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November 2017

Quiet Lightning at Peacock Lounge

November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Peacock Lounge, 552 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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$5

The first 100 people @ Peacock Lounge will receive a book featuring all of the selected writing and cover art by a local artist.

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Lynne Barnes + Jessica Loos

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Beach, SF Public Library, 850 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Join us every Tuesday evening in the historic literary epicenter of San Francisco to hear poets from near and far read their work!

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Barbara Jane Reyes

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Feminist experimental poetry in the tradition of Audre Lorde and Theresa Kyung Cha from a prominent Filipina American poet.

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Tom Gauld w/ Mallory Ortberg

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith is pleased to welcome acclaimed Guardian cartoonist Tom Gauld as he presents a best-of collection of literary humour cartoons — Baking with Kafka.

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John Hodgman

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Public Works, 161 Erie Street
San Francisco , CA 94103 United States
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$20 - $35

Booksmith can't wait to host writer, comedian and actor John Hodgman for his new book Vacationland!

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Jeffrey Eugenides

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

In conversation w/ Steven Winn.

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Memorial for Joe Pachinko

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Beloved poet Joe Pachinko has left the building. Join us for a celebration of his life and work.

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David Rocklin: The Night Language

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery is happy to welcome David Rocklin for The Night Language. Please join us!

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Lucha Libro: The Bay Area’s First Literary Wrestling Competition

November 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Park Gym, 1960 Harrison St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$10

RADAR Productions presents Lucha Libro, the Bay Area’s first-ever literary wrestling competition!

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Writers With Drinks November

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$5 - $20

All proceeds benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.

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Elevate Reading w/ Park, Stein, Chavez, + Orth

November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Small Press Traffic, 1111 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
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$6 - $10

Please join us for this special event at Artist Television Access with four of the latest ELEVATE residents!

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Perfectly Queer: Non-Fiction November

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro Street
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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Nonfiction readings!

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Jerome Rothenberg

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Celebrating the release of Technicians of the Sacred, Third Edition: A Range of Poetries from Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania, Revised and Expanded, 50th Anniversary.

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Rosemary Manno + Clif Ross

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Beach, SF Public Library, 850 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Join us every Tuesday evening in the historic literary epicenter of San Francisco to hear poets from near and far read their work!

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Emma Cline

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 United States
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$29

In conversation w/ Vendela Vida.

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Red, Yellow, Green: Alejandro Saravia + María José Giménez

November 16 @ 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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Bolivian-Canadian writer Alejandro Saravia and poet and translator María José Giménez discuss his new novel, Red, Yellow, Green.

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Bawdy Storytelling’s Hurts So Good

November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St
San Francisco , CA 94110 United States
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$20 - $30

This evening features tales of hurting - but in a good way - and is hosted by nationally-known sexual folklorist Dixie De La Tour.

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Cristina Rivera Garza w/ Mauro Javier Cardenas

November 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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Mexican writer Cristina Rivera Garza discusses her new novel, The Iliac Crest, w/ Mauro Javier Cardenas.

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POETS! – featured readers followed by an open mic

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Avotcja + David Hathwell

November 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Beach, SF Public Library, 850 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Join us every Tuesday evening in the historic literary epicenter of San Francisco to hear poets from near and far read their work!

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Gail Mitchell + Michael Koch

November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Beach, SF Public Library, 850 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States
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Join us every Tuesday evening in the historic literary epicenter of San Francisco to hear poets from near and far read their work!

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Spring Washam: A Fierce Heart

November 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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Her humor, enthusiasm, and energy are a refreshing addition to the pantheon of books on mindfulness.

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Helen Benedict w/ Ayelet Waldman

November 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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Booksmith is thrilled to host Helen Benedict for her new novel Wolf Season. She'll be in conversation with Ayelet Waldman (A Really Good Day). Join us!

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December 2017

Charif Shanahan + Sam Sax

December 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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Charif Shanahan and Sam Sax read from their latest poetry collections.

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Rabih Alameddine

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Join us at the Main Library as Rabih Alameddine reads from, and discusses, his new novel The Angel of History.

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