Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Past Events › San Francisco

Events List Navigation

July 2018

R.O. Kwon Book Release

July 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
+ Google Map

Join us on Tuesday, July 31st to celebrate the release of R.O. Kwon's debut novel, The Incendiaries. R.O. will be in conversation with Esmé Weijun Wang. Praise for The Incendiaries “The Incendiaries is a God-haunted, willful, strange book written with a kind of savage elegance. I've said it before, but now I'll shout it from the rooftops: R. O. Kwon is the real deal.”—Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies “Every explosive requires a fuse. That’s R. O. Kwon’s novel, a straight, slow-burning fuse.…

Find out more »
August 2018

The Red Army Faction and West Germany’s Debate Over Democracy and Authority

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
+ Google Map

Screening the Red Army Faction explores representations of the Red Army Faction (RAF) in print media, film and art. The book contributes both a new history and a new cultural history of post-fascist era West Germany that grapples with the fledgling republic's most pivotal debates about the nature of democracy and authority; about violence, its motivations and regulation; and about its cultural afterlife. Christina Gerhardt is Associate Professor of German at University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

Find out more »

Invocation to Daughters

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
+ Google Map

Barbara Jane Reyes   Celebrate the opening of PAL / The Pilipinx American Library at the Asian Art Museum with readings by Bay Area poets led by Barbara Jane Reyes. Browse through PAL's collection of Filipino-authored books, grab a drink at the cash bar and groove to music by DJ Jon Reyes.

Find out more »

Shipwreck Presents: Winnie the Pooh

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
+ Google Map
$12 - $15

Bring out your bear jokes. Sorry in advance! (Pants optional) 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. Tickets on sale now! Please remember: Shipwreck tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. -- Welcome, Shipsters, to San Francisco's premier literary erotic fanfiction event. Six Great Writers destroy six notable characters from one Great Book on the first Thursday of every…

Find out more »

Launch for Ingrid Rojas Contreras / Fruit of the Drunken Tree

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
+ Google Map

The Bindery is thrilled to host the launch party for Ingrid Rojas Contreras' debut novel, Fruit of the Drunken Tree. Joining Ingrid in conversation is our muse and yours, Carolina De Robertis. More to be announced soon, but please save the date and join us!   Seven-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 the godlike drug lord…

Find out more »

Siobhan Adcock

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
+ Google Map

Siobhan Adcock discusses her new novel, The Completionist. Praise for The Completionist "Thoughtful, suspenseful, and shot through with dark humor, The Completionist creates a future world near enough to our own that the familiarity stings and sings. Violence, climate change, invasive technologies, and the erosion of women's freedoms--none of this is science fiction, but the novel harnesses these destructive forces toward an original and imaginative end. And the people who inhabit these pages are vivid, defiant reminders of the sustaining powers…

Find out more »

Elizabeth Rush

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
+ Google Map

Elizabeth Rush discusses her new book, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore. Praise for Rising “Sea level rise is not some distant problem in a distant place. As Elizabeth Rush shows, it’s affecting real people right now. Rising is a compelling piece of reporting, by turns bleak and beautiful.”―Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction “A smart, lyrical testament to change and uncertainty. Elizabeth Rush listens to both the vulnerability and resiliency of communities facing the shifting shorelines of extreme weather. These are the…

Find out more »

Thor Hanson at the SF Botanical Garden

August 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
San Francisco Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Ave
San Francisco, CA - California 94122
+ Google Map
Free - $9

Thor Hanson discusses his new book, Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees, at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. This event will feature a talk in the Fragrance Garden followed by a signing. ***NOTE*** This is a free event but there is an $9.00 admission fee to the garden for Non-San Francisco residents. Seating will be limited. Praise for Buzz "Thor Hanson is a gifted story teller and naturalist. In Buzz, he takes us along on a wondrous, action-packed journey to discover the secret lives…

Find out more »

