Notable San Francisco: 11/1–11/7

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Wednesday 11/1: Cristina García celebrates the release of her new novel, Here in Berlin. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (SF).

Pandemonium Press presents Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead. Free, 7 p.m., The Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

Kathline Carr in conversation with Judy Grahn about Carr’s new book, Miraculum Monstrum. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Thursday 11/2: Lunch Poems presents poet Solmaz Sharif. Free, 12:10 p.m., Morrison Library (UC Berkeley).

Patricia Ravasio discusses her new book, The Girl from Spaceship Earth. Free, 5:30 p.m., University Press Books (Berkeley).

Friday 11/3: US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith reads from her work. Free, 6 p.m., California College of the Arts (SF Campus).

The Wild Poets of Telegraph Hill presents Phil Cosineau, Terry Tarnoff, and Mark Bittner in conversation. Free, 7 p.m., The Beat Museum (SF).

Fireside Storytelling presents its Last Hurrah (the last monthly storytelling event). $15, 8 p.m., SF Institute of Possibility.

Saturday 11/4: Gayle Pitman reads from her new book, Feminism from A to Z. Free, 2 p.m., Laurel Bookstore (Oakland).

Poetry as Sanctuary with Rebecca Foust and Javier Zamora. $5, 7 p.m., O’Hanlon Center for the Arts (Mill Valley).

Sunday 11/5: Kids’ story time and crafts with Megan Lamb. Free, 10 a.m., Kaleidoscope Coffee (Richmond).

Bazaar Writers Salon hosted by Peter Kline. Free, 6 p.m., Bazaar Cafe (SF).

Monday 11/6: Quiet Lightning presents a literary mix tape. 21+, $5, 7 p.m., Peacock Lounge (SF).

Tuesday 11/7: Poet Barbara Jane Reyes reads from her new book, Invocation to Daughters. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (SF).

Cartoonist Tom Gauld discusses his new book, Baking with Kafka, with Mallory Ortberg. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

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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 →