Notable San Francisco: 3/25-3/29

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Monday 3/25: Poet, musician, and first wave punk pioneer Richard Hell reads from his memoir, I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp, at City Lights. Free 7pm.

Tuesday 3/26: Inside Storytime hosts Mesmerisms at the Make Out room, featuring surreal and hypnotic  storytelling from Susan Steinberg, Thaisa Frank, Michael Bernard Loggins and Doug Cordell. 7pm, $5.

Wednesday 3/27: Writers and artists who contributed to the anthology Get Out of My Crotch! 21 Women Respond to the War on Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health, celebrate its release tonight. Featuring readings and insight from Bay Area pro-choice advocates. Anthologies on sale will benefit Planned Parenthood. Free, 6:45, Variety Club.

Thursday 3/28: Jen Larsen reads from Stranger Here, a memoir on the persistent pursuit of body acceptance following a major physical transformation. Free, 7:30, Booksmith.

Friday 3/29: Authors and independent book mavens from Deviant Type Press and Topside Press launch a reading to celebrate the work being put out via “small presses by really smart queers.” Free, 7pm, Modern Times Books.


Emmy Komada is a translator and assistant editor at Two Lines Press, part of the Center for the Art of Translation. She likes languages, and reading, and trying to read in various languages. More from this author →