Thursday 10/12: Alex Behr reads from her debut collection, Planet Grim, and is joined in conversation by Mary Rechner, author of Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., fre.
Friday 10/13: Celebrate Friday the 13th with an evening of poetry, tarot, performance and bibliomancy by Coleman Stevenson, Eva Bertoglio, Jamondria Harris, Stephanie Adams-Santos, Julia Wohlstetter, Michelle Overby, and Yahanna Louise. Mother Foucault’s Bookshop, 7 p.m., free.
Saturday 10/14: The Get Nervous reading series returns with Jenny Forrester, Caryn Brooks, Crystal Ligori, Kelly Wallace, Haili Jones Graff, and Kate Aguilar. Ford Food + Drink, 7 p.m., free.
Monday 10/16: Enjoy a night of writing about the sea with Nancy Lord, author of of the cutting-edge climate-fiction novel, pH, and Jonathan White, author of Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free.
Tuesday 10/17: In his long-awaited memoir, Logical Family, Armistead Maupin, beloved author of the Tales of the City series, chronicles his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco, and his evolution from curious youth to groundbreaking writer and gay rights pioneer. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.
Wednesday 10/18: The monthly Unchaste Readers Series invites Jen Glantz, Tracy Burkholder, Mary Mandeville, Amy Souza, Haili Jones Hall, Kate Carrol de Gutes, Ami Patel, Ashley Brittner Wells, and Angela Braxton-Johnson to read for this month’s reading. Literary Arts, 7 p.m., free.
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