Posts Tagged: San Francisco

Notable San Francisco: 11/8–11/14

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week! ...more

Notable San Francisco: 10/25–10/31

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week! ...more

Notable San Francisco: 10/18–10/24

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week! ...more

Notable San Francisco: 10/11–10/17

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week! ...more

Notable San Francisco: 10/4–10/10

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week! ...more

Death, Satan, and Cats: A Conversation with Rabih Alameddine

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Rabih Alameddine discusses his newest novel, The Angel of History, surviving the AIDS epidemic, and the role of religion in his life and writing. ...more

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Transit Books

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The founders of Transit Books discuss Wioletta Greg's debut novel, Swallowing Mercury, and the challenges and rewards that come with starting a small independent press. ...more

Notable San Francisco: 9/27–10/3

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week! ...more

Notable San Francisco: 8/23–8/29

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week! ...more

Truth and Beauty: Talking with Joshua Wolf Shenk

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The new Editor-in-Chief of The Believer dismantles stereotypes of Las Vegas, discusses the magazine's acquisition, and makes a case for bringing journalism into the academy. ...more

Notable San Francisco: 8/9–8/15

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Wednesday 8/9: The Center for the Art of Translation presents David Larsen discussing his translation of Names of the Lion by 10th century Arabic lexicographer Ibn Khālawayh. He will be joined by Stephen Sparks. Free, 7 p.m. Diesel, A Bookstore.

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I, Me, We, and the GOP

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It’s not coincidental, I think, that most of the secular and sacred saints we venerate now went charging against the grain of the Municipal We. ...more

Notable San Francisco: 7/19–7/25

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Wednesday 7/19: John Burroughs (aka Jesus Crisis) is a voice to be reckoned with from Cleveland, Ohio, where he founded Crisis Chronicles Press and promotes many poetry events. He is visiting the West Coast for the first time on his 2017 poetry tour.

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Notable San Francisco: 7/12–7/18

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Wednesday 7/12: National Book Award winner Julia Glass (Three Junes) reads from her newest novel, A House Among the Trees. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park.

Thursday 7/13: RADAR Productions collaborates with Nomadic Press to present July’s edition of the Queer Reading Series at the San Francisco Public Library.

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Notable San Francisco: 7/5–7/11

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Wednesday 7/5: It’s summer, the days are long and warm, and it’s a nice time of year to drive a bit further afield for literary adventure. Tonight, you can travel down the Peninsula to the legendary Kepler’s Bookstore in Menlo Park to hear novelist Mackenzi Lee (The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue) in conversation with Anna-Marie McLemore.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Are great bookstores just good capitalism?

People are more concerned with being fat than with eating disorders, if we go by the number of books in each respective section at one blogger’s local bookstore.

A Tennessee bookstore will include a restaurant inside of it.

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The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #33: Solstice Soul Song

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Today I write on the longest day of the year, the summer solstice. As someone who has been influenced by not a few pagan practitioners and Wiccan wonder workers, along with more conventional priests and monks of various religious varieties, I am attuned to the turning of our planet in the cosmos.

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Reality Scooped: Talking with Tony Tulathimutte

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Recent Whiting Award winner Tony Tulathimutte discusses his first novel, Private Citizens, the state of satire in 2017, “booby-trapping” identity politics, and productivity in the Internet age. ...more

Notable San Francisco: 6/7–6/13

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Wednesday 6/7: Jess Arndt reads from her short fiction debut, Large Animals. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore.

Robert Hass, Douglas Manuel, and Charles Hood read from, discuss, and sign their latest works. Free, 7 p.m., Diesel, A Bookstore.

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Notable San Francisco: 5/31–6/6

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Take note: The Bay Area Book Festival is this weekend, June 3 and 4, in downtown Berkley. It is an epic event.

Wednesday 5/31: Litquake presents a panel of women authors under the heading “Such a Nasty Woman: Female Authors Respond to Trump.” The discussion will be moderated by journalist Vanessa Hua and includes Christina Garcia, Jewelle Gomez, and Kate Schatz.

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Notable San Francisco: 5/24–5/30

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Wednesday 5/24: David Brazil celebrates the release of Holy Ghost, his  third full-length collection. He will be in conversation with Julien Poirier, co-founder of Ugly Duckling Presse. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Bookstore.

Claire Dederer (Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses) celebrates the release of Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning, in conversation with Peggy Orenstein.

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Notable San Francisco: 5/17–5/23

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If you can make only one event this week, don’t miss the Oakland Book Festival on Sunday, 5/21. This all-day festival features more than 100 writers, 50 panels, and lots of tabling and networking. And, The Rumpus will be there!

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