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March 2020

Happy Endings: March

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Happy Endings

HAPPY ENDINGS is a monthly reading series that showcases new writing and wants to shine a little sun on your soul. What's gonna happen? Five writers will come with a piece they've prepared in response to a monthly prompt. A panel of judges will be selected from the audience, and that panel will pick a winner! $10/Pay what you can. NOTAFLOF We're thinking about scale, my little Sunbeams. How does the size of a place, a person, or a feeling…

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Katie M. Flynn

March 10 @ 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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front cover of The Companions

Katie M. Flynn discusses her debut novel, The Companions. Praise for The Companions “Beautifully atmospheric and emotionally intense, The Companions is an unnerving and engrossing story. The radiant, somber voice of this near-future speculative novel ratchets the suspense while also illuminating what makes us human and how we endure beyond death. This is a spellbinding novel that will linger with you.” —Kassandra Montag, author of After the Flood "With deft narration and unforgettable characters, Katie M. Flynn weaves a tale of high-tech, dystopian reincarnation. Each…

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Colum McCann & Isabel Allende

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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$30
Isabel Allende

Buy Tickets Co-presented with JCCSF Irish-born international bestselling author Colum McCann (Let the Great World Spin) is among the world’s foremost storytellers, moving seamlessly from the Troubles in Ireland to the Romani camps of Eastern Europe to the dizzying heights of the World Trade Center. His latest book, Apeirogon, tells the story of two fathers – one Palestinian and one Israeli – who learn of each other’s grief and reach across borders to work towards peace. In conversation with Isabel Allende. $30 Speakers Colum…

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Shana Redmond

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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front cover of Everything Man

discussing the subject of her new book Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson from Duke University Press From his cavernous voice and unparalleled artistry to his fearless struggle for human rights, Paul Robeson was one of the twentieth century's greatest icons and polymaths. In Everything Man Shana L. Redmond traces Robeson's continuing cultural resonances in popular culture and politics. She follows his appearance throughout the twentieth century in the forms of sonic and visual vibration and holography; theater, art,…

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MariNaomi / Distant Stars

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery welcomes MariNaomi back for the final volume of her Life on Earth trilogy, Distant Stars. Please join us! Celebrated cartoonist MariNaomi concludes her tale of growing up, falling in and out of love, and possible alien interventions. Shy, self-deprecating Paula Navarro is coming into her own -- and it's making her new girlfriend, Johanna, a little nervous. Paula's former friend Emily Baker is learning to look inward. Brett Hathaway, Emily and Paula's mutual ex-hook-up, is torn about reconnecting with his estranged dad. And…

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Happy 7th Birthday Voz Sin Tinta!

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Voz Sin Tinta is turning 7! To celebrate our special day, we want YOU to come out and read or come and share space. We will ONLY HAVE A COMMUNITY OPEN MIC. We would not have made it seven years without the community, and we want to continue to support you all just like you support us. That's right! TWO HOURS OF OPEN MIC. Bring food! Bring drinks! Bring adult drinks! Bring a friend! Bring some art to share! Bring…

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LAUNCH for Juliana Delgado Lopera / Fiebre Tropical

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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front cover of Fiebre Tropical

The Bindery is thrilled to host the launch party for Juliana Delgado Lopera and her debut novel, Fiebre Tropical. More information to be announced, but please do yourself a favor and save the date! Uprooted from her comfortable life in Bogotá, Colombia, into an ant-infested Miami townhouse, fifteen-year-old Francisca is miserable and friendless in her strange new city. Her alienation grows when her mother is swept up into an evangelical church, replete with Christian salsa, abstinent young dancers, and baptisms for the dead.…

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In Common Writers Series: Prageeta Sharma and Dodie Bellamy, reading and in conversation

March 12 @ 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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The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series welcomes poet Prageeta Sharma, visiting from Los Angeles, together with Dodie Bellamy, of San Francisco, reading and in conversation. This event, the first of two evenings featuring these two writers, is supported by The Walter & Elise Haas Fund, and is free and open to the public. Prageeta Sharma is the author of the poetry collections Grief Sequence (Wave Books, 2019), Undergloom (Fence Books, 2013), Infamous Landscapes (Fence Books, 2007), The Opening Question (Fence Books, 2004), which won the 2004 Fence Modern Poets Prize, and Bliss to…

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Calico Launch Party

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Churchill’s Office, 194 Church St.
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
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Calico launch

In March 2020, Two Lines Press will launch a new book series dedicated to capturing vanguard works of translated literature—curated around a particular theme, region, language, historical moment, or style—in vibrant, collectible editions. We’re calling it Calico.  The first Calico book, That We May Live: Speculative Chinese Fiction, will be published on March 10th. This book collects seven short stories from mainland China and Hong Kong, all of them erring on the side of the strange, the speculative. Government mushroom housing?…

