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Tuesday, May 26

Poetry Reading & Live Cello Music | SF
Tuesday, May 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Poetry Reading & Live Cello Music | SF
Join us when poet Francisco X. Alarcόn reads poetry from his new book Borders and Butterflies/Mariposas sin Fronteras accompanied by cellist Maria Elena Gaitán. A book sale by Readers Books follows the event.
Jewish Figures in American Advertising & Design Author Talk | SF
Tuesday, May 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jewish Community Library
Jewish Figures in American Advertising & Design Author Talk | SF
In Kerri’s Steinberg’s new book, Jewish Mad Men: Advertising and the Design of the American Jewish Experience, she considers the contributions of legendary Jewish figures in the field whose pioneering agencies created familiar products like Manischewitz wine and matzah and Hebrew National hotdogs. Finally, Levy’s ...

“Barefoot Dogs” Fiction Book Conversation | SF
Tuesday, May 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books and Music
Please join Green Apple Books in welcoming author Antonio Ruiz-Camacho who will be in conversation with Lori Ostlund about his book Barefoot Dogs on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7pm in our Granny Smith Room.

Thursday, May 28

“The Girls Of Usually” Memoir Book Conversation | SF
Thursday, May 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books and Music
Lori Horvitz grew up ashamed of her Eastern European Jewish roots, confused about her sexuality, and idolizing the “shiksa in her living room,” a blonde all-American girl whose photo came in a double frame and was displayed next to a family photo from a bar ...

Monday, June 1

“The Making of the Zombie Wars” Literary Fiction Book Conversation | SF
Monday, June 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Aleksandar Hemon in conversation with Rabih Alemeddine (“An Unnecessary Woman”) about his latest novel, “The Making of the Zombie Wars” (FSG). The seriously, seriously funny roller-coaster ride of sex and violence that Aleksandar Hemon has long promised. “Script idea #142: Aliens undercover as cabbies abduct the fiancee ...

Tuesday, June 2

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, June 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

The RADAR Reading Series is a periodic series of independent and underground writers, emerging voices and bona fide superstars at the San Francisco Public Library. Local author Michelle Tea (Valencia, Sister Spit tour) hosts this showcase of underground heroes. Each RADAR Reading features four dynamic performers and is followed ...

Wednesday, June 3

1st Wednesday Author Reading Series | Oakland
Wednesday, June 3 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
1st Wednesday Author Reading Series | Oakland

Pandemonium Press presents a monthly reading series that takes place in the Loft at the Spice Monkey restaurant (1628 Webster St., Oakland) on every first Wednesday of the month. The series features author readings, editor talks, book giveaways and fun themes on many month. Admission is ...

Thursday, June 4

Shipwreck: Six Writers Destroy “Jurassic Park” | The Booksmith
Shipwreck: Six Writers Destroy
Welcome, Shipsters, to San Francisco’s premier literary erotic fanfiction event. Six Great Writers destroy six notable characters from one Great Book on the first Thursday of every month at our home base, the Booksmith in San Francisco. This month it’s Jurassic Park. Fics are blind-read by our ...

Monday, June 8

Poetry Night | SF
Monday, June 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books and Music
Poetry Night | SF
Please join Green Apple Books in welcoming poets Diana Whitney, Allison Davis, and Shelley wong at 7pm at our main store on Clement in the Granny Smith Room. More info here: http://www.greenapplebooks.com/event/clement-diana-whitney

Wednesday, June 10

Adam Rothstein’s “Drones” Sociology Book Discussion | SF
Wednesday, June 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Adam Rothstein's
Adam Rothstein will discuss Drone (Bloomsbury), part of the new series of Object Lessons. About Drones: Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Drones are in the newspaper, on the TV screen, swarming through the networks, and soon, ...

Friday, June 12

“Tidal” Poetry Collection Book Release | SF
Friday, June 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books and Music
Please join Green Apple Books in welcoming poet Josh Kalscheur as we celebrate the release of his book, Tidal, on Friday June 12, 2015 at 7pm in our Granny Smith Room at our main store on Clement.
“City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis” Essay Reading | SF
Friday, June 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
n+1 magazine presents Dayna Tortorici, Spencer Fleury, and Annie Julia Wyman, who will be reading from “City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis.” About City by City: A collection of essays—historical and personal—about the present and future of American cities Edited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb, ...

Saturday, June 13

$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, June 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for books & media. Free entrance.
| SF Library Treat Ave. Donation Center
$1 Book Sale | Mission Dist.

The San Francisco Public Library hosts $1 book sales at the Treat Avenue Donation Center every second Saturday of the month. All books are just $1 or less each and all proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library.

Chinese Book Club | SF
Saturday, June 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Chinese Book Club | SF
If you are a fan of reading and would like to discuss a book in Chinese, this is the book club for you!
“Trials & Tribulations” Fiction Book Release | SF
Saturday, June 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books and Music
Please join Green Apple Books in welcoming author Renita Taylor as she celebrate the release of her book, “Trials & Tribulations” on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 in our Granny Smith Room at the main store on Clement.
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF
Saturday, June 13 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | EXIT Theatre
Saturday Write Fever: Insta-Plays Written & Performed | SF

Every second Saturday of the month, San Francisco Theater Pub invites writers, actors, directors, theater creators and theater audiences alike to a free evening of quick script-making and flash-fried performance. Join them at the Exit Theatre for: 8:30 pm: Mixer 9 pm: Writing sprint where writers have 30 ...

