Notable San Francisco: 4/11–4/17


Wednesday 4/11: “Keep Begin Detatch: Multimedia Essays.” Free, 6 p.m., Wolfman Books (Oakland).

Thursday 4/12: Jami Attenberg reads from her novel All Grown Up and talks about themes of adulthood with Charlie Jane Anders, Rachel Khong, and Esmé Weijun Wang. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Voz Sin Tinta presents an open mic with featured readers. Free, 6:30 p.m., Alley Cat Books (SF).

Get Lit presents featured readers and an open mic. Free, 7 p.m., Aqus Café (Petaluma).

The Center for the Art of Translation presents a celebration of French writer Marcel Schwob with translators Chris Clarke and Kit Schluter. Free, 7 p.m., The Laundry (SF).

Friday 4/13: Angel Dominguez and Kit Schluter read their poetry. Free, 6 p.m., Berkeley Art Museum.

“Half Past Unlucky: A Friday the Thirteenth Reading.” Free, 7 p.m., The Beat Museum (SF).

Caspar Henderson discusses A New Map of Wonders: A Journey in Search of Modern Marvels. Free, 7 p.m., The Dance Palace (Point Reyes Station).

Saturday 4/14: Midday Femme Mayhem: Love and Errors Book Launch. Free, 1 p.m., Laurel Bookstore (Oakland).

Dancing Girl Press presents an evening of poetry. Free, 7 p.m., Laurel Bookstore (Oakland).

Per-Versions poetry series presents Iván Argüelles and Gilberto Rodríguez. Free, 6:30 p.m., Adobe Books (SF).

Reading and conversation with Anca L. Szilágyi (Daughters of the Air) and Hilary Zaid (Paper Is White). Free, 7 p.m., Alley Cat Books (SF).

Sunday 4/15: Discussion with Janica Anderson on her book Zen Odyssey and Joan and Anne Watts, editors of The Collected Letters of Alan Watts. Free, 4 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

“I’m Going Down: A Mixed Mexican Reading” featuring Cathy Arellano, Estela de la Cruz, Dino Foxx, and Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano. Free, 6:30 p.m., Adobe Books (SF).

Monday 4/16: Samantha Irby celebrates the new edition of her essay collection Meaty. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Booksmith (SF).

Tuesday 4/17: Sloane Crosley discusses her new book Look Alive Out There with Mallory Ortberg. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Kendra Taira Field discusses her new book Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War. Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books (Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley).

Queer Words presents a conversation with Natasha Dennerstein. 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 →