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September 2018

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

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Gabriela Alemán

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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with special guests Mauro Javier Cardenas and Dick Cluster celebrating the release of Poso Wells published by City Lights Books An ABA Summer/Fall 2018 Indies Introduce Selection Celebrated Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán's first work to appear in English: a noir, feminist eco-thriller in which venally corrupt politicians and greedy land speculators finally get their just comeuppance! In the squalid settlement of Poso Wells, women have been regularly disappearing but the authorities have shown little interest. When the leading presidential candidate comes to town,…

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Arjun Singh Sethi / American Hate: Survivors Speak Out

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith hosts an evening with Arjun Singh Sethi, editor ofAmerican Hate: Survivors Speak Out. More information TBA soon -- save the date and join us!   “Why am I in this country now? Should I move elsewhere? Do I want to raise my kids in this country, where hate is so visible and rampant? I’ve been in this fight for decades, but even I struggle. Deep down, though, I know we need to stay the course and continue the fight.” – Marwan…

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Lydia Kiesling Book Release

September 4 @ 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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Lydia Kiesling joins us to celebrate the release of her new novel, The Golden State, with Ismail Muhammad. Praise for The Golden State “The Golden State is a perfect evocation of the beautiful, strange, frightening, funny territory of new motherhood. Lydia Kiesling writes with great intelligence and candor about the surreal topography of a day with an infant, and toggles skillfully between the landscape of Daphne’s interior and the California desert, her postpartum body and the body politic. A love story for our fractured…

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Launch for Mia Ayumi Malhotra with Jennifer S. Cheng and Pinbokeh / Isako Isako

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts the launch party for Mia Ayumi Malhotra's debut collection of poems, Isako Isako. Joining Mia areJennifer S. Cheng (Moon: Letters, Maps, Poems) and the experimental improv group Pinbokeh. We hope to see you there!   Isako Isako follows a single family lineage spanning four generations of female Japanese Americans to explore the chilling historical legacies of cultural trauma -- internment, mass displacement, and rampant racism -- in the United States, and how it weaves together with current events.   Isako Isako was born…

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Readings from They Said, A Collaborative Anthology

September 5 @ 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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Jacqueline Doyle, Chiyuma Elliott, Tracy Jane Gregory, Steve Gutierrez, Carla Harryman, Persis Karim, Caroline Kessler, Rae Liberto and Dean Rader read pieces from They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing. Praise for They Said Carlos Fuentes argued that the most important literary occasions are those in which “genre” is recirculated. Writing survives—thrives, even—on recirculation and the reconception of genre. The collaborations collected here represent such a change, as important, in their own way, as concretism, found, sound or random poetry. Making…

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Vanessa Hua in conversation with Lydia Kiesling

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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In a powerful debut novel about modern-day motherhood, immigration, and identity, a pregnant Chinese woman makes her way to California and stakes a claim to the American dream."Vanessa Hua's debut is an utterly absorbing novel."—Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere Holed up with other mothers-to-be in a secret maternity home in Los Angeles, Scarlett Chen is far from her native China, where she worked in a factory and fell in love with the owner, Boss Yeung. Now she’s carrying his…

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Shipwreck presents Moby Dick

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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$12 - $15

It's back to school, so this month, we're taking our harpoons to noteworthy National Treasure and Greatest Love Story Ever Told: Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Featured writers TBA. $12 advance, $15 door, ticket includes *open bar* for 21+, and admission to the afterparty at The Alembic (1725 Haight). Seats tend to sell out fast; we encourage you to buy early. Please remember: Shipwreck tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.   Tickets on sale now.    -- Welcome, Shipsters, to San Francisco's premier literary…

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New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts the San Francisco launch for the new W. W. Norton anthology New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction, featuring readings by local contributors. More TBA soon. Save the date and join us!   A new collection of very short stories selected by Flash Fiction editor James Thomas and Robert Scotellaro.   All of the stories in this book are exceptionally short, revealing themselves in no more than 300 words. With a foreword by Robert Shapard and an afterword by Christopher Merrill, this book brings you…

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Kamila Shamsie

September 6 @ 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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Kamila Shamsie joins us to celebrate the paperback release of her new novel, Home Fire. Praise for Home Fire “Home Fire left me awestruck, shaken, on the edge of my chair, filled with admiration for her courage and ambition.” —Peter Carey, Booker Prize-winning author of Oscar and Lucinda “Shamsie’s simple, lucid prose plays in perfect harmony with the heartbeat of modern times. Home Fire deftly reveals all the ways in which the political is as personal as the personal is political. No novel could be as…

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Amplify: A Storytellling Conference for People of Color

September 8 - September 9
UC Berkeley
$30

Featuring workshops with Shanthi Sekaran on Writing Outside Your Cultural Experience, Norman Antonio Zelaya on Cadence, Community and Representation, and Vanessa Hua on Narrative Journalism, amongst others. We've already sold 30% of our tickets in the first 3 days, so get the Early-Bird deal and buy with a friend now! About Amplify  We write, produce, craft, investigate, report as a means to tell our and our communities stories, because the stories we hear about us are not told by us. As storytellers, we contribute…

