Theatrical production of two world-premiere one-act plays based on Lysley Tenorio's beloved story collection "Monstress," as adapted by Philip Kan Gotanda and Sean San Jose and directed by Carey Perloff, this event is co-presented by Litquake, A.C.T. and Green Apple Books and followed by a discussion with, and book signing by, Tenorio.
The kickoff event for the Center for the Art of Translation's Two Voices Salon season, which brings people together to discuss both the latest in translation and what they're currently reading, this event features Katrina Dodson in discussion about her translation of the just-released and much-acclaimed "The Complete Stories of Clarice Lispector." Drinks and food […]
Short fiction master Ann Beattie reads from her all-new collection of linked stories, "The State We're In: Maine Stories," and discusses them with historical fiction author Nick Taylor ("The Disagreement" and "Father Junípero's Confessor"). Among Beattie's many honors are inclusion in four O. Henry Award Collections and in "The Best American Short Stories of the […]
To help kick off the launch of Zyzzyva's 104th issue, contributors Mauro Javier Cardenas, Molly Spencer, Caille Millner and Joseph DiPrisco read from their work, along with special guest and previous contributor Kathleen Alcott, who reads from her second novel, "Infinite Home." The wine is free, and the Fall issue is available for purchase.
Miranda July--writer, director, star of the film "Me and You and Everyone We Know" and author of the story collection "No One Belongs Here More Than You"--and Sheila Heiti ("How Should a Person Be?" and "Women in Clothes") both create intimate, honest work. This year, Scribner published July's first novel, "The First Bad Man," and […]
Science fiction and fantasy author of the acclaimed debut novel "The Liminal People" (2012), Jama-Everett celebrates the publication of two new books: "The Entropy of Bones" and "The Liminal War," the latter of which is a sequel (the former is also a Liminal People book), with a reading and discussion.
The quarterly reading series features Lori Ostlund ("After the Parade" and "The Bigness of the World") and Janis Cooke Newman ("A Master Plan for Rescue" and "The Russian Word for Snow"), alongside ESPN investigative reporter and producer Justine Gubar, author of "Fanaticus: Mischief and Madness in the Modern Sports Fan," in the downstairs performance space […]
Master storyteller Salman Rushdie is in town to speak with Michael Krasny about his new novel, "Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights"; a signed copy is included in the price of admission. Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for his contributions to literature--which include the Booker Prize-winning "Midnight's Children" and "The Satanic Verses"; the latter […]
In what promises to be a great celebration of the life and work of the late, avant-garde poet John Wieners, City Lights presents its new publication "Stars Seen in Person: Selected Journals of John Wieners." It was edited and has an introduction by Michael Seth Stewart, who will co-host the evening. Also forthcoming: "Supplication: Selected […]
Quiet Lightning presents a submission-based literary mixtape on Labor Day, preceded by a BBQ with Lagunitas draft beer and books containing the readings for the first 50 people. The show is in tribute to the poet Kenneth Rexroth, who lived and wrote in the area before it became a state park. Camping is available, and […]