Notable San Francisco: 3/7–3/13


Wednesday 3/7: Pandemonium Press presents Sugartown Voices (featured readers and open mic). Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

National Book Award finalist Solmaz Sharif reads and discusses her work. Free, 7 p.m., San Francisco State University.

Joseph Lease reads from his new poetry collection The Body Ghost. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (SF).

Townsend Center for the Humanities presents poet Robert Haas discussing his book A Little Book on Form: An Exploration into the Formal Imagination of Poetry. Free, 12 p.m., Stephens Hall (UC Berkeley).

Thursday 3/8: “Listening to the Color of the Land,” a conversation with artists and writers Mimi Robinson and Christian McEwan. Free, 7 p.m., Point Reyes Books (Point Reyes Station). 

Voz Sin Tinta’s five-year anniversary party, open mic, and reading. Free, 6:30 p.m., Alley Cat Books (SF).

Lee Bruno discusses his new book, Misfits, Merchants & Mayhem: Tales from San Francisco’s Historic Waterfront, 1849-1934. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Vegas Tenold discusses his new book Everything You Love Will Burn. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (SF).

The Center for the Art of Translation presents The Endless Summer author Madame Nielsen in conversation with Scott Esposito. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF). 

Friday 3/9: Contributing authors to the anthology Dispatches from Lesbian America read and discuss their work. Free, 7 p.m., Laurel Bookstore (Oakland).

Saturday 3/10: Orlando Ortega-Medina reads from his new book Jerusalem Ablaze. Free, 3 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Novelist Mitali Perkins presents “Books Between Cultures.” Free, 1:30 p.m., Dublin Library.

Tuesday 3/13: Lynne Tillman reads from her new novel Men and Apparitions. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights (SF).

Linor Goralik discusses her new book Found Life: Poems, Stories, Comics, A Play, and an Interview. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Eileen G’Sell and JoAnna Novak read from their work. Free, 6 p.m., E.M. Wolfman (Oakland).

Muni Art 2018 presents a reading with poet Kay Ryan. Free, 6:30 p.m., San Francisco Public Library Presidio Branch.

Perfectly Queer and Kórima Press present an evening of readings and discussion on Queer Chicana/Chicano literature. Free, 7 p.m., Dog Eared Books Castro (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 →