Notable San Francisco: 5/9–5/15

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Wednesday 5/9: Melissa Broder reads from her debut novel The Pisces. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Thursday 5/10: Voz Sin Tinta presents featured readers and an open mic. Free, 6:30 p.m., Alley Cat Books (SF).

“Marx Matters: Karl Marx at 200.” Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (SF).

Environmental lawyer James Thornton discusses his book Client Earth. Free, 7 p.m., Point Reyes Books (Point Reyes Station).

Babar in Exile reading series #13: Third Birthday Bash. Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

Friday 5/11: Seventh annual Poetry World Series. Free, 7 p.m., Mill Valley Public Library.

Release party for the 48th annual issue of the Berkeley Poetry Review. Free, 6 p.m., E.M. Wolfman Books (Oakland).

Saturday 5/12: Poets Brenda Hillman and giovanni singleton. Free, 4 p.m., Point Reyes Books (Point Reyes Station).

Fifth annual Ecopoetry Festival. Free with reservation, 5 p.m., John Muir National Historic Site (Martinez).

Writers With Drinks presents Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich and Irene Tu. 21+, $5-$10 (NOTAFLOF), 7:30 p.m., Make-Out Room (SF).

Tuesday 5/15: Perfectly Queer presents “Murderous Fiction: 3 Novels About Death.” Free, 7 p.m., Dog Eared Books (Castro Street, 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 →