Notable San Francisco: 4/24–4/30

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Wednesday 4/24: Ed Bok Lee will be reading from his newest collection of poetry, Mitochondrial Night. City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 7 p.m

Myla Goldberg will be reading from her new novel, Feast Your Eyes. Myla will be joined in conversation by Daniel Handler (We Are Pirates). The Booksmith in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 4/25: Don’t miss this week’s Local Book Pick event! Jessica Powell will be reading from her novel, The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional but Essentially True Silicon Valley Story. She will be joined in conversation by Mat Honan, SF Bureau Chief at BuzzFeed. Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.

Lorraine Devon Wilke will be reading from her third novel, The Alchemy of Noise. Books Inc. Opera Plaza in San Francisco at 7 p.m.

Franny Choi will be reading from her newest poetry collection, Soft Science. She will be joined in conversation by poet sam sax (Bury It and Madness). The Bindery in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.

Friday 4/26: S. K. Ali will be reading from her new young adult novel, Love from A to Z. She will be joined in conversation by Ayesha Mattu (Love InshAllah). Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park at 7 p.m.

Cherrie Moraga will be reading from her new memoir, Native Country of the Heart. Copperfield’s Books in Santa Rosa at 7 p.m.

Poet Grace Schulman will be reading from her new memoir, Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage. Pegasus Books Downtown in Berkeley at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 4/27: It’s Independent Bookstore Day! Be sure to drop by your favorite local bookstore and show them some love.

Head over to The Bindery for an afternoon of literary drag! Reading will be Juliana Delgado Lopera, author of the Lambda Literary award-winning ¡Cuéntamelo!, as well as Monique Jenkinson, a.k.a. Fauxnique. The Bindery in San Francisco at 3 p.m.

Sunday 4/28: Pam Houston will be reading from her newest collection of essays, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country. Point Reyes Books in Point Reyes Station at 4 p.m.

Monday 4/29: Emily Oster will be reading from her newest book, Cribsheet: A Data-Driven Guide to Better, More Relaxed Parenting, from Birth to Preschool. East Bay Booksellers in Oakland at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday 4/30: Stephany Wilkes, former Notable SF Local Book Pick and author of Raw Material: Working Wool in the West, will be discussing sheep shearing at The Ruby, a creative space for Bay Area women. The Ruby in San Francisco at 6 p.m.

Heather Dundas will be in conversation with David Wade to celebrate the release of Foucault in California: A True Story—Wherein the Great French Philosopher Drops Acid in the Valley of Death. City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 7 p.m.

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LOCAL BOOK PICK: This week’s Local Book Pick is Jessica Powell’s The Big Disruption (Medium Editions, April 2019)! Don’t miss her reading at Green Apple Books on the Park on 4/25.

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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 →