STARTING FROM SAN FRANCISCO: THE BABY BEAT GENERATION AND THE SECOND SAN FRANCISCO RENAISSANCE

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
+ Google Map

SAT. AUG. 4TH, 6-9PMJoin Third Mind Books to celebrate the release of Starting from San Francisco: The Baby Beat Generation and the Second San Francisco Renaissance, a Beat literary reunion and reading with: Thomas Rain Crowe Neeli Cherkovski Kaye McDonough Jack Hirschman Philip Daughtry Sharon Doubiago Clive Matson B. Alexandra Szerlip Anne Valley-Fox Jim Dallesandro and Joe Provenzano …also featuring Third Mind Books founder Arthur S. Nusbaum’s pioneering presentation on the Baby Beat Generation and the Second San Francisco Renaissance, “Beat Mentors &…

Find out more »

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

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Find out more »

CONTRAPTION

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Public Works, 161 Erie Street
San Francisco , CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map
$15 - $25

Stories of mad makers & ingenious inventors; marvelous machinery, implements of wonder & infernal devices CONTRAPTION Tuesday, Aug 7 Public Works SF: 161 Erie St, San Francisco Avani Wildani neé Gadani ~ Karakuri Dolls: The Original Mecha Bill Paul ~ A Bridge Too Far: The Origins and Workings of the E-Meter Eva Galperin ~ Bicycle My Nemesis Michael Brodhead ~ Leon Theremin: Electronic Music Pioneer Lynne Rutter ~ The Eisinga Planetarium: It Koe Minder! Zander ~ Eruvim: The Invisible Religious Walls That Surround Us Curated…

Find out more »

THE SF POWDER KEG

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Institute Of advanced Uncertainty [I.O.U.], 296 Ivy Street, btwn. Gough and Franklin
San Francisco, 94102
+ Google Map

AN EVENING OF POETRY  WITH Cathy Arellano Tanea Lunsford Lynx Ash Tré Phillips Tongo Eisen-Martin TUESDAY, AUGUST 7th @ 7PM FREE ENTRY @ INSTITUTE OF advanced UNCERTAINTY @ 296 IVY STREET, SAN FRANCISCO

Find out more »

Sylvia Verange

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
+ Google Map

Please join us at Green Apple Books on Clement street on Wednesday, August 8th at 7:00 p.m. as we welcome Sylvia Verange as she discusses her newest book (from Rare Bird Books), Two Breath, One Step: Hiking Across the Himalayas. Praise for Two Breaths, One Step " Two Breaths, One Step is a weave of extraordinary natural beauty, personal determination, intriguing cultural encounters, and magical spiritual moments--a significant personal odyssey coming together during a few months trekking the Himalayas. Sylvia writes with candor and the kind of descriptive detail…

Find out more »

Lone Glen Seedstarters: Readings & Propagations

August 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
+ Google Map
$5 - $10

Lone Glen is thrilled to present Seedstarters: An Evening of Readings and Propagations, guest curated by poet Genine Lentine. Join us to celebrateBidisha Banerjee, Emilie Lygren, and Lauren Shufran, who will be reading new writing and works-in-progress. $5-10 donations will be taken at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.   Lone Glen is a quarterly writing, art, and performance series dedicated to collaboration and community, now in its seventh year. Usually based in Oakland, we are happy…

Find out more »

Stephen Kessler

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St
San Francisco , CA 94118 United States
+ Google Map

Stephen Kessler joins us on Thursday, August 9th to read from his collection, Garage Elegies. About Garage Elegies In Garage Elegies, Stephen Kessler records with grief and wit, documentary realism and ranging imagination, poignancy and irony, a journey through the gains and losses of a lifetime.  From the twenty-four numbered poems of the title (composed in the poet’s garage) to fanciful inventions like “My Gym at Midnight,” passionate meditations like “River Lovers” and nightmarish visions like “Bedless in Bedlam,” his emotional honesty, conversational lyricism and wry melancholy are…

Find out more »

BINDERY: Keith Gessen / A Terrible Country

August 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
+ Google Map

The Bindery hosts All the Sad Young Literary Men author Keith Gessen for his new novel A Terrible Country. With Keith in conversation will be The Millions' Lydia Kiesling. Please join us!   When Andrei Kaplan's older brother Dima insists that Andrei return to Moscow to care for their ailing grandmother, Andrei must take stock of his life in New York. His girlfriend has stopped returning his text messages. His dissertation adviser is dubious about his job prospects. It's the summer of 2008, and his bank…

