Notable San Francisco: 5/2–5/8


Thursday 5/3: Berkeley Lunch Poems presents students reading their work. Free, 12:10 p.m., Morrison Library (UC Berkeley).

ZYZZYVA Spring 2018 Issue Celebration. $15, 6:30 p.m., Mechanics Institute Library (SF).

Reading with Youth Speaks founders James Kaas and Paul S. Flores. Free, 7 p.m., The Poetry Center (SFSU).

Mairghread Scott presents her new graphic novel The City on the Other Side. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Friday 5/4: Release party for Jessica Sun Lee’s novel Keurium. Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

Writer and cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb discusses her new book Love That Bunch. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Saturday 5/5: Reading with Glori Simmons, Dickson Lam, and Adam Smyer. Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

Reading for Oakland First Fridays. $10–$15 (NOTAFLOF), 7:30 p.m., Nomadic Press (Oakland). 

Sunday 5/6: Kids’ story time and crafts. Free, 11 a.m., Kaleidoscope Coffee (Point Richmond).

Alicia Mountain reads from her new poetry collection High Mountain Coward. Free, 4 p.m., The Bindery (SF). 

Monday 5/7: Kepler’s Books presents physicist Carlo Rovelli in conversation with Kishore Hari. $15, 7:30 p.m., Burlingame Theatre (Burlingame).

Quiet Lightning presents readings from the new issue of sPARKLE and bLINK. Free, 7:30 p.m., StudioToBe (Oakland).

Tuesday 5/8: Matt Miller reads from his new poetry collection The Wounded for the Water. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Launch party for Nothing Short Of: Selected Tales from 100 Word Story. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Perfectly Queer presents “Contrasts: Poetry & Prose.” Free, 7 p.m., Dog Eared Books (Castro Street, 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 →