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April 2019

Translator Marian Schwartz

April 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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  Marian Schwartz discusses her latest translations from Russian, The Man Who Couldn't Die: The Tale of an Authentic Human Being and Horsemen of the Sands. About The Man Who Couldn't Die In the chaos of early-1990s Russia, the wife and stepdaughter of a paralyzed veteran conceal the Soviet Union's collapse from him in order to keep him--and his pension--alive until it turns out the tough old man has other plans. Olga Slavnikova's The Man Who Couldn't Die tells the story of how two women…

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MICHAEL LEWIS

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$29

MICHAEL LEWIS Against The Rules In Conversation with Jacob Weisberg Thursday, April 11, 2019, 7:30 pm Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater Series: Special Events  Buy Tickets | 415.392.4400 Journalist and bestselling author Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Big Short, Flashboys) talks to Jacob Weisberg about his new podcast, AGAINST THE RULES, where he explores the corrosion of fairness in courts of law, Wall Street, sports, and the art world—to understand what it has done to our society, mostly without our noticing. The seven-episode season takes listeners from student-loan call centers…

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The Poetry Center at SF State Presents: Feliz Lucia Molina

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Feliz' latest chapbook is Crystal Marys. Written from the impassive surface of the Internet and the high desert of Southern California, Crystal Marys is a field study of social-media fatigue, suburban youth, Filipino immigrancy, a denim day job in LA's garment district, and other sites of crystallized dis/enchantment. Molina traces life's "beautiful unreliable narrative logic" by the devotional images of our times-the Virgin Mary, emoji, family photos, profile pics, etc.

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Show Me as I Want to be Seen with Porchlight Storytelling

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CIIS Public Programs, 1453 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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$20

Join us for an evening of storytelling presented in collaboration with Contemporary Jewish Museum and San Francisco’s storytelling series, Porchlight. Each storyteller is sharing a personal story inspired by the CJM exhibition Show Me as I Want to be Seen. Taking the work of French Jewish artist and writer Claude Cahun (1894–1954) along with her lifelong lover and collaborator Marcel Moore (1892–1972) as its starting point, Show Me as I Want to Be Seen examines the complex and empowered representation…

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The Poetry Center presents Feliz Lucia Molina and Alli Warren at The Green Arcade

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Free

The Poetry Center's In Common Writers Series continues in April with a double program featuring Feliz Lucia Molina, here from Chicago, along with the Bay Area's Alli Warren. Friday April 12, they will each read their own work at The Green Arcade in San Francisco. (The prior night, Thursday April 11, Feliz is reading then joining Alli and the audience in conversation, at The Poetry Center.) Supported by the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, both events are free and open…

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Fire & Rain: Ecopoetry of California contributors read

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bird & Beckett Books and Records, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco , CA 94131 United States
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Publisher Lucille Lang Day and poet Joan Gelfand are joined by several Bay Area colleagues who are among the 150 contributors throughout the state whose poems make up "Fire & Rain: Ecopoetry of California" (Scarlet Tanager Books, 2018). http://www.scarlettanager.com/ "Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California, edited by Lucille Lang Day and Ruth Nolan, is not only a beautiful and thorough anthology but an homage to California, its varieties of landscapes, and the amazing poetry it has evoked. Like no other…

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GEARS TURNING w/ Kim Shuck

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join us for an afternoon of wonderful poetry by SF Bay Area based poets, artists, and musicians with your host Kim Shuck. To participate in the open mic session, please arrive by 4 and plan to listen to all of the featured poets. Seating/space is limited. Posted in LIVE POETRY

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LOTERIA READING SERIES No. 1: La Luna, La Arãna, La Estrella

April 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Institute Of advanced Uncertainty, P.O. Box 460908
San Francisco, 94146
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Free
La Loteria - Apr 2019

LOTERIA READING SERIES, No. 1: La Arãna, La Luna, La Estrella An afternoon reading with Raina J. León Thea Matthews MK Chavez Sunday, April 14th, 2019 Doors: 4PM Program: 4:30PM Free Entry Institute Of advanced Uncertainty @ McRoskey 3RD FLOOR FACTORY LOFT 1687 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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POETS! – featured readers followed by an open mic

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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POETS! – Ronald Sauer & Agnetta Falk followed by an open mic

April 15 @ 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! - Ronald Sauer & Agnetta Falk followed by an open mic

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New Poetry & 100 Years of Ferlinghetti at Odd Mondays

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Folio Books, 3957 24th St
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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Free

Shauna Hannibal, Fernando Martí, and Zack Rogow, three poets with new collections, read from their work and from the work of Lawrence Ferlinghetti at "New Poetry & 100 Years of Ferlinghetti," the Odd Mondays for April 15. Celebrate National Poetry Month and Lawrence Ferlinghetti's first century at Folio Books, 3957 24th St. in Noe Valley. 7pm start. Free admission and free refreshments--including birthday cake! Here's more about the poets who are reading: Shauna Hannibal is the author of Hannibal (Forklift…

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The Effect of Tech on San Francisco with Cary McClelland and Kim-Mai Cutler

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Manny’s, 3092 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
San Francisco, 94108 United States
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$6 – $54

San Francisco is changing at warp speed. Famously home to artists and activists, and known as the birthplace of the Beats and the LGBTQ movement, in recent decades the Bay Area has been reshaped by Silicon Valley, the engine of the new American economy. The richer the region gets, the more unequal and less diverse it becomes, and cracks in the city's facade--rapid gentrification, an epidemic of evictions, rising crime, atrophied public institutions--have started to show. Who has been displaced?…

