Posts Tagged: City Lights

This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Famed Indian bookseller Ram Advani has passed away at the age of 95. He had planned to continue visiting his shops until was 99.

Elton John has a favorite Los Angeles bookstore: Book Soup.

Seattle’s only bookstore dedicated to poetry is looking for a new owner.

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Notable San Francisco: 12/30–1/5

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Wednesday 12/30: The Berkeley Poetry Slam presents The Third Annual Anarchy Slam with performance poet Mighty Mike McGee, a former National Poetry Slam Grand Champion, who has performed with Tons of Fun University, The Whirlwind Company, Electric Whale Revival, and Junkyard Ghost Revival.

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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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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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Animating Howl

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In yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle, I chat with artist Eric Drooker about animating Allen Ginsberg’s Howl for the film of the same name as the long poem, and his resulting new book, Howl: A Graphic Novel.

One thing that was edited out of my piece was this sentence: “Howl: A Graphic Novel reads like a panoramic urban altar, demanding something deeper than just the reader’s attention.” Maybe readers are afraid of sacrifice?

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