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Cathy Park Hong with Vanessa Hua / Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

March 12 @ 7:00 pm

Booksmith hosts Cathy Park Hong for her new book, Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, a ruthlessly honest, emotionally charged, and utterly original exploration of Asian American consciousness and the struggle to be human. She'll be in conversation with Vanessa Hua (Deceit and Other Possibilities and A River of Stars). Please join us! “Brilliant . . . To read this book is to become more human.” – Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history…

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Jessi Jezewska Stevens with Rita Bullwinkel: The Exhibition of Persephone Q

March 12 @ 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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Jessi Jezewska Stevens discusses her new novel, The Exhibition of Persephone Q, with Rita Bullwinkel. Praise for The Exhibition of Persephone Q "A triumph of tone and intelligence. Percy Q's perspective is skewed and searching at once, and through her eyes, we see afresh not only New York's post-9/11 landscape but also the world of art, and love, and the process of becoming." —Rivka Galchen, author of Atmospheric Disturbances "Finally a book that exposes how dull Occam’s Razor has become after all these years.…

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

March 12 @ 7:30 pm
The Lost Church, 65 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$10

You're Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes... Open Mic at The Lost Church - San Francisco w/Ned Buskirk $10 in advance & at the door. TICKETS HERE: http://bit.ly/YG2D_March12_SF And support MORE with ticket tiers. You choose the amount. The tickets tiers are direct ways of offering more support to YG2D, a 501(c)3 Non-profit bringing diverse communities creatively into the conversation of death & dying, inspiring life by unabashedly sourcing our shared mortality. Thank you for any additional help…

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In Common Writers Series: Dodie Bellamy and Prageeta Sharma

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series welcomes poet Prageeta Sharma, visiting from Los Angeles, together with Dodie Bellamy, of San Francisco, reading and in conversation. This event, the second of two evenings featuring these two writers, is supported by The Walter & Elise Haas Fund, and is free and open to the public. Dodie Bellamy’s writing focuses on sexuality, politics, and narrative experimentation, challenging the distinctions among fiction, the essay, and poetry. She was the 2018–19 subject of the CCA Wattis Institute for…

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On Astrology and Real Relationships

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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$20
Jessica Lanyadoo

When it comes to friendship, family, and romance, we all want the same things: to love and be loved, to communicate, to fight fair, and to feel okay in our own skin. Beloved Bay Area astrologer and host of the popular podcast, Ghost of a Podcast, Jessica Lanyadoo has turned her skills towards relationships and matters of the heart, doing the math on why we are the way we are, and why our actions might not reflect our desires. Jessica's…

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Miah Jeffra’s The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! Reading and Release

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Help Alley Cat give a big congratulations to Miah Jeffra on their newest book, The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! Featuring a star-studded slew of readers including: Carson Beker, Jennifer Lewis, Juli Delgado Lopera, Monique Mero and Baruch Porras-Hernandez!  

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Deb Olin Unferth: Barn 8

March 13 @ 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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Deb Olin Unferth discusses her new novel, Barn 8, with Rita Bullwinkel. Praise for Barn 8 “Barn 8 is a novel like no other: An urgent moral fantasia, a post-human parable, a tender portrait of animal dignity and genius.”—Dana Spiotta “Deb Unferth's hilarious, off-kilter genius is on dazzling display in this novel. Come for the brilliant insights about our faltering civilization. Stay for the revolutionaries and the chickens. You are really really going to love these chickens . . .”—Jenny Offill “Like…

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Babylon Salon

March 14 @ 6:00 pm
The Armory Club, 1799 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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presents our Spring Reading Saturday, March 14, 2020, 6.00 pm  at The Armory Club 1799 Mission Street  (downstairs performance space)   featuring ----- Deb Olin Unferth (Barn 8; Wait Till You See Me Dance) "In this outrageous piece of rural noir and pitch-perfect characterization, Unferth's Barn 8 recalls Edward Abbey’s The Monkey Wrench Gang with a dose of vegan-minded quirk. This entertaining, satisfying genre turn shows off Unferth’s range, and readers will be delighted by the characters’ earnest crusade.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review Barn…

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Queerbound Queer Open Mic

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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An LGBTQ+ Open Mic hosted by the folks at Alley Cat Books!

