokuda-Hall,…

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Megan Griswold

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
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Megan Griswold joins us to discuss her new book, The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies. Praise for The Book of Help "Griswold’s vulnerability and deeply honest writing will captivate and bolster readers in their own search for improvement." --Publishers Weekly “In a world full of spiritual seekers, Megan Griswold is an undisputed All-Star. She has spent her life examining her existence in patient, courageous, and microscopic detail, and now she has written about her search with tender and comic honesty. What a delightful journey!” --Elizabeth Gilbert,…

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InsideStorytime PRIDE

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Manny’s, 3092 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco, 94108 United States
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Coming up: InsideStorytime PRIDE, featuring Nona Caspers (The Fifth Woman), Vernon Keeve III (Southern Migrant Mixtape), Eddie Jen, and others, will occur at Manny's, 3092 16th Street, San Francisco, Thursday June 20th, 7.30-9.30 pm.

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Nicole Dennis-Benn

June 20 @ 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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Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun, discusses her new novel, Patsy. Praise for Patsy “Nicole Dennis-Benn is an exquisite writer who paints scenes with words so vivid you might as well be walking through it as a character, not a reader. In Patsy, she addresses motherhood, sexuality, racism, and colorism; turning her prodigious talents to the timely story of an undocumented immigrant straddling two worlds while learning that love isn’t a choice, but the beat in one’s blood.” - JODI PICOULT, New…

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Undocumented Consequences: Life on Both Sides of the Border

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Woman’s Building, 3543 18th St #8
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Undocumented Consequences: Life on Both Sides of the Border Saturday, June 22, 2019, Doors 1:00 p.m. Eveny begins 1:30 p.m., Woman's Building, 3543 18th St #8, San Francisco, CA 94110 City Lights in conjunction with Duke University Press, Harvard University Press, and The Woman's Building present Beth C. Caldwell and Ana Raquel Minian This event will be held at: Woman's Building, 3543 18th St #8, San Francisco, CA 94110 Admission is Free, seating limited, reservations required. E-mail: staff@citylights.com to inquire about seating availability. This…

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J Dianne Dotson

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
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J. Dianne Dotson joins us to discuss the second book in her Questrison Saga, Ephemeris. About Ephemeris Visions of doom. A growing evil. A new hero emerges as old alliances unravel. An epic science fiction and fantasy tale with a rich array of characters and settings, Ephemeris: The Questrison Saga: Book Two is the sequel to Heliopause: The Questrison Saga: Book One. Plucked from space and raised in a star-city of androids, impetuous Galla-Deia looks human but is not. Chosen to stop the dual…

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Silent Book Club SF

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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Bring a book, bring a friend, and join Silent Book Club for an afternoon of reading! At Silent Book Club, there's no assigned reading. All books and all ages are welcome. We'll kick off introvert happy hour at 4pm with some light chatter and informal book recommendations before settling in to read quietly, but if you'd rather just pull up a chair and read, by all means do so. No one will be shushed or shamed. The bar will be open for late afternoon libations. Happy reading…

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Mariana Mazzucato Rethinking Value

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London, and is Founder and Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose. Mazzucato's work is focused on the economics of innovation; the role of the State in modern capitalism; finance and economic growth; and how to steer innovation in ‘mission oriented’ ways directed at the sustainable development goals. Mazzucato gave a Long Now Seminar in 02014 around her previous book, The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public…

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SPANISH LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB MEETING

June 25 @ 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: “Tristana” de Benito Perez Galdos (author will not be present) To join the book group please contact iranyi@me.com

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Rachel DeWoskin / Banshee

June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Rachel DeWoskin for her new novel, Banshee. More to be announced soon, but please save the date and join us! A former pleaser, newly enraged poet/professor Samantha Baxter burns her polite life to the ground. By turns heart-wrenching, uncomfortable, and hilarious,Banshee explores the internal monologue and actions of a woman who, upon being diagnosed with cancer, tumbles head-first into a midlife crisis and decides to be unapologetic about it. Banshee is a critical addition to the feminist canon, giving the reader a dramatized glimpse…

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Louise Aronson

June 26 @ 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 new book Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life from Bloomsbury Books As revelatory as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson's Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but little respected stage of life. For more than 5,000 years, "old" has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive today will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood, and many…

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James Polchin

June 26 @ 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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James Polchin discusses his new book Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall. About Indecent Advances A skillful hybrid of true crime and social history that examines the relationship between the media and popular culture in the portrayal of crimes against gay men in the decades before Stonewall. Stories of murder have never been just about killers and victims. Instead, crime stories take the shape of their times and reflect cultural notions and prejudices. In Indecent Advances,…

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David Rothenberg in conversation with Elliot Sharp

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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celebrating the release of two new books Nightingales in Berlin: Searching for the Perfect Sound by David Rothenberg published by University of Chicago Press and IrRational Music by Elliot Sharp published by Terra Nova Books (distributed by The MIT Press) about Nightingales in Berlin: A celebrated figure in myth, song, and story, the nightingale has captivated the imagination for millennia, its complex song evoking a prism of human emotions,—from melancholy to joy, from the fear of death to the immortality…

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Megan Miranda / The Last House Guest

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Megan Miranda for her new novel, The Last House Guest. More to be announced soon, but please save the date and join us! Littleport, Maine, has always felt like two separate towns: an ideal vacation enclave for the wealthy, whose summer homes line the coastline; and a simple harbor community for the year-round residents whose livelihoods rely on service to the visitors. Typically, fierce friendships never develop between a local and a summer girl—but that’s just what happens with visitor…

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Bobby Hundreds

June 27 @ 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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Bobby Hundreds discusses his new book, This is Not a T-Shirt. Praise for This is Not a T-Shirt "This is Not a T-Shirt tracks the history of surf and skate culture and its relationship to streetwear—from the Zephyr skate team of the '70s to brands like Stüssy, Supreme, BAPE, and, of course, The Hundreds, which has managed to stay relevant for 15+ years in a most fickle market. This book is an insider's guide to the prevailing trends in youth culture of the last few decades that highlights the importance of self-discipline and self-confidence; the same traits that…

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Author Talk: Gary Snyder and the Ecological Crisis with Jason Wirth discussing his new book

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Author Jason M. Wirth discusses issues raised in his latest book, Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth: Reading Gary Snyder and Dogen in an Age of Ecological Crisis. What are some of the important perspectives and modes of analysis that these two seminal figures can offer us during this time of looming ecological catastrophe? Come to this talk and find out! Dr. Jason M. Wirth is Professor of Philosophy at Seattle University and an ordained Soto Zen priest. This is a Green Stacks event sponsored by…

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