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Philosopher of Utopia: Celebrating the New Graphic Biography of Herbert Marcuse

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Nick Thorkelson, Andrew T. Lamas, and a special guest TBD discussing the new book Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia: A Graphic Biography by Nick Thorkelson, edited by Paul Buhle and Andrew T. Lamas, with a foreword by Angela Y. Davis & published by City Lights Books This comics-format biography brings Marcuse's life, work, and times to a new generation. From his youth in Weimar Germany and early studies with Martin Heidegger, to his emigration from Nazi Germany along with colleagues…

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JELANI COBB In Conversation with Hilton Als

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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JELANI COBB In Conversation with Hilton Als Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7:30 pm Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater Series: Social Studies  Buy Tickets | Buy Series Tickets | 415.392.4400 Jelani Cobb has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 2015, writing on subjects of race, politics, history, and culture. Cobb’s books include The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress, To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic, and the collection, The Devil and Dave Chappelle and Other Essays. He has also contributed essays and articles…

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Bright: Mui Poopoksakul in conversation with Saskia Vogel

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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APRIL 16, 2019 | 7:30PM Bright: Mui Poopoksakul in conversation with Saskia Vogel The Bindery | 1727 Haight Street | San Francisco, CA RSVP Mui Poopoksakul talks about her translation of Duanwad Pimwana’s Bright, the first-ever novel by a Thai woman to appear in English translation, with Saskia Vogel, moderated by Laura Goode. “Bright will prove to be seminal for Thailand’s place in the literary world.” — Prabda Yoon, author of Moving Parts When five-year-old Kampol is told by his father to sit…

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Jenny Odell

April 16 @ 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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Jenny Odell discusses her new book, How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. Praise for How To Do Nothing “Self-help for the collectively minded, How to Do Nothing is as thoughtful and morally serious as it is fun to read. This book will change how you see the world.”—Malcolm Harris, author of Kids These Days  “Your chaotic, fraught internal weather isn't an accident, it's a business-model, and while 'thoughtful resistance' isn't 'productive,' Odell proves that it is utterly necessary.”—Cory Doctorow, author of Radicalized and Walkaway “In a media and…

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Oliver Nachtwey in conversation with Adrian Daub

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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City Lights inconjunction with the Goethe Institut and Verso Books present Oliver Nachtwey in conversation with Adrian Daub discussing the subject of Oliver Nachtwey's new book Germany's Hidden Crisis:Social Decline in the Heart of Europe from Verso Books Translated by Loren Balhorn and David Fernbach Recipient of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation 2016 Hans-Matthöfer-Preis for Economic Writing. Upward social mobility represented a core promise of life under the "old" West German welfare state, in which millions of skilled workers upgraded their Volkswagens to…

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Pamela Nadell

April 17 @ 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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Pamela Nadell discusses her new book, America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today. About America's Jewish Women What does it mean to be a Jewish woman in America? In a gripping historical narrative, Pamela S. Nadell weaves together the stories of a diverse group of extraordinary people--from the colonial-era matriarch Grace Nathan and her great-granddaughter, poet Emma Lazarus, to labor organizer Bessie Hillman and the great justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to scores of other activists, workers, wives, and…

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BINDERY: Edna in a Bottle (tastes funny)

April 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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$12 – $25

Edna in a Bottle (tastes funny) is a new San Francisco comedy hour at The Bindery in the Haight district. Edna and her friends are trapped in a bottle and dying to perform! A colorful splash of sketch scenes, story-telling, circus talent and wacked-out adult comedy. And there's nothing wrong with an eating contest here and there. Mark your calendars and come let us out of the bottle!   Tickets are $12-25, sliding. Seating is limited, and this show often sells…

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Author Talk: Susan Alexander Red Diana

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA, 94102
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Author Susan Alexander will discuss her most recent book "Red Diana", a psychological thriller. Set in San Francisco, the book is a sequel to "A Quicker Blood".  

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Damon Krukowski

April 18 @ 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 his new book   Ways of Hearing by Damon Krukowski forward by Emily Thompson published by MIT Press A writer-musician examines how the switch from analog to digital audio is changing our perceptions of time, space, love, money, and power. Our voices carry farther than ever before, thanks to digital media. But how are they being heard? In this book, Damon Krukowski examines how the switch from analog to digital audio is changing our perceptions of…

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Lydia Fitzpatrick

April 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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Lydia Fitzpatrick discusses her debut novel, Lights All Night Long. Praise for Lights All Night Long “Lights All Night Long is as delicious as it is dazzling—a mystery I was tempted to read in one sitting as well as a startling, clear-eyed exploration of what holds us together, regardless of location or distance. Brilliantly conceived and exquisitely observed, Lydia Fitzpatrick’s debut shines as brightly as its title.”—Chloe Benjamin, author of The Immortalists “For readers drawn to literary thrills, Lights All Night Long offers drugs, sex,…

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Lydia Fitzpatrick and Tony Marra

April 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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Lydia Fitzpatrick discusses her debut novel, Lights All Night Long with Tony Marra. Praise for Lights All Night Long “Lights All Night Long is as delicious as it is dazzling—a mystery I was tempted to read in one sitting as well as a startling, clear-eyed exploration of what holds us together, regardless of location or distance. Brilliantly conceived and exquisitely observed, Lydia Fitzpatrick’s debut shines as brightly as its title.”—Chloe Benjamin, author of The Immortalists “For readers drawn to literary thrills, Lights All Night Long offers…

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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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