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Babylon Salon Spring 2020 Performance

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Armory Club, 1799 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Babylon Salon Spring 2020

Join us on Saturday, March 14 for Babylon Salon's quarterly reading and performance series, with readings from Deb Olin Unferth (Barn 8, forthcoming in March; Wait Till You See Me Dance; Revolution), C. Pam Zhang (How Much of These Hills is Gold, forthcoming in April), Taymour Soomro (fiction in the New Yorker, Southern Review, and Ninth Letter), and more, along with a musical performance by Rachel "Lightning" Rose (Jefferson Starship). WHERE: The Armory Club, downstairs performance space. 1799 Mission Street,…

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Babylon Salon Spring 2020 Performance

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Armory Club, 1799 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Join us on Saturday, March 14 for Babylon Salon's quarterly reading and performance series, with readings from Deb Olin Unferth (Barn 8, forthcoming in March; Wait Till You See Me Dance; Revolution), C. Pam Zhang (How Much of These Hills is Gold, forthcoming in April), Taymour Soomro (fiction in the New Yorker, Southern Review, and Ninth Letter), and more, along with a musical performance by Rachel "Lightning" Rose. Where: The Armory Club, downstairs performance space. 1799 Mission Street, San Francisco.…

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Writers with Drinks

March 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
Writers With Drinks

Susan Fowler (Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber) Stephen van Dyck (People I've Met from the Internet) Miah Jeffra (The First Church of What's Happening) Cost: $5 to $20, no-one turned away All proceeds benefit a local non-profit TBA At The Make Out Room 3225 22nd St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.

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Zine Party ///Paula Salemme + Ariel Cooper

March 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Aaron Shurin at The Green Arcade

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Aaron Shurin launches his new book, The Blue Absolute, a collection of prose poetry that resembles hot boxes of lyrical language combusting with daily life. People move and think amidst a flurry of dots and dashes in a constant shift of perspective and action—urban and pastoral, highly figured and fragmented, grieving and dreaming—each poem a compressed but fluid zone of almost psychedelic intensity. The book closes with “Shiver,” an American epic, at once a lament for and vision of a…

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Launch for Katie Burke / Urban Playground: What Kids Say About Living in San Francisco

March 16 @ 6:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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To outsiders, the Bay Area is intrinsically linked to tech hubs and counterculture. But what about San Francisco’s kid culture? In her new book, “Urban Playground: What Kids Say About Living in San Francisco,” Katie Burke explores the experience of kids ages five to nine living in one of the country’s most iconic cultural hubs. The book also includes thoughtful discussion questions designed to draw laughs, explore various topics from silly to serious, and facilitate discussion. Writer of Noe Kids,…

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Rebecca Solnit / Recollections of My Nonexistence

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Internet Archive, 300 Funston Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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front cover of Recollections of My Nonexistence

Booksmith hosts the inimitable Rebecca Solnit reading from and discussing her memoir, Recollections of My Nonexistence. Please note: This event is ticketed and will be at the Internet Archive HQ, 300 Funston Ave., San Francisco. Tickets, including discounted book bundles, are on sale now. Advance tickets are highly encouraged to ensure admission. Unless noted here, tickets will be available at the door. In Recollections of My Nonexistence, Solnit describes her formation as a writer and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco, in an atmosphere of gender…

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Wyoming by JP Gritton Reading and Release!

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Alley Cat Books presents a reading of JP Gritton’s newest book, Wyoming.

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William J. Drummond

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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front cover of Prison Truth

discussing the subject of his new book Prison Truth: The Story of the San Quentin News from University of California Press San Quentin State Prison, California's oldest prison and the nation’s largest, is notorious for once holding America’s most dangerous prisoners. But in 2008, the Bastille-by-the-Bay became a beacon for rehabilitation through the prisoner-run newspaper the San Quentin News. Prison Truth tells the story of how prisoners, many serving life terms, transformed the prison climate from what Johnny Cash called a living hell…

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Harry Dodge

March 17 @ 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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Harry Dodge discusses his new book, My Metorite: Or, Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing. Praise for My Metorite "Dodge has offered a new, luminous angle on autobiography that not only traces where the body has been--but also what it loves, how it thinks and feels within the potent intellectual and physical detritus of its lived world. Reading this book is like being bathed in the bright, gritty sear of a comet's tail. But the mark it leaves is…

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Lisa Robertson

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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reading from The Baudelaire Fractal published by Coach House Books A debut novel by acclaimed poet Lisa Robertson, in which a poet realizes she has written the works of Baudelaire. One morning, the poet Hazel Brown wakes up in a strange hotel room to find that she's written the complete works of Charles Baudelaire. Surprising as this may be, it's no more surprising to Brown than the impossible journey she's taken to become the writer that she is. Animated by…

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Andrew Altschul

March 18 @ 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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Andrew Altschul discusses his new novel, The Gringa. Praise for The Gringa "The Gringa bites off an impressive chunk of American—and Peruvian—history with dynamic prose. It's an exciting addition to the literature of terrorism and revolution." —KARAN MAHAJAN, author of The Association of Small Bombs "What every even slightly conscious American writer is trying to figure out right now is how to write about the state of America without clambering atop a soapbox. This is the considerable achievement of Andrew Altschul's The Gringa." —DAVID SHIELDS, author…

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