Notable San Francisco: 8/7–8/13


Thursday 8/8: Why There Are Words presents “Wildnerness.” Join Daphne Kalotay (Blue Hours), Kim Magowan (The Light Source), Kalpana Mohan (Daddykins), Val Nieman (To the Bones), Alex Tilney (The Expectations), and Beth Winegarner (The Columbine Effect) for a night of readings. Studio 333 in Sausalito at 7 p.m. ($10, tickets required).

Head over to Danville for the Eugene O’Neill Festival. Rakestraw Books will be featuring a discussion with Festival director Eric Fraisher Hayes and dramaturg William Davies King. They will be discussing “The Story Behind O’Neill’s Tao House and the Making of America’s Greatest Play.” Rakestraw Books in Danville at 7 p.m.

Friday 8/9: Have a cup of coffee with Louise Aronson as she discusses her new book, Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life. Towne Center Books in Pleasanton at 11 a.m.

Saturday 8/10: Josie Iselin will be discussing her new book, The Curious World of Seaweed. Point Reyes Books in Point Reyes Station at 7 p.m.

This month’s Writers with Drinks features Namwali Serpell (The Old Drift), Vanessa Hua (A River of Stars), Lynn Breedlove (Godspeed), Brandon Melendez (Gold That Frames the Mirror), Seth Katz, and Sarah Rose Etter (The Book of X)! Make-Out Room in San Francisco at 7 p.m. ($5–$20, tickets required).

Sunday 8/11: The Bindery will be hosting readings from writers affiliated with the Headlands Center of the Arts. Join Alexandra Kleeman (Intimations), Casandra Lopez, Shelley Wong (Rare Birds), Notable SF Columnist Nishant Batsha, Ploi Pirapokin, Hazel White (Vigilance Is No Orchard), and Mary O’Brien for an afternoon of readings. The Bindery in San Francisco at 4 p.m.

Tuesday 8/13: Joshua Furst will be reading from his new novel, Revolutionaries. The Booksmith in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.

Tim Murphy will be reading from his new novel, Correspondents. Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco at 7:30 p.m.


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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 or on Twitter @nishbatsha. More from this author →