Notable San Francisco: 1/17–1/23


Wednesday 1/17: Lyrics & Dirges poetry series. Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books (Berkeley).

Smack Dab Queer Open Mic. Free, 7 p.m., Dog Eared Books Castro (SF).

Open Mic Poetry Boom hosted by Helen Hyojoo Kang. Free, 7 p.m., The Laundry (SF).

Thursdsay 1/18: Marin Poetry Center presents Martha Ronk and Brian Turner. Free, 7:30 p.m., Fallkirk Cultural Center (San Rafael).

Friday 1/19: Bay Area Lesbian Archives presents Chana Wilson reading from her memoir Riding Fury Home. Free, 7 p.m., Laurel Bookstore (Oakland).

Saturday 1/20: Book release party for The Bigness of Things: New Narrative and Visual Culture. Free, 7 p.m., E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore (Oakland).

Sunday 1/21: Meet A Typer: an afternoon of hands-on fun with vintage typewriters. Free, 3 p.m., The Bindery (SF). 

Gary Snyder, Laurie Glover, Armando Quintero, David Robertson, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Carter Scholz read from the anthology Naming Mt. Thoreau. Free, 7 p.m., Moe’s Books (Berkeley).

Monday 1/22: Bay Area Generations #53 is a literary salon featuring writers, storytellers, poets, and music. $10, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Hillside Homestead presents “Decolonize Our Listening.” Free, 6:30 p.m., University Press Books (Berkeley).

Tuesday 1/23: NOW Hunters Point and KQED present a screening of I Am Not Your Negro. Free, 6 p.m., Bayview Opera House (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 →