Notable SF: 1/6–1/12


Monday 1/6: Quiet Lightning kicks off off its fifth year with a dinner ($3-5) and Junkdrawer spinning records from 6-7:30, when the readings will start. $7-10 (nobody turned away for lack of funds), Public Works (161 Erie St).

Tuesday 1/7: Peninsula Arts & Letters Presents Amy Tan, author of the recent The Valley of Amazement, in conversation with Jan Yanehiro. $25, 7 p.m. at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park.

Wednesday 1/8: The RADAR Reading Series hosted by Michelle Tea will feature readings by Caitlin Donohue, Dax Tran-Cafee, Shanthi Sekaran and Mica Sigourney. Free, 6 p.m. at the San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch).

Thursday 1/9: Voz Sin Tinta Reading Series presents readings from Angel Barragan and Terry Lucas, followed by open mic spots. Free, 6:30 p.m. at Alley Cat Books.

Friday 1/10: Chang-rae Lee comes to The Booksmith on Haight St. to read and discuss his latest book, On Such a Full Sea. Free, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 1/11: Writers with Drinks comes to The Make Out Room with readers/performers, Neelanjana Banerjee, Richard Kadrey, Scott Poole, Cheeming Boey and Melissa Pritchard. $5-10, 7:30 p.m. (doors at 6:30).

Sunday 1/12: [email protected] offers an informal gathering for collaborating with fellow poets about works in progress. Free (RSVP recommended), 1 p.m. at Edwin Markham House in History Park in San Jose.

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