Notable San Francisco
Wednesday 3/8: The Museum of the African Diaspora, as part of their current exhibition Where Is Here (curated by Jacquelyn Francis and Kathy Zarur), celebrate International Women’s Day with a discussion featuring mixed media and installation artist Asya Abdrahman and writers Faith Adiele and Tonya M....more
Wednesday 3/1: Journalist L.A. Kauffman, (The Nation, Mother Jones, The Baffler, etc.) reads from Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights.
Poet Kendra Tanacea launches her debut collection, A Filament Burns in Blue Degrees, from Lost Horse Press....more
Roof Books presents David Buuck (Co-Founder and Editor of Tripwire), Jean Day (The Triumph of Life), and Deputy Director of Small Press Distribution Laura Moriarty (Who That Divines)....more
John Else (True South: Henry Hampton and “Eyes on the Prize,” the Landmark Television Series That Reframed the Civil Rights Movement) in conversation with Spencer Nakasako and Orlando Bagwell....more
Friday 1/6: Jon Sindell launches his new book of stories, Family Happiness. Participants in this event include Kyrsten Bean, Michael Crabtree, Steven Kacsmar, Lynn Mundell, and Sandra Wassilie. Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon.
Saturday 1/7: Aggregate Space Gallery and Featherboard Reading Series will celebrate five years of literature and art with a Small Press Book Fair featuring Bootstrap Press, Nomadic Press, Featherboard Writing Series, SpeCt!...more
It is year’s end and a time for holidays.
Some folks will leave town, some will stay home and drink egg nog while others abstain, some will exchange gifts, some will get happy, some will get depressed. But few will schedule or attend literary events in the SF Bay Area, and we have little to list until after 12/25 has passed, and then, but one event....more
Wednesday 12/14: McSweeney’s presents Emily Carr (Whosoever Has Let a Minotaur Enter Them, or a Sonnet). Free, 7 p.m., Alley Cat Books.
Thursday 12/15: Poet and “political researcher” Peter Dale Scott reads....more
Wednesday 11/30: City Lights celebrates the publication of the magazine, Freeman’s: 2: Family: The Best New Writing on Family, from Grove Press. Editor John Freeman will be on hand. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights.
Thursday 12/1: Novelist (Exiles) and short story writer Cary Groner reads for Story Hour at the Morrison Library at UC Berkeley....more
It’s a slow week for events, so we can all take a deep breath for reflection, then plunge back in this weekend. Thank you for visiting The Rumpus and helping to keep our communities alive and lively.
Saturday 11/26: Come hang with the East Bay crowd at Saturday Night Special, where participants will get down with the theme of “surreal.” Hugh Behm-Steinberg will be a featured reader....more
Wednesday 11/16: Readers at Lyrics and Dirges will focus on the theme of gratitude. Featured: Harold Terezon, Marguerite Munoz, Norma Smith, Mickey Ellinger, Josiah Luis Alderete, and Tongo Eisen-Martin. Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books Downtown.
Thursday 11/17: Michael McClure celebrates a new collection of poetry: Mephistos and Other Poems....more
Julia Scott interviews Peter Orner for the San Francisco launch of his new book of essays, Am I Alone Here?, which is described by the publisher as “notes on living to read and reading to live.” Free, 7:30 p.m., The Booksmith....more
All Week: Litquake! This week is the San Francisco Bay Area’s literary “week of weeks.” It’s time for “Litquake,” the largest festival of its kind west of the Mississippi. The event features readings by hundreds of authors and is attended by upwards of 15,000 audience members....more
Wednesday 9/28: Fans of “”Shipwrecked,” Booksmith’s notorious performance series in which notable authors compete for bragging rights by writing shocking fan fiction based on well-respected works, will be pleased to learn that an anthology is being released: Loose Lips. The book party will include an edition of “Shipwrecked” featuring The Princess Bride....more
Wednesday 9/21: Don’t miss the 52nd Annual Fall Book Sale by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. Half a million books and media for $3 or less per item, with all proceeds benefitting the library. On Sunday, prices drop to $1 per item....more
Wednesday 9/14: Alex Dolan (The Euthanist) reads at the launch of his newly released novel, The Empress of Tempera. Mr. Dolan contributes significantly to the SF writing community as a member of the Executive Committee for Litquake. This event will be the only San Francisco promotion for this new work....more
Not surprisingly, things slow down a bit over Labor Day weekend. But, less can be more when you have options like these!
Thursday 9/1: The Flash Fiction Collective presents work from 11 writers from the Grotto: Heather Bourbeau, Jenny Bitner, Jane Ciabattari, Christopher Cook, Laurie Doyle, Thaisa Frank, Vanessa Hua, Chad Koch, Joshua Mohr, Ethel Rohan, and Lyzette Wanzer....more