Lynn Horiuchi and Tanu Sankalia discuss Urban Reinventions: San Francisco’s Treasure Island. Free, 7 p.m., The Green Arcade.
Lunada Literary Lounge featured performers Francisco Aragón and Nancy Morejón followed by an open mic hosted by Sandra García Rivera. $5, 7 p.m., Galería de la Raza.
Thursday 10/6: Litquake 2017 Festival Opening Night: Litquake Turns 18! $15, 7 p.m., Cafe Du Nord.
Saturday 10/7: Point Reyes Books presents a signing with chef and author Alice Waters for her new memoir Coming to My Senses. Book sales to benefit the Point Reyes Farmers Market. Free, 10 a.m., Toby’s Feed Barn (Point Reyes Station).
Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival presents readings from Robert Haas, Maxine Hong Kingston, Camille Dungy, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Malcolm Margolin, Alison Luterman, Kim Shuck, Tess Taylor, and a ceremonial invocation led by Rafael Jesús González. Free, 12 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr Civic Center Park (Berkeley).
The 2017 Filipino American International Book Festival presents Hot Off the Press, moderated readings. Free, 1:30 p.m., San Francisco Public Library.
Sunday 10/8: Litquake presents Sand, Surf, and Sartre: Wisdom in the Waves with Aaron James in conversation with Jaimal Yogis. Free, 6 p.m., Mollusk Surf Shop.
Litquake presents “A Barbary Coast Prostitute Walking Tour” with historians and authors Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus. Free, 12 p.m., starts at 814 Mission Street.
Monday 10/9: Litquake presents “You Can’t Write That: Writing from Privilege,” a panel discussion on cultural appropriation with Faith Adiele, Vanessa Hua, Chad Koch, and Kaitlin Solimine, moderated by Maisha Z. Johnson. $10, 7 p.m., San Francisco Center for the Book.
Porchlight presents “Heroes,” a night of storytelling co-hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick with music by Marc Capelle, and poetry on the spot from Typewriter Rodeo. $20, 7 p.m., Swedish American Hall.
Tuesday 10/10: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and Litquake present Poetic Tuesday with readings from Derrick Carr, Lee Herrick, Raina J. Leon, Sara Mumolo, and music from ContainHer. Free, 12:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens.
Word For Word presents an Off the Page reading of Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem. $20 suggested donation (NOTAFLOF), 9 p.m., Z Space.
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