Find out more »

Jason Morris / Levon Helm

August 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
+ Google Map

Booksmith is proud to host the San Francisco launch for Jason Morris' first full-length collection of poetry, Levon Helm. Reading with Jason is the poet Nicholas James Whittington. Please join us!   Levon Helm is Jason Morris’ first full-length collection, a picaresque situated in the drum and voice of mind. Like the drummer-singer with whom it shares a name, its influences are broad but firmly American. Along with bits torn from the edges of Moby-Dick and The Maltese Falcon, it mines the margins of Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation. As…

Find out more »

The Parliament of Poets, An Epic Poem, at the Shelton Theater

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter Street
San Francisco, 94102
+ Google Map
$15.00 - $20.00

Shelton Theater - The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem. August 10, Friday, 7:30 to 9:00 pm. https://sheltontheater.org/the-parliament-of-poets-an-epic-poem/ The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem In 1977, FREDERICK GLAYSHER took a theatre course in the Interpretative Reading of Poetry, learning that the Greek rhapsodes would travel throughout ancient Greece reciting Homer. Before long the idea of writing an epic poem became compelling and the dream that one day he might also revive the art of the rhapsode. Thirty years in the making,…

Find out more »

Neighborhood Event: PASEO ARTISTICO

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
+ Google Map

1-3pm Kid's Craft Table 4pm Peggy Reskin:  Dynamic Speaker and Author of Barefoot Frontrunners; Sex Women and Power 6:30pm Poetry - Per-versions with your host Arturo Mantecon https://www.paseoartistico.org

Find out more »

Epic Poetry Reading, Frederick Glaysher, at Sacred Grounds

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sacred Grounds, 2095 Hayes
Sacred Grounds, 94117
+ Google Map
Free

In 1977, Frederick Glaysher took a theatre course in the Interpretative Reading of Poetry, learning that the Greek rhapsodes would travel throughout ancient Greece reciting Homer. Before long the idea of writing an epic poem became compelling and the dream that one day I might also revive the art of the rhapsode. Thirty years in the making, The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem takes place partly on the moon, at the Apollo 11 landing site, the Sea of Tranquility,…

Find out more »

Nona Caspers

August 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Green Apple Books on the Park, 1231 9th Ave
San Francisco , CA 94122 United States
+ Google Map

Nona Caspers discusses her new novel, The Fifth Woman. Praise for The Fifth Woman “The Fifth Woman is stealthily astonishing from its first line to its last. Over the course of twenty-three connected short fictions, the writer marks out a trail of mourning that is both quite straightforward and miraculously layered, strange, and emotionally multifaceted. There is not a single sentence in these stories that is not as clear as water…. It is a wonderful book.”—Stacey D’Erasmo "Grief alters the world in…

Find out more »

Writers with Drinks

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

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (A Kind of Freedom) Hannah Pittard (Visible Empire) Cassandra Khaw (A Song for Quiet, Bearly a Lady) Marlee Jane Ward (Welcome to Orphancorp) 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.  

Find out more »

Poetry Event: GEARS TURNING w/ Kim Shuck

August 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
+ Google Map

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 sessions, please arrive by 4 and plan to listen to all of the featured poets. Seating/space is limited.

Find out more »

Alice Bolin / Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession

August 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
+ Google Map

The Bindery hosts a special afternoon event with Alice Bolinfor her superb debut, Bad Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession. Please join us!   In this poignant collection, Alice Bolin examines iconic American works from the essays of Joan Didion and James Baldwin to Twin Peaks, Britney Spears, and Serial, illuminating the widespread obsession with women who are abused, killed, and disenfranchised, and whose bodies (dead and alive) are used as props to bolster men’s stories. Smart and accessible, thoughtful and heartfelt, Bolin…

Find out more »

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Presents Poetic Tuesdays with Litquake

August 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Jessie Square, 736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
+ Google Map
Free

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents Poetic Tuesdays guest curated by Litquake, Poetic Tuesdays features an array of poets and music.

Find out more »
+ Export Events