Notable San Francisco: 10/11–10/17


Wednesday 10/11: Contra Costa County Library presents a Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws. Free with registration, 11 a.m., Lafayette Library.

Flash Fiction Forum. Free, 7 p.m., Works Gallery (San Jose).

Beyond Borders Storytelling presents the Between Worlds Story Jam. $12, 7:30 p.m., PianoFight.

Thursday 10/12: Voz Sin Tinta presents Tongo Eisen-Martin, Javier Zamora, and René Vaz. Free, 6 p.m., Alley Cat Books.

Prose at the Poetry Center presents May-lee Chai and Junse Kim. Free, 7 p.m., The Poetry Center at SFSU.

Friday 10/13: Litquake presents “The European Refugee Crisis: Havarie and the Art of Slow Cinema.” $15, 6 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse.

Laurel Bookstore presents “Lit by the Lake in the Library.” $5 suggested donation, 6:30 p.m., Oakland Public Library.

Peninsula Literary presents an evening of poetry and prose. Free, 7 p.m., Gallery House (Palo Alto).

Saturday 10/14: The Rumpus and Lit Crawl presents An Evening with The Rumpus! Featuring readings from Randa JarrarJen Palmares MeadowsAlexandra NaughtonChristine No, and Shanthi Sekaran, with comedy by Nato Green! The event will be emceed by Rumpus Features Editor Christine Hyung-Oak Lee. Free, 6:30 p.m., The Laundry Gallery and Cafe.

Cathy Arellano reads from her new collection of poetry I Love My Women, Sometimes They Love Me. Free, 3 p.m., Galeria de la Raza.

Sunday 10/15: The Poetry Center presents Dennis Cooper and Eileen Myles. $10, 7 p.m., McRoskey Mattress Co.

Jessica Bruder presents her new book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century. Free, 5 p.m., City Lights.

Monday 10/16: Eileen Myles reads from her new book Afterglow (a dog memoir). Free, 7 p.m., City Lights.

City Arts and Lectures presents Jennifer Egan in conversation with Alexis Madrigal to benefit 826 Valencia’s scholarship program. $29, 7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater.

Tuesday 10/18: Queer Words presents Wayne Goodman in conversation with Lori Ostlund and Anne Raeff. Free, 7 p.m., Folio Books.

Daniel Handler discusses his new novel All the Dirty Parts with Matthew Zapruder. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park.


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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 →