Posts Tagged: Bay Area

Notable SF: 2/17–2/23

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Monday 2/17: The Porchlight Series continues with Long Walks on the Beach: The Dating Show, featuring stories by Rachel Balik, David Jordan, and Heather Marlowe. $15 adv/$20 door, 7 p.m. at Verdi Club.

Tuesday 2/18: Peter Mountford, author of The Dismal Science, is in conversation with Peter Orner at The Booksmith.

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Notable SF: 2/3–2/9

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Monday 2/3: Burroughs at 100: A screening of the William S Burrough’s films Towers Open Fire, The Cut-Ups, and Bill and Tony with commentary by Mindaugis Bagdon. Free, 8 p.m. at City Lights.

Tuesday 2/4: Michelle Richmond comes to Green Apple Books for a reading from her new novel Golden State and book signing with Free, 7 p.m.

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Notable SF: 1/27–2/2

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Monday 1/27: Bring your 5 minute story for a chance to get onstage Feb. 17th at the Verdi Club with Porchlight. The theme is Long Walks on The Beach: The Dating Show. $5, 7 p.m. at the Hemlock Tavern.

Tuesday 1/28: City Lights hosts an evening with Dennis McKenna, author of the new book The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss: My Life with Terence McKenna at the Emerald Tablet.

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Green Branch Library to Branch Out with Bookmobile

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The Green Branch Library has done amazing work providing books and other materials about social and environmental justice to kids in Oakland.

Now they’re hoping to expand their reach to kids all over the Bay Area with a a bookmobile!

Check out the extraordinarily adorable Claymation video they made for their Indiegogo campaign and make a tax-deductible donation!

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Notable SF: 1/13–1/19

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Monday 1/13: New York City’s Boog City Goes West 2014 featuring readings from Amy Berkowitz, Brandon Brown, Donna de la Perrière, Ivy Johnson, David Kirschenbaum, Joseph Lease, and Jill Stengel. Free, 6 p.m. at Alley Cat Gallery.

Tuesday 1/14: The Booksmith hosts a launch party for Motherland, the latest novel from Maria Hummel.

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Notable SF: 1/6–1/12

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Monday 1/6: Quiet Lightning kicks off off its fifth year with a dinner ($3-5) and Junkdrawer spinning records from 6-7:30, when the readings will start. $7-10 (nobody turned away for lack of funds), Public Works (161 Erie St).

Tuesday 1/7: Peninsula Arts & Letters Presents Amy Tan, author of the recent The Valley of Amazement, in conversation with Jan Yanehiro.

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Notable SF: 12/9–12/15

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Monday 12/9: Author Jonathan Franzen comes to the Bookshop Santa Cruz to discuss and sign copies of his new book,The Kraus Project: Essays by Karl Kraus. Free, 7 p.m.

Tuesday 12/10: InsideStorytime THE FIX features Joe Clifford (Junkie Love), Zarina Zabrisky (We, Monsters), Roy Mash (Buyer’s Remorse), Emily Meg Weinstein (Lake Celeste or the Joy of Sex), and Sean Labrador y Manzano, with MC James Warner (All Her Father’s Guns).

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Notable SF: 11/25–12/1

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Monday 11/25: Join Green Apple Books and the San Francisco Elk’s Lodge in welcoming Barry Gifford to the historic Elk’s Lodge in celebration of his new book, The Roy Stories. Free, 7 p.m.

Bay Area contributors to Flash Fiction Funny, the world’s only short-short fiction anthology dedicated to humor, will read stories from the book, answer audience questions, and sign copies.

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Notable San Francisco: 11/11–11/17

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Monday 11/11: Hugo Martinez and Christin To, co-founders of MAT-TER Design + Build Studio share their work on La Burbuja, a portable sound booth for recording the stories of Sonic Trace, a storytelling and mapping project collecting the stories of immigrants in Los Angeles.

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Notable San Francisco: 11/4–11/10

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Monday 11/4: Founder of StoryCorps, Dave Isay, comes to Book Passage to discuss Ties That Bind, a collection of conversations that celebrate the human bond. Free, 6pm.

Tuesday 11/5: The RADAR Reading Series continues with Rumpus contributors/Lost Cat coauthors Wendy MacNaughton and Caroline Paul.

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Notable San Francisco: 10/28–11/3

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Monday 10/28: The “On Arts” series, benefiting the 826 Valencia Scholarship Program, presents British author Zadie Smith in conversation with Steve Winn. $27, 7:30pm at Nourse Theater.

Tuesday 10/29: The Moth comes to The Booksmith, featuring an opening story from writer and Moth podcast host Dan Kennedy.

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Notable San Francisco: 10/21–10/27

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Monday 10/21: Lauren Grodstein, author of The Explanation of Everything, and Adam Mansbach, author of The Dead Run, discuss their books, careers, and the writing life. Free, 7:30pm at The Booksmith.

Tuesday 10/22: Poetry Flash and Moe’s Books present poets Annie Finch and Brenda Hillman (whose book Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire was recently a Rumpus Poetry Book Club pick).

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Saying “The G-Word” Out Loud

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Gentrification is a thorny subject in San Francisco these days, as it is in many American cities.

A roundup post at SF Weekly blog The Snitch collects some of the best writing that’s sprung up around the issue, including George Packer’s puzzled look at Silicon Valley in the New Yorker and Rebecca Solnit’s excoriation of the Google Bus in the London Review of Books.

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Help Support The Grimaldis

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Bay Area local Dane Ballard is the writer and producer of The Grimaldis, a musical about the decline of a show-biz family:

“For generations, the Grimaldi family has thrilled audiences the world over. From the opera houses of old Europe to America’s silver screen, they were the quintessential showbiz family.

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