Notable San Francisco: 2/1–2/7


Wednesday 2/1: Former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and sculptor Murray Dewart (co-authors of Poems About Scultpure). Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books.

Otessa Moshfegh reads from her first collection Homesick for Another World. Free, 7:30–9 p.m., The Booksmith.

Thursday 2/2: Charles Alexander and Susan Thackrey, reading and in conversation. Free, 7:00 p.m., The Poetry Center at SFSU.

Poetry Flash presents Ruth Thompson and Sandra Hunter. Free, 7:30 p.m., Moe’s Books.

Friday 2/3: A Reading in Translation: Sho Sugita and Norma Cole read the translations of Japanese poet Hirato Renkichi. Free, 7 p.m., Alley Cat Books.

Nina Lindsay and Rosa Lane. Free, 7:30 p.m., Studio One Art Center.

Saturday 2/4: Arisa White, Maw Shein Win, and Daniel Riddle Rodriguez. Free (donations solicited), 7 p.m., Nomadic Press Oakland.

Sunday, 2/5: Michael McClure reads from his first completely new collection in five years, Mephistos and Other Poems. Free, 3 p.m., Diesel, A Bookstore.

Monday 2/6: Quiet Lightning at The Stud Bar. Over twenty writers are featured in this popular literary mix-tape format. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Stud Bar.

Tuesday 2/7: Sarah Schulman reading from Conflict Is Not Abuse. Free, 7 p.m., Green Apple Books on Clement St.


This week’s theatre recommendation is The Christians at San Francisco Playhouse. This remarkable play by Lucas Hnath has attracted a lot of attention wherever it has been produced. Dealing with matters of theology and ethics in a mega-church, playwright Hnath manages to avoid shallow clichés. It is beautifully written, intelligent, and challenging and likely to provoke some interesting conversations. To learn more, click here.

For coverage of the Bay Area theatre scene, visit TheatreStorm.


Evan Karp and Rebecca Samuelson of Litseen present video of this week’s featured local author, Allison Page. Read an interview here.

And here’s video of one of last week’s SF Notables, Anna Pulley.


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Charles Kruger is a Bay area arts practitioner known as "The Storming Bohemian." He tries to do as much as he can. More from this author →