Notable San Francisco: 12/6–12/12


Wednesday 12/6: Rabih Alameddine discusses his new novel, The Angel of History. Free, 6 p.m., Main Library (SF).

Pandemonium Press presents “Sugartown Voices.” Free, 8 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

Thursday 12/7: Former US Poet Laureate Rita Dove reads from her poetry. Free, 12:10 p.m., Morrison Library (UC Berkeley).

Shipwreck presents “A Tale of Two Cities” fanfic reading at Booksmith and after-party at The Bindery with a showing of the 1935 version of the film. $12-$15, 7 p.m., Booksmith (SF).

The Center for the Art of Translation presents a happy hour celebration of Wolfgang Hilbig’s Old Rendering Plant, translated by Isabel Fargo Cole. Free with RSVP, 6 p.m., Goethe-Institut (SF).

Friends of the San Francisco Public Library present “Thursdays en la Misión” with poetry from Avotcja and Genesis Montalvo. Free, 4 p.m., Mission Branch (SF).

Friday 12/8: Karen Shepard and Jim Shepard read from their new books. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Alumni of the Mills College MFA Program in Book Art and Creative Writing discuss their exhibition, “Degrees of Innovation.” Free, 6 p.m., San Francisco Center for the Book.

Saturday 12/9: East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest 2017. Free, 11 a.m., Omni Commons (Berkeley).

Writers With Drinks presents an evening of readings to benefit the Center for Sex & Culture. $5–$20 (NOTAFLOF), 7:30 p.m., Make-Out Room (SF).

Release party for New Life Quarterly Magazine. Free, 7 p.m., E.M. Wolfman (Oakland).

Paseo Artístico hosts a day-long celebration of poetry, art workshops, bilingual guided mural tours, screen printing, visits with Brown Santa, and free books from the San Francisco Public Library Book Mobile. Free, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Calle 24 Latino Cultural District (SF).

Sunday 12/10: Joseph Bradshaw, Laura Moriarty, and Kevin Killian read from their poetry. Free, 2 p.m., E.M. Wolfman (Oakland).

Ithuriel’s Spear Press presents readings from Hilton Obenzinger, Tony Robles, Richard Schwarzenberger, and Sin Sorocco. Free, 5 p.m., City Lights (SF).

Monday 12/11: Perfectly Queer presents “A Dyke, A Pervert, and a Transwoman Walk into a Bookstore.” Free, 7 p.m., Dog Eared Books Castro (SF).

Tuesday 12/12: Eugenio F. Granell tribute with David Coulter and Garett Caples to celebrate the release of The Novel of the Tupinamba Indian. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (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 →