Wednesday 6/13: Triple book release party with Vi Khi Nao, Jennifer S. Cheng, and Rita Bullwinkel. Free, 7 p.m., Wolfman Books (Oakland).
Jeffrey Thomas Leong reads from his new book Wild Geese Sorrow: The Chinese Wall Inscriptions at Angel Island. Free, 7 p.m., Books Inc (Alameda).
“Southern Migrant Mixtape” with Vernon Keeve III. Free, 7 p.m., The Green Arcade (SF).
Harry Fuller discusses San Francisco’s Natural History: Sand Dunes to Street Cars. Free, 7 p.m., Sunset Branch (San Francisco).
Talk Story presents a storytelling open mic on the theme “Summer Lovin.” Free, 6:30 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).
Poetry Flash presents Gillian Conoley and Paul Hoover. Free, 7 p.m., Moe’s Books (Berkeley).
Leslie Jonath discusses her book Foraged Art: Creating Projects Using Blooms, Branches, Leaves, Stones, and Other Elements Discovered in Nature. Free, 7:30 p.m., Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore (Berkeley).
Mystery authors James Ziskin and Terry Shames. Free, 7 p.m., Towne Center Books (Pleasanton).
Voz Sin Tinta presents “Poetry Comes Out of My Mouth” a bilingual reading and open mic. Free, 7 p.m., Alley Cat Books (SF).
Art, Readings, and Reactions with Quiet Lightning. Free, 6 p.m., Modern Eden Gallery (SF).
Drag Queen Story Hour at SFMOMA with Honey Mahogany and Per Sia. Free, 11 a.m., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Bloomsday! Thomas Lynch reads from James Joyce’s Ulysses. Free, 2 p.m., Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore (Berkeley).
Sunday 6/17: Jared A. Brock discusses The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War. Free, 4 p.m., The Bindery (SF).
Queer Words presents a conversation with Wayne Goodman and Rob Rosen. Free, 7 p.m., Folio Books (SF).
The Word Party: Poetry & Jazz Open Mic. Free with registration, 7 p.m., PianoFight (SF).
Dog Eared Books Castro celebrates two years (readings and reception). Free, 6:30 p.m., Dog Eared Books (Castro Street, SF).
AfroSurreal: a reading and open mic hosted by D. Scot Miller. Free, 5:30 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).
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