Notable San Francisco: 3/14–3/20


Wednesday 3/14: Flash Fiction Forum presents an evening of short stories and narrative poetry. Free, 7 p.m., Works Art & Performance Center (San Jose).

Haiku poet Amos White reads from his work. Free with registration, 7 p.m., Oakmont at Cardinal Point (Alameda).

Thursday 3/15: Author and activist Sarah McBride reads from her new book Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Poet Joseph Lease reads from his new collection The Body Ghost. Free, 7 p.m., Moe’s Books (Berkeley).

Sister Spit: QTPOC Cruising the West. $15-$20, 7 p.m., 21+, The Stud (SF).

The Center for the Art of Translation and the Poetry Society of America present the launch party for Two Lines. $10 (includes a copy of the book and an open bar), 7 p.m., 21+, The Office (SF).

Ramona Ausubel and Kim O’Neil read from their new works. Free, 7 p.m., East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel Books, Oakland).

Book release party for Ananda Esteva’s The Wanderings of Chela Coatlicue. Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

Friday 3/16: Daniel Mallory Ortberg reads from their book The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror, with Charlie Jane Anders. Free, 7:30, Pegasus Books (Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley).

Sunday 3/18: The Feminist Press and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop present Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and Esmé Weijun Wang discussing the new anthology of Asian diasporic writing Go Home! Free, 5 p.m., City Lights (SF).

Reading from the new issue of Black Candies literary journal: “The Eighties.” Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

The Center for the Art of Translation presents “Yes, There’s a Word for That in Yiddish!” Free, 1:30 p.m., Jewish Community Library (SF).

Poetry Flash presents a reading for the anthology So Many Voices. Free, 3 p.m., East Bay Booksellers (Oakland). 

BerkeleyTalks presents author and comedian W. Kamau Bell. $30, 8 p.m., Zellerbach Hall (Berkeley).

Tuesday 3/20: Musician and author John McEuen discusses his new book The Life I’ve Picked: A Banjo Player’s Nitty Gritty Journey. Free with RSVP, 6:30 p.m., East Wind Books (Berkeley). 

Poets and artists Scarlett Sabet and Janaka Stucky read from their work. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (SF).

Essayist Cheston Knapp discusses his new collection Up Up, Down Down with Matthew Zapruder. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Terry Patten reads from his new book A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Booksmith (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 →