Notable San Francisco: 6/20–6/26


Wednesday 6/20:  Historian Ana Raquel Minian discusses her book Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Books (SF).

Open Mic Poetry! Boom! Free, 7 p.m., The Laundry (SF).

Moriel Rothman-Zecher in conversation with Ayelet Waldman. Free, 8 p.m., Moe’s Books (Berkeley).

Lyrics & Dirges: a monthly reading series. Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books (Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley).

Jana Casale reads from her new novel The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Thursday 6/21: Zoé Samudzi discusses her new book As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Books (SF).

Poetry with Kim Addonizio, Donna Masini, and Brittany Perham. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Booksmith (SF).

Story Is the Thing reading series. Free, 7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books (Menlo Park).

Poet Hazel White reads from her new book Vigilance Is No Orchard. Free, 7:30 p.m., Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore (Berkeley).

Architect Christie Coffin discusses her book Making Places for People. Free, 7 p.m., Laurel Bookstore (Oakland). 

Friday 6/22: Telegraph Open Mic with featured readers Sage Curtis and Preeti Vangani. $10 (NOTAFLOF), 7 p.m., Nomadic Press (Oakland). 

Poetry with Julian Francis Park, Lauren Levin, and Isabel Bezerra Balée. Free, 7 p.m., Moe’s Books (Berkeley).

Elif Batuman reads from her novel The Idiot. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Poets read from the first volume of Daughters of Babylon: An Anthology of Thelemic Writing. Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

Meredith Jaeger reads from her novel Boardwalk Summer. Free, 7 p.m., Copperfield’s Books (Novato).

Jeff Goodell discusses his book The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World. Free with reservation, 7 p.m., Mill Valley Public Library.

Saturday 6/23: Storytime for kids ages 4–8 with Sprig the Rescue Pig author Leslie Crawford. Free, 4 p.m., Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore (Berkeley).

Cathy Cassady discusses her new book Travel Tips for the Timid. Free, 4 p.m., The Beat Museum (SF).

Elegant and Ecclectic Group Literary Reading. Free, 4 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

Kids’ storytime with The House That Lou Built author Mae Respicio. Free, 1:30 p.m., Copperfield’s Books (San Rafael).

Uplifting Wisdom for Changing Times with Marc Allen, SARK, and Scott Stabile. Free, 5 p.m., Copperfield’s Books (Novato).

Ardy Tibby and Karin Kallmaker read from the new anthology Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars. Free, 6 p.m., Laurel Bookstore (Oakland).

Monday 6/25: Music journalist Joel Selvin in conversation with Pamela Turley on Selvin’s new book Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead’s Long Strange Trip. Free, 7:30 p.m., The Bindery (SF).

Marine conservationist Jonathan White discusses his new book Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean. Free, 7 p.m., Bookshop Santa Cruz.

Tuesday 6/26: Glen David Gold discusses his new memoir I Will Be Complete. Free, 7 p.m., City Lights Books (SF).

Poetry with Neeli Cherkovski and Clark Coolidge. Free, 7 p.m., The Green Arcade (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 →