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November 2020

Mauro Javier Cárdenas

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

reading from his new novel Aphasia published by Farrar Straus Giroux Mauro Javier Cárdenas, the critically-acclaimed author of The Revolutionaries Try Again—"an original, insubordinate novel" (New York Times)—pens a profound story of literature about a man coming to terms with his dysfunctional Colombian family, as well as his own behavior, as an immigrant in America. ------ 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…

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Maw Shein Win with Nathalie Khankan and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

City Lights in conjunction with Omnidawn Books present Maw Shein Win with Nathalie Khankan and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo reading from new poetry Storage Unit for the Spirit House - by Maw Shein Win and Quiet Orient Riot - by Nathalie Khankan    ------- 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…

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FREEMAN’S: Best New Writings on LOVE

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

John Freeman with Robin Coste Lewis, Tommy Orange, and Matt Summell John Freeman celebrates the latest installment of the journal that is called "a powerful force in the literary world" (Los Angeles Times.) Freeman's turns to one of the greatest elevating forces of life: love FREEMAN'S: Best New Writings on LOVE Edited by John Freeman Published by Grove Press This is a virtual event that will be hosted by Litquake and City Lights as part of the LITQUAKE 2020 Festival on the Zoom…

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Ishmael Reed with Tennesee Reed

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Each reading from their new books of poetry published by Dalkey Archive Why The Black Hole Sings The Blues by Ishmael Reed Califia Burning: Poems 2012-2019 by Tennessee Reed --------- 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. Event is free,…

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Sun Ra’s Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City

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

William Sites in conversation with John Corbett exploring the new book Sun Ra's Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City published by University of Chicago Press Exploring acclaimed Jazz Master Sun Ra's deep-rooted connection to the City of Chicago and its relation to AfroFuturism. ------ 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…

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December 2020

Derek McCormack and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Semiotexte Books Double Bill with two razor-sharp writers of fiction        celebrating the the release of two new novels Castle Faggot - by Derek McCormack - Afterword by Dennis Cooper and Zac Farley A dark satire about an amusement park more deranged than anything Disney could imagine: a playland for gay men called Faggotland. and The Freezer Door - by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore A meditation on the trauma and possibility of searching for connection in a world that enforces bland norms of…

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