Monday 12/2: The Bazaar Writers Salon, hosted by Peter Kline, features readings by Christopher Kempf, Scott Laughlin, and Bruce Snider and music by Bob Hillman. Free, 7 p.m. at Bazaar Cafe.
Tuesday 12/3: Dodie Bellamy comes to City Lights to read from Cunt Norton, the sequel to Cunt Ups. Free, 7 p.m.
Wednesday 12/4: KPFA Radio + Pegasus Books present An Evening with Anne Lamott hosted by Leah Garchik. Lamott will discuss her new book Stitches; A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair. $25, 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Berkeley.
Thursday 12/5: The Booksmith’s SHIPWRECK! brings you Competitive Erotic Fanfiction for Literate Perverts. This month Ivan Hernandez, Heather Donahue, Alan Leggitt, Sarah Griff, Brian Karfunkel, and Nick Baker take on A Christmas Carol. $10 (includes drinks), 7 p.m.
Friday 12/6: Join the Studio One Reading Series for a collaboration with YesYes Books featuring Phillip B. Williams, Tanya Olson, Matt Hart, and Roger Reeves. Free, 7:30 p.m at Studio One Art Center in Oakland.
Saturday 12/7: The Carville Annex hosts Readings on Communing and/or Escape in the Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park (Redwood Grove). Readers include Nabil Kashyap, Erin Klenow, Lydia Kiesling, and Christian Nagler. Free for SF residents w/ID, noon.
Sunday 12/8: Spokespeople brings you true stories told live without notes. The theme is “What Could Go Wrong?” Free, 6 p.m. at The Pickle Jar (347 Divisadero St).