Notable San Francisco: 7/11–7/17


Wednesday 7/11: Yang Huang reads from her short story collection My Old Faithful. Free, 6 p.m., Oakland Main Library.

The Ensemble author Aja Gabel and The Immortalists author Chloe Benjamin read and discuss their new books. Free, 7 p.m., Bookshop Santa Cruz.

Pandemonium Press presents Poetry of Witness. Free, 7 p.m., Octopus Literary Salon (Oakland).

Thursday 7/12: “Tell Your Story, Speak Your Truth” ‘zine making workshop. Free, 6 p.m., Oakland Main Library.

Story time with Princess and the Pit Stop author Tom Angleberger. Free, 5 p.m., Kepler’s Books (Menlo Park).

Saul Austerlitz discusses his new book Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont. Free, 7:30 p.m., Green Apple Books on the Park (SF).

Nell Painter in conversation with Ishmael Reed about Painter’s new memoir Old in Art School. Free, 7 p.m., East Bay Booksellers (Oakland).

Voz Sin Tinta bilingual open mic. Free, 6:30 p.m., Alley Cat Books (SF).

Readings and live music in celebration of Get Lit!’s fifth anniversary. Free, 7 p.m., Aqus Cafe (Petaluma).

Ottessa Moshfegh reads from her novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation. Free, 7:30 p.m., Pegasus Books (Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley). 

Friday 7/13: Release party for the new issue of the Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal. Free, 7 p.m., The Beat Museum (SF).

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

Saturday 7/14: “Parting Practice: Rituals for Endings and Failure” features a reading, workshop, and performance with artist and when you die you will not be scared to die author Lindsay Tunkl. Free, 2 p.m., Wolfman Books (Oakland).

Readings and live music for the release of Nomadic Journal: Wonder (Retro!). Free, 7 p.m., Nomadic Press (Oakland).

Sunday 7/15: Poetry from Julie Rogers and Gene Berson. Free, 2 p.m., Bird & Beckett Books and Records (SF).

Moxie to the Mic with Hedgebrook (silent write-in and open mic). Free, 5 p.m., Kaleidoscope Coffee (Point Richmond).

Monday 7/16: Perfectly Queer presents Pride Poetry Palooza 2018. Free, 7 p.m., The Booksmith (SF).

Tuesday 7/17: Hot Summer Nights with Redwood Writers. Free, 7 p.m., Copperfield’s Books (Santa Rosa).

Get Lit #38 with featured readings and music by The Open Minds. $10-$25 (NOTAFLOF), 7 p.m., Nomadic Press (Oakland).

Poetry & Place with readings by Baruch Porras-Hernandez and Maw Shein Win followed by an open mic. Free, 6 p.m., El Cerrito Library.


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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 →