Seeds Bursting Open in Fire: Poetry & Justice Event

online CA

Seeds Bursting Open in Fire is a free virtual event featuring poets Aimee Nezhukumatathil (World of Wonders), Tamiko Beyer (Last Days), and Gabrielle Civil (( ghost gestures )) who will be reading...

Free

Rhys Bowen – God Rest Ye, Royal Gentlemen

online CA

Book Passage Presents Thurs., Oct 7, 2021 • 1:00pm PT • Live • Online Signed Copies Available! BUY THE BOOK  WATCH HERE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR E-NEWSLETTER This event...

Free

Everyone’s a Critic

Whether it’s the role of take-downs, accusations of smarm, writers rebutting their reviews, or the daily Twitter discourse, the role of criticism in our culture...

$10

Joshua Ferris – A Calling for Charlie Barnes

online CA

Book Passage Presents Thurs., October 7, 2021 • 5:30pm PT • Live • Online BUY THE BOOK  WATCH HERE SUBSCRIBE TO OUR E-NEWSLETTER This event will be...

Free

Gary Paulsen, How to Train Your Dad

online CA

Bookshop Santa Cruz is delighted to welcome acclaimed and bestselling author Gary Paulsen for a virtual event celebrating his new middle grade novel, How to Train...

Free

9th Ave: Lilly Dancyger and Nina Renata Aron

Green Apple Books 9th Avenue 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco

Join us on Friday, October 8th at 6pm PT when Lilly Dancyger reads from and discusses her memoir, Negative Space, with Nina Renata Aron at...

Free

The Five Senses of Community

Little Raven Gallery 1015 Howard St., San Francisco

Join us for a transmedia exploration of what makes & breaks community in the year 2021.  How has a year of involuntary isolation for some...

$10

Offsite: Shrimp ‘N Lobster at the SF Botanical Gardens!

San Francisco Botanical Garden 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco

Join us on Saturday, October 9th at 1pm at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens with author Charlotte Rygh for an afternoon of drawing and fun...

Free

Steel Yourself Before You Reveal Yourself

A good journalist reports the story, but never becomes the story. But as essayists and non-fiction writers, we're not journalists. Sometimes our lives are, in...

$10

Rick Riordan

online CA

TICKETS RICK RIORDAN IS BACK! Join us online to hear Rick Riordan tell us all about his new action-packed underwater adventure, Daughter of the Deep, an exciting...

Free

Virtual Event: Victoria Chang and Ari Banias

Green Apple Books 9th Avenue 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco

Join us on Tuesday, October 12th at 6pm PT when Victoria Chang and Ari Banias celebrate the launch of their latest books Dear Memory: Letters on...

Free

Pitch Roulette

What goes through an editor’s mind when they read a pitch? What turns them off, and what grabs their interest? One of our most popular...

$10

Susan Orlean

Sydney Goldstein Theater 275 Hayes St, San Francisco

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 7:30pm Pacific Time Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater TICKETS A staff writer for The New Yorker since 1992, Susan Orlean has written with wit and endless curiosity...

$36

Atsuro Riley

online CA

Reads from his highly anticipated collection of poems, Heard-Hoard Facebook Twitter Pinterest  Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm Crowdcast Tickets: Sliding scale ($0-$100) Atsuro Riley reads from Heard-Hoard (University...

Free

Adam Schiff

Sydney Goldstein Theater 275 Hayes St, San Francisco

Thursday, October 14, 2021 7:30pm Pacific Time Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater TICKETS Congressman Adam Schiff represents California’s 28th Congressional District. In his 11th term in the House of...

$49

The Hollywood Muse Masked Ball

Bird & Beckett Books and Records 653 Chenery St, San Francisco

Bird and Beckett Bookstore 653 Cheney San Francisco, Ca 415-586-3733 www.birdbeckett.com Poet, Tony Seymour Violinist, India Cooke Piano, Bill Crossman The Hollywood Muse Masked Ball:...

$20.00

Amy Tan & Michael Krasny

The Commons, KQED Headquarters 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco

Author Amy Tan joins KQED veteran and literature professor Michael Krasny for a conversation on how personal and cultural histories fuse with imagination in her...

$10

An Evening with Alicia Garza

Virtual

Oneof the country's leading organizers and a co-creator of Black Lives Matter, Alicia Garza's work has helped shape the discourse on activism and empowerment for...

$20.

Virtual Event: Tiphanie Yanique and Edwidge Danticat

Green Apple Books 9th Avenue 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco

Join us on Thursday, October 21st at 6pm PT when Tiphanie Yanique discusses her novel, Monster in the Middle, with Edwidge Danticat on Zoom! Zoom Registration Praise for Monster...

Free

Rev. Al Sharpton: Rise Up: Confronting a Country at a Crossroads

Virtual

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM with Marcus Books presents: Reverend Al Sharpton + Greg Bridges Rise Up: Confronting a Country at a Crossroads ................................................................................................. "Reverend Sharpton...

$5 – $20.

Chef Bryant Terry

The Commons, KQED Headquarters 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco

Chef Bryant Terry joins "Check Please! Bay Area" Producer Cecilia Phillips to discuss his new book, Black Food, which explores Black foodways around the U.S....

$15

9th Ave: Teresa K. Miller with Roxane Beth Johnson and Jenny Qi

Green Apple Books 9th Avenue 1231 9th Avenue, San Francisco

Join us on Friday, October 22nd at 7pm PT when Teresa K. Miller is joined by fellow poets Roxane Beth Johnson and Jenny Qi to celebrate her collection, Borderline Fortune, at...

Free