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June 2019

David Byrne Good News & Sleeping Beauties

June 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Castro Theater, 429 Castro Street
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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David Byrne is a Scottish-American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, artist, actor, writer and filmmaker who was a founding member, principal songwriter and lead singer and guitarist of the American new wave band Talking Heads. Byrne has released solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, fiction, and non-fiction. He has received Academy, Grammy, and Golden Globe Awards, and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Bio courtesy of Wikipedia) Tickets will go…

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AMOR TOWLES In Conversation with Michael Krasny

June 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$29

AMOR TOWLES In Conversation with Michael Krasny Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7:30 pm Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater Series: Special Events  Buy Tickets | 415.392.4400 Amor Towles is the author of Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow, which have been translated into over fifteen languages. Garnering attention from nearly every literary outlet, A Gentleman in Moscow is now being adapted into a miniseries, directed by Tom Harper and produced by and starring Kenneth Branagh. In September 2018, Towles published A Whimsy of the World, a short story about a young American…

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Aaron Hamburger: Nirvana Is Here

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dog Eared Books Castro, 489 Castro Street
San Francisco , CA 94114 United States
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Award-winning author Aaron Hamburger (The View from Stalin's Head, Faith for Beginners) reads from his new novel Nirvana Is Here. When his ex-husband is accused of sexual harassment in the #metoo era, history professor Ari Silverman is forced to confront long-buried trauma from his childhood, where he and his high school crush bonded over the raw emotion of Kurt Cobain’s lyrics in the segregated suburbs of 1990s Detroit. Nirvana Is Here explores issues of identity, race, sex, and family with both poignancy and unexpected…

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Poetry of Witness: Documenting what we see and feel

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St #170
Oakland , CA 94612 United States
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Featured readers: MK Chavez, Sharon Coleman, Judy Bebelaar, Mary Mackey. Late Night Open Mic follows the featured readers. Sign-up now. Book & Broadside Giveaway. Free, 7-9 pm. The Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster St., Oakland.  

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Neal Stephenson presents Fall; or, Dodge in Hell @ Public Works

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Public Works, 161 Erie Street
San Francisco , CA 94103 United States
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$42

Booksmith is excited to welcome #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seveneves, Anathem, Reamde, andCryptonomicon Neal Stephenson for his new novel Fall; or, Dodge in Hell, a wildly inventive and entertaining science fiction thriller -- Paradise Lost by way of Philip K. Dick -- that unfolds in the near future, in parallel worlds.   Please note: This ticketed event will be held at Public Works: 161 Erie St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Tickets can be purchased in advance here and are not guaranteed to be available at the door.…

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Julia Phillips

June 5 @ 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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Julia Phillips discusses her new novel, Disappearing Earth. Praise for Disappearing Earth "I cannot speak too highly of Julia Phillips's thrilling, impeccably written and splendidly imagined story, set with rigorous attention to detail in one of the most volcanically dangerous and beautifully remote corners of the planet.  An exciting beginning from an author whose literary future looks set to be stellar.”—Simon Winchester  “Julia Phillips is at once a careful cartographer and gorgeous storyteller. Written with passion and patience, this is the…

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My Life, My Stories / Real life. Told by SF seniors.

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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$12

Join us for an evening of learning and listening, hosted by My Life, My Stories and special guest, David Romanelli! My Life, My Stories is a local non-profit that preserves the life legacies of seniors in our community. We match a volunteer with one senior, and over the course of several months, the senior's memories are recorded and transcribed into memoirs. We focus on helping underserved populations in the Bay Area including minorities, immigrants, homeless seniors, vets, and LGBTQ elders. Our volunteers hear…

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John Doe in conversation with Tom DeSavia

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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John Doe in conversation with Tom DeSavia Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco City Lights in conjunction with Litquake and San Francisco's Rock n' Roll Book Club present John Doe and Tom DeSavia in conversation celebrationg the release of   More Fun in the New World: The Unmaking and Legacy of L.A. Punk by John Doe and Tom DeSavia from Da Capo Press Sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun, continuing…

