Wednesday 1/23: Join Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore as she reads from her new novel Sketchtasy, which charting the perils of queer world-making in the mid 1990s. City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 7 p.m.
An Xiao Mina will be discussing her new book, Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media Is Changing Social Protest and Power. Mina will be in conversation with Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. The Bindery in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday,1/24: Audrey Harris and Matthew Gleeson, translators of Amparo Dávila’s The Houseguest: Fiction by Amparo Dávila, will be in conversation to celebrate the release of Dávila’s debut short story collection in English. City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 7 p.m.
Randy Shaw, director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic, will be reading from his new book, Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America. Books Inc. in Mountain View at 7 p.m.
Bestselling writer Meg Wolitzer, author most recently of The Female Persuasion, will be in conversation with New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik for City Arts and Lectures. The Sydney Goldstein Theater (formerly Nourse Theater) in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m. ($29, tickets required).
Friday 1/25: Don’t miss this week’s Local Book Event! Claire Marie Stancek will be reading from Oil Spell, her newest collection of poems. She will be joined by poets Alexandra Mattraw, author of small siren, and 최Lindsay. East Bay Booksellers in Oakland at 7 p.m.
Saturday, 1/26: Join over twenty YA writers for the fourth-annual Young Adult Novelist Convention! This free event will showcase new, notable, and award-winning YA novelists. Millbrae Library in Millbrae from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 1/27: Earik Beann will be meeting readers and signing copies of Pointe Patrol: How Nine People (and a Dog) Saved Their Neighborhood from One of the Most Destructive Fires in California’s History. Some of the proceeds from this event will benefit fire victims and the families of fallen first responders. Copperfield’s Books in Santa Rosa at 1:30 p.m.
Monday 1/28: Madhuri Vijay will be reading from her first novel, The Far Field. Vijay will be in conversation with Anthony Marra (A Constellation of Vital Phenomena). Book Passage in Corte Madera at 7 p.m.
MacArthur Genius fellow Maggie Nelson (The Argonauts) will be reading as part of the Stanford University Creative Writing Program’s Lane Lecture Series. Hauck Auditorium (Traitel Building) at Stanford University at 8 p.m.
LOCAL BOOK PICK: This week’s Local Book Pick(s) are Claire Marie Stancek’s Oil Spell (Omnidawn) and Alexandra Mattraw’s small siren (The Cultural Society). Don’t miss their reading with 최Lindsay at East Bay Booksellers on 1/25!
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