Notable SF: 11/25–12/1

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Monday 11/25: Join Green Apple Books and the San Francisco Elk’s Lodge in welcoming Barry Gifford to the historic Elk’s Lodge in celebration of his new book, The Roy Stories. Free, 7 p.m.

Bay Area contributors to Flash Fiction Funny, the world’s only short-short fiction anthology dedicated to humor, will read stories from the book, answer audience questions, and sign copies. Readers include Joe Clifford, Steven Gray, John Haggerty, Scott Lambridis, Frances Lefkowitz, Meg Pokrass, and Robert Scotellaro. Free, 7:30 p.m. at Pegasus Books in Berkeley.

Tuesday 11/26: Modern Times Bookstore Collective’s Spanish Book Group/Círculo de lectoras y lectores de literatura en español, which has been meeting for ten years, will be discussing Otra Vez Adiós by Carlos Alberto. Participants receive a 10% discount on their book purchases. Free, 8 p.m.

Thursday 11/28: Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday 11/30: Indies First! on Small Business Saturday at The Booksmith. Join the celebration of Sherman Alexie’s Indies First challenge with guest booksellers Daniel Handler, Lisa Brown, Lewis Buzbee, Ethel Rohan, Laura Fraser, Cathy Robbins, and more. Guest booksellers will be working, in varying shifts throughout the day, to offer passionate and opinionated suggestions for your own reading and your holiday gift list. 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

(Another small business to keep in mind on Small Business Saturday: the Rumpus!)

Saturday Night Special, an East Bay open mic night with 19 free slots. This month’s theme is “Feasting” and features Sarah Fran Wisby and Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene. Free, 7 p.m. at Nick’s Lounge in Berkeley.

Sunday 12/1: Ari Shavit reads from his book My Promised Land at Book Passage in Corte Madera. Free, 4 p.m.

Small Press Traffic presents poets Jared Stanley, Jenn McCreary, and Elizabeth Robinson at Artists’ Television Access on Valencia St. $6-10, 5 p.m. (reading starts at 5:30).


Kelly McClorey is currently an MFA candidate at San Francisco State University. She was once struck by lightning, but survived. More from this author →