Monday, June 15

The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF
Monday, June 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 when you mention FuncheapSF at the door; otherwise, it's $10
| The Shelton Theatre
The Lit Slam: Page Meets Stage Poetry | SF

The Lit Slam is a monthly, live performance-based poetry anthology that tries to find the best art at the intersection of page and stage, mixing local and national touring poets. Every third Monday, it’s a poetry competition with a twist. Editors are chosen at random from the audience before ...

Tuesday, June 16

“Job Pirate”: A Job-Hopping Journey in America Book Release | SF
Tuesday, June 16 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books and Music
Please join Green Apple Books in welcoming author Brandon Christopher as we celebrate the release of his book, “Job Pirate” on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 at 7pm in the Granny Smith Room of our main store on Clement. Kirkus Reviews says The Job Pirate is “genuinely ...
“Cinnamon and Gunpowder” Historical Novel Reading | SF
Tuesday, June 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Cinnamon and Gunpowder author Eli Brown appears at the Main Library as part of our On the Same Page bi-monthly book program. This historical novel has it all: pirates, a kidnapping, gourmet cooking at sea, mystery and adventure, marauding ships and a beautiful pirate captain. It ...
Bay Area Poetry & Literature Night with Stephen Kessler | City Lights
Tuesday, June 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Bay Area Poetry & Literature Night with Stephen Kessler | City Lights
Veteran Bay Area poet, translator, essayist, editor and journalist Stephen Kessler presents his three newest books in an evening of readings and conversation about heteroformalism, hybrid writings, the prose poem as journalism, the personal cultural essay, and the art of literary translation. Join him for the ...
“The Euthanist” Psychological Suspense Book Discussion | SF
Tuesday, June 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books and Music
Please join Green Apple Books in welcoming Alex Dolan as he discusses his novel, The Euthanist, on Tuesday, June 16th at 7pm in our Granny Smith Room. More info here: http://www.greenapplebooks.com/event/clement-alex-dolan

Thursday, June 18

“Disgruntled” Coming-Of-Age Book Reading | SF
Thursday, June 18 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Join us as Asali Solomon reads from her latest novel “Disgruntled.” Praise for Disgruntled: “What’s childhood? It’s when you don’t know things. What things? The things you learn in childhood. This paradox is the heartbeat of Asali Solomon’s moving, tough-minded novel, which talks about all of it: ...

Tuesday, June 23

Wild Edge Poetry Reading | SF
Tuesday, June 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Wild Edge Poetry Reading | SF
California is home to outstanding contemporary poets. Join us when we hear from Stephen Meadows, Michael Hannon, Jean Vengua and Gary Young. Artist Tom Killion joins the poets showing some of his incredible California landscapes.
Music That Mad Zimbabwe: A Night of Word & Song | City Lights
Tuesday, June 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Music That Mad Zimbabwe: A Night of Word & Song | City Lights
Come for a special evening of word and song with Banning Eyre as he celebrates and discusses the new book, Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music That Made Zimbabwe. A labor of love, Lion Songs is the product of a twenty-five year friendship and ...

Wednesday, June 24

Red Hen Press Poetry & Book Reading Night | City Lights
Wednesday, June 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | City Lights Books
Red Hen Press Poetry & Book Reading Night | City Lights
Enjoy an evening as Red Hen Press presents authors Ron Carlson, Dean Kostos and Amy Uyematsu. Ron Carlson will be reading from new works, Dean Kostos is reading from his new poetry collection This Is Not A Skyscraper, and Amy Uyematsu will be reading from ...

Thursday, June 25

Literary Fiction Story Collection Conversation | SF
Thursday, June 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Literary Fiction Story Collection Conversation | SF
Quintan Ana Wikswo in conversation with Maxine Chernoff about her collection of stories, The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far. Praise for Quintan Ana Wikswo: “These stunning, solitary and cinematic letters to the self (think of the Quays and Béla Tarr speaking together in dreamtime) ...

Wednesday, July 1

Young Adult Graphic Novel Reading | SF
Wednesday, July 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
Young Adult Graphic Novel Reading | SF
Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman will read from their young adult graphic novels. Praise for Raina and Dave: “An utterly charming graphic memoir of tooth trauma, first crushes and fickle friends, sweetly reminiscent of Judy Blume’s work. . . . Irresistible, funny and touching–a must read for ...

Tuesday, July 7

Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library
Tuesday, July 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Main Library
Radar Reading Series: Indie Writers & Free Cookies | SF Main Library

The RADAR Reading Series is a periodic series of independent and underground writers, emerging voices and bona fide superstars at the San Francisco Public Library. Local author Michelle Tea (Valencia, Sister Spit tour) hosts this showcase of underground heroes. Each RADAR Reading features four dynamic performers and is followed ...

Thursday, July 9

Shipwreck: Six Writers Destroy “Peter Pan” | The Booksmith
Shipwreck: Six Writers Destroy
Welcome, Shipsters, to San Francisco’s premier literary erotic fanfiction event. Six Great Writers destroy six notable characters from one Great Book on the first Thursday of every month at our home base, the Booksmith in San Francisco. Fics are blind-read by our Thespian-in-Residence, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, and you ...
History, Poetry, & Prints of California Coast | SF
Thursday, July 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Green Apple Books on the Park
History, Poetry, & Prints of California Coast | SF
Woodcut and letterpress artist Tom Killion will discuss “California’s Wild Edge” (Heyday Books), his latest collaboration with Gary Snyder.