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Sham-E-Ali Nayeem

June 6 @ 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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Sham-E-Ali Nayeem reads from her new poetry collection, City of Pearls. Also featuring readings by Monica Sok, Seema Yasmin, Vanessa Huang and Janice Sapigao. About Sham-E-Ali Sham-e-Ali Nayeem is a poet and visual artist who was born in Hyderabad, India and raised in both the UK and the US. A former public interest lawyer supporting economic justice for survivors of family violence, Sham-e-Ali is a recipient of the Loft Literary Center’s Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship. About Monkia Sok MONICA SOK is a Cambodian…

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Obi Kaufmann – – The State of Water

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East Bay Booksellers, 5433 College Avenue
Oakland, 94618
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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes Obi Kaufmann to discuss his new new book The State of Water: Understanding Californi'as Most Precious Resource on Friday, June 7 at 7pm. Obi Kaufmann, author of the best-selling California Field Atlas, turns his artful yet analytical attention to the Golden State's single most complex and controversial resource: water. In this new book, full-color maps unravel the braided knot of California's water infrastructure and ecosystems, exposing a history of unlimited growth in spite of finite natural resources--a history that has led…

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Saretta Morgan and Asiya Wadud

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue
BERKELEY, 94704-2322
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Friday, Jun 07, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location:  In the basement of the store 2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley Website Saretta Morgan is the author of the chapbooks, Feeling Upon Arrival (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018) and room for a counter interior (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2017) as well as a forthcoming full-length collection Plan Upon Arrival (Selva Oscura/Three Count Pour, 2020). Her work considers privacy and physical space in narrative. Her most recent writing considers Black migration to…

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RECLAIMING THE FUTURE: PRIVACY, ETHICS & ORGANIZING IN TECH WITH MEREDITH WHITTAKER & KADE CROCKFORD

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sydney Goldstein Theater, 275 Hayes St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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RECLAIMING THE FUTURE: PRIVACY, ETHICS & ORGANIZING IN TECH WITH MEREDITH WHITTAKER & KADE CROCKFORD Friday, June 7, 2019, 7:30 pm Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater Series: Conversations on Science  Buy Tickets | Buy Series Tickets | 415.392.4400 As Director of the Technology for Liberty Program at the ACLU of Massachusetts and MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, Kade Crockford works to protect and expand core First and Fourth Amendment rights and civil liberties in the digital 21st century, focusing on how systems of surveillance and control impact not just the society…

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Faith G. Harper: Unf#ck!

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue
BERKELEY, 94704-2322
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Saturday, Jun 08, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location:  In the basement of the store 2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley Website Moe's welcomes Faith G. Harper, author of Unf#ck Your Brain and Unf#ck Your Adulting, as well as This is Your Brain on Anxiety and Depression, and ( just out from Microcosm Publishing) Unf#ck Your Intimacy and Coping Skills. From the Author: Hi, I'm Faith. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and board supervisor in the State of Texas, experienced…

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Writers with Drinks : Special Latin American Night!

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$5

Saturday, June 8, 2019: Special Latin American Night! Mauro Javier Cardenas (The Revolutionaries Try Again) Rachelle Linda Escamilla (Imaginary Animal) Cristina Rivera Garza (The Taiga Syndrome) Gabriela Alemán (Poso Wells, Humo) Ingrid Rojas Contreras (Fruit of the Drunken Tree) Cost: $5 to $20, no-one turned away All proceeds benefit a local nonprofit, TBA. At The Make Out Room 3225 22nd St., San Francisco CA, from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.make

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GEARS TURNING w/ Kim Shuck

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Adobe Books, 3130 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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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 session, please arrive by 4 and plan to listen to all of the featured poets. Seating/space is limited. Posted in LIVE POETRY

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Josh Frank with Paul Myers / Giraffes on Horseback Salad: Salvador Dali, the Marx Brothers, and the Strangest Movie Never Made

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts a special afternoon event with Josh Frankfor his book Giraffes on Horseback Salad. With him in conversation is Paul Myers. Please join us! Giraffes on Horseback Salad is a never-made Marx Brothers film written by Salvador Dali. Thought to be lost forever, this mislaid masterpiece has finally arrived -- recreated as a graphic novel. The lushly illustrated graphic novel, adapted by Josh Frank with Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric) reveals the true history of this incredible find. Join us for an…

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Best Breakup Ever Book Launch Party

