Notable San Francisco: 10/18–10/24

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Wednesday 10/18: Open Mic Poetry! Boom! with host Helen Hyojoo Kang. Free, 7 p.m., The Laundry.

California Historical Society and Shaping San Francisco present “Stop the Draft, Now! Remembering Oakland Stop the Draft Week.” Free, 6 p.m., Oakland Public Library.

End of the World Literary Cabaret featuring Sam J. Miller, Juliette Torrez, Michelle Gonzales, and Tomas Moniz. Free, 7 p.m., The Green Arcade.

Lyrics & Dirges presents “The Business of War,” curated by Mk Chavez and Sharon Coleman. Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books.

Thursday 10/19: Bawdy Storytelling presents “Sexual Napalm.” $20, 8 p.m., Verdi Club.

Friday 10/20: Bring your own typewriter for the Typewriter Jam, a casual evening of typewriter appreciation and typewriting fun. Free, 6 p.m., San Francisco Center for the Book.

Point Reyes Books and Point Reyes National Seashore Association present Jordan Fisher Smith discussing his new book Engineering Eden. Free, 7 p.m., PRSNA Red Barn (Point Reyes Station).

Saturday 10/21: Bikes to Books 4th Anniversary Ride. Free, 1 p.m., meet at City Lights Books.

The Third Annual San Jose Poetry Festival presents a day of readings. $20, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Poetry Center San Jose.

Writers With Drinks presents devorah major, Celeste Chan, and Shawna Kenney. $5-$20, 7:30 p.m., Make-Out Room.

Sunday 10/22: Words-n-punks is a reading/discussion hosted by Ben Sizemore featuring Michelle Gonzales, Lynn Breedlove, Shawna Kenney, Rich Dollinger, and A.C. Thompson. Free, 5 p.m., land and sea (Oakland).

CA Conrad and Dara Weir read from their new poetry collections. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park.

Monday 10/23: John Freeman and Rabih Alameddine present “Freeman’s: The Future of New Writing.” Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park.

Tuesday 10/24: University Press Books presents “Rafael Alberti and Luis Cernuda: Spanish Poets of Love & Exile” with translators Carolyn Tipton and Stephen Kessler. Free, 5:30 p.m., University Press Books (Berkeley).

Poorly Drawn Lines writer and illustrator Reza Farazmand discusses his new book Comics for a Strange World. Free, 6 p.m., Book Passage.

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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 →