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...

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Virtual Event: Victoria Chang and Ari Banias

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

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, CA

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...

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Adam Schiff

Sydney Goldstein Theater 275 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA

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 , CA

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 StreetSan 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, CA

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...

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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 StreetSan 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, CA

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...

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Nikki Giovanni: Make Me Rain

Virtual

Presented by KPFA Radio 94.1 FM with Marcus Books Hosted by Nina Serrano Nikki Giovanni's poetry has inspired, enlightened, and captivated generations of readers. She...

$5 – $20.

Reza Azlan and Jessica Jackley

Sydney Goldstein Theater 275 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA

Friday, October 29, 2021 7:30pm Pacific Time Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater TICKETS Join Reza Aslan and Jessica Jackley for a conversation on empathy and community. The two are partners in...

$36

Rebecca Solnit and Jenny Odell

Dance Palace 503 B St, Point Reyes Station, CA

An in-person event to celebrate the release of Orwell's Roses Facebook Twitter Pinterest  Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 6:00pm Dance Palace 503 B St Point Reyes Station, CA 94956...

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Lauren Groff

Sydney Goldstein Theater 275 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:30pm Pacific Time Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater TICKETS Lauren Groff is the author of six books of fiction, the most recent the novel...

$36

Jelani Cobb

Sydney Goldstein Theater 275 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA

Friday, November 5, 2021 7:30pm Pacific Time Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater TICKETS Jelani Cobb is a historian, a professor of journalism at Columbia University, and has been...

$36

Natashia Deón & Rebecca Solnit

Sydney Goldstein Theater 275 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA

Friday, November 19, 2021 7:30pm Pacific Time Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater TICKETS Natashia Deón is a 2017 NAACP Image Award Nominee and author of the...

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