This Week in San Francisco.
Tuesday 7/10: G. Willow Wilson reads from Alif the Unseen, a thriller about a computer hacker’s elaborate attempt to disappear into anonymity during the Arab Spring. Free, 7pm, Green Apple Books. Eugene B. Redmond, Poet Laureate of East St. Louis, reads with Jack Hirschman for a discussion on poetry and activism in “Drumvoices Poets and Revolutionary Bards” at the Niebyl-Proctor Library for Social Change. Free, 7pm.
Wednesday 7/11: SF Silent Film Fest features free showings today. John Oliver Simon and Mia Kirsi Stageberg, editor of Chicano litmag Caracol, read original work and translations. Followed by open mic. Free, 6:30pm, Alleycat Books. Funny ladies at the Ladies’ Room, a weekly open mic comedy series at Brainwash. Free, 8pm.
Thursday 7/12: SMITH Magazine opens the floor for a new set of Six Word Memoirs at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, with storytelling by Bay Area Jewish personalities including SF Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik, Literary Death Match host Alia Volz, Rabbi Noa Kushner, memoirist Piper Kerman, economist Russ Roberts, and writer Amy Keyishian. $10, 6:30pm.
Friday 7/13: Mission lending library Ourshelves celebrates its first birthday with a potluck and open reading — bring your favorite excerpt and join in. Free, 8pm.
Sunday7/14: LaborFest 2012 holds a panel discussion with James Tracy, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz & Hilary Moore discussing the ages old question: can white trash be revolutionary? More here. Free, 3pm, Green Arcade.