Notable San Francisco: 2/28–3/6


Wednesday 2/28: Robbin Légère Henderson and Matilda Rabinowitz discuss their new illustrated book Immigrant Girl, Radical Woman. Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books (Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley).

Perfectly Queer East Bay presents a celebration of African American literature. Free, 6 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

Holloway Reading Series presents poet Tongo Eisen-Martin and writer Ismail Muhammad. Free, 6:30 p.m., Wheeler Hall (UC Berkeley).

Thursday 3/1: Berkeley Lunch Poems presents Rosa Alcalá. Free, 12:10 p.m., Morrison Library (UC Berkeley).

Brittney Cooper in conversation with Alicia Garza about Cooper’s new book Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Anne Raeff discusses her new novel Winter Kept Us Warm with Sylvia Brownrigg. Free, 7:30 p.m., Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore (Berkeley).

You’re Going to Die: Poetry, Prose and Everything Goes. $10, 8 p.m., The Lost Church (SF). 

Friday 3/2: Cantíl reading series presents Lily Hoang, Kevin Lo, and Andrea Marina. Free, 7 p.m., E.M. Wolfman Bookstore (Oakland).

Arisa White, Aja Couchois Duncan, Adam Giannelli, and Catherine Theis. Free, 7:30 p.m., Studio One Art Center (Oakland). 

Saturday 3/3: Babylon Salon Spring Reading. Free, 6 p.m., The Armory Club (SF).

Richard Schwartz gives an illustrated talk on his book, The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty. Free, 5 p.m., Laurel Bookstore (Oakland).

Dr. Seuss Story Time with the Cat in the Hat. Free, 12 p.m., Towne Center Books (Pleasanton).

Sunday 3/4: Moxie to the Mic: Litquake Edition. Free, 7 p.m., Kaleidoscope Coffee (Point Richmond).

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

Tomi Adeyemi in conversation with Sabaa Tahir. Free with reservation, 3 p.m., Kepler’s Books (Menlo Park).

Noe Valley Word Week presents “Creating Children’s Poetry.” Free, 12 p.m., Noe Valley Branch of the SF Public Library.

Monday 3/5: Writers on Writing presents Tongo Eisen-Martin. Free, 7 p.m., Humanities Building (SFSU).

Quiet Lightning literary mixtape. Free, 7:30 p.m., Dog Eared Books Castro (SF).

Tuesday 3/6: Bonnie Siegler discusses her new book Signs of the Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America with Roman Mars. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Launch party for Speculative City’s first issue. Free, 7 p.m., E.M. Wolfman Bookstore (Oakland).

Shobha Rao reads from her new novel Girls Burn Brighter. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Books (SF).

Achy Obejas in conversation with Adam Smyer. Free, 6 p.m., Book Passage (San Francisco Ferry Building).

Noe Valley Word Week presents Queer Words with author and KQED host Bud Gundy. Free, 7 p.m., Folio Books (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 →