Notable San Francisco: 6/6–6/12


Wednesday 6/6:  Viet Thanh Nguyen, Thi Bui, and Meron Hadero discuss their anthology The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Books (SF).

Pandemonium Press presents “Mostly Flash with a Dash of Haiku.” Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

Mariko Tamaki in conversation with Gene Luen Yang, discussing Tamaki’s book Supergirl: Being Super and writing graphic novels for young readers. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Thursday 6/7: Poetry from Dan Hoy and Abraham Smith with live music by Andrew Cervantes. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Books (SF).

“Tapestries of Shadow and Light: Three Writers and the Legacy of the Holocaust.” Free, 6:30 p.m., Oakland Public Library.

Inside Storytime presents “Resoundings,” readings with live music. 21+, Free, 7 p.m., Edinburgh Castle Pub (SF).

Kai Carlson-Wee and William Brewer read from their new poetry collections. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

“You’re Going To Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes.” $10, 7:30 p.m., Lost Church (SF).

Poet and naturalist Obi Kaufmann reads from his book The California Field Atlas. Free, 7 p.m., Towne Center Books (Pleasanton).

Friday 6/8: Poe Ballantine discuses her new novel Whirlaway. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Readings from the anthology Endangered Species, Enduring Values. Free, 7 p.m., Laurel Bookstore (Oakland). 

Saturday 6/9: Reading with Anna Morrison, Terry Taplin, Hazel White, and Valerie Witte. Free, 4 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland). 

Bruce H. Feingold reads his poetry. Free, 2 p.m., Berkeley Public Library Claremont Branch.

Caroline Arden reads from her debut YA novel The High Climber of Dark Water Bay. Free, 4 p.m., Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore (Berkeley).

Poetry Flash presents a reading and open mic. Free, 7 p.m., Frank Bette Center for the Arts (Alameda).

West Marin Review reception for Volume 8. Free, 5 p.m., Point Reyes Books (Point Reyes Station).

Lise Pearlman reads from her new book Call Me Phaedra: The Life and Times of Movement Lawyer Fay Stender. Free, 5 p.m., Laurel Bookstore (Oakland).

Sunday 6/10: SF in SF presents Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Meg Elison, and Ellen Klages. $10 (NOTAFLOF), 6:30 p.m., American Bookbinders Museum (SF).

Story Time with Tom Booth. Free, 11 a.m., Kepler’s Books (Menlo Park).

Monday 6/11: Anthropologist and economist David Graeber discusses his new book Bullshit Jobs: A Theory. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Books (SF).

The Racket #20: “Cities.” Free, 7 p.m., Adobe Books (SF).

City Arts and Lectures presents Surpassing Certainty author Janet Mock in conversation with Mia Birdsong. $29, 7:30 p.m., Nourse Theater (SF). 

Tuesday 6/12: Perfectly Queer presents Pride Zine Fest. Free, 7 p.m., Dog Eared Books (Castro Street, SF).

Litquake and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival present “Poetic Tuesday.” Free, 12:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Gardens (SF).

Alexandra Mattraw, Tiff Dressen, and Norman Fischer read new poetry. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Books (SF).

Laurie R. King reads from her new novel Island of the Mad. Free, 7 p.m., Bookshop Santa Cruz.

New poetry with Jennifer S. Cheng and Vi Khi Nao. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (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 →