It’s daunting knowing that you will be the only one of your kind at some of these events. When you’ve been made to feel your otherness so concretely in the past, it’s hard not to notice it. I can’t help but feel out of place, even if it’s only for a moment.
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Tonight, comedian Nato Green—who just joined us for our S.F. LitCrawl event—is hosting a live stand-up comedy showcase with comedians Will Durst, Kate Willett, Kelly Anneken, Josef Anolin, Natasha Muse, Dash Kwiatkowski, and Shanti Charan.
The event will be held at Doc’s Lab in San Francisco....more
Of special note this week: The venue formerly known as The Bowery Poetry Club has reopened their doors after some serious renovations. Now going by the name Bowery Arts and Science — which makes more sense since poetry was a small fraction of the programming there — they are back and have a full schedule up on the site....more
The end of August is a notoriously slow time for events of all kinds in New York. Why this year, and this week, has been an exception I do not know. August is full of great, weird, thought-provoking events. Get out of the house....more
On August 5th from 6 to 7 PM, McSweeney’s will be hosting a poetry reading with Matthew Zapruder and Victoria Chang.
It will be held at SPUR on 654 Mission Street in SF. If you’re in the area, you should join them!...more
We’re teaming up with Quiet Lightning, San Francisco’s favorite monthly submission-based reading series, to host a night of deep thinking and good drinking.
Featured guests include Alice LaPlante, Brandon Brown, Janine Brito, and electropop party band Le Fomo, plus a literary mixtape curated by Kristen Kramer and D....more
The Belladonna* Collective’s Hot Texts series continues with readings from Lauren Hunter, Samantha Zighelboim, Allison Power, and Christine Kanownik. The Way Station, 6:30pm, $5 suggested donation.
The Poetry Project hosts Ross Gay and Lauren Shufran. St. Mark’s Church, 8pm, free....more
The PEN World Voices Festival is celebrating its ninth year and kicks off tonight with a reading titled Bravery. Hosted by comedian and author Baratunde Thurston, the reading will feature readings from “Najwan Darwish, ‘one of the 39 best Arab writers under the age of 40’; Joy Harjo, a formidable voice in the second wave of ‘Native American Renaissance’; Mikhail Shishkin, one of the best contemporary Russian writers; award-winning Caribbean writers Jamaica Kincaid and Earl Lovelace; 2012 German Book Prize winner Ursula Krechel; Air Force Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S.
You might have thought, Dustin, I’m glad to be through with your long (for this column) digressions on OBERIU. I’m glad it’s over. You would be a fool. I’m not done. On Monday you should definitely be at the Russian Underground Poetry reading.
We’re teaming up with KQED Pop and Do415 to present Spring Fever: A Night of Literature, Live Radio, Comedy and Music!
Join us at for a feverous night at San Francisco’s Verdi Club on Friday, April 19th, 7pm. Free with RSVP!...more
We’re a day behind. We hope you made it through Monday without the sublime guidance of Notable NYC. A (user) error occurred yesterday and all was lost. But all is not lost, Notable NYC is here to make sure that you don’t go lonely for want of literature this week....more
Come out to The Booksmith on Tuesday, December 11th for ZYZZYVA’s Holiday Party and Reading to celebrate the release of their Winter Issue.
Featuring Rumpus contributor Chaney Kwak, Carolyn Miller, Brian Boies and Earle McCartney. Complimentary drinks and snacks will be provided....more
Tomorrow is Fireside’s monthly storytelling event at The Jellyfish Gallery in SOMA.
The lineup includes Rumpus interviewee Joe Loya, NPR’s Doug Cordell, and former San Francisco mayoral candidate Chicken John. The theme is IN HOT PERSUIT/ THE GREAT ESCAPE, which is “intentionally broad, so we could be hearing stories about car chases, breaking up with that ‘special’ someone, or somewhere in between.”
Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 8pm....more
There are geeks, there are music geeks, and then there are the chordal crusaders, the modal moradeurs. In their own words, “powerambient” band Chord summons the feeling “of a single note being rendered into an unsolvable riddle–a harmonic Gordian knot that creates an almost pastoral feel of being blinded by the sun.”
At Brooklyn’s Issue Project Room on Sunday, Chord brings their singular sound to a phenomenal Important Records showcase, which includes everybody from folky Arborea to the microtonal Duane Pitre....more
“This show is an act of complete personal indulgence. When the good people at apexart approached me about curating something in their space, they made a huge mistake. After some polite back and forth, Steven Rand said to me directly, ‘We’d like you to do something that reflects your passion.’ I responded, ‘Well, football or what you call soccer is my passion....more
It’s something of a major milestone to keep an independent, used bookstore running for twenty-five years.
And that’s exactly what Phoenix Books in San Francisco is celebrating this month.
So as an Anniversary celebration and as part of Noe Valley Celebrates the Book, Phoenix is hosting some incredible authors this evening from six to eight p.m....more
Back in Santa Cruz, I marveled at Ukulele Dick and Oliver Brown, maestros of ukulele songsmithing and quirk. But sometimes a song is not just a song. Sometimes it’s an extended, operatic adventure, more like an urban folk ballad, played by San Francisco musician Annie Bacon....more
The Juan MacLean finally have a new album out. A much-anticipated garden of electronica songsmithing, The Future Will Come is tremendous, careful, and sleek; it will blow your little mind-feet! The Juan MacLean is touring with The Field (What’s the deal with band names that demand the definite article?...more
Kindle, iPhone, Stanza, “media pads,” whatever. Sick of news about things you can’t afford that do things you don’t need done? Head to the Donna Seager Gallery and put your little mits and screen-numbed eyes on the dope selection of treasures at the “Fourth Annual Exhibition of Handmade and Altered Artist Books,” The Art of the Book, which runs through May 31st....more