Notable San Francisco: 11/15–11/21


Wednesday 11/15: Perfectly Queer East Bay presents “Queer Femme Poetry,” featuring guest curator Gr Keer and readers Vanessa Rochelle Lewis, Maya Chinchilla, Rona Luo, and Crystal Azul Barr Free, 7 p.m., Nomadic Press (Oakland).

Lyrics & Dirges: A Monthly Reading Series, with readers Lee Herrick, Ingrid Keir, Sherry Wilson, Youssef Alaoui, Nancy Au, and Jon Sindell. Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books (Berkeley).

Happy Hour with author and chef Chris Cosentino. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Thursday 11/16: The Center for the Art of Translation presents “Red, Yellow, Green” with Alejandro Saravia and María José Giménez.” Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

AK Press presents its new anthology, Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief. Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books (Berkeley).

Marin Poetry Center presents readings with poets Julia Bouwsma and Tess Taylor. Free, 7:30 p.m., Fallkirk Cultural Center (San Rafael).

Friday 11/17: Cristina Rivera Garza discusses her new novel, The Iliac Crest, with Mauro Javier Cardenas. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Black Took Collective read and perform at the Holloway Reading Series. Free, 4 p.m., Wheeler Hall (UC Berkeley).

Saturday 11/18: Book launch for Gar McVey-Russell’s debut novel, Sin Against the Race.  Free, 3:30 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

Book launch for Arjun Rihan’s children’s book, The Wrong Stripes. Free, 2 p.m., Laurel Bookstore (Oakland).

Poets Jared Joseph and Aja Couchois Duncan read their work. Free, 7 p.m., E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore (Oakland).

Sunday 11/19: Howard Zinn Book Fair, Free, 10 a.m., City College of San Francisco Mission Campus.

George Lakey presents “A Nation Divided: What can we learn from the Nordics?” and discusses his new book, Viking Economics. Free, 6 p.m., City Lights Books (SF).

Monday 11/20: Photographer and activist David Bacon presents his new book, In the Fields of the North/En los campos del norte. Free, 11:30 a.m., University Press Books (Berkeley).

Andy Weir discusses his new book, Artemis, with Kara Platoni. Free, 7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books (Menlo 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 →