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Babylon Salon

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Armory Club, 1799 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Babylon Salon presents our Fall Reading Saturday, September 8, 2018, 6.00 pm  at The Armory Club 1799 Mission Street  (downstairs performance space)   featuring -- Daniel Mallory Ortberg Daniel Mallory Ortberg's first book, the satirical bestseller Texts from Jane Eyre: and Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters, was described by the Los Angeles Times Review of Books as a "splendid and wry work of humor writing" and by Elizabeth Gilbert as "candy coated in crack cocaine... it's the best." Ortberg's newest book, The Merry Spinster:…

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Writers with Drinks

September 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$5 - $20

Jane Smiley (Golden Age, Moo, A Thousand Acres) R.O. Kwon (The Incendiaries: A Novel) Maria Dahvana Headley (The Mere Wife: A Novel) 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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Alexandra and David Brown

September 10 @ 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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Alexandra and David Brown discuss their new book, A Year Off: A Story About Traveling the World-and How to Make it Happen for You. About A Year Off Wait for me... Who knew the power three little words could have in starting an international travel adventure? A Year Off is one part memoir, one part travel essays and one part travel guide, documenting the story of Alexandra and David Brown, a couple who decided to take a year off from their…

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A Year Off: A Story About Traveling the World—and How to Make It Happen for You, by Alexandra and David Brown

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mechanics Institute, 57 Post St 4th Floor Boardroom
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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On their first date, David started describing to Alexandra his plan to quit his job and travel around the world for a year. Without hesitation (and surprising them both) Alexandra blurted out “Wait for me.” He did. Three months after that first date they quit their jobs and embarked on a round-the world adventure together that would take them to Costa Rica, New Zealand, Thailand, India, Romania, France, Ireland, and more. They traveled together for a full year—and one year…

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Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Presents Poetic Tuesdays with Litquake

September 11 @ 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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R.O. Kwon celebrating the release of The Incendiaries

September 11 @ 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 The Incendiaries  from Riverhead Books Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Time, Parade, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Esquire, PBS, Vulture,Buzzfeed, BookRiot, PopSugar, Refinery29, Bustle, The Rumpus, Paste, BBC. A shocking novel of violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young woman at an elite American university is drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult tied to North Korea. Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn't tell anyone she blames herself…

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Claudia Dey / Heartbreaker

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Claudia Dey for her American debut, Heartbreaker! Please join us.   An isolated town. The remains of a mysterious cult. And a woman who disappears.   It's 1985. Pony Darlene Fontaine has lived all her fifteen years in "the territory," a settlement founded decades ago by a charismatic cult leader. In this strange town run on a sinister economic resource, the women crimp their hair and wear shoulder pads, and the teenagers listen to Nazareth and Whitesnake on their Walkmans.…

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Elaine Mokhtefi

September 11 @ 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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Elaine Mokhtefi discusses her new book, Algiers, Third World Capital: Freedom Fighters, Revolutionaries, Black Panthers. Praise for Algiers, Third World Capital “Algiers, Third World Capital is a return to a time when Algiers was Mecca and the Vatican for revolutionaries. Indeed, at the time Amilcar Cabral said: 'Muslims go on pilgrimage to Mecca, Christians in the Vatican and national liberation movements in Algiers.'”– Kader Bakou, Le Soir d'Algerie (French) “Elaine Mokhtefi has written a fascinating insider’s account of the Black Panthers’ exile in Algiers…

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Ingrid Rojas Contreras celebrating the release of her debut novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree

September 12 @ 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 her debut novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree  from Random House A mesmerizing debut set in Colombia at the height Pablo Escobar's violent reign about a sheltered young girl and a teenage maid who strike an unlikely friendship that threatens to undo them bothSeven-year-old Chula and her older sister Cassandra enjoy carefree lives thanks to their gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the neighborhood walls, where…

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GARY SHTEYNGART

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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$29 - $46

In Conversation with Isabel Duffy Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 7:30 pm Venue: Nourse Theater Series: Special Events  Buy Tickets | 415.392.4400 Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. He is the author of the novels Super Sad True Love Story, which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and was selected as one of the best books of the year by more than forty news journals and magazines around the world; Absurdistan, which was chosen as one of…

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Jane Mount / Bibliophile

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith hosts beloved artist and founder of Ideal Bookshelf Jane Mount for Bibliophile. Please join us! Book lovers, rejoice! In this love letter to all things bookish, Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. Readers will: •  Tour the world's most beautiful bookstores •  Test their knowledge of the written word with quizzes •  Find their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books •  Sample the most famous fictional meals •  Peek inside the workspaces…

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Julie Bruck

September 12 @ 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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Julie Bruck reads from her new poetry collection, How to Avoid Huge Ships. Praise for Jule Bruck "She is the poet laureate of aftermath, of what we do in the wake of things. She picks up the broken pieces of what's left, and these she patches together, as she can, into beautifully-wrought poems that bear eloquent witness to what remains." Seán Kennedy "Alert and precise, perceptive and measured, Julie Bruck's poems calibrate situations both grave and brave, serious and hilarious, whilst avoiding…

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Susan Froderberg

September 13 @ 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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Susan Froderberg discusses her new novel Mysterium. Praise for Mysterium Praise for Mysterium “Mysterium is a beautifully rendered exploration of the essential role that landscape plays in the long and difficult journey from grief to understanding and acceptance. Susan Froderberg’s feeling-driven narrative is filled with both suspense and tenderness. A life-enhancing experience.” —Jane Urquhart, author of The Night Stages “An adventure at the top of the world; a narrative of reflection, insight, and survival.” —Paulette Jiles, author of News of the World “First there is the superbly…

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POETS! – featured readers followed by an open mic

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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