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Come to a book party that is an experience of celebration for those who are single, happily coupled, heartbroken, recently divorced. Come one come all. *Laughter *Book Signing *Tarot *Appetizers *Beverages! *Self-care experiences About BBE! This is more then just a book. You are stepping into a warm, funny, friendly space where someone is talking about all the aspects of a breakup while making you LAUGH OUTLOUD. Drawing on her 20-plus years as a tarot reader and decade as a…

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New Literary Genre–Senior Adult–launches in Rossmoor

June 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Stanley Dollar Clubhouse, 1015 Rossmoor Parkway
Walnut Creek, 94595
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With his 16th novel, "The Third Half of Our Lives," Jon Foyt, age 87, will launch his book and with it a new literary genre for senior writers and readers--Senior Adult, at the Historic Dollar Clubhouse in the 10,000-population active adult retirement community of Rossmoor in Walnut Creek on June 10th at 5 PM. The Rossmoor Drama Club will  perform an extract.

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Off The Page with William Trevor “Broken Homes” and “Sitting with the Dead” (rights pending) Directed by Paul Finocchiaro

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Z Space, 450 Florida Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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JUN 10 William Trevor "Broken Homes" and "Sitting with the Dead" (rights pending) Directed by Paul Finocchiaro "Every sentence William Trever wrote was perfectly crafted, yet he had a love of storytelling:  his first loyalty was always to the rider's desire to find out what was going to happen next."  —The Guardian 7:00 PM, Z Below | Reserve Seats

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Michael Chabon: Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue
BERKELEY, 94704-2322
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Monday, Jun 10, 2019 7:00 PM Location:  In the basement of the store 2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley Website Join us for a very special early Father's Day event. Michael Chabon will read from "Pops", due out soon in paperback. “Magical prose stylist” Michael Chabon (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times) delivers a collection of essays—heartfelt, humorous, insightful, wise—on the meaning of fatherhood. For the September 2016 issue of GQ, Michael Chabon wrote a piece about accompanying his son Abraham Chabon, then…

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Poetic Tuesdays with Litquake at Jessie Square

June 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Jessie Square, 736 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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The monthly collaboration between Litquake: San Francisco’s Literary Festival and the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival features an array of Bay Area poets and musicians.

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Allan Peterson

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave
San Francisco , CA 94133 United States
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reading poetry from This Luminous: New and Selected Poems from Panhandler Books From the vast complexities of a world in which synesthesia is our natural translator, Allan Peterson's poems convey the consistent message that the ordinary isn’t. Selected from books and chapbooks covering almost thirty years of writing, Peterson’s work draws heavily from landscapes like the Gulf Coast, the sciences, history, and the author’s background in visual arts. Details of perception and observation demonstrate why these reflective works, often dense…

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Well-RED Reading Series : Francesca Bell, Dane Cervine, and Lee Rossi

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Works/San José, 365 S Market St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Francesca Bell, Dane Cervine, and Lee Rossi   Well-RED Reading Series Tuesday, May 14, 7:00pm feature: Kimy Martinez at Works/San José 365 South Market Street in downtown San José doors open 6:30pm $2 admission, no one turned away Works is on the Market Street edge of the San José Convention Center, just to the right of the parking garage entrance Bio and program description to come. upcoming in Well-RED: June 11: Francesca Bell, Dane Cervine, and Lee Rossi July 9: Jade…

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Kathryn Scanlan / Aug 9—Fog

June 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St
San Francisco , 94117 United States
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The Bindery hosts Kathryn Scanlan for her first book,Aug 9—Fog. More to be announced soon, but please save the date and join us! Fifteen years ago, Kathryn Scanlan found a stranger’s five-year diary at an estate auction in a small town in Illinois. The owner of the diary was eighty-six years old when she began recording the details of her life in the small book, a gift from her daughter and son-in-law. The diary was falling apart—water-stained and illegible in places—but magnetic to…

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Ryan Jacobs

June 11 @ 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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Ryan Jacobs discusses his new book, The Truffle Underground: A Tale of Mystery, Mayhem and Manipulation in the Shadowy Market of the World's Most Expensive Fungus. About The Truffle Underground Beneath the gloss of star chefs and crystal-laden tables, the truffle supply chain is touched by theft, secrecy, sabotage, and fraud. Farmers patrol their fields with rifles and fear losing trade secrets to spies. Hunters plant poisoned meatballs to eliminate rival truffle-hunting dogs. Naive buyers and even knowledgeable experts are…

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