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June 2018

Maria Hummel and Sara Houghteling

June 14 @ 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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Maria Hummel discusses her new novel, Still Lives with  Sara Houghteling. Praise for Still Lives "Still Lives offers its readers that delicious combination of entertainment and brilliance. It's at once profound and suspenseful, and while the plot kept me up nights (the ending had me gasping in surprise!), the book as a whole asks important questions about art and representation and how we, as a culture, objectify and endanger and victimize women. Maria Hummel has written a remarkable, relevant, and necessary novel." —Edan Lepucki, Woman No.…

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Art, Readings, & Reactions with Quiet Lightning and Modern Eden

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Modern Eden Gallery, 801 Greenwich St
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Join ArtSpan and Quiet Lightning at Modern Eden Gallery for the fourth annual Art, Readings, & Reactions event! ART: Curated by Modern Eden READINGS: Curated by Quiet Lighning REACTIONS: Empowered by ArtSpan This Artist Mixer showcases writers from Quiet Lightning as they share literary creations inspired by the artwork at Modern Eden. The audience will be equiped with sketch books and drawing materials from ArtSpan to react with drawings. PLUS MUSIC: A performance by Turk & Divis (Evan and Miles…

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Voz Sin Tinta Presents: Poetry Comes Out of My Mouth

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Come to Alley Cat Books on 24th Street in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District, June 15 at 7 pm to hear the poetry of Mario Santiago Papasquiaro--Mexican literary outsider to the extreme. Anti-establishment with a punk rocker attitude, Mario Santiago has gone virtually untranslated into English until now with the publication of Poetry Comes Out of My Mouth. Arturo Mantecón will read the translations contained in the new book (to be for sale at the bookstore). Maceo Montoya,…

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Reading

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Arturo Mantecon will be reading from his new translation of Mario Santiago Papasquiaro's poetry. Featuring artwork by Maceo Montoya.

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Jared A. Brock / The Road to Dawn

June 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Jared Brock, in town to present his new book The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War and the corresponding 39-minute documentary film Josiah, narrated by Danny Glover, which we will screen before a Q&A and signing. Join us!   Josiah Henson (1789-1883) spent 41 years as a slave. He was a dynamic, driven man with exceptional intelligence and unyielding principles who overcame incredible odds to escape his cruel masters and improve the lives of hundreds of…

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POETS! – Charles Curtis Blackwell followed by an open mic

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Lauren Groff

June 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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Lauren Groff reads from her new story collection, Florida. About Florida The bold new book from the celebrated New York Times-bestselling author of Fates and Furies. "Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts." --The New York Times Book Review In her vigorous and moving new book, Lauren Groff brings her electric storytelling and intelligence to a world in which storms, snakes, and sinkholes lurk at the edge of everyday life, but the greater threats and mysteries are of a human, emotional, and…

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Porchlight: Neighborhood Stories The Tenderloin

June 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Edinburgh Castle Pub, 950 Geary St
San Francisco , CA 94109 United States
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$5

Mark your calendars! Details and ticket info coming! This will be a great show.

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Poetry Jam

June 19 @ 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 when San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck reads poetry with Ukiah Poet Laureate Linda Noel and Thea Matthews.

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David Stephen Calonne on Bukowski and writing

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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David Stephen Calonne on Bukowski and writing celebrating the release of The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way: On Writers and Writing by Charles Bukowski published by City Lights Books The method behind the madness, revealing the critical acumen of everyone's favorite Dirty Old Man. "Genius could be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way, or even to say a simple thing in a simpler way."—Charles Bukowski In The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way,…

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Queer Words: In Conversation with Rob Rosen

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Folio Books, 3957 24th St
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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Wayne Goodman will sit in conversation with the author of "Sparkle: The Queerest Book You’ll Ever Love," "Fierce," "Hot Lava," "Queens of the Apocalypse," "Creature Comfort," "Southern Fried," "Midlife Crisis," and his most recent work, "And God Belched." He is also the editor of the "Best Gay Erotica" series.

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Richard Rhodes

June 19 @ 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 ENERGY: A Human History published by Simon and Schuster Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author Richard Rhodes reveals the fascinating history behind energy transitions over time—wood to coal to oil to electricity and beyond. People have lived and died, businesses have prospered and failed, and nations have risen to world power and declined, all over energy challenges. Ultimately, the history of these challenges tells the story of humanity itself. Through an unforgettable…

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The WordParty Poetry & Jazz Night

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
PianoFight, 144 Taylor St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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NEXT up: Tuesday June 19th, 2018 Our featured artist is: James Zealous (Ellis) at PianoFight: 144 Taylor Street (between Turk & Eddy), San Francisco, CA 94102 – Powell Street BART Hosted by Jennifer Barone, Ingrid Keir, live jazz with Daniel Heffez, Geordie Van Der Bosch and friends. Open Mic sign-up for poetry only starts at 6:45pm – 3min time limit, pick your best poem to read with live jazz accompaniment, a few open slots to read without music mid-set. FREE admission. Full menu and bar available.

