Notable San Francisco: 12/17–12/23
Wednesday 12/17: Fourteen Hills launches issue 21.1 with readings by contributors Chris Ames, Matthew Clark Davison, Arthur Isaac Hofmayer, Ashley K. Nelson, Jahla Seppanen, and Matthew Zapruder (Free, 7 p.m., Viracocha).
The Kinda Late Show w/Broke-Ass Stuart returns with a second episode, featuring Veronica Belmont, Gabi Moskowitz, and Josh Constine, with music by Double Duchess and MegaFlame Presents Big Band and Cabaret ($12-15, 8 p.m., Doc’s Lab).
Weekday Wanderlust presents travel tales by Katie Hammel, Angela Petersen, and Perry Garfinkel (Free, 7 p.m., Hotel Rex).
The Berkeley Slam presents its annual Anarchy Slam, featuring Mighty Mike McGee ($7-10, 8 p.m., The Starry Plough).
Thursday 12/18: Voz Sin Tinta features readings by Michelle Marie Wallace, Howard Berman, Joseph Rios, and Francisco Orrego, along with a bilingual open mic (Free, 6:30 p.m., Alley Cat Books).
Catherine Lacey discusses her novel Nobody is Ever Missing with Diane Cook (Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park).
MFA Mixer presents Jamie O’Connell, Paula Junn, Genie Cartier, Clare Ramsaran, Kate Robards, and Natasha Dennerstein, with special guest emcee Jen Kulbeck (Free, 7 p.m., Cat Club).
Friday 12/19: Stephanie McKenzie reads from and discusses her book Saviours in This Little Space for Now: Poems for Emily Carr and Vincent Van Gogh (Free, 6 p.m., Modern Times).
The Bay Area Public School presents readings by Thom Donovan, Oki Sogumi, and Divya Victor (Free, 7 p.m., Omni Commons).
The San Francisco Queer Open Mic features Nicholas V. Chin (Free, 7:30 p.m., Modern Times).
Happy Reading Hour is a collaboration between 826 Valencia and Vouched Books, which allows anyone to read out loud or to spend the time writing, with refreshments (Free, 6 p.m., 826 Valencia).
Saturday 12/20: Small Press Traffic celebrates 40 years with a reading of Bernadette Mayer’s Midwinter Day (Free, 12 p.m., E.M. Wolfman).
Featherboard Writing Series presents Angela Hume, Wendy Trevino, and writer-in-residence Nora Toomey (Free, 6 p.m., Aggregate Space).
Under the Influence hosts Sandra Garcia Rivera, Elizabeth Rosner, Evan Kenward, Stephanie McKenzie, and Cosmo Spinosa ($5-10, 7:30 p.m., The Emerald Tablet).
This week’s featured local author is Broke-Ass Stuart (click to read an interview):