Notable San Francisco 7/15-7/20

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Monday 7/15: National Poetry Slam champion Dominique Ashaheed joins Bay Area poets for this summer’s Lit Slam, a competitive, audience-judged reading performance. $10, 8pm, Viracocha.

Tuesday 7/16: Granta celebrates the release of its 124th issue, Travel, with editor Ted Hodgkinson and Rebecca Solnit. Free, 7pm Green Apple Books.

Wednesday 7/17: Join award winning poets, fiction writers, comics, and musicians as they perform on the same stage to mix it up for an evening with Word Performances. 7:30 Viracocha

Thursday 7/18: More competitive reading, this time fiction with Shipwreck: Erotic Fanfiction for Literate Perverts, this time featuring six writers presenting fantasies inspired from The Hobbit. 7pm, $10, Booksmith.

Friday 7/19: Litquake presents Lit Tease, a sneak preview of this year’s Lit Crawl featuring Hyphen magazine, Zahra Noorbakhsh, Michelle Tea, and other Lit Crawl curators. $20, Swedish American Hall.


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 →