Thursday 10/26: Booksmith presents Bookswap: bring a book you love, the organizers will sort participants into small groups to discuss, and the evening ends with a white elephant swap. Free, 7 p.m., The Bindery (SF).
Poetry Flash presents Raphael Cohen and Jonathan Moody. Free, 7 p.m., Moe’s Books (Berkeley).
Friday 10/27: Cafe Society presents Fourth Friday: Reading, Storytelling, and Art. Free, 7 p.m., Kaliedoscope Coffee (Richmond).
Saturday 10/28: NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party. Free, 3 p.m., The Bindery (SF).
Saturday Night Special presents their 7th annual Halloween reading and costume contest hosted by Hollie Hardy. The theme this year is “Night Circus.” Free event (one drink minimum for the club), 21+, 7 p.m., Nick’s Lounge (Berkeley).
Sunday 10/29: SF in SF presents “Women in Horror” featuring readings from Loren Rhoads, Erika Mailman, and Dana Fredsti. Borderlands Books will be selling books for all three authors. $10 (NOTAFLOF), 6 p.m., The American Bookbinders Museum (SF).
Tuesday 10/31: Friends of the San Francisco Public Library present “Tuesdays at North Beach” featuring readings from poets Pauline Craig and Stephen Kopel. Free, 6:30 p.m., North Beach Branch Library.
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