Notable San Francisco: 11/8–11/14

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Wednesday 11/8: Booksmith presents writer, comedian, and actor John Hodgman discussing his new book, Vacationland. $20–$35, 7:30 p.m., Public Works (SF).

Maxine Chernoff and Gillian Conoley read from their new poetry collections. Free, 7 p.m., Moe’s Books (Berkeley).

“Say Whensday” literature, poetry, and storytelling hosted by Claire Marvel. Free, 7 p.m., Bazaar Cafe (SF).

Thursday 11/9: City Arts and Lectures presents Jeffrey Eugenides in conversation with Steven Winn for the “On Arts” series benefiting the 826 Valencia Scholarship Program. $29, 7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater (SF).

Who Reads Poetry?: 50 Views from Poetry Magazine presented by Don Share and Fred Sasaki. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Books (SF).

Friday 11/10: Bad Advice from Bad Women presents Caille Millner, Zoé Samudzi, Rahawa Haile, Laura Frost, Davey Davis, and host Charlotte Shane. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Saturday 11/11: RADAR Productions presents “Lucha Libro,” the Bay Area’s first literary wrestling competition where five QTPOC writers present their work for a chance to be published. $10 (NOTAFLOF), 3:30 p.m., The Park Gym (SF).

Point Reyes Books presents Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays on Wildness and Wellness editors and contributors Thomas Lowe Fleischner, Jane Hirshfield, Gwen Heistand, Edie Dillon, and Sarah Juniper Rabkin. Free, 6 p.m., Point Reyes Community Presbyterian Church (Point Reyes Station).

Peggy Reskin presents her new book Barefoot Frontrunners: Sex, Women, and Power. Free, 4 p.m., University Press Books (Berkeley).

Monday 11/13: Perfectly Queer presents “Non-Fiction November” with readings from Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Peter Gajdics, and Julia Serano. Free, 7 p.m., Dog Eared Books Castro (SF).

An evening of discussion and music to celebrate the 50th Anniversary Edition of Jerome Rothenberg’s Technicians of the Sacred. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Books (SF).

Tuesday 11/14: Ariel Gore reads from her new book, We Were Witches. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Cafe Society presents “Fourth Friday (on a Tuesday): Storytelling/Reading + Art.” Free, 7 p.m., Kaleidoscope Coffee (Richmond).

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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 →