Notable San Francisco: 2/14–2/20

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Wednesday 2/14: Joyce Carol Oates reads from her new short story collection Beautiful Days. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (SF). 

Thursday 2/15: Marin Poetry Center presents John Murillo and Nicole Sealey. Free, 7:30 p.m., Fallkirk Cultural Center (San Rafael).

Two Way Mirror: Marina Lazzara & Friends (reading and music). Free, 7 p.m., Bird & Beckett (SF).

Jasmin Darznik reads from her new novel Song of a Captive Bird. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Booksmith (SF).

Yasha Levine reads from his new book Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Editor Deborah Santana and contributing authors discuss their new anthology All the Women in My Family Sing. Free, 6:30 p.m., Laurel Bookstore (Oakland).

SFSU Poetry Center presents Julian Talamantez Brolaski and Garrett Caples, reading and in conversation. Free, 7 p.m., San Francisco State University.

Friday 2/16: Small Press Distribution presents Lindsay Choi, J. Gordon Faylor, and Holly Pester. Free, 7 p.m., Moe’s Books (Berkeley).

Saturday 2/17: Poetry Flash editor Richard Silber reads as part of the Clearly Meant series. Free, 2 p.m., Claremont Library (Berkeley).

Cafe Society presents 4th Friday (on a Saturday): Storytelling/Reading + Art. Free, 7 p.m., Kaleidoscope Coffee (Point Richmond).

Bohemian Revival Reading #6: Love & Hate. Free, 4 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

Launch party for Sandra Austin Mello’s debut novel What You Carry featuring readings and live music. Free, 6:30 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

Monday 2/19: Day of Remembrance reading with Shizue Seigel and Hiroshi Kashiwagi. Free, 7 p.m., Bird & Beckett (SF).

Francisco Cantú discusses his new book The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border with R.O. Kwon. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF). 

Tuesday 2/20: Writer and illustrator Obi Kaufmann discusses his new book The California Field Atlas. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Poet Neeli Cherkovski reads from his new collection Elegy for My Beat Generation. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (SF).

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Chuy Haugen Mendeola is a half-rural freelance writer based in Berkeley, California who spends as much time sitting on the bumper of their pickup as they do in the library. More from this author →