Notable San Francisco: 3/6–3/12

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Wednesday 3/6: Former Notable SF Local Book Pick Devi Laskar will be reading from The Atlas of Reds and Blues. Book Passage Ferry Building in San Francisco at 6 p.m.

Eric Karpeles will be discussing his translation of Józef Czapski’s Lost Time: Lectures on Proust in a Soviet Prison Camp. Karpeles will be in conversation with Professor Mark Calkins from San Francisco State University. Mechanics’ Institute Library in San Francisco at 6:30 p.m. ($15, tickets required).

Nanjala Nyabola will be reading from Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Is Transforming Kenya. Nyabola will be in conversation with Aaron Bady. East Bay Booksellers in Oakland at 7 p.m.

Thursday 3/7: Brandon Shimoda (The Grave on the Wall) will be reading from his latest work at the Poetry Center. Shimoda will be in conversation with Japanese artist Aisuke Kondo. The Poetry Center (Garden of Remembrance and Humanities Building at San Francisco State University) in San Francisco at 6 p.m.

Leland de la Durantaye will be reading from his new novel, Hannah Versus the Tree. He will be in conversation with Lydia Kiesling. Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.

Shoba Rao will be reading from Girls Burn Brighter. Rao will be in conversation with Ingrid Rojas Contreras (Fruit of the Drunken Tree). The Bindery in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.

Friday 3/8: Taylor Jenkins Reid will be reading from Daisy Jones & the Six. Reid’s reading will be accompanied by a concert by Fleetwood Mask (a Fleetwood Mac cover band). Rakestraw Books in Danville at 7 p.m. (free, RSVP required).

Mark Synott will be reading from The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life. Copperfield’s Books in Santa Rosa at 7 p.m.

Saturday 3/9: Head over to the Noe Valley Authors Festival, part of the Noe Valley Word Week! This year’s Authors Festival features Rebecca Winterer (The Singing Ship), Mary Jo McConahay (The Tango War), Susan Dambroff (Conversations with Trees), and more! Umpqa Bank Noe Valley in San Francisco at 3 p.m.

Sunday 3/10: The Ruby, a San Francisco work-and-gathering space for creative Bay Area women, will be hosting a reading from its March Writer in Residence. Join Jade Chang as she reads from The Wangs vs. the World. The Ruby in San Francisco at 5 p.m.

Monday 3/11: Essayist and USC Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine Sunita Puri will be reading from her new memoir, That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour. Books Inc. in Palo Alto at 7 p.m.

Luis Alberto Urrea will be reading from his much acclaimed novel, The House of Broken Angels. The Booksmith in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 3/12: Nina Revoyr will be reading from her newest novel, A Student of History. City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 7 p.m.

Mitchell S. Jackson will be reading from Survival Math: Notes on an All-American Family. The Bindery in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.

Don’t miss this week’s Local Book Pick event! Dana Reinhardt will be reading from her new novel, Tomorrow There Will Be Sun. Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.

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LOCAL BOOK PICK: This week’s Local Book Pick is Dana Reinhardt’s Tomorrow There Will Be Sun (Pamela Dorman Books, March 12, 2019)! Don’t miss her reading at Green Apple Books on the Park on 3/12.

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Nishant Batsha's fiction and essays have been published in TriQuarterly, The Offing, and The Caribbean Review of Books, among other publications. He is currently revising his debut novel trilogy: Washed Ashore, All That Floats, and The Tideline. He can be found at nishantbatsha.com or on Twitter @nishbatsha. More from this author →