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June 2020

Rosalyn Learns How to Misbehave: A Zoom Puppet Story

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 2:35 pm
Free
Rosalyn Learns How to Misbehave- A Zoom Puppet Story

Ramon Abad and the Bindlestiff Studio Puppet Crew present a KID-FRIENDLY live stream puppet performance with about 9 artists/storytellers via Zoom. Celebrate this fun-filled afternoon with the whole family and kids 5-11 years old in our own home! This event will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube and other social media platforms. By registering at the link above, you agree to the possibility of appearing on this recording by virtue of attending or participating in the event. Presented by the…

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Babylon Salon

June 6 @ 5:00 pm
Free
Babylon Salon 2020

presents a special  online performance  Saturday, June 6, 2020 5pm PST / 8pm EST  Register for our Zoom gathering presents a special  online performance  Saturday, June 6, 2020 5pm PST / 8pm EST  Register for our Zoom gathering featuring Bonnie Tsui (Why We Swim; American Chinatown; Writing Action) “An enthusiastic and thoughtful work mixing history, journalism, and elements of memoir… We’ll never be the fish, Tsui reminds us. ‘But we get glimpses of what it’s like to be the fish. We get…

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Daniel Mason with Andrew Sean Greer

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are thrilled to celebrate with Kepler's favorite Daniel Mason for his new book, A Registry of My Passage Upon this Earth. Join us online as we raise a glass to an incredible collection of literature. If you've read Mason, best-selling author of The Winter Soldier and The Piano Tuner, you already know that this new book of short stories is one that you don't want to miss. Including nine stories of human endurance, vivacity, and accomplishment that range from a balloonist's unexpected discovery to multiple…

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Jennifer Worley

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Book Release Party for Neon Girls: A Stripper's Education in Protest and Power by Jennifer Worley from Harper Collins This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom. ------------- (Click Here) to make reservations Event is free, but reservations are required ------------- Books…

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International Thrills: #1 Scandinavian Bestseller Lars Kepler in conversation with Jesse Kellerman

June 9 @ 7:00 pm
Free

The blockbuster Swedish suspense phenomenon Lars Kepler, famed for the #1 internationally bestselling Joona Linna series, is actually two people: husband-and-wife duo Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril. Their first book, 2009’s mega-bestselling The Hypnotist, stirred up intrigue beyond its own riveting pages, as the media frantically sleuthed to uncover Lars Kepler’s real identity: a secret finally revealed at a press conference that became Sweden’s biggest story of that summer. Both halves of this dynamic duo were already acclaimed authors…

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Virtual Event: Megha Majumdar and Marie-Helene Bertino

June 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Zoom on June 10th at 5:00pm PDT for Megha Majumdar and Marie-Helene Bertino discussing their new novels A Burning and Parakeet. Zoom Login Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81009460458 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699009128,,81009460458#  or +12532158782,,81009460458# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656…

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Nerd Nite is part of ReedPop’s Sea Week on June 10, 2020

June 10 @ 7:00 pm
Free

We’re holding a virtual water-themed Nerd Nite on Wednesday June 10, 2020 at 7pm EDT / 4pm PDT as part of ReedPop’s Sea Week. ReedPop, the team behind pop culture conventions such as New York Comic Con and Star Wars Celebration is creating Sea Week to share a whole fun smattering of virtual pop culture events all week featuring watch parties, trivia, celebrities, and more. Join us for two funny-yet-smart presentations about the cultural impact of SharkNado and the weird,…

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Litquake on Lockdown: Alka Joshi and The Henna Artist

June 11 @ 6:00 pm
Free – $5

Please join us for this vivid and compelling evening with Alka Joshi, author of The Henna Artist, the May selection for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club. Tune in at 6pm Pacific time and learn why Publishers Weekly calls this novel “eloquent and moving,” while Christian Science Monitor highlights its “vibrant characters, evocative imagery, and sumptuous prose.” A portrait of one woman’s struggle for fulfillment in a society pivoting between the traditional and the modern, The Henna Artist takes readers on a…

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VIRTUAL: Stephen Haff / Kid Quixotes

June 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Booksmith and The Bindery host Stephen Haff for his new book, Kid Quixotes: A Group of Students, Their Teacher, and the One-Room School Where Everything Is Possible. Please join us! This will be a virtual event, which we will be streaming live on our Facebook page. Friends, neighbors: We are pleased to be able to bring you some of our events virtually while our doors are otherwise closed in the interest of public health. If you'd like to support the store, you can still do that in the…

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VIRTUAL: Jennifer Rosner with Kate Quinn / The Yellow Bird Sings

June 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Booksmith and The Bindery host Jennifer Rosner for her debut novel, The Yellow Bird Sings. She'll be in conversation with Kate Quinn (The Huntress). Please join us! This will be a virtual event, which we will be streaming live on our Facebook page. Friends, neighbors: We are pleased to be able to bring you some of our events virtually while our doors are otherwise closed in the interest of public health. If you'd like to support the store, you can still do that in the usual ways: > Buy the book and we’ll…

