Notable San Francisco: 5/8–5/14
Wednesday 5/8: Summer Brennan will be reading from High Heel. Book Passage in Corte Madera at 7 p.m.
Rachel Kushner will be reading from The Mars Room. The Bindery in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 5/9: Why There Are Words presents Strange! Join Kate Hope Day (If, Then), Michael Dubon, Melissa Duclos (Besotted), Devi S. Laskar (The Atlas of Reds and Blues), Cheryl A. Ossola (The Wild Impossibility), and Amos White for a night of readings. Studio 333 in Sausalito at 7 p.m. ($10, entry fee required).
ZYZZYVA will be launching their newest issue. Join ZYZZYVA Managing Editor Oscar Villalon, along with Cate Lycurgus, Dean Rader (Bullets into Bells), Rusty Morrison (Beyond the Chainlink), and Mira Rosenthal (The Local World) for the launch of the magazine’s art-themed issue. City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 7 p.m.
Friday 5/10: Cheryl A. Ossola will be launching her debut novel, The Wild Impossibility. A Great Good Place for Books in Oakland at 7 p.m.
Meredith May will be reading from The Honey Bus. Copperfield’s Books in Sebastopol at 7 p.m.
Saturday 5/11: It’s time for another Writers with Drinks! Reading will be Mallory O’Meara (The Lady from the Black Lagoon), Kate Hope Day (If, Then), TJ Berry (Five Unicorn Flush), Preeti Vangani (Mother Tongue Apologize), Andrea Lawlor (Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl), and Joanna Robinson. Make-Out Room in San Francisco at 7 p.m. ($5–$20, entry fee required).
Sunday 5/12: Jo Lendle will be discussing his latest book All the Land, translated by Katy Derbyshire. City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco at 5 p.m.
Monday 5/13: Odd Mondays returns with a night of stories about the Chinese diaspora. Join Vanessa Hua (A River of Stars), Yang Huang (Living Treasures), and Kaitlin Solimine (Empire of Glass). Folio Books in San Francisco at 7 p.m.
Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara will be reading and discussing his new book, The Socialist Manifesto. Sunkara will be in conversation with Sasha Lilley. First Church Berkeley in Berkeley at 7:30 p.m. ($12, tickets required).
Rebecca Solnit, this year’s Stein Visiting Writer at Stanford, will be giving a public reading and lecture. Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall at Stanford University at 8 p.m.
Tuesday 5/14: This quarter’s Perfectly Queer features Charlie Jane Anders (The City in the Middle of the Night), Sara Cahill Marron (Reasons of the Long T’um), Joseph Cassara (The House of Impossible Beauties), and Baruch Porras-Hernandez (I Miss You, Delicate). Dog Eared Books Castro in San Francisco at 7 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco will be reading from her new book, No Walls and the Recurring Dream. DiFranco will be in conversation with Emma Silvers. First Church Berkeley in Berkeley at 7 p.m. ($20–$35, tickets required).
Ayşegül Savaş will be reading from her new novel Walking on the Ceiling. Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.
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