Notable San Francisco: 9/27–10/3


Wednesday 9/27: Yrsa Daley-Ward reads from the new edition of her collection bone. Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books.

Cafe Society’s 4th Friday (on a Wednesday): Storytelling, Reading, + Art. Featuring Robert Haas reading from A Little Book on Form. Free, 7 p.m., Kaleidoscope Coffee.

One City One Book: African-American Tech Pioneers in Silicon Valley. Free with registration, 7 p.m., Walnut Creek Library.

Perfectly Queer East Bay: Queer Realities, with readings curated by Richard Loranger. Free, 7 p.m., Nomadic Press.

Thursday 9/98: The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents Saudi poet and human rights activist Ahmed Al Mulla reading his poetry in Arabic with English translations. Free, 5:30 p.m., Wheeler Hall (UC Berkeley).

Silent Book Club. Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon.

Poets Camille T. Dungy and Javier Zamora read from their new work. Free, 7 p.m., SFSU Poetry Center.

Nathan Englander presents his new novel Dinner at the Center of the Earth. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park.

Friday 9/29: It’s the last day to see the faculty exhibition at California College of the Arts featuring writing, design, animation, and graphic art. Free, gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tecoah Bruce Gallery (CCA).

Saturday 9/30: Children’s author Carmen Bogan reads from her new book Where’s Rodney?. Free, 3 p.m., Laurel Bookstore.

100 Thousand Poets for Change and the Bay Area Poetry Marathon present an evening curated by Donna de la Perrière featuring May-lee Chai, Rachelle Linda Escamilla, Edward Foster, Caroline Goodman, Daphne Gottleib, Julie Lythcott-Haims, and Melissa Ramos. Free, 7 p.m., Alley Cat Books.

Sunday 10/1: Bazaar Writer’s Salon hosted by Peter Kline. Free, 6 p.m., Bazaar Cafe.

Rob Halpern reads from his new poetry collection Touching Voids in Sense. Free, 6 p.m., The Green Arcade.

Pandemonium Press presents riverbabble poetry and flash fiction with music from Hao C. Tran and an open mic after the featured readers. Free, 6:45 p.m., Spice Monkey.

Tuesday 10/3: Lecture on the Proliferation of 19th (and 20th) Century Wood Type with graphic design professor David Shields. Free, 6 p.m., San Francisco Public Library.


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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 →