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Ainissa Ramirez

June 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

discussing the subject of her new book The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another from The MIT Press ------------- This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Crowdcast platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Crowdcast before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Crowdcast. ------------- (Click Here) to make reservations Event is free, but reservations…

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THE CHILL by Scott Carson | GGP Online Book Club

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 7 PM PDT for a GGP Online Book Club discussion of Scott Carson’s new novel, THE CHILL. “Wow! This is one terrific horror/suspense/disaster novel. Characters you root for and a story that grips from the first page.” —Stephen King Please join us even if you have not read the book yet. We’ll play a sample from the audiobook from our audiobook partner, Libro.fm. The Zoom meeting will be at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83200265394. You can…

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Strange Hotel: Irish Literary Sensation Eimear McBride in conversation with Brooke Warner

June 16 @ 7:00 pm
Free

The trajectory of Eimear McBride’s career is an underdog’s dream: she spent six months writing her debut novel, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, and nine years trying to sell it, only to take the literary scene by storm when it was finally published in 2013 to an avalanche of acclaim, awards (including the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction), and rapturous comparisons to James Joyce and Samuel Beckett. Now, McBride is joining Women Lit in a live virtual conversation with…

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Virtual Event: Matt Ortile, Nicole Chung and Cinelle Barnes

June 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Zoom on Wednesday June 17th at 5:00pm PDT for Matt Ortile discussing his new book, The Groom Will Keep His Name: And Other Vows I've Made About Race, Resistance, and Romance with Nicole Chung and Cinelle Barnes. Zoom Login Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82645267456 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699009128,,82645267456#  or +12532158782,,82645267456# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346…

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Greil Marcus

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

discussing the subject of his new book Under the Red White and Blue: Patriotism, Disenchantment and the Stubborn Myth of the Great Gatsby published by Yale University Press ---------- his is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Crowdcast platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Crowdcast before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Crowdcast. ---------- (Click Here) to make…

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Craig Childs Travels in Ice Age America

June 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Craig Childs is a writer, wanderer and contributing editor at High Country News, commentator for NPR's Morning Edition, and teaches writing at University of Alaska and the Mountainview MFA at Southern New Hampshire University. His books include Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America (02019), Apocalyptic Planet (02013) and House of Rain (02008). Craig Childs's Homepage More about Craig Childs Tune in at 4:30pm PT on 6/22/20 to watch the public live stream of this talk on…

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VIRTUAL: jessica Care moore / We Want Our Bodies Back

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Booksmith and The Bindery host jessica Care moore for her new book of poems, We Want Our Bodies Back. Please join us! This will be a virtual event, which we will be streaming live on our Facebook page. Please note the early start time of 5:30pm PST. Friends, neighbors: We are pleased to be able to bring you some of our events virtually while our doors are otherwise closed in the interest of public health. If you'd like to support the store, you can still do that in…

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The Beautiful Witness We Bear: Writer to Writer with Jericho Brown and Nikky Finney Moderated by Ismail Muhammad

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - July 21 @ 7:00 pm
Free

In our Writer to Writer series, two writers who are fans of each other’s work come together for a conversation. This is one you’ll want to revisit again and again. National Book Award winner Nikky Finney, whose latest poetry collection is 2020’s Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry, aims for a sweet spot in her poems, an intersection “where the beautifully said thing meets the really difficult to say thing.” It’s a poetic crossroads that Jericho Brown, winner of the…

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Virtual Event: Donovan Hohn, Jordan Kisner and Jaswinder Bolina

June 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Zoom on Wednesday June 24th at 5:00pm PDT for Donovan Hohn discussing his new essay collection The Inner Coast with Jordan Kisner. Zoom Login Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87428031265 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699009128,,87428031265#  or +13462487799,,87428031265# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 9128  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312…

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Cynthia Kaufman

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

discussing the subject of her new book Challenging Power: Democracy and Accountability in a Fractured World published by Bloomsbury Books This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom. ---------- (Click Here) to make reservations Event is free, but reservations are required -----------…

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July 2020

Ben Ehrenreich

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

celebrating his new book Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time from Counterpoint Press This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Crowdcast platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Crowdcast before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Crowdcast. --------- Event is free, but reservations are required (Re-visit this link) in the near future to make…

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Leslie Kern

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

discussing the subject of her new book Feminist City: Claiming Space in a Man-Made World published by Verso Books ----------- This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Crowdcast platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Crowdcast before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Crowdcast. ----------- to make reservations (Click Here for Reservations) Event is free, but reservations…

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August 2020

Merlin Sheldrake & Helen Macdonald In conversation about Entangled Life

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Biologist Merlin Sheldrake is joined in conversation by bestselling author Helen Macdonald (H is for Hawk). The two will discuss Merlin's newly published book, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures (Random House). This program is free, but we ask that you consider paying what you can to support the bookstore at this time, or you might order a copy of Entangled Life from our online store. Registration required on Eventbrite. We will email a Zoom…

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