Notable San Francisco: 9/13–9/19


Wednesday 9/13: Larry Smith, creator of the Six-Word Memoir project, discusses Six Words Fresh Off The Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to AmericaFree, 7:30 p.m., Booksmith.

Holloway Reading Series presents giovanni singleton. Free, 6:30 p.m., Maude Fife Room in Wheeler Hall (U.C. Berkeley Campus).

Thursday 9/14: The folks from Pact Press present Speak and Speak Again, an anthology of works on women’s rights, race relations, and societal concerns. Free, 7 p.m., Kaleidoscope Coffee.

Inauguration and reading for San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck. Free, 6 p.m., San Francisco Public Library.

Friday 9/15: It’s the ZYZZYVA Fall 2017 Release Party. Free, 7 p.m., East Bay Booksellers (formerly Diesel Books).

Paul Madonna introduces his graphic novel Close Enough for the AngelsFree, 6 p.m., The Bindery.

Saturday 9/16: Tongo Eisen-Martin reads from his new poetry collection Heaven Is All GoodbyesFree, 8 p.m., City Lights.

Sunday 9/17: The Petaluma Poetry Walk is back for its 22nd year, presenting twenty-one poets in eight downtown locations. Free, 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Downtown Petaluma.

The San Francisco Center for the Book presents the Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival. Free with reservation, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., San Francisco Center for the Book.

Tuesday 9/19: Louise Marburg in conversation with Mary Volmer to discuss Marburg’s short story collection, The Truth About MeFree, 7:30 p.m., Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts.

Nomadic Press presents Get Lit #28, an evening of three-minute readings of new literary works with music at half time. Free, 7 p.m., Ale Industries.


The San Francisco Public Library’s 53rd Annual Big Book Sale starts September 20 and they’re looking for volunteers to work at the Fort Mason location. Volunteers receive complimentary tickets to the Member Preview Sale & Reception and a $5 coupon for each shift worked. Register here.


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Chuy Haugen Mendeola is a half-rural freelance writer based in Berkeley, California who spends as much time sitting on the bumper of their pickup as they do in the library. More from this author →