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Omerta Publications Presents: KRA! & War in America Genny Lim & William Cross reading from their new chapbooks

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Green Arcade, 1680 Market St
San Francisco , CA 94102 United States
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Born in San Francisco, Genny Lim, San Francisco Jazz Poet Laureate, earned a BA and an MA from San Francisco State University.  The poems in KRA! invoke history, myth, biography, political confrontations, and personal experience. Lim writes about fellow writers, musicians, and radical cultural activists Francisco X. Alarcon, James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Fred Ho, and Alfonso Texidor. “Odes” are dedicated to the people of Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, and Flint, Michigan. In their lyric fiber, the poems themselves struggle for the…

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BOOKSMITH: Yrsa Daley-Ward / The Terrible

June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith hosts Yrsa Daley-Ward for her remarkable new book The Terrible: A Storyteller's Memoir. Please join us!   From the celebrated poet behind bone, a lyrical memoir -- part prose, part verse -- about coming-of-age, uncovering the cruelty and beauty of the wider world, and redemption through self-discovery and the bonds of family "You may not run away from the thing that you are because it comes and comes and comes as sure as you breathe."   This is the story of Yrsa Daley-Ward,…

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Chris Feliciano Arnold

June 19 @ 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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Chris Feliciano Arnold discusses his new book, The Third Bank of the River: Power and Survival in the Twenty-First Century Amazon. About The Third Bank of the River A sweeping look at the war over the Amazon―as activists,locals, and indigenous tribes struggle to save it from the threat of loggers, drug lords, and corrupt cops and politicians Following doctors and detectives, environmental activists and indigenous tribes, The Third Bank of the River traces the history of the Amazon from the arrival of the…

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Ana Raquel Minian

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Ana Raquel Minian Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco discussing the subject of her new book Undocumented Lives The Untold Story of Mexican Migration from Harvard University Press In the 1970s the Mexican government acted to alleviate rural unemployment by supporting the migration of able-bodied men. Millions crossed into the United States to find work that would help them survive as well as sustain their families in Mexico. They took low-level positions…

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Jana Casale

June 20 @ 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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Jana Casale discusses her new novel, The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky. Praise for The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky “Casale writes with both energy and humor.  She is an exquisite storyteller.  In creating Leda and her story, Casale magically weaves together the tiny moments in life, allowing them to gain momentum and build off each other, until they culminate into an extraordinary tale that has spunk and charm.” —Weike Wang, author of Chemistry "As the perfect title suggests, the books…

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Edna in a Bottle (tastes funny)

June 21 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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$12 - $15

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 can be purchased in advance for $12. If available, tickets at…

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Zoé Samudzi

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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Zoé Samudzi discussing the subject of her new book As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation by William C. Anderson and Zoé Samudzi with a foreword by Mariame Kaba published by AK Press Over the course of United States history, resistance against oppression and the gains made from various struggles for everyone's equality have often been Black led. However, liberal politics and the lack of strong leftist political power are two problems impeding the continued progress of Black America. Expanding…

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BOOKSMITH: an evening with Kim Addonizio, Donna Masini, and Brittany Perham

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Booksmith, 1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Booksmith hosts an evening with poets Kim Addonizio, Donna Masini, and Brittany Perham all reading from new work. Please join us!   Mortal Trash by Kim Addonizio   Passionate and irreverent, Mortal Trash transports the readers into a world of wit, lament, and desire. In a section called “Over the Bright and Darkened Lands,” canonical poems are torqued into new shapes. “Except Thou Ravish Me,” reimagines John Donne’s famous “Batter my heart, Three-person’d God” as told from the perspective of a victim of domestic violence. Like Pablo…

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Bawdy Storytelling ‘JACKPOT!’

June 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St
San Francisco , CA 94110 United States
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$25 - $35

ABOUT BAWDY STORYTELLING Storytelling is about building a connection. So is sex. For the past 11 years, Bawdy has featured true stories of sex, kink, body image, gender and more to build community and bring people together. We do regular live storytelling events in two cities, but that's just one way to enjoy Bawdy. Our podcast and YouTube channel are great ways to get your Bawdy fix, too. Our live events feature an eclectic mix of authors, poets, comedians and…

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CATHY CASSADY: TRAVEL TIPS FOR THE TIMID

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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SAT. JUNE 23RD, 4-6PM TRAVEL TIPS FOR THE TIMID BY CAROLYN CASSADY Join us for an afternoon with Cathy Cassady, eldest daughter of Neal and Carolyn Cassady, and editor of the newly published Travel Tips for the Timid, written and richly illustrated by Carolyn. For many years, and somewhat unbeknownst to her children until after her passing, Carolyn Cassady remained hard at work writing and painting, and this book is part of the trove of art and writing she left behind. Travel…

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Poetry

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Rodney Koeneke,  Dodie Bellamy, and Ross Simonini Hosted by Kevin Killian

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Wolff Translator’s Prize Winner Isabel Fargo Cole: Unearthing Wolfgang Hilbig

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Goethe Institut, 530 Bush St #204
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Goethe-Institut San Francisco | ART-Lounge | 530 Bush Street (entrance street level) | San Francisco, California Join us for a double celebration at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco! We will toast Berlin-based translator Isabel Fargo Cole, winner of this year’s Helen & Kurt Wolff Prize for her translation of Wolfgang Hilbig’s Old Rendering Plant, and the recent publication of The Tidings of the Trees. Cole will discuss the translator as discoverer, the challenges of recreating the experience of language, and the artistic intimacy one cultivates by…

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